Getting Back on the Court
THESE GUYS ARE MIRACLE WORKERS! Never in my life have I had an injury so acute that recovered this quickly. I am a professional tennis player, and I travelled to Bradenton for a tournament. In my first match, I jammed my ankle so badly that I couldn’t bear weight on that foot the next morning. I couldn’t even walk, let alone play my second match. I pulled out of the tournament, and found Sarasota Sports Medicine for treatment. Between Dr. O’Dea’s dry needling and acupuncture techniques, Dr. Kaufman’s ankle manipulations and the daily laser therapy that Angie used, I was walking again with no pain after three days. I even COMPETED the following week!
This whole group is friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and experienced. The office became my home away from home while I was there! I would not hesitate to fly down specifically to see them if I get injured again, and I have seen hundreds of physios and practitioners at this point in my career!
- Stephanie Kent - Newtown, CT
Not Having Another Shoulder Surgery
"I had shoulder surgery 3 years ago and unfortunately tore my shoulder again in 2017. I did not want to have surgery again and met with Dr. Kaufman for an initial consultation in October 2017. I was skeptical of laser treatments and their effectiveness, however, I left the consultation in tears of joy. I felt I finally found someone who could help me overcome the pain and weakness. Dr. Kaufman made sense. His plan to rehab my shoulder was solid. After 2 months of laser treatments and exercises, I felt GOOD. I hadn't felt GOOD in years. In fact, I felt so good, I wanted to get even stronger and have continued working with Dr. Kaufman to this day. He is awesome! I recommend that everyone, regardless of your injury/pain point, to see him before you do anything else. You won't regret it!"
- Julie Abel - Sarasota, FL
Knee Pain No More!
I initially found Sarasota sports medicine because I needed a chiropractor. What I discovered was a place that offered so much more than just chiropractic care. I was being treated for not only chronic back problems but a more recent injury to my knee. Dr Kaufman referred me to his associate, Dr Josh who suggested a prolo treatment plan to heal the 2 partial tears I had in my knee. The results have been amazing as I’m almost back to 100% without knee surgery. Dr josh also performed dry needling on my back which is different than acupuncture (which had not worked for me in the past). I felt immediate relief from the tightness I had both in my lower back and shoulder areas. Then I met Heather, the nutritionist on staff who did a food sensitivity test for me and is now coaching me to better health. She’s teaching me how to choose the right foods that are nutritionally dense and avoiding foods that cause belly bloating etc. This place deserves 100 stars!
Diane G. - Siesta Key, FL & NJ
From A Gluten Free Diet To Sports Rehab
"I first came to see Dr. Kaufman after I had injured myself during an obstacle course race. I had fallen, landing on my back, and was in really bad pain. I honestly wondered if I would be able to keep up with my activities because of the fall. It took several weeks of treatment, but between laser therapy and some slight manipulation, Dr. Kaufman had me back in race shape. It was during one of those visits that we had a conversation about Crohn’s Disease and how my symptoms had been flaring. After an in-depth discussion, he asked if I had tried a gluten free diet. He explained how simple it was to test it out, so I gave it a try. He also discussed how Micronutrient testing might benefit me, and I decided to have it done. A year later, I am still gluten free, I am incorporating the nutrients in which I showed a deficiency, and my symptoms have steadily decreased. My energy level is higher, and I am able to keep up with the activities I love. When I injured my rotator cuff a few months ago, I knew immediately that I needed to see Dr. Kaufman. Again, he has helped me recover from an injury I thought might keep me down. Showing me how to strengthen the area with small exercises, using laser therapy, taping my shoulder for proper healing, he does it all! Seeing how much he cares about his patients and their progress has made me a patient for life. Any time I have an issue, he finds a way to help me solve it. I have the utmost confidence in his abilities. He is professional, he respects your time, appointments are quick and meaningful, and he is extremely knowledgeable about how to heal the body. I am grateful to have found such a wonderful doctor who has helped me immensely!"
- Lori Danko - Sarasota, FL
From Yoga To Triathlon
"Over the years we've had quite a few over-training injuries between us! From running to stay fit and training for triathlon at the age group World Championship level (Rick), we've put a lot of stress on our bodies. As a result we've had to rely on a number of sports therapists in our time and Dr Ken Kaufman is one of the best! Not only do his treatments work but it's like seeing three therapists at once.
He's able to apply a number of modalities such as chiropractic adjustments, ART and Laser therapy in a single treatment session. Besides being an efficient use of time, the key benefit is much faster recovery. We can't recommend him highly enough!"
- Rick & Caroline Collard - Sarasota, FL & Canada
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
"Recently, I visited Ireland specifically to climb Croagh Patrick, Ireland's Holy Mountain, located in Murrisk, County Mayo, about 5 miles from the city of Westport, Co. Mayo,Ireland. I did not know if I could make the climb but I wanted to do it for my 80th birthday. I know I needed training, effective training, proper training. I contacted Dr. Ken Kaufman. I had previous successful experience with Dr. Kaufman for a neck injury; also he was recommended to me by my surgeon, Dr. Scofield, who operated on both my shoulders. I signed up with Dr. Kaufman for a 10 week, 3 times a week program and treatment. It was arduous, difficult, but rewarding and successful. Consequently, I was in great physical shape, the best I have been in many, many years. I was able to complete the climb the day after my 80th birthday. I am so grateful to Dr. Kaufman and his daughter, Beth, who assisted. I could not have one it without their professional knowledge, help and direction."
- Dr. Patrick Finnan - Longboat Key, FL
MLB Pitcher, Connor Green
"The entire staff at Sarasota Sports Medicine are kind and professional. As a MLB pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, I needed quick and effective treatment to deal with the every day aches and pains that could potentially impact my performance. When I needed dry needling, the team referred me to Sarasota Sports Medicine and Dr. Odea. From my very first visit, it was a pleasure every time I went. Dr. Odea has more experience in the field than anyone I’ve ever worked with. If you need it fixed go here."
Conner Greene, MLB