Who We Are


As an athletic trainer and physical therapist, as well as a former national team swimmer, Mauricio Elizondo understands injured athletes. At 18 years old, he suffered a shoulder injury and had his appendix removed (yes, both happened at the same time!) that forced him to withdraw from his swimming national championship meet that year. Frustrated by being sidelined, his passion to understand the human body and injury began as he started rehab to get back in the pool for the 2004 Olympic trials.

Mauricio continued following this passion as he earned his Bachelors in Science in Athletic Training and Exercise Science from Oregon State University and his Masters in Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Idaho. He furthered his education and training by earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine with a certification in manual therapy.

Mauricio spent 10+ years in professional baseball, working in the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Toronto Blue Jays organizations. In addition to Performance Sport Physio, Mauricio currently travels with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour, the men’s professional tennis tour, as a physiotherapist.

All of this experience has helped Mauricio in understanding that the biggest fear of all athletes is missing time from the sport and activities they love. He has faced many of the challenges you face today, including busy schedules, nagging injuries that seem to not get better, and losing hope thinking no one can help you. He knows what it is like to fear getting hurt again and never getting back to the activity, sport, or workout that you love. Mauricio understands that people want to get out of pain quickly to get back to what they love to do with transparent explanations and useful recommendations.

Unfortunately, our health system right now is in crisis, and most solutions to problems involve pain medications, injections, “rest it to feel better”, and a lot of financial burden on people. This not only drains you economically, but emotionally as most of the time these solutions just don’t work.

Mauricio’s goal is to keep active adults and athletes in the game, doing their workouts, and being active for life. That is why he started Performance Sports Physio – to help more people and to make sure everyone gets the answers they deserve!

If you want to re-gain control of your life and get back to the sports and activities you love, Performance Sport Physio is the place for you!

Think We’re Right For You?

If you feel stuck, don’t like what previous medical practitioners have told you, and need answers without sacrificing your physical activity, then this is the right place for you.

Fun Facts

Ciudad Obregon, Mexico

Favorite Sports Teams:
Liverpool FC,
Barcelona FC,
New England Patriots,
The Old School Chicago Bulls

Favorite Food:

Playing soccer


BS Exercise and Sports Science, Athletic Training 
Oregon State University

MS Exercise Physiology
University of Idaho

Doctorate in Physical Therapy
University of St. Augustine

Manual Therapy Certification
University of St. Augustine

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
National Strength and Conditioning Association

Certified Selective Functional Movement Assessment
Postural Restoration Institute

Dry Needling

Functional Movement Screen

Functional Range Conditioning

Active Release Techniques

EXOS Performance Specialist Certification


Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour
2018 to Present

Toronto Blue Jays

Los Angeles Dodgers
2016 to 2017

Boston Red Sox
2008 to 2015


Here is what other people like you are saying about Performance Sport Physio

Jordan Sargent

"  I would highly recommend Performance Sport Physio for any and all of your PT needs!...  "

Samantha Brown

Within just two appointments with Mauricio and applying that work on a every other day basis outside of his appointments I have seen a major improvement inside the gym as well as my daily function. I am excited to continue working with him and get my body back to what it use to be, pain free. "

Heather Weaver

Mo is great, I came in because I injured my ankle playing softball. He evaluated me and then worked with me to help me recover over the next month. I am back playing and I am better then ever thanks to Mo! "

David Smith

Mo, is great he explains everything very thoroughly, and is very knowledgeable!! He has helped me recover and become stronger then I was before! Highly recommend going to MO!! "

George Worthington

This physical therapy establishment is highly recommended. A friend of mine referred me and I am very happy with my results so far. I see the therapist, Mauricio, and he is a very knowledgable,professional who is also very experienced. He spends the full hour with me explaining the techniques and exercises. "

Paige Kensrue

I have worked with Mauricio a few times to help treat my low back pain. He takes the time to understand my complaints and spends at least an hour personally with me to review exercises after he uses manual therapy including cupping and massage. I would highly recommend him and Performance Sport Physio to anyone who is trying to return to any level of activity or sport!  "

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Contact Information

3700 Ulmerton Rd
Suite 204
Clearwater FL

(727) 826-7182


Licenced in Florida