Play for Life
Cofrancesco Chiropractic

What is Play for Life?

Play for Life is an essential program designed to protect our young athletes and enhance their performance. Our overall objective is to gather enough information to establish a baseline for each athlete, which will:

  • Improve overall performance
  • Treat any immediate problems
  • Provide guidance for future health
  • Mission Statement

    Youth Football

    The purpose of this program is to create a chiropractic protocol which will effectively prepare our children for the rigors of football and safeguard their future in athletics.

    "I wish something like this was around when I was younger."

    "...within two days I had no pain at all, I couldn't believe it"

    Pop Quiz

    How many teams are

    in the NFL?

    NFL Teams

    How many NFL Teams have Chiropractors on staff?

    All 32
    have AT LEAST one

    What Do These Professional Football Players Have To Say?

    Jerry Rice

     Jerry Rice 

     13x Pro-Bowl Wide Receiver & 3x Super Bowl Champion 


    “I am proud to communicate with the American Public about the value of chiropractic care. Professional football is a very tough and vigorous sport and I attribute my longevity and durability to a vigorous exercise program and chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic gave me the edge to succeed, not only on the gridiron, but also on the dance floor.”

    Aaron Rogers

     Aaron Rogers 

     Green Bay Packers QB, 2x MVP, 6x Pro-Bowler, Super Bowl Champion


    “I am blessed that my dad is a chiropractor. Getting adjusted regularly along with practicing other good health habits that my mom helped me establish are all part of my goal to win in life and on the field.”

    If Chiropractic is so important to these adult athletes…
    WHY NOT START NOW with your young athletes?

    Be Proactive!


    • From Injury
    • From Future Ailments


    • Immediate
    • Ongoing


    • Immediate
    • Future
      • High School
      • College
      • Professional


    • Immediate
    • Future

    An aligned skeletal framework is more flexible and adaptable to physical stressors, such as:

    • Running
    • Postures
    • Contact

    A misaligned framework can predispose the spine to injury where the immediate effects can include swelling, stiffness, spasm and pain. The long term effects include:

    • Chronic misalignment
    • Early signs of degeneration
    • Dis-coordination
    • Muscle imbalances
    • Inflexibility
    • Painful joints

    Performance and Perseverance

    • A properly adjusted skeletal system contributes to a well balanced nervous system which enhances performance and coordination.
    • Perseverance creates a greater timeline of opportunity.

    To effectively and safely prepare for sports, it is required to:

    • Be physically trained
    • Be strategically coached
    • Acquire and utilize protective equipment
        AND NOW
    • Analyze and treat the spine
    Football Helmet

    Now is the time to begin this program while these athletes are young, healthy, adaptable and resilient

    Correcting the source of misalignment

    Accomplished by a specific chiropractic adjustment which restores proper motion to the vertebra and enhances neurological function.

    This adjustment creates better communication between brain and body, promoting healthier functioning joints for a safer and higher performing athletic future.


    Chiropractic Application

    • Observation of athlete walking
    • Observing heal strike and toe off including gait and cadence

    Standing Postural Exam

    What We Check -

    • Spinal analysis including skull, shoulders and hips
    • Center of gravity analysis
    • Left to Right weight distribution

    Sitting Chiropractic Exam

    What We Check -

    • Thermographic exam to identify neurological evidence of misalignment
    • Detect spinal sensitivity
    • Examine for lack of motion to each vertebra

    Overall Objective

    Our overall objective is to gather enough information to establish a baseline for each athlete, which will:

    • Improve overall performance
    • Treat any immediate problems
    • Provides guidance for future health
    Cofrancesco Chiropractic

    260 Amity Road
    Woodbridge, CT 06525