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Sports Injuries

Gasparre Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center in Costa Mesa Ca., is comprised of dedicated health care professionals with well over 30 years of combined experience dealing with a wide range of sports and non-sports related injuries.  Additionally, we have dealt with a broad spectrum of sports from age group sports to professional and world class athletes. We have access when needed to some of the most renowned orthopedic/neurological surgeons and multi-disciplinary medical groups in all of the western United States to aid in the treatment of our athletes.

We pride ourselves in using the latest technologies when dealing with any injury.  Not only do we use the most effective and latest chiropractic techniques, but also the latest most advanced active rehabilitation and physical modalities available.  This involves more than just the use of isotonic equipment, but also the utilization of high tech Iso-kinetic (fast-twitch) equipment for injuries related to the extremities and the spine. 


We offer a wide range of modalities to combat pain, swelling, muscle spasm, and lack of range of motion. Our athletes are treated with a maintenance program to enhance their athletic performance. Each athlete is treated as an individual, unique to his or her sport, and the program is personalized in that manner. Thus, each program may vary from athlete to athlete.

Chiropractic care has received much attention in regards to it’s successful management of sporting injuries. Since the majority of sports injuries are soft tissue in nature and because many of injuries arise from improper body biomechanics and improper sporting techniques, chiropractic doctors have become the doctors of choice – from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete.

According to an article in the June ’98 issue of The Physician and Sports Medicine, “Interest in alternative or complementary medicine ‘especially chiropractic’ is booming… active patients are running to unconventional providers to treat their aches and pains… from chiropractors and acupuncture to magnets and meditation.”

It’s really quite simple. Chiropractic care – through the use of safe and natural spinal adjustive techniques, physical therapy applications, soft tissue mobilization, stretching and exercise programs, diet and nutritional counseling, and extensive biomechanical training – focuses on all causes which have lead to the symptoms of pain and tissue injury and do not focus on solely eliminating pain.

Successful treatments must focus not only on pain relief, but must address the underlying causes such as muscular imbalances, biomechanical deficiencies, improper sporting techniques, and improper conditioning, to name a few.

Dr. Gasparre’s expertise working with athletes reaches way beyond the chiropractic arm. While vice president of sports medicine injury team at Southern California University of health Sciences(1987-1990), He had the rare opportunity to work and intern with  pro football’s Los Angeles Rams  renowned athletic trainer Dr. Gary Tuthill and the fine Orthopedic doctors of the  Kerlan Jobe clinic’s and their affiliates in Los Angeles Ca.

In 1997 as one of the head trainers at Fast-Twitch Sports performance centers in Orange County California, He helped in the development of various sport specific training protocols with state of the art computerized Isokinetic equipment, developed at Aerial Dynamics inc., by world-renowned authority in biomechanics Gideon B. Ariel, Ph.D. With the continued evolution of the computer, we found that this equipment could now train the athlete’s nervous system at speeds as high as 900 degrees per second, which was twice as fast as the motorized equipment previously used in sports rehabilitation. Unique to the Fast-twitch system, this is done against variable velocity that accommodates the different speeds required throughout the range of motion with only a concentric load, requiring no load on the joints or stretch on the muscles and tendons. After twelve years and much hard work and perseverance, over hundreds of athletes at all levels of competition have now trained through the Fast-Twitch program with outstanding results.

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