Chiropractic Sports Physicians are doctors of chiropractic who have a specialized expertise in sports injury management, rehabilitation, and performance. This drug-free method is different than traditional sports medicine in Woodbridge, VA; Chiropractic Sports Physician’s use several types of treatment when working with athletes as well as weekend warriors. Special emphasis is placed on getting you back in the game as quickly as possible. Thus, allowing you to continuing your training while the healing takes place--without the use of painkillers!
Pain control is one of the biggest issues in sports medicine. Pushing through the pain like an Olympian may worsen your pain and injury, while making the time needed to heal and fully recover even longer. Painkillers are the dark side of sports medicine; they are often used to” get through” a work-out. Alternatively, Chiropractic care offers a natural approach by restoring a strong foundation; this practical approach will assist in healing and preventing injuries.
Individuals interested in drug-free, sports medicine alternatives, achieving maximum performance, preventing and managing injuries and can benefit from visiting a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician in Woodbridge, VA. The CCSP® title (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician) is awarded to physicians who successfully complete postgraduate level training in diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, emergency procedures (CPR/AED/Life Support), athletic training and conditioning, and injury prevention.
Chiropractic Sports Physicians:
- Have the ability to integrate treatment with your training
- Possess specialized knowledge of sports injuries and physical fitness
- Focus on total body wellness and reaching optimal functioning, not just reducing pain
- Offer individualized care that extends beyond spinal adjustment to include direct treatment of muscles, joints and connective tissues
- Will help you achieve YOUR peak performance with a breadth and depth of knowledge found only with their specific training
- Can help optimize athletic performance by applying an advanced understanding of musculoskeletal function and performance enhancement
- Integrate seamlessly with other healthcare practitioners to optimize your medical care
- Are immersed in the latest sports medicine research, trends and treatment techniques
- Offer sports nutrition consulting
- Most importantly – they help to get you back in the game sooner!
We Can Help Keep You On Top Of Your Game!
Dr. Caratozzolo is a Chiropractic Sports Physician; his specialized training includes precise diagnostic exams, injury management and enhancing an athlete’s performance naturally. He combines chiropractic adjustments, PEMF therapy and cold laser treatments with great success. Our patients who are athletes notice increased performance and decreased healing time. His knowledge of sports injuries and physical fitness helps our athletic patients to get back in the gym, back on the field and back in the game.
Here’s What Our Patients Say About Our Sports Chiropractic Services
Power Lifter: Upon arriving at ACT, I had major neck pain, loss of range of motion in my neck, outstanding shoulder pain from a broken clavicle 5 years prior and lower back pain while sleeping. I am avidly in the gym performing fitness and power lifting exercises, playing billiards and multiple sports. The pain was starting to affect my everyday life, my hobbies and my sleep. My health is a priority and I needed help. Working with Dr. C and the other staff at ACT, I targeted my trouble areas with advanced scanning procedures and x-rays of my spine. I had two discs deteriorating in my upper and lower back. After understanding the problem, Dr. C worked with me to draw up a chiropractic plan that would best help my health and fit my schedule. ACT also worked with me financially due to my insurance not excepting chiropractic care. After four months, I have no pain in my shoulder, neck or lower back. My range of motion is 110% better and I am able to play billiards with ease and pain-free!!! I would recommend ACT care to any and everyone, even if you are not feeling pain now, it is important to catch disc deterioration in it its early stages. Thanks ACT! - Michael T.
Long Distance Bike Rider: In 1993, I had surgery. Since that time, I have used chiropractic care as part of my low back healthcare. Since I have been coming to ACT, I have been symptom free for approximately 10 years. I now cycle long distance and exercise 4 – 5 days per week without worrying about my back. Chiropractic is a regular part of my lifestyle. Thank you. - Alan A.
Competitive Skater & Snow Boarder: Helps me a lot with my being able to skate and snowboard still half-way alright at age 45. I’m looking forward to improving my health well into the year 2010. Thanks for your help. - Allen C.