Performance Sport Care specializes in the treatment of painful injuries and sports-related problems.

Photo of Doctor Douglas Cancel assisting a patientWe combine the most effective elements of chiropractic care with a full spectrum of non-drug, non-surgical musculoskeletal treatments and manual therapies. We couple this with an array of health-oriented strategies that include nutritional optimization, flexibility improvement, workplace ergonomics, physical conditioning exercise, and strength training.

It’s not just about therapy and strategy. Our state of the art fitness and rehabilitation facility is like no other in the medical and chiropractic field. We are fully outfitted with everything you need to come back better than you were, including equipment used by NFL teams and other professional sports organizations.

Whether you are a professional or recreational athlete, a weekend warrior, or just need help with workplace or other injuries, we treat you like a pro.

We are able to provide relief for a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders. Click a hot-zone to learn more about the types of injuries we treat.

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Pain Locator
Neck PainHip PainFoot, Ankle, and Leg PainMuscle Tension HeadacheElbow PainForearm & Hand/Wrist PainKnee PainShoulder ProblemsBack PainPost-Surgical Rehab

Neck Pain

Strains, “Whiplash,” Joint dysfunctions (Chiropractic Subluxations), Myofascial Pain

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Hip Pain

Hip Flexor Tendinitis, Gluteus Medius Syndrome, Trochanteric Bursitis

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Foot, Ankle, and Leg Pain

Ankle Strain, High Ankle Sprain, Shin Splints, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis

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Muscle Tension Headache

Elbow Pain

Golfer’s Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Triceps Tendinitis

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Forearm & Hand/Wrist Pain

Early Carpal tunnel Syndrome, Instant or Repetitive Use Strains

Knee Pain

Meniscus Tears, ACL, MCL, Osteoarthritis, "Runner's Knee," Chondromalacia Patellae, I-T Band Syndrome

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Shoulder Problems

Osteoarthritis, Impingement, Tendinitis, Rotator Cuff Syndrome, Throwing/Weightlifting Injuries

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Back Pain

Strains, Disc Related Issues, Facet Joint Dysfunction, Posture Related Imbalances

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Post-Surgical Rehab

Knee, Hip, Shoulder, Arthrofibrosis (tightness), Full Strength Restoration

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**Addressing the Shortcomings of High School Weight Training Programs**At Performance Sport-Care in Walnut Creek, Dr. Douglas Cancel, a dedicated sports chiropractor, offers expert manual therapy and rehabilitative strength training to help young athletes thrive. We understand that while high school weight training programs have their benefits, they also have several shortcomings that can impact student athletes' performance and safety:1. **Lack of Proper Supervision and Instruction**: - Many high school programs lack certified strength and conditioning coaches, leading to inadequate coaching and improper lifting techniques.2. **Insufficient Individualization**: - One-size-fits-all programs fail to address the unique needs, fitness levels, and goals of individual students, potentially leading to overtraining or undertraining.3. **Safety Concerns**: - Without proper supervision and technique instruction, the risk of injuries increases significantly.4. **Lack of Comprehensive Education**: - High school programs often miss out on essential education regarding nutrition, overall fitness, and the importance of warm-up and cool-down routines.5. **Equipment and Facility Limitations**: - Outdated or insufficient equipment and limited space can hinder the effectiveness and safety of training.6. **Motivation and Engagement**: - Not all students are interested in weight training, and a lack of a supportive environment can further discourage participation.7. **Inconsistent Programs**: - Irregular training schedules and variable program quality can disrupt students' progress.8. **Focus on Aesthetics Over Functionality**: - Emphasizing appearance over functional strength and overall fitness may not align with students' true needs.At Performance Sport-Care, Dr. Douglas Cancel is committed to addressing these issues by providing personalized, safe, and effective rehabilitative strength training. Our goal is to help young athletes achieve their peak performance and stay injury-free.If you're concerned about your child's high school weight training program or want to enhance their athletic performance, contact us today. Together, we can build a stronger, healthier future for your young athlete! 💪📞#performancesportcare #sportschiropractor #rehabilitativestrengthtraining #youthathletedevelopment #injuryprevention #walnutcreekfitness ... See MoreSee Less
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