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Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine


Whether you’re a pro or semi-pro athlete, a college or high-school athlete, or a weekend warrior, PVHC’s sports medicine practitioners offer you the specialized care you need to recover quickly and get back in the game — or keep injuries away in the first place!

No matter what type of muscle or skeletal pain you’re dealing with — nagging, chronic, sharp or otherwise –– we have the treatment options to help you. Our sports medicine doctors, led by sports medicine director Hanh Larson, DO, specialize in the nonsurgical orthopedic treatment and rehabilitation of people of all genders, ages and abilities.

Experienced doctors dedicated to getting you back into the game

Our depth of experience treating athletes of all types means that we thoroughly understand the toll sports take on the body. Damage often begins accumulating before you realize it, especially with overuse injuries like tendonitis. You may only notice a small twinge one day and think nothing of it. But repetitive stress can exaggerate that twinge to a full-blown issue, where treatment often takes much longer than if the problem had been addressed immediately. We’ve seen our athlete-oriented techniques bring incredible results, so it’s important that you seek treatment for even the smallest injury before it gets worse.

You want to be back up and competing as fast as possible, and surgery often means long recovery times. That’s why our sports-med doctors take a nonsurgical approach using a variety of effective, noninvasive treatment techniques, imaging modalities and rehabilitation protocols to get you out of pain and achieve your performance goals—quickly!


Joint & ultrasound-guided injections

Dry Needling

Fracture care / casting

Physical therapy

On-site X-ray

Arthritis management

Concussion management

Exercise prescription

Injury assessment

Medical management (prescriptions)

Whether for an acute injury, chronic pain or mobility problems, or any other painful or nagging musculoskeletal problem, we’ll get you back to pain-free performance and lifestyle as fast and efficiently as possible.

PVHC’s sports medicine specialists empower you to avoid injury

Of course, the best way to deal with an injury or condition is to avoid it in the first place. If you are considering starting a new sport or exercise program, it’s important you consult our physicians about any concerns you have. We will evaluate the current state of your health and warn you about any difficulties you may encounter due to conditions like asthma, poor flexibility or prior injuries. While exercise should be a part of almost everybody’s plan for health and longevity, it’s important to give yourself the best chance of success — and that means avoiding injuries that could have been prevented.

Meet our sports medicine doctors

In November of 2018, Dr. Hanh Larson was announced as the new director of sports medicine for Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. She has served as the team physician for high schools throughout Southern California, provided medical coverage at athletic events and tournaments, and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. Together with Dr. Jeff Ijadi, Dr. Larson brings expertise, experience and commitment to the evaluation and treatment of injured athletes at Pomona Valley Health Centers.

Dr. Shah joins Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center as a board-certified family medicine physician specializing in primary care sports medicine. Throughout his career he’s served as team physician for several colleges and high schools and assistant team physician for professional organizations across Texas and California. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Practitioners, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the American College of Sports Medicine. Together with Drs. Larson and Ijadi, Dr. Shah brings expertise, experience, and commitment to the evaluation and treatment of injured athletes at Pomona Valley Health Centers.

Hahn Larson, DO CAQSM
Chino Hills Crossroads: 909-630-7490
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Dr. Jeff Ijadi, MD CAQSM
Claremont: 909-630-7938
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Jay Shah, DO, CAQSM
Chino Hills: 909-630-7875
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Dr. Larson as the new Medical Director of SMC.

If you need preventive care counseling or already have an issue that you believe requires treatment, instead of running straight to surgery, give us a call for more information or to schedule an appointment.

You can also request an appointment using our easy online form.