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Balance and Posture Training in Austin, TX

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 30, 2020
Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic

Your friends here at Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic want to remind you that, as it pertains to good physical and mental health, the importance of good posture is foundationally important. It is widely known that a healthy lifestyle involves conscious and strategic management of diet, sleep, and exercise. However, the importance of posture is not as widely understood. So we’re going to cover down on that subject today.

Good posture supports well aligned bones particularly the spine so that the tension within muscles and ligaments is evenly distributed. Good posture ensures the body parts are properly in place with minimal stress. For this reason, we at TexStar Chiropractic place a high emphasis on the importance of having a good posture. One of our services involves balance and posture training at our Austin chiropractic clinic.

Our posture training program begins with an initial examination. We thoroughly assess your posture, identify problem areas, and work together to create a custom corrective plan of action. Your treatment plan will involve targeted exercises designed to strengthen your core postural muscles. We’ll consult you on the proper way to sit, stand, and lie.

We measure your progress. We’ll photograph your current posture and alignment so we can track progress. Using advanced technology, we’ll revisit your initial photograph to measure your progress. But the most important measure will be the noticeable difference in your overall health. You will systematically reduce stress on ligaments and feel less pain. Your muscles will work more efficiently and will have more energy.

If you live in Austin and wish to improve posture and eliminate spine, knee, or neck pain, we can help you. Contact Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic to learn more about this program.

Cryotherapy Reduces Knee Inflammation and Pain

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 27, 2020

Hello again from your caring team here at Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic. We’re back with you today with our chiropractic technician, Ryan, to demonstrate “cryotherapy” treatment for a patient’s knee pain. This is a non-surgical, non-drug, and injection-free treatment using focused application of cold gas designed to reduce inflammation and pain in targeted areas of the body.

This treatment is designed for all age groups. We’ve delivered noticeable pain relief in as little as two sessions and we are confident we can address your knee pain as well. In fact we operate a knee pain specialty clinic within our Austin Chiropractic clinic, called “The Austin Knee Clinic”. We invite you to learn more about our knee pain services there, and when you’re ready to discover real pain relief, contact us!

Introducing our “Knee-on-Trac” Treatment for Chronic Knee Pain

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 13, 2020

Hello Again

This is the second (of a four-part series) introducing The Austin Knee Clinic, a specialty sub-section of TexStar Chiropractic which specializes in treating chronic and new knee pain. Dr. Tran recorded a short video that introduces one of our great therapy options for degenerative and arthritic knees called the “Knee on Trac” therapy system. This therapy is designed to increase range of motion, bring more lubricating fluid into the joint, and decrease pain associated with chronic knee pain.

We know there are people out there with significant misinformation about what treatment options they have. While arthritis is generally considered an incurable disease, there are treatments (like Dr. Tran just discussed) with the potential to deliver significant pain control. If you have a specific question regarding “Knee on Track”, or our approach to treating knee conditions in general, contact us anytime!

Ever wonder why a Doctor of Chiropractic would open a Knee Clinic?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Hello, Dr. Henry here. If you have ever been to one of our offices you probably have seen some of our specialized knee treatment equipment. I want to take the month of July to tell you a little about why we started the Austin Knee Clinic and what sets us apart from a traditional orthopedic surgical approach to knee pain treatment. We will be releasing a new video every week that highlights a different non-surgical treatment approach we use for different kinds of knee problems.

We hope you enjoyed and learned from the video. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about how we might be able to help you or a loved one avoid knee surgery.

Herniated Disc – Symptoms, Causes, Prevention and Treatments

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Greetings all

Dr. Henry here from Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic. I recorded a short video that addresses some frequently asked questions I am asked about herniated discs. We treat people suffering from herniated discs every day in our clinics, so if you suspect that you have one or have been diagnosed with this condition we are here to help. In this video I cover a bit about the anatomy of a disc as well as some of the symptoms people feel when their disc has herniated or is bulging. I also cover causes, treatment, and how to prevent spinal disc herniation.

Now, I realize that this video probably answers some (but not all) of your questions. If you have a specific question feel free to call one of our offices and schedule a free consultation where one of our docs can address any questions you may have and find out if you are a candidate for the nonsurgical disc repair options that we offer. Call us to schedule or fill out a form on our website and someone will contact you ASAP.

First Time Without Low Back Pain in 25 Years

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 15, 2020

Jason’s story is a great example of the results that we strive to deliver each and every day here at Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic. Our team all watched his video this week and when he said, “I’ve had no pain for three weeks in a row now, which I haven’t been able to say for probably 25 years” I looked around and saw our whole team light up. Chiropractic treatment for low back pain is usually very effective but we don’t always get to hear our patients talk about it the way Jason does. Listen to him describe how he worked with Dr. Tran to achieve a better quality of life that frankly he did not think was possible.

“Hey, I'm Jason. I just want to tell you about the fantastic experience I've had with TexStar and Dr. Tran. A long time of low back pain sufferer for like 30 years, more recently my neck's been acting up. And I came to see Dr. Tran, he fixed up my neck really good. And honestly, I had no faith that my low back would improve and behold, I've had no pain for 3 weeks in a row now. I haven't been able to say that for probably 25 years. So, I feel like I'm back to normal, a really great experience here. And I highly recommend these guys to everybody.”

If you know someone suffering with chronic pain please send them this video and help us spread the message so that no one else has to suffer for 25 years before getting help.

How to Properly Lift and Carry You Child in a Car Seat

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 11, 2020

Greetings once again from your friends here at Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic. This week’s blog will be especially useful for you or anyone you know who finds themselves lugging around a heavy baby seat with an even heavier baby in it. As chiropractors and parents of young children, we know the strains, aches, and pains associated with carrying around these big bulky car seats. Dr. Woods demonstrates a very simple process for you to pick up and carry your child in a manner that helps you stabilize and align your neck, spine, and hips. Equally important, it stabilizes your child’s “ride” and provides more control. This helped me to stop knocking over everything I walked past with the baby carrier.

Even with proper technique act of hauling around young children throws a wrench into your neck and back and can cause negative changes in your posture. As part of our commitment to complete spine care we provide some advanced approaches to balance and posture training here in our offices but there is plenty that you can do on your own to protect yourself as well. We treat lots of moms (and dads too) with back, shoulder, neck pain that in part (and sometimes in whole) directly relates to lifting, carrying, and placing children in car seats. Giving Dr. Woods’ technique a try is a good first step to improving posture and reducing the various aches and pains associated with carrying these types of baby seats. If you want to learn more about core strength, balance, and posture that will pay big dividends as your child grows, call our Austin TexStar Chiropractic team anytime.

A Chiropractor’s Guide to Running Shoe Selection

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 02, 2020

TexStar Chiropractic’s very own Dr. Woods, DC, produced a video for all you runners out there. He explains how to select your most important piece of equipment, your shoes. Poor quality, poor fit, or improper design for you can lead to a host of problems that Dr. Woods describes in the video below. The tips for proper footwear selection that he covers are: how to properly size your shoe (and why this is important), selecting the proper toe box width, arch support, heel lock, firm vs plush construction, overall flexibility of you shoe choice, and when to replace your running shoes.

Our mission here at both our Austin TexStar Chiropractic clinic and our Buda/Kyle TexStar Chiropractic clinic is to improve our patients quality of life by providing more complete care. To us that means getting you information that can help to keep you healthy and on the trail. We hope that you are enjoying these short educational videos. Thanks, Dr. Woods, for these tips that all runners should take to heart. If you or any member of your family is suffering from jogging or running-related pain, reach out to us here at Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic.

Safe and Effective Treatment for Kids’ Headaches and Back Pain

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 27, 2020

You’re going to love Dr. Tran’s short video below with his daughter Harper filmed here at Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic. Dr. Tran demonstrates how he adjusts Harper when she is feeling discomfort or preventatively to keep her active and healthy. Watch as Dr. Tran assess his patient, checks her hip alignment, and performs a spinal adjustment to bring her legs, neck, and hips back into alignment. The chiropractic adjustment demonstrated by Dr. Tran helps kids suffering from injuries as well as headaches and normal growing pains.

We want to thank Harper for being such a great little patient and for helping us to teach other kids and parents about how chiropractic care can help them grow up healthy. If your child is injured and in pain or suffers from back pain or headaches, reach out to us here at Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic to find out if we can help!

Freeze Your Pain in its Tracks with Spot Cryotherapy

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hey there from your health care team here at Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic. In the video below, Dr. Henry proudly introduces a new treatment option we have brought into all of our clinics. It’s called “cryotherapy therapy” and what it does is rapidly drops the skin temperature in the area being treated to produce a neural response that turns off the pain signal to your brain. It also stimulates your body’s natural anti-inflammatory response. This is a particularly effective treatment for various types of pain associated with tissue damage, muscle spasms, inflammation, and a host of other ailments anywhere in the body.

Watch the video below to see how Dr. Henry treats a patient’s elbow and arm pain using Cryoscreen liquid C02 applicator.

Learn more by visiting our cryotherapy webpage.

It has been great seeing so many of you back in the office this last week and even better seeing the beginning of things returning to some semblance of normal out in the community. So that we can continue this progress we are continuing to maintain social distancing as much as possible as well as asking all our patients to please wear a mask when visiting our offices to help protect our more vulnerable populations.

If you are ready to get back to getting better give us a call, and let your doctor know if you want to try this great new treatment option!

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