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About Me

Dr. Zappala aka Dr. Z specializes in the treatment and management of sports injuries and uses a three- pronged approach. He uses strength and conditioning principles, physical therapy and sports chiropractic to treat a myriad of sports injuries. He has thirty years of experience and is constantly learning more and adding new tools to his tool belt. 

Dr. Z treats lower extremity injuries to the hip, knee and ankle as well as upper extremity injuries to the shoulder elbow and wrist. He also has extensive experience treating spinal disc injuries to the cervical and lumbar spine. In addition, to treating sports injuries, Dr. Zappala helps athletes improve their efficiency and performance which reduces the chances of injuries returning.

Do you want a bigger first serve?  Want to drive the golf ball further and more accurately? How about jumping higher or swimming faster? These goals are accomplished by building a more powerful and efficient body which will in turn prevent injuries. Dr. Zappala has all the 21st Century tools needed to both keep athletes in the game and performing at their peak potential.