BUSINESS FEATURE Hypermobility &
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Chiropractic Clinic of Austin Practice specializes in connective tissue disorders BY HUNTER TERRELL B
rianne Schroeder, owner of Hypermobility & Chiroprac- tic Clinic of Austin, said it took passion and hard work to start her own business. Schroeder graduated from the New York Chiropractic College with a Chiropractic Doctorate and a master’s of science in applied clin- ical nutrition in 2018. She did her clinical internship at the Veteran’s Aairs in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she saw complex cases. “After my husband was accepted into [Florida State University], we moved to Tallahassee, and I began working in a clinic that allowed me
When she relocated to George- town in 2021, Schroeder said she knew she had a calling and opened Hypermobility & Chiropractic Clinic of Austin that October. At the clinic, 60% of her patients are treated for hypermobility, Schroeder’s specialty. “I took all of the knowledge that I had gained and opened a clinic to serve the needs of individuals dealing with a connective tissue disorder,” Schroeder said. “My goal was to provide a safe place where patients could come to get screened, obtain a clinical diagnosis or get help with symptom relief.” On June 1, Schroeder relo- will begin oering specialty brain MRI readings for connective tissue disorder patients. While Schroeder said she remains focused on providing individual care to each one of her patients, she also takes time to educate others about connective tissue disorders. “My patients are my family, and I treat them as such,” Schroeder said. “I put 200% into each and every individual. Treatment is dierent for each patient because each person’s journey is dierent.” cated her oce to 3008 Dawn Drive, Ste. 107, George- town. At her new location, Schroeder
Brianne Schroeder owns and operates Hypermobility & Chiropractic Clinic of Austin, which opened in October 2021. (Hunter Terrell/Community Impact Newspaper)
Acupuncture: Practitioners stimulate speci c points on the body, most often by inserting thin needles through the skin in an eort to cause a change in the body’s physical functions. Acupuncture, which is part of traditional Chinese medicine practices, can be used to treat chronic pain. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: This group of hereditary disorders weakens the connective tissue that supports skin, bones, blood vessels and organs. Symptoms of EDS include loose joints, fragile blood vessels, abnormal scar formation and wound healing, and soft, stretchy skin that bruises easily. Hypermobility: This is the term used to describe the ability to extend joints beyond the normal range of movement with little eort. Commonly aected joints include elbows, wrists, ngers and knees. Hypermobility may lead to arthritis, dislocated joints, sprains or strains.
to utilize my acupuncture skills,” Schroeder said. Shortly after, Schroeder opened her rst
“MY PATIENTS ARE MY FAMILY, AND I TREAT THEM AS SUCH” BRIANNE SCHROEDER, OWNER
practice in Crawfordville, Florida. “It was nice to have the freedom to pursue my true passion—working with patients with connective tissue disorders,” Schroeder said. “I began reading all of the books, taking all of the continuing education credits and became part of a nationwide panel of doctors that collaborate on treating hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.” Schroeder said, she was being mentored by one of the best practi- tioners in the nation.
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