Services

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that focuses on the nervous system and its relation to the function of the body. Chiropractic specialists typically perform adjustments or spinal manipulative therapy to relieve pain and improve biomechanical function. Chiropractic care at Urban Med is used to treat and prevent a variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as sports injuries, neck and shoulder pain, migraines, arthritis and more.

Medical

Urban Med’s board-certified osteopathic doctor offers traditional primary care, urgent care and occupational medical care. Osteopathic medicine is a medical discipline that treats the body as a whole and places emphasis on the body’s ability to heal itself. At Urban Med, we combine medical care with therapy and training to strengthen and rehabilitate the patient to remove any barriers slowing the body’s natural regenerative process.

  • Sports medicine and rehab
  • Weight Management – meal plans, patient education and behavior modification, exercise regimens.
  • Nutrition
  • Urgent care services – laceration repair, infections, etc.
  • Weight Management – meal plans, patient education and behavior modification, exercise regimens.
  • Anti-aging / Bioidentical hormones
  • Excision of moles and skin tags via heat cauterization.
  • NCS and EMG – Nerve conduction study.
  • Trigger point injections.
  • Vitamin B12 injections.
  • Prescription refills, medication management

Physical Therapy and Clinical Biomechanics

Physical Therapy is rehabilitative healthcare that helps patients restore physical abilities and movement through a customized plan of care that may include manual therapy, exercise-based therapy, modalities (electrical stimulation, ultrasound, etc.) and neuro-muscular re-education of weakened muscle groups. Physical therapists at Urban Med are experts of movement analysis, and treat a variety of conditions ranging from sports injuries and wound care to post-stroke and lower back pain. We practice evidence based medicine to develop customized plans of care and innovate treatment approaches.

In addition to traditional physical therapy services, we offer biomechanical assessments of running and golf swings, as well as home and office ergonomic assessments.

Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy features yoga as a modality of healing.  Clients receive an individualized therapeutic yoga treatment plan that addresses specific muscular disorders and overall health and wellness.

Pilates

Pilates is a physical fitness system that conditions the entire body using positions and movements that strengthen core muscles, correct body alignment, improve balance and posture and increase flexibility. Using reformer machines provides additional resistance to amplify the health benefits of Pilates. Focus on core postural muscles keep the body balanced and are essential for supporting the spine and extremities.  At Urban Med, our Pilates instructors are skilled at teaching the right exercises and movements to rehabilitate injuries and educate the patient. Patients who regularly practice Pilates at Urban Med may experience benefits such as:

  • Increased Strength, Flexibility, Coordination, Speed, Agility and Endurance
  • Enhanced Body Control
  • Improved Balance and Proprioception
  • Improved Focus on Breathing
  • Elevated Relaxation
  • Release of Tension
  • Increased Muscle and Bone Health

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy uses manual pressure to rub and manipulate muscles and soft tissue.  Regularly receiving massage therapy relieves stress, promotes relaxation, increases circulation, eases digestion and facilitates recovery from injuries and soreness. Urban Med’s massage therapy treats chronic pain, sports injuries, headaches, and help contribute to the patient’s general wellness. The massage types we offer include:

  • Sports Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Thai
  • Pregnancy
  • Shiatsu Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage

Functional Fitness Training

Functional fitness training is exercise which involves training the body for activities performed in daily life.  Training at Urban Med involves exercise plans specific to the patient and the patient’s needs in daily life.  Our training integrates aerobic exercise, resistance training, and flexibility training to achieve maximum health benefits.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture in Los Angeles is a growing treatment category and one part of a holistic approach to restoring health. Typical treatment consists only of 8-10 sterile acupuncture needles carefully selected on energetic points along the body that influence the internal organs to improve their function or relieve pain.

The World Health Organization lists approximately 150 conditions that acupuncture treatment can legitimately remedy. Below are just a few of the most common:

Musculoskeletal: Arthritis, sciatica, low back and neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, fibromyalgia
Neurological: Bell palsy, trigeminal disorders, post strokes recovery, insomnia, paralysis
Gastrointestinal: IBS, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn’s disease, constipation, food allergies
Psychological: Depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress reduction
Gynecological: Infertility, menopause, PMS
Respiratory: Asthma, allergies, sinusitis, colds and flu
Circulatory: Hypertension, angina pectoris, headaches, anemia, colds hands and feet, Reynolds
Addiction: Alcohol, nicotine, drugs
Urogenital: UTI’s, incontinence, hyperactive bladder syndrome
Male Reproductive Disorders: Prostatitis, erectile dysfunction, infertility, male pattern baldness

Our acupuncture specialist, who is also a licensed Herbalist, offers custom herbal formulas. Please let your Herbalist know if you are taking any pharmaceuticals so they can make safe adjustments to avoid interactions. Herbal formulas work when the diagnosis is correct.

Whether it is to promote sleep, regulate hormones, decrease pain, increase circulation and energy, decrease menopausal symptoms, increase libido, stabilize emotions, increase metabolism, regulate bowel movements, beautify the skin and hair, or whatever the desire, there is a treatment to help. Over thousands of years, the Chinese Herbalists created classical formulas that have stood the test of time for their efficacy in treatment of common pathologies

K-Laser Therapy

Urban Med utilizes state-of-the-art K-Laser therapy which applies specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. K-Laser therapy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. K-Laser therapy also has cellular benefits. During treatment, the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the production of cellular energy (ATP) that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects increasing cellular function and health. Numerous studies show that k-laser therapy can help with numerous musculoskeletal conditions including:

  • Tendinopathies
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Muscle Strains
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Shoulder, Back, and Knee Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendinopopathies

Orthotics

Poor foot function and alignment can cause pain in feet, hips, knees, and back. Orthotics are devices worn in shoes that help the feet function more efficiently and decrease pain in other areas of the body. Urban Med uses the GaitScan™ computer system to diagnose gait problems and create custom orthotics. Orthotics can be designed to fit running, cross-training, dress, tennis, and other types of shoes.

ALCAT Food Intolerance Testing

Urban Med offers food intolerance testing through ALCAT.  Developed by Cell Science Systems, Corp., the ALCAT Test is used to measure personalized nutrition at the cellular level. ALCAT is a blood test that measures the body’s cellular response to challenges from a wide array of substances including foods, food additives and colorings, molds, environmental chemicals, medicinal foods and herbs. ALCAT is not an allergy test, but is the most effective and comprehensive sensitivity/intolerance test available.

Why ALCAT?

Common, everyday problems like migraines, aching joints, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, eczema, hyperactivity, ADD, asthma and even obesity have been linked to food sensitivity and chronic activation of the immune system.

ALCAT PRICING  

Insurance Rates

  • Some PPO insurance policies have ALCAT coverage. Please contact us to get your PPO policy verified.
  • Aetna and Anthem Blue Cross do not cover the test.

Cash Rates

  • Cash pricing starts at $450 for 120 item test. (50% deposit on credit required upon scheduling).
  • More comprehensive tests available as well. Visit ALCAT’s website for full list of available test panels.

More information can be found at www.alcat.com

Active Rehabilitation

One-on-one sessions of active rehab focus on specific movement patterns and muscle memory training to restore the body to a pain-free state. Through the use of resistance bands, myofascial tools, and self awareness, sessions will provide patient centered exercises and techniques to strengthen specific areas to prevent re-injury.