Suffering an injury does not mean you have to stop participating in your sport completely.

Selina Shah, MD, FACP, FAMSSM is board certified in sports medicine and internal medicine. She incorporates her athletic background along with her professional knowledge to optimize the best individualized treatment plan for each patient.

Team Physician:

  • USA Synchronized Swimming
  • Team USA Physician for USA Figure Skating
  • Volunteer Team Physician USA Weightlifting
  • USA Gymnastics Referral Network
  • Mill’s College, Oakland, CA
  • Northgate High School, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Blue Devils, Concord, CA

Dance Company Physician:

  • Axis Dance Company
  • Contra Costa Ballet
  • Diablo Ballet
  • Liss Fain Dance Company
  • San Francisco Ballet School
  • Peninsula Ballet Theater
  • Pamela Hayes Dance Company

Professional Associations:

  • 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
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Services

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine encompasses a broad range of skills – from serving as a team physician standing on the sidelines, to managing an athlete with a medical condition, to traveling with the athletes during competition, to managing a nagging injury.

Dance Medicine

Dancers are athletes that make activity as strenuous as a football tackle look graceful and effortless. Perfecting the art of dance requires pushing one’s body to abnormal limits while combining strength and flexibility to create aesthetic movement.

Performing Arts Medicine

Musicians, singers, circus artists, Broadway and theater performers are analogous to athletes. All require regular practice. Performances are like competitions or games. Both performers and athletes can suffer from overuse injuries and sudden-onset injuries.

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Featured Procedures

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

Platelet-Rich Plasma

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

4 Ways To Use An Injury To Actually Improve Your Dancing

Interviews

When dancers come to Dr. Shah’s clinic, she looks at their technique above and below their injury. “A lot of times dancers get injured because of imbalances in their muscles,” she says. “While acute injuries are usually freak accidents, chronic injuries have to deal with weaknesses in flexibility, etc. I look for the cause found in their dancing so they can correct it and come back stronger.”

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