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:

  • a sedentary lifestyle
  • poor nutrition
  • lack of sleep 
  • hypersensitivity to certain commonly served foods

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.

Dr. Paul's Journey

Dr. Paul Austin

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 Immel​

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.

Barbara Immel

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


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    Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies

    203-8941 Lake Drive
    Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
    Board Certified Nov 2003-present

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    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

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    Logan College of Chiropractic

    P.O. Box 1065
    Chesterfield, MO 63006

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    Palmer College of Chiropractic – West

    Sunnyvale, California
    Graduated December 1986, Magna Cum Laude

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    University of Massachusetts

    Amherst, Massachusetts
    Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Exercise Science
    Graduated June 1978


Professional Training

  • 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 Association
  • Past President, Colorado Chiropractic Association
  • Member, American Chiropractic Association
  • Member, American Chiropractic Association Council on Neurology
  • Chiropractic Volunteer, Denver Rescue Mission

Working Hours

  • 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
  • Saturday,Sunday: CLOSED



    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.

    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.”

    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.

    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 Wellness Services for Optimal Well-Being

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.

What People Say

Patients’ Testimonials

  • Sierra F.

    After spending 2+ years going from doctor to doctor telling them my symptoms of extreme pain, dizziness, blurry eyes, tummy problems, back problems, memory issues, you name it, I probably had it, and all of them telling me it was just in my head, I had just about given up...

  • Ivy W.

    Dr. Austin is my first phone call every time I have the opportunity to fly back home. I always feel ten times better walking out of his office then I did walking in. He has helped me with chronic neck, sinus, and herniated disc issues. I just wish he made house calls in...

  • Brandon K.

    Dr. Austin is one of the most brilliant, well-rounded health professionals I have ever met. He is able to analyze patients in a holistic way, which enables him to notice things most people miss. His breadth and depth of knowledge in neurology and chiropractic care allows him...

  • Natalie C.

    I came to Dr. Austin after suffering with a chronic illness and brain injury for nearly 2 years. I was afraid to be hopeful because I had already tried many things to heal and was struggling to make further progress. Dr. Austin has several ways of objectively testing brain...

  • Danielle V.

    Dr. Austin is an extremely knowledgeable chiropractic neurologist. He has capabilities to help with a variety of problems, but he specializes in the brain. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is recovering from a concussion, brain fog, or dizziness! And I think all...

  • Sarah Z.

    Dr. Austin's practice has given me the hope of recovery after a difficult brain injury. I found Dr. Austin after seeing many specialists - neurologist, rheumatologist, endocrinologist - and receiving an uncertain diagnosis that left me without a recovery plan. He has brought...

  • Dave K.

    We've been going to Dr. Austin for ~25 years. Dr. Austin is an intuitive and caring provider who listens to what we're asking for. Just and adjustment today? Fine. Something more wholistic? That's fine too. You'll be hard pressed to find a more skilled and compassionate...

  • Derick A.

    Dr. Austin pretty much saved my life. I was very dizzy from the moment I woke up until the moment a went to sleep every day this year. The feeling would never go away. I had very low quality of life, could barely drive and was on the verge of losing my job because I could no...

  • Chelsea D.

    Is there such a thing as a perfect person? Maybe not, but Dr. Austin sure does come close. Using "alternative" medicine can often be a confusing or scary experience for new people, which is what sets Dr. Austin apart from the rest. When a Doctor takes time to actually explain...

  • Chris R.

    No matter where I travel in the world, this is where I will come to have my spine cared for. I started here two years ago with horrible lower back pain and didn't have to come in for another adjustment for almost two years. Impressive holistic approach from this crew....

  • Dory J.

    I started working with doctor Austin in 1998 after a very thorough recommendation by Gail Denton who wrote the book "Brainlash".( btw: If you or someone you know has a traumatic brain injury- buy that book). Through several car accidents and multiple athletic injuries and...

  • Caylen E.

    I have been a patient of Dr. Austin's for many years now, after years of searching for a good chiropractor, and he is hands-down the best! I have never had my neck cracked so perfectly and I feel amazing after every appointment. He uses a lot of functional neurology...

  • Denise M.

    I've been seeing doctor Paul for close to 25 year. He has helped me through my pregnancy, he has adjusted my 21 year old daughter since she was 2 days old. I suffer from lower back, shoulder, and migraine headaches. He has been able to provide relief and continued treatment...

  • Heather Z.

    I have been seeing Dr Austin for years now, originally after a car accident but now more for tune ups. He is one of the most caring and educated healers I have ever been to. I have many friends that have started seeing him as well and they have all been very pleased with the...

  • Jason C.

    Dr. Austin and his entire staff are highly recommended! I was referred to Dr. Austin from a to chiropractor in Arizona... And I've been exceptionally happy! He has very deep knowledge, a heart to serve and cares about people, and he's great with explaining things and my...

  • Elspeth A.

    I have known Dr. Paul since I was 6 years old. He is the most caring and knowledgeable doctor. If you are looking for a new chiropractor I strongly recommend you go see him. He is wonderful!

  • Kathy D.

    Dr. Austin is my chiropractor of choice because of his vast knowledge in sports medicine, neurology, and nutrition to train the root cause of any issue I may have. It is not a blind treatment which is what I have seen in many other chiropractic offices. I am currently...

  • Jesse S.

    I was pretty nervous to get my very first adjustment, but Dr. Austin put my mind at ease. Hugely knowledgeable and very kind. The whole experience was exceptional!

  • Kathy K.

    I started going to Dr. Paul Austin for some neck discomfort and I received so much more. His knowledge of the workings of the nervous system, balance, brain function, etc. has helped me tremendously. He suggestion of simple exercises has helped with overall balance (something...

  • Kathryn M.

    He is a master of his craft. I've used him for about 20 years. He's helped with posture improvement, subluxation, and various injuries.

  • Nathalie P.

    Have been bringing my children and myself to Dr Austin for over 10 years! From neuro support to mental and physical wellness, he looks at our whole bodies and provides nourishing enhancement, alignment and support. Truly grateful for all he does for our family.

  • Genna M.

    I love Dr Austin! He is extremely knowledgeable and excited to share his knowledge. I know that I'm never just going in for a quick fix adjustment. He takes time to talk to you and truly understand exactly what is going on with your body. He is wonderful.

  • Allison J.

    Dr. Austin changed my life. I’m not exaggerating. When I went to see him I was experiencing extreme back pain! Sometimes the pain would shoot down my leg to my foot. I had already seen two healthcare professionals who diagnosed me with Degenerative Disc Disease. One laid out...

  • Bruce I.

    Dr. Austin has been an incredible help to me in over coming chronic back pain. I have seen a lot of doctors over the years to deal with my back and he is the first one to figure out how to help me. Through his guidance I am relatively pain free, eating healthier, loosing 20...

  • Alan B.

    Dr Austin takes special care and pride in his role to heal people and guide them down a healthier path. If it wasn’t for Dr Austin‘s approach after my back had failed I probably would not have been able to walk today, and wouldn’t be as healthy or happy as I am.

  • Cedrick N.

    Dr Austin is one of the best doctor you will ever go to. He is a humble, authentic and caring doctor who also has an impressive knowledge of the human brain and body. I can't say enough about him and highly recommend him.

  • Jim O.

    I have never believed in chiropractors. My best friend, a long distance runner, swore by his. After an injury at home (wrenched my neck and back badly), I saw my primary care doctor. He said I may have shingles and my accident caused it to materialize. After a week of...

  • Ben S.

    I've been a patient of Dr. Austin for a few years now. He has always gone the extra mile to relieve my pain. He helped me recover from an auto accident and has continued to treat me for chrinic back and shoulder issues. I would highly recommend Dr. Austin.

  • Trisha P

    I recently moved to Colorado and started seeing Dr Austin after a recommendation from my sister. So far, I am impressed with his approach to treatment, his bedside manner and his knowledge of the brain / body connection. Dr. Austin has a great combination of a friendly and...

  • Leslie T

    My daughter visited Dr Austin for about a year for assisting in balancing her right and left brain. She was having alot of anxiety and couldn't do simple tasks like jumping jacks (she was 8 years old). He also provided chiropractice wellness care and advice on home exercises....

  • Darla B

    Dr Austin is a spectacular Chiropractic Neurologist! Concussion recovery - top notch. He handles complicated medical conditions that most Chiropractors have no grasp for. Check him out!

  • Donna S

    I have known Dr. Austin for over ten years. We met after I had a nasty roller blading accident. I was working 80+ hours/week at the time and was at a place in my life that I was unable to make any changes and really needed help just maintaining until I could. Dr. Austin...

  • Natalie C

    I came to Dr. Austin after suffering with a chronic illness and brain injury for nearly 2 years. I was afraid to be hopeful because I had already tried many things to heal and was struggling to make further progress. Dr. Austin has several ways of objectively testing brain...

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