Dr. Jeremy Summers joined the Soft Tissue Center staff to provide chiropractic sports medicine services at our Marina del Rey and Newport Beach offices as well as acupuncture and oriental medicine in Newport Beach. Dr. Summers brings a wealth of sports and sports medicine experience. He was on the national team for fencing for six years and was an alternate to the 2000 Olympic Games.
Dr. Summers is now the Director of Sports Medicine for the National Team for US Fencing for the 2012 – 2016 Olympic cycle, including being named the Team Physician for the US Fencing squad for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio. He has already provided care at fencing tournaments in Madrid, Dubai, Paris, La Courna, Gand, Bologna, Atlanta and Anaheim.
Dr. Summers began his journey in sports medicine by earning a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Medicine from Park University in Missouri, which led to a certification in Athletic Training. He taught anatomy, physiology and orthopedic assessment at Heritage College. Dr. Summers wished to further develop his health care path and sports medicine skills, so he earned his doctorate degree in chiropractic as well as a master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine from the Southern California University of Health Sciences. He won numerous awards in both chiropractic and acupuncture during his educational process.
Dr. Summers is currently instructing in two departments at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. He has published articles in American Fencing Magazine regarding low back pain in fencing and biomechanical analysis of muscle imbalance.