Dr. Jourak Rafael, DPT

Dr. Jourak Rafael, DPT

Physical Therapy  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Jourak Rafael, DPT is a physical therapist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Mount Saint Marys in 2004 and specializes in physical therapy, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

2010 Wilshire Blvd

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Contact Information

(310) 878-2540

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare

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This content was provided by Dr. Rafael "Dr. Rafael is the president and founder of SportsFit. Dr. Rafael obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California in BioMedical Engineering. After several years of working as an engineer and consultant to Fortune500 companies, he decided to pursue a career in physical therapy in order to follow his passion in health and fitness. Dr. Rafael received his doctorate in physical therapy from Mount Saint Mary's University and completed a yearlong orthopedic residency program at Kaiser Permantente. He established SportsFit in the year 2010 with the intention of providing the highest quality of service to every patient. Dr. Rafael is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and has served as clinical instructor for several physical therapy universities. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the Santa Monica College movement science program. Dr. Rafael takes pride in his work and has volunteered at the Venice Free Clinic treating underprivileged patients. Dr. Rafael's vision for SportsFit has always been to lead a healthy and happy environment optimized for the offering of excellence in the service provided, and the professions created for employees. Under Dr. Rafael's leadership, SportsFit has been able to provide more than 70,000 treatment sessions as a team. During this time SportsFit has been accredited and earned a rating of A plus with the Better Business Bureau, awarded the patient's choice award, and selected 4 years in a row for Best of Santa Monica Awards for Physical Therapy. SportsFit has been recognized by many as the premier physical therapy clinic in Santa Monica and is known by colleagues as the gold standard for a physical therapy clinic. SportsFit has been the referral of choice for several of UCLA, Cedars Sinai, Saint John Providence, and Santa Monica physicians. In fact, Dr. Rafael has been consulted by many of such physicians for their own physical therapy and rehabilitation."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rafael "SportsFit Physical Therapy & Fitness is the premier orthopedic and sports physical therapy clinic in Santa Monica. SportsFit offers a multidisciplinary approach to therapy by providing the most effective and practical physical therapy interventions, including orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, Pilates, Acupuncture, therapeutic yoga, massage therapy, spinal decompression, and performance enhancement programs for athletes and the active patient population. 

  • Doctors of Physical Therapy
  • Board Certified Specialists
  • Multi-Disciplinary Holistic Approach to Therapy
  • Acupuncture/TCM
  • Rolfing
  • Certified TPI/Golf Specialists
  • One-on-One Treatment
  • Infrared, Cold, and Blue Laser therapy
  • Free Insurance Benefit Verification
  • Free parking 

At SportsFit, we have one focus: "our patients". Our patients are always treated by adoctor of physical therapy and receive one-on-one treatment for their entire session. SportsFit physical therapy sessions are at least one hour long. We don't overbook our schedule in order to allow for true quality care. Our board certified doctors of physical therapy utilize a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and evidence based treatment modalities to assure patients receive the most optimuminterventions. Our patients benefit from utilizing a state of the art therapy and fitness facility with the highest quality of sports & therapy equipment, basketball court, full training room, cardio equipment, yoga and Pilates studios, as well as free parking.

At SportsFit Phyiscal Therapy & Fitness our team utilizes a combination of hands on manual therapy treatments, therapeutic exercises, acupuncture, Pilates, yoga therapy, Rolfing, massage therapy, and therapeutic modalities, in order to create a comprehensive and holistic treatment plan. The result is an optimized healing potential, treatment of the true source of injury, establishment of balance in the body, and prevention of future recurrences of injury."

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4  Specialties

  • Physical Therapy
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Rehabilitation Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Rafael does not have any board certifications listed.

19  Conditions Treated

13  Procedures

  • Balance Testing
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Gait Analysis
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management Through Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation After Stroke or Trauma
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Ultrasound

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Mount Saint Marys
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Kaiser Permanente of Southern California
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Kaiser
    Residency Hospital | Completed

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

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