Sports Injuries
in Austin











Walk-ins and crawl-ins welcome, or, Call 512-474-5433 (LIFE) to find relief today!

Got Pain in your elbow, knee, shin,
or rotator cuff? We can help!

Sports injuries are some of the most common injuries we see here at Active Life, so we're totally equipped to diagnose, treat,
and heal your pain so you can get back to doing what you love, and even doing it better than before!

Whether you suffer from sports-related neck or back pain or extremity complaints including shoulder, wrist, hand, knee, ankle, or foot pain, Active Life Wellness and Healthcare offers a unique approach to sports related injuries for all levels of competition, from the weekend warrior to the elite athlete.

We offer both prevention and recovery programs.

Treatment Solutions:

  • Full musculoskeletal evaluation including postural analysis, gait analysis and orthopedic analysis
  • Graston Technique®
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Electric muscle stimulation
  • Best of all, our treatments do not have the side effects involved with steroid injections and can actually make you stronger than you were before the injury.

    While ice can provide temporarily pain relief for sprains or strains caused by acute sports injuries, soreness, or the inability to put weight on a leg or knee can be indicative of a chronic sports injury.

    If your injury was caused by playing softball, soccer, basketball, football or tennis, our sports injury treatments and therapy techniques are designed to strengthen muscles and increase flexibility in order for patients to resume sport activities again.

    You're in Gentle, Healing Hands at Active Life Chiropractic Clinic in Austin...

    • Help at Last – I have enjoyed running for years, but strained a leg muscle several months ago. I consulted a sports medicine doctor who didn't seem to know what was wrong and so sent me on to physical therapy. After going to physical therapy for a month without feeling better I turned to my friends for advice. Several of them recommended Active Life Chiropractic so I gave them a try. Not only has my leg healed, but they taught me ways to prevent it from happening again. I really like their comprehensive approach to treating me. In addition to working on my leg, my lower back, neck and shoulder pain, that I thought I was destined to live with, are gone. They always took time to explain to me their treatment approach and helped me understand a larger perspective on keeping my body healthy. The staff is extremely warm and caring, creating a wonderful atmosphere to heal. I am deeply appreciative to everyone at Active Life for helping me live pain free and for getting back to running around Austin.
      Austin M.
    • I am on vacation in Austin and I popped an arm muscle. I have been down this road before and it led to two frozen shoulders so I was desperate for some quick ultrasound therapy. Cynthia answered my email in minutes and an hour later I was in her clinic! Very "happy"  (with my kind of quirky sense of humour) people work at Active Life and this all adds up your having no reason to go anywhere else in Austin.

      Bill L.
    • My first set of visits to Active Life was about a year ago, when I had pain and tightness along my left side (hips through torso), and right sided shoulder pain. I was seeking a Graston practitioner, having heard a lot about the technique. At my second visit there, Dr Shade was able to start Graston work on me, and right away found the areas that were causing me pain, enabling me to walk properly again. Over the course of several visits, we were able to fix most of my issues. I'm back at Active life now, getting adjustments for neck & shoulder pain. One day after Dr Schade's adjustments, I have full range of motion in my shoulder again, and the pain down my bicep has lessened considerably. [She gets 90% credit. 10% credit goes to the stuffed penguin my son tucked in the crook of my neck to suck the pain away :-P ] I have *tons* of chronic and degenerative pain issues, and I've probably tried everything a few times over out of desperation, and Dr Schade is one of the few who has helped me recover each time I've walked in with pain.
      Meera A.
    • i have been getting treatment from Dr. Schade since 2000.  She and her staff have seen me through a bike accident, car accident, work injury, and other general aches and pains... the desk staff is helpful and professional, Victor is an encouraging and caring physical therapist, and the other associated staff have always been helpful.  i have respect and trust for the work done there, and i highly recommend Active Life Healing Center!

      Michelle L.
    • Miracle workers – Dr. Schade and her staff are wonderful with a very holistic approach to healing- they'll treat all of you. I originally visited her back in the early 90's at their old location to treat some pain I was having and was very impressed. I recently came back approaching 40 with some debilitating back spasms and committed to more regular visits for a short time. The practice has grown and it is amazing. She's given me my life back! No more spasms, I'm running, rock climbing, biking again and- thank heavens- cooking (yes, even that was giving me spasms). I wish I had done myself a favor and visited her more frequently early on. My favorite treatment is Graston. I have had some chronic pain that I never thought I would be rid of it and it is totally gone. My whole life is truly better. An added benefit- I have never really liked floor work or indoor exercise but now religiously do the simple movements they taught me to strengthen my core and boy my abs are showing it. And it's so easy! Her staff made it fun. It's not like other dr's office where you are just sitting there in one place- you move from treatment to treatment and people are very friendly. Often, someone would look in on me and give a little massage if I were waiting anywhere. I, personally, like it. It's kind of like going to happy hour. If you are having pain you should go. The removal of the chronic pain I was in was worth it alone. If you do, I'll see you there!
      Tuetonia
    • I have been a patient of Active Life for over 8 years, and still continue to be amazed at the skill level of the entire staff, and the commitment to recommend the appropriate therapies and exercises to help with healing. Over the course of time, I have experienced severe lower back, hip, and sciatic nerve pain in the legs, and Dr Schade and her staff got me walking again and back into sports. In addition, I have experienced repetitive injury in the neck and shoulders caused by too much computer work in an inside call center role, and Active Life was able to address this injury effectively. Most recently, I experienced a rotator cuff tear in the shoulder due to a sports accident, and Dr Schade recommended the Graston treatment to help restore the shoulder function. While still in process of this treatment, I have seen significant reduction in pain, and near normal mobility. I have worked with different chiropractors off an on for over 30 years, and can attest to the caring nature of Active Life's practice, and ability to make a real difference in their patients' lives. I highly recommend Dr Schade and her staff!
      William E.