Without Dr. Selina Shah, I can imagine a painful and sad alternate universe in which I would have languished physically and thus emotionally for many more years. Thankfully, I live in a universe in which I had the great privilege to be able to work with Dr. Shah. To live in a universe in which I now, 1.5 years after first going to Dr. Shah for a consultation on my various injuries and inflammations, pains and limitations … 1.5 years of frequent, insightful, caring, no gimmicks while most effective options, and remarkably well-done procedures … 1.5 years of helping me better hone my body to heal … Dr. Selina Shah does serious business with an uncommonly nimble, strong, compassion. She’s among the best of the lateral thinkers this world knows. You should know her too!
- USA Artistic Swimming
- Team USA Physician for US Figure Skating
- Volunteer Team Physician USA Weightlifting
- USA Gymnastics Referral Network
- Mill’s College, Oakland, CA
- Northgate High School, Walnut Creek, CA
- Blue Devils Drum Corps, Concord, CA
Dance Company Physician:
- AXIS Dance Company
- Contra Costa Ballet
- Diablo Ballet
- New Ballet- San Jose
- Pamela Hayes Dance Company
- San Francisco Ballet School
- American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
- American College of Sports Medicine
- American College of Physicians
- International Association for Dance Medicine and Science
- International Dance Council
- Performing Arts Medicine Association
Dr. Shah is fabulous! I’ve been a long-time patient for various ailments, including two shoulder injuries, knee problems, and back problems. She always puts me back together. Her experience and knowledge are second to none. Although she is not against surgery, it is usually her last resort. I find that she is well informed of new medical information in her field and keeps an open mind when it comes to treatments/therapies. Expertise aside, she has an excellent bedside manner. There’s no BS with her. She cuts to the chase and she’s honest. She provides a thorough evaluation, listens to you and hears your concerns. She takes the time to answer questions in a way that you can understand while not making you feel like an idiot. I have great confidence in her skill and hold her in high esteem as an individual.
Dr. Selina Shah is one of the most professional, compassionate, and intelligent doctors that I have had the pleasure to meet. She listened to each and every one of my concerns and helped outline a treatment plan that was perfect for me. She immediately found [my injury], long before other doctors had even looked for that kind of problem. She also knew when to refer me out, and continually checks in with my other doctors. She balances my care with dual diagnosis and continues to remember personal details about my life. Her care has made a huge difference in my life and my ability to exercise. I cannot thank her enough for the time spent answering every question I had. She is a doctor I look forward to visiting! I highly recommend her! She is the doctor you need to see for any injury imaginable!
After working with Dr. Shah on both my knee and back, I can totally say that she is one of the most compassionate and knowledgeable MD’s I have ever had . She was totally willing to listen to my desires regarding my health and then augment them with her expertise. I would think any patient very fortunate to be able to have Dr. Shah on their healing team. I know I feel very pleased with her help.
Dr. Shah gave me excellent care when I got Achilles tendonosis. Though she said it was one of the worst cases she’d ever seen, she was able to use the Tenex to move my healing along more rapidly. And to help me recover in the first place. I’m already starting to hike hills without pain which I thought would take a lot longer. Dr. Shah is a caring doc who really know what she is doing. Her Tenex is a bit of magic!
I recently suffered a shoulder injury in a fall. Dr. Shah examined me thoroughly, asked questions, ordered tests, and explained carefully the test results and diagnosis. We reviewed the treatment options, one of which was successfully carried out. Dr. Shah is a caring, knowledgeable, thoughtful, and professional physician. I will return to Dr. Shah for any future musculoskeletal issues and I highly recommend her.
I am totally thrilled with the results after having the Tenex procedure. I’ve had chronic left shoulder pain over the years with decreasing range of motion and strength and increasing pain. I had the Tenex procedure on June 20th, 2019. Despite difficulty removing the calcium, Dr. Shah persisted.
It was totally successful – beyond what I had hoped for! Within a few days, I had almost normal range of motion. Within a weak, the pain was almost gone. With physical therapy, my range of motion is normal and my strength is increasing and coming back. I could not be happier about the results and about the difference it has made in my life!
Thank you, Dr. Shah!
I had suffered from chronic knee pain and finally got an MRI based on your suggestion, which revealed that my left knew had a completely torn meniscus, lots of torn cartilage, and blown bursas. I could not walk down stairs without severe pain. The only thing that worked to reduce the pain were my semi-annual cortisone shots.
I really didn’t want a knee replacement so decided to try Lipogems. It’s been about a year since my Lipogems treatment, and I have to say that it’s been a complete miracle. Within about six month of my treatment, the sharp pain was completely gone. I can walk down stairs without severe pain. I can’t tell you how thankful I am to have listened to you. I can emphatically recommend the Lipogems treatment to any of your patients who have similar knee injuries.
Tenex Health TX™
A simple 20-minute outpatient procedure to relieve chronic tendon pain.
- Precisely Targets Your Damaged Tissue
- Gently Removes Damaged Tissue
- Requires No Stitches
- Can Offer Nearly Instant Pain Relief with a Rapid Recovery
Studies have shown that platelet-rich plasma injections may reduce pain and improve function in various problem areas including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot.
A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and then spun in a centrifuge to separate the layers of blood. The platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) is then drawn into a syringe. Under ultrasound guidance, the PRP is injected into the damaged tissue.
Recent Research, Publications, & Press
On this episode, we talk with the artistic and wellness pros behind Diablo Ballet, a professional dance company and ballet school in Walnut Creek, California. As they celebrate the end of their 28th season, we find out how they manage to keep health and wellness a priority, while maintaining artistic excellence. We also delve into the working relationships among the artistic director, principal dancers, and music composer in creating original ballets, while reflecting on staying afloat during a pandemic and handling the pressures of social media.
Artistic athletes like dancers, gymnasts, and skaters require highly skilled medical care in order to maintain peak health while operating at an elite level. Understanding the unique demands placed on their bodies is crucial for their physicians. And when the artist is competing as part of a team – say, as an Olympic skater or gymnast, or as a company dancer – the artist doesn’t always have the luxury of choosing their team doctor.
At rest, the human body produces about 100 watts of energy. Strenuous dancing might multiply that output by a factor of five or six. Dr. Selina Shah, a specialist in dance and sports medicine, said club dance floors can be especially good at creating heat. “If it’s really high-energy music, that generally results in very fast and high-energy movement, so you’re looking at a significant level of heat generation — potentially even the equivalent of running,” she said.