Sports Medicine

sports-medicine

You are an athlete. Whether amateur or professional, training for your first 5K or your 20th marathon, you are dedicated to your training and you desire support to keep your body pain-free and performing optimally. We work with all types of athletes to achieve the following results:

Improved Function and Flexibility

  • Increased circulation
  • Improved recovery time
  • Injury and trauma relief

Enhanced strength

  • Decrease in muscle pain or strain
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Preparation for an upcoming athletic event
  • Increased immune function
  • Increased athletic longevity

Development of the Mind/Body Connection

  • Decreased performance anxiety
  • Improved sleep
  • Mental clarity

 

Dr. Rachel Alioto grew up in Northern California with her parents and older sister. She swam and played volleyball in high school and had always been interested in athletics and being healthy and active. She moved to Minnesota to attend the University of Minnesota where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science with a minor in Spanish. She always knew that she wanted to be a doctor, but throughout high school and college she struggled with severe stomachaches and weight loss that, despite all the testing, no medical doctor could figure out. Six years later she reached rock bottom and something needed to change. Through her setback, she was inspired to find a more individualized and wholesome way of healing and it led her to naturopathic medicine, which soon became her passion. She attended one of the seven accredited naturopathic medical schools, National University of Health Sciences, where she spent 3 years in biomedical and clinical classes and 1 year interning in both Illinois and California. She is board-certified and registered in the state of Minnesota.

Dr. Alioto takes the time to listen and understand each patient's unique condition in order to create a personalized treatment plan. Her goal is to heal, teach and inspire each person to be an advocate for his or her own health. She treats by addressing the whole body and stimulating the body’s self-healing processes to allow for the body, mind and spirit to attain balance and heal. She has received special training in Homeopathy, Botanical Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Sports Medicine, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Endocrine/Hormone Disorders, Women’s Health, Naturopathic Oncology, and Pediatrics.

Dr. Alioto's hobbies include swimming, weight lifting, cooking, doing jigsaw puzzles, reading, traveling, being in nature and spending time with her family. Although she is a California native, she has come to appreciate and love Minnesota for all it has to offer.

 

For an appointment with Dr. Rachel Alioto, book online or call (612) 440-7710.