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 trough 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, Owner and Chiropractor
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.
Chrissy Hunt was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She majored in kinesiology at the University of Texas at Austin. In her free time she enjoys training for and participating in triathlons. She is currently a puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence. As a puppy raiser, she helps train and socialize service dogs for CCI.
Mary Froeba, DAcOM LAc
Dr. Mary Froeba DAcOM LAc
Dr. Mary Froeba is a second-generation Licensed Acupuncturist, with a concentration in integrative medicine for pain treatment and management, and systemic health. She holds both a Doctorate and a four-year Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. At Apex Sports Medicine, Dr. Froeba offers full-body acupuncture and dry needling, cupping therapy, nutritional advice, and herbal prescriptions.
Dr. Froeba's has also completed additional training with the following organizations:
National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA)
Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA)
International Cupping Therapy Association (ICTA)
Dr. Hannah Fielding DC, ATC, LAT
Hannah Fielding DC, ATC, LAT
Hannah Fielding grew up in southern California until the age of 10 when her family moved to north Texas to further her competitive water-skiing pursuits. From water-skiing to volleyball and karate she has been involved in sports her whole life. Keeping with this passion, in undergrad she worked as a student athletic trainer for various NCAA teams including football, basketball and volleyball. In her last year of undergrad at the University of Texas she discovered Chiropractic medicine through doctors contracted by the school to take care of athletes. She was immediately impressed with the vast toolbox of hands on skills and the unique ability to have patients leaving the appointment feeling better than they came in.
She studied Chiropractic medicine at the University of Western States in Portland, graduating in late 2019. Here she further developed her ability to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries while stealing away for hiking and camping trips as often as possible. She is experienced with diversified adjusting, SOT pelvic blocking, Activator assisted adjusting and various instrument assisted soft tissue therapies like RockBlades and cupping. She plans to further her Chiropractic toolbox by becoming ART certified and a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.
Being a Longhorn alumnus, she has returned to Austin and is excited start her Chiropractic career.
Front Desk Assistant
Meghan Attick grew up in Colorado and recently made it down here to Austin to be close her husband Asher's family. Most of her time is spent raising their daughter Gemma, which is awesome and challenging all at the same time. She went to school at Colorado State University for Zoology and Conservation Biology and was a licensed wildlife rehabilitator for 5 years in Fort Collins, CO. She still volunteers for wildlife rehabilitation facilities in her free time. She also enjoys hiking and reading.