AST doctors have the following certifications:
Master’s Level Active Release Technique providers
Certified Biomechanics A.R.T. providers
Certified Ironman A.R.T. providers
CCSP (Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner)
Certified Cox Practitioner
Certified RockTape Power Taping Instructions
"We run, we ride, we train, and we want to help you get back to your active life."
– Dr. Tommer Arbuckle, DC, CCSP
Dr. Arbuckle received his doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA, and continued his post-graduate education to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. Dr. Arbuckle strives to maintain integrity, passion, and commitment with each patient he works with, allowing them to achieve their goals of optimal performance; he is committed to maintaining a standard of care that utilizes the most up-to-date and effective techniques.
Dr. Arbuckle has extensive training and knowledge in treating injuries involving the musculoskeletal system and specializes in Active Release Technique (ART) and HansOn Muscle Therapy (HMT). Fortunate to have trained under the founders of both specialties, Dr. Arbuckle is Masters Level certified; in addition, he is proficient with Diversified Chiropractic adjustments and Cox Technic. Looking at the body as a kinetic chain, and taking into account one’s biomechanics through functional movement assessments, Dr. Arbuckle enables his patients to maintain active lifestyles and achieve ideal performance based on individual need versus a one-fits-all diagnosis and treatment application.
While in San Jose, Dr. Arbuckle was able to work directly with professional athletes associated with the following teams and organizations: San Francisco 49ers, UFC/Strikeforce, American Kickboxing Academy, San Jose Sabercats, Stanford Nike Farm Team, and US Olympic medalists (marathon, track, triathlon, boxing, and weightlifting). He has also acted as attending physician at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI, providing ART to participating triathletes.
Dr. Arbuckle moved to Austin in 2008 and enjoys spending his free time training with Gilbert’s Gazelles running group and relaxing in the laid-back Austin scene.
That moment Dr. Jill Thomson carried a 100lb sand bag while wearing a 25lb weighted vest.
A native of Toronto, Canada, Dr. Thomson received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Upon graduation, she moved to Tennessee and completed her Master of Science in Exercise Physiology. She then moved to California to work at Stanford University in the School of Medicine before attending Palmer College of Chiropractic West. She graduated magna cum laude in December of 2006 and practiced in San Jose, California while completing a post-doctorate degree as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner. Dr. Thomson moved to Austin in 2009 and specializes in diversified adjusting, Cox Technic, Active Release Technique (ART) and HansOn Muscle Therapy (HMT).
She is a former competitive figure skater, a two sport college varsity athlete, and All Canadian in both figure skating and rugby. She has experience treating highly trained athletes, such as the San Jose Sharks, Canadian National Figure Skaters, University of Texas athletes, and world class Ironman athletes. In addition, Dr. Thomson is currently the ART specialist for University of Texas women’s athletics.
Dr. Thomson’s educational background allows her to take a biomechanical and physiological approach when evaluating each patient. She believes that each patient brings new challenges, and no two cases are treated the same. “Chiropractic care is unique because it gets to the root of the problem as opposed to chasing symptoms.” explains Dr. Thomson, “I am a firm believer that the entire musculoskeletal system must be addressed in order to restore proper function to the body.”
Her experience in the competitive world and the love of sports gives her the compassion and drive to keep her patients moving. Dr. Thomson not only enables patients to get back to their sport faster, but also helps them improve their athletic performance.
Dr. Thomson appreciates the vibrant exercise culture Austin has to offer. In her spare time she enjoys her workouts at Pure Austin, running at Lady BirdLake, and her spa days at Viva Day Spa. She will never turn down a ski vacation and enjoys hitting the slopes.
Education: Doctor of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic West, 2016 (San Jose, CA)Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, emphasis in Human Performance,California Polytechnic University, 2010 (Pomona, CA)
Area of Expertise: Diversified adjusting technique, Sports Chiropractic, Active Release Technique (ART), Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Activator Protocol, Kinesiotaping, and Posture Correction.
Dr. Steve is committed to providing a natural and safe alternative to prescription drugs, using a gentle and comprehensive approach to evaluating the whole body to help patients live at their fullest potential.
Dr. Steve Bordunov was born in Odessa, Ukraine and moved to the United States at seven years of age, growing up in Campbell, CA. He attended California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly), where he received his degree in Kinesiology, with emphasis in Human Performance. After working with many types of athletes as an athletic trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and head coach, Dr. Steve decided to attend Palmer West College of Chiropractic in San Jose. He wanted to further develop his ability to help people resolve acute and chronic pain, as well as continue to help athletes in the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, without prescription drugs or surgery. While at Palmer Dr. Steve continued to advance his knowledge of the human body, diagnoses of disease and adjusting technique, graduating with a doctorate in Chiropractic. Dr. Steve has worked with kids of all ages, families and athletes before joining Austin Sports Therapy. Dr. Steve enjoys spending time with his wife Ashley and son Liam, playing with his two dogs, skiing, hiking, biking, playing sports, fishing and rooting for his favorite sports teams.
Dr. Carter is another one of our friendly Canadians here at Austin Sports Therapy. He was born and raised in a suburb of Toronto, Canada playing many competitive sports, such as hockey, baseball, football, and lacrosse. His deep passion for athletics allowed him to pursue his degree in Kinesiology at the University of Windsor where he specialized in human performance and recovery. After growing tired of the cold Canadian winters, he decided to pursue his Doctor of Chiropractic at Logan Chiropractic College in St. Louis, Missouri.
After completing his 4 year Chiropractic degree, he ventured down south to Georgetown, Texas in 2019 where he worked for more than 2 years treating the athletic community. During his time there, he had the pleasure of working with Georgetown High School, Leander Wolf Pack, and the Texas Stars. With a desire to move closer to Austin, he is excited to bring his experience and expertise to Austin Sports Therapy.
Dr. Carter has a wide range of treatment techniques to help his patients. He often utilizes Diversified adjustments, Dry Needling, Therapeutic Cupping, Active Release Techniques (ART), Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), and Kinesiotaping. He also has a strong passion for creating rehabilitation protocols for certain sports injuries. Lastly, Dr. Carter takes pride in being an evidence-based chiropractor, staying up-to-date with the latest research and literature in sports chiropractic.
In his free time, Dr. Carter enjoys golfing, crossfit, and cheering on his Canadian sports teams. He loves to travel and is excited to continue to explore everything Austin has to offer.