Dr. Christopher C. Mascetta is a Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician who has been in practice since 1997. He has owned and operated his own private practice, Ridgefield Chiropractic & Wellness Center, L.L.C since 2000.
Dr. Mascetta received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science from the State University of New York at Cortland. He then received his Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Mascetta is enrolled with the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies where he is working toward a board certification in Chiropractic Neurology with the American Board of Chirpractic Neurology.
Dr. Mascetta runs an integrated chiropractic center which utilizes chiropractic care, physiotherapeutics, rehabilitation, custom orthotic therapy, computerized gait analysis, acupuncture, functional medicine and massage therapy to ensure that his patients receive the care and relief that they deserve.
Dr. Mascetta is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician through the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. Dr. Mascetta has specialized training in the evaluation and treatment of sports related injuries, conditions, and physical fitness. He has a firm understanding of the function of the body during movement from high-level athletics to everday activities. He can help optimize athletic performance by applying an advanced understanding of musculoskeletal function and performance enhancement. In his practice, individualized care is offered that extends beyond spinal adjustments to include direct treatment of muscles, joints, and connective tissues. His goals as a sports chiropractor are to provide faster recovery from injury, geting athletes back to play sooner, provide accessibility to a wider range of treatment options, provide expertise in high performace athletics and preventitive strategies, guidance in sports nutrition, provide preventative exercise, and to integrate treatment with their training and sport of choice.
For Dr. Mascetta's patients who choose not to participate in athletics, they experience the same level of benefits customized to their individual needs. His advanced training will allow for faster evaluation of injury or source of pain, which allows for reduced treatment duration, lessening the number of visits needed for care. He will also provide corrective exercises and instruction on proper ergonomics to help reduce the risk of injuries, while enhancing recovery of current injuries.
Dr. Mascetta has a special interest in the prevention of injury and disease through proper nutrition, exercise and ergonomics. He combines his chiropractic care with non-invasive acupuncture, massage therapy, physiotherapeutic modalities, physical rehabilitation, and ergonomic training to treat many difficult cases. Dr. Mascetta works very closely with the medical community to further assure the highest quality of care.
Dr. Mascetta, who is a former motocross racer, is no stranger to providing chiropractic care to the motocross community. In 2007 he began providing chiropractic care at the local amateur motocross events where he himself used to race. Today, Dr. Mascetta provides mobile chiropractic care to the motcross community at the national level. For more information on MotoCare Chiropractic, please visit http://motocarechiropractic.com
Dr. Stephanie DeSousa began her studies at the Western Connecticut State University in the Health Promotion Studies Program, graduating in 2012. A recent graduate of The University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, she also studied at the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy, completed an internship at the University of Bridgeport clinics and worked as a nurse's assistant throughout medical school. Dr. DeSousa's Office Hours are Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. If more convenient, select Saturdays are also available.
Brigitte is licensed as an Acupuncturist in New York and Connecticut. Brigitte is a native of Germany where she is a licensed Naturopathic Therapist. She has a Master of Science in Acupuncture, which she received from Bridgeport University, and has successfully completed the National Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) exam. Brigitte has more than a decade of training at the Institute for Music and Health, a training in Boyesen psychology and physiatry, a training in Trager work. Brigitte is also a Reconnective Healing Foundationa Practitioner. Brigitte loves to work with Acupuncture needles but she also loves to use her hands in the form of Soft-Tui-Na, a gentle form of Chinese body work, or in the form of Reconnective Healing. Both tof hese techniques can be used either alone or in conjunction with acupuncture.
Brigitte is currently available on Mondays and Fridays from 3:00 to 7:00 pm