Our Physical Therapists are movement specialists focused on returning our patients to optimal performance through individualized exercise prescription, hands-on care, and patient education.
During BFR training, a patient exercises with a cuff around their weak arm or leg. The cuff partially restricts blood flow, creating a metabolic environment that stimulates muscle hypertrophy. This can be especially useful for patients post-surgery to address muscle atrophy and for those who cannot tolerate the mechanical stress of heavily-loaded exercises due to pain.
Once evaluated by your physical therapist, you will receive a custom home exercise program specifically tailored to your needs. This program will be updated by your physical therapist as you progress throughout your rehabilitation. If you should choose to transition to personal training after you have successfully completed your rehabilitation, our clinicians will discuss your specific needs with your personal trainer.
Return to sport or a physically challenging occupation will not be left up to chance. We employ numerous functional tests and research-based return-to-play criteria to determine when our recreational, professional, and tactical athletes are ready to return to their sport or job duties.
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.
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
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
Royce is a Sports Performance Coach and Corrective Exercise Specialist who will be assisting the providers with their patients’ treatment plans and educating them by demonstrating proper use of equipment and exercise techniques. He brings personal experience of going through 3 ACL surgeries, and 7 years of hands-on experience of prehab and rehab protocols.More about Royce
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 being used more and more day by day for its benefits. Viewed as an alternative to medication, it is an effective method for treating stress, pain, and many other medical conditions.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 state-of-the-art facility that includes everything you need to recover from a hard workout or competition.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