Ed Le Cara, DC, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS


  • MBA in Transglobal Education, St. Mary’s College of CA, Moraga, CA
    • Capstone Project included work with an underprivileged University in Mumbai, India and developing curriculum
  • PhD in Athletic Training, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
    • Published research on the morphology and function of lumbar multifidus in symptomatic veterans Clinical and pedagogy emphasis
  • DC of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic West
  • BS in Exercise Science, University of California at Davis
  • US ARMY Combat Medic, Training Ft. Sam Houston, TX
    • Developed Emergency Action Plans, Learned techniques and paramedic skills like IV’s, Injections, BLS, Fracture Management, Head Injury Management

Courses Teaching

  • RS 600 Connective Tissue Healing


  • Board Certified in Sports Medicine. American Chiropractic Board of Sports Medicine, 2002 – Present
  • Board Certified in Rehabilitation. American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board, 2012 – Present
  • Certified Athletic Trainer. Board of Certification, 2004 – Present
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. National Strength & Conditioning Association, 1995 – Present
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer. Texas Athletic Trainer’s Association, 2014 – Present
  • Functional Dry Needling. Ma Dry Needling, 2014
  • Medical Acupuncture. International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, 2016
  • First Aid & CPR Instructor. American Heart Association, 1993 – Present
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME). Specialized training in the evaluation and impairment rating based on theAMA Guides 5th Edition. State of California 2005 – 2013
  • Selective Functional Movement Screen, SFMA. Functional Movements, 2011
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist, CES. National Academy of Sports Medicine, 2004
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation. Smart Tools Plus, 2014
  • Functional Movement Screen. Functional Movement Systems, 2007
  • Intravenous Administration. Army Medical (1993) & IV Academy (2018)
  • Professional Medical Injector (Botulism). Texas Laser Institute, May 2020
  • Professional Medical Injector (Injectible Fillers). Texas Laser Institute, May 2020
  • Blood Flow Restriction Training. SmartTools Plus, 2017
  • Fascial Movement Techniques I & II. RockTape, 2012
  • Advanced Selective Functional Movement Assessment. Functional Movement Systems, 2012
  • Advanced Functional Movement Screen. Functional Movement Systems, 2008
  • Certified Concussion Manager. Impact, 2011
  • CrossFit Level 1 (CFT-L1). CrossFit, 2018


  • “Epidemiology of injuries in men’s lacrosse: injury prevention implications for competition level, type of play, and player position.” The Physician & Sports Medicine. Barber Foss KD, Le Cara E, McCambridge T, Hinton R, Kushner A, Myer GD.
  • “Epidemiology of Injuries in Women’s Lacrosse: Implications for Sport-, Level-, and Sex-Specific Injury Prevention Strategies.” Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. Barber Foss FD, Le Cara E, McCambridge T, Hinton RY, Kushner A, Myer GD.
  • “Morphology versus function: the relationship between lumbar multifidus intramuscular adipose tissue and muscle function among patients with low back pain.” Archives of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation. Le Cara EC, Marcus RL, Dempsey AR, Hoffman MD, Hebert JJ.
  • “Effect of kinesiology taping on pain in individuals with musculoskeletal injuries: systematic review and meta-analysis.” Physician & Sports Medicine. Montalvo AM, Le Cara EC, Myer GD.