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Voted McAllen Monitor's Readers Choice for Favorite Physical Therapist

2015, 2016, and 2017



We are now open in Edinburg!


PhysioSports Institute's is hosting its Annual Toy Drive! Please donate your unwrapped gifts by December 21st before 6pm.


Check out our gym memberships and new infared sauna packages listed on the Center For Human Performance tab.


Q: Do you need a prescription for physical therapy from a family doctor?

A: Yes and No You do not need a prescription for physical therapy unless you are a patient with MediCare insurace. Since Dr. Cadena is an orthopaedic specialist, patients can receive 15 business days of treatment without a prescription for PT from a family doctor. After the 15th business day of treatment, patients will have to obtain a prescription from their family doctor to continue with their PT sessions.

Q: If I am paying  with cash (no insurance), do I still need a prescription for physical therapy after the 15th business day?

A: Yes, it is a state law. It is not an insurance or a non-insurance policy.


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Chronic Low Back Pain

Dr. Joey Cadena, DPT, FAAOMPT, SGX

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, Certified Spartan Race Coach

Dr. Joey Cadena is the owner and lead therapist at PhysioSports Institute. He is also a Spartan Race Ambassador and Certified Spartan Race Coach. He holds a 7th degree black belt in Kenpo Karate and is a three time International Black Belt Triathlon Champion with over 26 years of experience in the Martial Arts. Dr. Joey is also an avid Spartan Race competitor and has earned multiple Trifectas. As a long time athlete, Dr. Joey brings unique insight and first-hand experience regarding his patients' care. His passion and dedication to the physical therapy field has earned him The McAllen Monitor's Readers' Choice for Favorite Physical Therapist in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

What We Offer:


Specialized Orthopaedic
Physical Therapy

PhysioSports Institute leads the field in manual orthopaedic physical therapy.

We provide care for:

• Runner Injuries

• Rotator Cuff Tears

• Ligament and Tendon Injuries

• Muscle Strains

• Cervical and Lumbar Pain

• Disk Injuries

• Plantar Fasciitis

• Postsurgical Orthopaedic Rehab

• Repetitive Motion Injuries

• Sports Injuries

Active Recovery

PhysioSports Institute now offers Active Recovery sessions for athletes. Active Recovery sessions include:


• Anti-Gravity Treadmill Running

• Marc Pro Muscle STIM Rejuvenation

• Targeted Vibration Muscle Recovery

Strength & Conditioning

In addition to Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and Active Recovery, PhysioSports Institute also offers One-on-One Strength and Conditioning sessions with a Certified Personal Trainer. Session goals include:


• Improved Exercise Performance

• Weight Loss

• Increased Muscle Strength

• Injury Prevention

• Running Form Video Analysis

• Sports Nutrition Supplementation


Speaking, Internship & Mentorship Opportunities

Dr. Joey Cadena is available for speaking engagements for sports banquets, business conferences, sports injury conventions, etc. He also provides internship and mentorship opportunities to students who are interested in learning more about the physical therapy field.


PhysioSports Institute is dedicated to providing you with effective treatments that get you back to your life quickly. Our treatments include proven, hands-on techniques that are individualized in conjunction with a custom exercise program. Another key component to our care is the one-on-one time we will spend discussing your injury with Dr. Cadena, reviewing your treatment options, and ensuring that you thoroughly understand your care. Based on the data collected from both you and your doctor, we will create a treatment plan that uses a proven approach to help you achieve optimal wellness. Your treatment plan will help you regain ideal joint alignment, mobility, and motion. Most importantly, it will be engineered to eliminate the problem that is causing your pain at its source.


Feel free to drop by our office if you have any questions or if you would like more information. We are here to help you live your PhysioLife pain-free!                        
                                          -Dr. Joey


Dr. Joey and his wife, Dr. Sandra
Our Mission
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