Accelerate Your Recovery

TBRx, Inspired by Tom Brady’s Elite Recovery Techniques Subheading: Go beyond temporary solutions for long-term relief with TBRx. This approach is designed to help you overcome pain, recover from injury, and prevent it from returning, so you can recover faster and regain control of your wellness.

TBRx Explained

TBRx, or Total Body Recovery, is a comprehensive approach focused on managing and eliminating pain through evidence-based techniques. The five core principles—pliability, nutrition, hydration, movement, and mental fitness—form the foundation for a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle that leads to faster injury recovery and pain prevention. Developed by Alex Guerrero, who is renowned for his work with Tom Brady, TBRx aims to empower you to live your best, pain-free life.
About Essential ChiroCare

The Approach Behind TBRx

Alex Guerrero and Peter Cummings, MD created TBRx from over 30 years of experience helping people move better and live longer. The tried and true techniques that form TBRx include manual therapy, functional movement exercises, resistance training, and more to help you along your journey toward injury recovery, improved well-being, and longevity. This approach is designed to help you achieve and maintain peak performance while creating a balanced, healthy lifestyle through pliability, nutrition, hydration, movement, and mental fitness. Let’s explore how these core principles can help you achieve optimal health and performance.
Dr. Tan has teamed up with Alex Guerrero for an affiliate partnership with TBRx and SportGait. Our mission at Essential Chirocare is to help patients recover and boost their overall health and wellness. By combining TBRx or SportGait with our proven chiropractic and physical therapy methods, we provide comprehensive care that addresses both immediate and long-term needs. With these tools at our disposal, we can effectively help you reach your goals of a pain-free and healthy lifestyle.


The primary goal of TBRx is making muscles more pliable—a state in which muscles are resilient, move without restriction, and efficiently absorb and distribute force. Pliable muscles enhance your performance and shield you against pain and injury.

Through our hands-on bodywork and targeted pliability exercises, we guide you toward a state where your muscles contract and relax more efficiently, which reduces the load on muscles, tendons, and joints, preventing long-term damage and boosting overall strength. Experience the transformative potential of pliability—because living pain-free is not just a goal; it’s our core mission.


TBRx advocates for a balanced approach to nutrition, emphasizing plant-based, nutrient-dense, and anti-inflammatory foods to support muscle recovery. Your diet plays a large role in your recovery, mental fitness, muscle growth, and more.

That is why we prioritize protein intake, encourage you to limit processed foods, increase essential fats like omega-3s, and add supplements to your diet to ensure you receive the necessary nutrients and vitamins. The goal is to provide your body with the fuel it needs for optimal recovery and overall well-being.


Hydration is crucial for supporting overall bodily functions and achieving total body recovery. The recommended baseline is to drink half your body weight in fluid ounces of water each day.

We also recommend including electrolytes to maximize absorption and achieve optimal hydration. This practice is designed to maintain muscle pliability and keep your body in top shape.


Engaging in strength and conditioning activities is a fundamental aspect of TBRx. Through this approach, we custom-design exercises that mimic your daily activities or sports, allowing you to train without experiencing pain.

The ultimate goal is to guide you towards a more confident and healthy lifestyle, ensuring that every movement contributes to your overall well-being and doesn’t lead to discomfort or injury.

Mental Fitness

TBRx recognizes the brain as the powerhouse of the body and underscores the importance of keeping it fit for optimal performance.

Prioritizing cognitive health involves engaging in memory-enhancing games, practicing meditation for stress reduction, acquiring new skills to boost cognitive flexibility, maintaining a positive mindset, and making sure you get the sleep you need. These practices enhance focus, learning capacity, adaptability, and overall mental well-being, aligning with TBRx’s holistic approach to total body recovery.

It All Begins With a Consultation

TBRx is a personalized approach designed to meet your unique needs. Our TBRx approach begins with a consultation, so we can fully understand your needs and develop a plan for you. In a TBRx consultation, we determine pain points, conduct neurocognitive and neuromuscular tests, assess your lifestyle, and create a tailored action plan involving pliability tissue work, corrective exercise, nutrition support, and cognitive exercises.

How We Help You Become Pliable

Muscles that aren’t stretched or exercised properly can become more vulnerable to injury and tears, preventing your performance. That’s why pliability is at the core of our approach at TBRx. With hands-on techniques, resistance band training, customized exercises, and a holistic lifestyle approach, we help train your muscles to prevent injury and eliminate pain. We help you work towards pliability with these simple practices.
  • Relax Your Muscles:We minimize damage and tears by relaxing the muscles you want to target first.
  • Locate Your Tender Areas: The muscles that feel tense or tender likely need the most care. We want to prioritize these areas to help them become more pliable.
  • Feel the Difference: Once one area feels more pliable, we move on to the next. Change happens gradually, and we don’t want to overwork the muscles.
  • Repeat: You should continue these exercises every morning and every evening, even on days you’re not working out. Staying consistent will help you see positive changes over time.

What TBRx Helps With

TBRx is crafted to align with Essential Chirocare’s commitment to your health. Discover the myriad of benefits that await you as we explore the transformative possibilities of Total Body Recovery.

  • Recover Faster from Muscle Strains or Injuries
  • Pain Management
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Injury Prevention
  • Endurance
  • Support Your Posture and Gait
  • Increase Strength
  • Improve Overall Health and Wellness

The Consultation

Determine Pain Points

Through a detailed analysis of your tissue quality, we closely observe your posture, gait, and functional movements during daily tasks like squatting, lifting, and reaching overhead. This information guides us in pinpointing your muscle and pain points effectively.

Neurocognitive and Neuromuscular Test

Our neurocognitive and neuromuscular tests aim to assess your mental fitness, providing insights into cognitive abilities. This understanding enables us to develop strategies to enhance and support your cognitive function.

Lifestyle Assessment

We initiate your journey to recovery by setting you up for success. Our lifestyle assessment identifies areas for improvement and recommends small yet impactful changes aligned with your treatment plan.

Action Plan

Your personalized action plan encompasses pliability tissue work, corrective exercises, nutrition support, and cognitive exercises. This holistic approach ensures a comprehensive strategy to address your specific needs and guide you toward optimal recovery.

Concussion and Head Injury Recovery With SportGait

SportGait, endorsed by the American Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology, is a comprehensive approach to helping you recover from a traumatic brain injury or concussion. It includes baseline testing, injury screening, and accurate, reliable assessments for diagnosing and treating head injuries. Through SportGait’s thorough testing tools, we can track your progress and help you regain your quality of life as soon as possible.

Accurate and Reliable Assessments

SportGait offers a wide variety of comprehensive assessments and baselines to measure your symptoms and track your recovery. These tests guide your treatment, helping us to provide effective and efficient care so you can return to normal sooner.
  • CPT Cognitive: This test includes the most reliable and sensitive measures for identifying neurological symptoms. It also measures executive function and memory for a thorough and accurate assessment.
  • BKG Gait: BKG Gait measures how stable your posture and gait are along with its power, stride, balance, and symmetry.
  • VOMS: These measurements evaluate your balance, vision, and movement.
  • Balance: To accurately measure your balance, we use BESS or the Balance Error Scoring System.
  • SAD Mental Health Screener: To gauge changes in your mood, we use this screener to measure emotional and behavioral symptoms like stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • Sideline Assessments: To track other danger signs, along with observable and reported symptoms, we also incorporate measurements from Glasglow Coma Scale, Neurocranial Nerve Assessment, Dermatomes, Myotomes, and CDC Symptom Checker.
  • Reporting: SportGait additionally includes test summaries, baseline comparisons, normative data, patient history, and trends over time to accurately assess your recovery progress.

Get Back to Normal

Whether you’re recovering from an injury or aiming to enhance your overall well-being, TBRx can be the approach that’s right for you. At Essential Chirocare and Physical Therapy, our goal is to help you towards an easy and pain-free life. We offer TBRx because we believe in providing every effective tool possible to support your journey. Utilizing proven techniques and tools, our goal is to guide you back to your normal self, ensuring you feel your best and achieve optimal performance and wellness.

Essential Chirocare and Physical Therapy with TBRx and SportGait

Dr. Tan has teamed up with Alex Guerrero for an affiliate partnership with TBRx and SportGait. Our mission at Essential Chirocare is to help patients recover and boost their overall health and wellness. By combining TBRx or SportGait with our proven chiropractic and physical therapy methods, we provide comprehensive care that addresses both immediate and long-term needs. With these tools at our disposal, we can effectively help you reach your goals of a pain-free and healthy lifestyle.

Schedule Your Consultation

Whether your pain and discomfort is longstanding or new, we are a Tampa chiropractor who will work with you to get to its root cause so that you don’t just feel well, but are well. Set up a consultation with us to get started.