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senior woman using a walker with caregiverKinetix founder and lead therapist Renato Hess earned a Master of Science degree with an emphasis on Physical Therapy in 2001. He is an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.   Hess has had hands-on experience treating patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction, sports-related injuries, chronic pain, cervicogenic headaches, multiple sclerosis (MS), vestibular rehab, post-op orthopedic surgeries, stroke, spinal cord injury, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and home-health care issues. Hess has also researched the McKenzie Method (a comprehensive approach to treating spinal issues) and was clinically trained in its techniques as a student.

Hess has worked throughout the United States via contract assignments in the Veterans’ Administration (VA) system, inpatient rehabilitation, home health, non-profits, skilled nursing facilities as well as several outpatient facilities.  Spanish-speaking patients can feel comfortable with Hess’s ability to obtain a proper history and run physical therapy sessions entirely in Spanish without an interpreter. Hess worked for months teaching English and providing physical therapy in San Carlos, Costa Rica through Cross-Cultural Solutions at and Hogar de Anciones and CAIPAD, a facility for disabled adults that teaches skills to integrate them into the community.