Who We Are
Every body is athletic. EVERYBODY is an athlete.
This is a concept that helps to shape every treatment plan in this office. We believe that to help you MOVE WELL is to help you LIVE WELL and thus empower you to PEAK YOUR POTENTIAL in life. Everyone has the capacity to improve their overall quality of life through the power of movement. We at Apex Sports Medicine strive to empower patients to take an active role in their life and healthcare and to educate you on how you are, in fact, an athlete.
Treat the “athlete”, improve the “sport”
An athlete is defined by Merriam-Webster as a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina. Isn't walking the dog considered exercise? Doesn't it take strength, agility, AND stamina to care for your kids? Don't you walk up and down stairs on a regular basis? Then you are an athlete. Our bodies are made to MOVE and when motion starts to hurt, your quality of life can suffer.
A sport is defined as a game, competition, or activity needing physical effort and skill that is played or done according to rules, for enjoyment and/or as a job. For some people this might be CrossFit, for others it might be gardening or a physically demanding job.
Our goal is to make everyone who steps through the front doors feel like family. Not the kind of family that you only see once a year and gives you ugly sweaters for Christmas, but the kind that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The kind of family that you look forward to seeing. Patient-centered care to us means creating a fun, relaxed, and motivating environment. It also means that your doctor will listen to you, help you create goals for treatment, and achieve those goals through the highest quality sports medicine treatments.
We strive to improve movement, and therefore quality of life, through the use of chiropractic manipulative therapy, soft tissue mobilization, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, trigger point therapy, Kinesiology Tape, therapeutic and corrective exercises, movement assessments, electrical muscle stimulation, acupuncture, and cupping.
Dr. Meghan Faulkner, MS, DC, DACBSP
Owner and Chiropractor in Leander Texas
Dr. Meghan Faulkner MS, DC, DACBSP
I have always been an active and competitive person. Growing up, I competed in the American Quarter Horse Association for 4 years. Through high school and college, I was a member of dance teams, which provided me with experiences competing on a national and local level, as well as being involved in the basketball spirit squad and local community appearances and charity events. I coached the North Georgia College and State University dance team for 2 years after that. I also ran the 400 and 4x4 events in track for a few years in high school. I currently train and compete as a CrossFit athlete at Streamline Crossfit.
After graduating with my Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from North Georgia College and State University in 2009, I moved to Portland, Oregon to attend University of Western States, where I earned a second Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Master's in Exercise and Sport Science, and a Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine. I am certified through the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and recently became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP). I am a certified Active Release Technique provider and I have experience with:
Functional Movement Screens
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue
I worked for 3 years in different physical therapy offices and environments and 2 years in sports and conditioning programs, including an internship with the University of Texas Football Strength and Conditioning program. I have honed my skills as a Sports Medicine Chiropractor by working with athletes from a myriad of disciplines, including but not limited to: football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, rugby, running, swimming, handball, rodeo, dance and CrossFit.
My practice is built around patient-centered care, functional rehabilitation and providing exceptional chiropractic treatment. In addition to my passion for sports medicine and chiropractic, the experience I have with a large variety of musculoskeletal conditions and types of sports, sets me apart from other healthcare providers.
Dr. Peyton Vickers DC, BS, FAKTR, BRM, APCC
My name is Dr. Peyton Vickers DC, BS, FAKTR, BRM and im a physical rehabilitation, manual therapy and performance enhancement expert specializing in biomechanics.
I’ve been an athlete my entire life but high school is really where all of this started. I sustained a lot of injuries including a broken neck and my football career ending. I decided to go for track and did very well and eventually was awarded a scholarship to run D1 track (100m, 200m, long jump, triple jump and high jump). I qualified to regionals and nationals where I would get injured again. This time I broke my lower back in 2 places so I had two options, surgery or physical therapy. I chose physical therapy and although I was happy with my choice, I never really reached 100%, they treated me as if I was made out of glass, everything was extremely light weight, slow, etc. So I did my own research, focused on true strength and mobility and got myself back on track.
I decided to become a doctor to bridge the gap and empower my patients. I know first hand what injuries and pain can do to someone. It’s not just physical, it can really get in the way of your quality of life and I want to advocate for you. I’m here to tell you this: You are not fragile. You are resilient, strong and brave. Utilizing Apex Sports Medicine and all that it offers to invest in your health is the best thing you’ll ever do. I can’t wait to meet you!
James Wynn, LMT
James Wynn grew up in Nottingham, United Kingdom. Around the age of 16-17 whilst starting a job as a lifeguard, he became interested in his own physical fitness and threw himself into training: lifting weights, swimming, running and martial arts. This all eventually led to him discovering Crossfit and consequently lots of self research about how to fix his mobility issues and a passion to learn more about the body and how it all works and links together.
James moved to Austin in late 2018 to marry his long distance fiancé, they own 2 Beagles and a cat.
Cheryl Gray, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Cheryl Gray is our in-house licensed massage therapist at Apex Sports Medicine. Cheryl was born and raised in Austin and graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. After working many years in state government, Cheryl discovered the tranquil realm of the healing arts. She graduated from The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in 2018 and received training from some of Austin’s most accomplished and gifted instructors and therapists. Cheryl describes her style of work as therapeutic deep tissue and specializes in sports massage.
In her free time, Cheryl enjoys spending time with friends, caring for a copious amount of indoor plants, visiting local parks and trails, and adding to the 3,554 videos on her watch-later YouTube playlist.
My name is Kaelyn, but everyone calls me Kakes. I am a US Navy Veteran that was born and raised in Texas.
Throughout my life I have loved and played many sports. I lead an active life, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy playing a video game here and there.
Outside of Apex, I am an Assistant Coach for a women's tackle football team, the Austin Outlaws.
When I am not working or coaching, I am most likely making memories with my family!