|Posted by Anne Siren on October 26, 2012 at 3:40 PM|
On the first meeting with Dr. Joe Angelini one notices his intense energy and his strong hands. Holding up his hands he says, “These hands are the main tools in my practice. I use them to help my patients retain an active lifestyle from birth through a long life. The core of my practice is realigning the spine to allow the nerves to function properly in the body.”
Angelini Chiropractic and Rehabilitation/Fitness Center is located at 5400 N. Federal Hwy. Suite 103 in Fort Lauderdale. Phone: 954-202-9709.
A New Jersey transplant, Angelini has a bachelor of science degree from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
Following his college graduation, he began and graduated from another specialized four year program at Palmer College of Chiropractic.
“After eight years of education, I passed the National Board and the Florida Board to become a practicing Dr. of Chiropractic,” he explains. “We deal with chronic and acute back pain, headaches, neck pain, scoliosis management, sports and exercise related injuries and more.”
He adds, “If our patients stay in adjustment, they may never need some of the common orthopedic procedures such as hip and knee replacements. Alignment is the key goal of my practice.”
Although his hands are his most important weapon in his arsenal of helpful tools, he also has invested in available state-of-the-art equipment which he has become trained and licensed to operate.
He explains each machine as he tours visitors through patient examining rooms. “We use ultra sound and electrical muscle stimulation machines. Then there’s the cold lazar that assists healing by stimulating cell growth. It’s very effective on knee and shoulder pain. One of our most effective machines is the spinal decompression therapy which, with a special table and scientific tool, treats neck and low back disc injuries very successfully.”
His newest piece of equipment is the WellWave which successfully treats chronic pain with trigger point shockwave therapy, or TPST. It has proven to be effective in the treatment of myofacial pain syndrome often related to acute and chronic sport injuries, repetitive stress and occupational injuries.
The therapist can localize and treat the relationship between the location of the referred pain and the related trigger point.
One patient writes, “You really made a great choice when you added WellWave to your arsenal of healing techniques. As you know, my life was terribly impacted when I was attacked by a vicious dog. I was in constant pain and depressed to become a sedentary person after being very active physically. After several weekly treatments of WellWave my left arm was at least 75 percent healed. I fully expect to reach 100 percent recovery at this rate of improvement. I can once again dance the tango. Gratefully, Deborah Picou Markowski.
In addition to his hands and his equipment, Angelini makes digital orthotics for shoes to help his patients maintain alignment.
“To add to the services I can offer my patients, I gave up my spacious office and turned it into a rehab and fitness center where supervised and customized fitness programs are conveniently available,” Angelini explains. “The fitness director, Jacob Swinton was my patient when he was in high school. He was a top track and field athlete who went on to attend and graduate from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
“There he became a world class sprinter and division All American. After years of training athletes in Virginia, he returned to Florida and we renewed our relationship as colleagues. We design customized programs for each participant. Upon occasion, I also supervise my patients while they exercise.”
Kathy Clodfelter says she and her family have been patients of ‘Dr. Joe’ for 25 years, and she adds, “He adjusts my back on a regular basis. Now, I’m in his training program and it’s wonderful. I go once a week and follow a home routine to support the training. I feel more fit and I’m told I look more toned up. When it comes to my health, I believe in being proactive.”
This high energy chiropractor still spends about 25 hours each month doing pro-bono work treating and examining high school athletes. He says, “I started at Deerfield High School but now work with several other schools in Broward.
He wraps up this interview saying, “As you can see, I have some very significant machines and exercise facilities which are tools available to complement my hands, still the main source of my therapy. I have many patients referred by medical doctors. In fact, I have several patients who are medical doctors.”
Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday. and Thursday 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. First visit requires an appointment. Call 954-202-9709.