Best Body Doctors in #Austin

By Advertisers – August 29, 2011


by Individual Businesses


We’re Featuring Some of the Best Body Doctors in Austin, because let's face it, sometimes we need a little more help to get our body right.

Corrective Chiropractic

11905 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, Texas 78738

512.371.6190 |

Are you ready for something different? Are you looking for something that works? That’s what the patients at Corrective Chiropractic get.

Unique to Corrective Chiropractic, Dr. Jarrod Bagley is one of only eight doctors in Texas certified to practice the only chiropractic technique to have published clinical trials of scientifically proven spinal alignment correction without surgery. What does this mean? Bagley gets results that last. His patients can attest to the pain relief that the newfound spinal alignment has provided. Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) technique has been proven to treat an array of medical issues and is supported by more research in peer-reviewed scientific (medical) journals than any other chiropractic technique.

In combination with Bagley’s innovative style and the CBP technique, he has successfully treated patients who have suffered from headaches, back pain, neck pain, sports injuries and scoliosis. In short, Chiropractic Biophysics is a higher level of chiropractic.

Health and wellness has been a part of Bagley’s life for years. He graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Exercise physiologist, master fitness specialist and personal trainer are all part of Bagley’s résumé.

“My involvement at the Cooper Clinic had a huge impact on how I view health,” Bagley says.

The Cooper Clinic is well known for its founder, Dr. Kenneth Cooper, who pioneered the concept of preventive medicine and continues to be an international authority on how to live a healthy lifestyle.

While you are in Bagley’s clinic, you may rub shoulders with an NFL football coach, a professional wrestler, a golfer on the PGA tour or one of our beloved Texas Longhorns.

Along with Corrective Chiropractic’s state-of-the-art equipment and brand new facility, Bagley is constantly searching for new and innovating ways to treat his patients. He has partnered with a leading Austin-based medical research company that examines cutting-edge technology involving tissue healing and pain relief. The research conducted at Bagley’s clinic was featured in the Austin American-Statesman.

In another step away from traditional chiropractic care, Corrective Chiropractic offers food allergy testing. Bagley performs this test against blood work rather than the less precise skin scratch method. Within a matter of days, he lets you know if the symptoms that you experienced have to do with the food you are putting in your body — sometimes even healthy foods. Only a food allergy test can reveal if the avocado you ate two days ago is the reason your digestive system is screaming at you.

Bagley does not hide the fact that Christ is at the center of his clinic. He believes that God has given your body an amazing capability to heal itself through the nervous system. Bagley’s purpose is to assist in removing everyday chemicals, physical and emotional stresses that affect your nervous system so that you can experience life the way God intended — focused on Him and not on your condition.

Austin Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

K.M. Kavoussi, M.D.

Fellowship trained in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Shahryar K. Kavoussi, M.D.

Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Parviz K. Kavoussi, M.D.

Fellowship trained in Reproductive Urology and Andrology

300 Beardsley Lane Bldg B Ste 200, Austin, Texas 78746


4303 James Casey Ste A, Austin, Texas 78745

512.444.1414 |

The physicians at Austin Fertility and Reproductive Medicine (AFRM) have been providing fertility services for couples in Austin and the surrounding areas. This practice is unique in that it has fellowship-trained female infertility specialists and a male infertility specialist as well. With this practice model, a comprehensive evaluation of the couple is possible and a wide variety of treatment options are offered.

Just this month, AFRM has opened a second location which contains their brand new state of the art in vitro fertilization (IVF) lab called “Westlake IVF”, located just off of Bee Caves Rd at the Rob Roy Office Park. At this facility, the doctors offer IVF, which involves the wife/female partner’s using medication to grow multiple eggs, harvesting the eggs, and then fertilizing the eggs with the husband/male partner’s sperm in the embryology laboratory. As embryo development is observed in the embryology laboratory and subsequent embryo transfer is performed, the female continues to take medication in order to support the chance of implantation and pregnancy.

IVF is recommended for couples in situations where the female has blocked fallopian tubes, significant endometriosis, age-related infertility, significant male factor, and unexplained infertility, as well as those with multiple factors or other factors. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is an extension of the IVF process and involves the injection of one sperm into the egg by the embryologist; ICSI may be recommended based on semen analysis parameters and/or the couple’s history. Assisted hatching is another procedure where the embryologist opens the covering around the embryo (the covering is called the zona pellucida), in order to increase the probability of embryo implantation in selected cases.

In such cases or in cases when a man has a non-surgically correctable blockage not allowing the sperm to reach the semen, there are still options to retrieve sperm that can be used in combination with assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) to successfully achieve a pregnancy. There are multiple options for retrieving sperm from men with blockages that either cannot be reconstructed surgically, or when it is in the best interest of the couple to directly harvest sperm.

The advent of a surgical technique called microdissection testicular sperm extraction (MicroTESE) has allowed men who previously could not use their sperm to conceive to do so. This specialized procedure is used for men without sperm in the semen who do not have a blockage, utilizing a precise microsurgical technique to look for possible pockets of sperm production throughout the testicle under the visualization of an operative microscope to find sperm that can be used in combination with IVF.

The physicians at AFRM are dedicated to giving couples the best chance to build their families. They plan to continue seeing patients at their current location in South Austin as well as their new Westlake facility.

CATZ Sports Performance & Physical Therapy

12611 Hymeadow Drive, Austin, Texas 78729

512.996.0441 |

Catz Sports Performance & Physical Therapy Center is a 10,000-square-foot facility that includes a 90-foot mondo track, a large indoor sport turf and an anti-gravity treadmill. At Catz Physical Therapy, our primary focus is to create an environment for athletes to transition safely back to what they love by using sports-specific rehabilitation, functional performance testing and sports massage. 

Physical Therapists

Christie “CP” Powell is the co-owner and physical therapy director at CATZ. Powell played collegiate soccer and softball at the University of the Incarnate Word, where she received her Bachelor of Science. She then acquired her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas State University in 2001, and is currently finishing her doctorate in Kinesiology/Movement Science at the University of Texas. Powell is dedicated to working with youth and adult athletes and is involved in various programs to promote education and increase awareness of athletic injuries.

Murphy Halasz was a collegiate swimmer and graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and a minor in Health and Applied Science. He then went on to the Medical College of Virginia for his doctorate in Physical Therapy. Halasz specializes in working with tri-athletes and returning athletes to competition.

Massage Therapists

Ron Vaughn graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science. He also graduated from the Austin School of Massage. Vaughn’s passion for improvement has made him the go-to guy for pain relief. His combined knowledge of sports science and sports massage developed an effective technique of muscle manipulation. This process helps athletes recover faster, get full range of motion and reach their full potential. Vaughn is also an athlete and knows how pai limits an athlete’s ability. Vauhn started Athletic Tune-up Professionals to serve elite and amateur athletes.

Athletic Tune-Up Professionals | 512.848.6615

Simon Molyneux is a sports massage therapist that has been building a reputation as the man for soft tissue release. Simon combines his professional knowledge, background in competitive sports and six years of hands-on experience to help his clients get back what they enjoy — being active. Using a variety of techniques, Simon’s goal is to promote blood flow through the muscles, which will reduce chronic pain, increase restricted range of motion and break down scar tissue in the muscles. This prevents injury, allows the body to recover and increases performance. In 2006, Simon completed the International Therapy Examination Council Level 3 Certificate in sports massage therapy from St. Mary’s College in London. In February, he graduated from A New Beginning School of Massage in Austin.

Multiple locations (Main location inside CatzAustin) 512.366.2821

PRIMO Performance & Rehabilitation

Inside the store, Texas Running Company 1011 W. 5th St., Ste. #110, Austin, Texas 78703

512.228.1411 |

Jessica Tranchina loves what she does, and it is evident when you meet her. Get her talking about her passion for fixing people and you can tell she loves her career. She knew as a teenager that she wanted to be a physical therapist and promptly entered physical therapy school after graduating high school. She has now been practicing physical therapy for 12 years. Tranchina has worked in several states and developed a loyal client base across the country.

Treating a variety of injuries, from a chronic cumulative injured Microsoft employee in Washington to a sub-10 hour Kona Ironman Finisher in Hawaii, she loves to treat the weekend and weekday warriors.

Tranchina also has been a competitive runner and triathlete for more than 12 years, receiving her fair share of injuries. She uses her personal experiences, knowledge of physical therapy and biomechanics, full-body certification in Active Release Techniques (ART) and cutting-edge treatment techniques to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

In her career, Tranchina has treated tennis players, high school and college football players, professional surfers, runners, triathletes, swimmers, cyclists and competitive paddlers. She also loves to treat the everyday active person.

Tranchina is a new mother, and after having a 27-hour natural childbirth, she has a whole new perspective on treating female athletes, addressing their prenatal fitness and getting them back to competition.

Come see Dr. Jessica Tranchina DPT, NASM-CPT, ART, CKTP for Physical Therapy, ART, Kinesio Taping or for a consultation. She also offers personal training for individuals or groups.

Please cheer Tranchina on as she has qualified for a free entry to the Toyota Cup National Championship competition coming up in October from her performance at the Capital of Texas Triathlon here in Austin. Go Jessica!

Strickland Physical Therapy Associates

Multiple Locations

North Location: 7600 Burnet Road, Ste. #760,

Austin, Texas 78775


South Location: 2501 West William Cannon Drive, Ste. #401, Austin, Texas 78745


Cedar Park Location: 351 Cypress Creek Road, Ste. #200, Cedar Park, Texas 78613


Kyle Location: 147 Elmhurst Drive, Ste. #500, Kyle, Texas 78640


Mark Strickland established Strickland Physical Therapy Associates over 23 years ago with a primary focus on treatment for the head, neck and face. They have since expanded in the Austin area and now offer treatment for all outpatient orthopedic diagnosis. Their practice is comprised of 14 highly trained physical therapists with a variety of unique specialties and certifications. Some of their specialties are temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), jaw, spine (back and neck) and hand. Also sports injuries including shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle and foot. We have certified manual and McKenzie therapists, a certified hand therapist and a certified craniofacial therapist.

Two of our therapists that bring unique specialties to our practice are Mark Strickland and Smokey Kubacak. They combine to bring over 64 years of experience in treating patients. Smokey is a long standing iconic figure in the field of sports injury treatment. He is well known for the treatment of throwing shoulder injuries in athletes. He is also known in the orthopedic community of central Texas as the PT of choice for sports rehabilitation.

Strickland is one of the leading physical therapists in the nation for the treatment of craniomandibular and TMJ disorders. He is one of 14 craniofacial certified therapists (CFC) in the United States, certified by the University of St. Augustine. Additionally, he is one of only 26 in the world certified by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) as a certified cervical and temporomandibular therapist (CCTT).

This practice has come to be known by both physicians and former patients as the preferred provider for physical therapy in the Austin Community. Patients travel from across the state to benefit from the excellent diagnostic skills and treatment protocols of our highly credentialed physical therapists.

Please call one of our four convenient locations in the Austin area if you are interested in the expert care at Strickland Physical Therapy.

Airrosti Rehab Center

6836 Bee Caves Road, Ste. #103, Austin, Texas 78746

Airrosti Rehab Center has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to rehabilitate back and neck pain, knee pain, hip pain, carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder, pulls, strains and many other soft tissue/joint conditions in a very short amount of time. Most patients experience results after only one treatment — with 95 percent pain-free range of motion achieved within three visits on average (based on more than 40,000 patient-reported outcomes).

Dr. Marcus Johnson, DC, ACP, and Beth Rizer, CRS, incorporate the best medical evidence for treating musculoskeletal conditions in order to achieve unprecedented results and patient satisfaction levels. From their practice at Bee Caves Medical, which is one of 10 Austin-area Airrosti treatment centers, they treat the myriad of strains and sprains that plague the active Austin community.

“I am blessed to have a job that I love where I can truly make a difference in the lives of my patients,” Johnson says. “At Airrosti, I get to fix people every day — from the weekend warrior to the serious professional athlete. We help our patients enjoy healthy, active lifestyles without having to slow down for pain or injuries.”

Each Airrosti treatment is a full hour of quality, one-on-one patient care, consisting of a thorough clinical assessment, expert diagnosis of your condition, non-invasive manual therapy and an individualized active rehab program of stretches and exercises to help speed recovery and prevent future injuries. Your dedicated Airrosti treatment team will expertly diagnose and address restrictions in your body’s connective tissue as well as muscle imbalances to help you achieve great, fast and lasting results.

Don’t let pain stop you. Give them a call today, and they’ll get you on the road to recovery — quickly and safely. Airrosti treatments are covered under most major health plans.

800.404.6050 |

North Austin Acupuncture

13401 Athens Trail, Austin, Texas 78729

512.968.9908 |

At North Austin Acupuncture & Wellness Center, their goal is to help you acquire optimal health so that you may live the life you truly desire.

Marsha Kaye, L.Ac, helps her patients achieve optimal health through acupuncture, including facial rejuvenation acupuncture, herbal therapies, qigong, cupping, nutritional and exercise counseling. Acupuncture has been proven to facilitate the healing of numerous diseases, alleviate physical pain and improve overall body function.

Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM is an ancient medical system that uses a deep understanding of the laws and patterns of nature and applies them to the human body. TCM is not “new age,” nor is it a patchwork of different healing modalities. It is a complete medical system that has been practiced for thousands of years. TCM is holistic in its approach; it views every aspect of a person (body, mind, spirit, and emotions) as part of one complete circle rather than loosely connected pieces to be treated individually. In TCM, it is believed that the root cause of illnesses must be treated, as well as alleviating the symptoms. Kaye uses the principles of TCM as well as the extremely effective acupuncture techniques taught by Master Tung.

While acupuncture is mainly known for alleviating pain, it also treats arthritis, asthma, addictions, digestive disorders, fatigue, insomnia, women’s issues and much more. It is an excellent approach to relieve stress, which is an underlying factor in many diseases. The World Health Organization now recognizes more than 40 conditions as being treatable by acupuncture.

Kaye is licensed by the Texas Medical Board and is nationally certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Health – Harmony – Joy

Austin Sports Therapy

3303 Northland Drive, Ste. #210

Austin, Texas 78731

422 West Riverside Drive

Austin, Texas 78704


Still Think Everybody Hurts?

If your idea of dressing for success is a pair of running shorts and a tank top, you’ll want to know about Austin Sports Therapy.

The doctors at Austin Sports Therapy are former athletes who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle, joint and disc injuries. Drs. Arbuckle, Brown and Thomson work alongside orthopedists, physical therapists, massage therapists and acupuncturists in an interdisciplinary approach to care.

“We don’t believe in one-way communication between doctor and patient,” Thomson says. “Rather than just treating the acute injury, our team approach to wellness is designed to put the patient on a unique, healthy course for the long term. With the right information and practitioners who listen, the patient can ultimately make good decisions about their own treatment program.”

Austin Sports Therapy opened its doors in 2008 and is a boutique clinic, where patients can count on working with their doctor directly, not through an assistant.

Whether you’re an elite athlete or you’re lapped by them on the trail, you deserve pain-free workouts that help keep you motivated.

Medicine in Motion

13805 Research Boulevard, Ste. #150

Austin, Texas 78750


Lead by Dr. Martha Pyron, Medicine in Motion, is a sports medicine clinic in northwest Austin. MIM specialize in everything but surgery. In her career, Martha Pyron has been appointed team physician for USA softball and field hockey, Penn State University, The University of Texas and Vista Ridge High School. Putting together her vast knowledge of sports medicine and her experience gained by international travel with sports teams, she decided to create a clinic for the general public which would provide the excellent and diverse care typically offered to our Olympic athletes.

Medicine in Motion is unique in the Austin community in that Pyron provides a variety of medical treatments depending on the particular injury or illness. Pyron has created a team of highly trained specialists who work together to provide the best care possible. MIM’s clinic offers physician-lead services of diagnostic evaluation including X-ray for everyday illnesses and injuries, physical rehabilitation, acupuncture and massage therapy, chiropractic and deep tissue treatments, nutritional evaluation and recommendations, as well as personal training to improve your sports performance.

They believe that “exercise is medicine,” and “if you don’t move it, you will lose it.” Therefore, they love working with people who want to start exercising, want to improve their performance in sport, or are injured and want to return to activity as soon as safely possible. They customize the care offered to each individual depending on their goals and aspirations.

MIM also works closely with athletic teams to ensure their health and safety throughout their season. We use a computerized concussion evaluation system to make sure each concussed athlete returns to sport safely, perform preseason sports physicals and provide athletic training services for sideline care.

Dr. Deirdre Rhoad

Seton Northwest Hospital Health Plaza, 11111 Research Boulevard, Ste. #310

Austin, Texas 78759


Dr. Deirdre Rhoad is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in procedures of the face, body and breast. These include face, neck and eyelifts, liposuction, tummy tucks, breast lifts, reductions and augmentations.

As a small private practice, Rhoad and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to their patients. They offer personalized attention in a friendly and comfortable environment.

She and her medical aesthetician, Marie Strickland, also provide rejuvenating aesthetic treatments such as Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Perlane, PhotoFacial, scar and vein treatment, microdermabrasion, peels and facials.

As a woman plastic surgeon, she hopes she offers something different to the patient and plastic surgery. Beauty and symmetry is important to all of us. You may want to improve aspects of your physical self, you can rest assured that with Rhoad you will have a surgeon who listens, understands and cares about your concerns.

Please give us the opportunity to serve your needs and call for a complimentary consultation.

Austin Integrative Medicine

3500 Oakmont Blvd., Ste. #103, Austin, Texas 78731

512.343.6223 |

Austin Integrative Medicine combines the best of integrative and holistic medicine to build performance in every aspect of your life. Whether you’re looking to boost your stamina, build your muscle, recover from injury or just feel better, they have something for you. With therapies ranging from bio-identical hormones, chelation and nutritional counseling, to acupuncture and homeopathy, AIM focuses on improving not only your performance, but also your life and overall wellness. Their unique, multi-disciplinary approach will get you the care you need no matter your personal goals. Their staff works as a team to bring you the best in unified care. They can help you address toxic metals, low testosterone, menopause, adrenal fatigue, injury, weight management, insomnia and much more. At AIM we work with you, in a partnership to bring you the best, fastest, and most comprehensive results possible.

Here's what some of our patients have to say about AIM:

“When I come into Austin Integrative Medicine I know I have a real partner who’s interested in answering my questions.”

“I’m 73 years old, and I can still run a marathon. I don’t think I could be as physically healthy as I am without chelation.”

“Austin Integrative Medicine is a place you can go and feel like people are

wanting to help you.”

So come in and let their team be a part of your team.

Back N Balance

1205 Nueces Street, Austin, Texas 78701


Drs. Patricia Gregg, Janis Frahm, Scott Sweeney and Shelley Lorenzen offer the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association approach to chiropractic. This gentle procedure restores body balance (alignment) that has been compromised by trauma, life events or emotional stresses. When the head, weighing 10-15 pounds, is knocked off balance from the spine through trauma or life events, the body must compensate in order to keep its center of gravity, creating postural distortions. According to research by Roger Sperry, Ph.D., the more mechanically distorted a person is, the less energy available for thinking, metabolism and healing. Over time, these distortions make it challenging for the body to function properly. The doctors precisely analyze this area, and then a very gentle, specific adjustment is given to re-establish neutrality of the head, atlas and neck. This allows the body to follow and come back to balance as well.

Having served the people of central Texas for over 15 years, they continue to welcome new patients, and thrive on bringing health and wellness to the community. As always, the doctors offer a complimentary consultation for anyone wondering if this might be a good fit for their needs.

AOMA Professional Clinic: Yongxin Fan, MD (China), LAC

2700 West Anderson Lane, Ste. #512

512.467.0370 |

Dr. Yongxin Fan sees patients at AOMA clinics in north Austin at 2700 West Anderson Lane. AOMA is a preferred provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare and the Seton Health Plan.

Fan started his practice in acupuncture and Chinese medicine upon graduating from Beijing College of Acupuncture and Traumatology & Orthopedics in 1991. He practiced and taught as an attending doctor and instructor in the Acupuncture Institute at The China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences and at the Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center for ten years. In 2002, he came to the United States as a full-time faculty member and practitioner at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.

Fan has nearly 20 years clinical experience and expertise in treating the following conditions: musculoskeletal disorders, pain (headache, migraine, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, etc.), psycho-emotional disorders (stress, depression, anxiety), digestive disorders, as well as the common cold, flu, allergies, insomnia, diabetes, shingles, skin disorders, menopause and PMS.

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine conducts more than 20,000 patient visits annually in its student and professional clinics, making it one of the largest providers of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Central Texas. Caring for patients with the highest quality acupuncture and Oriental medical health care is part of AOMA’s mission.

AOMA collaborates with healthcare institutions including the Seton Family of Hospitals. It gives back to the community through partnerships with nonprofit organizations and by providing free and reduced price treatments to people who cannot afford them.

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine offers a masters-level graduate program in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, preparing its students for careers as skilled, professional practitioners. AOMA is one of the leading graduate schools of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the nation. To learn more about the school and clinics, visit their website at



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