Atlas Pain Institute takes its name from the atlas vertebrae—the spine’s uppermost segment. Unlike the other segments, this vertebra floats freely, allowing the head to pivot in all directions. As such, it is believed to be the segment most prone to slipping and bumping against nerve tissue, causing pain and other bodily symptoms.
Dr. B. Jason Trowbridge, an upper-cervical specialist, eases atlas vertebrae and the other vertebrae back into healthier positions. To do so, he relies on a combination of state-of-the-art chiropractic adjustments with advanced techniques, such as computerized posture analysis and vibratory massage.
The majority of Total Wellness Austin's treatments are customized to meet the needs of each individual, and they all help to strengthen the relationship between mind and body. Owner Lori Massad-Koska sets the tone by developing individualized yoga programs for her clients that assist in lowering stress and improving flexibility, and a series of online instruction videos allows her students to practice in the comfort of their home or their car on the commute to work. Massad-Koska's classes also incorporate furry best friends in Doga sessions, which allow pooches and their pet humans to stretch together.
In addition to sun salutations, Total Wellness Austin aids its clients in the quest for better health with acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care and prompt extended sweating with boot camps led by certified personal trainers. Their focus on wellness extends from clients to the community in which they live: mental-health workshops raise donations for the family room at the Travis County courthouse, which helps comfort children in trouble, and a band of skilled instructors teach free yoga sessions for vets, their spouses, and bands of migrating penguins.
Doctor of Chiropractic Amy Hess's mission is to educate her patients about vertebral subluxation, which causes spinal bones to become misaligned, as well as about proper nutrition. But before she can do any of that, she needs to educate herself about the patient and attempt to determine the causes of their vertebral subluxations, so she asks them detailed questions about the sports they've been involved in, the number of car accidents they've been in, and if they've ever been a professional limbo dancer. Hess then takes the time to explain her services, such as thermography scans—which use digital thermal imaging to suss out pain—and ashiatsu massages—which blend deep-tissue, Swedish, myofascial, and trigger-point therapies and require Hess to walk over the patient's back. She also teaches her patients healthy eating habits during nutrition consultations and posts a healthy recipe every week on her Facebook page.
Throughout her more than 25 years in practice, Doctor of Chiropractic Cynthia Schade has always aimed to treat more than the back. She thinks of each patient as a whole person, and that conscientious care shows in her methods. Two of her own staff members became health care practitioners as a result of her treatments: Kelly Grosch found relief from tennis elbow thanks to Dr. Schade's knowledge of the soft-tissue-mobilization method known as the Graston technique, and went on to become a chiropractor and master the technique herself.
Today, Dr. Schade and her staff at Active Life Wellness and Healthcare, including fellow chiropractor Cynthia Lara, ease clients’ aches and promote their wellness in a welcoming environment. Their careful adjustments and soothing massages can treat a variety of conditions, including injuries resulting from car accidents and neck pain resulting from chain mail ties.
Integrative Sports & Wellness Medical Center's health experts, under the watchful gaze of Russ Jepson, D.C. and medical director Bryan Jepson, M.D., aim to aid patients in the quest for improved health with a diverse palette of detoxification, massage, and chiropractic care services. Sports- and child-focused chiropractic treatments help bolster active or still-developing bodies, preventing spinal problems, athletic injuries, and being scolded for slouching at the dinner table. Multidisciplinary weight-loss management programs assist patients in shedding pounds while also ridding the body of harmful toxins, and massage packages regularly ease tension.
Today's Groupon gets you an exam, adjustment, and introduction to Pilates rehabilitation from Butera Chiropractic for $50 (a $150 value). Your spinal salvation will be tailored toward personal health woes including unhealable aches and past injuries, that is, injuries you will go back in time to receive, using the Pilates concepts of core strength.