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I obtained my undergraduate degree form Angelo State University in Biology/Physics, with an Minor in Biomechanics and I then attended Texas State University were I obtained my degree in Physical Therapy in 1994. Following graduation, I began working at the hospital in San Marcos in their in-patient department. My bigger challenge was to begin developing a new out-patient department and wellness center to be located on site. Within a year we had developed the areas premier out-patient department specializing in orthopedic rehab, stroke rehab, and became an accredited advanced wound care clinic.
Following graduation from Texas State, I began courses and became certified through the McKenzie Institute to develop a better understanding of the mechanical issues relating to neck and lower back pain. I have also recently completed the certification program through the Manual Therapy Institute of Texas, to advance my orthopedic manual skills.
My other passion along with physical therapy is working with golfer. In 2006, I began working with numerous PGA/ LPGA tour player on physical therapy needs. This reignited my golf passion. Because, not only could use my physical therapy skills, I could pull in my biomechanics background, fitness and wellness skills. I then began training with the Titelist Performance Institute in California to further develop my understanding of the golf swing biomechancs and how they could affect the body. I have since completed numerous courses and obtained my Level 3 Medical Professional certification, Level 2 Golf Biomechanics certification, Level 3 Golf Fitness certification and Level 3 Junior Golf Coach certification.
My last certification though Titelist
has created a paradigm shift in my thinking about training juniors with regards to sports. We will be working towards educating the junior athlete, parents, and coaches. I feel that there needs to be a change in how we train the junior athlete based on research into Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD). Our program is based on the athletes biological/developmental "age", not chronological age.
During my years of working in the physical therapy field, I have seen many changes. But, the philosophy I have stuck to as both the Director of Rehab in the hospital, or as the owner of a growing private practice:
Provide high quality, direct one-on-one treatments based on each individuals needs.
I am married and have two great boys which I get to enjoy Boy Scouting: camping, hiking, and much, much more...I also enjoy getting to the links as time allows.
I am originally from Southlake, Texas, but once I came to Austin, I have never wanted to leave. I obtained my undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin in Kinesiology in 2013. It was in college where I found my passion for physical therapy and began to work towards my doctoral degree. I received my doctorate in physical therapy from Texas State University in 2016. I am dedicated in working with athletes in any stage of their life, from the adolescent to the weekend warrior. As an athlete myself, I understand how frustrating injuries can be. It is my goal to not only rehab those suffering from an injury but to also prevent them. In high school, I played basketball at a competitive level. Since then, I have taken up running competitively and have competed in many half and full marathons. I am enjoying being recently married and exploring all Austin has to offer.
Janis holds a flexCORE Master Trainer certification, AFAA group exercise and injury prevention exercise certification, and has 6 years teaching experience.At Body Balance, Janis has developed a new exercise rehab program that works under the guidelines of the physical therapist. This exercise program helps our clients rebuild the body and improve quality of life, speed up the recovery process from health issues, prevent chronic illness, aid in fall and injury prevention, and improve memory, balance and flexibility.As Pilates Coordinator, she has implemented several small group and individual Pilates Reformer sessions. These sessions introduce the innovative "Balanced Body Pilates Reformer" total workout that is safe and effective."I look forward to working with the Body Balance Physical Therapy professionals that share my vision. Together, we want to help our clients feel better and stay strong and vibrant throughout their life...regardless of age or health issues."
I have been an Office Manager in various Allied Healthcare Facilities for over 25 years. I am happy to provide office support and use my organizational skills and I believe that most important patient that walks through our door is every one of them!!
Stacy Schmitt, MA, LMT, owner of the The Soul Place for over ten years, brings a unique perspective to the art of therapeutic massage through the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Stacy is committed to assisting clients achieve their full potential of optimal health and wellness.
Her extensive experience and training includes, but is not limited to, Lypossage, lymphatic drainage, Myo Fascia release, deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, triggerpoint therapy, polarity, cranial sacral therapy, hot stone therapy, and Shamballa Reiki.
In addition, Stacy is an ordained minister, Yoga Instructor and spiritual coach. Stacy’s depth of body wisdom comes from practicing this unique variety of disciplines that provide life-enhancing benefits. She believes that working with the body's natural energy centers allows her clients to experience life more completely and achieve their full potential. In short, Stacy meets you where you are in your life and assists you on your journey through her holistic approach to healing mind, body and spirit.
Stacy is available to facilitate wellness retreats and to provide individual counseling, spiritual coaching, and bodywork.
More information on Stacy's services can be found at www.thesoulplace.com