The Joint Chiropractic

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

Dr. Chris Barras studied pre-medical professional studies at Lamar University at Beaumont and Austin Community College from 1987-1991. He was on his way to becoming a pharmacist when a trip to his chiropractor changed his career path. His first chiropractor told him that he really understood chiropractic work and should be going to chiropractic school. Dr. Barras says that in that moment he knew “that chiropractic was exactly what [he] needed to do.”


The best thing about chiropractic care, according to Dr. Barras is helping people get rid of that “something” that’s bothering them and helping them keep it away once it’s gone. He also enjoys “being able to expose the public to a non-drug, non-surgical, yet very effective approach to healthcare.” Dr. Barra joined the Joint team in 2013, but has always practiced in Austin, TX. “I love working at the Joint Arboretum because of the team we have here. We are super busy and have a great diversity of patients as well.” -Dr. Barras


If Dr. Barras could put together his perfect dinner party, he would invite, Ben Franklin, Nikola Tesla, Eric Clapton, and Steve Jobs. “I love to be surrounded by original thinkers.” - Dr. Barras He would definitely have a beer with all those brilliant minds. As Ben Franklin said, “beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”


During his free time, Dr. Barras is either playing guitar, with electronics, out fishing, or having fun at the Renaissance Faire.


Dr. Barras says that the coolest moment of his life was when he became a father for the first time. “When I first looked at my son, I remember thinking ‘It all matters now.’ “ He now has adult children with his wife of more than 25 years, Donna.

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

Dr. Ed Fisher, born in Stockton, California, attended Arizona State University on an athletic scholarship where he played football for the Sun Devils as well as coaching the freshman football team. Upon his graduation in 1972, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Education, Dr. Fisher played ten years with the Houston Oilers professional football team, was a member of the every yard Earl Campbell achieved. Dr. Fisher first became involved with Chiropractic study during the football off seasons and, in 1987, graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles.

Upon successful completion of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part One, in 1988, and the Arizona State Licensure and Physical Therapy and Traction License, Dr. Fisher entered the practice of Chiropractic. Dr. Fisher has worked with teams consisting of multi-specialty doctors including family physicians, physical therapists, pain management physicians, and message therapists. Dr. Fisher has a strong background in athletics and sports injuries. 

Dr. Fisher has also successfully completed the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part Two, in 1990, and the Special Purposes Examination for Chiropractic and the Texas Board of Chiropractic Exam in 2014. He also holds Chiropractic Licenses in Arizona and Colorado. Dr. Fisher is continually updating his knowledge and expertise in Chiropractic care by attending educational seminars related to the various aspects of Chiropractic care. 

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

Dr. Charissa DeMara is one of the Joint’s newest additions. She joined our team this year and is making herself at home at the Arboretum location. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Nutrition and food Science from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in August 2011. She then attended the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia. Here she earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic in December 2015.


Her favorite thing about being in the chiropractic field is educating people about the benefits of chiropractic care and see improvements directly through their treatment.

“I have a great passion for working with pregnant women and small children because chiropractic care helped me so much during my own pregnancy and also my son’s health!” - Dr. DeMara


In Dr. DeMara’s spare time, she likes to spend it with her family, including her husband Daniel and son Jack. While she is the newest addition to our Joint family, she is expecting a new addition to her in September 2017! Dr. DeMara and her family love to spend their time outdoors, whether it is running full and half marathons or just taking their husky to the dog park and meeting other dog lovers.


While she was working on her bachelor’s degree in Michigan, she met a chiropractor who introduced her to chiropractic and educated her on the philosophy of the power of the body to heal itself under correct conditions through healthy diet, regular exercise, healthy mind, and regular chiropractic care.  “This changed my entire outlook on the way I wanted to help people through healthcare, and then I switched to chiropractic care shortly after!” -Dr. DeMara


Dr. DeMara says that the thing she likes best about working for the Joint is that it offers convenient and affordable care to all patients. “Chiropractic care is so important for everyone, and so many people are unaware of the benefits of chiropractic care that The Joint can really reach the masses!” -Dr. DeMara

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

Dr. Nikki Thornton has worked for The Joint Chiropractic in the Dallas area since 2014 and will be at the Arboretum Austin location as of February 2018. Dr. Thornton graduated from Parker University with a Bachelors of Anatomy, a Bachelors of Health and Wellness and a Doctorate of Chiropractic. She also was chosen for an internship for Olympic athletes in South America for 3 months. She is currently seeking a certification in Chiropractic Pediatrics with the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Assoc). Dr. Thornton has been in practice since the summer of 2009 when she moved to California to practice in the Fresno and Santa Rosa area before moving back to her home state of Texas in 2012 where she practiced in North Dallas for 5 years. Dr. Thornton enjoys arts and crafts as well as fashion and design as well as working out in her spare time. Dr. Thornton's favorite quote is "be the change you want to see in the world" by Mahatma Gandhi.

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. ConsumerReports.org; July 2011.

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Offer valued at $39. Valid for new patients only. See clinic for chiropractor(s)' name and license info. Clinics managed and/or owned by franchisee or Prof. Corps. Restrictions may apply to Medicare eligible patients. Individual results may vary.