Spine specialist, Dr. Andrew Calderone shares a story of an active 63 y.o. male athlete with a condition called spondylolisthesis. Dr. Calderone explains what this condition is and how he is treating this active gentleman.
Calderone is a native of Stuart, Florida and attended South Fork High School where he was a student in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and a member of the Men’s Varsity Baseball Team. After high school, Dr. Calderone went on to study Exercise Science at Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) in West Palm Beach, Florida.
While at PBA, Dr. Calderone was also a member of the Men’s Collegiate Baseball Team where in his senior year, was awarded the Male President’s Award and named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, the first PBA baseball player in program history to receive this distinction. After college, Dr. Calderone was fortunate enough to play a season of independent professional baseball for the High Desert Yardbirds of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs in Adelanto, California.
Chiropractic Education and Training
After his playing days, Dr. Calderone enrolled in chiropractic school at Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida. In his final semester of chiropractic school, Dr. Calderone completed a 5-month preceptorship at Scott Air Force Base in Shiloh, Illinois where he completed over 700 clinical hours in the 375th Medical Group multidisciplinary clinic diagnosing and providing chiropractic care to active members of the United States Air Force, Military, and Navy. While at Scott, he also completed 250 hours and 150 musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound procedures. Dr. Calderone graduated top of his class with a perfect 4.0 GPA and received Summa Cum Laude upon graduation – the highest academic distinction.
Dr. Calderone first experienced the benefits and healing of chiropractic care at the age of 15, when he was diagnosed with a bilateral spondylolysis at the level of his L5 vertebra. At the time he was playing varsity baseball at South Fork High School in Stuart, Florida and was informed that this was a potentially career ending injury. He credits chiropractic care to not only saving his baseball career, but also keeping him healthy on the field for years to come. His experience as a patient of chiropractic drove him to become a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Dr. Calderone looks forward to giving back to the community that raised him and hopes to inspire the youth to pursue the chiropractic profession, the same way he was inspired by his chiropractic physician from a young age.
In addition to being a board-certified chiropractic physician, Dr. Calderone also holds other professional certifications including:
- National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- COX Flexion/Distraction Technic Lumbar Spine Part I & II
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment Level 1
- Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation (FAKTR) Rehab System
- RockTape FMT Basic and Advanced Taping
Dr. Calderone is also a member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA).