Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine offers a modern approach to pain relief, health, and wellness in Austin, TX.
Our wide array of resources allow us to gain a comprehensive perspective of each patient’s problem and achieve countless positive outcomes for patients suffering from both chronic and acute issues.
We prioritize natural pain relief, along with restoring health and function to the body, over prescription drugs or surgeries. This approach has earned us a reputation as one of the top Physical Medicine and Rehab clinics in Austin and the surrounding areas.
Our office is located at The Overlook at Rob Roy in Building 1 on the second floor.
Meet Our Providers
We have assembled an excellent team of holistic providers and supporting staff in Austin. Because each of our team members has a tremendous amount of training and expertise, we can offer an impressive array or services which we use to create personalized plans of care for each patient.
“Absolutely life-changing! If you are even thinking about making an appointment, just do it. They have helped me improve mobility, strength, and reduce pain in my back, hip/knee, and shoulder (many of them old injuries).
There is no shortage of cutting edge treatments or qualified people in this office and I love that I don’t have to go to more than one place to get chiropractic services, physical therapy, injections, etc. – they schedule everything you need during the time you are there!
The office has wonderful energy and I genuinely enjoy going there in the mornings. I truly feel heard about my treatments and progress. I also think they differ from other places in that they go a step further from just reducing pain or making a joint/muscle functional – they understand that you want to get things back to prime condition.”
– Jourdan Wilke, Google Review
Dr. Jeff Fluitt, DC, FDN
Dr. Jeff Fluitt is considered a top Chiropractor in Austin. He has completed a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree, post-graduate Master’s Certification in Brain Injury Traumatology & Whiplash, and is full-body certified in Active Release Technique, the Graston Technique, and the Fascial Distortion Model.
Dr. Jeff Fluitt is considered among the top Chiropractors in Austin. Born and raised in Central Texas, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from St. Edwards University. He then obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Anatomy and his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. In 2003, Dr. Fluitt completed his post-graduate Master’s Certification in Brain Injury Traumatology & Whiplash at the Spine Research Institute of San Diego.
Dr. Fluitt has extensive training in the prevention, treatment and care for back, nerve, muscle, and joint conditions. He is full-body certified in Active Release Technique in addition to the Graston Technique and the Fascial Distortion Model.
Dr. Fluitt understands the importance of improving the quality of life for his patients by listening closely to their input and using the most effective and efficient treatment plans for each case. He is different from many Chiropractors in Austin in that he strives to eliminate the root of the problem quickly. Dr. Fluitt commonly treats a wide range of conditions, including auto accident injuries, sports injuries, chronic and acute pain, and work-related injuries.
A former college baseball player, Dr. Fluitt now plays softball, basketball, and golf in addition to hunting and fishing in his free time. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Michelle, and their children, Taylor, Walker, and Harrison.
Dr. Christina Veras
Dr. Christina Veras received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017 from Texas Woman’s University in Houston, TX. Before Physical Therapy school, Dr. Veras earned her B.S in Exercise and Sports Science at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. Dr. Veras is a Native Texan and has served the Austin Community since 2019.
Dr. Veras believes in a hands-on treatment approach, known as manual therapy, combined with correction exercises, strengthening, movement reeducation, and sport-specific rehabilitation. Dr. Veras treats a variety of orthopedic conditions, post-operative rehabilitation, vestibule and concussion management, and return to sport. Dr. Veras believes in creating long-lasting patient/therapist relationships and providing one-on-one individual experiences where patients feel empowered to heal and come back stronger following an injury.
Dr. Veras has advanced training in orthopedic physical therapy, sports rehabilitation, and manual therapy. She is a certified Sports and Orthopedic Manual Therapist (CSOMT), Running Rehabilitation Specialist (RSS), and Certified in Dry Needling. Dr. Veras believes that exercise is medicine and purposeful training procedures have impactful results.
Dr. Daniel Kaunator
Dr. Daniel Kaunator attended the Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, California where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic, with a Sports Medicine Emphasis. Once Dr. Kaunator graduated, he opened up his own clinic in Los Angeles, where he treated a variety of patients including UCLA gymnasts, professional dancers, prenatal and postnatal patients, and geriatrics. Dr. Kaunator was part of the medical team for multiple Cross-Fit competitions, where he provided athletes with Chiropractic care. He moved to Dripping Springs in 2022 when he joined the team at Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Kaunator specializes in Sports Chiropractic, but is a firm believer any patient can benefit from chiropractic care. Dr. Kaunator believes every patient is different and therefore needs a tailored approach. Dr. Kaunator is a firm believer in patient-based care, which includes careful listening and working with the patient to reach their goals. He is certified in FMT Basic and Advanced. He has extensive training in various soft-tissue techniques and modalities that can be used to diagnose, treat and prevent pain and injuries. He treats all conditions, whether they are acute injuries, sports-related, accident related, or overall general wellness care.
Dr. Kaunator is a former swimmer, Track and Field runner, and Cross-Country runner. He spends his free time hiking with his Border Collie mix, playing Pickleball and golf, exploring the music scene in Austin, and when the season comes, snowboarding.
Kayla McElhany, FNP- C
Kayla graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelors in Exercise Science in 2012 before pursuing her second Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
She graduated with her Bachelors in Nursing in 2014 from Texas Tech University. As a nurse, Kayla worked within the critical care unit at Seton Medical Center of Austin. Kayla graduated from The George Washington University with her Masters in Family Nurse Practitioner in 2017 and has been working in functional medicine practices since 2020. She is currently working towards a PhD in Nursing and becoming a certified functional medicine provider with the Institute of Functional Medicine.
Kamela Bettendorf, Office Manager
Kamela performs many daily duties that are essential to Austin Preferred running smoothly and efficiently. These include scheduling, answering phone calls, billing, referrals and assisting our patients with any insurance-related matters that arise.
Kamela Bettendorf was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, participating in track, cross country and softball through high school. She went on to attend Oregon State University, where she majored in Psychology and Public Health. She was also a devoted member of the Alpha Phi sorority.
After graduating college, Kamela gained experience as a Human Resources Manager before moving to Austin, Texas in 2016. She joined the team at Austin Preferred shortly thereafter. In her spare time, Kamela enjoys working out, yoga, exploring Austin’s natural beauty, trying new restaurants and traveling.
Mika Reed, Front Desk Coordinator
Garrett Krbec, Physical Therapy Technician
Bianca Sierra, Physical Therapy Technician
Nick Fitzpatrick, Physical Therapy Technician
Sidney Yang, Physical Therapy Technician
Amanda Morgan, Physical Therapy Technician
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Office Access + Parking
Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine is located in Building 1 of The Overlook at Rob Roy on the second floor.
Plenty of parking is available in the open lot.
After parking, please enter Building 1 and use the elevators to access the second floor. After exiting the elevators, the office is located immediately to the right in Suite #200.
Please check in with our receptionist at the front desk.
Our Social Media
For the last 10 years, we have proudly served the residents of Austin and the surrounding areas. While the connections we make begin in the clinic, we also enjoy the opportunity to keep up with our patients online. It is for this reason that we maintain a strong presence on the Austin Preferred Social Media accounts.
Follow and like us on our social media pages for information on the growing list of services we offer our patients, our office outings, staff additions, and more. We also celebrate our patients’ recovery journies and encourage photo submissions, which we are happy to post (with permission). Moreover, we periodically hold giveaways and offer discounts through various platforms. Click the links below, and like/follow to keep up with us on social media.