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Dr. Capitano completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Winnipeg in 1989, and then went to complete his B.Sc. (Human Biology) and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees from the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago in 1993 and 1995 respectively. While attending the National College of Chiropractic, Dr. Capitano studied acupuncture, physical Therapeutics and Flexion Distraction Technique, completing certification in all three areas. Dr. Capitano also went on to complete a 200 hour Post Graduate Certification in Chiropractic Rehabilitation from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1995. Dr. Capitano recently attained his American College of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer Certification and Exercise is Medicine Level 1 Certification. A credential that is known as a gold standard around the world allowing him to implement safe, effective exercise programs, and modify them to meet the specific needs of patients and clients.
While in private practice, he has furthered his knowledge of acupuncture through continuing education courses. In 2003 he completed his first level in GTT (Gokavi Transverse Technique), in 2012 he completed Functional Integrated Needling for Pain Management and in 2015 he completed Functional Integrated Needling for Sports Injury Management.
By 2011 Dr. Capitano completed all three levels of Active Release Techniques certification, a soft tissue/movement based technique to treat musculoskeletal conditions. In 2013 he completed his advanced course in Graston Technique, an Instrumented assistant soft tissue technique for treating musculoskeletal conditions. And by 2015 he completed the Functional Range Release soft tissue management system and Functional Range Conditioning mobility to assist with injury management and sports performance.
Dr. Capitano brings his clinical experience to his current work as a lifestyle chiropractic health coach focused on the prevention of chronic lifestyle-related disease. For him, exercise and nutritional coaching is a valuable deliverable he brings to his clients and patients as part of a complete and personalized lifestyle modification program informed by his years of clinical experience. Dr. Capitano is a strong believer in taking a multidisciplinary approach to health care and his training makes him highly equipped to diagnose and treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal complaints quickly and effectively.
BA – Bachelor of Arts
BSc – Bachelor of Science
DC – Doctor of Chiropractic
DAc - Doctor of Acupuncture (A member of CMAAC)
American College of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
American College of Sports Medicine - Exercise is Medicine Level 1 Certification
Certified Functional Integrated Needling
Certified Active Release Provider
Functional Range Release and Conditioning Provider
Certified Graston Provider
DNS Certified Exercise Trainer
HeartMath Certified Practitioner
Certified Functional Movement System Provider
Certified Selective Functional Movement Assessment Provider
Certified Fundamental Capacity Screen & Y Balance Test Provider
Titleist Performance Institute Medical Level 3 and Junior Coach Level 2 Certified
Titleist Performance Institute Fitness Level 2 Certified
KAATSU Certified in Blood Flow Moderation Rehabilitation, Recovery, and Training
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification in Exercise Nutrition
Certified EPIC Lift Capacity Evaluator
Certified ARCON Evaluator
American Board of Independent Medical Examiners - Past
Mike Boyle Strength Conditioning Thrive Program Provider - past
Acupuncture is a safe, non-invasive therapy that helps alleviate pain, helps with recovery, treats various musculoskeletal injuries, and improves function.
ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.
The Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. It is one of a number of manual therapy approaches that uses instruments to treat musculoskeletal pain.
Also known as intramuscular therapy, is the use of solid filiform needles for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and soft tissue dysfunction.
The Fascial Abrasion Technique involves the use of a tool to break down scar tissue and resolve fascial restrictions thereby improving mobility and flexibility.
Performance Taping involves placing strips of elastic kinesiology tape called Performance Tape on the skin to balance muscle function.
Dr. Capitano offers a variety of functional screening examinations in order to identify weakness, tightness, or biomechanical issues.
Functional Range Conditioning, or FRC®, is a trademarked system of mobility and joint control training, which, unlike many current systems, is based in scientific principals and research.
Chiropractic joint manipulation is effective because it aims to restore normal and healthy joint function. To function properly, joints must move freely.
Dr. Capitano is a TPI LV 3 Medical Certified professional (the most elite certification provided by Titleist), a TPI LV 2, TPI Fitness LV 2, and Junior TPI professionals. Any pain and or injury inducing bio-mechanics that are found in your (SFMA) Select Functional Movement Assessment will be addressed with the proper treatment protocol and corrective exercise progressions. Build golf-specific training programs for athletes based on the proper foundation of mobility and stability and then through strength and power progressions.
The FMS is a tool used to identify asymmetries which result in functional movement deficiencies. The FMS aims to identify imbalances in mobility and stability during seven fundamental movement patterns. These movement patterns are designed to provide observable movements by placing an individual in positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate mobility and motor control is not utilised. Once these deficiencies have been identified, a program of corrective exercises is then developed with the goal of preventing musculoskeletal injuries.
The SFMA is a movement based diagnostic system which systematically finds the cause of pain - not just the source - by logically breaking down dysfunctional movement patterns in a structured, repeatable assessment. The purpose of the SFMA is to assess the quality of the movements; it is not about how many repetitions the person can perform, but rather the quality of the movement pattern. The SFMA helps to expose possible asymmetries and pathological movements patterns, as the root cause of a painful problem. This will in turn, help guide a treatment plan to restore pain-free movement and function.
Cognitive functional therapy (CFT) is a patient centred approach to management that targets the beliefs, fears and associated behaviours (both movement and lifestyle) of each individual with back pain. It empowers the person to do the very things they fear and / or avoid, but in a graduated relaxed and normal manner.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, or DNS as it is commonly referred to, is a manual rehabilitative approach designed to optimize the control and efficiency of the movement system. DNS allows our bodies and joints to center themselves through optimal movement which allows the prime movers to relax and the deep intrinsic muscles to do their job.
Functional Range Release is currently the latest and most scientifically proven advanced soft tissue therapy system. The treatment system focuses on the assessment, localization, and systematic treatment of soft-tissue lesions (adhesions) and areas of fibrosis (scar tissue) which develop as a result of injury, repetitive strain, and cumulative trauma.
Precision nutrition (PN) is a structured, systematic, science-based approach to nutritional coaching. The learning structure delivers essential concepts in a very detailed comprehensive format. Precision Nutrition draws from Ph.D. level research and methodologies. This ensures a university-level learning outcome. Hydration, Nutrition and Supplementation is one of the most critical elements of recovery and basic requirement for human health. PN science has been called on by elite professional sporting organizations such as the NFL and other pro teams.
What if you could gain insight into your stress response by examining your physiology? The healthy heart is typically seen as one that can rapidly adjust to sudden physical and psychosocial challenges. HRV is absolutely crucial to our overall health, resilience, and may be increased through different behavioral activation and practices, like effortless breathing, exercise, compassion, and mindfulness practices.
KAATSU rehabilitation and performance enhancement is a novel approach to increase active participation in patients without the need for large stress on joints and load. BFM can be used to increase strength and hypertrophy of muscle groups and cardiovascular capacity. BFM also has systemic effects which means with the use of BFM, a patient can achieve global gains in strength which can be important for patients who are deconditioned in more than one area.
ARCON is "The world leader in FCE
software". While the Arcon FCE system uses state-of-the-art evaluation tools, it is important to remember that the key to every FCE system is the software used to collect and summarize data and the evaluator administrating the protocols.
Chiropractic: Independent Chiropractic Evaluations (or ICEs) are conducted to determine the cause and extent of an individual’s injury. They do so by providing an objective third-party assessment of the examinee’s chiropractic status. This means that the process does not involve pre-existing doctor-patient relationships. The process is also not influenced by the source that refers the examination.
The primary purpose is to provide comprehensive rehabilitation and disability management programs, which effectively and safely assist in returning participants back to the labor force and back to their family roles. This would be performed at SquareONE Rehabilitation, a 2,900 square foot facility dedicated to providing the highest quality of rehabilitation and disability management services.
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