Nancy E. Rolnik, MD, CAQSM, a Sports Medicine Physician with Remedy Sports and Regenerative Medicine

Get to know Sports Medicine Physician, Nancy E. Rolnik, who serves patients in Walnut Creek, California. 

Dr. Rolnik is a board-certified sports medicine physician whose passion is helping patients to stay active for life. As an athlete herself, she understands the hard work and dedication it takes to excel in sports and fitness. Unfortunately, she also knows the pain of a sports injury and missing out. When she developed tennis elbow that worsened, she finally relied on regenerative medicine to heal. She received PRP therapy that resulted in relief of daily pain.

Today, Dr. Rolnik is the Founder of Remedy Sports and Regenerative Medicine, a unique kind of medical practice that incorporates nutrition with sports medicine, located in Walnut Creek, California. To help each patient get back to living that active life they love, she takes a holistic approach. She plans the best and quickest treatment that will get them back to sports or working out again without surgery or aggressive treatments. When regular treatments don’t help enough, she offers cutting-edge regenerative injections to assist the body in its healing process. An advocate for all athletes, big or small, she also serves as the team physician for Saint Mary’s College of California.

Growing up near Chicago, Dr. Rolnik earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. After graduating from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 1999, she spent the next 4 years advancing her knowledge and skills during her advanced training in both family and sports medicine.  

With a love for science, she attends top conferences and collaborates with top regenerative physicians and scientists to stay up to date with regenerative medicine treatments. She offers patients the safest and most valuable regenerative treatments possible and adapts her treatment plans as the scientific evidence changes. She believes in ethical use of regenerative treatments and is part of the Orthobiologic Ethics Consortium.

Being an expert in diagnostic ultrasound, Dr. Rolnik performs the majority of her injections using ultrasound guidance for better precision, efficacy, and the least pain. She has mastered many treatments for muscle, tendon, joint and ligament damage, as well as is skilled in regenerative treatments for hair and collagen loss.

A member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians, the doctor is board-certified in family medicine with added qualification in sports medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). The ABFM is a non-profit, independent medical association of American physicians who practice in family medicine and its sub-specialties.

Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Sports medicine physicians are either orthopedic surgeons or primary care physicians who prescribe treatments for professional and amateur athletes. They are trained to address issues associated with nutrition, sports psychology, and substance abuse. They may also counsel athletes on injury prevention.

Among her philanthropic endeavours, Dr. Rolnik has volunteered in many medical tents of major endurance and sporting events such as the Summer X-games, the CaliforniaMan, and the Chicago marathon and triathlon. She also remains very active in her community, teaching at community organizations such as Rotary or PTA throughout the year. She feels that education about the body, injury prevention, and overall health is important. 

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and son. She loves to explore the world and to engage in active adventures such as snorkeling, skiing, mountain biking, and hiking.

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