Evgeny Platov, Olympic Gold Medallist at the 1998 Games, and patient of De Luca Family Chiropractic, is show on our video page receiving his medal for Russia along with skating partner, Ms. Grishuk. Dr. De Luca and Evgeny Platov have known one another for 10 years. Dr. De Luca has not only helped Evgeny, but assisted him with the British team he coaches as well.
Evgeny states, "One member of my team had a locked hamstring the morning of competition, but by the end of the day was able to compete, all thanks to the best chiropractor I know- Tony."
After retiring from competitive skating, he helped coach skaters from all over the world. Platov currently coaches at the Princeton Sports Center in Monmouth Junction, NJ.
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Dr. Anthony DeLuca was recognized by the United States Olympic Committee for supporting America's Olympic athletes and honoring the spirit of sports competition that engergizes our Nations's Olympic efforts.
-Al Oerter Gold Medalist '56, '60, '64, '68
March 2010- Dr. Deluca travels to Torino, Italy to be the official Team Doctor for Great Britian and Republic of Georgia and ISU World Figure Skating Championships
DeLuca Family Chiropractic would like to congradulate our patient, Christina Martin, for this week's article in the Home New Tribune and for the outstanding opportunity to compete for Miss International 2009. We wish her the best of luck in this competition and her future endevors! Please read the article posted below for more information.
In February, the 19-year-old township resident was crowned Miss New Jersey International. Now, she will go on to compete for the title of Miss International 2009 during the final contest in Chicago in July.
"It's an opportunity of a lifetime," Martin said. "I'm so proud to be part of system that looks beyond physical beauty and focuses on young women's achievements and their charitable involvements. I'm just ecstatic."
Martin, a pre-med student at Boston College, always has had an interest in pageants.
"I always got things in the mail, and I always put them off," she said. "One day I said, "Life is too short. Just do it. It can only be a wonderful experience, give you confidence, help you with your interview skills and allow you to make new friends.' It's done nothing but help me. It's opened so many doors."
The daughter of Maureen and Herbert Martin of Old Bridge, Martin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Old Bridge when she was 6. She attended St. Thomas the Apostle School in Old Bridge and Bishop George Ahr High School in Edison. At 16, she participated in the National American Miss competition.
When she heard about the Miss International pageant she decided to give it a try.
"It's done nothing but help me," said Christina Martin, regarding participating in the Miss New Jersey International competition. "It's opened so many doors."
She submitted an application and participated in a phone interview. As a result, Martin was selected to represent the state in the Miss International competition, which is open to single women 19 to 29.
In the national pageant, Martin will compete in four categories — evening gown, fitness wear, fun fashion and an interview.
The interview, which is 40 percent of the overall score, is about contestants' platforms — charitable organizations they plant to promote for the coming year.
Martin's charity is the Make-a-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.
Martin, who has volunteered at the YMCA and John F. Kennedy Medical Center, both in Edison, became aware of the foundation when she was in fifth grade, while on a cruise that featured Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen as guests.
On the cruise, she met a young girl, whose wish to go on the cruise with the Olsen Twins was granted by the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Martin also will host fundraisers and represent the foundation at a variety of engagements.
Martin said she is working hard to claim the title of Miss International 2009. The competition is operated by International Pageants Inc., which also hosts the Mrs. International and Miss Teen International pageants.
"I hope to make New Jersey proud," she said. "I've been working hard to prepare for the competition. I'm working out and eating properly. I've been thinking about the interview questions, and I've been formulating some great answers. I'm really excited, and I think I'll do well. I know it will be a wonderful experience."
Additional information about the pageant is available on the Web at www.miss-interenational.us.
At De Luca Family Chiropractic, we are proud of each and every patient that walks through our door. There are a few in particular that find a way to strive for nothing but the best. Alyssa Campenella is one of those patients. With great academics and good role model qualities, Alyssa has always been an individual built on a foundation of self-confidence and determination. She has held many titles: student, role model, dancer, actor and Miss New Jersey Teen USA.
With the help of De Luca Family Chiropractic, Alyssa was able to improve her posture, which was due to a slip and fall backstage during a play less than two years ago. “I could see my posture improving drastically as the weeks went by,” stated Alyssa. “It was impossible for me to walk in heels after my slip and fall, something a beauty pageant constant and model most always be able to do.” Alyssa says that Dr. De Luca not only guided her in a positive healing process, but also improved her posture in the long term of competition. “He also gives me great fitness advice to help me stay in shape.”
Alyssa hopes to one day become a goodwill ambassador for the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). As for her career ambitions, Alyssa one day aspires to become a treacher who educates abroad to children in different countries around the world.
Alyssa currently holds the title as first runner up for Miss New Jersey USA 2009. We wish her the best in life and competition!
Check out this upcoming Suburban's Special Section titled "Focus on Physican." The section is geared towards profiling and advertising the community's local doctors and specialists. An article explaining what Dr. D and the DFC mission is will be printed in the section. So pick up a copy and check it out today! The article will so be posted after the newpapers goes to print.