Karen K. Roitz, DC, DACBSP
Dr. Roitz is the founder of SOL Santa Cruz and a 1996 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West. Dr. Roitz earned postgraduate degrees as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician in 1999 and a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians in 2013.
Dr. Roitz holds certifications with Active Release Techniques®, Graston Technique®, and Foundation Training and currently serves as a field clinician for the Palmer College of Chiropractic West Sports Council. With over 18 years experience as a practicing sports chiropractor and wellness practitioner, Dr. Roitz has a broad range of training and expertise that includes nutrition, chiropractic, sports medicine and rehabilitation.
Dr. Roitz’s practice utilizes an integrated system approach that includes structural, biomechanical and neurological functional testing. Her comprehensive care includes instruction in lifestyle changes, diet, exercise and wellness. Her mission is to serve people to achieve optimal health, perform better and obtain excellent recovery after injury. To that end, Dr. Roitz’s practice is continually evolving as she integrates the most cutting edge treatment available to fully optimize her patients’ recovery and restoration of health.
With over a decade of experience working with athletes of all levels, from recreational to elite/professional, Dr. Roitz has provided on-site care for many professional and world-class events including the Ironman Triathlon World Championship Hawaii, Ironman Canada, Pro Beach Volleyball, the Women’s Sports Foundation, and numerous professional cycling races. She is currently the team doctor for the Santa Cruz Derby Girls and reaches out to many of the local high school, community college and college athletes as well as local professionals and aspiring amateurs.
Growing up in Santa Cruz, California, Dr. Roitz naturally gravitated toward chiropractic care as an extension of her passion for sports, performance and nutrition. Already an accomplished athlete, Dr. Roitz went on to become a nationally ranked volleyball player while working toward a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physical Education at UC Berkeley. Today, she still enjoys all that Santa Cruz has to offer. She is an avid beach volleyball player, mountain and road cyclist, skier and surfer.