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.
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 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 to the philosophy that health comes from within all of us. A philosophy that has made Powers Family Wellness a corner stone 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, discovering new places to eat, putting her creativity to use, and learning new things, whether it be about people or topics - something she enjoys being able to do everyday coming into the office.
Kate has been practicing massage therapy since 2000. Since early on in her career, she always gravitated towards the more clinical disciplines of massage, working alongside Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Chiropractors, helping many on their path to recovery and wellness. Kate uses various modalities such as Myofascial Release, Integrated Neuromuscular Therapy, and Integrated Thai/Shiatsu Bodywork. She is passionate about helping people achieve their wellness goals through massage and bodywork, whether that be relaxation and stress management, resolution of chronic and acute pain, or injury recovery and prevention. Currently, Kate is a student of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. She is excited about being able to offer this incredibly healing and holistic form of body work soon!
Outside of massage, Kate’s interests and passions include yoga, camping, and live music. She is a proud mom, animal lover, vinyl collector, and film enthusiast.
Sarah entered the massage field in 2016. She has been teaching Hatha yoga since 2014. Her style of bodywork incorporates Deep Tissue, Myofacial, Swedish and Thai massage techniques. She has spent the past year training to further develop her massage practice to bring the body into healthy postural patterns. She places great importance on listening to client's short term and long terms goals for bodywork, relaxation and pain management. Sarah plans on becoming a Physical Therapist and will be starting her doctorate in Physical Therapy in the fall of 2018.
Outside of body work she is passionate about Natural History, music and caring for her dog.