Board-Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Board-Certified Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Certified Life Care Planner
About Dr. Elizondo
Dr. Elizondo is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, holding board certifications in both specialties. His approach epitomizes his commitment to comprehensive individualized treatment featuring the use of appropriate diagnostic tools, physical therapy, exercise training and specialized injection techniques before considering surgical options.
Dr. Elizondo melds rehabilitation medicine and fitness in order to help achieve his patient’s highest level of functioning. “While caring for a patient’s initial problem, hopefully, I’m also springboarding him or her into a healthier lifestyle. This can improve quality of life and promotes better functional performance in their daily activities,” says Dr. Elizondo. Adding he will often recommend resistance training, swimming, yoga, tai chi and/or Pilates depending on the patient’s needs, stating that “core strength, muscle balance and coordination, as well as breathing through movement are the foundation of my philosophy.”
Dr. Elizondo’s family is originally from northern Mexico and he speaks fluent Spanish. He enjoys fitness training with his wife, TRX, swimming and has achieved a 5th degree black belt level in Shotokan Karate.
Education And Training
He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, La. In addition to being co-chief resident, he held a teaching position with the training program as a clinical instructor.
Dr. Elizondo has been a consulting physician for Austin’s Back-to-Golf Performance Center, which focuses on golf-specific rehabilitation and performance enhancement. He is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and a fellow of the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation.
His training and expertise in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has led Dr. Elizondo to develop care plans for patients who have suffered catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord, brain injuries and other malodies. He holds a life care plan certification (CLCP) as well. He has over 20 years of experience in his chosen specialty as well as over 15 years of prolotherapy experience.
I had severe back pain issues which prevented me from not only doing my hobby of running but I could barely walk. Dr. Elizondo was patient, a good listener, and most importantly he treated me in a non-invasive way, which has allowed me to return to my hobby and very active life. I have had exceptionally good experiences in being taught how to heal my body in an understandable and enjoyable manner. I highly recommend Dr. Elizondo