About Apex
Sports Medicine

Who We Are

Dr. Meghan Faulkner assesing woman who's doing a squat with hands helt straight upEvery 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.

Patient-Centered Care

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.

Sports Medicine

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

Dr. Meghan Faulkner posing on chiropractic benchDr. Meghan Faulkner DC
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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:

  • Diversified technique

  • SFMA

  • Kinesiology taping

  • Activator technique

  • Functional Movement Screens

  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue

  • FAKTR

  • Applied Kinesiology

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. Matt Centofonti, Chiropractor

Dr. CentofontiDr. Matt Centofonti DC

Dr. Centofonti was born in Kingston, New York but found his way to Round Rock, Texas in 1996. He attended Round Rock High School, playing baseball for the Round Rock Dragons, lettering three years. Dr. Centofonti went on to play college baseball at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, lettering all four years under head coach Danny Heep. At UIW, Dr. Centofonti played six of nine positions on the diamond while studying and receiving his bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in information systems.

After college, Dr. Centofonti relocated to the Dallas metroplex to start his professional career in digital marketing. During his time in the Dallas area, he participated in baseball and softball leagues after his collegiate playing days concluded. He also found a love in the endurance scene participating in running, duathlons, and triathlons.  Dr. Centofonti found that he enjoyed cycling the most and focused his efforts on competing in USA Cycling races, holding a Category 2 license.

After a fourteen-year professional career, leading some of the largest digital marketing initiatives for a sports marketing agency, he decided to answer the call of a greater purpose by helping others in health and wellness. Dr. Centofonti enrolled at Parker University to obtain his Doctorate in Chiropractic studies.

While at Parker University, Dr. Centofonti had the privilege of working with professional athletes with the Dallas Renegades of the XFL and the Dallas Wings of the WNBA under the guidance and tutelage of Dr. Davis McAlister. Dr. Centofonti was recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award during his clinical rotation and the Presidential Scholarship for his academics at Parker University.

Dr. Centofonti has experience in:

  • Active Release Techniques (full body certified)

  • Diversified Technique

  • SFMA

  • Functional Movement Screening

  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue

  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

  • Kinesiology Taping

Dr. Centofonti has the privilege of working with athletes of every level; recreational, collegiate, and professional. With being a former collegiate athlete himself, Dr. Centofonti understands the challenges that comes with training and performing in and out of season. Dr. Centofonti works with his patients to understand their goals and establishes a roadmap for training and recovery specific to their body and discipline. Dr. Centofonti has worked with athletes that compete in baseball, football, basketball, gymnastics, golf, swimming, soccer, CrossFit, powerlifting, triathlons, and cycling.

Dr. Centofonti returned to Central Texas in 2020, residing in Leander Texas with his wife Laura, daughters Teagan and Sloane, and their pup Izzy.

Justin Shelby, LMT, CSCS - Chiropractic Assistant

Justin ShelbyJustin Shelby, LMT, CSCS

Justin is from Northern Virginia where he graduated from George Mason University with a BS in Kinesiology. He also graduated from the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage and is a licensed massage therapist.

His additional certifications and training include:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)

  • Graston Technique M1

  • Myofasical Decompression Technique

Justin has experience working with athletes of all levels. He has previously worked as a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach at a powerlifting gym, and even as a rehab specialist for the head chiropractor of the Washington Nationals and Washington Football Team. In addition, he has logged hundreds of hours shadowing some of the best chiropractors and PTs in Virginia.

Justin played basketball and ran cross country and track in high school but started getting interested in weight training during his senior year. Since then, he has competed in Crossfit and Olympic weightlifting and played Ultimate Frisbee in college.

In his free time, Justin enjoys working out, playing sports, and experiencing all there is to do in Austin!

Jacqueline (Jackie) Milliken, L.Ac. MAcOM

Acupuncturist

Jackie Milliken

Jackie Milliken, L.Ac. MAcOM
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Jackie Milliken is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) who received her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in 2015, and her BA in Psychology from the University of Akron in 2011. Her first encounter with holistic medicine was when she received relief from a sports injury with acupressure, and benefited from nutritional supplements for health issues in 2006. Her passion for Eastern practices grew when her hometown started to suffer from the opioid epidemic. It was then that she knew she needed to pursue a career in integrative medicine.

Jackie has worked as an acupuncturist in Australia where she treated individuals from many different cultures for a variety of acute and chronic orthopedic, neurological, autoimmune, and vestibular conditions. She eventually returned to the United States where she continues to expand her skill set. While Jackie has extensive training in traditional Chinese medicine, pulse diagnosis, sports injury acupuncture, and herbal medicine, she also has obtained specialty certifications in the areas of:

  • Cupping therapy

  • Distal needling

  • Mei Zen facial and neck cosmetic acupuncture

Currently, her clinical specialties include:

  • Sports medicine

  • Pain management

  • Orthopedic health

  • Neurological health

  • Mental health

  • Alternative cosmetic treatments

Jackie is enthusiastic about joining Holistic Pain Solutions because she values its multimodal approach to treating health problems. She strongly supports the goal of providing a client-centered solution to health issues, and not simply treating symptoms.

When not in the clinic, Jackie enjoys exercising and weight lifting, hiking, kayaking, dancing, and spoiling her dog, Professor Chaos.

Credentials:

  • Licensed Acupuncturist in Texas – TX AC01690
  • Member Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOMA, 2015)
  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Christina Drake, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Christina Drake

Christina Drake, LMT

Christina graduated from Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and Clinic in Austin, Texas, and has been a practicing massage since 2017. She values the way massage assists in a deeper awareness of one's own state of, and connection between, mind, body, and spirit. Taking an intuitive and clinical approach to massage, her techniques aid in softening tension, pain management, increased range of motion, and relaxation. She believes that patience and everyday mindfulness aid in the process of long-term healing.

Chrissy Meriwether

Office Coordinator

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Chrissy was born and raised in Austin, Texas.  She majored in Kinesiology at the University of Texas at Austin.  While at UT, she participated in USA Triathlon nationals in 2012 and 2013 as a member of the UT Triathlon team.  Chrissy is also a puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence.  Canine Companions is a non-profit organization that provides highly trained assistance dogs that enhance the lives of people with disabilities.  As a puppy raiser, Chrissy is responsible for the socialization and training of the puppy for about 18 months before the puppy goes off to professional training.

Chrissy and her husband Nick have one dog, Connie, and their current puppy in training, Peaches.

James Wynn

Front Desk Assistant

James

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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.

Jessica Newcomb

Front Desk Assistant

Jessica Newcomb

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My name is Jessica Newcomb. I was born in Houston, Texas and moved to Austin in 2004. Growing up and throughout high school I was a competitive swimmer which stemmed my love for fitness at a young age. After years of jumping around with different workout programs, I was introduced to CrossFit in 2014. I fell in love with the community, the work outs and the sport very quickly! I now coach CrossFit at a local gym where I love spreading the same energy I felt when I started.

I am in school at Texas State University pursuing a major in Business Management. When I am not studying or in the gym you can find me somewhere outside enjoying time with my friends and family!

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