Many male and female athletes come to our office to improve their game and overall well-being. These athletes range from the very young to accomplished professionals. They can be at the entry level of a particular sport or a professional who is paid to play. Treatment plans based upon comprehensive exams are recommended and instituted accordingly. Should a medical specialist be needed to co-manage a case, as members of the Medical Staff, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove - comprehensive care is assured.
Dr. Giugliano decided to pursue chiropractic medicine after a hockey-related back injury caused him to seek out a chiropractor when all else failed. It changed his trajectory from going pre-law to pre-med. In his free time, Dr. Giugliano volunteers as a hockey coach. Over the years, in addition to hockey, he has coached baseball, basketball, soccer, and assisted with lacrosse. Additionally, he has always been a very proud and supportive Sports Dad to his three children. He enjoys strength training, playing hockey, and is an avid New York Islanders fan.
Active Release is a non-invasive manual therapy technique that works to correct soft-tissue restrictions that can cause pain and mobility issues. The goal is to break down scar tissue and adhesions in order to optimize function in the body.
IASTM, or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, is a type of treatment used by many chiropractors to locate and treat injured soft tissue. It involves using hand-held tools to break up adhesions and scar tissue in muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia. Pain relief and increased range of motion may occur, in varying degrees on the very first treatment. The friction from the instrument generates heat, which in turn decreases the viscosity of the tissue, making it softer.
Taping can increase blood flow in the injured area and decrease swelling which usually alleviates pain. The elasticity of the athletic tape can also serve as support for the affected muscles. It naturally goes back to its original position, which takes some of the workload off of the athlete's muscle.