Dr. Anthony Cipperoni comes to the Action Performance teamby way of Chicago, IL. Originally born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Dr. Cipperoni attended Loyola University Chicago and received a BS in Psychology and Natural Science.
While there, he also competed as an amateur boxer, fighting in a number of tournaments around the city, including the Chicago Golden Gloves. While training, Dr. Cipperoni suffered a number of injuries, none worse than a traumatic shoulder dislocation while sparring. This lead to two surgeries, requiring repair and reattachment of the labrum and biceps tendon.
After two surgeries and months of rehab, Dr. Cipperoni had never fully recovered his range of motion in the shoulder joint and sought out treatment from a number of practitioners including physical therapists, chiropractors, orthopedists, and massage therapists. At the time, he was working as an EMT on Chicago’s south side and the physical demands of the job really started to take a toll on his shoulder. It wasn’t until he met anActive Release Technique (ART) certified chiropractorthat he started to see some real improvement. After just a few weeks of treatment, Dr. Cipperoni had regained over 95%of the original range of movement in his shoulder. It was this experience, combined with Dr. Cipperoni’s love for the human body and working with people, that he decided to embark on his chiropractic journey.
Dr. Cipperoni went to chiropractic school in Davenport, Iowa at Palmer College of Chiropractic. While there, he served as president of the sports injury and extremity club and head intern in the sports rehabilitation department. During his 9th trimester, he completed an externship at the Naval Air Station in Lemoore, California. He had the opportunity to work with active duty fighter pilots, mechanics, and some of the best and brightest in the physical medicine field. An incredibly rewarding and challenging experience.
After graduating from chiropractic school, Dr. Cipperoni joined a sports injury practice in suburban Chicago. It was here that he started to hone his soft tissue skills and desire to become the best practitioner he can. It was at this time that he attended his first ART Spine seminar. He decided to continue his education in ART, learning upper and lower extremity protocols as well. He is now a full-body certified Active Release Techniques practitioner. Through ART, Dr. Cipperoni is able to help his patients return to the activities they love, with less pain and better function.
Dr. Cipperoni also served as a visiting professor of anatomy and physiology at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Chicago. Here, he was able to continue his studies in the human body and teach students form a variety of backgrounds.
Because Dr. Cipperoni has a strong desire to help his patients be strong, healthy, and pain-free, he is continuing his education in Active Release Techniques with an emphasis on treating athletes from two of his favorite sports; golf and crossfit. Dr. Cipperoni is specifically interested on how he can help athletes develop better techniques with less pain, leading to increased performance. He competed as an amateur golfer throughout high school and early in his college career and has great expertise in the biomechanics of the golf swing. Understanding the different aspects of the golf swing helps him to better diagnose which areas of the body need work. He believes that all athletes have the right to pain-free performance and strives to work with his patients and achieve this goal. He feels the more he can teach his patients about how their body works, the better able they are to take care of it and live a healthier life.
Currently, Dr. Cipperoni lives in San Diego with his wife, Keri, who works as a Critical Care Nurse in the surgical trauma intensive care unit at Scripps Mercy Hospital.