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Dr. Giovatto has been practicing Chiropractic since 2001. He has completed certifications to become a Sports Physician (C.C.S.P.) and held sports team doctor roles in NJ. He obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree between the schools of William Paterson Univeristy and Montclair State University in Northern NJ. Following his university studies, he received his Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College which he completed in 2001. Dr. Giovatto has experience in the sports arena having played soccer for most of his life. Following high school where he was an all-area, all-county and all-state athlete, he had the opportunity to play semi-professional soccer in Northern NJ and play against many professionals in his soccer career. In 2004, Dr. Giovatto had his wish come true, to play soccer in Italy alongside many professionals. At one point, his brother and himself had the opportunity to play professionally in Puerto Rico, however declined and instead matriculated himself into chiropracitc school in upstate NY. As a previous athlete, Dr. Giovatto possesses true and firsthand knowledge of sports injuries and the mechanics of sports. The certifications that Dr. Giovatto has attained (e.g. Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Active Release Techniques Full Body, Ironman Provider Network, Graston Techniques and Kinesio Taping) allows his office to stand out as a premier sports injuries center to get you back in the game sooner. At this time, Dr. Giovatto has also completed additional studies to obtain his Biomechanics and Master's certifications in Active Release Techniques. Dr. Giovatto donates his free time and services to local and outside community sponsored sporting events such as 5K's, sprint distance triathlons, olympic distance triathlons (St. Anthony's Triathlon) and Ironman Triathlons (Kona, Hawaii, Panama City Beach, FL). Another noteable feat since his graduation, Dr. Giovatto has been able to see over 100,000 visits between offices in FL, NY and NJ. We have experience in treating anywhere from your weekend warrior athletes, elite/semi professional, professional and olympic athletes.
To give our patients the best possible care in a relaxed, healing atmosphere. In order to achieve this, we utilize the most advanced techniques (through traditional chiropractic adjustments, active release techniques, graston techniques), procedures and therapies. Each patient is treated with the utmost respect and courtesy. You will receive the specialized care you need and deserve. The treatments and therapies utilized will accelerate the healing process, so you may return to your daily routine and work-outs as fast as physiologically possible. In addition, you will be educated on how to do home rehabilitation (eg. stretching and strengthening exercises) and what steps you will need to take to keep you in optimal health. All of our patients do extremely well, and we know you will as well.
We are NOT a cookie cutter office and everyone who presents to our office will know first hand this type of individualized treatment is far from any other treatment you have received in the past! We are hands-on office meaning from the minute you walk into our door until you are done with your treatment you will remain in complete and constant contact with your doctor.
The key to chiropractic care is the spinal adjustment. This is the way doctors of chiropractic correct subluxations. The goal of the chiropractic adjustment is to correct the spinal subluxations detected during the examination. To do that, the doctor applies pressure to the bone and “unlocks” it from its improper position. The bone will then be free to align itself correctly.Many people think that the chiropractor forces a vertebra back into its “proper” place. But only the individual's own Innate Intelligence knows for sure what the proper place for each bone is. The role of the chiropractor is to free up the vertebrae. Then, the body can do its job and put them back in the correct position. Unfortunately, the muscles connected to subluxated vertebrae get used to their positions and have a tendency to pull the bone back out of place. It may take several adjustments before the adjustment “holds,” and the bone settles into its proper alignment.
If you ask 100 patients to describe their adjustments, you may get 100 different answers! That's because there are many adjusting techniques for the chiropractor to choose from.Some doctors have their patients sit up for certain adjustments. Others tell them to lie down. Some use elaborate tables with moveable head or foot rests while others use stationary tables. A chiropractor may use a certain technique on one visit and a totally different one the next. Chiropractic colleges teach their students many adjusting techniques. They realize each doctor and patient is different. In fact, each subluxation is different and may require a separate approach. Even the size, weight, and muscle structure of the doctor and patient must be taken into consideration when choosing a technique. Chiropractors select the technique which will most effectively correct subluxations with a minimum of force. The “art” of adjusting requires skill and training rather than brute strength. That's why even slightly built doctors can perform excellent adjustments on all patients regardless of their size.
Generally, a chiropractic adjustment does not hurt when carried out by a qualified practitioner. If you have acute muscle spasm in the area being treated, you may experience some temporary discomfort or if you have had a condition for a long time, you may feel soreness the next day as your body starts to heal. To better understand why you may feel soreness after your initial treatment, just picture yourself running a mile on your first day out. You will typically feel sore because your neuro-skeletal-muscular system is being stimulated for the first time! Or if you have never received a massage and you have your first one, typically the next day you will feel a mild bout of soreness. Your chiropractor will advise you if this is likely to happen and will tell you how to minimize any discomfort or soreness.
That depends on the nature and severity of your injury. Some conditions can resolve in one or two treatments. Others may require weeks or months of treatment and rehabilitation. A general guideline for an acute episode of low back pain of mild to moderate severity with no complicating factors is 6 to 12 treatments over 2 to 4 weeks. There are instances where maintenance or follow up care is recommended however is not always indicated. For Active Release Techniques and Graston Technique it is typically seen that we have treatment protocols for two times per week for 2-6 weeks depending on the extent of the injury and it's complicating factors however we normally do not extend over 12 treatment visits with either Active Release Techniques or Graston Technique.