Sports Chiropractic, Massage, and Personal Training

Helping people to Move Well so they can Feel Well.

Spine & sport

37.8499° N, 119.5677° W


About Santa Cruz Spine & Sport

We can help with...

  • Jaw Pain TMY
  • Knee Problems
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Foot pain
  • Muscle Cramping
  • Weight Loss
  • Sciatica
  • Hip Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Mid-back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Rib Discomfort
  • Wrist Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Numbness or Tingling
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Heartburn
  • Muscle Weakness

a New approach

At Santa Cruz Spine and Sport we are a like-minded group of Chiropractors, Personal Trainers, Yoga Instructors, and Massage Therapists who come together to help you move well. We do this through correcting dysfunctional movement patterns and releasing restrictions in the fascia, muscles, tendons, and joints capsules. By teaching proper movement patters and engaging the proper muscle groups, patients find that their pain decreases and they are able to go back to their daily activities. We listen, we care, and we get results.


Our Chiropractic Approach

Generally patients have three similar goals: 1) to understand what is causing their pain, 2) to receive skilled treatment to help alleviate the pain, and 3) to learn what they can do to keep the pain from coming back. Dr. Justin McLeod, DC and Dr. Van Brunt, DC share the same goals: We strive to provide the best treatments, so that you can enjoy your life pain-free.

During the first initial treatments, we will do a systematic evaluation of muscular imbalances. We start by analyzing static postural assessment, observing muscles for characteristic signs of tightness (hypertonicity) or overstretched and inhibited (hypotonicity), helping us determine the cause of pain. We then perform a function movement screen (FMS or SFMA)  further assessing for movement restriction. Restriction can be caused by muscular tension, fascial tightness, joint restrictions, and/or improper motor pattern coordination. This information provides the clinician a system to determine if it a muscular imbalance, and/or motor control issue and/or a joint issue and/or neurological problem. Based off the findings the clinician will choose the appropriate interventions to address the problems. 


Our Massage Approach

Our bodies are like buckets and everyday we are pouring stress into it. From the physical, emotional, and environmental stresses we have a tendency to hold that tension in. A great way to relieve that anxiety is to get weekly or monthly massages before the stress turns into a constant pain.

Massage Therapists

We have two amazing massage therapist that have their own unique styles & techniques ranging from: 

  • Deep Tissue / Sports Massage
  • Swedish (relaxing)
  • Thai-Yoga Massage
  • Pre & Post-Natal

Our Personal Training Approach

We have three awesome Personal Trainers at Spine and Sport to help you move well and feel well. Personal Training can be one-on-one, or semi-privates.

  • Improve functional movement patterns
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Tools to remove tightness and restrictions
  • Improve stability and core strength
  • Help lose weight and optimize diet
Perform the Common Uncommonly Well

Perform the Common Uncommonly Well

One unique aspect of personal training through our clinic is that on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays we combo the chiropractic treatment with training. This is helpful with rehabbing acute and chronic injuries.  With this team approach the client is getting two sets of eyes to help recover and prevent future injuries

YOga Class Every Tues & Thur 10-11am

  • Small group setting
  • Beginner to Intermediate
  • Increase Flexibility
  • Increase muscle strength and tone
  • Improve respiration, vitality, and energy
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Recover and Prevent Injury
  • Mind, Body, Spirit Connection

Our Office

203 River Street
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060


Contact Us

Phone: 831-713-8400

Text: 831-713-8400

Email: SCSSfrontdesk@gmail.com

Best Contact Hours: M, W, F 8:30-6

& T, Th 9-2



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38 Years ago, I was lucky enough to be born on the small Island of Alameda in Northern California.  One of my earliest childhood memories was catching my first wave at the San Lorenzo River Mouth in Santa Cruz when I was 5 years old.  Since then, the ocean has always been a magnet, calling me back over and over again. I live in Santa Cruz with my wife and two daughters. This is where we call home. 

I started Santa Cruz Spine and Sport in 2010 in the Sea Bright area.  In 2015, we relocated to River Street, just outside of downtown Santa Cruz, which allowed us to offer more services to our clients.  With our new space we have been able to provide a fun, integrated health & wellness center for our clients. At Santa Cruz Spine and Sport we offer Chiropractic, Massage, Personal Training, and Yoga. Come join us.   

- Dr. Justin McLeod


Final thought with Dr. Justin McLeod, DC

"Its all about Roots and Wings.  Roots ground us and nourish our body and spirit.  Roots give us the foundation to rise up and spread our wings and fly.  Our potential is so much greater than we know.  My mission is to help people find their Roots and Wings."