Dr. Jourak Rafael, DPT

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Age 45
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Dr. Jourak Rafael, DPT
Dr. Rafael is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and a graduate of the Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Residency Program. He has served as clinical instructor for several physical therapy universities, and previously served as an adjunct professor at the Santa Monica College movement science department. Dr. Rafael has been awarded for his presentation and research on "Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome". As a private practice owner, Dr. Rafael takes pride in his work and has volunteered at the Venice Free Clinic treating underprivileged patients. During his martial arts practice, Dr. Rafael endured debilitating injuries, which required knee and foot surgery with extensive rehabilitation. Having gone through these injures, he knows firsthand the challenges that patients face when attempting to return to their desired sport and lifestyle. Dr. Rafael is dedicated to utilizing his knowledge and experience to facilitate a quick and complete recovery for each and every patient. He enjoys practicing martial arts, yoga, cross training, mountain and road biking, hiking, and spending time with his family and friends.

2010 Wilshire Blvd

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Contact Information

(310) 878-2540

Dr. Jourak Rafael, DPT

Dr. Jourak Rafael, DPT

Accepted insurance

  • 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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Care Philosophy

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

Board Certifications

Dr. Rafael does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Sprain
  • Balance Disorders
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain


  • 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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • 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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Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

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Dr. Rafael accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare EPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Rafael has admitting privileges

Cedars - Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
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Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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