Hymel Sports and Wellness Center
Your Health, Performance and Wellness Are Our Priority
Welcome to Hymel Sports and Wellness Center! We are an outcome driven practice that utilizes well researched, evidence-based techniques and protocols to get you back to doing the things you love. We strive to find and treat the causes of your pain and dysfunction, not just chase the symptoms. Our goal is to get you back to the playing field or your daily activities as fast as possible. If we feel you are not responding to our care or could benefit from the services of other providers, we will make the appropriate referral. Your health, performance, and wellness are our priority, and we will work hard to not only improve your condition, but also show you how to maintain your health and prevent reoccurrence.
We show you how to maintain your health and prevent reoccurrence
Experience and Education:
- BS Kinesiology, Louisiana State University
- Doctor of Chiropractic, Texas Chiropractic College
- Graduated Salutatorian of his class.
- Chief Intern at Moody Health Center
- Orthopedic Rotation at All American Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute: Performed musculoskeletal exams, observed orthopedic surgeon in pre and post-op care, as well as injections; care and management of musculoskeletal conditions.
- Neurosurgery Rotation at Houston Medical Center: Observed examinations and surgical procedures for Neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
- Sports Medicine Rotation at Rice University: Treated injuries for all sports and prepared athletes to compete at their highest level.
- Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
- Certified Cox Practitioner
- Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner
- Certified Graston Technique Provider
- Certified Integrative Dry Needling Practitioner
Dr. Hymel serves on the LSU sports medicine team and has traveled the country with the track and field program. He also works with professional athletes and often travels abroad to get them ready for competition and treat any injuries that may occur. He has also worked professional sporting events, such as the Nike Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, and the Adidas Grand Prix in New York City.
We find and treat the causes of your pain and dysfunction, not just chase the symptoms
Conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:
- Sports related injuries
- Rotator cuff/shoulder injuries
- Knee pain
- IT band syndrome
- Tennis/golfer’s elbow
- Shin splints
- Heel pain
- Achilles tendonitis/tendonosis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Hip pain
- Low back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Disc issues
- Spinal stenosis
- Other tendonitis/tendonosis issues, etc.
Our goal is to get you back to your life as soon as possible
Our Treatments & Services
Cox® Technic is gentle, safe, research-documented spinal manipulation to relieve lower back pain, neck pain, arm pain, leg pain and a host of other spinal related conditions such as disc herniations, spinal stenosis, post-surgical continued pain, and pregnancy related back pain through protocols based on clinical trials and federally funded research.
Soft Tissue Mobilization/Myofascial Release
We utilize several active and passive soft tissue mobilization techniques to address soft tissue injury/dysfunction. Dr. Hymel is also certified in the Graston Technique, which is an instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization technique to address scar tissue and fascial adhesions.
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process, while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. Additionally, it provides extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.
Integrative Dry Needling
Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) is the third generation of dry needling practice. Its approach concentrates not only on trigger points, but also considers the systemic neurological relationship of pain and tissue dysfunction as well as sensory nerve modulation and physiology.
Therapeutic Exercise/Performance Therapy
Exercises are regularly prescribed in our treatment plans to restore normal function and balance to theneuromusculoskeletal system. The exercises given are based on your functional, orthopedic and neurological evaluation. We feel this is important in correcting the cause of your pain, not just treating the symptoms of the dysfunction. Passive modalities, such as electrical muscle stimulation and interferential current therapy, may be used early in therapy to assist in pain reduction and muscle adaptation.
Concussion Management/Fall Prevention
Our clinic utilizes latest VNG (videonystagmography) technology to objectively identify and assess vestibular problems including, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), traumatic brain injury (TBI), central nervous system injuries and other peripheral vestibular dysfunctions. The results of this testing can be used in the diagnosis and treatment of balance disorders. This information is extremely useful in contributing to safer return to play decisions with athletes affected by head injuries. It also serves as a valuable tool in establishing baseline data for athletes as a custom, personalized reference to compare in the event of a head injury. We offer pre, intra, and post season screenings for our athletes.