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Sports Medicine For
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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

17 Physical Therapy Exercises For Knee Pain

17 Physical Therapy Exercises For Knee Pain

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasSeptember 16, 2019

You use your knees daily to sit and walk. The constant use puts the complex joint at risk for injury. Common knee injuries include…

14 physical therapy exercises for shoulder pain & Rehab

14 physical therapy exercises for shoulder pain & Rehab

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasAugust 21, 2019

You might not realize it, but you use your shoulders daily to lift, reach, pull, push, carry, and press.  Almost everyone will experience some…

11 Tennis Elbow Exercises For Physical Therapy & Pain Relief

11 Tennis Elbow Exercises For Physical Therapy & Pain Relief

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasFebruary 18, 2019

Overuse of the elbow is often associated with a painful condition called tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis. Whether your elbow pain is coming from…

10 Easy Plantar Fasciitis Stretches & Treatment Exercises To Rehab Pain

10 Easy Plantar Fasciitis Stretches & Treatment Exercises To Rehab Pain

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasFebruary 18, 2019

Living with plantar fasciitis pain can be a challenge. As a sports medicine doctor, I see a lot of patients who experience heel inflammation…

11 Practical Plantar Fasciitis Home Remedies For Pain Relief

11 Practical Plantar Fasciitis Home Remedies For Pain Relief

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasFebruary 17, 2019

I’m on my feet for hours during the day. Combine that with my love of running on the beach, and it’s no wonder why…

Common Sports Injuries: Prevention & Rehab Guide

Common Sports Injuries: Prevention & Rehab Guide

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasJanuary 22, 2019

As a family physician practicing sports medicine, I see a lot of injuries. Although some are caused by accidents, most injuries can be prevented.…

Product Picks

10 Best Running Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis 2021

10 Best Running Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis 2021

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasDecember 29, 2018

Plantar fasciitis is a common problem among runners. As a sports medicine doctor, I treat many people with plantar fasciitis. I also work extensively…

40+ Best Shoes For Plantar Fasciitis: Guidance From 10 Medical Experts

40+ Best Shoes For Plantar Fasciitis: Guidance From 10 Medical Experts

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasDecember 29, 2018

When you suffer from plantar fasciitis, shoes can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  As a sports medicine doctor- and someone who…

9 Best Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis For Arch & Heel Support

9 Best Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis For Arch & Heel Support

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasMarch 1, 2018

Plantar fasciitis pain is a nightmare. I know firsthand that suffering from plantar fasciitis can make simple tasks like walking much more challenging. Luckily,…

7 Best Plantar Fasciitis Night Splints And Brace Options For Sleeping

7 Best Plantar Fasciitis Night Splints And Brace Options For Sleeping

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasMarch 1, 2018

As someone who suffers from heel pain, I know that the first few steps in the morning are often the worst. That’s why I…

10 Best Socks for Plantar Fasciitis

10 Best Socks for Plantar Fasciitis

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasFebruary 28, 2018

As a sports medicine doctor, I’ve seen how debilitating plantar fasciitis can be for many of my patients. As someone who’s on her feet…

10 Best Walking Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

10 Best Walking Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

ByByDr. Kristina DeMatasFebruary 28, 2018

For most of us, walking is just part of life. But what happens when plantar fasciitis pain gets in the way of this everyday…

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