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Sports Therapy 

Dr. Mark's approach to sports medicine integrates traditional care with regenerative medicine, focusing on treating and preventing sports-related injuries. His expertise encompasses medical treatments such as regenerative techniques, ensuring athletes and active individuals not only recover effectively but also reach their peak performance.

Jeffrey Mark, MD, provides a variety of sports medicine services at The Real Gut Doctor. Clients with varying sports injuries have found lasting success through the utilization of techniques such as Platelet concentrate injections. To get back on the field or court, call or use the online booking tool today for a sports medicine consultation.

An Integrative Approach to Sports Medicine

In the vast world of sports medicine, the conventional approach has often been limited to medications and physical therapy, primarily focusing on alleviating pain. While these methods can provide temporary relief, they often don't address the root causes of the pain and injury. Our integrative and functional medicine approach delves deeper. We don't just treat the symptoms; we aim to understand the underlying issues. Are there nutritional deficiencies contributing to prolonged recovery? Could there be damaged joints or ligaments that might benefit from advanced regenerative therapies? Our holistic perspective seeks to uncover these answers, offering therapies that not only naturally decrease pain but also harness the body's innate healing potential. This comprehensive approach can even aid in the repair of joint and ligament damage, setting our practice apart from traditional sports medicine clinics.

At our practice, we pride ourselves on offering a unique blend of traditional and cutting-edge treatments, ensuring a holistic approach to recovery and peak performance. We understand that each individual's path to healing is unique, which is why we offer a range of integrative and regenerative therapies tailored to your specific needs.

One of our key offerings is Platelet Concentrate Injections, a treatment that leverages the healing properties inherent in your own body. By concentrating and injecting platelets from your blood into injured areas, we promote tissue repair and growth. This method has proven effective for a variety of sports injuries, from tennis elbow to runner's knee, providing our clients with lasting relief and a quicker return to their active lifestyles.

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine provides appropriate treatment plans to individuals who sustain an injury as a result of physical activity. Common reasons to visit a specialist for sports medicine include:

  • Musculoskeletal injury
  • Tennis elbow
  • Cartilage injury
  • Tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Concussion

Different sports medicine specialists offer various distinct treatments. The choice of provider and treatment plan is dependant on the specific needs of the individual patient. At The Real Gut Doctor, Dr. Mark utilizes all-natural yet effective methods of healing for sports injuries.

What can I expect in a sports medicine consultation?

When you visit The Real Gut Doctor with a sports-related injury, Dr. Mark ensures that you experience an office environment that makes you feel valued and comfortable.

Dr. Mark always aims to identify and focus on the root cause of your pain and any contributing factors, such as:

  • Diet
  • Lifestyle
  • Traumatic accidents

At The Real Gut Doctor, your sports-related injury receives a thorough evaluation. This evaluation helps Dr. Mark to determine your specific individual needs moving forward.

What treatments does sports medicine use?

After your initial consultation, Dr. Mark provides you with the appropriate treatment plan that best suits your sports-related injury.

Dr. Mark is often able to provide natural alternatives to prescription medications and invasive treatments that are common for sports injuries. Fortunately, these alternative treatments do not have the same serious, long-term side-effects associated with traditional treatments such as strong anti-inflammatories and opioids.

These treatments may include modifications to your diet, an alternative exercise routine, or other suggested lifestyle changes. Dr. Mark also specializes in a specific sports medicine therapy known as Platelet Concentrate injections.

How can Platelet Contentrate treat a sports injury?

Platelet Contentrate is used to treat a range of different conditions, including sports-related injuries. Common sports-related injuries that Platelet Concentrate benefits are:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Achilles tendon ruptures

During Platelet concentrate, Dr. Mark injects a concentration of your blood platelets to speed-up the healing process of injured muscles, ligaments, and joints.

These injections supply growth factors that increase the number of reparative cells an individual’s body is capable of producing. Dr. Mark uses ultrasound imaging to guide the platelet concentrate injection and obtain optimal results.

Platelet concentrate injections may be combined with Biocellular Therapy to treat more severe conditions. This combined approach accelerates tissue regeneration in advanced degeneration.

In addition to this, we offer Stem Cell Therapy, a groundbreaking approach that utilizes the body's own potent cells to regenerate damaged tissues. This natural alternative to surgery has shown remarkable results in rejuvenating tissues and alleviating pain, setting a new standard in regenerative medicine.

Nutrition also plays a crucial role in the healing process, which is why our team includes nutritional experts who create personalized dietary plans. These plans are designed not just to accelerate healing but also to enhance overall performance, ensuring that your body receives the right balance of nutrients it needs to recover and thrive.

Lastly, we believe that healing is not just physical but also mental and emotional. Our Mind-Body Wellness program incorporates practices like meditation, yoga, and stress-reduction techniques. These practices are integral to our holistic approach, helping to accelerate physical healing and promote mental well-being.

By combining these innovative therapies with traditional methods, we offer a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses not just the symptoms but the root causes of your condition, ensuring a more effective and lasting recovery.

For drug-free sports medicine treatment, contact The Real Gut Doctor. Call or use the online booking tool today. We also offer HIPPA compliant Telemedicine services.


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About The Real Gut Doctor

Known for his successful approach towards chronic digestive and wellness issues, Dr. Jeffrey Mark, M.D. and his team at The Real Gut Doctor combine an integrative, functional medicine approach informed by advanced lab testing.

Our unique approach to diagnosing and resolving chronic health issues recognizes that lasting health depends on resolving the underlying root causes of your symptoms. Click here to learn more »

Your Next Steps

After you have reviewed the information on our website and in our downloadable guides, we’d love to hear from you – to answer more specific questions about our approach and track record. Simply apply for a free discovery call with our patient coordinator at (925) 736-9828 or via our online appointment scheduler.

Areas Served

The Real Gut Doctor is based in San Ramon and Turlock, CA, and serves patients internationally as well as throughout the Bay Area and California. These areas include but are not limited to Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Los Altos, Woodside, Portola Valley, Los Gatos, Hillsborough, Burlingame, Carmel Valley, San Francisco, Pacific Heights, Presidio, Marina, Danville, Blackhawk, Diablo, Pleasanton, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Piedmont, Berkeley, Marin County, Santa Clara County, Napa Valley, Sonoma, Oakdale, Sacramento County, Lake Tahoe/Incline, etc.

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