Meet Your Team

Worob_transparencyDr. Ammitai Worob received his Doctorate in Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College where at graduation he earned multiple honors for his clinical skills and professional leadership., and has been internationally recognized for his work in Chiropractic since 2009. Prior to a career in chiropractic, he practiced for 4 years as a licensed massage therapist in Manhattan, and he also holds a degree in Psychology from Hunter College in New York City.

Dr. Worob is passionate about helping to uplift the overall health of our community through education. He raised over $10,000 to support local non-profits through creating and organizing Ithaca’s Community Wellness Day, has served on the board of directors of multiple health care organizations, and continues to bring wellness services to local businesses and municipalities in and around Tompkins County.

Sea Change Family Chiropractic was founded with the belief that every person deserves to live a healthy life. We aspire to be a transformational force in the lives of everyone who walks through our doors, striving to aid those who are healthy in becoming the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves possible, and embracing those whose health has become challenged.


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Dr. Russ Ebbets comes from a great sports tradition. His father was a golf professional and his great granduncle, Charlie Ebbets, owned and managed the Brooklyn Dodgers, who played in the stadium which carried his name – Ebbets field. It is no surprise then that Dr. Ebbets’ passion lies in working with athletes.

Prior to becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic, Russ coached basketball and track at Norwich University, then on to Union College where he led the men’s and women’s track teams to two national championships. The success his student athletes had with chiropractic care made the choice of pursuing a career in chiropractic a “natural step”. Chiropractic studies developed in him a further understanding of the critical role the nervous system plays and that keeping the body free of blockages or subluxations allows one to live life at a higher level.

Over the past 25 years, in addition to private chiropractic practice, Dr. Ebbets has served as the USA National Team Chiropractor three times to the Indoor, Outdoor, and Junior World Championships, and has coordinated chiropractic care at over 250 sporting events across New York State and the Northeast, treating over 15,000 athletes.

New York Chiropractic College and the University of Bridgeport and their students have been fortunate to have benefitted from Professor Ebbets, who developed and implemented the modern template by which chiropractic technique training is taught, and he continues to teach both regionally and internationally.

Additionally, Dr. Ebbets has been a prolific writer, publishing a monthly column in Pace Setter magazine, having published the novel SUPERNOVA, and became only the 5th editor of Track Coach magazine, the technical journal of USA Track and Field.

We at Sea Change Family Chiropractic are thrilled to have Dr. Russ Ebbets serving the Ithaca community – not only our amateur and semi-professional athletes, but anyone who has personal health goals to which they aspire and that he can help you in realizing.


Dr. Darrel Asuncion earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College, following a career in personal training after completing his Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from the State University of New York at Cortland. His passion for health & wellness through promotion of a healthy lifestyle was influenced by working alongside other healthcare practitioners, trainers and coaches to ensure that people achieved the best life possible.

Dr. Asuncion takes great joy in working with various populations from athletes, promoting athletic performance and injury prevention, to post-surgical patients who were regaining function and mobility. He is humbled by the opportunity to serve the people of the greater Ithaca region and looks forward to partnering with you in your journey to greater health.

A Long Island native, Dr. Asuncion has been living in Central New York since 2010. He enjoys the beauty of the Finger Lakes Region and when he is not in the office, he is usually expanding his own personal fitness through outdoor activities, sports, and spending time with his Bernese mountain dog Griffin.


Rinehart_625_090826Alexan­der Rine­hart, MS, DC, CCN is a Board Cer­ti­fied Clin­i­cal Nutri­tion­ist, a licensed Chi­ro­prac­tor, and the founder of the AZ Nutri­tion Cen­ter, LLC. Dr. Rinehart practices functional medicine, a science and lifestyle-based field of healthcare that aims to address the root causes of chronic disease. The focus of his work is chiefly supporting clients with natural sports performance enhancement, adrenal fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, difficulty falling or staying asleep, & related hormone imbalances.

Sea Change Family Chiropractic is proud to partner with Dr. Rinehart in offering clinical nutritional services. To make an appointment simply click here. Of course feel free to ask Dr. Ammitai how to begin working with Dr. Rinehart and taking another step towards optimizing your health!