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Voted McAllen Monitor's Readers Choice for Favorite Physical Therapist

2015, 2016, and 2017



Check out our new 2024 gym memberships, red light therapy, and 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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What Is Functional Medicine?


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


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

Active Recovery

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


• Red Light Therapy
• Infrared Sauna
• Anti-Gravity treadmill joint decompression

• 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


-Doctor of Physical Therapy
-Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual
  Physical Therapists
-Functional Medicine Doctor

Dr. Joey Cadena is the owner and lead therapist at PhysioSports Institute. As a long time athlete, Dr. Joey
brings unique insight and 16 years of 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.


Dr. Joey Cadena, DPT, FAAOMPT, FMD


Now Offering Functional Medicine Consultations

The foundation of functional medicine is the use of food as a first-line therapy. The right nutrition, combined with lifestyle and behavioral interventions, will help you take charge of your health. Dr. Joey specializes in using specialty labs to help with chronic fatigue, inflammatory conditions, and improving overall longevity and wellness. Functional medicine is not meant to replace your primary healthcare provider.

What we specialize in:

Orthopaedic Manual 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

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