Santa Monica Sports Medicine

Overview of Sports Medicine

Sports medicine refers to the techniques, medications and tools used to both prevent and treat injuries among athletes and other active individuals. A field of medicine that spans specialties including physical therapy and chiropractic care, sports medicine tailors its approach to the specific needs and concerns of active individuals. Its approaches focus primarily on helping athletes perform at their best and minimize downtime due to illness or injury.

What Happens During Sports Medicine?

During your first visit to a sports medicine specialist, your provider will evaluate your injury or concern, discuss your physical goals and activities, and establish a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Treatment may include chiropractic adjustments, shockwave therapy, manual therapy, and soft tissue mobilization, aimed at improving performance, preventing injury, or addressing pain. Additionally, IV Therapy is incorporated to enhance hydration, nutrient delivery, and recovery, ensuring athletes can achieve optimal performance and health. This comprehensive approach allows for a swift return to activity.

What Conditions Does Sports Medicine Treat?

Here are a few of the conditions that often respond favorably to sports medicine:

  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Knee and shoulder injuries
  • Concussions
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • IT band syndrome
  • Myofascial pain
  • Tendonitis
  • And more

Additional Services We Offer

As a specialist in sports medicine serving Santa Monica, Dr. Roy utilizes a combination of techniques that include traditional chiropractic care and progressive methods like manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and shockwave therapy. In his array of services, Dr. Roy skillfully combines wellness and physical care to help patients avoid reliance on painkillers and eliminate the need for surgery.

Active Release Technique

ART combines therapeutic pressure with patient movements to deliver rapid relief of muscle pain and weakness. This technique can be customized to your individual treatment needs.

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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care uses the focused manipulation of certain areas of the body in order to realign areas of the body that are causing pain or dysfunction.

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Functional Movement / SFMA

Functional movement therapy uses movement to address your condition and to maximize your functionality throughout your daily life.

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OTZ Tension Adjustment

OTZ Tension Adjustment is a proven, non-surgical method of diagnosing and successfully treating Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS).

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Personalized Blood Flow Restriction

Personalized blood flow restriction rehabilitation training (PBFR) is a game-changing injury recovery therapy that is producing dramatically positive results.

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RockTape

Rocktape is an elastic therapeutic tape used for treating repetitive strain injuries and relieving pain by lifting the skin and allowing improved blood and lymph flow.

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Shockwave Therapy

Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)utilizes high energy acoustic waves to heal plantar fasciitis, chronic heel pain, heel spurs, achilles tendinopathy, various tendons and ligaments, even bones and muscles.

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Soft Tissue Mobilization

Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization uses specialized instruments to effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The ergonomic design of these instruments provides the clinician with the ability to locate restrictions through sound waves.

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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, known as PEMF, directs magnetic energy waves through the body to specific areas suffering from injury or illness. These waves deliver critical energy to cells that have been become depleted.

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Sports Medicine

Our goal is to help you recover from injuries, improve performance, and stay healthy. Our services include injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.

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Physiotherapy

At Dr. Roys clinic, we provide personalized physiotherapy services to enhance your strength, function, and well-being. Whether its pain management or rehabilitation, our experienced team is committed to supporting your health journey."

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