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
Dr. Meghan Faulkner DC
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.
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)
Rachael Gagnon, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Rachael Gagnon, LMT
Rachael is a graduate of the highly accredited Lauterstein-Conway Massage School & Clinic in Austin, Texas. Her massage benefits athletes, those with chronic pain, prenatal clients and anyone seeking overall wellness of being. Drawing from traditional methods and her own unique style, Rachael’s goal is to aid in the body’s natural healing process while helping the client reconnect as a whole.
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.
Front Desk Assistant
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.