Dr. Luga Podesta is a nationally recognized sports medicine physician specializing in the non-surgical treatment of orthopedic, musculoskeletal and sports related injuries to the shoulder, elbow, knee and spine.
Dr. Podesta has a thorough understanding of the physical demands required by musicians to perform playing several instruments himself. He has treated and continues to treat some the professions most accomplished performers. Since 2006, Dr. Podesta has been a contributing writer for DRUM! Magazine, writing monthly on health related topics specific to drummers called The Rhythmic Physician. Click here to learn more.
Dr. Podesta has served and continues to serve as team physician and sports medicine consultant for numerous professional, collegiate, high school, recreational and youth athletic teams and as a consultant to many past and present professional athletes and musicians. He has served 16 seasons as a Team Physician for the LA Dodgers and in 2001, as the Head Team Physician for the World Champion LA Xtreme professional football team of the XFL. Dr. Podesta has served as the Head Team Physician for the LA Avengers of the Arena Football League for 8 years, LA Riptide professional lacrosse team of Major League Lacrosse for 3 years and continues to serve as a consultant to the Major League Baseball’s LA Angels of Anaheim and Major League Baseball Umpires. Dr. Podesta is the Head Team Physician for the Lingerie Bowl Champion LA Temptation of the Lingerie Football League.
We offer numerous services for people affected by Workers Compensation issues. Click here to learn more.
Dr. Luga Podesta is a nationally recognized sports medicine physician specializing in the non-surgical treatment of orthopedic, musculoskeletal, work and sports related injuries to the shoulder, elbow, knee and spine.