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Advancing Your Wellness
The brain is in orchestra with many different functions in the body that need to work synchronously. When your body is out of sync with your brain, whether from a concussion or another issue, you may experience brain fog, emotional instability, insomnia, or vertigo / balance issues. All of these symptoms can be treated effectively by a Chiropractic Neurologist
Our clients, like you, want the best care possible.
As a health conscious patient, you benefit the most when you attend to the signals your body sends your brain. You benefit from assessing — in advance of disease onset — how to care for yourself and your loved ones. In fact, conditions like Alzheimers must be prevented, because once you have been diagnosed, no cure exists to fully reverse the disease.
Often, our functional neurology clients seek optimal wellness to not only survive, but to thrive — in their brains and bodies alike. If they’ve suffered an accident, injury, or disease, they need to know what is possible for immediate treatment and longer-term recovery.
We know what you face, and why it matters.
The way we live today hinders your body’s natural ability to repair itself without intervention. Hidden, everyday factors affect your brain, such as:
The symptoms may go undetected by modern medicine, because doctors are looking for disease rather than signals of dysfunction.
You know that you can reverse a lot of conditions, if only you get help early enough. You must address any functional problem before it becomes pathological. The problems are found in function, not pathology.
Dr. Paul has been described as a “hope giver.”
While he seeks to remain grounded and realistic about the expectations for what can be accomplished following traumatic brain injury or when treating other bodily dysfunctions (individual cases are unique), Dr. Paul’s clients frequently cite hope as a key benefit of progress they make during specific therapies as they work toward their ultimate goals.
How did this come about? In 1999, Dr. Paul saw a leading functional medicine doctor speak about bringing someone out of a coma. At that point, he realized he was witnessing concepts he had never learned about in school. He sought to use this fascinating body of work to make him a better doctor.
He learned about brain asymmetry — how to treat the unbalanced brain. For example, if you are too “left brain,” you will have immune problems and continue to suffer for the rest of your life if you don’t seek treatment. You may want strong intellect, but you also need to balance it with emotional intelligence that comes from another part of your brain.
Driving Dr. Paul’s passion for helping patients through their wellness journeys is his experience of healing his own autoimmune symptoms. As a child, Dr. Paul suffered from chronic sinusitis (a food sensitivity dismissed as inherited allergies at the time). In his 20s, Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) struck, which resolved when he followed the advice of a Holistic M.D. who urged him to drink less alcohol, eat healthier, juice vegetables and fruits, and take supplements. Without support, he had suffered from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), joint pain, migraines, eczema and psoriasis.
After finally getting tested for food sensitivity to gluten and dairy, Dr. Paul eliminated just these two food groups. Within 6 weeks his sinuses were clear, in 3 months the IBS was gone, and by 9 months his skin was clear.
These experiences led Dr. Paul to believe firmly in treating the whole person. Optimal health is achieved through Functional Wellness—meaning all the bodily systems are working cooperatively at their highest levels.
When there is dysfunction or pain in one area, it may be connected to dysfunction or pain to other areas of the body and brain. A well researched example is the Brain-Gut connection: a concussion caused by an auto or bike accident can cause severe intestinal dysfunction, and vice versa.
Today Dr. Paul loves sharing what he has learned with patients — through application of practice and through advice given during the course of treatment. His healing journey has led him to be an avid lover of the outdoors. He plays tennis competitively, hikes 14’ers, runs, bikes, and loves to travel when he can. He has been married to his wife Amy for over 3 decades, and they have 2 adult children.
Wellness Team - Office Manager
Barbara, who joined Austin Functional Wellness in 2014, remains eager to meet and cultivate a relationship with every patient. She will support you any way she can throughout your health journey.
Barbara honed her professional, organizational and customer service skills during 30 years working as an insurance broker. Like Dr. Paul, she loves working with people, problem solving and making a positive impact on the lives of others.
Along with her husband Bruce and children Leann and Mark, Barbara has been a Colorado resident since 1986. She loves to garden, sing and spend time with family and friends.
Our goal is to give you hope grounded in realistic expectations.
Dr. Paul looks for the signals of health and wellness, which are precursors to disease. Through 30+ years of clinical experience and dedication to professional growth and innovation, Dr. Paul has learned to apply the most effective, cutting-edge tools and techniques for working with patients with difficult and frustrating conditions that haven’t responded to traditional chiropractic or medical care.
Your brain health is critical to all bodily functions. Your gut health signals early distress. Yet brain and gut symptoms are often left untreated by a medical system looking only for disease. As a Functional Neurologist, Dr. Paul continually grows his knowledge and application of best practices in functional neurology, nutrition and holistic chiropractic care
Together, we can create a plan to move you further along the path of hope.
Dr. Paul has noticed that what he learned about functional neurology has informed practical choices about how he provided treatment. His new, more targeted cutting edge therapies were not only more effective, but quicker than traditional treatments.
Instead of 18-24 visits for traditional chiropractic (such as for basic spinal pain), functional neurology patients were now averaging under 6 visits, sometimes needing to visit only 2-3 times in order to see a difference.
While every case must be evaluated independently, there is hope. By bringing the brain into the healing process, Dr. Paul has refined and improved both his quality of care and speed of treatment — getting patience into their optimal state of health quite rapidly.
Don’t wait. Seek treatment as soon as signs appear.
We all want to live in our most vital state. So, don’t wait for disease to appear. Get help proactively. Don’t wait until you become sick.
If there’s life, there’s hope.
You can to live your best, most vibrant and energetic life — with a brain and body that support you. We know, because we’ve seen it.
Dr. Paul Austin
Board-Certified Chiropractic Neurologist
Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
203-8941 Lake Drive
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Board Certified Nov 2003-present
Northwestern Health Sciences University
2501 W. 84th Street
Bloomington, MN 55431
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, June 1994
Diplomate board eligible for the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, 1995
Logan College of Chiropractic
P.O. Box 1065
Chesterfield, MO 63006
Palmer College of Chiropractic – West
Graduated December 1986, Magna Cum Laude
University of Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Exercise Science
Graduated June 1978
– Movement Disorders (75 hours)
– Neurochemistry (150 hours)
– Vestibular Rehabilitation (300 hours)
– Neurobehavioral Disorders: ADD/ADHD/Autism (150 hours)
– Traumatic Brain Injuries /TBI (250 hours)
– Functional Neurology Seminars (130 hours)
– Carrick Institute training, 1999-2001 (450 hours)
Memberships and Associations
– Past Chairman of the Board, Colorado Chiropractic Associatio
– Past President, Colorado Chiropractic Association
– Member, American Chiropractic Association
– Neurobehavioral Disorders: ADD/ADHD/Autism (150 hours)
– Member, American Chiropractic Association Council on Neurology
– Chiropractic Volunteer, Denver Rescue Mission.
Monday: 8am – 8pm|3pm – 6pm
Tuesday: 11am – 1pm|3pm – 6pm
Wednesday: 8am – 1pm|3pm – 6pm
Thursday: 11am – 1pm|3pm – 6pm
Friday: 8am – 1pm|3pm – 6pm
OUR GOALS FOR YOUR OPTIMAL WELLNESS
INDUCE HOLISTIC HEALTH
As one of a select few active Board Certified Chiropractic Functional Neurologists in Colorado, Dr. Paul provides high quality health and wellness care. He believes in developing a deep understanding of his patients, to give them the power to heal.
SUPPORT FUNCTIONAL WELLNESS
Dr. Paul will create a personalized plan that is tailored to you. After an initial exam, he will recommend specific therapies to improve how your body and brain communicate and perform, while addressing underlying inflammation and pain.
Inflammation is a root cause of most health conditions our patients experience. Whether you’re battling a brain injury, dealing with an irritable digestive tract, or facing chronic pain, we must address the real source of your symptoms and “dis-ease.”
We embrace an approach centered around YOU rather than your disease. We’re respectful of and responsive to your preferences, needs, values, and goals. We encourage you to take an active role in orchestrating your Functional Wellness Plan.
What We Offer
Functional Neurology considers your health as a whole person. We offer traditional chiropractic and a variety of treatments to help you—and those you love—to live in your most optimal state of health and well-being.
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