THE SPORTSPLUS STAFF
At SportsPlus we believe that good enough just isn't enough. Even the best of equipment and assessment strategies are useless without a skilled provider to apply them. That is why we are constantly working to improve our skills as Chiropractors, Massage Therapists and Athletic Trainers. Our care is ever evolving as we learn more and more each day, and that is just the way we like it. A new reason to get up every morning, and a new way to be better.
Joshua Bruce DC, CES, PES
Dr. Josh Bruce is a chiropractor focused on restoring motion and improving movement quality. He does this through integrating soft tissue therapy, joint manipulation, functional rehabilitation and specific exercise. He utilizes current, evidence-based diagnostic procedures and treatment techniques, including the following: Function Movement Screen (FMS), McKenzie Method Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique, and Rock Tape Kinesiology Taping. When indicated he uses manipulation to restore proper joint mobility, and incorporates functional rehabilitation to ensure proper stability throughout your daily movement patterns. Dr. Josh has worked with workaholics and athletes of all levels, from professional to youth and everywhere in between. When not in the clinic he is typically on the field working with one of our local youth sports teams such as the Pleasanton Junior Football League, or the Pleasanton Cavaliers Youth Rugby team
Richard Asturias DC
Dr. Richard Asturias graduated from Life Chiropractic College West with the distinct honor of being named Valedictorian in 1995. He now brings that same commitment to excellence and his 21 years of experience to SportsPlus. He formerly served as a faculty member at Life Chiropractic College West, has taught continuing education seminars, and has worked as a consultant with other doctors in the field of worker's compensation. Additionally, Dr. Asturias is a certified whiplash specialist through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. He is very familiar with auto related injuries and care.
Dr. Asturias works with many local athletes. He has a history of competitive running, triathlon and is a current Category 3 Masters Road Racer and Wenzel Cycling Coach. His personal experiences carry over enhancing his ability to relate to, and better treat, athletes. He is locally known as the Cyclist Chiropractor. Dr. Asturias also provides bike fitting services and is available to speak to teams and organizations on many topics including Mobilization for the Athlete, Nutrition, The Use of Rock Tape, Cycling Etiquette and many other topics. Please call to book him as a speaker.
Dr. Asturias looks forward to helping you reach your personal health and performance goals.
Shawn Brock LMT, ART provider
Shawn has had an affinity for the human body most of his life leading him to his career at the age of 32. Pursuing his education at the School of Healing touch in Castro Valley he obtained his certification in Sports Massage, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Prenatal and Hot Stone Therapy.
In his early career, he worked in the massage program with the Fremont Chiropractic Group and assisted in the after care for MUA's (Manipulation Under Anesthesia patients). Shawn then became a certified strength trainer in early 2004 and aided in physical therapy with Gary Lindahl PT, utilized stretching and rehabilitation techniques, trigger point, myofascial release and active release with the Legacy Strength Training in the Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation facility in Fremont, CA.
Now, with over 10 years experience as a knowledgeable and professional licensed massage therapist, Shawn is a valued member of the Sports Plus team, specializing in Active Release Technique and athlete recovery.
Shawn enjoys all aspects of physical fitness, actively participating in Tough Mudder's, Spartan Races, Crossfit and any form of outdoor activities including mountain biking, running and hiking.
Shawn also works at: Advanced Bodywork and Massage in Fremont (510) 432-5530
Olivia Haidle CMT
Olivia began her massage therapy career in Bend Oregon after completing her Associates of Applied Science from COCC and obtaining 1300 hours of massage therapy certification in 2010. Soon after, she decided to relocate to the Bay Area where she became part of the SportsPlus team.
Since then, Olivia continues to build her client base and her manual therapy knowledge. She often attends massage therapy seminars and workshops in order to advance her skills and to stay current with new methods. She specializes in Deep Tissue but also implements various other manual techniques such as:
•SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment)
Olivia prides herself in creating a personal and effective treatment plan for each patient to assure the best possible outcome. A relationship with her patients is very important to her.
Olivia enjoys living in the East Bay and attending local activities. Being outdoors is her biggest love whether it's hiking the Pleasanton Ridge or going to the Santa Cruz beaches.
Alana Philips Office Manager
Alana is the engine that makes the whole office run. If you have questions about scheduling, services, insurance, or how the Sharks are doing in the playoffs then Alana is your woman with all the answers.