For over 27 years Dr. Angelo Karakasis has served the greater Philadelphia area in chiropractic and post-trauma rehabilitation, treating conditions and injuries caused by occupational stress, car crashes, sports strain, and more. Specializing in treatment of auto and work related trauma, Dr. Karakasis and his staff effectively diagnose and treat lower back, neck, and spine with a variety of proven therapeutic techniques.
Embarking on a Career in Wellness
Having enjoyed a lifelong interest in sports and the crucial impact wellness has on overall health, Angelo Karakasis attended Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts for his undergraduate program. He graduated in 1984 with a degree in Health and Physical Education. Angelo returned to college the following year in Santa Clara, CA, and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in 1988 as a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine.
Dr. Karakasis returned to Pennsylvania and opened his first practice, Garrett Pain & Rehab in March of 1989. Now known as Apex Chiropractic & Rehab, Dr. Karakisis and his staff treat patients from throughout Pennsylvania’s Delaware and Philadelphia Counties.
Technologically Advanced Treatment
In addition to chiropractic care and treatment of musculo-skeletal trauma and injury, Apex Chiropractic & Rehab also provides physical therapy, a full menu of ancillary rehab treatments, x-ray services, and emergency chiropractic care. Apex Chiropractic & Rehab also specializes in non-surgical spinal decompression, chiropractic laser therapy, flexion-distraction therapy, ultrasound, hydrotherapy, and massage therapy. Dr. Karakasis is one of few chiropractors in the greater Philadelphia area who utilizes the DRX9000, a technologically advanced non-surgical spinal decompression machine. While specializing in the treatment of spinal and peripheral joint injuries, Apex Chiropractic Rehab also provides treatment of herniations, sciatica syndrome and stenosis, as well as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in the wrist.
Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment During Pregnancy
Although many expectant women are unaware of the benefits, chiropractic care is safe during a pregnancy and can significantly help with pain management. It provides pain relief while helping pregnant women avoid having to take potentially harmful pain relieving drugs. In addition to treating conditions resulting from repetitive injuries, sprains, and strains, Dr. Karakasis and his staff also specialize in helping pregnant women who are experiencing lower back pain. Dr. Karakasis reviews the causes of lower back pain during pregnancy with his patients. Including everything from hormonal changes and extra weight, to changes in the position of the spine. As a courtesy to future moms-to-be, Dr. Karakasis offers a free informational appointment where they can learn more about how chiropractic medicine can benefit them.
Additional Certifications and Appointments
Dr. Karakasis received certification in biomechanics and brain injury from the Spinal Research Institute in San Diego, CA. He is also certified in low-speed rear-end crash traumatology, MRI interpretation. As a member of the Academy of Chiropractic, he has also completed certification courses in crash biomechanics and reconstruction, EMG interpretation, and Brain Injury Triage and Dx. He also served as Director of the Delaware County (6th District) of the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association.
An Appreciation of Life
Dr. Angelo Karakasis has maintained his love of sports, and remains an avid golfer. He also enjoys playing volleyball and racquetball, and an adventurous excursion of surf-fishing when possible. Dr. Karakasis appreciates classical and flamenco guitar music, and spending quality time with his family and friends.
Dr. Angelo Karakasis/Apex Chiropractic & Rehab
32 Garrett Road, Upper Darby, PA. 19082
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