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Meet the Chiropractor

Dr. Raphael Castro

Dr._Raphael_Castro.jpgA sports injury led me to chiropractic!

I grew up in Rockland County and attended Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, New Jersey. I was an active athlete every season, participating in Football, Wrestling, and Lacrosse. During my sophomore year I suffered an injury to my hip and lower back. I went to an orthopedic surgeon who suggested surgery (two metal pins, a screw, and months of physical therapy) to correct the problem. My father took me to a Chiropractor on a friend's recommendation instead. Three weeks later I was able to return to my active life with no residual issues.

After my injury, I continued seeing my Chiropractor for routine maintenance adjustments. I felt better and better every time I went. Eventually, I just followed the doctor around, observing the true love he had for his discipline and his passion for helping his patients. After visiting many other medical doctors, physical therapists, and surgeons I noticed that no one had more personable and caring relationships with their patients than the chiropractors I visited. It was a pretty easy decision for me to go to Chiropractic school.

"It is a true pleasure to say that many of my patients turn into good friends of mine."

Chiropractic Education

Dr. Castro attended Life University in Marietta, Georgia for both his Master's and his Doctorate degrees. He combined his Master's degree in Sports Injury Management and Rehabilitation with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in order to provide a comprehensive approach to his patients' health problems and injuries. This integrative approach of treating the body as a whole promotes the quickest and most lasting changes in his patients. Dr. Castro gives his patients the information and training (exercises and lifestyle changes) necessary to keep an injury from recurring and to promote the highest levels of performance.

On a personal note...

Dr. Castro comes from a small family that has lived in Rockland County for over 40 years. He is interested in and helps out with many different sports programs (everything from Lacrosse to Power-Lifting) throughout the county. He is also an avid weightlifter. When Dr. Castro isn't in the office or the gym, you will find him working on his car or enjoying a good movie or book.

Dr. Castro receives Chiropractic adjustments at least once every two weeks to keep at peak performance for his intensive training regimen. He prefers healthy and wholesome food, but is known to eat some pizza now and then! 

Call Castro Chiropractic today!

How may we assist you with today’s safe and natural chiropractic care? Give us a call so we can help you take your first step toward better health.  If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about the care provided at Castro Chiropractic, please call us at 845-620-0939!