Dr. Orlando Hubbell has one of the best BackFit Health + Spine provider stories. He has always wanted to be a chiropractor. He even said it at his high school graduation. But as the saying goes: when we are busy making plans, life happens.
He graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science in 1999. After undergrad, he worked for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale as an Exercise Specialist. This was under the Diabetes Prevention Program.
Dr. Hubbell was also working as a personal trainer at Life Time Fitness. While there, he met Dr. Yasmin Rahimi who encouraged him to apply at BackFit as an Exercise Therapist. Dr. Hubbell then worked for four years at BackFit helping patients with physical rehabilitation.
In 2011, a family member, who also was at his high school graduation reception, asked if he was a chiropractor yet. Dr. Hubbell was once again challenged to fulfill his lifelong dream. With the support of his family, he applied and was accepted to Palmer College of Chiropractic- West in San Jose, California.
Dr. Hubbell was an active student while attending Palmer College. He served as a member of the Palmer Sports Council, promoting chiropractic care at local Bay Area sporting events. Dr. Hubbell was also a Campus Guide for Palmer, helping new and prospective students feel welcome.
Finally in March 2015, Dr. Hubbell graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic and earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic. With the vote of the Palmer Clinical Professors, he also won the coveted Clinical Excellence Award. This award is given to the one student per graduating class who exemplifies the highest standard of chiropractic care.
It took him some time, but he is now one of the most beloved chiropractors at BackFit. Since graduating, he has used his years of experience to help thousands of patients with medical conditions regain form, function, and balance. Dr. Hubbell is proud and honored to be back with the multidisciplinary medical health care team at BackFit providing chiropractic treatment.
Dr. Orlando Hubbell grew up in St. Michaels, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation. He is an enrolled member of the Diné Nation. His maternal clan is ‘Áshįįhi (Salt People) and his paternal clan is Dibéłizhinií (Black Sheep). He gives special thanks to his college sweetheart and wife, Jennifer, and his wonderful son, Ethan, for all their love and support.