The Sports Academy approach to athletic training and manual therapy addresses the clients impairments as a whole and looks to address the source of your issues and find resolutions.
As providers we are striving to find the source of the pain and dysfunction. This systematic approach to determine if there is a mobility/flexibility impairment vs. stability/strength impairment is key to managing and preventing further injury. Once a priority list is created, then a progressive corrective exercise strategy is put in place to address the dysfunctional movement patterns.
No matter who the client is and what the training volume is…it is essential to spend time in the recover and regeneration realm. Recovery can be multifaceted and based upon individual needs. Active Techniques and Passive Modalities are available here at Sports Academy. Our Recovery Suite and Massage Therapy Team specialize in a variety of modalities.Learn more
Integrative Dry Needling [IDN] is the use of a fine filament needle into a specific tissue with the goals to reduce tissue tension, aide in pain and swelling reduction, minimize trigger points, tissue recovery and even activate muscles dependent on the method used. Our IDN is administered by Jill Wosmek who holds a certification through the Structure and Function Dry Needling curriculum.
Stimulates connective tissue remodeling through resorption of excessive fibrosis, and induces repair and regeneration of collagen secondary to fibroblast recruitment. This will lead to the breakdown, or release of scar tissue, fascial restrictions and adhesions.
Therapeutic Cupping has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 2000 years with the primary purpose of allowing a decompressive relief to the tissue and promoting blood flow. There are a few different methods of cupping and types of cups used dependent on the treatment goals. Within Western Medicine we have taken these philosophies and applied it within sports medicine with great success!
The application of a specialized tourniquet system to a proximal arm or leg, which is inflated, to a personalized and specific pressure to reduce blood flow to an exercising extremity. The application is brief and intermittent and is based on a specific protocol to help increase strength and hypertrophy utilizing a low mechanical load.
Jill is a certified athletic trainer that brings 15+ years of experience to Sports Academy. Jill has been challenged throughout her career working with collegiate and professional athletes to get them back in the game in an effective and efficient manner and is enjoying those same challenges with our patients and athletes here at SAMore about Jill
Beau brings with him over 10 years of hands-on experience in Sports Medicine. Beau is a co-owner of Body Dynamix Chiropractic & Performance that will be partnering with Sports Academy by providing all of our medical services in-house.More about Dr. Beau
Through Dr. Eddie’s advanced Sports Medicine training, he has been named as an official medical provider for the US National Field Hockey Team, the US National Archery Team, and the US National Beach Volleyball Teams. Dr. Eddie travels internationally to tournaments to provide medical support for our nation’s most elite athletes.More about Dr. Eddie
Justin is a Senior Physical Therapist at Sports Academy who specializes in treatment of orthopedic disorders. He graduated with honors from the University of Southern California’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Justin is a local of Ventura County and spends his past time outdoors, or with his wife and daughter.More about Justin
Danielle is a Senior Physical Therapist at Sports Academy who specializes in treatment of orthopedic disorders. She graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Danielle is originally from Wisconsin, and now enjoys being able to explore the outdoors year-round in California.More about Danielle
Max is a Staff Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer at Sports Academy who specializes in treatment of orthopedic and sports related diagnosis with a passion for shoulder and ACL injuries and rehabilitation. Max graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic training from Northeastern University and then graduated from the University of Southern California’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.More about Max
Milena Popovic is a physical therapist at Sports Academy. She works with patients of all ages with a variety of orthopedic diagnoses in the Integrated Sports Medicine Department.
Milena attended West Coast University, graduating with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
The Sports Academy approach to athletic training and manual therapy addresses the clients impairments as a whole and looks to address the source of your issues and find resolutions.Learn more
Sports Academy houses a state-of-the-art Biomechanics Lab for all athletic populations to provide each individual the cutting edge technology to enhance their performance and decrease risk of injury.Learn more
Sports Academy uses the BOD POD Gold Standard Body Composition System to determine body composition for athlete's goal setting and tracking.Learn more
Massage therapy is an effective method for treating stress, pain and enhance overall wellness.Learn more
Sports Academy houses an integrated Sports Medicine Practice that focuses on improving your quality of life and getting you back to doing the things you love as quickly as possible. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or a workaholic bound to a desk, our professionals can help.Learn more
Our Physical Therapists are movement specialists focused on returning our patients to optimal performance through individualized exercise prescription, hands-on care, and patient education.Learn more
Sports Chiropractic specializes in the care of musculoskeletal injuries and injury prevention. Through a process involving soft tissue work, joint mobilization, and rehabilitation, our Chiropractors provide support for any type of patient to recover from injury and perform at their best.Learn more
The Sports Academy Recovery Suite is a leading-edge wing of Sports Academy that includes everything you need to recover from a hard workout and prepare for the next one.Learn more
Vitality Lab treatment strategies utilize neurology, advanced nutritional therapies, lifestyle modifications, and mind-body techniques. We strive to empower and educate each client to restore and optimize their body to true vitality.Learn more