Dr. Robert Pesale
Before Dr. Pesale performed his first adjustment or even entered college, he was a first-time chiropractic patient.
"When I was 17 years old and trying out for my high school's basketball team, my blood pressure was checked and it was very high," Dr. Pesale. said. Although he had not stepped into a chiropractor's office, he trusted his brother-in-law when he recommended seeing a local chiropractor he knew. "After two visits my blood pressure was normalized," he said.
He said that visit made a lasting impression on him. It made him curious enough to complete his B.S. in Life Sciences through a highly-competitive, three-year accelerated program at the New York Institute of Technology before being accepted into the founding graduate school of chiropractic, Palmer Chiropractic College. His passion for the field easily enabled him to graduate cum laude in 1987.
Ever since, Dr. Pesale has dedicated his life to teaching others about becoming and staying healthy, and has done so for patients in the Greater Bridgeport Area for over 22 years. Licensed to practice in Connecticut, New York and Maryland, he is considered an expert in alternative approaches to the prevention and treatment of lower back pain, health and stress reduction, headaches, weight loss and a vast variety of nutritional topics.
His chiropractic philosophy can be summed up in three words: Structure Determines Function. "We identify the structural cause of the patient's condition, and then devise a specific treatment plan for each person that is individualized," he said. "We take into consideration the whole person and all the systems in determining the best course of treatment."
In addition to this patient-centered approach to diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Pesale is unique in that he employs staff therapists to treat soft tissue conditions and help implement exercise regimens for his patients. In all, he offers exercise-centered treatment, adjustments, traction, postural rehabilitation, spinal decompression therapy, and nutritional & weight loss regimens.
Although he has maintained a successful practice for over 20 years, Dr. Pesale understands that chiropractic is and always will be a rapidly-changing field. He is currently enrolled in the prestigious Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies and attends at least one postgraduate conference a month to ensure that his knowledge about chiropractic and adjustment techniques are as up-to-date as possible. He also has completed postgraduate certification programs in the areas of whiplash & spinal trauma, neurology, impairment ratings and neurophysiologic testing at schools including the Spine Research Institue of San Diego, New York Chiropractic College, Logan College and through professional groups such as the International Chiropractic Association.
His passion for helping others also extends beyond his office walls. He is very active in the professional chiropractic community as a member of the International Chiropractic Association, Connecticut Chiropractic Council, Foundation of Wellness Professionals , Palmer College of Chiropractic President's Circle Foundation for Wellness Professionals. He is also a popular and sought-after public speaker, and regularly lectures on subjects such as stress, nutrition, ergonomic safety, wellness, anti-aging and weight loss.
In the end, Dr. Pesale will help you reach your clinical goals through his innovative, time-tested approach to chiropractic. After scheduling your first diagnostic appointment with him, you'll know in an instant that your body will be in great hands.
Dr. Jane Randazzo
Although Dr. Randazzo graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1991 as her class salutatorian, chiropractic was not her focus at first. Instead, it was scientific research.
"I was working on virus and molecular biology research in London, but wasn't getting any satisfaction out of the job," said Dr. Randazzo, who received her B.S. in Biology from Manchester University in the United Kingdom. "I didn't want to work with experiments. I wanted to work with people and help them as well."
While she said she always supported and believed in holistic health care, she formally discovered chiropractic through her roommate, who was in osteopathic school at the time. "Osteopathic school in the UK is very similar to chiropractic school in the USA," she said. "She used me as her guinea pig and gave me adjustments and other help whenever I had stiffness, aches or pains from working in the lab."
Those sessions with her roommate influenced her to change careers when she moved to the United States, and now she is a licensed chiropractor in both Connecticut and New York since 1992. And she is a much happier person because of it.
"As a scientist you lose sight of the big picture because you're working in seclusion," Dr. Randazzo said. "I have so much more job satisfaction being a chiropractor than a scientist because you have the opportunity to see people getting well and show them how chiropractic is so much more than just fixing necks and backs."