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The Joint Chiropractic - Arboretum-Austin

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The Joint Chiropractic - Austin, Texas

Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - Arboretum-Austin! As your Austin chiropractor dedicated to family chiropractic and spine health, we invite you to join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from lower back pain, sciatica pain, and migraines, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drug-free approach to healthcare.

How can chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic in Austin help you?

Whether you have seen a chiropractor in the past or are seeking a local chiropractor near you for the first time, expect your visit to The Joint Chiropractic - Arboretum-Austin to be different from any healthcare experience you've had before. Perhaps even life-changing.

Here are a few reasons why The Joint Chiropractic in Austin is your perfect destination for pain relief and preventative care:

  • Conveniently Located
  • Open Nights & Weekends
  • No Appointments Required
  • No Insurance Hassles, Requirements or Copays
  • Quality Chiropractic Care by Licensed Professionals
  • Affordable Personalized Care Plans

As you can see, chiropractic care provided by the licensed chiropractors at The Joint offers you and your family an affordable, convenient and accessible solution like no other.

How can routine chiropractic care help improve your quality of life?

Through manual manipulation of the spine delivered to the highest standards by licensed chiropractors, chiropractic care works to restore and maintain proper communication from your brain to your body by relieving what chiropractors refer to as a subluxation, or a misalignment, of the spine. Restoring proper alignment to the spine can assist with pain relief and prevention of:

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Migraine and Tension Headaches
  • Shoulder Pain and Elbow Pain
  • Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Injuries
  • And More!

So whatever “symptoms” you or your family may be experiencing, visit our Austin chiropractic office today to learn more about how you could improve your overall health and well-being. And remember, you never need an appointment to visit, so stop in when it is convenient for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Meet The Doctors

Dr. Austin Meindertsma, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Arboretum-Austin

Dr. Austin Meindertsma spent the bulk of his educational career studying Gonstead, Case management and expanding his ability to assess and analyze patient from different points of view to deliver the best treatment possible. He joined The Joint in 2019 originally in Dallas, TX shortly after graduating from Parker University in 2018; and has transferred to the Joint Circle C to be closer to longtime friends and family.

He has been studying the human body as whole since he was 18 starting his journey as a Personal trainer and finalizing his studies with a Doctorate in Chiropractic, and the best thing he has found about Chiropractic is that it works! Especially with plenty of people and cases where they have been everywhere and anywhere with no real result or reprieve from their symptoms and conditions. The other great thing about this form of medicine is that it sets the body up as a whole to be able to what it needs and wants to do!

Dr. Austin really enjoys learning more about different techniques and case management tactics in his spare time, along with perfecting BBQ and building long lasting memories with long lasting friends and family. He is currently engaged to Dr. Constance Smith (who also works at The Joint!) and they have a growing family that currently consists of them, an English bulldog named Beefy, and a Red Eared Slider named Scarlett Persephonnie Jeankinns!

The coolest thing Dr. Austin has done so far is having multiple patients say, “You have saved me from surgery!” He feels so much joy in being able to help people get back to living the way they want to.

Dr. Austin’s perfect dinner party would consist of Tupac, Elvis, Jesus and Freddie Mercury. That way he can have a lot of questions answered while having a wide spectrum of entertainment!

Dr. Derek Musciano, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Arboretum-Austin

Dr. Derek Musciano joined The Joint Arboretum at the beginning of 2021 and is excited to serve the community of North Austin. He has spent time in different types of clinics since graduating in order to learn how different styles of care can benefit patients. Today he continues to deliver a high quality of care for patients with a variety of conditions from head to toe. Dr. Derek’s favorite part about being a chiropractor is that each patient presents a unique case which must be evaluated and treated differently.

From a young age Dr. Derek knew he wanted to help people. After witnessing his older sister achieve remission from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis through homeopathic means he became interested in healthcare disciplines outside the scope of western medicine. A few years later, sports injuries sidelined him in high school, so he sought the care of a local chiropractor. His results were so quick and helpful that he went on to intern in that very office for years.

Dr. Derek attended the University of South Carolina on an academic scholarship and achieved Dean’s list on his way to graduating with a degree in Biology. Since receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Palmer College in Port Orange Florida, Dr. Derek has worked at clinics in Florida, North Carolina and Texas. When he isn’t working with patients Dr. Derek enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, especially with his dog Daisy.

Dr. Chris Barras, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Arboretum-Austin

Dr. Barras (“DOC” or “Dr. B” as he has become affectionately known) is committed to helping others better manage stress and attain/maintain peak performance and to experience their optimal health potential through chiropractic care and self-care education. In addition to working with The Joint, he was in private practice with offices throughout Austin, Texas since 1996 and has spoken to local schools, businesses, and organizations on health, wellness, and safety topics.

Dr. Barras was born in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Texas in 1987 as part of the National Honor Society and Who's Who Among American High School Students. Since childhood, Dr. Barras was always interested in how things work, and how things interact with their environment. As a young adult he was exposed to chiropractic care that successfully managed his ongoing back pain issues that had not resolved with traditional medical care. Intrigued with his results, Chiropractic became his passion. He completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1995 at Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas where he was voted outstanding Intern of his graduating class. He is licensed in Texas by the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners and regularly attends post graduate studies to keep the information he presents his patients and the community fresh and relevant.

Dr. Barras lives locally with his wife of 30 years and their dog and cat. He has two adult children and two grandchildren. Interests outside chiropractic include cooking, renaissance faires, music and general tinkering with cars and electronics.

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Wellness Plans

Receive up to 4 visits per month.
Best choice and lowest cost per visit, for patients who visit more than 2 times per month. Typically best aligned with Doctor’s Treatment Plan.
$69.00 / Month
Additional visits just $10
Cost per visit less than $18
55% savings vs. single visit rate
Youth (17 and Under)
$39.00 / Month
Additional visits just $10
Cost per visit less than $10
75% savings vs. single visit rate


Fixed number of visits.
Unable to commit to regular visits? Packages offer flexibility for patients who expect to visit on average 2 times or less per month.
6 Visits
Cost per visit less than $32
19% savings vs. single visit rate
10 Visits
Cost per visit less than $27
31% savings vs. single visit rate
20 Visits
Cost per visit less than $22
45% savings vs. single visit rate

Single Visits

Our single visit is an affordable and flexible option.

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Did You Know?

In a recent Consumer Reports study, chiropractic outperformed prescription medication, deep-tissue massage, yoga, pilates, and over-the-counter medication therapies, in treating back pain. 1

1 Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. Back-Pain Treatments.; July 2011.

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