About Us

BackBone is your one stop wellness center

Our qualified wellness providers get to the cause of your health complaints and help you restore your health naturally.

We offer the latest technology in health and wellness to determine how your body is responding to your daily stressors, diet and physical demands. Testing is non-invasive and provides excellent feedback on how our wellness providers can help you achieve your optimum potential.

We offer TRUE wellness care designed to address your energy levels, stress levels, dietary needs, structural health, areas of pain and discomfort, and declining health. We understand there is a lot of information out there and changing your lifestyle can be easier when you are given proper treatment, advice and guidance from doctors trained in natural health care.

Our collective healthcare team provides you with the highest quality of service to address your natural healthcare needs. In a society focused on sick care and disease, we choose to focus on restoring your health and keeping you healthy.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Kristy Clinton-Hodges

Dr. Kristy Clinton-Hodges

D.C., D.A.C.B.N., I.A.M.A., A.C.N., M.S. Nutr.

Dr. Tracie Schwab

Dr. Tracie Schwab

D.C., A.C.N., C.C.S.P., A.R.T.

Dr. Chris Ammann

Dr. Chris Ammann

D.C., C.A.T.S.

Meet Our Wellness Practitioners

We work in collaboration with doctors and the rest of our team to help heal medical conditions.

Yvette Lejeune

Yvette Lejeune

Licensed Massage Therapist

Yvette has devoted her life to promoting health and wellness. With over 16 years working as a medical massage therapist, Yvette offers many different techniques including deep tissue massage and myofascial release, structural assessments, Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, sports massage, prenatal and postnatal massage, manual lymph drainage, oncology massage and scar tissue reduction. She is also a registered yoga instructor. Yvette prides herself on educating her patients with not only understanding the source of their pain, but also the management of it. She develops and customizes her massage therapy sessions integrating techniques in accordance with client needs.

Brenda Young

Brenda Young

Licensed Massage Therapist

Brenda is a seasoned massage therapist, with 25 years experience in clinical, sports, and spa massage. Combining therapeutic methods with relaxation techniques, she tailors each session to meet the needs of the client. Based on the client’s preferences, Brenda can offer an eclectic blend of modalities including Neuromuscular Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage, Lymphatic Massage, Prenatal Massage, and Myopractic Massage (postural/structural assessment and correction).

She is continually growing her practice with advanced therapeutic services for the body, mind, and spirit. Her warm and gentle nature is evident as she delivers a massage that leaves the client feeling completely relaxed and energetically aligned.

Ryan Maracle

Ryan Maracle

Licensed Massage Therapist

Ryan was born and raised in Arizona where he was able to surround himself with doctors, physical therapist and pro athletes of many different sports. Ryan has been a therapist for over 8 years specializing in medical, sports and structural integration therapy. Ryan has focused his practice on evaluating, identifying and treating injury and dysfunction in the body. His work is best described as a very deep, specific therapeutic massage.

In the beginning of his career Ryan had volunteered his time to work multiple IronMan Triathlon events building a clientele of pros and weekend warriors alike. In 2015 Ryan was hand selected to provide therapy services for multiple MLB baseball players during spring training in Arizona. In the years prior to moving to Austin, Ryan was part of a small team treating local NFL players in Arizona. Over these years Ryan developed a passion for treating and understanding the body and his role in helping his clients live a happier and pain free life.

Kevin Trybalski

Kevin Trybalski

Licensed Massage Therapist

As a former professional ballet dancer for over 13 years, Kevin appreciated how massage therapy was beneficial to his career and developed a passion for the healing arts. After his dance career ended, he enrolled in massage school graduating from Austin School of Massage Therapy in 1995. He immediately joined The Body Therapy Center which introduced him to the world of competitive athletics. He has since worked on numerous professional and collegiate athletes from around the world. This influenced Kevin to participate and complete several Ironman distance triathlons and marathons.
Kev not only focuses on sports and deep tissue massage but has a strong knowledge of body mechanics, trigger point massage, anatomy, active release therapy, graston, neuromuscular therapy, active assisted stretching, lymphatic drainage, and cupping. He is noted for performance excellence and contributions to his client’s success and well-being.

Amanda Friedrich

Amanda Friedrich

Licensed Massage Therapist

Amanda has been a Massage Therapist since 2007. During her 14-year career she has provided pain management and increased mobility for pro athletes from the Oakland Raiders and the Sacramento Kings, helped patients with autoimmune disorders to achieve a better quality of life, and provided relief and recovery for those who have suffered serious injuries due to auto or various other types of accidents. Amanda’s passion for healing has led her to train and specialize in many different modalities throughout her career, including Craniosacral Therapy and Reiki. She customizes each session by evaluating your individual needs based on your medical history and checking your physical patterns to help determine if your condition is acute or chronic, and if it stems from stress, physical or emotional trauma, or environmental factors.
Kimberly Kilgannon

Kimberly Kilgannon

Licensed Massage Therapist

Deeply passionate and knowledgeable about integrative health and wellness, and therapeutic, corrective massage and bodywork. Has over 15 years of healthcare and social work background, and graduate from Austin Massage Academy, as well as currently attending the Integrative Health Practitioner Institute.

Am extremely comfortable with deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial release, gua sha and cupping therapy, in addition to lymphatic drainage massage. My treatments aim to release bound tissue and break up adhesions, as well as remove blockages to restore the flow of blood and lymph in order to reinvigorate the musculoskeletal system and help provide relief from pain. In addition, I am also experienced with Swedish, Loma Loma and hot stone massage and strive to help people relax the mind, body, and nervous system with every session.

Kat Fotiou

Kat Fotiou

Licensed Massage Therapist

I attended Ashmead College in the Pacific Northwest and graduated in 2000.  I then went on to get my certification in Clinical Sports Massage.  I spent most of my life playing every sport I could.  I believe this has given me great insight into the Kinesiology of the body and first hand knowledge of pain and body recovery.  In my 22 years of hands-on-training I have had the opportunity to work on professional athletes, collegiate athletes and weekend warriors alike.   I have spent most of my career working alongside medical doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists.  I’m comfortable integrating multiple techniques in accordance with individual needs.  Modalities include myofascial release, trigger point therapy, active release therapy, craniosacral massage, passive/resistance stretching  and cupping.

Annina Gregg

Annina Gregg

Acupuncturist

Annina is a licensed and board certified Acupuncturist with a wide scope of knowledge and expertise. She has been working in the healthcare field since 2012 and holds certificates in herbal medicine, cupping, facial acupuncture, medical astrology, and yoga. Acupuncture and traditional medicine has greatly impacted her life and she is passionate about bettering the lives of those in her community with a holistic and integrative approach. Anniina combines many techniques into her treatments to release tension, ease pain, and to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system. Her treatments focus on restoring the body to a state of balance, with each of her treatments uniquely tailored to the individual. Her style is nurturing, supportive and grounding and sure to leave you feeling recharged.

Jessica McCullough

Jessica McCullough

Acupuncturist

Jessica became interested in mind body medicine and Chinese herbology when she was in middle school and her godmother, a practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine, helped her recover from colds. She found acupuncture was extremely helpful for recovering from a martial arts injury in 2009 while living over in South Korea. Later Jessica discovered acupuncture and herbs offered relief for numerous ailments from insomnia, anxiety, grief and depression, menstrual regulation, digestion, and autoimmune issues while living abroad. Motivated to develop a career that could help a lot of people, Jessica decided to pursue her Masters’ degree in Integrative Chinese Medicine and Herbology at AOMA in Austin, Texas. Jessica had the opportunity to treat a wide variety of conditions ranging from orthopedic issues and pain management, digestion issues and chronic conditions such as IBS, IBC, autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto’s and lupus, Women’s Health issues, detox support and mental health. She did extensive clinical training at the VA outpatient physical medicine department, Women’s Health, Tuina and Pediatric Tuina. Recently she has gained extensive training in reproductive and fertility acupuncture working at Texas Center for Reproductive Acupuncture. She has helped hundreds of clients along their fertility journey whether they are working at conceiving naturally or needing to work with more medical inventions such as IUI or IVF. She has extensive prenatal training, lactation supply issues, along with postpartum recovery. Jessica enjoys getting to help her clients along their health journey to achieve their goals and get relief, while helping people relax during their treatments deeply. In her free time she enjoys playing, dancing with, and caring for her two awesome and wild boys, riding bikes and watching movies with her partner.

 

LaChanda Thompson

LaChanda Thompson

Ideal Protein® Coach