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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a field that specializes in the diagnosis, management and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.  iMed Centers is the premiere choice for Norwalk chiropractic care. 

 

During your initial exam, you'll fill out an intake to let the doctor know your areas of pain and your medical history.  Once the intake is completed, you'll meet with the doctor to further discuss your condition.  Your chiropractor will go over your medical history and perform a series of exams including range of motion, orthopedic and neurological exam.  Based on the findings of your exam, your chiropractor will discuss your diagnosis, treatment plan, goals and prognosis.  

Dr. Diego Murcia specializes in the conservative treatment of musculoskeletal pain.  He understands the importance of treating the joint, muscles, tendons and ligaments as  a complex to get the best results.  He uses an array of treatment options including chiropractic care, soft tissue mobilization, instrument assisted therapy (IAST), dry needling, kinesiology taping, physical therapy modalities and therapeutic exercise. 

Once the initial treatment plan has been completed, Dr. Diego will determine if any additional treatment is needed, or if more specialized care is required.  We work closely with your primary care physician (PCP), as well as other specialists including orthopedist, neurologists and rheumatologists to get you the best treatment for your condition. 

 
 

Dr. Diego Murcia

Chiropractic 
Director
 
Specialties:

Chiropractic Care
Sports Chiropractic
Soft Tissue Therapy
Dry Needling Therapy

Education:

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (2008)
University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, CT (2012)

Internship / Residency:

Bluefish Baseball Team (2011)
University of Bridgeport Health Sciences Clinic (2012)
Community Health Centers (2012)

Other Certifications:

ICCSP – International Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
A.R.T – Active Release Technique (Spine)
FAKTR – Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation
McKenzie Technique (Lumbar Spine)
AMA Guides (6th Edition)
Dry Needling Certified

Volunteering:

Medical Triage at the New York City Marathon (2011)
Stamford Hospital Physical Therapy Department (2013)
Medical Triage at the Connecticut Mission of Mercy (2014)

Languages: Fluent in Spanish and English

Interests: Volunteering, Traveling, Sports (Emphasis on soccer), Sports injuries and rehabilitation.

Dr. Murcia graduated from the University of Connecticut (Storrs) with a B.S. in Molecular Cell Biology, and continued his studies at the University of Bridgeport where he received his Doctorate as a Chiropractic Physician.

 

He specializes in sports injuries and has had the opportunity to work with NCAA and professional athletes. He has received advanced training working in hospitals, clinics and integrated settings, and is well aware of the importance of teamwork among physicians for optimal patient care.

Dr. Murcia lives in Shelton, Connecticut with his wife and 2 cats.  He enjoys outdoor activities with emphasis on hiking, running and soccer.  You can follow him on his hiking adventures as www.instagram.com/CTHikers  

Dr. Rey Gayo

Chiropractic 
Physician
 
Specialties:

Chiropractic Care
Sports Chiropractic
Soft Tissue Therapy
Dry Needling Therapy

Education:

Kean University, Union, New Jersey - B.S. degree in biology 

University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, CT

Internship / Residency:

Bluefish Baseball Team (2011)
University of Bridgeport Health Sciences Clinic (2012)
Community Health Centers (2012)

Other Certifications:

A.R.T – Active Release Technique (Full Body)
GRASTON (Instrument Assisted Therapy)

TPI Level 1 Certification

Webster Technique for Pregnancy Patients

Volunteering:

Medical Triage at the New York City Marathon (2011)
Stamford Hospital Physical Therapy Department (2013)
Medical Triage at the Connecticut Mission of Mercy (2014)

Languages: Fluent in English

Interests: golf, yoga, boxing and running.

Dr. Rey Gayo was born and raised in New Jersey, where he played multiple recreational sports which led to a lifelong passion for and commitment to fitness. By the early age of 13, he had already incorporated calisthenics into his daily routine, and he entered his first body building competition in his early twenties.  He has continued living an active and healthy lifestyle to this day.

Dr. Rey’s career path has been directed by this interest in health and wellness.  As a fitness trainer for over ten years, he acquired numerous certifications and trainings, including the National Academy of Sports Medicine, USA Weightlifting, and CrossFit.

Dr. Rey’s desire to help people achieve peak performance was supplemented by his goal of providing relief for the aches and pains associated with rigorous physical training. His next step in attaining this goal was to become a massage therapist. This part of his education both gave him a solid foundation in human anatomy and physiology, and more importantly, introduced him to Chiropractic and Active Release Technique.

During his graduate education, Dr. Rey gained invaluable experience treating Division 2 NCAA athletes and patients from the surrounding communities at the UBCC outpatient clinic. 

Today, Dr. Rey lives in Fairfield, Connecticut with his beautiful and supportive wife and son. When he is not spending quality time with his family, he enjoys golf, yoga, boxing and running.  He is constantly striving to expand upon his certifications in chiropractic subspecialties to enable him to provide the absolute best care for his patients.

 

Can Chiropractic Care Help me?

Chiropractic care specializes in musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and back pain.  The best way to tell if chiropractic care can help you is to schedule an appointment with our chiropractic physician.  He will perform a thorough physical exam involving range of motion, orthopedic and neurological test.  Once a diagnosis has been established, he'll tell you if you would benefit from chiropractic care or another of our treatment options.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe?

Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours

Does My Insurance Cover the Treatment?

The answer to this question varies depending on your health insurance plan.  Although most insurance plans cover chiropractic care, the best way to know your coverage is to call our office and one of our team members will be happy to do a no obligation insurance verification.  Some of the insurance plans that we accept in our office include:

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • United Health Care

  • Aetna

  • Cigna

  • Oxford

This is not an all inclusive list, if your insurance is not on this list, give us a call and we can verify your coverage.​

Is Chiropractic Care for life?

This is a great question.  No, for most patients chiropractic care shouldn't be for life.  If you have an acute injury, you can get treated and discharge relatively quick.  On the other hand, there are people with chronic pain who use chiropractic care as well as frequent visits to their orthopedist or rheumatologist to manage their pain.  There are others who understand the benefits of staying flexible and mobile and see their chiropractor once a month, similar to how they see their dentist every 6 months.  

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