Meet the Doctor


Dr. Daniel Powers - Chiropractor

Dr. Powers is board certified in the practice of chiropractic and has had a highly successful practice for over 30 years after graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He is committed to promoting health and helping others live a drug-free, healthy, balanced life. He currently specializes in family care (including children and seniors) athletic care, and injury care. Dr. Powers uses a multi-pronged approach to health care, such as proper nutrition, cold laser therapy, massage therapy, proper ergonomics, stretches and exercises and, most importantly, keeping your nervous system free from interference with gentle spinal adjustments.

As a natural athlete, he has played polo and has run numerous marathons, half marathons, and other races. Dr. Powers works with numerous athletic associations in the Austin area, helping athletes perform better and avoid injuries. His numerous years of health care experience has taught him that health comes from within you (as does, in most cases, sickness and infirmity) and that helping your body to function at its optimum potential is the surest way to live a long, healthy and active life.




Meet the Staff


Ruth E. Powers – Omnibudsman

Ruth wears many hats at Powers Family Wellness. She participates in marketing, supplying the office, and helping out when she is needed. Ruth spearheaded the acquisition and remodeling project for the current center’s location.

Ruth’s background includes formerly working for Corporate America for approximately 14 years. She has an MBA in business and is a licensed full-time realtor with various designations.

As an avid runner, and having run the Boston Marathon twice, Ruth believes in an active and healthy lifestyle. Chiropractic care is an essential part of her lifestyle and she believes the holistic approach to health is what has kept her so healthy.




Maria Rodriguez - Chiropractic Assistant & Marketing Specialist                                                                           

Maria is a born and raised "Austinite" and brings her unique perspective of natural, pro-active wellness being the best approach to health care. 

She is a perfect fit for the philosophy that health comes from within all of us. A philosophy that has made Powers Family Wellness a cornerstone to health for thousands. 

Maria is bilingual and speaks Spanish fluently. She has been thoroughly trained at Powers Family Wellness in the science and art of health care and her hardworking, professional approach is a great asset to helping our practice members reach optimum health. 

In her spare time, Maria enjoys spending time around the city, running with her dog, discovering new places to eat, and learning new things, whether it be about people or topics - something she enjoys being able to do every day coming into the office. 




Samantha Faherty - Chiropractic Assistant

Samantha was born in the country known for sauerkraut and BMW’s, and moved to the great state of Texas at a young age. Growing up the youngest of five siblings, she knew the moment she got the chance, she wanted to travel.

She studied Human Resources and Accounting at LSU, and ultimately found her home in Austin, TX. After working Human Resources in long term/rehabilitation care, she realized being physically and mentally healthy is key to a long happy life.

Powers Family Wellness has helped her improve her health, as well as inform those around her of not only the benefits of chiropractic care, but how to live an all-around healthy life.

In her spare time, she loves to hike or attend events with her dogs, Maxwell and Parker. As well as travel to new places to experience new cultures and indulge in different types of food.



Massage Therapist - Valerie Flajnik

Valerie Flajnik has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1998. She grew up in South Texas and has been living in Austin since 1987. Massage is her calling!

She specializes in trigger point therapy, deep tissue, sports and injury rehab, and relaxation therapy. Health and wellness from the inside out is a way of life for Valerie and her family.

Along with her husband and daughter, Valerie enjoys perusing the weekly farmer's market, reading, loving on her two dogs, and visiting the beach as often as possible.