Austin Preferred offers Physical Therapy, Medical Services and Chiropractic in Austin, Texas. Our te Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine offers Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy and Medical Services in the Austin, Texas area.
Our medical providers use an integrated approach to restore health and functionality to the body while relieving pain. Austin Preferred also offers advanced treatment techniques including MLS Laser therapy, Knee Trac treatments, natural knee injections, Pharmacogenomic testing and more. Our approach includes providing each patient with a thorough initial evaluation before creating a personalized t
How do you choose which medication to help you reach your weight loss goals? With so many available options, it can feel confusing. Our medical provider takes your preferences as well as your individual health history into consideration when creating your weight loss plan. Schedule your initial consultation today!
Carb counts, macros, food logging, calorie counting... all of this can make weight loss confusing and intimidating! Simplify the process with a custom portal that connects you to your health care provider! Track your meals, weight, and measurements; get access to recipes and other resources; and securely message your health care provider with any questions that you may have. This convenient smart phone app takes the confusion out of weight loss, and everything you log is able to be reviewed by your healthcare provider between visits!
Results that speak for themselves! Medical weight loss is the process of losing weight with the help and guidance of a healthcare professional. Your provider uses their knowledge and medical experience to help you create a realistic plan that meets your unique circumstances. Because every patient is different, every plan is different! Body composition analysis (pictured above) is critical for making sure the majority of weight loss is stemming from excess fat, rather than lean body mass.
*Response may vary, results not guaranteed
When we perform NutriGenomic testing as a part of a functional medicine assessment, we obtain a small DNA sample to analyze for SNPs.
SNP stands for single nucleotide polymorphism. SNPs are the most common type of genetic variation. Many SNPs do not carry a significant clinical effect, however when SNPs occur within a gene or in a regulatory region near a gene, they may play a more direct role in disease by affecting the gene’s function.
While we can't change your DNA, we can use this information to help make decisions about nutrition, supplements, medications, and more!
NutriGenomic testing is one of the most important tools we use in functional medicine. NutriGenomics is the interaction between nutrients, diet, and the way our genes work. Genes can determine how our body responds to food, physical activity, and other lifestyle choices. Dietary components can also alter the way genes behave (gene expression). NutriGenomic testing can help determine each patient’s unique, genetic, metabolic needs.
Depending on your health history and other risk factors, our medical provider might recommend other lab markers, always speak with a healthcare provider directly if you aren't sure which labs you need!
Many of our patients come with obvious dysfunction, but are told that their labs are "normal." Why are normal reference ranges problematic?
There are a number of limitations with normal reference ranges.
-they don’t reflect how complex health is
-the ranges are not based on a healthy population
-they don’t take into account your risk of developing a disease
At Austin Preferred, we interpret lab studies using optimal ranges, which are based on clinical guidelines and scientific evidence. An optimal range is better linked to health and longevity.
Did you know Austin Preferred offers a range of wellness lab panels? Wellness lab testing helps you to screen for potential red flags that could compromise your health over time.
Reference ranges are used to interpret your blood test results and can tell you whether your levels are normal or abnormal. Normal reference ranges are a range of values that are considered normal. These values are usually based on the range that 95% of the population falls into.
Normal ranges carry a number of limitations, which is why many patients are left confused when told that their lab studies are “normal”
Our medical provider says to take iron every day and to live on greens... so we played (top)golf!
Functional Medicine is a patient-centered approach to health and wellness, as well as chronic disease management. We use in-depth information about your medical history and lab work to customize a healthy living plan for you. Your plan will address many aspects of your life, from physical needs, including nutrition, exercise and sleep, to mental and emotional stressors related to social, work and community life.
For the month of June, Austin Preferred is hosting a giveaway on Instagram! To enter, follow Austin Preferred () on Instagram, like our giveaway post, comment, and tag a friend! Each comment earns you another entry into the drawing that will take place at the end of this month.
We are giving away a full size bottle of our favorite pain relieving product: CBD Clinic’s Level 5 Pain Relief Stick. This convenient topical stick allows for direct application to painful joints, muscles, and tendons.
APIM's Supplement of the Month for June is.... Metagenic's UltraFlora Control!
UltraFlora Control is designed to help support body weight regulation by delivering targeted probiotic support. UltraFlora Control contains 10 billion CFUs of Bifidobacterium lactis B-420, which has been shown to help control body fat and body weight.
We love all of Metagenic's probiotics due to their quality guarantee. Products are manufactured, stored, and transported under refrigeration to ensure live and healthy probiotics.
Purchase in office or click the link below!
Did you know our Physician Assistant, Jordan Waldron, is Functional Medicine Certified? Anyone facing a chronic condition can benefit from functional medicine. Some of the most common conditions we treat include:
Environmental and food allergies
Women’s health disorders (PMS, menopause and polycystic o***y syndrome (PCOS)
Metabolic syndrome, prediabetes and insulin resistance
We will resume normal business hours Tuesday, May 31st
Most people use the term interchangeably to describe both true allergies as well as , and , but there are some key differences. Schedule an appointment with Austin Preferred to learn more about testing!
Did you know Austin Preferred can assist with weight loss? During your first visit, you will meet with our medical provider to discuss your weight loss and determine your ideal weight as well as your ideal caloric intake. We can also order bloodwork and other testing to help determine if there are other factors making difficult. Certain medications can be prescribed to complement the lifestyle changes that are recommended. Weight loss is difficult on your own, so we check in frequently to monitor your progress and make changes if necessary to help you to be ! Call today to schedule!
How to Walk on Ice
Winter is here, and with it brings the possibility of slick and icy surfaces. As Austinites, we don’t often have to battle the winter elements, but the icy pavement and rare snow flurries can increase your chance of injury. In these chillier months, we often see an increase of injuries due to slipping, including rotator cuff tears, broken hips, and bruised tailbones.
Our natural tendency when walking is to extend one foot forward, landing on the outstretched heel. When traversing a potentially slick surface, be sure to keep your weight forward on your front leg rather than extending it outward in front of you.
Happy Halloween from the space cowboys at Austin Preferred! 🎃👩🚀🚀🤠🌟🌵👽
In addition to spinal adjustments and exercises, Chiropractors can become certified in different therapies, such as Acupuncture, to assist in the treatment of numerous conditions.
Acupuncture uses small needles, inserted into the skin, to help stimulate and increase the flow of blood and energy throughout the body. When energy becomes stagnant within the body, it can start to cause pain. By applying needles to certain areas of the body, it can help to break up any restricted flow of energy and help to heal the injury.
Dr. Gardner is certified in Acupuncture by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and can utilize Chiropractic and Acupuncture as a way to treat many different injuries and ailments.
Reformer Move of the Week:
At Austin Preferred, we use the Pilates Reformer to provide a form of low impact movement to integrate a whole-body approach to rehabilitation and fitness.
This move focuses on core strength, lumbopelvic stability, and lower extremity reciprocal coordination.
🎉 We’ve moved 🎉
Austin Preferred is now located at:
The Overlook @ Rob Roy
6836 Bee Caves Road Building One, Suite 200 Austin, TX 78746
Schedule with us today to come see our new, spacious location!
🎉🎉 Exciting News 🎉🎉
‼️Austin Preferred is excited to announce we are relocating to a more convenient and spacious medical office‼️
Starting March 29th, we will be located at The Overlook @ Rob Roy at 6836 Bee Caves Road, Building One, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78746.
❤️Because of our amazing patients, we have outgrown our current office space on James Casey. We want to say THANK YOU for your 20 years of loyalty and we look forward to our prosperous future together!❤️
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Cervical Segmental Joint Dysfunction
Did you know that pain and tension in your shoulders and shoulder blades could be coming from the joints in your neck?
If the joints in your neck are restricted or irritated, it can cause referred pain into the base of your neck, shoulders and down into your shoulder blades.
Often times, these joint problems can also correlate with muscle pain. If a joint is restricted long enough, the muscles surrounding the joints can develop tension.
As chiropractors, we are trained to detect restrictions within the joints of the spine and use adjustments to help
Face Masks Required 😷 Although the governor has lifted the mask mandate in Texas effective 3/10/2021, Austin Preferred remains committed to follow the protocols we have implemented to help slow the spread of COVID-19. At this time, we will continue to adhere to the following COVID-19 guidelines:
* Face masks are STILL REQUIRED for all patients and visitors
* We will continue to take all patient and visitors’ temperatures upon check-in at the front desk
Our priority is to keep our patients and staff safe.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 512-442-2727
Due to the inclement weather and unsafe road conditions, the office will remain closed tomorrow, February 17, 2021. Austin Preferred is scheduled to reopen Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10am. Please stay safe!
In an effort to keep our patients and staff safe, Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine will be closed Tuesday, February 16th, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please stay warm and stay safe!
In an effort to keep our patients and staff safe, Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine will be closed Monday February 15, 2021. Please contact the office at 512-442-2727 to reschedule your appointment. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
No better way to welcome 2021 than by receiving our first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine!
Thankful for H‑E‑B Westlake for their help keeping our staff and patients safe.
“Whether it is working from home or in the office, nowadays people are finding themselves glued to their desk for countless hours on end. A recent study published by the American Journal of Epidemiology states that just 30 minutes of physical activity a day can offset the negative effects of a days worth of sitting. Physical activity can consist of many different exercises such as: going on a walk, a bike ride, weight lifting or even a HIIT workout. Whatever it is that you choose to do, just get up and move!”
Happy National Physical Therapy Month! 🎉
Every October, Austin Preferred joins in celebrating National PT Month which provides an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of physical therapy.
As Doctors of Physical Therapy, Austin Preferred considers our Physical Therapists, Sarah and Lisa, as primary care providers for the musculoskeletal system. Our PT staff treats cases ranging from postoperative rehabilitation to athletes recovering from sports injuries. Our integrated approach centers around relieving pain while restoring health and function to the body, rather than recommending prescription drugs or surgery.
Austin Preferred has been helping athletes get back in the game after painful knee injuries for years, and now we are excited to offer innovative solutions for knee repair: regenerative medicine.
We utilize an array of solutions to improve pain and function- without steroids! In many cases, treatment can offer relief of pain lasting years or longer. Click or call (512) 442-2727 today to schedule your appointment!
Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine | Functional Medicine Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine's providers work together to make custom care plans that meet your needs. Ask about our functional medical care.
Knee pain, grinding, and swelling makes everyday activities more painful to enjoy, and affects 1 in 10 adults over 60.
Many patients wish to avoid surgery and medications, but fear there are no available alternatives to improve their pain and ability to function.
Austin Preferred uses advanced methods to treat knee pain that don't involve surgery or powerful medications. Call (512) 442-2727 to learn more and schedule your in-office, or telemedicine consultation with Jordan Waldron, MSPAS, PA-C.
REMINDER: Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us at Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine. In an effort to keep our patients and staff safe, we are implementing the face mask policy as mandated by local and state governments. All patients will be required to wear a face mask during their in-office visit. If you do not have a face mask or face covering of your own, you may purchase one from Austin Preferred for $5 each. As a reminder, we continue to offer Telemedicine Appointments for patients who prefer to stay at home. Austin Preferred’s telemedicine platform is private and complies with all HIPAA regulations.
Please feel free to call or text us at (512) 442-2727 if you have any questions regarding our policy.
Austin Preferred would like to say a big thank you to local distilleries who are producing hand sanitizer to help us stay safe! We are excited to help our patients keep their hands clean and smelling great by adding our own twist to this homemade hand sanitizer!
We were able to get a couple of bottles of homemade hand sanitizer from in Dripping Springs, TX to use in the office.
We hope you enjoy these wonderful photos from our recent provider shoot!
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