Dr. Guadagno Treats Athletes at XXII Central American Games
NUHS Florida faculty member Dr. Carlo Guadagno, along with 20 other chiropractic sports medicine physicians from around the world, treated athletes at the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico in November, 2014.
“We were invited to serve as part of the interdisciplinary sports medicine team for this official event of the International Olympic Committee. Athletes at this event can qualify for the Panamerican games in Toronto in 2015, and for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro,” explains Dr. Guadagno.
The games, created in 1924, are a regional version of the Olympics where athletes from 31 regional countries compete in 36 sports. Dr. Guadagno worked with athletes in the Judo and Tae Kwon Do venue. He also spent time with the Columbian team, continuing an established relationship based on years of prior work with their Olympic athletes. It was his second time at the Central American and Caribbean games, having first worked at the 2006 games in Cartagena, Columbia.
Dr. Carlo Guadagno is a leader in international chiropractic sports medicine. He was the past president of the Council on Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation and Physical Fitness of the FCA, director of the ACA Sports Injury Council, and was an official chiropractic sports physician for the Pan American Games on behalf of the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS). In 2011 he was named “Sports Chiropractor of the Year.”
In addition to treating athletes at major sporting events around the world, he has worked at the track and field Olympic trials in 2008, and served a rotation on the sports medicine staff at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Dr. Guadagno brings his sports medicine expertise to DC students at National University in Florida. He is one of the reasons NUHS is able to provide such excellent training for DC students seeking a career in sports medicine.