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Austin Texas Athletic DoctorsWhether you are a professional, student or recreational athlete, you may be training even when you experience pain. If your injury won't go away, don't stay in pain. Make an appointment and have it evaluated by Dr. Harper who is an athlete himself.

Sports Injury Evaluation and Treatment

In many cases, sport's injuries are due to overuse of a part of the body because of repetitive motion. There can also be a specific trauma to the body from excessive force, falling, twisting or over rotation of joints. Reoccurring pain is a signal from the body that there is inflammation that needs to be dealt with before major injury takes place.

We also offer the following services for injuries:

Kinesio Taping ™

On the heels of publicity and positive feedback from the 2008 Games in Beijing and the 2012 Olympics in England, we here at Avery Ranch Chiropractic would like to invite you to experience what chiropractors have been using for years. The colorful, therapeutic and flexible tape helps facilitate the body's natural healing process by supporting and stabilizing muscles and joints without restricting the body's range of motion.

Orthopaedic Bracing

We offer a selection of high quality medical bracing for the wrist, ankle, knee, foot and spine.

Myofascial release & soft tissue therapies

Myofascial Therapy

Also called Trigger Point Therapy, myofascial therapy is a bodywork technique that involves applying pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Sometimes massage and trigger point therapy are performed together. There are two basic types of trigger points (muscle knots): active and latent.

Active trigger points cause muscular pain and will refer pain and tenderness to another area of the body when pressure is applied. Latent trigger points only exhibit pain when compressed; they do not refer pain to other areas of the body.

Latent trigger points are believed to be one of the causes of stiff joints and restricted range of motion of old age. Trigger points may be associated with myofascial pain syndromes or fibromyalgia.

Trigger points differ from acupressure points. Acupressure points are concentrations of energy or blockages of the body's energy pathways.

Soft Tissue Therapies

Soft tissue therapy (STT) is the assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction primarily of the neuromusculoskeletal system.