News from AST

New AST Team Member


We’d like to introduce you to Laura Laura joined the AST team in January and brings almost 13 years of clinical management experience with her from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. During her time at AOMA Laura worked to …

The Posterior Chain: It’s all in the Hips


So what is the posterior chain? The primary muscles included in the chain are the lower back, glutes, hamstrings, and calves. Unfortunately, the posterior chain is all too often neglected for two reasons: First, most people sit on their glutes …

Athlete Spotlight – Jeremy Powers


Those who braved the cold and wet conditions last Monday were treated to some National Championship racing right in the heart of Austin, Texas. Not without controversy or delay, a muddy Zilker Park provided the setting for the U.S. Cyclocross Nationals …

Good Luck Mr. Powers!


AST has had the pleasure of working with Mr. Powers as he goes for the GOLD this weekend in our own backyard. by

Austin Fit Magazine’s Best of 2014


Austin Sports Therapy placed 2nd for Best Sports Medicine and 3rd for Best Injury Rehab in “The Best of Health and Fitness” AFM contest. Thanks to all of you who voted! by

Evaluate your Running/Walking Shoes


Just like milk in your refrigerator and cans in your pantry, your athletic shoes have a specific shelf life. Unfortunately, shoes have no expiration date noted on the bottom. Nevertheless, there are a number of factors that you should consider …

Plantar Fasciitis


One of the more common injuries we see in the office, especially when dealing with the feet, is Plantar Fasciitis (PF) – a common and often persistent injury seen in runners, menopausal and pregnant women, and generally those who spend …

Sitting is the New Smoking


There is a saying going around, “Sitting is the New Smoking.”  One might think that this statement is over-exaggerating the fact that sitting for extended periods is bad for us, as we all know, but the doctor who makes this statement …

Athlete Spotlight – Erik Stanley


Erik has been coaching and training in Austin for nearly 10 years.  As a high-school standout, he ranked #1 in the miler nationally his senior year after his 4:04 mile finish. Erik, ranked 8th best high school distance runner on the Texas …

Why am I injured?


Have you ever found yourself asking, “Why am I injured?” Sometimes the answer lies in your movements. At AST we have the ability to assess ones movement to determine injury risk and help pinpoint a possible injury before it happens. …