Joseph Lacava D.C., C.S.C.S.
Current Role Working With The Athletic Population
I am currently in the process of growing a telehealth rehab and injury recovery coaching practice. My professional background is as a chiropractor. Therefore I am obviously not doing "telehealth chiropractic" visits as such; I'm also not a physical therapist. I have sought my C.S.C.S. as part of a larger effort to educate myself regarding active therapies and physical rehabilitation.
My particular career experience and educational background best positions me to focus on lower back pain recovery. Further, telehealth is certainly, for me, a new approach and I am still learning how to best utilize this approach. Therefore, although I focus on low back pain I evaluate my ability to work with each person (with regards to pain complaints beyond lower back pain complaints) on a case by case basis.
Professional PhilosophyLow back pain is not a diagnosis or injury to be cured. It is a meaningful, individual, subjective experience that we must approach by looking at the context of pain and fostering pain resilience and patient self-efficacy. If I were a music act my sort of "influences" would be 1) Jacob Harden 2) Greg Lehman 3) Ben Cormack
Athletic BackgroundTerrible athlete pretty much until my early 30's. Gym rat from high school until my late 20's Right now my training may be best described as "powerbuilding."
Academic Background and Professional Training
B.S. Kinesiology at Temple 2008
D.C. at New York Chiropractic College 2012
C.S.C.S. cert in 2018