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Rob Destefano

Rob Destefano

Dr. Rob DeStefano first learned about chiropractic when he was 14 years old, and became motivated to want to help people get and stay healthy. During his early athletic days, Rob sustained injuries playing football, and was treated by a chiropractor who got him back on the field. Experiencing these injuries helped Dr. Rob to understand the injuries of others-in fact, in high school and college, Rob was known for helping his teammates to recognize and address injuries and other issues. Throughout his academic sports career, Rob excelled in track, football (earning a scholarship to Kutztown University), deacathlon, powerlifting, lacrosse, Rubgy (earning a scholarship at Palmer College of Chiropractic) and triathlon. To date, he has competed in over 300 races, including 9 Ironmans and 2 Ironman World Championships. Even in his early days at Chiropractic college, Dr. Rob recognized the importance of muscle in the big healthcare picture, and set himself apart by incorporating muscle work in his treatment of fellow students. Soon after graduation, he earned his CCSP (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician), and attended his first ART (Active Release Techniques) seminar. After a few years of practicing chiropractic and ART, he was asked to be an ART instructor. From the early 90's to the present, Dr. Rob has lectured and taught at over 100 ART seminars and related teaching and lecturing events. He has assisted in certifying thousands of ART providers. In the world of athletics he has worked with athletes of all levels, including the US Olympic Bobsled/Luge/Skeleton teams, US Olympic Hockey Team, the NHL, NBA, LPGA, and the NFL. Dr. Rob opened his first offices in Ridgefield Park and Lodi, NJ in 1987. He had the opportunity to open his first NY office in 1999, at the elite training facility La Palestra on the upper west side. In 2002 Dr Rob became an official ART provider to the New York Football Giants, seeing them through their 2008 Superbowl Championship and continuing at present as the official ART provider and also the official Chiropractor. On September 15th 2009, Dr. Rob releases his first book about the diagnosis and treatment of muscle, and muscle's important role in the future of healthcare. He is currently developing a new treatment technique and self-treatment modality to compliment doctor care that has already been successfully adopted by many of his athletes and patients. In 2010 he will introduce an innovative piece of exercise equipment, and a revolutionary self-treatment tool that is already being used by national, professional sports teams.