I have been coming to Integrative Sports and Wellness and love it. I have seen everyone from spine surgeons, physical therapists, and other muscle specialists and none of them have really been able to help me or lead me in the right direction. In just the few first weeks i went here my activity level completely changed and I can now play golf again pain free the way that i have always wanted to. I can play 18 holes now when i could only play 12-13 holes before my back completely gave out. I love the Kinesio Tape that Dr. Russ puts on my back. In fact that first week I was able to play 36 holes in 2 days and my back was barely even sore after my round. Treatments are definitely helping me! I look forward to the rest of my treatment plan. Thanks for giving my life back. Jake R. Lakeway Tx

Jake R
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"As an athlete growing up I had a passion for sports and staying in shape. During my junior year in high school I was suffering from back pain alot while involved in basketball, baseball, and golf. One particular morning, the day of an 18 hole district golf tournament, I woke up and couldn't move or rotate at all. There was no way I was going to be able to compete or even swing a golf club. I ended up going to my Chiropractor, Dr. Scott Barrus, that morning to see what could be done. After one treatment I was able to get out on the course and compete. Various treatments occured afterwards to keep me competing. This was a life changing experience! From then on I had a new found passion to work with the human body to prevent and recover from unfortunate sports injuries."  

                                                                                      -Dr. Russ Jepson

These doctors have dedicated their careers to learning the latest techniques in helping athletes in a natural, surgery-free way, and referring to the proper professional when surgery is inevitable. They have the passion of seeing each patient respond positively, and they would love the opportunity to help you in your health goals.

Sports and Chiropractic:

"The team wasn't just riders. It was mechanics, masseurs, chefs, soigneurs & doctors. But the most important man on the team may have been the chiropractor"   Lance Armstrong-7 time Tour de France winner

Many athletes in professional sports today sit on the sidelines with injuries that could have been prevented. Others stay on the bench because their particular injury does not respond to other standard treatments. And even more are playing, but at less than optimal performance, simply because their musculoskeletal system is not in balance.

More and more coaches, teams, and medical doctors are realizing that pain management and medications are not the answer. Pain medication only covers up the symptoms; misleading athletes into thinking they can perform actions that could make their injury worse. Probably more than any other health profession, chiropractic's approach to health very closely caters to the requirements of the sports athlete. Because Doctors of Chiropractic are experts in the field of human biomechanics, they are very aware of proper posture and movement. Most sports involve some form of contact, fast starts and stops, and abrupt changes in positioning that place a large amount of strain on the musculoskeletal system. By promoting a proactive, preventive strategy, chiropractors help athletes decrease the likelihood of injury and maximize athletic performance.

World class and Olympic athletes, as well as professional stars and teams, have retained sports chiropractors to provide regular chiropractic care. In fact all but one of the 32 teams in the National Football League (NFL) utilizes the services of a chiropractor in management and prevention of injury to their players. Many of these athletes insist on being adjusted just before an event or competition. They feel that they will be better able to perform to the best of their abilities when their chiropractor has adjusted their bodies to provide for full range of motion.

Chiropractic is a natural method of health care that focuses on the importance of keeping all the systems of the body functioning efficiently so athletes can enjoy peak performance, minimum risk to injury, and fast recuperation. For all of these reasons it is essential to take a proactive position and schedule regular chiropractic wellness visits. In the athletic environment the body is often exerted beyond the normal scope of normal biomechanical f unction.  Great athletes push through pain to win the game or better their time.  It is in these intense moments when the body is very susceptible to injury.  Joints in the body can be stressed or harmed and then ignored due to the nature of the competition.  The lack of correction impairs the proper function of the joint and thus hurts the performance of the athlete.  

Why Extremity Adjusting?

Extremity adjusting restores the proper position of strained joints, turns the muscles back on, and enhances overall athletic capabilities.

The term used to describe this relationship is the Kinetic Chain. If the feet are connected to the legs and the legs are connected to the back, then it is safe to conclude that a condition in the feet can affect the low back.  If the shoulders are connected to the neck, then structural problems of the bones in the shoulder (clavicles and scapulas) can directly affect neck pain.  Because there is such an intimate relationship and influence of one joint to every other in the body, extremity adjusting is essential for providing quality health care.

Quotes About Chiropractic Benefits:

"I have to have an adjustment before I go into the ring. I do believe in chiropractic. I found that going to a chiropractor three times a week helps my performance.  -Evander Holyfield, Heavyweight Boxing Champion

"I go to my chiropractor on a regular basis. I see him about once a week, in between my training (sessions). By getting an adjustment once a week from him, I feel I can sustain my career a lot longer."   -Barry Bonds, Major League MVP and Home Run Champion

"I found a specialist that's really good in balancing out my body to make sure my hips are rotated right, and my body is functioning properly. I definitely try to get on a basis where I use Chiropractic at least twice a week. I would say definitely say that it helps me to perform at a higher level"   -Emmit Smith, Hall of Fame Running Back

"He adjusts my wife, my kids, me, everybody gets an adjustment. And we feel always great when he leaves. Even when I have athletic injuries he's always there for me, and helps me. So it's really terrific, and I know that first hand. That's why I always will be traveling around, all over the world, talking highly about the profession of chiropractic. You chiropractic doctors are really miracle workers"    -Arnold Schwarzenegger - bodybuilder, former actor and governor of California

"I've been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It's as important to my training as practicing my swing."  -Tiger Woods

Rice first became a believer in chiropractic care right before the 49ers were to play the Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII. A couple of key players were injured, and he credits a chiropractor for turning things around. "Ever since then, I've had the benefit of chiropractic care," says Rice, a 13-time Pro Bowl football player, with 38 career records... "Dancing with the Stars was every bit as exhausting and challenging-though not nearly as brutal-as football," he says. "It required many hours of practice. I had aches and pains that I never had before. Again, chiropractic care made the difference-and kept me dancing and in the competition."

-Jerry Rice, NFL receiver



List of some famous great Athletes who use Chiropractic:

Joe Montana

Michael Jordan

Deron Williams

Roger Craig

Tiger Woods

Muhammad Ali

Lance Armstrong

Willie Banks

Warren Moon

Emmit Smith

John Stockton

Dan O'Brien

Chris Carter

John McEnroe

Micheal Phelps

Evander Holyfield

Sugar Ray Leonard

Ken Griffey Jr

Robert Parish

Roy Jones, Jr.

Ryan Sandberg

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Wade Boggs

Dominique Wilkins

Wayne Gretzky

Penny Hardaway

Jeff Kent

Bob Hayes

Jon Smoltz

Scottie Pippin

Ed "Too Tall" Jones

Ty Detmer

Charles Barkley

Dan Marino

Gerald Wilkins


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