Austin Fit Magazine has provided the 2013 Doctor Guide as a handy reference for our readers to some of Austin's leading health care professionals. This year’s Doctor Guide introduces a diverse group of practices and health care professionals in the areas of medicine, dentistry, and chiropractic care. AFM’s mission is to “educate, motivate, and inspire people and communities to live a healthier lifestyle,” and, while some may strive to eat well and maintain a rigorous workout schedule, the focus on regular health can get overlooked with today’s hectic schedules. Something as simple as a regular check-up with your health care practitioner can improve your overall well-being and ensure your efforts in fitness and nutrition are providing the results your body—and mind—require. Take a look at the following profiles as a great resource to help you in meeting all your health and wellness needs.
Chirofit: Great Services that Fit Every Person's Needs
"Bring motion to the joints, get the patient out of pain and prevent issues from returning.” This is Chirofit’s 3-step philosophy and flawless process to many professional, collegiate and high-school athletes that are treated at Chirofit Wellness Center. Dr. Mo Jahadi, owner of Cedar Park’s largest one stop wellness center offers each patient a variety of services including: chiropractic, massage, nutrition, acupuncture, personal training and sports rehabilitation. Dr. Mo designs custom treatment plans ensuring that he identifies the problem the first time around and sets up his patient for not only a successful road to recovery, but also a plan for performance enhancement. He uses a most impressive technique where he tests various regions in an individual’s body looking for muscle weakness and joint misalignment. Next he performs a series of split second adjustments on the problem areas designed to reestablish communication and the end result is an almost instantaneous regain of strength!
Chirofit is conveniently open late to allow for evening appointments after an individual’s hard day’s work.
Gynecology, Health and Wellness
Dr. Jukes, her nurse practitioners, and the entire staff provide state-of-the art medical treatment in a compassionate, confidential, and comfortable atmosphere.
Dr. Jukes is on staff at most Austin area hospitals and surgery centers as well as the surgery center in Marble Falls. She is well-trained, experienced, and highly skilled in robotic assisted Laparoscopic surgery, enabling her surgical patients to recuperate faster and with less discomfort. Dr. Jukes has been focused on gynecology and minimally invasive procedures and surgeries since 2003.
She serves as a proctor or teacher to other physicians wanting to incorporate the use of the daVinci® Robotic system into their practice and has been selected as part of a team of surgeons that will be the first in the nation to perform the newest advance in daVinci® robotic surgery, the daVinci® Single Site platform.
Dr. Sid K. Steadman, D.D.S., Serving Leander, Cedar Park, Lago Vista & Liberty Hill
Dr. Sid Steadman opened the first dental practice in Leander in 1985 and has since established deep roots in the hill country community. Today, he treats patients of all ages in Leander as well as surrounding areas of Cedar Park, Lago Vista and Liberty Hill. Dr. Steadman’s personable staff is family-oriented and takes pride in offering honest, caring dental services to individuals and whole families.
Dr. Steadman offers a full range of general and cosmetic dental services, including dental implants, teeth whitening, veneers, fillings, bridges, oral surgery and more. He also offers gentle sedation as needed by patients.
Dr. Steadman is a native Texan who attended The University of Texas at Austin for undergraduate studies and then graduated from UT Dental School in San Antonio. During this time, Dr. Steadman fell in love with the Texas hill country. He enjoys a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including water skiing, swimming, kayaking, hiking and a passion for road cycling. Dr. Steadman is also a big supporter of local Austin athletic events and often cheers on his wife who is a Tough Cookies Coach!
Through continuing education and training, Dr. Steadman strives for excellence and pledges to offer patients of all ages the highest level of care. He is committed to helping patients achieve the best possible dental health in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere.
Whether you are a serious athlete or a recreation enthusiast, it is important to remember that healthy teeth lead to an overall healthy life!
AFM Special: FREE in-office teeth whitening and take-home kit with comprehensive checkup ($200 value). Valid Through 9/30/13.
Arthrosurface® Inc. provides tailored surface implants for active patients with joint pain
Arthrosurface® Inc. was organized in 2001 to develop new ways to treat cartilage damage using minimally invasive technology. If you have a painful joint that prevents you from doing the activities you love, Arthrosurface® offers a more natural solution by tailoring the implant to match your joint’s unique surface. Unlike a total joint replacement which removes all the cartilage and significant amounts of bone, Arthrosurface® implants only replace the damaged surface. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis and lets you resume full activity without restrictions.
The Arthrosurface® technology consists of a surface implant and a fixation screw which lock together. The implant is placed into the damaged area of the joint where the cartilage has worn away; similar to the way a dentist fills a cavity. The exposed and painful bone is covered and the remaining structures are left untouched, allowing you to move naturally again. After ten years, there are more than 45,000 patients that have received a tailored Arthrosurface® implant. In multi-center studies, patients reported outstanding pain relief, rapid recovery times and significant improvements in their range of motion.
For more information or to find a doctor in your area, please visit www.Arthrosurface.com or call 508-520-3003.
When husband-and-wife duo Chris Sellers and Brandie Leach founded Performance Wellness 11 years ago, their priority was to provide healing and wellness for soft tissue injuries in a natural and non-invasive manner. With a hands-on approach, Performance Wellness has kept Austin athletes performing their best.
The cause of an injury can often be elusive, and the doctors at Performance Wellness specialize in discovering the root cause, treating the injury, and developing a personalized recovery plan.
Injuries are frequently a result of scar tissue buildup, which causes reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. Injuries are also caused by overcompensation for muscle weakness. “If you feel pain, it’s usually the last symptom to come,” says Dr. Sellers, “and it’s important to address the biomechanical imbalances that led to the injury,”
Using Active Release Techniques, the chiropractors at Performance Wellness manually break up the scar tissue to restore the muscle, tendons, fascia, and nerves to their proper function. The chiropractic assistants then generate a custom exercise program to rehabilitate the injured area and strengthen biomechanical weaknesses. A team of massage therapists complement treatment with therapeutic and sports massage.
The Performance Wellness team does all that it can to keep patients participating in their sport throughout the treatment process. The clinic is proud to work with the active community in Austin and great training groups such as Gilbert's Gazelles, T3, Tri Zones Training, Tough Cookies, and more. Whether the sport is running, triathlon, cycling, golf, tennis, lacrosse, football, baseball, (and more!), the goal of the doctors at Performance Wellness is to keep patients moving well so they can perform well.