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Axis Chiropractic
1810 Trawood Ste. D
El Paso, TX 79935
915-593-CARE (2273)




At El Paso Chiropractor, Massage and Physiotherapy Center: Axis Chiropractic, all of our professionals are fully trained and experienced to provide you with the best chiropractic care. We want you to trust that you are getting the highest quality care each time you come to see us. But we're also people just like you - we have families and pets, we're parents, we participate in sports activities and try to stay current with the news. We combine our expertise and professionalism with a personal, responsive and caring attitude to make you as comfortable as possible with our practice - whether you're sick or well.

El Paso Chiropractor, Massage and Physiotherapy Center: Axis Chiropractic

Dr. Jose I. Muniz

Education:

When in high school Dr. Muniz was involved in both academic and athletic pursuits.   He was more interested in math and science, although he enjoyed writing articles about fitness.  He was part of the wrestling team for two years and was a cross country runner.  

After high school graduation, he started taking courses in Biology (a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy) and Kinesiology (also known as human kinetics is the scientific study of human movement)  During his time as an undergraduate at U.T.E.P., Dr. Muniz became certified as a personal fitness trainer.  This is when he first started to gain experience in helping people reach their health goals.  He has been a personal fitness trainer for the past 19 years.  After finishing his undergraduate at UTEP, he qualified to enter Parker University in Dallas, Texas.

At Parker University he earned a Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and Physiology.  He also earned his greatest accomplishment, which was his Doctorates in Chiropractic (D.C.).  Dr. Muniz chose Parker because of the bachelors in Anatomy and Physiology that they offered, and most importantly, because they taught him nine well accepted chiropractic techniques.  He felt this was very important, since not every body is the same.  He feels that the body type and condition that the person has choses the technique.  Here is a list of the techniques that he practices:

Diversified Technique
This is standard osseous (bony) adjusting of the full spine. There are some 58 "set-ups" for correction of the spine (called spinal manipulation), and some 140 for correction of extremities (called extra-spinal manipulation), such as used for knee, ankle, elbow, shoulder, and wrist.

Gonstead TechniqueA full spine, x-ray specific technique using a individualized protocol and very thorough chiropractic diagnostic procedures, including x-ray, MRI, palpation, spinographs, instrumentation and the use of individual Gonstead tables.

Thompson Technique
A table-assisted technique for the full spine with standard protocols, using a drop-piece on the Thompson table for the adjustment. This technique is more comfortable for those who do not like to here the "popping noise".

Upper Cervical Technique
Originating with the famous "toggle recoil" of chiropractic's historical developer, B.J. Palmer, the technique concentrates on correction of a singular vertebra, the atlas and sometimes the axis (C2).  This technique is very effective for people that suffer from headaches.

Sacro Occipital Technique
A technique which assesses the patient using a number of particular physical indicators to determine which of three primary categories the patient is presenting with. This in turn gives rise to a specific procedure for that category, along with further ancillary procedures to work with the patient's skeletal, cranial, and neurological systems in order to restore a more optimum level of balance and function.  This technique is very effective for people that suffer from headaches.

Activator Technique
Parker teaches both the basic and advanced technique, which uses a percussive instrument to deliver the chiropractic adjustment, and incorporates a specialized diagnostic system.  This technique is good for people who do not like the popping noise associated with diversified and gonstead.

Flexion-Distraction Technique
A spinal technique which utilizes a motorized table to assist in the vertebral correction, in which the adjustment is delivered to the patient during the motion of the table.  This technique helps tremendoulsy to alleviate compression in the spine and to alleviate disc bulges.  It gently pulls the spine apart like an accordian, this creates a decompressive traction along with a flexion/extension in the vertebrae.  The result is a more flexible spine that can handle more compression.  People that suffer from pain while sitting benefit greatly from this technique.

Applied Kinesiology Technique
The muscle testing work of Dr. George Goodheart, which gives specific indicators of weak and strong muscle groups through a series of specific challenges, and includes diagnostic procedures for finding subluxations, fixations, reflexes and cranial faults.

Myofascial Technique
An advancement of the original work in trigger points, where the technique is extended so that spinal and other trigger points on the body are located while the patient is led through a range of motion, rather than while static.  this technique will help to balance flexibility and tone of the muslces.  Tight unbalanced muscles will pull the spine out of alignment causing nerves to be impinged.

Dr. Muniz plans on study chiropractic throughout his life.  He believes that you can never know everything and therefore makes it part of his daily routine to learn something new that he can help his patients with.

Massage Therapist:

The Benefits Of Massage
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

Below is a list of our therapists.  We believe that they are above average becuase they recieve training from the doctor so that they understand more completely the condition they are assigned to work on.  They also offer full body massages.

Licensed Massage Therapists

Maria Hernandez

Anabelle Beltran

Certified Personal Trainers 

Gigi Farias

Jacob Rivera

 

Office Manager and Insurance Specialist:

Dee Muniz - B.S. in Health Studies, Certified Billing and Coding Specialist, Certified Professional Medical Auditor, Certified Health Education Specialist
 

Chiropractor - El Paso, El Paso Chiropractor, Massage and Physiotherapy Center: Axis Chiropractic

1810 Trawood Ste. D, El Paso TX, 79935 TEL: 915-593-CARE(2273)