About Climb

We all have goals, dreams and ambitions. "Climb Chiropractic Sports Health" (CCSH) was our dream to develop and bring to you. We also all have our own metaphorical "climb", and learning about ourselves along that journey is as essential as reaching the summit. CCSH was developed to help our community learn to enjoy that process. 

CCSH prides itself on offering the best quality conservative care for musculoskeletal complaints. Through multiple treatment offerings and modalities, we are able to establish thorough, individual and comprehensive treatment plans for acute and chronic pain management cases. We consider ourselves an "active care" facility, encouraging movement, exercise and lifestyle management to facilitate healing. 

Whether a competitive athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who spends too much time at their desk, we have approaches to fit your needs. Our mission statement dictates that we aim to be a facility where "health, wellness and community can come together". We look forward to continuing to build this community. 

Our Facility

Location: 421 Broad St. Utica, NY 13501

Climb Chiropractic Sports Health is proudly located in Bagg's Square, in the heart of downtown Utica, NY. The facility offers over 1100 square feet of open floor space, designed to offer the best options for conservative care. Built to provide space for active and functional rehabilitative care. The space is also comfortable for our yoga classes and group rehabilitation services. 

Dr. Ashley Moody

Dr. Moody received her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from Upstate Medical University, and continued on to graduate as a member of Phi Chi Omega Honor Society from the New York Chiropractic College, with her Doctorate in Chiropractic. During her clinical rotations, Dr. Moody was hand selected from a group of her peers to serve as the Student Remote Chiropractic Clerk at the Rochester, NY Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital. She went on to finish her clinical rotations as the first ever selected Chiropractic extern at the Pittsburgh, PA VA. During that time, she had the opportunity to work within a clinically based multidisciplinary setting involving orthopedists, physical therapists and pain management specialists. Following graduation, Dr. Moody accepted a position with a sports based clinic in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Here she worked as a provider helping those with chronic pain as well as athletes that participated in youth track, personal training, yoga and CrossFit. This diverse patient population has helped her developed a treatment style which is evidence based and patient centered. Originally from the Mohawk Valley, returning home to opening Climb Chiropractic Sports Health is working towards her dream of providing the best possible conservative musculoskeletal health care in Central New York.


Dr. Moody is trained in Active Release Technique (ART), ConnecTX instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation (FAKTR) as well as Functional Movement Taping (levels I and II) through Rocktape. In 2019, she became a BirthFit Leader and is passionate in helping women to reconnect with their cores postpartum. She has participated in Why Mobility, Clinical Audit Process and Motion Palpation Technique seminars. In her spare time Dr. Moody enjoys being outdoors with friends and family. She enjoys various types of exercise including yoga, hiking, strength training, CrossFit, and running.

  • Doctorate of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College 

  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)

  • BirthFit Certified Professional

  • ELDOA level I

  • Functional and Kinematic Treatment with Rehabilitation (FAKTR) 

  • Rocktape Functional Movement Taping (Levels I and II) 

  • ConnectX Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

  • BirthFit Leader

Dr. Nick Aunkst

Dr. Nick Aunkst received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology in 2009 from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Following graduation, he was a full-time Personal Trainer and a Corporate Health and Wellness Adviser in Pittsburgh, PA. It was at this time that Dr. Aunkst found a true passion for health, wellness, and helping others achieve their goals.

Dr. Aunkst graduated Magna Cum Laude from the New York Chiropractic College, with his Doctorate in Chiropractic. In his final year of school, he was hand selected from a group of peers to serve as the Remote Chiropractic Clerk at the Canandaigua Veteran’s Affairs Hospital, in Canandaigua, New York. He went on to then complete a Remote Preceptorship at the Advanced Spine Joint and Wellness Center, located in Medina, Ohio. Here, he spent his time working together with chiropractors, medical doctors, orthopedists, physician’s assistants, physical therapists, and nurse practitioners. Prior to moving to Utica, NY, Dr. Aunkst was an associate chiropractor in Bristol, Rhode Island where he provided for community members, local sports programs, fitness centers and professional athletes. Dr. Aunkst has worked with athletes from the PGA tour, NFL, MLB, and NPC competitive body builders. These clinical experiences provided Dr. Aunkst with important, patient centered interactions that helped him develop his practice style today.

Dr. Aunkst is also the developer of the "Check Yourself" mobility and function seminar series, previously provided and instructed to sports teams and running groups. 

In his free time, Dr. Aunkst enjoys different types of exercise including strength training, CrossFit and running/cycling. He has completed the Pittsburgh marathon, and numerous triathlons in Western Pennsylvania. He also enjoys hiking, fishing, strong coffee and working within his community.

  • Doctorate of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College

  • CrossFit Level-1 Certified

  • Certified Functional Strength Coach

  • Certified Exercise Physiologist, American College of Sports Medicine

  • Full Body, Active Release Technique Certified (A.R.T)

  • Functional and Kinematic Treatment with Rehabilitation (F.A.K.T.R.)

  • Rocktape Functional Movement Taping (levels I and II)

  • ConnectX Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization 




Brooke ​is the newest addition to the Climb team, helping out with sceduling, payments and marketing. She graduated from Remsen Central School in 2018 with a Regents with Advanced Designation with Honors. She is a current student at Utica College pursuing a Bachelors degree in Health Studies with minors in Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Gerontology to be completed in May 2020. Brooke will be continuing her education at New York Chiropractic College in the fall to receive her Doctor of Chiropractic by 2024. 

In her free time, Brooke enjoys crotcheting, loom knitting, and bullet journaling. She is also the Utica College Programming Board Director, where she organizes campus events. Brooke also has a passion for fitness and will be obtaining her personal trianing certification in the near future.