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Podcast Interview:
RC: Hello, everyone. This is Liz Harvey coming to you from our studios in New York City where we are dedicated to bringing you top quality advice from many of the leading expert professionals across the U.S. In today's episode, we are speaking with chiropractor, Dr. Michael Errichiello of Health One Center located in Ridgefield, New Jersey. Dr. Errichiello graduated from St. John's University with a degree in biology and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Errichiello is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors.
Today, we're going to talk about a very important topic, sports injuries. Hello, Dr. Errichiello, how are you today?
Dr. Michael Errichiello: I'm doing just fine.
RC: Thanks for joining me.
What are the most common sports injuries among athletes at all levels?
Dr. Michael Errichiello: Most sports injuries can start with the spine and affect the extremities or they can begin with an extremity like your knee or ankle and then create further compensation problems in the spine. Either way, many sports related injuries involve the spine. I'm sure if you watch sports on TV, you ultimately see a tennis player, a golfer, baseball or basketball player pull up with back pain. Back pain is one of the primary and most common sports injury.
How does chiropractic care treat and manage sports injuries?
Dr. Michael Errichiello: Our goal is to correct your everyday musculoskeletal imbalances in much the same way as a sports injury is treated for an elite athlete. Whether you're experiencing aches or pains from your weekend pick-up game, overdoing it at the gym, training for a local marathon or just lifting your child, chiropractic prevents and relieves sports injuries. One, by realigning your spine; two, removing the nerve interference; three, improving your circulation; four, breaking down scar tissue; five, restoring joint mobility; six, reducing inflammation; seven, speeding up healing and improving muscle strength, flexibility and normal biomechanics.
Whether your goal is to relieve an old injury or to function at a higher level our unique drug free approach can enhance your response. In our office, we also use some of the state-of-the-art techniques such as Kinesio Taping and Graston to help rehab injuries. Kinesio Taping is used to change muscle tone, move lymphatic fluids, correct movement patterns and improve posture. If you watch sports, you may see athletes with colored tape on various parts of their body and that's Kinesio Tape. We also use Graston technique, which uses stainless instruments to break down scar tissue and reduce inflammation that can cause pain and restrict motion.
Can chiropractors identify the underlying causes of sports injuries?
Dr. Michael Errichiello: Absolutely. We deal with the entire body and its mechanics. Every part of your body is involved in either causing or preventing injury. If you see a runner with an unusual running gait, we can anticipate what areas need to be treated so as to prevent an injury. Basically, we work on the kinetic chain of your body. If you have flat feet or knees that bow, you can rest assured that at some point these areas will break down. If your child has bad mechanics throwing a ball or swinging a bat or a tennis racquet, it will only be time before an injury occurs. As chiropractors, we look at body mechanics to try and anticipate what can happen and prevent it from happening.
Will maintaining proper form and body positioning during a workout help prevent injuries?
Dr. Michael Errichiello: Of course. It's extremely important to have proper form when working out. It's also very important to not push yourself beyond your abilities also. You can learn proper technique from a personal trainer at the gym. They can also show you how to properly use the equipment, which can also prevent injuries. A big mistake that people make in the gym is thinking that since the person before them on the machine was able to lift that weight, I should be able to lift that weight but you don't realize that that person has been working out for years and you've been there for one week.
Lastly, how does proper rest and nutrition help prevent sports injuries?
Dr. Michael Errichiello: We all need time to recover from exercise. There are two forms of rest. Rest of body parts between workouts, meaning not working out the same body part every day. That is called recovery time. Then, there is proper rest meaning sleep. We all need our sleep, six to eight hours per night. This will also help rejuvenate our bodies. As far as nutrition, we need to supplement ourselves. I know you'll hear that a proper diet will suffice but we must take into account food preparation and the quality of food we eat. Obviously, fast foot is not an answer. Eating protein, fruits and vegetables is necessary to re-energize our bodies. There are basic vitamins that we need and we will discuss this in another podcast on nutrition.
RC: Thank you so much Dr. Errichiello. We know you're extremely busy. I just want to thank you for all your time and help today.
Dr. Michael Errichiello: Appreciate it. Thank you.
RC: Thanks again. And for our listeners across the country, if you are interested in speaking with the doctor, please visit www.healthonecenter.com or call 201-945-2320 to schedule an appointment. On behalf of our team, we want to thank you for listening. We look forward to bringing you more top quality content from our countries leading experts.

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