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I Used to PowerLift. I Then Had So Much Pain, I Could Barely Squat With NO WEIGHT!!!

This week’s success story is about CJ Appenzeller, Owner/Head Strength Coach of Appenzeller Training Systems. CJ came to S2M looking for a solution to some pretty serious pain he was having. Like many others, he had been to quite a few practitioners who just couldn’t help the way he needed.
Here is CJ’s story:
“As a gym owner and athlete, I am consistently pushing my body to the limit.

Weekly, I am coaching and demonstrating exercises for my clients up to 20 hours and in my ‘down time’ I compete in power lifting.

As you can see, the health of my body is paramount.


This is why when I started having excruciating pain in my hips, I knew I needed help.

Initially, I just had some pain when sitting. Then, every time I would demo an exercise for a client, it became crippling.

I sought out a few practitioners local to me in South Jersey, but none actually made any sort of progress on my issue.

At this point I was frustrated, so I reached out to a professional group I was a part of and they referred me to Dr. Justin.

I took the 90- minute drive to see him, and Dr. Justin did a functional evaluation and began treatment. By the time I left the office, the exercises that hurt when I walked in, no longer hurt when leaving.

Dr. Justin made it clear that this was not going to be ‘magic’ but really took the time to show me exactly WHY I was having my pain.

I was so impressed that the next time I went to see Dr. Justin I brought one of my coaches and a friend who is currently in chiropractic school so they could observe Dr. Justin work.

He took time to explain exactly what he was doing and why he was doing it.

I am thankful to have met Dr. Justin and am confident that with his guidance I will be able to compete in power lifting very soon!”

– CJ Appenzeller Owner/Head Strength Coach at Appenzeller Training Systems


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Justin Rabinowitz

Dr. Justin Rabinowitz is one of New Jersey’s Leading Chiropractors and Strength and Conditioning Specialists.

Dr. Justin graduated with his Doctorate from New York Chiropractic College in 2012 and received his designation at a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist soon after. Upon graduation, Dr. Justin worked in a private practice until opening his own private practice in 2015.

Dr. Justin has worked with high level athletes in many settings including Rutgers University and CrossFit Regional Games. During his time in private practice, he has focused on caring for patients from professional athletes all the way to Fit Moms and Dads.

Dr. Justin is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing tennis and weight training.