Joseph Zappala

Dr. Joseph M. Zappala


Joseph M. Zappala D.C. DACBSP® has been a sports chiropractor for the last 27 years and specializes in the treatment of sports injuries, especially those related to the golf swing. He treats athletes from all sports including gymnastics, dance, tennis, baseball, football, basketball and hockey. Dr. Zappala is one of three hundred elite sports medicine specialists in the country and is uniquely qualified to manage acute injuries and trauma as they happen in the field of sport. In addition, his diagnostic skills allow him to quickly and accurately tell his patients what is wrong. As a former collegiate athlete, Dr. Zappala understands the functional connection between what he does as a sports chiropractor and how an athlete performs at his or her sport. He performs his assessments and prescribes treatment based in relieving pain and restoring function to the injured area. This often leads to increased performance and decrease in the recurrence of injuries. He preaches active care to all of his patients whether they are athletes or just aspiring to be. “Use it or lose it.”

Joseph M. Zappala D.C. DACBSP® is a certified golf fitness instructor and a founding member of the Nike Golf Player Staff. He graduated from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (Now, Southern California University of Health Sciences) in 1989 and has been practicing in Costa Mesa ever since. He is an intergrated sports medicine specialist that focuses on getting to the root cause of the problem, no matter how deep the roots are. He works with elite athletes in a wide variety of sports including gymnastics, tumbling and trampoline and all the major sports.

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