Dr. Luga Podesta Specialties

Dr. Luga Podesta is a highly sought after regenerative orthopedic sports medicine physician with over three decades of experience specializing in:

Expert Diagnostician

Dr. Podesta has the ability to evaluate the entire body and determine abnormal function and movement patterns predisposing to injury and dysfunction.

Non-Invasive Treatment

of musculoskeletal conditions involving the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbosacral Spine, Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, Knee, and Ankle.


in the treatment of acute and chronic injuries involving tendon, muscle, ligament, cartilage and joints throughout the body.

Regenerative Orthopedics

with expertise in the use of cell-based therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and progenitor cells derived from blood and bone marrow concentrate for the treatment of acute and chronic muscle, ligament, tendon, articular cartilage injuries and arthritic conditions.

Throwing Athletes

An expert in the diagnosis and treatment of the unique injuries that occur in overhand throwing athletes (baseball, softball, tennis, volleyball and water polo). Expert in the analysis and correction of throwing and hitting mechanics.

Sports Performance

An expert in developing strategies to transition the injured athlete back to the playing field once treatment and therapy have been completed, returning the athlete to peak function and competitive performance.

Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

for evaluation of muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries, emphasizing the dynamic evaluation of joint instability resulting from ligamentous laxity predisposing to injury.

Cervical and Lumbar Diagnostic and Therapeutic Spinal Injections

for the treatment of pain resulting from lumbar vertebral disc injuries, disc herniation, nerve compression, and spinal stenosis or facet joint-related pain.

Ultrasound Guided Injections

An expert in the performance of precision injections of muscle, tendon, ligament, and joint injuries including corticosteroid, viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid, peripheral nerve hydro-dissection, and regenerative cell-based therapies such as PRP and bone marrow-derived cell therapies.

Performing Arts Medicine

An expert in analyzing the injuries sustained by musicians and dancers including drummers, percussionists, guitarists, keyboard players, dancers, and other performers artists. Dr. Podesta has a proven track record for keeping the best of the best on stage performing safely and at their highest ability.