Dr. Karen Bloch
Karen Bloch goes above and beyond your typical Chiropractor and Athletic Trainer. She is the owner of Bloch Chiropractic, Wellness and Sports Medicine which is a cutting edge performance center with two locations. She is also the co-owner, with Erika Figge, of Complete Koncepts, a business aimed at injury prevention and creating personalized programs for teams and athletes. Dr. Bloch has a passion for getting to the root of a problem and not only fixing it, but also preventing a reoccurrence.
An athlete at heart, it was during her time as a Division I basketball player that Dr. Bloch learned the importance of keeping her body functioning at peak performance while staying injury-free. That concept provided the backbone for Dr. Bloch’s current practice, which focuses on overall health and wellness of body and mind.
Utilizing her more than 16 years of experience, Dr. Bloch specializes not only in rehabilitation and return from injury, but also injury prevention and strengthening. Dr. Bloch spent 6 years as the athletic trainer for multiple sports at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was her expertise in helping an athlete’s body to work to its maximum potential that landed her on the Olympic Game’s Sports Medicine staff working as both an Athletic Trainer and Chiropractor.
Dr. Bloch worked with the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Water Polo teams in both the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. Her impressive resume also includes working with athletes at the Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Bobsled World Cup in Germany, athletes from a variety of sports at the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) national training center, the Women’s Professional Softball League, and several NCAA Division I athletes to name a few.
Numerous organizations have recognized Dr. Bloch’s excellence in her field. Her awards include the Presidential Leadership, Student Affairs, Alumni Association and Dr. Lester McCoy Clinical Excellence Awards at Southern California University of Health and Sciences, the Distinguished Alumni Award for Western Illinois University, Danville Area Community College and Argenta-Oreana High School Hall of fame as well as numerous community accolades.
Dr. Bloch is proud to support the communities that she serves. She is an active member of the Aquatics Capital of America, which promotes water sports in Long Beach, CA. She is involved in the Long Beach Century Club supporting youth sports in schools and is a member of the Long Beach Business Networking group.
No matter your age or athletic ability, Dr. Bloch’s multi-faceted facility offers expert chiropractic care, percussion therapy, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, laser therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, cryosauna, kinesio taping, sports clinics and individual training sessions for sports enhancement and injury prevention.
From the Olympic athlete to the weekend warrior, Dr. Bloch believes that everyone deserves to be treated like an Olympian. It is that core value that serves as the foundation on which her practice is built.