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  1. Rocky Hill High School “Wellness Program” Better performance on and off the court. Dr. Eric M. Damato

  2. Purpose: • 1)To help young athletes achieve their best level of performance on and off the court. • 2)To help athletes recover from existing injuries and prevent future injuries from occurring.

  3. About the Doctor… • Grew up in Glastonbury, CT. • Played football, wrestling, lacrosse in high school and college. • Been getting chiropractic care since sophomore year in high school. • I live and practice in Newington, CT • Official Chiropractor for The Hartford Wolfpack.

  4. Topics of Discussion • Reasons chiropractic will benefit athlete, team, and school. • Chiropractic reaches mainstream athletics. • How to enroll your child.

  5. Chiropractic:How and Why it works • Structural • Neurological • Functional • when the body is correct structurally and neurologically, it will function perfectly.

  6. Benefits: • Increased athletic performance • Decreased Injuries and related costs of rehab. • Increased performance = increased wins “The team with the healthiest athletes wins”

  7. Tiger Woods - Golf • Tiger Woods states “lifting weights and seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis has made me a better golfer.”

  8. Emmitt Smith - NFL - FootballWhen asked how he stays in such great shape, Emmitt Smith often responds, "a good chiropractor." • Terrell Owens - NFL - Football"Those are the guys that put me on the field when I didn't think I had a chance to be on the field. These are professionals, and God put them in my life for a reason."

  9. Arnold Schwarzenegger - Bodybuilding, FitnessArnold has been a huge supporter of chiropractic for many years. One of his old muscle beach buddies, Dr. Franco Columbo, is a chiropractor in Southern California. • Bill Romanowski - NFL - FootballHis opponents are not thrilled at his good health. Romanowski is considered among the dirtiest players in the NFL, a linebacker with a Dick Butkus mentality.

  10. Lance Armstrong - Cycling • Seven Time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has been receiving chiropractic care since January of 1999, helping him to keep his body together for the harsh demands of the Tour de France. After his last Tour de France win, Lance said that he could not have won without his chiropractor's help.

  11. “Quotes” • Most injuries require chiropractic care. It works better than anything else for me." Jerry Rice - • "I only wish I had tried chiropractic care a few years ago when I first started having back pain. Maybe this surgery wound have never happened! Chiropractic makes me feel better and I'm healthier and it keeps me on the field!" Joe Montana - Hall of Fame NFL quarterback • Did you know? Joe Montana and 35 of his 49ers teammates received chiropractic care right before playing in the 1990 Super Bowl.

  12. Lance ArmstrongShaqMichael JordanSteve NashBruce JennerDan MarinoMichael StrahanMadonnaScottie PippenJohn StocktonTony RobbinsCharles Barkley Wayne Gretzky Evander Holyfield Donovan Bailey Patrick StewartDavid SpadeClint EastwoodJerry SeinfeldDemi MooreTed DansonCherBurt ReynoldsJames Earl JonesLinda HamiltonDenzel WashingtonRichard GereSylvester StalloneRobin WilliamsUS Olympic Teams Some More Famous Patients

  13. Factors of optimum performance • Training • Nutrition • Rest/Sleep • Goals/Visualization/Attitude (GVA) • Proper Functioning Nervous system • Balance • Proper Muscle Tone

  14. Dan O’Brien Olympic Gold Medal Decathlete “You obviously can’t compete at your fullest if you are not in alignment, and your body can’t heal. It was the holistic idea that I liked about chiropractic and that is what track and field is all about. Every track and field athlete I ever met has seen a chiropractor at one time or another.”

  15. Program Specifics: • Doctor Available one day per week during the season at the high school and sidelines for home games. (when available) • Massage therapist available one day per week during the season at the high school. • Full Exam prior to being accepted into program. • Parents will sign consent prior to beginning of care. Review of findings will be available for parents prior to beginning program.

  16. Cost $150 per student per season Included Neurological and orthopedic exam, Adjustments and nuero exercises, And massage therapy Not Included Any Diagnostics, additional/off season care, or injuries sustained outside of sport activities

  17. Maximize Your Performance. The best athletes in the world use Chiropractic to give them a competitive edge. It is all about function of the body. If an athlete is structurally and neurologically balanced, they will perform optimally.

  18. Many athletes utilize regular chiropractic care to stay at the top of their sport. It is no coincidence that the finest athletes in the world choose chiropractic. They know something that many others still don't... chiropractic works!

  19. Thank You • Any additional questions? Damato Chiropractic Center LLC 93 Market Sq. Newington (860)436-2065