Scott Saberniak, DC

Active Release Provider Sacramento

Dr. Scott Saberniak is originally from Northwest Indiana and moved to California in 2009. Growing up as a student and multi-sport athlete, he has always had a passion for learning about the human body and how it performs. This obsession made him excel at sports, but also accelerated his path toward becoming the healer he is today. Dr. Scott set the foundation of his professional career by gaining an in-depth knowledge in the study of human movement from Indiana University School of Kinesiology. He built onto this foundation with the application, skill and clinical knowledge he gained from his doctoral studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Once he entered into to the chiropractic profession, he learned that the marriage of the principles of movement philosophy with chiropractic manual therapy allowed his patients to heal quicker. He found that chronic pain such as tendonosis or even acute pain like an ankle sprain can be attributed to whole body weaknesses or subtle imbalances. After these poor movement abilities are identified in his patients, Dr. Scott begins to correct them with the assist of the appropriate soft tissue treatments, chiropractic therapy, and training proper movements. This process has proven to be the key to helping his patients become pain free and function at their full potential.

Distinctions & Certifications

  • Board Certified – National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Physiotherapy Board Certified – National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology – Indiana University
  • Full Body Certified (Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Spine) – Active Release Techniques
  • Level 1 Certified – Activator Methods
  • Graston Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique®
  • Level 1 (NKT) – Neurokinetic Therapy® Practitioner
  • Fascial Distortion Model (FDM): Module 1 – American Fascial Distortion Model Association
  • CPR- Basic Life Support – American Heart Association

Professional Associations

  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Diplomat
  • California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Diplomat
  • Member of Palmer West ACA Sport Council
  • American Chiropractic Association
  • Fleet Feet Sports – Sacramento
  • Capitol Road Race Management

Special Interests

Dr. Scott’s interest in sports has made a huge impact on his overall health and well-being. It is very much what molded him into the person he is today. He has a strong belief that staying active, going on adventures, spending time outdoors, and enjoying activities that you love is an integral part of a person’s overall health. As a matter of fact, it is not uncommon for him to advise his patients to swim, hike, go for a walk, etc. as part of their rehab program, which in many cases has proven to speed healing. Dr. Scott competed in a variety of organized sports throughout his life. His childhood focus was baseball, but he also competed in soccer, track/field, and cross-country running. His passion as an outdoor adventurer and extreme-sports enthusiast is what drove him to California in 2009. He spends his time backpacking, whitewater kayaking and snowboarding to name a few. Challenging himself to learn new skills by trying out new sports is a life-long passion of his.

Sports Chiropractor Sacramento

Dr. Scott enjoying the rush of white-water kayaking.

Community Work / Sports Medicine Experience

  • Internship at Chiropractic Solutions, Campbell, CA – 2012
  • Provided complimentary care to:
  • San Jose State Rugby
  • The Salvation Army Rehab Center, San Jose, CA
  • Sea Otter Mountain Bike Classic, Monterey, CA – 2010, 2011
  • San Francisco U.S. Half Marathon – 2011, 2012
  • San Jose Annual Turkey Trot – 2011, 2012
  • San Jose State Rugby – 2011, 2012
  • The North Face Challenge – 2010, 2012
  • Associateship at Functional Integrated Therapy Medical Corporation, Fresno, CA – 2013
  • Argentina Youth Soccer Club, team doctor, Fresno, CA – 2013
  • Fleet Feet Shamrock’n Half Marathon & 5K, Sacramento, CA – 2014, 2015
  • U.S. Soccer Futsal Tournament, on-site Doctor, Stockton, CA – 2015
  • Fair Oaks Fiesta Sun Run 5 mile Run/Walk, Sacramento, CA – 2015, 2016
  • Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival, Sacramento, CA – 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Urban Cow Half Marathon, Sacramento, CA – 2014, 2015, 2016
  • California International Marathon, Sacramento, CA – 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Onsite Doctor – Fleet Feet Sports and Capitol Road Race Management- Current (providing pre and post race care to local runners in Sacramento County)

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