Michael Larrinaga

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Health, and Physical Education – 1972
  • Stephen F. Austin University
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy – 1974
  • Graduated with High Honors – U.T.M.B Galveston

Certifications & Continuing Education:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Intractable Pain Syndromes
  • EMG/Neuro-muscular Re-training
  • Mckenzie and Spinal Therapy
  • Feldenkrais and Alexander Techniques
  • Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Swiss Ball Balance Stabilization
  • Sports Medicine and Athletic Training
  • Treatment of RSD/CRPS
  • Treatment of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndromes
  • Treatment of Migraine and Muscle Tension Headaches
  • Applications of Electro-acutherapy, Light, Sound, and TENS in treatment of pain

Experience:

  • 36 Years as a Physical Therapist
  • University of Texas Health Center Orthopedics and Sports Medicine – 4 years
  • St. David’s Pain Management Program
  • Sports Medicine
  • Neuro-muscular Retraining
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Movement Therapies
  • TENS
  • EMG/Biofeedback Training
  • Electro-Acutherapy
  • Myofascial Techniques
  • Manual Therapy
  • Kinesiotaping

I obtained my undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas with a Major in Biology, Health & Physical Education.  I did my Physical Therapy training at UT Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.  I moved to Austin in 1975 and worked at the University of Texas Student Health Center doing Sports Medicine and Orthopedics with the Athletes and students until 1979.  At that time I had the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team  treating Chronic Pain Patients for the next 20 years.

I enjoy cycling and outdoors activities when I am not working at Reavis.  I have been with Reavis since 2005!