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Sports Medicine For
Weekend Warriors

Holistic, evidence-based advice that empowers you to be active.

About Sporty Doctor

Our mission is to help people reduce the need for drugs and tap into the body’s natural ability to heal itself by focusing on prevention and rehabilitation.

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Dr. Kristina DeMatas, Founder

Dr. Kristina DeMatas practices holistic, evidence-based family medicine that focuses on treating injuries and transforming lives through prevention, rehabilitation, and diet. She is also a Family and Sports Medicine Physician At Mayo Clinic.

Dr Calvin Walter Damper

Dr. Walter Calvin Damper

Walter Calvin Damper, DO, specializes in holistic and nonsurgical treatments to alleviate back, joint, nerve and muscle pain. His patients range from injured professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, and MLB to patients suffering from acute or chronic pain.

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Shannon “Dallas” Hall

Shannon is a certified personal trainer specializing in body composition and sports nutrition, a USA boxing coach, and a former American Gladiator.

Physical Therapy and Home Treatment

Best Physical Therapy Exercises For Lower Back Pain

Best Physical Therapy Exercises For Lower Back Pain

ByByDr. Brent Wells, D.CSeptember 11, 2020

Low back pain, or lumbar back pain, is incredibly common. As such, you would think that there would be a few habitual ways to…

What is Sports Physical Therapy and How Therapists Treat Injuries

What is Sports Physical Therapy and How Therapists Treat Injuries

ByByTim FraticelliAugust 3, 2020

While there are over ten recognized specialties in physical therapy, the sports physical therapy specialty stands out as one of the most commonly referenced…

25 Simple Physical Therapy Exercises You Can Do At Home

25 Simple Physical Therapy Exercises You Can Do At Home

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasJuly 23, 2020

Daily visits to the physical therapist don’t fit into everyone’s schedule. Keeping your body in good working order is all about being proactive. If…

7 Trochanteric Bursitis Exercises To Increase Hip Flexibility

7 Trochanteric Bursitis Exercises To Increase Hip Flexibility

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasFebruary 5, 2020

Trochanteric bursitis is a medical condition where the bursa, a fluid-filled sac close to a joint at the greater trochanter on the hip, becomes inflamed.…

Top 50 Physical Therapy Blogs and Websites For 2021

Top 50 Physical Therapy Blogs and Websites For 2021

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasFebruary 2, 2020

As a sports medicine physician, I’m a huge advocate for physical therapy. Between that and my mom being a PT, I’m always looking to…

20 Best physical therapy exercises for hip pain

20 Best physical therapy exercises for hip pain

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasSeptember 17, 2019

Whether you’re sitting on your behind all day, or participating in triathlons, your hips are hard at work. You will start to feel an…

Product Picks

Best Plantar Fasciitis Shoes for Women

Best Plantar Fasciitis Shoes for Women

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasSeptember 11, 2020

Plantar Fasciitis is the number one cause of foot pain seen in my practice. I recommend proper supportive shoes as the first line of…

Choosing The Best Volleyball Knee Pads

Choosing The Best Volleyball Knee Pads

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasJuly 10, 2020

With all the diving, sliding, and falling in any given match, you’re bound to make some contact with the floor. That’s why you need…

10 Best Volleyball Shoes For Women and Men

10 Best Volleyball Shoes For Women and Men

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasJune 18, 2020

When it comes to playing your best volleyball, basketball or running shoes are no substitute for a good pair of volleyball shoes. Lightweight with…

5 Best Knee Braces For Arthritis Pain Relief

5 Best Knee Braces For Arthritis Pain Relief

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasMay 27, 2020

As the largest, strongest joints in our bodies, our knees have major bearing on mobility. Conditions like knee osteoarthritis, arthritis of the knee joint,…

Best Back Brace Options for Back Pain Relief and Support

Best Back Brace Options for Back Pain Relief and Support

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasFebruary 5, 2020

Backaches and pains can occur in individuals of all ages. From lower back pain to mid- and upper pain, when these aches occur, finding…

5 Best Tennis Elbow Brace Options For Elbow Pain And Support

5 Best Tennis Elbow Brace Options For Elbow Pain And Support

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasJanuary 18, 2019

Throughout my years as a sports doctor, I‘ve seen patients with all kinds of injuries, regardless if they are athletes or not. One of…

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