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1776 Ygnacio Valley Road

Suite 106
Walnut Creek, CA 94598


Mon - Fri 10:00a - 7:00p

Sat-Sun by Appointment


(925) 945-1155

Why Choose Dr. Douglas Cancel as Your Walnut Creek Chiropractor?

Photo of Dr. Douglas Cancel advising a patientDr. Douglas Cancel has established a successful full-services sports chiropractic and rehab facility in Walnut Creek, CA. His practice treats a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal injuries and pain problems involving the neck, back, spine, shoulders, and extremities.

At Performance Sport Care, we treat people from of all walks of life, and we treat everyone “like a Pro.” We take the time to provide you with personalized, convenient care with the primary emphasis on obtaining the fastest possible results. Whether it’s just pain relief or full injury rehab, we provide comprehensive and individualized treatments, depending our patients’ needs and requirements.

Our services provide the missing link between orthodox Chiropractic care, ordinary physical therapy, and performance/strength training that often prevents many people from overcoming their injuries or pain problems. Using a holistic approach to each problem that comes before us, we conduct a complete evaluation of the injury and surrounding areas, looking for deficiencies or weaknesses that may factor into the problem. By understanding each person’s unique physical challenges, better and quicker results are possible, as well as reduced risk of future injury.
We have a track record of success with these conditions:

  • Achilles tendinitis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee pain and shin splints
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Pinched nerve
  • Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tension headache

But we also treat a variety of other sports-related and bodybuilding injuries (including CrossFit injuries).

In addition to the personal attention and careful diagnosis we provide, we offer customized nutrition, exercise, personal training and conditioning programs to help you feel better, healthier and stronger. No other chiropractors in Walnut Creek, including most health care facilities, have more experience in the area of strength training and bodybuilding than we do.

Dr. Cancel also has a strong relationship with the leading medical specialists in Northern California. This includes specialty areas such as Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Radiology, Endocrinology, Physical Medicine, Podiatry, Psychiatry/Psychology, and other Sports Medicine sub-specialties, plus chronic pain management. If we can’t solve your problem, we will guide you to someone who can. And we will waste NO time doing so.

Highly Experienced and Qualified Care From a Chiropractor in Walnut Creek, CA

With 30 years of clinical experience, Performance Sport Care is no ordinary chiropractic practice serving Walnut Creek, CA, and nearby areas of Concord, Pleasant Hill, Danville and Lafayette. All of the treatment and therapeutic services that we offer are highly individualized and custom tailored to meet the needs of our patients. When it comes to your health, there is nothing we offer that is “cookie-cutter.”

Results are what count the most. No matter your occupation, from software engineer to homemaker to sports star, you want the ability to improve every day – and not just at work. Performance is about achieving what matters to you, and that’s what matters to us.

Experience comprehensive chiropractic from someone who is dedicated to your health. Look to sports chiropractor Dr. Douglas Cancel for the personalized care and attention you deserve. Feel free to contact him at (925) 945-1155 or use our Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation.

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For our many friends in the bodybuilding community, we feel compelled to share with you this open letter from Arnold Schwarzenegger to his best friend, Franco Columbu:


You’ve heard me say that I don’t like when people call me a self-made man.

You’ve even heard me say that you’re part of the reason I could never accept that label.

But I wanted you to know why.

From the minute we met in Munich, you were my partner in crime. We pushed each other, we competed with each other, and we laughed at every moment along the way.

When I finally got to America, I was alone. I’d left my family, my country, my whole life behind. So when I asked Joe Weider to bring you to train with me, it was because I knew I wasn’t the same without my best friend. I could thrive without money, without my parents, but I couldn’t thrive without you.

I am devastated today. But I am also so, so grateful for the 54 years of friendship and joy we shared. The pumps, the chess games, the construction work, the meals, the pranks, the life lessons - we did it all together. We grew and we learned and we loved. My life was more fun, more colorful, and more complete because of you.

I will always miss you. But I’ll also know that a part of you lives on in me, in Debbie, in Maria, and in the millions of people you inspired every day you lived. And I will be there for Maria and Debbie, so you can rest now with no worries.

I love you Franco. I will always remember the joy you brought to my life, the advices you gave me, and the twinkle in your eye that never disappeared. You were my best friend.

Love always,

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