Doctor of Chiropractic
Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
Dr. Roni Matsumoto is a graduate from Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. In 2012, she achieved Diplomate status after completing 320 total hours of post-graduate classroom work (and 100 field hours), acquiring the title of Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. She completed her undergraduate studies at The University of the Pacific in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Sciences (concentration- Sports Medicine).
In 2011, she started her own practice called Elite Sports Chiropractic in Long Beach, CA. She specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports and soft tissue injuries. Dr. Matsumoto, takes a comprehensive approach in her evaluation and treatment plans in order to prevent further injury and return patients, athletes, and workers quickly to activities of daily living, the playing field, and the work environment. She uses a wide range of techniques, derived from scientific research, to identify biomechanical weaknesses and develop programs to maximize potential and decrease the risk of injury. In 2014, she left her own private practice and started practicing with another Dr. at the Athlete’s Advantage where she still practices part time.
She has joined the team at Hitzke & Associates in Long Beach, CA, as the Medical Director, reviewing medical charts and working closely with the attorneys in the understanding of these charts.
Her post-graduate work included studying under top doctors in the field of orthopedics, neurology, physiatry, pain management, and chiropractic in an effort to become a board certified chiropractic sports medicine physician (DACBSP). Courses were held at “D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center one of the country’s leading facilities specializing in spine, orthopedics, and sports medicine.
Dr. Roni Matsumoto is a local kid from Southern California. She went to Mayfair High School where she was a member of the Women’s Soccer team that held 4 consecutive League Championship Titles and one CIF Championship Title. While there she was named to the All-League Academic Team, and Second Team All-League. She played club out of Palos Verdes for Fram Soccer Club. She went on to the University of the Pacific where she was a member of the NCAA Div. I Women’s Soccer Team all four years. There she earned honors as a Jewish All-American for the 2002 season and was nominated as an NCAA Academic All-American. She has traveled internationally and played in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Sweden, and Mexico. She briefly played for an independent professional women’s soccer team.