At Austin Longevity Center, we focus on our patients’ health care and health maintenance. We provide a balance of treatments, up-to-date tools and techniques, nutritional supplements and herbal medicines. We offer chiropractic manipulation for the spine and extremities, soft-tissue mobilization, acupuncture, nutritional counseling, herbal therapies, kinesiotaping, gait analysis, computerized foot scans, cold laser therapy, and decompression for disc herniation.
Our chiropractors specialize in the assessment of structural imbalances from the ground up. Our acupuncturist treats all health and illness issues and has a specialty in cosmetic rejuvenation.
At ALC, we prescribe effective treatment plans allowing for a quick resolution of symptoms. We hope your ultimate goal is to enhance your health and physical well-being for the long term. We know it is ours.
Our mission at Austin Longevity Center is to help people of all ages have a healthy balance in living so that they may extend and improve their quality of life.
Dr. Todd Whipple, DC
Dr. Todd Whipple was born and raised in Arizona. During his undergrad years he gained a lot of clinical experience working for two different chiropractic and wellness clinics. Dr. Todd graduated in 2000 from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX. He and his family moved to Austin and opened a practice in December of 2000. Dr. Todd has three children, Savannah, Paige, and Luke. He enjoys spending time with his family and is passionate about athletics and the outdoors.
Dr. Todd has extensive training in treating sports injuries, chronic pain, nutrition, applied kinesiology, digestive disorders, cranial work and rehabilitation.
Dr Todd is wonderful and has helped me so much with my painful hip! Check them out!
Dr. Laura Whipple, DC
Dr. Laura Whipple grew up in Ottawa, Canada and attended college at the University of Toronto where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. After working for several years in medical research she decided to change gears and become a chiropractor. Dr. Laura attended Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas where she met her husband Dr. Todd Whipple. Upon completing their studies, Dr. Todd and Dr. Laura Whipple moved to Austin in December of 2000 where they purchased Barton Springs Chiropractic.
Her current practice, Austin Longevity Center, opened its doors in March, 2005 and was the realization of a longtime dream to offer an expanded range of natural healing therapies, a collaborative practice in relaxing surroundings.
Dr. Laura is passionate about public speaking, preventative health education, writing and fitness. Dr. Laura has extensive experience in treating chronic pain and children, nutrition, sports injuries and lifestyle counseling.
Dr. Laura Whipple figured out very quickly what was wrong with me. I have improved so much under their care. They really listen and they think outside the box!! There is none better in Austin/Central Texas. NONE!!!
Janis S. Marion, LAc, MSOM, LMT
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Janis Marion is a licensed practitioner of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicines and bodywork. She is a Certified Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture practitioner. Janis graduated from the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin in 2001 with her Masters degree in Oriental Medicine.
As a student of Macrobiotics and natural foods cooking in the 70’s with Michio Kushi, and Hiroshi and Masako Hayashi at The Seventh Inn in Boston, Janis discovered that healing and healthful living are possible through diet. In the early 1980’s, she studied and practiced Japanese style meridian acupuncture at the Kototama Institute with Masahilo Nakazono in Santa Fe, NM.
Janis arrived in Austin with her family, husband and four sons, in 1986. She has been in active practice for a decade, with a focus on women and children’s health, nutrition and diet, preventative health care, cosmetic rejuvenation, injury recovery and pain management.
Originally I went to Janis with lower back pain. During that initial visit she noticed my grotesquely deformed feet, marred by years of bunions and hammertoes. Since I had been dreading the traditional treatment of surgery, I gladly accepted Janis’ offer to try acupuncture on them. Resting on the table with needles in my toes, I could feel them relax. When the session was over, I hardly recognized my feet – they looked and felt almost normal. No more curled, painful toes – and no need for surgery! Who would have thought that acupuncture could fix feet? Now, if my feet begin to tense, a visit to Janis has me quickly walking on air again.!