- Porzio-Hawley Chiropractic and Nutrition Center
- 210 North State Street
- Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Upon graduating from undergraduate school with a BS in Biology and Minor in Chemistry at SUNY, I enrolled to National University of Health Sciences (Lombard, IL) where I obtained a BS in Human Biology and a Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine (DC).
Specialties & Certifications
- Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP)
- Diplomate of American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DABCSP) – 1 of only a handful in PA
- CrossFit Level 1
- CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer Certified
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- Kinesiotape Certified
- ART and Graston trained
Athletic & Training Background
Wrestling has the been the primary focus which I started when he was in grade school and then went to compete in high school and in college (SUNY Brockport). It was wrestling that pointed me towards my life goal of becoming a Sports Chiropractor giving him the ability to help those athletes who have been injured and are looking to get back into their “game” faster.
CrossFit, for me, started the day Southington CrossFit open its doors in March of 2012. Up until then I had no idea what CrossFit was or why I would ever want to do it. A friend of mine convinced me to head down, meet the owners and try a WOD. Since that day I have become addicted to CrossFit and specifically to Southington CrossFit. These workouts were nothing like I expected and showed how truly “in shape” I was!
Current Role Rorking With Athletes
In 2013 I had the pleasure of being chosen to work at the Northeast Regional’s CrossFit Competition as member of the Sports Medicine Team. Here I was lucky enough to work with some of the best CrossFit athletes in our region providing soft tissue work as well as taping.
I have worked with a 2nd Place Masters Games Athlete, 2013 Games Qualifier and numerous individual and regional qualifiers.
At my practice I focus on treating the problems as opposed to treating symptoms. I focus on trying to find out what was wrong in the first place that caused the injury instead of just making the athlete feel better. I feel like I have not done my job if the problems come back over a certain period of time. We focus on correcting technique and mobility and from there we can build a strong platform from which to move.