Dr. Christopher C. Mascetta, DC, CCSP
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.
Ridgefield Chiropractic & Wellness Center, LLC is an integrated chiropractic center which utilizes Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy Modalities, Physical Rehabilitation, Computerized Gait Analysis, Custom Orthotic Therapy, Acupuncture, Naturopathic Medicine and Massage Therapy to ensure that his patients receive the care and relief that they deserve.
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 Chiropractic Neurology.
Dr. Mascetta is a Board Certified Chiropractic Sports 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 everyday 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, getting athletes back to play sooner, provide accessibility to a wider range of treatment options, provide expertise in high performance athletics and preventative strategies, guidance in sports nutrition, provide preventative exercise, and to integrate treatment with their training and sport of choice.
Dr. Mascetta’s practice though is not only limited to athletes. He works with many different patients of all ages, activity levels and conditions.
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 conditions.
He has a special interest in the prevention of injury and disease through proper nutrition, exercise and ergonomics. He combines his chiropractic care with very specific soft tissue work, combined with low level cold laser therapy, physiotherapeutic modalities, physical rehabilitation, nutritional therapy 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.
As stated earlier, Dr. Mascetta works with many different athletes, at all ages and levels. But as a former motocross rider, he has a very strong interest in providing care for the Motocross Community. He provides mobile chiropractic care services to motocross riders at all levels. In 2007 he started a new practice called MotoCare Chiropractic and began providing chiropractic care at the local amateur motocross events where he himself used to race.
Today, Dr. Mascetta continues to provide mobile chiropractic care and continues to work with many of the best riders in the world. He has provides care at the national level working with riders competing in the Monster Energy Supercross and FIM World Championship, Lucas Oil Outdoor Pro Motocross and Amsoil Pro Arenacross, Professional Championship Series.
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Dr. Stephanie DeSousa , ND
Dr. Stephanie Sousa Cardoso is a licensed naturopathic physician. As a graduate of the University Of Bridgeport College Of Naturopathic Medicine, one of the six nationally accredited naturopathic medical schools in the country. She also has additional training from the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy, she was trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and manage acute and chronic conditions.
In addition, she completed her undergraduate studies at Western Connecticut State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion Studies with a concentration in Wellness Management. She is a member of the Connecticut Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Sousa Cardoso bridges evidence based medicine with traditional healing wisdom to help men; women and children overcome their health struggles. By using a variety of therapeutic approaches including diet and lifestyle interventions, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, and homeopathy, she can give you the tools you need to help you beat your symptoms. She is able to order both traditional and functional laboratory tests to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of many difficult conditions.
Dr. Sousa Cardoso’s office Hours are on Wednesdays from 9:00 am-1:00pm and 3:00pm-7:00 pm. If more convenient, select Saturdays are also available.
Brigitte Pohl, L.Ac. MSc.
Acupuncture, DipIMH, Reconnective Healing Foundational Practitioner
Brigitte is a licensed Acupuncturist in New York and Connecticut. She is a native of Germany where she also is a licensed Naturopathic Therapist. She has a Master of Science degree in Acupuncture, which she received from the University of Bridgeport, and has successfully completed the National Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) exam.
Brigitte has over 15 years of training at the Institute for Music and Health, training in Boyesen psychology and physiatry, and is trained in the Trager Approach.
Brigitte is also a Reconnective Healing Foundationa Practitioner. She primarily works with Acupuncture needles, but also will 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 of these techniques can be used either alone or in conjunction with acupuncture.
Brigitte is currently available on Mondays from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, she is available for other times in the office by appointment only.
Elizabeth Tilly, LMT
Elizabeth Tilly, LMT has been a practicing Licensed Massage Therapist since 1991. She is a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Elizabeth incorporates many styles of massage therapy and bodywork in her practice which include:
Medical Massage – a style which is useful for rehabilitation of injuries and specific medical concerns
Swedish Massage – a lighter, relaxing style of massage
Deep Tissue Massage – a style that uses deeper pressure and more aggressive techniques It is good for athletes and people with chronic muscular tension.
Foot Reflexology – a method of working on the feet that has a direct impact on the entire body. By stimulating reflex points on the feet the bodies organs and systems are worked to release toxins.
Myofacial techniques – to help realign the bodies natural postural patterns and to help with conditions such as; frozen shoulder and planter fasciatis
Energy Therapies – utilizing techniques such as; Reiki to help calm the bodies nervous system and rebalance their energy thru gentle touch and holding technique