South Buffalo Location

(716) 822-2225

West Seneca Location

(716) 822-2225

Universal Chiropractic’s Dr. Z

Specializing in Spinal Decompression

It’s about lifestyle. Dr. Z’s patients enjoy positive changes in many areas of their lives.  Dr Z’s philosophy is to maintain your whole body and health with a proactive approach – as opposed to just treating you when something happens. He believes that having a good diet, taking whole food supplements, exercising regularly and keeping your nervous system working optimally with regular spinal alignments, will keep you free from most common medical ailments. His patients receive the tools, guidance and monitoring needed to help them reach their health goals.  Plus, chiropractic care is the least expensive practice in the health care industry.

Since 1998, Dr. Z has been specializing in spinal decompression and chiropractic care in Buffalo, NY. Since that time, his persistent nature has led him to study and develop his own treatment plan to heal injured discs without surgery. He treats bulging, degenerative and herniated discs as well as all types of skeletal misalignments.

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Meet The Staff

  • Richard Ziarkowski D.C.
    Owner/Chiropractor

    I grew up in Lackawanna, NY and graduated from the New York Chiropractic College where I obtained my Doctor of Chiropractic in 1998.  I am certified in the following: the Koren Technique in 2007, the Kennedy Decompression Technique in 2008, the Neuromechanical Technique in 2009 and the Whitten Technique in 2014. I not only come up with personalized treatment plans for my patients, but I was the first to provide affordable decompression to Western New York. I am the owner of both Universal Chiropractic and South Buffalo Chiropractic. My Chiropractic focus is on cooperative multidisciplinary care, patient-centered quality treatment, and in-depth post-surgical spine rehab. My passion is in living a healthy lifestyle and encouraging my patients to do the same. My mission is to help insure that our patients have the highest possible “quality of life.” To improve their health through personal dedication and cutting-edge medical technology. To help them heal, without surgery, in the most affordable manner possible.

  • Marshall Dornink D.C.
    Chiropractor

    I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science from UW-La Crosse in 2003.  My Master’s degree is in Kinesiology/Sport Psychology from the University of North Dakota in 2006 and my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from D’Youville College in 2014.  I am Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and certified in the Graston® technique. Prior to graduating from D’Youville College, I worked as an Athletic Trainer at SUNY-Binghamton, where I cared for the Division I athletes on the Volleyball, Wrestling and Swimming/Diving teams. I have also worked as a personal trainer for several years, working with a variety of clients and athletes and believe that improving strength and stability in the muscles that act on the spine can be a key component for better spine health. When I am not working with my patients, I am spending time with my wife and three children. I believe in a healthy work and life balance. I enjoy strength training and have competed as a power lifter and in strongman competitions. It is with my background, experience, and training that I hope to help you reach your health and wellness goals.

  • Alana Flitt D.C.
    Chiropractor

    I received my Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 2009 from SUNY Fredonia. I received my Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2013 from D’Youville College and graduated with honors. I have a passion for treating expectant mothers and pediatric patients. With more than 5 years of diverse experiences, especially in chiropractic, I believe my patients are receiving the best quality of care. I live in Hamburg, NY, and spend my time out of the office with my son, husband, and family dog.  I am certified in Graston® Technique, an innovative form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization that is used to break down scar tissue or fascial and muscle restrictions. To better understand my patients, I became a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and am certified in the Webster Technique, which has exceptional benefits for pregnant women. I believe chiropractic care is important for my family as well. I adjust my own son.  I strongly believe that chiropractic treatment of children, in addition to helping to reduce pain, can help promote wellness, reduce illness, and encourage optimal health; putting a child on the right path for health and wellness into adulthood.

  • Tarah M. Dolce D.C.
    Chiropractor

    Dr. Tarah received her Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Brockport in 2009 and her Doctorate of Chiropractic from D’Youville College in 2013. After graduation, she relocated to Pittsburgh to begin her career, and in 2014 she returned to Buffalo to continue chiropractic care and be closer to friends and family. Dr. Tarah enjoys treating patients of all ages and is committed to making Buffalo healthier by educating patients of the importance of spinal health and chiropractic care.

  • Robert Grobelny D.C. LAc
    Acupuncturist

    Dr. Robert Grobelny or “Dr. Rob” is a native of Buffalo, New York. While a child he moved to Indiana later returning as a teen to graduate from Bishop Timon High School. He received an Associate degree in Applied Science from Villa Maria College and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Excelsior University. In December of 2001 he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the New York School of Chiropractic and has been in private practice since 2002.

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  • Well I cant say enough about Universal Chiropractic........I have never felt so comfortable and relieved to know that my neck can be fixed.  Dr. Alana Flitt was awesome....explained everything to be about my MRI like no doctor ever did. Explained about treatments and did an awesome adjustment......feeling relieved to know that while my MRI isnt the best its not the worst either. Monday will be the first treatment of the decompression. So happy to have found this great place and such a wonderful bunch of people.

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  • Dr.Z and the rest are so caring and so determined to get you better and to maintain your physical health.... I have been going there for over 4 years and if it wasn't for them..I do not know where I would be at and I don't even want to know but for me they are like family...they cared enough and made sure I was on my way to recovery... I am so blessed to have them in my life...they are the best!!!!!!

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  • Dr. Alana and the entire staff are wonderful. I called in the morning with lingering, chronic lower back pain. I had experienced the benefits of spinal decompression last year and foolishly stopped going when things improved dramatically, An error in judgement I will not repeat. I literally limped into the office, barely because of the pain in my lower back. Same day appointment. Dr. Alana listened....yes, listened (what a concept in the medical world) as I explained the problems I was again having. She treated me immediately and the improvement has been dramatic. Again! The relief I feel from just one treatment has given me my freedom of movement back and at a cost that is reasonable for a person on a fixed income. Totally worth it. Awesome staff! I would HIGHLY recommend this group!!

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  • Great Doctors. Always know what treatments will work the best.

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  • My daughter and I have been patients of Dr. Z. For years. He has always been able to take care of her sports injuries ( shoulder and back). This year, she had fluid on her knee and it was going to end her season. After one cold laser therapy session with the dr, the swelling went down, she no longer had to wear the brace and played the rest of her season PAIN FREE!!!! I cannot say enough about Dr Z and Universal Chiropractic!!!

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  • Universal Chiropractic has helped me get some relief for my back pain and I would definitely recommend them to a friend or family member.

    - Natalie Wagner
  • I love the friendly atmosphere and staff.

    - Megan Sikorski
  • They fix what the problems are. Why have surgery when you may not need it. Try this it has worked for me. Now i just do maintenance. He helped me immensely.

    - Susan Kaiser
  • What I love most about Universal Chiropractic is the care that I have received for my neck is always tremendous and my injuries have improved since I started treatments at this office. Everyone is always so friendly and courteous and I recommend Universal Chiropractic to everyone that I know.

    - Shannon Bartone
  • SIMPLY THAT THEY ARE BEST AT EVERY THING THEY DO !!!!!

    - Tony Nicometo
  • Best staff. Best service. Great pricing. Array of services that I’ve only begun to utilize.

    - Nicholas Wojcik
  • Universal Chiropractic saved my back! I know without the chiropractic and massage therapy I received after my car accident, I would be in a much different place. Dr. Z and his team provided such excellent care, I have never had to resort to taking pain medication, which was a major concern of mine. Everyone is courteous and professional and make you feel very welcomed. I would recommend Universal Chiropractic to anyone (and have!)

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  • I'd like to provide additional recognition for Theresa. She is an excellent massage therapist, and is a very kind and compassionate individual. She is very accommodating with her schedule and charges incredibly reasonable fees. Theresa maintains professionalism while making her clients feel comfortable and like they are talking to an old friend.

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  • We have known Dr Z since he began his practice. He is caring and compassionate. My dad goes for adjustments, I go and so does my son. The office staff is friendly and helpful.

    - Rhonda Tara
  • Full service that really cares about your overall health

    - Eileen Zydel
  • Liz is fantastic at the front desk! Always friendly and smiling!

    - Eileen Zydel
  • Dr Alana~she ALWAYS takes her time with me and answers any questions I might have without me feeling like I’m being rushed

    - Debbie Rombkowski

Office Hours

West Seneca Location

Monday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

South Buffalo Location

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

West Seneca Location

Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

South Buffalo Location

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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