Dr. Michael C. Ponce was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Upon graduating from Cathedral High School he attended Santa Clara University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Commerce. He then continued his academics to pursue a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas graduating with Omega Psi academic honors.
From there, Dr. Ponce completed an internship at Moody Health Center as part of the curriculum. He then applied for and was accepted to the Rice University Sports Medicine program working hands on providing direct one-on-one treatment to collegiate athletes. Dr. Ponce also completed a neurosurgical preceptorship studying under a prominent Houston neurosurgeon at The Joint Commission accredited St. Joseph Medical Center.
Dr. Ponce is trained in Active Release Techniques, Myofascial Release, Graston Technique, Activator Method, RockTape/KinesioTape, and functional movements patterns. He uses an integrative functional approach combining physiotherapy modalities, mobilization, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization IASTM, Massage & manual therapy, adjustment, range of motion, and corrective exercises. This functional approach evaluates the neurological, muscular, and skeletal systems to address not just the symptoms, but the root of your pain or injury for long term improvement.
Our goal is to provide quality chiropractic and integrative care to the El Paso community. Whether treating an injured spine, maintaining a healthy body, or working with sports injuries, Dr. Ponce uses state of the art equipment and rehabilitation to care for your individual needs and promote your well-being.
Through his training Dr. Ponce has had the opportunity to treat world-class triathletes and marathon runners, professional bodybuilders and powerlifters, Professional boxers and MMA fighters, Crossfit Games athletes, swimmers, collegiate athletes, high-school athletes, and the weekend warrior.
Whether you’re an athlete, someone desiring a healthy lifestyle, seeking health maintenance & wellness, or require rehab & preventative care, Dr. Ponce is equipped to handle your specific needs. “My goal is not only to help you feel better, but to increase your strength, flexibility, and performance for greater health!”