My Mission statement is: To help all my patients to achieve optimal health. Optimal health consists of a relatively pain free status, with lots of energy and enthusiasm for life, and the highest possible level of function of all systems of the body, including the spine and other joints and muscles of the body. Decreasing the likelihood of chronic, degenerative diseases, such as arthritis, heart disease, and cancer, is an important goal of such care. A secondary goal is to help each individual to achieve peak performance in sport and/or life. Optimal health should not be sacrificed in an effort to achieve athletic performance, as many athletes end up doing with a "win at all costs" attitude. Chiropractic care "The Weitz Way" Chiropractic care at the Weitz Sports Chiropractic clinic involves various treatment approaches to helping patients achieve optimal health. Initially, the injured area is assessed and examined to determine the problem. Then, the posture and structure of the body is assessed to look for distortions from the optimal state. Overall posture and structure of the individual frequently plays a role in other injured areas. For example, rounded shoulder posture may predispose you to shoulder impingement problems. And forwards head posture may result in not only neck pain and headaches, but jaw pain and even wrist pain as well. Each patient receives a comprehensive examination with focus on the injured area. This exam includes all relevant physical, orthopedic, and neurological examination tests. X-rays are not taken routinely on each patient. X-rays are used mainly to rule out suspected pathology, such as fractures or other bony abnormalities, and sometimes to assess spinal structural problems, such as scoliosis. Treatments are individualized depending upon the severity, the particular nature of the problem, and the individual's response to care. Treatments may include myofascial and/or trigger point massage, joint manipulation or mobilization, therapeutic stretching, rehabilitative exercise programs or recommendations, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, ice, heat, and/or traction. Dr. Weitz may recommend custom orthotic supports for your feet, which he can fit you with. Pilates is available at the office for either rehabilitation of injuries or for fitness. We also have an excellent acupuncturist on staff, Dr. Tamara Tifft. Recommendations may be made for nutritional and lifestyle changes, including vitamin and herbal supplementation to reduce inflammation, to aid in the healing process, or to prevent other health problems. Dr. Weitz has taken numerous post-graduate courses and has made a study of recent nutrition research. Our office distributes high quality Metagenics nutritional supplements and Tempurpedic pillows, both at great prices. Manipulation and mobilization are done to restore proper movement to joints that are not moving well and to realign the structure of the body. Such "stuck" (dysfunctional) joints often result in the performance of abnormal movement patterns and injuries in other parts of the body. Manipulation of the joints will be performed in the most gentle manner possible to achieve the correction. We typically perform the manipulation only after loosening and warming the area with massage and/or heat. This makes it easier for the body to accept the structural correction. Specialized soft tissue work reduces scar tissue and adhesions in the muscles and tendons, promoting more normal healing. Do not expect to find a simple solution for a complex problem. Problems that took months and years to develop are not likely to be relieved overnight. And chiropractic care is frequently not the wonder cure that some hope it to be. It is not voodoo. While occasional patients are completely relieved of severe pain with one adjustment, this is not the typical case. Chiropractic care enhances your body's natural abilities to heal itself, facilitating and speeding up the process. But it works with this gradual process and this takes time. Sometimes it even takes months or years for complete healing to occur. Some conditions can never be cured–only managed. This requires periodic adjustments throughout your life. But this may be preferred to many of the common medical solutions, such as taking pain relievers, muscle relaxants, and anti-inflammatory drugs, with their inevitable side effects. Chiropractic care has few side effects. We do not take x-rays of each patient unless they are needed to rule out pathology. X-rays are not used to determine how to adjust the patient. By pressing on your back and other areas in a specific manner (motion palpation) we determine how to adjust you. However, x-rays and/or MRI may be recommended after several weeks or months of treatment if sufficient progress is not made. We also do not use any of the following chiropractic methods: Applied Kinesiology, SOT, BEST, NETWORK, or activator.
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My goal is to help all patients to achieve optimal health. Optimal health consists of a relatively pain free status, with lots of energy and enthusiasm for life, and the highest possible level of function of all systems of the body, including the spine and other joints and muscles of the body. Decreasing the likelihood of chronic, degenerative diseases, such as arthritis and heart disease, is an important goal of such care. I also offer Functional Medicine nutritional counseling for helping to find the root cause of chronic health conditions, with a specialty in digestive disorders and cardiovascular disease prevention.
Dr. Weitz does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Weitz's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Cold Laser Therapy
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Extremity Adjusting Procedure
Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
Pasadena College Of Chiropractic
Medical School | Graduated 1987
Los Angeles College Of Chiropractic
Other Education | Completed 1994
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Weitz has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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