I compete in strongman, and the sport is not exactly nice to my body. I see Dr. Todd Plutchok regularly for ART and other chiropractic adjustment. Thanks to Dr. Todd, I am able to continue training, moving heavier weights, and setting PRs at subsequent competitions. I normally disliked chiropractors because I felt they were always more worried about having me sign up for a payment plan than helping me deal with the cause of pain or dysfunction. Dr. Todd always has a sincere interest in my endeavors and sport, and never rushes me out to squeeze in more appointments. The treatments have are amazing and allow me to continue lifting and training pain free. If you are an athlete of any kind you want Dr. Todd on your team.
Brian T, San Diego
Dr. Todd Plutchok is amazing. He is not your normal rack and crack DR. he does a different approach that has me feeling better then i ever have. If you are in the market for a new Chiropractor he’s your man!
Dan P, San Diego
I highly recommend The League Chiropractic. Dr. Todd Plutchok has helped me get back onto my feet many times. Not only has he helped heal my body after various injuries to my extremities by using ART, he has tremendously helped me with chronic migraines.
Dr. Todd has a whole body treatment approach so he is able to treat the cause of my injuries along with the symptoms. I have seen a chiropractor regularly since the age of 16 and have to say that Dr. Todd has a different approach that has really helped prevent the migraines that I have suffered from for over 20 years. I am always amazed at how great I feel when I leave his office and even more amazed at the fact that I went from having multiple migraines a month to rarely having one at all anymore!!! Dr. Todd always teaches me something new during my visit to help me take better care of my body. Each day I feel even better than the day before!
San Diego, CA
I went to Dr. Todd after going to my MD and several specialists about my migraines with no relief. Dr Todd listened to my needs and even consulted with his peers to ensure he was treating my symptoms appropriately. After five plus years of on and off discomfort- I finally found relief that doesn’t come in a pill!
Dr. Todd is not only effective, but makes me feel like I am his most important patient every time I’m in- takes his time and makes sure he addresses every question and need I have. The best!
Comprehensive Care Testimonial
Dr. Todd Plutchok has talent. This isn’t my first chiropractic visit. I have been using chiros to get out of pain for over 25 years. Having had some serious motocross smashups and a couple of skiing mishaps I have been searching for someone to help me heal not just crack my bones and keep me coming back.
Dr. P. is probably the 20th chiropractor that I have used and must say that if you are looking for the best, look no farther. His approach is very unique and will have you feeling better quickly.
I referred a good friend of mine and he has not stopped thanking me. This guy has what it takes to get you feeling better and help you stay that way.
Mark L, San Diego
Sports Performance & Martial Arts
I am so grateful that I met Dr. Todd a year ago; he is awesome!
I had been in severe pain for over a year, had seen three other chiropractors and still couldn’t move to my liking. With his unique approach and not just the typical ‘bone cracking attack’, I got my mobility back and was able to train for my Black Belt Testing in Tae Kwon Do and the 2008 World Championships (Gold, Baby!).
Not only has Dr. Todd a great approach he also has such in depth knowledge of the body. The most simple description of your issue is enough for him to quickly and precisely locate the root of your problem.
I say no matter what keeps you from moving and no matter where it hurts, you have to see Dr. Todd to get better quickly and to see lasting results.
Birgit W, San Diego , Holistic Health Counselor
Foot Pain Testimonial
When I was young, I watched a segment on tv about chiropractors with my dad. It was so long ago that I don’t really remember it anymore, but it must have made some mention about chiropractors being a hoax because my dad turned to me and said, “Chiropractors are liars.. they don’t do anything and just want your money.”
Well years later, I decided to start running regularly and perhaps train for a marathon. It was going so well.. until one day I noticed some pain in my foot. Thinking it was some minor muscle strain, I stretched it out and rested it for a day.. and then ran the next, thinking it would loosen up and that I’d just work through the pain.
Long story short, that didn’t work and a week in, the pain wasn’t going away. I put aside the preconception my dad had planted in my head about chiropractors and gave the League Chiropractic Clinic a call based on their good reviews (especially their experience with athletes).. and partially because it was the first search result that came up when I entered in my zip code.
First visit.. I came out feeling a little better. Dr. Todd mentioned to me that the pain might come back since it was only the first visit, but by the end of the 2nd visit it would probably be much better. Well I continued my training and by the next visit I was in even more pain than I was originally in before the first visit – frustrated, I started to worry that I might need additional medical attention.
Low and behold, Dr. Todd worked his magic and I was feeling almost 100% by that night. I was barely able to walk into the office earlier that day (feeling worse than I did before my first visit) and by night time I was able to walk almost perfectly normal, after visiting Dr. Todd and doing some simple exercises he gave me. It was amazing. Just a few adjustments and exercises here and there have worked wonders. I’ll admit though that going to a chiropractor isn’t exactly easy on the wallet – having insurance helps.. but if you’re finding yourself with an athletic injury, I’d recommend giving the League Chiropractic Clinic a call. There are two chiropractors here, and I hear that Dr. Chad is also well qualified.
Debbie L, San Diego
Dr. Todd has been a blessing for me and my wife. I have seen other Chiropractors in the past, but he is by far the BEST! Dr. Todd takes the time to treat your body as a whole and also focuses on the areas that need more attention. His adjustments and specialty in ART keep my body feeling the best it’s ever felt. Dr. Todd is a wealth of knowledge and exceeds my expectations every time I see him.
I can’t thank him enough for helping me and my wife feel better, move better, and have an overall better quality of life. Thank you Dr. Todd!
Israel LoBue, CPT
Pelvic Floor & Neurological Testimonial
I am being treated for interstitial cystitis and pelvic floor disorder. I was misdiagnosed by my M.D. for more than a month. I was in severe pain (lower pelvic area and pelvic floor), nauseated, and losing weight. My daughter literally had me lie down in the back seat of the car and drove me from Altadena to San Diego to see Dr. Todd. He had helped her and she was convinced that I could benefit from his treatment.
That’s when my healing began. I wasn’t very alert because of the pain medication I was on, but Dr. Todd explained the body connection and asked what would give me most relief. I didn’t know how he could help but I asked for help with the nausea and pain. He made some adjustments, worked on releasing muscles, and set about getting my body to coordinate healthy communication. The next day I was able to eat some food without feeling like I was going loose it. The pain began to subside.
I made about 4 more trips to San Diego and after each session my condition improved. I’m now on a maintenance program with Dr. Todd.
After a month’s wait (HMO) I finally was able to see a physical therapist and she diagnosed that I had pudendal nerve involvement (this nerve wraps around the bladder and the pelvic floor-which can cause significant pain). The last time I saw Dr. Todd he worked to release the muscles that can impinge on this nerve. I can only say that Dr. Todd paved the road to my recovery and I feel like he gave me my life back so that I can function and do the things we take for granted. Dr. Todd is competent, knowledgeable, and is motivated to help his clients regain their health. I consider him my health practitioner and will continue making the trip to San Diego. When someone is able to let you see the light at the end tunnel and restore your health you wish that there were more words than “Thank You”. I personally expressed this to Dr. Todd and he was very gracious and replied that his goal is to see clients make an overall improvement in their health.
I didn’t realize how many women suffer from pelvic and pelvic floor problems. If anyone reading this has this problem or knows of someone with it, I highly recommend Dr. Todd. You will experience a level of care and expertise that you have been searching for.
Low Back Pain Testimonial
I have been to various Chiropractors over the past 15 years during my football career in High School and at USD, and recently as a weekend warrior.
I am working with Todd Plutchok at The League Chiropractic Clinic, and I have never had such a robust treatment experience. Dr. Plutchok has gone above and beyond what my typical chiropractic experience is by offering the Active Release Technique. I can come in to visit Dr. Plutchok and get a treatment way above and beyond what I would get elsewhere. The deep tissue therapy is amazing, and I walk out of here feeling like I can take on the world.
I have dealt with low back pain for years, even though I maintain an athletic and healthy lifestyle. Dr. Plutchok’s treatments, along with the training regimen he has demonstrated to me, and his dietary recommendations have all worked marvelously to completely alleviate my lower back pain.
Shin Splints & Running
I started running at the age of thirty and quickly realized I wasn’t eighteen anymore. I developed shin splints just three months into my workouts. After my first visit with Dr. Plutchok, my shins were as good as new. Dr. Plutchok not only corrected my shins, he took the time to educate me on techniques I could use in alleviating any future problems…I truly felt as if i was his only patient.
I have been to at least 8 different chiropractors over the last 20 years, sometimes for routine maintenance and sometimes for acute care. Some of the chiropractors have been excellent, yet Dr. Todd Plutchok is simply the best! His knowledge and manipulation techniques are exceptional. The red laser he uses blows me away as to its effectiveness. I believe that ANY athlete should go see Todd before an athletic event. The difference in body strength and performance is significant. He even helped strengthen my eyesight!
Rachael Paddock, HHP
Knee Pain and Triathlon
I had begun to curb my TNT (triathlon) training plus I was unable to make it through a day without icing my knees and then ankles multiple times a day. I was also taking 4-6 Alleve a day, and unable to walk or sit for periods of a time without pain.
Dr. Todd was recommended to me and I went to him first. I was not interested in going to an MD or DO who normally treats these ailments with medication and does not get to the root cause.
Dr. Todd is the best! He is extremely knowledgeable and personable. He was able to immediately target the areas where I was having discomfort (knees) and after 1 treatment I began to experience relief. He was also very focused on my well being and helping me to become pain free to continue my training and enjoy my life.
I am now experiencing no discomfort in my knees, ankles, back, or neck. And this is with an increase in my training for the triathlon. His treatments have enabled me to be more flexible, stronger, and enabled me to train more intensely. He also provided me with literature and exercises to prevent injury and eliminate discomfort.
Chronic Foot Pain Testimonial
I noticed my feet more than before in terms of how they feel strained. Especially around my ankle of the right foot. I think the problem is up stream, tight tendons in the calf and especially my tight Achilles tendons. My massage therapist has noted this for some time. But so far, you are the only one who has the knowledge and wisdom to help. The pressure you administered on my right foot along the outside of the foot (that long bone I mentioned is tender) feels so much better.
I am grateful for your concern and application of these masterful techniques. This is the cats meow ..
Groin and Hamstring Strain
I was scheduled to take a physical agility’s test for the Ventura Police Department. The test consisted of a 99 yard obstacle course, fence and wall jumps, 30 yard sprints, a 165 lb. dummy drag, and a 500 yard run/sprint, all timed. Needless to say, it was important not only to be in top physical shape, but to be 100% healthy as well.
Unfortunately, on my last day of training 5 days before the test, I strained my groin pretty significantly. Literally, jogging was not even possible. I was so upset. This was the first step in a long interview process for the Police Department and there was no way I would be able to pass it.
So I called Dr. Todd Plutchok. His confidence alone was very reassuring.
During the visit, Dr. Todd was very thorough. Even though I was there for the strained groin, he did a complete head to toe examination. He used, among other techniques, an Active Release Technique, which was like a deep tissue “massage” specifically targeting the affected area. When I got off the table and started to walk around, I could immediately feel the difference.
The day of the test was a chilly Sunday morning. I proceeded to run, and pass, every single event. I even had one of the best times on the 500 yard run which was the fifth and final event. I was ecstatic. Sore, but ecstatic. I immediately called Dr. Todd and thanked him. Since passing the physical abilities test, I moved on to pass the written test and first oral board review. I have been highly recommended to move forward in the interview process and I literally could not have done it without the outstanding guidance and expertise of Dr. Todd Plutchok.
Golf Swing & Arm Pain
I had pain in my elbow very bad. The pain reduced my performance in everyday task, I couldn’t play golf. The treatment required several visits, but each visit made an improvement. Everyday it got easier to perform, and I can play golf again!
Dr. Todd gives 110% in his efforts to help his patients. He helped me with a long standing back pain problem, and he uses an approach which is quite different than typical chiropractors. And, he doesn’t try to sign you up for a prolonged period of appointments, what a relief!
His care and integrity make him someone I feel quite comfortable recommending to friends and family. Thank you doc!!
Plantar Fasciitis Testimonial
I must admit that I was seriously skeptical about going to a Chiropractor.
I had a foot/heel injury that just wouldn’t respond to traditional medical treatment. I was taking a dozen advil a day just to be able to walk and this had been going on for over a year. Completely unable to enjoy my favorite sport which is hiking mountain trails. After the Medical Dr gave me the 3rd Cortisone shot in my foot ( ouch!) which didn’t work, I decided I wasn’t going back and it was time to try something completely different and consulted Yelp reviews and found Dr Todd Plutchok. He carefully explained his treatment plan to help my body heal, using deep tissue massage, gentle adjustments, easy exercises I would do at home.
It took about 3 months of bi-weekly, weekly, twice monthly then monthly visits and now I have almost no pain at all, don’t need any pain medicine and I’ve gradually been able to return to hiking. I’m up to 5 miles, and my goal is to be able to hike twice as far and I’m getting there!