NOVA Chiropractic and Wellness Center Banner
NOVAChiro Newsletter Logo
Holiday Office Hours 
Mon, Dec 16th:    8:00am-Noon,   2:00pm-7:00pm
Tues, Dec 17th:   8:00am-Noon,   2:00pm-7:00pm
Wed, Dec 18th:    8:00am-Noon,   2:00pm-7:00pm
Thurs, Dec 19th: 7:00am-Noon,   2:00pm-7:00pm 
Fri, Dec 20th:       8:00am-Noon
Mon, Dec 23rd - 27th: CLOSED
Mon, Dec 30th:     8:00am-Noon,   2:00pm-7:00pm
Tues, Dec 31st:    8:00am-Noon,   2:00pm-5:00pm
Wed, Jan 1st:       CLOSED
Thurs, Jan 2nd:   7:00am-Noon,   2:00pm-7:00pm
Fri, Jan 3rd:          8:00am-Noon

NOVA Chiropractic will resume normal business hours beginning the week of Jan 6th.
 Dr. Sullivan Adds The Game Ready System to the Practice
Why Dr. Sullivan Added The Game Ready System
Dr. Sullivan is very active and loves to participate in a number of sports, including hockey. He has played hockey for most of his life being from Upstate New York, and until about a month ago was involved in a hockey league at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex. 

During a game three weeks ago, Dr. Sullivan injured his knee. An MRI report concluded that he had completely torn his PCL and sprained his MCL.  

Need to Know: The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is
most susceptible to a sprain because of the leg position-pushing off the inside edge of the skate blade-and contact
to the outside of the knee.


Right away Dr. Sullivan began laser therapy treatment on his knee and began rehabilitation on his knee. He began researching options that would help him recover quickly. After doing researching and contacting his network of doctors, he decided to invest in what's called The Game Ready System.  
About The Game Ready System
Game Ready integrates proven cold and compression therapies in a revolutionary treatment system that sets a new standard of care in injury and post-operative recovery. It simply and simultaneously applies active pneumatic (air) compression and adjustable cold therapies to reduce swelling, minimize pain, and speed and enhance your body's natural healing abilities.
Compared to traditional RICE applications (Rest-Ice-Compression-Elevation), Game Ready delivers more therapeutic benefits: 
  • Cold (General)
    • Decreases pain, muscle spasms, edema, and swelling.
    • Reduces metabolic activity and demand for oxygen, reducing secondary tissue.
  • Compression (General)
    • Aids the prevention of endema formation and removal of swelling
  • Active Cold (Game Ready)
    • Draws heat away from the injury site for more efficient temperature reduction.
  • Active Compression (Game Ready)
    • Mimics natural muscle contractions, "pumping" endema out of the injured area.
    • Optimizes lymphatic drainage.
    • Increases blood flow and oxygen delivery.
    • Simulates tissue repair, encoraging acceleration of the healing process.
  • Active Compression & Active Cold Therapy
    • Improves surface contact for faster, deeper, longer-lasting cooling.
Need to Know: 91% of patients returned to work or daily
activities sooner using GR compared to RICE treatment.
Portable & Used By Pro-Athletes

Game Ready provides you with a convenient, comfortable, and portable tool that you can use for treatment in the training room, on the field, or on the road. The system is different from traditional treatment methods like ice packs or simple circulating ice water units. The Game Ready System continuously cycles fluid throughout the form-fitting, flexible wrap, keeping it cold throughout the entire duration of an application or treatment. With adjustable time pressure and temperature settings, treatment sessions can be tailored to every athlete's needs.


Used By Pro Athletes

The Game Ready System is utilized by every training staff in professional sports along with most every NCAA team.  Star professional athletes usually own their own Game Ready System. Tom Brady and RG III are two athletes that use a Game Ready after each football game. It is by far the best ice therapy and cold compression system on the market.  



How It Works & Cost
Game Ready can be applied to the injured body part for a 15 minute period at NOVA Chiropractic.  The Game Ready System can be applied on the shoulder, elbow, back, hip, knee and ankle.  The system is filled with ice and water and then is connected to the specific wrap.  The temperature can be controlled and is constantly cycled throughout the wrap while the compression therapy is being applied within the wrap.  
Most insurances cover the cost of the Game Ready application, but if your insurance does not cover it then the cost is as follows:
One 15 minute application: $25
Currently, Dr. Sullivan has the Game Ready System that can be applied to the knee, but he is ordering more application for additional body parts. 
Dr. Sullivan's Recommendations

I would recommend The Game Ready System for anyone that has sustained an acute and recent injury, or soon after surgery. One of the most important things that a patient can do after he/she sustains an injury is to get it treated quickly. Pro athletes receive treatment essentially immediately after they sustain an injury, and it makes a difference in the speediness of the recovery. 


I am currently using The Game Ready System and have felt a dramatic decrease in pain and swelling, and my range of motion has increased. I only ordered the knee application because I wanted to test it out on myself first to make sure that I experienced it's effectiveness, and now I am going to order the additional body part applications. 

Health & Wellness Articles


NOVA Chiropractic Article

High-Performance Rehab 

Find NOVA Chiropractic on Facebook, Twitter, & LinkedIn!

Note: The material provided in this newsletter is for informational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein may not always reflect the views of the NOVA Chiropractic, nor do they imply an endorsement. 
In This Issue
Notice About Holiday Hours
Dr. Sullivan Adds The Game Ready System
About The Game Ready System
Portable & Used by Pro Athletes
How ItWorks & Cost
Dr. Sullivan's Recommdendations
NOVA Chiropractic Blog Article
High-Performance Rehab
Laser Therapy
Ingredient of the Week
Ultimate Holiday Survival Guide
Updated HIPPA Notice of Privacy Practices
The Healthy Alternative
Contact Information
8992 Fern Park Drive
Burke, VA 22015

Office Hours
Mon  8:00 - Noon   2:00 - 7:00

Tues  8:00 - Noon  2:00 - 7:00

Wed  8:00 - Noon   2:00 - 7:00

Thurs 7:00 - Noon  2:00 - 7:00

Fri      Closed 
Sat     Closed 
Sun    Closed 
Quick Links

Laser Therapy
The Latest & Greatest at NOVA Chiropractic

The laser has proven to help dozens of patients at 
NOVA Chiropractic! 
Common conditions with current patients that laser therapy is helping to heal are:
  • Herniated discs
  • Knee arthritis
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Achilles tendinitis 
  • Neck and back pain
  • and much more!
For more information, 
call 703-912-7822 or email
Ingredient of the Week
Legend holds that Native Americans shared cranberries with the Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving in 1621. There is evidence that they were well aware of some of the medicinal benefits of these tart, antioxidant-rich berries.

They were on to something. Cranberries are low in calories and rich in fiber, and potassium, which makes them a perfect part of a healthy diet. In addition, these pretty little berries contain unique compounds with antibacterial properties that may help prevent urinary tract infections.

Ultimate Holiday Survival Guide
Get the Ultimate Holiday Survival Guide from Fitness Revolution...Absolutely Free!

In this Ultimate Survival Guide you will discover:

  • Three challenging and effective body weight workouts you can do anytime, anywhere
  • Easy to follow nutrition guides
  • Healthy recipes that will WOW your Holiday Guests
  • Party survival tips
  • Learn the seven strategies to help reduce stress during the holidays
Download now!
Updated HIPPA Notice of Privacy Practices
Click Here to Read the Updated Notice to Privacy Practices
2013 Seminars/Events 
Active Release Technique 

Re-Certification Seminar 

Iselin, New Jersey


Medicare Seminar

Richmond, Virginia


Health and Safety Fair

Fort Belvoir, VA


Health Fair at the Naval Research Laboratory

Washington, DC


Neurokinetic Therapy Seminar

Washington, DC


Active Release Techniques Full Body Seminar

Washington, DC 

The Healthy Alternative
The Healthy Alternative

A guidebook written by

Dr. Sullivan!

The Healthy Alternative: 

A Guide For A Pain-Free, Active Lifestyle empowers and educates the reader when confronted with back or neck on the treatment options available and integrating the safest, most effective ways to manage and prevent pain. Order Now!