As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Fernando Morales' goals are to provide quality care for every one of his patients and to treat every patient as if they were family. As a former athlete, Dr. Morales' knows what it is like to be injured and in pain. Using his skills as a doctor, he attempts to maximize therapeutic effect during treatments and minimize injury time using the latest physical medicine has to offer.
Dr. Morales was born in Galveston, Texas and moved to Santa Fe (Texas) at a young age.†He attended Santa Fe High School and has participated in†sports his entire life. As a child, he played soccer, basketball, gymnastics and baseball. In high school, Dr. Morales was a member of the football team, participated in track, and was a member of the powerlifting program. Upon graduation from SFHS, he attended The University of Texas at Austin and after a couple of years learning his strengths in scholastics, he followed his roots and pursued a bachelors degree in Kinesiology, specializing in Health Promotion and Fitness with a minor in Business Administration.
During his first year at UT-Austin, Dr. Morales became affiliated with Capital Gymnastics and began teaching gymnastics and tumbling classes in the evenings. Interestingly enough, the UT cheerleaders worked out there as well, and convinced him to try out.
Dr. Morales was lucky enough to travel all over the country as a cheerleader, cheering on the Longhorns everywhere from San Diego in the Holiday Bowl to New Orleans in the Final Four. As a cheerleading coach, he has been able to help future athletes hone their skills for competitive and collegiate programs.
After graduating from UT, Dr. Morales moved back to Houston to enroll at Texas Chiropractic College. While attending chiropractic school, he was lucky enough to work part-time at the largest competitive cheerleading program in Houston, University Cheer.
Dr. Morales is a fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture (FIAMA), a certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP), has training in Graston Technique, and has 100 hours in neurology training (Quantum Neurology). He has recently finished all 120 hours required for the Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioners (CCSP) program, making him a board certified sports chiropractic physician. Dr. Morales is also a member of the Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA) and the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).
When he isn't taking treating patients, Dr. Morales' hobbies include working out, cycling, jogging, swimming, frisbee golf, crossfit and competing in triathlons. He has been married for the better part of a decade to his loving and supporting wife Sharon, with whom he has the newest loves of his life, his two little girls Krysta and Kamryn! He is looking forward to competing in his first 70.3 Ironman Triathlon in Austin this coming October.