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COVID-19 & L.A.S.S.

​Dr. Liebenson is now offering TeleHealth & Online Lifestyle Coaching no matter where you live! All in-office appointments with Dr. Liebenson are limited to Tuesday & Thursday afternoons only to maintain social distancing. Learn more.

Read our COVID-19 memo & learn about online and TeleHealth resources.

 
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Function Better

Feel Better

L.A. Sports & Spine is a unique training and rehab center focusing on orthopedic & functional assessment, acute pain management, rehabilitation, and athletic development

Learn more about our evidence-based treatment philosophy.

 

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"Is it okay to call Dr. Craig a miracle worker?!" 

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"If you're in pain, and have been living w it for too long, do yourself a favor and visit the folks at LA Sports and Spine." Read more.

Hali Burton

"I was in agony for over a year...After just a few sessions with Dr. Craig, my pain was substantially relived...Thank you!!

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what works best for you.

 

Our goal at L.A. Sports & Spine is to help you feel better. Each program is individualized to meet your unique needs.  Together we will develop a sustainable strategy so you can perform at your peak.

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Founded in 1989 by Craig S. Liebenson, D.C. 

At L.A. Sports & Spine, we address activity-limiting problems with a science-based, gentle approach, combining different methods to find

Founded in 1989 by Craig S. Liebenson, D.C. 

 

At L.A. Sports & Spine, we address activity-limiting problems with a science-based approach, combining different non-surgical methods to find what works best for you. 

Our goal at L.A. Sports & Spine is to help you feel better. The science tells us “function better to feel better”. Each program is individualized to meet your unique needs.  Together we will develop a sustainable strategy so you can perform at your peak.

Read more about our approach.

 
DR. LIEBENSON
DIRECTOR

Dr. Craig Liebenson is the first health care provider in California to receive a Certification of Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) on Achievement of Recognition for Delivery of Quality Back Pain Care. He is the founder of First Principles of Movement which 

is dedicated to promoting health span and preventing disability by addressing the worldwide inactivity crisis.

Dr. Liebenson has engaged in research as a Visiting Scholar at Pr. Stuart McGill’s Spine Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Waterloo, Department of Biomechanics & Kinesiology.

Read more about Dr. Liebenson. 

ELITE ATHLETIC TRAINING
Dr. Liebenson has worked with the following teams and organizations:
  • Seattle Seahawks (NFL)

  • EXOS

  • Arizona Diamonbacks (MLB)

  • Washington Wizards (NBA)

  • L.A. Clippers (NBA)

  • Boston Sports Medicine Group

  • Calilfornia Angels (MLB)

  • Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
     

  • Anglo-European College of Chiropractic

  • Murdoch University (Perth, Australia)

  • Equinox TierX

  • Modern Pilates – Asia-Pacific

  • Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City)

DR. ROY PAGE
HEAD ASSOCIATE

Dr. Roy Page is the head associate at Los Angeles Sports and Spine. He received the degree Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic along with a Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. 

 

He has also achieved a Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College and is a California licensed acupuncturist.

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MATT BERENC
HEAD 1:1 TRAINER / COACH

Matt Berenc is a strength coach and personal trainer with over 20 years of experience. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Missouri and dove head first into his career working with clients.

In addition to his work with clients, Matt is also an industry leading educator. Most recently he served as the director of education for a luxury fitness brand where he oversaw the development, curation, and implementation of education to support 2700+ personal trainers.

Read more about Matt Berenc.

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JP BLAZEK
TRAINER / COACH

Jean-Pierre (JP) Blazek is a Personal Trainer from Lugano, Switzerland. After obtaining his Personal Training qualification in 2009 with Premier Training International in London, United Kingdom, he immediately started working as a freelance coach, looking after a variety of clients aiming to achieve goals such as improved strength & conditioning, weight management, sports specific preparation as well as management of chronic back pain.

 

Over the years his main focus has been group training, where he’s managed to successfully build a strong community both face to face as well as online.

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SAMANTHA BUTTS
TRAINER / COACH

Samantha (Sam) Butts is a Kinesiologist and Certified Kettlebell Coach, living on the West Coast in BC, Canada. On a personal level, Sam has navigated a life of persistent and limiting pain and injuries for years, in and out of competitive sport. Living in rehab purgatory became the norm. Through her initial years of working with people in similar circumstances, she soon recognized there was a major ‘client-centered care’ gap in musculoskeletal rehab and healthcare and sought out the resources to level up her care for her clients. 

Read more about Sam Butts.

 

10474 Santa Monica Blvd, #304
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Email:

craigliebensondc@gmail.com

roypagedc@gmail.com 

diana.wang.868@gmail.com 


Phone:  

(310) 470-2909

Special in-office hours during COVID-19.

 

Dr. Page:

M 8AM-6PM  

T 8AM-12PM 

W 8AM-6PM 

Th 8AM-12PM

F 8AM-6PM

SAT 8AM-2PM 

Dr. Wang:

T Th 12:30PM-6PM

Coach Matthew Berenc:

M W F 1PM-3PM

Dr. Armstrong-Kager:
SAT 1:30PM-4:30PM
 

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