Dr. Xavier Cadena, C.C.E.P.

Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner

A.R.T. Provider (Houston’s 1st Master ART Provider)
Certified Graston Technique Provider
Certified Stretch To Win Flexibility Specialist
Certified Stretch Zone Flexibility Specialist
Certified Spider Tech Provider
Muscle Activation Technique Provider (MAT)

He graduated from Texas Chiropractic College receiving his Doctrine of Chiropractic and a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. He also completed a six month internship in a sport chiropractic facility focusing on sport related injuries, extremity injuries, soft tissue disorders and flexibility.

Specialty Education:
Dr. Cadena is currently a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (C.C.E.P.). He was taught and certified by Dr. Kevin Hearon, the foremost leader in chiropractic extremity diagnosis, treatment and rehab.

Dr. Cadena is also full body ART certified and is very proud to be the 1st of only three Master ART providers located in Houston. In addition, he is also a certified Graston Technique provider as well as a Spider Tech Provider.

Also, Dr. Cadena has completed Muscle Activation Technique (MAT) lecture (upper extremity, lower extremity & Spine) and will soon begin a 10 month internship.

Finally, Dr. Cadena is a level 3 Stretch To Win (STW) and Stretch Zone Method (SZM) flexibility specialist. Taught by the creators themselves Chris & Anne Frederick (STW), and Jordan Gold (SZM).

Personal Interests:
Dr. Cadena has had a lifelong passion for sports. He is a very qualified athlete, having played basketball, baseball, football and running track. Dr. Cadena is now an avid distance runner and is currently training for upcoming 5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathons.

Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner

San Antonio Rock n Roll


Houston Chevron


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Prickly Pear Ultra Marathon

Best Flexibility and Soft Tissue Treatment

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Innovative Treatment Techniques

I came to Dr. Cadena in 2011, 2 weeks before the Boston Marathon w/ a painful knee injury. The pain and swelling I experienced was like none other and I had serious doubts that I would be able to run the race that year.

After a biomechanics assessment and gait analysis Dr. Cadena was able to quickly address my  underlying issue and began treatment. I knew there would be no quick fix, as this particular problem would take time to heal. But after several treatments over that next week and a half, including the day before my flight, I was able to "toe the line" and run my first Boston.

Ever since last April I have returned to Dr. Cadena for anything and everything that "ails" me through all of my running/tri training and racing. Usually, within a few sessions I am as good as new and have learned the error in my technique that caused the pain, which is key to injury prevention! Thanks Dr. Cadena!

Susan Sullivan, 1st Place AG Houston Oaks Tru-Tri

When I began treatment with Dr. Cadena I suffered from severe hip flexor, low back, and sciatic pain. Because my pain was so severe, I was unable to do any type of cardio work out. After a thorough exam, Dr. Cadena explained to me that a mild scoliosis, a leg length difference and being flat footed were all contributing factors to my sever pain. Dr. Cadena also explained that my case was a difficult case and may take a few weeks before we would see any results. I completely understood, I had been under another Dr’s care for months with minimal results. Dr. Cadena immediately began addressing the hip and sciatic pain with aggressive soft tissue and flexibility treatment. On the second and third visit we addressed being flat footed and the proper support needed. By my fourth visit we had significant improvement and was able to resume training. I have complete confidence in Dr. Cadena and his expertise. I highly recommend Dr. Cadena to all in the fitness industry. Thanks Dr. Cadena!

Kerri Hayes, Professional Fitness Model

I had been relatively injury free for many years but wound up in a minor bike accident that didn’t directly affect my running, but the compensation for my tweaked ankle caused some hip pain.  Some friends of mine had seen Dr. Cadena and recommended him to me. My original hip problem I went in with was feeling great after just a couple visits, so I decided to continue seeing Dr. Cadena for routine stretching as I was putting in many miles and more intense training than usual.  My legs and feet felt the best they had in a long time and my weekly long runs of 20+ miles felt great in general.  I was able to run PRs in both the half marathon and full marathon within a month of each other, and recovered very quickly after each.  I’ve recommended Dr. Cadena to others, and those who have gone have seen great results.

Becca Thompson, Houston Elite Runner | 2nd Place Chicago Half Marathon
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