Sports Medicine in Westfield, NJ
Westfield Health & Rehabilitation
Sports Injury Chiropractor and Physical Therapy in Westfield, NJ: Athletes understand the numerous demands of participating in a sport. Putting your body through these activities, such as running, jumping or tackling, can result in painful tears, sprains and strains. Visiting our state-of-the-art chiropractic and physical rehabilitation center in Westfield can help athletes heal faster after suffering a sports injury and can build strength to prevent them.
Sports injuries can limit performance and cause pain:
The main reasons athletes suffer sports injuries include forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training and failure to warm up properly. This can happen in countless ways depending on what activity you are doing or what sport you are playing in. It is important to take precautionary measures but sometimes injuries can happen to the most physically active and experienced people. Often these conditions are a result of injuries suffered years or even decades ago that did not heal properly.
Children and teens tend to ignore what seem to be small injuries when they are active. But if an injury is left untreated, this can lead to chronic pain in other areas, that may not even be directly related to the focal point of the injury, such the knees, hips, back and neck. Many sports injuries are insufficiently treated or allowed to rest and heal, increasing the odds that they will cause chronic pain later in life. This can lead to pain, frustration and a decrease in athletic abilities.
Sports injuries can cause the following symptoms:
- Burning, dull pain
- Muscle Pains
- Muscle Spasms
Sports injuries can cause further injuries if left untreated:
Although many people think that chiropractic is solely limited to the spine, Dr. Carnucci and his team treats and helps prevent injuries of the neck, back, shoulders, knees and ankles. When the spine is perfectly aligned, this can alleviate tension in the body, decreases inflammation and allows the nervous system to function optimally.
When the spine is aligned, vital nutrients, water and body can travel throughout the body easily. It can also increase the immune system, which is ideal for anyone with a busy and active lifestyle. This allows the body to function better and become less susceptible to injury.
Our doctors can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury. Many athletes try to mask pain with medication, but this can lead to further risk and damage to the body. At Westfield Health & Rehabilitation, we will perform a full evaluation. Our chiropractors and licensed physical therapists will construct a customized treatment plan to get you feeling your best and back to doing what you love.
Our multidisciplinary clinic combines chiropractic, physical therapy and acupuncture with other sports medicine modalities
Unlike other sports medicine clinics, our rehabilitation center is a 6,000 foot, state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest in health care technology and innovation. Our team consists of experienced chiropractors, physical therapists and a licensed acupuncturist. We combine these non-surgical therapy modalities into a single blended treatment program that allows us to provide superior care and convenience to our patients.
RockTape is available for sports injury treatment of soft tissue damage:
For amateur and professional athletes, weekend warriors, or even those who just need good support to help get through the day, this is the perfect product! This heat activated, self adhesive, water resistant tape can help with postural issues, maintain proper blood flow to target areas, decrease inflammation via lymphatic drainage to damaged tissues and even help take tension off irritated joints.
RockTape offers structural support and is hypoallergenic with a tight weave pattern that enables muscles to get back to its correcting position while increasing efficiency and providing full ranges of motion.
RockTape is effective for many conditions
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff
- Lower back issue
- Tennis and golf elbow
- Pain associated with pregnancy
- Jumper’s knee (PFS)
- ACL / MCL issues
- Groin and hamstring pulls
- Shin splints
- Quickly fatiguing muscles
- Postural correction
Schedule your free consultation with our sports rehabilitation doctor
If you have suffered an injury or would like to improve your overall performance and endurance, call us at (908) 928-1000 and schedule your consultation.
What Our Patients are Saying…
I love this place. My family and I have been coming here since it opened. My husband has a bad back and he comes every time he has a problem, they are helpful and they have good hours. My son after a shoulder injury went to a orthopedic and somewhere else for PT, after 1 month with no improvement, we had to come here. They improved and strengthened his shoulder and made it ready for rowing season. I’ve come here with sciatica pain, gone is a couple of months. I’ve come here after a car accident. I’m recently coming for a bum knee and I need to get it in shape in order to hike the Grand Canyon for my 50th Birthday. Caring & effective. They don’t rush you, they take the time to understand where your pain is and they treat it. Love it.*
This is a one stop wellness center. Dr Todd is outstanding. They now offer acupuncture ( I was a skeptic…no longer). Their physical therapist is excellent. As needed you can get an appointment with several pain management specialists. The office staff is friendly and will try their best to make appointments to fit the lives of the busy man or woman. They have the spinal decompression which will offer tremendous relieve to lower back pain, bulging discs, herniated disc, and sciatica…and I am a walking testament to that. I highly recommend this Doctor and the entire staff.*
let me give a HUGE thankful wave of gratitude for Westfield Health and Rehabilitation!! Shana my acupuncturist , after 5 awful years of being in pain with injuries and crazy new symptoms , tons of nerve burns, minor surgeries, useless highly addictive pain meds with terrible side effects, painful PT and all things unsuccessful, acupuncture has improved my life dramatically!
Shana is highly knowledgeable , well trained , excellent at what she does. She also is stellar with her bedside manner, actually everyone there is! To find a health practitioner that actually listens and is genuinely concerned about your quality of life in itself is priceless and makes a HUGE difference. By recommending homeopathic treatments, giving me the information to also add amino acids and other vitamins to my daily regimen is so beneficial. I notice small improvements. While I still have bad days, they haven’t been as debilitating as I have had in the past! So a huge THANK you for changing and improving the quality of my life!*
I am fairly new to the chiropractic world and it has been my absolute pleasure to be able to work with Dr.Todd. They have everything i needed under one roof, saving me two or three trips every visit. If you are looking for a group of caring and knowledgeable individuals that take the time to listen and understand your needs than this could be the practice for you just like it was the perfect fit for me. Just check out the website for yourself! Thank you again Dr.Todd, if I could rate you more than 5 stars, I would.*
AMAZING SERVICE.they make me feel so comfortable and every visit is like a relaxing vacation! Definitely recommend.*
As a chiropractor myself I use dr Carnucci to care for my spine !! His staff is also wonderful and always provides a happy healthy experience. Westfield health is the best!!*
Westfield Health & Rehabilitation is the best multifaceted center I have ever been to! The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. You definitely get the feeling that Dr. Carnucci and his staff personally care about your wellbeing. I highly recommend W H&R for anything from minor aches and pains to post-surgical rehab!*
The healing that Dr. Todd and his staff have done not only for me but my family, my grandchildren ages 10, 9, 9 and 2, my daughters, my brother and mother of 82 is AMAZING.*
Dr. Carnucci has a really great practice. His staff is extremely friendly and took the time to make me feel like they truly cared about me. I grew up in Cranford and whenever I travel back home I make sure to stop to see Dr. Carnucci’s for an adjustment. I highly recommend his practice to anyone who needs chiropractic care or physical therapy.*
Dr. Todd helped me get through my first and only marathon. Not being a runner, he helped me with all of the aches and pains associated with the pounding on the back and joints!*
I have 2 health issues…IBD & an arthritic neck with some bad discs; probably too much time in front of a computer screen, and perhaps age too, although hate to admit that part. The first I cannot control – it comes and goes – but my neck belongs to this unit 100%…a caring, professional, diligent and most importantly, results-oriented group! Starting with my exercise routine, followed by the magic fingers of my physical therapist, and finally my session with Dr. Todd allows me to walk out of there, amazed with full motion in my neck. Tucked away in my bag, I have a new stretch band and a new series of exercises to keep me from locking up again. Highly recommended as this group stays ahead of the curve on the latest pain management technology and practices, keeping me a step ahead of my pain!*
Dr Todd has changed my life. I’m pain free and could not be happier. Friendly and personable office team makes every visit comfortable and efficient. Could not be happier with Westfield!*
They have taken me in as a new patient and explained all the things going on with. New adjusting methods have given me relief I haven’t had in awhile.*
*These are real reviews written by our patients, however, results may vary from person to person