Patriot Chiropractic Center   

Dr. Steven Bernabeu & Dr. Gina Simonetti

Dr. Steven Bernabeu

Dr. Steven Bernabeu, or Dr. Steve for short, has been practicing in Fairfax, Virginia, since 1991.



  • Virginia Board of Medicine Chiropractic License
  • New York State Board for Chiropractic License
  • Board of Chiropractic Examiners Certified


Education & Residency

  • B.S. in Health Sciences, Long Island University, 1982
              Specialization in Respiratory Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapist, Stony Brook University Hospital
  • D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1989
  • Special appointed Teaching Resident, NYCC, 1990



1991 to Today

  • Relocated to Virginia to start a private practice with his wife and partner, Dr. Gina Simonetti
  • Began treating (and still today!) many premier athletes including Olympians in track and field, swimming, figure skating, gymnastics, and professional football players
  • 1994 started working with George Mason University athletic department as part of the medical team. In 1996, he was a member of the on-site medical team that assisted the men's track and field team in their 1996 NCAA victory. Dr. Steve continues to serve as part of the GMU adjunct medical staff.
  • 1999 became certified in physician acupuncture and dry needling
  • Continued education through today in clinical rehabilitative medicine, radiology, clinical nutrition, functional medicine, neurology, kinesiology, and myofascial therapy

Q&A with Dr. Steve

What part of patient care interests you most?
Dr. Steve: I would say working with athletes of all ages to increase their capabilities.

What is something important for patients to know?
Dr. Steve: Nutrition plays a crucial role in total body wellness. The right nutritional supplements, along with chiropractic treatment, can make a huge difference.