What To Expect

Most of our new patients have sought solutions to relieve their pain and symptoms from other health practitioners or on their own.  Others seek to prevent illnesses and promote wellness.

Our primary goal is to determine how our holistic ​approach can better address your unique concerns and goals. We offer a free 20-minute consultation. Then, depending on the complexity of your symptoms, your initial visit may last between 90 – 120 minutes.

Prior to our initial visit, patients will be required to fill out an extensive history, in addition to brain health and nutrition symptom forms. Links to those forms can be found on this page (give us a call to find out which ones you’ll need).

During your initial Functional Wellness Visit we will professionally perform and review the following:​

  • Current and Past Health and Medical history
  • Physical, Orthopedic and Neurological Exam
  • CAPS Balance and Gait Testing
  • Eye Movement Function Testing
  • Primitive Reflex Testing
  • Recent Laboratory Test Results
We Use CAPS

Testing With a CAPS Unit

Dr. Austin is the only practitioner in Boulder County who utilizes the Comprehensive Assessment of Postural Systems (CAPS) Unit to test for postural stability and risk of falling. Most new Functional Wellness patients receive a CAPS test as part of their initial evaluation. Patients stand on a computerized force plate with eyes open and closed, and then repeat testing on a foam pad on top of the plate. This information helps Dr. Austin understand more about core muscle stability, vestibular (inner ear) function, cortical and brain stem function, thus allowing him to approach your treatment more from a brain-based perspective vs. spine-based.

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NeuroCognitive Testing through CNS Vital Signs

This testing method is used to evaluate the neurocognitive status of patients and covers a range of mental processes from simple motor performance, attention, memory, to executive functions. Immediately following the assessment, scoring is generated into reports, giving Dr. Austin a robust view of the patient’s neurocognitive status. It gives immediate clinical insight into a patient’s current status and level of impairment.

Learn More, at www.cnsvs.com

Upon Completion

Once we complete your initial assessment, you may receive a treatment depending on your unique condition.  Then we will schedule you for the Report of Findings to review your exam, lab, and survey findings.  Together we will begin to develop your personal Functional Wellness Plan, which may include recommendations for further testing, in-office or at-home therapies and exercises, or nutritional therapies.

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Remember

All of Your Conditions are Connected

If you are suffering from acute pain or a more chronic condition, our functional wellness approach could be the best way to restore your health and well-being.

The Functional Wellness wheel to the left shows some of the body functions and organ systems that can contribute to dysfunction in the body. So, we look at all of these areas as we work to restore you to health.

We evaluate the negative influences on these systems and work to restore better function and health to the body as a whole.

What People Say

Patients’ Testimonials

  • 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.

Our Advantages

Why Choose Us

  • Hope. We will give you hope, yet won’t promise something we can’t deliver.

  • Focus. We embrace a patient-centered approach, focusing on YOU.

  • Support. Our custom wellness and treatment plans will work for you.

  • Experience. We share extensive knowledge from 30+ years’ experience.

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