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MEET OUR TEAM

Upper Cervical Chiropractors

The friendly staff at Austin Life Chiropractic is here to make your chiropractic experience one that can change your health and the way you look at healthcare forever! We are your home for Family Upper Cervical Care and are passionate about caring for whole families and generations of Austinites with our safe, gentle and effective chiropractic approach that restores balance and the body’s ability to heal itself. Welcome to a whole new you!

Dr. Bart Patzer

Dr. Bart Patzer

Upper Cervical & Family Chiropractor

Dr. Bart Patzer, a 3rd generation upper cervical chiropractor, utilizes his 20 years of experience in family care, seeing patients of all ages, ranging from newborn babies  to 104 years of age. He has been practicing in Austin, TX for over 20 years. His grandfather and father before him practiced Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Texas, and Dr. Patzer has dedicated his love and passion for upper cervical chiropractic by continuing the legacy of his forefathers.

Dr. Patzer utilizes the Orthospinology procedure of x-ray analysis and gentle, specific upper cervical adjustments. He has cared for patients suffering from various conditions such as; trigeminal neuralgia, migraines, headaches, neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, tinnitus, carpal tunnel, and high blood pressure. Dr. Patzer’s focus is to guide his patients to optimal health by restoring proper communication between their nervous system and body.

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Dr. Summer Brown

Dr. Summer Brown

Upper Cervical & Family Chiropractor

Dr. Summer Brown is a graduate from Parker University. She completed her undergraduate at Texas A&M University as a fighting Aggie Class of 2013, whoop! Dr. Summer graduated with a Bachelors of Nutritional Sciences, Sciences of Health and Wellness, and Sciences of Anatomy.

Dr. Summer specializes in Orthospinology, a gentle form of Upper Cervical Care similar to Grostic, NUCCA, or Atlas Orthogonal. She has completed her Basic I and Basic II Orthospinology certifications. Dr. Summer completed her certification in Webster technique, a specialization in prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care. In addition, Dr. Summer is a part of the BirthFit family also geared towards empowering prenatal and postpartum woman physically, nutritionally, and emotionally. Also, Dr. Summer is certified in Fascial Distortion Model, a myofascial release technique used for soft tissue injuries and any musculoskeletal complaints.

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Dr. Julia Pinkerton

Dr. Julia Pinkerton

Upper Cervical, Prenatal & Pediatric Chiropractor

Dr. Pinkerton has a passion for serving families, but especially pregnant mothers and children. Most of her post graduate certifications and advanced education has been done to further understand and be able to meet the needs of this population.She also specializes in the Upper Cervical Chiropractic technique Orthospinology, where the focus is on the uppermost portion of the neck, the most neurologically significant area of the spine.

Dr. Julia Pinkerton completed her first chiropractic degree in 2006 when she graduated from Feevale, the 1st university in Brazil to offer a chiropractic program. Dr. Pinkerton’s mother is Brazilian and they moved there after she completed her high school in Central Oregon.

Dr. Pinkerton’s mother was adjusted while she was pregnant with her. Julia was then adjusted for the first time at 10 days old. Her primary care doctors growing up were her chiropractor and her naturopath. Needless to say chiropractic has always played a major role in her life.

After completing her chiropractic program she returned to the US and discovered she was unable to practice with her degree, so she made the decision to start school again. She graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in 2012, valedictorian of her class.

While she was in school she began the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association (ICPA) advanced degree in prenatal and pediatrics. She also did a course to become a doula. Her passion for helping pregnant women and children has always been a huge part of her training and education.

Dr. Pinkerton moved to Austin to become a part of the team at Austin Life Chiropractic in 2013. There she became proficient in Orthospinology, the upper cervical technique practiced in our office.