Dr. Justin McLeod is located in the heart of Santa Cruz and works long side a talented physical Therapist and Massage therapists. We are committed to our patient’s health and we understand the importance of determining the cause of their condition. Many sports-related injuries and chronic conditions are complex in nature and require a comprehensive approach. Your initial appointment with Dr. Justin McLeod consists of a 40-minute evaluation to gather information about your current and past medical history, and perform a physical exam. Your physical exam includes a postural assessment, gait analysis, bio-mechanical assessment, neuromuscular evaluation, muscle strength testing, muscle length testing, and joint mobility testing.

Based on the comprehensive data gathered, Dr. Justin McLeod will recommend treatment only if he can provide you with the best possible outcome, otherwise he will make a referral to another health care professional. We work closely with many of the Santa Cruz top specialists and often co-manage patients.

Your 20-minute follow-up appointments includes: soft tissue mobilization, muscle stretching, physical rehabilitation, and therapeutic modalities, in addition to joint mobilization and a gentle adjustments. To allow for a natural transition toward independence, the patient will assume an active role in their treatment by participating in an individualized home exercise program. You also work closely with personal trainers who perform structured workouts catered to your needs and goals, working with the chiropractor to benefit your health.

This comprehensive approach not only allows for faster resolution of pain, but provides the patient with long-term benefits, not just symptomatic relief.

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Contact Details

  Person Dr. Justin McLeod
  City Santa Cruz, CA
  Zip Code 95060
  Address 203 River Street
  Phone Number (831) 713-8400

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Dr. Justin McLeod

Founder, Chiropractor

Dr. Justin McLeod has was voted Best Chiropractor in Santa Cruz Weekly in 2010 and 2012, and he continues to be a leader in his field through hundreds of hours of post graduate certifications with an emphasis in sports injuries and soft tissue healing.  Using full spine adjusting and extremity adjusting (CCEP) with his a unique blend of pressure point therapy (HMT),  and movement based massage (ART) he is able to get fast lasting results. After the patient receives body work he has them work with a personal trainer who goes over therapeutic exercises, stretches, and movement pattern corrections.

Born in Alameda, he fell in love with Santa Cruz and the community. He calls it home with his wife and their two daughters.

Products & Services

Chiropractic Adjustments and Techniques

Chiropractic adjustments have a tremendous potential to help patients. From a biomechanical and neurological perspective a chiropractic adjustment can make a rapid, positive response. After their first adjustment most patients have two statements: “That was it? ” and “Wow, I feel better. ” The first statement because most adjustments are quick and painless. The second statement is due to an almost immediate improvement in the patient’s range of motion and a decrease or elimination of pain.

There are many different techniques, or ways to adjust the joints of the body, and Dr. Justin McLeod believes that each patient should be treated using the technique that is best suited for that patient. He does not believe in using the same technique for each patient.


Swedish Massage / Relaxing Massage
Deep Tissue / Sports Massagedeep
Thai Yoga Massage
Prenatal / Postnatal Massage

Customer Testimonials

So impressed always with the professionalism and results generated by Dr J and the whole Spine and Sport team. Thank you for keeping me dancing through all of my many sports and life injuries and pains.

Not only has Dr.J rescued me from chronic back pain but he has empowered me with take home exercises that keep me feeling and moving great!

Dr. Murray gave me back pain relief in our first visit that I feared would take weeks to achieve. Since then, my pain levels have been decreasing with each session with increasing function and well being. Dr. Murray uses multiple approaches to address patients pain which I find a plus because everyone is different and the same approach does not always work. I highly recommend Dr. Murray, he's a great person and a skilled chiropractor. The staff at the office Keri & Sarah are very nice and helpful with all patients needs. They got me in the same day I called when I was in so much pai. I was ready to lose hope. I walked out feeling like I could start the next day anew! Thank you!


Neck Pain

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From Our Website

At Santa Cruz Spine and Sport we are a like-minded group of Chiropractors and Massage Therapists who come together to help you move well so you can feel well. We do this through correcting dysfunctional movement patterns and releasing restrictions in the fascia, muscles, tendons, and joints capsules. By teaching proper movement patterns and engaging the proper muscle groups, patients find that their pain decreases and they are able to go back to the activities they love. We listen, we care, and we get results.

At Santa Cruz Spine & Sport we believe that lasting healing comes from utilizing the latest tools and staying current with advances in chiropractic and medical science. At Santa Cruz Spine and Sport we believe that a healthy life style design is having a movement practice like Yoga. We offer small group classes, as well as private sessions. Accumulation of tension in muscles, fascia and tendons manifests as hypersensitive myofascial reflex points know as trigger or acupressure points. We have given tens of thousands of adjustments to patients ranging from little children to a 95-year-old, all of varying activity levels, and all successfully without adverse reactions.