HELPING PEOPLE LIVE THE LIFE THEY LOVE

Without the frustrations and disruptions that come with pain and movement limitations

AMR-0049.jpg
AMR-9989.jpg
AMR-9995.jpg

MUSCLE RESTORATION

START HERE IF PAIN OR MOVEMENT LIMITS ARE INTERFERING WITH DAILY LIFE OR EXERCISE

Book with Mastery Specialist Brandon O'Connor if you are suffering from pain or movement limitations and are exhausted with trying to find someone who can help you live the life you want to live. Don't give up hope - we are here to help. We specialize in catastrophic illness and injury as well as helping you avoid surgery or recover from surgery. Non-Invasive Table-Based work based on multiple-modalities not found anywhere else but here.

AUTOIMMUNE

& INJURY GYM

START HERE IF YOU HAVE ILLNESS OR INJURY THAT MAKE EXERCISE A CHALLENGE

Book with Mastery Specialist Stephen Dansevich if you have low thresholds and want to exercise to build muscle and strength and to restore neuromuscular communication. Our Autoimmune & Injury gym is a unique facility not found anywhere else. Stephen specializes in working with clients with Stroke, TBI, MS, Parkinson's, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, EDS, scoliosis, spinal surgery, joint replacement, catastrophic injury or any other condition that makes exercise a challenge. We can accommodate clients with mobility issues or wheelchairs.

PERSONAL TRAINING

& SPORTS PERFORMANCE

START HERE IF YOU ARE AN ATHLETE OF ANY AGE INTERESTED IN IMPROVED STRENGTH & PERFORMANCE 

Book with Mastery Specialist Stephen Dansevich if you are an athlete looking for a custom structured performance program. We create specific and progressive programs to help you maintain muscle strength, function and power to perform well in your sport, as well as to manage and prevent injuries caused by repetitive over use and single event traumas. Stephen is able to provide this full spectrum of service to athletes because he is certified as both a biomechanics personal trainer and a muscle system specialist.

Heather Prien

"Finding Brandon O’Connor
was an answer to prayer for my life."

James McAndrew

"Absolutely love AMR.  
Brandon and Stephen work miracles."

Mike Hendrick

"My son suffered a TBI and began working with Mr. Dansevich... The results have been amazing."

AMR GIVES BACK

We Donate 10% of our Gross Profits to Charity Water

We are also passionate about helping people access clean water. Therefore, we donate 10% of our gross profit to Charity Water. With your help, we have donated $68,000 to date to fully fund 6 wells in Africa. Follow construction progress, learn about our new projects, and discover more about Charity Water from our GIVING BACK page.

A family Owned Business That Cares About Your Wellbeing

Psalm 30:2

"Lord my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me."

Hand Pile of Happy Group

WELCOME TO OUR AMR FAMILY

We are a facility like no other in the world. We are a family owned alternative wellness studio for people who just want to live their lives and exercise without the frustrations of pain or movement limitations. Get back to living the life you love!

Are you scared you will never get better?

Do you want to get better but you don't know what to do?

Have you seen multiple disciplines and practitioners to get better?

Then make Austin Muscle Restoration your last stop. We exist to help people live life without limits and to enjoy their favorite activities without pain or movement limitations. We are muscle and joint experts (muscle nerds, really) who are deeply passionate about our work. We believe that the body can heal and we have great success using our unique Muscle Restoration System© to help people who have tried "everything out there" without success. If you have pain and/or limitations and you don't want to live a compromised life, even if you are losing hope that you will ever get better, you have come to the right place. We are here to help and we are never intimidated by complicated conditions. We promise, we will never give up on you because you are complicated. In fact, addressing complicated cases is what we do best. We understand if you fear you will never get better, but we are confident that we can help. And it's ok if you don't know what to do to get better - because we do. At AMR, we restore hope and health in an accepting and non-judgmental facility unique to Austin. In addition to Muscle Restoration, we are also a world-class personal training gym, and we are excited to announce the opening of our new Autoimmune & Injury Gym!

Muscle Restoration is a new and cutting edge discipline. You won't find the work we do at AMR in any other facility in the world. At its most basic, our expertise is helping re-wire your neuromuscular system back to its "factory settings." Any injury, surgery, concussion or disruption to your body can result in chronic, and disruptive, compensation patterns. We exist to help your neuromuscular system re-learn how to operate as it was intended. We are the only discipline that practices this approach which is why

(1) We often have success when other disciplines fail and

(2) Our goal is not to keep treating the same issues over and over but to help your neuromuscular system recalibrate back to its "factory settings."

We love our clients and deeply care about their wellbeing. We consider our clients as extended members of our family. Come join us today!

OUR BELIEFS

*The body is designed to heal and can heal 
* Life is not meant to be lived half way
*No one should suffer if interventions are available that can alter that situation
* Physical pain impacts emotional and spiritual well-being 
*Every program must be custom fit to the needs of the client and designed to produce long term benefits
* Keeping long term goals in mind helps inform better decision making
* A team approach creates the best possible results
* Everyone can exercise with appropriate help
* Your comfort and privacy matters. Our facility offers privacy and is well lit with natural light
* A healthy diet and lifestyle play a critical role in restoring muscular system health

MEET THE AMR TEAM

AMR is a dream come true for husband and wife team Brandon and Shannon

whose passion is to help people live life without limitations

Brandon O'Connor, MSS, MATm, RTSm

Co-Owner & Muscle Restoration Specialist

Stephen Dansevich, MSS, MATs, RTSm

Exercise Director & Stroke Specialist

Shannon Pickering, M.S. Authenticity & Wellbeing Coach

Co-Owner & Business Manager (Brandon's wife)

 

BRANDON O'CONNOR, FOUNDER

MSS, MATm Mastery Specialist, RTSm Mastery Specialist

My name is Brandon O’Connor, and I am the founder of Austin Muscle Restoration. Several members of my family have been impacted by autoimmune disease and chronic injury and I have developed a passion and expertise for healing people with extremely compromised muscular and neuromuscular systems. Over the past decade I have been able to help a wide variety of people recover from nagging injuries, improve their health and well being, and achieve personal goals. Fifteen years of professional experience led me to create AMR's unique Muscle Restoration System©, to help you recover from injuries, gain strength, and improve your life. I am a Muscle Restoration Specialist and one of only 20 or so people in the world who is a certified mastery specialist through both the Muscle Activation Techniques and the Resistance Training Specialist Mastery Programs. My mission is to prevent people from living with unnecessary pain and movement limitations.

CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

MSS, Certified Muscle System Specialist

MATm, Mastery Certified Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist

MAT Rx Hand & Foot Practitioner

RTSm, Certified Resistance Training Specialists Mastery Specialist

Muscle Systems Specialists Specialist

The National Academy of Sports Medicine

Perform Better Functional Training

International Sports Sciences Association

STEPHEN DANSEVICH, MASTERY MUSCLE SPECIALIST

RTSm Mastery Specialist, MATs Specialist

My name is Stephen Dansevich. My interest in fitness began 35 years ago when I decided I needed to exercise regularly to make up for a changing post-adolescent metabolism. Over the next several years, I experienced the extremes of the fitness/exercise continuum, from chronic over-training to anorexia and everything in between. Through these trials, I came away with a desire to better educate myself about fitness, which became my true passion. I graduated summa cum laude & Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity University in San Antonio, and spent many years getting a variety of training certifications, but the more I learned the more I realized I still didn't know. In 2008 I started taking classes for the Muscle Activation Techniques internship & the mastery level of the Resistance Training Specialist program, which stresses an understanding of muscle and joint function and the physics of exercise and resistance. I am now a certified Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist and one of only 65 Mastery certified Resistance Training Specialists in the world. I now understand that effective exercise is all about the strategic application and control of forces on and within the body, based on a given person's goals and capabilities. I always match the exercise to the client, not the other way around.

CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

MSS, Certified Muscle System Specialist

MATs, Certified Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist

RTSm, Certified Resistance Training Specialists Mastery Specialist

Certified National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer

Certified National Academy of Sports Medicine Integrated Flexibility Specialist

Certified National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist

Certified National Academy Of Sports Medicine Performance Enhancement Specialist

American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer

International Sports Sciences Association. Certified Personal Trainer

Training, Perform Better

Training, Art of Strength

Training, Functional Movement Screening

SHANNON LEA PICKERING, M.S. 

 CO-OWNER & BUSINESS MANAGER

Psychologist & Health Restoration Coach

Hello, I'm Shannon. I am Brandon O'Connor's wife and I schedule your appointments and keep the business running smoothly. I consider myself the Chief Empathy Officer (CEO) & Principal Storyteller of AMR. I love people and I look forward to speaking with you and getting you started on your road to muscle restoration!

As that commercial goes, I am not just an AMR co-owner, I am also a client. Both Brandon and Stephen were instrumental in helping me recover from 6 autoimmune diseases including Systemic Lupus and Fibromyalgia. Based on my journey to health, I became a Radical Health Restoration Coach, with a mission to help others restore their health. In my roles as a psychologist, coach, and corporate manager and trainer, I have more than 20 years of clinical and corporate experience and 5 current health and performance coaching certifications. While I no longer accept coaching clients, I freely share all my Health Restoration Tips, Recipes, Resources and Biohacking knowledge on our website under the RESOURCES tab. Find me on Instagram @autoimmunefoodie or Facebook at Autoimmune Foodie. Or on my website at www.autoimmunefoodie.com

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Bulletproof Coach

Gallup Certified Strengths Coach & Entrepreneurial Coach

Strengths Strategy, Inc. Certified Coach

Certified Irlen Method Screener

Have a question? Want to know more? Ready to become a client?

ABOUT OUR CLIENTS

Who are our Clients?

 

We work with a wide variety of clients. Our current clients range from ages 12-92 and include entrepreneurs, CEOs, physicians, surgeons, veterinarians, attorneys, dentists, corporate executives, hair stylists, busy moms and dads, small business owners, dancers, artists, retirees, and athletes participating in high school, college, recreational and professional sports. With over 30 years of combined expertise working with clients, countless certifications, and 3 mastery certifications, we have the expertise and experience necessary to help each client get exceptional results.

OUR CLIENTS:

* Have ongoing or reoccurring injuries and need a long term solution for the restoration of their muscular system health

* Have been frustrated by not being able to find a resolution to their muscle and joint based problems

* Are involved in athletic endeavors who want to improve performance, recover from nagging injuries, and prevent the occurrence of future injuries

* Are suffering from the effects that various autoimmune diseases create in the muscular system, such as chronic joint pain, chronic muscle pain, and chronic fatigue

* Are sick of worrying that muscle and joint based problems will continue to limit them from participating in the movement based hobbies they love

 * Are intimidated by commercial gyms and trainers and want a non-judgmental trainer and accepting space to exercise, regardless of their limitations, fitness level, or body weight

* Want to explore exercise in a safe and effective way

* Are interested in having an advocate to be there for them as their long term muscle specialist

* Want to slow down the effects that the aging process has on muscle health

* Suffer from conditions including plantar fasciitis, back pain, scoliosis, frozen shoulder, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, chronic and recent injury, and autoimmune conditions

* Are looking for a service that is not painful, and actually works!

* Want to avoid surgery if possible.

* Have suffered a concussion, stroke or TBI.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Kurt Beggs

Brandon is nothing short of amazing. After trying everything else for almost a year, I have been going to Brandon for about a month and my shoulder impingement and chronic muscle tightness have almost gone away. My strength is returning and my range of motion has doubled. I have not found anything else that works as well as Brandon's therapy. Brandon is the best Muscle Activation Therapist in Austin.

Lauren

I have MS and small nerve fiber neuropathy which have caused years of increasing nerve pain, muscle pain, fatigue and weakness. I've tried every kind of therapy from acupuncture to massage to chiropractic. While these have helped briefly, I've never gotten any long-term traction — until I tried muscle activation techniques with Brandon O'Connor at Austin Muscle Restoration. My functional medicine doctor recommends him to all of her autoimmune patients. I feel immediately better after each session, but I can also tell that I am finally getting traction and improving more with each session. My pain level and mobility have improved. Brandon is also a great source for info about autoimmune issues and has turned me on to many helpful resources on my path to recovery.

Christine Laylon

"It’s hard to put into words and fully encompass what the last year and a half Muscle Activation Techniques and Strategic Resistance Training journey with Brandon represents to me. When I first started treatment, I was in so much systemic pain that I was having trouble even doing the simplest tasks like tying my shoes! I am a competitive athlete with a history of multiple repetitive stress as well as traumatic injuries to my lower spine in particular. I had tried everything to alleviate my pain including steroid injections, chiropractic care, cryotherapy and even acupuncture but had not found any relief...


Through a very thoughtful and comprehensive process in the Muscle Activation Techniques and Strategic Resistance Training frameworks, Brandon started the process of literally putting me back together. Not only his professionalism, but his extreme patience and kindness got me through some pretty dark days when I thought I would never be able to participate in my sport again - even though he always told me I would and I'd be better than ever...


I am returning to competition again this summer and feel stronger and more solid than I ever have. When I think about what could have happened if I hadn’t been referred to Brandon, I cringe because chances are I would have had to give up the things that I love and make life worth living...


All I can say is I can’t recommend Brandon enough for anyone who has injury or pain…"


Christine Laylon

Currently a Personal Training Client

Mike R.

"MAT has been a lifesaver for me and I have Brandon to thank for that. I've been a cop for ten years and wearing 25 pounds of gear on my hips that constantly pulls my pelvis out of alignment for 40+ hours a week has really taken a toll on my body. I'm an avid CrossFitter and that has certainly helped mitigate injury. But I never realized just how broken and shut down I was until I met Brandon. I hopped on his table as a skeptic and hopped off an hour later as a true believer in the power of MAT and the knowledge and skill that Brandon brings. He is an outstanding practitioner of this wonderful technique and a consummate professional. If you're like me and never got the results you were seeking from physical therapy, chiropractic, and massage, I urge you to schedule an appointment with Brandon. I promise you will be happy that you did."


Heather Prien

"Finding Brandon O’Connor was an answer to prayer for my life. After my pregnancy in 2009, I had more than just constant severe pain in my lower back and hips. My hips would freeze up when laying down, and I would literally have to use my arms to roll my body to my side to get out of bed, only to be bent over until either pain medication kicked in or it loosened up by walking around. Even when I was able to stand up straight, the pain never ceased. I saw a chiropractor, but only received some temporary relief that lasted about a day or two. Doctors could do nothing and prescribed me high dose anti-inflammatory drugs to help ease the pain. I started seeing a personal trainer to see if strengthening and stretching would help out, but it made it worse. I couldn’t go for walks or exercising because of the aftermath of pain. I pushed through for the sake of my daughter, very active daughter, and would look forward to my nightly dose of pain reliever to feel better.


In 2011, my family moved to Austin, Texas and my Mother set up an appointment with Brandon for Muscle Activation Techniques to help me get relief from the pain. I was stunned. Not only did I start feeling relief from pain right away, but the relief stayed. Brandon worked on everything from my toes/feet to my neck/head. I no longer was having to help myself roll over to try to get out of bed. I was no longer waking up and walking bent over, but was waking up and standing up straight. I can go to the park and run around with my daughter and play without being in excruciating pain during and afterwards. I have my life back, not just for me, but for my family.


Brandon is professional, honest and someone I trust. He has great passion to be his best and to do whatever it takes to help others feel their best. I have not just seen the results of Muscle Activation Techniques, but I am living proof of those results. Thanks Brandon for changing my life…literally!!"

John B

I can testify to the value of Muscle Activation and Brandon O’Connor. I was born with a curved spine and have been dealing with back issues most of my life. My personal trainer recommended Brandon. At first I was very skeptical because the technique just seemed too simple. Brandon did a complete set of tests in the beginning and I learned things about my structure that I never knew before. We started muscle activation. At first, the results are subtle, but I began to notice things like a much freer golf swing and better posture. Also, I have not had back pain. I use the combination of personal training and muscle activation and the results are clear. Brandon is thorough and really is committed to the process and his clients. I would strongly recommend him to anyone.

Heather Elizabeth

I highly recommend Brandon O'Connor. He is a professional, honest and someone I trust. He has great passion to be his best and do whatever it takes to help others feel their best. I have not just seen the results of M.A.T., but I am living proof of those results. Thanks Brandon for changing my life... literally!!

Skyler Adelson

This is your Testimonial quote. Give your customers the stage to tell the world how great you are!

AMR-0052.jpg

GET STARTED

SCHEDULING: Please contact Shannon at 512-461-2856 to book an evaluation. 

We do have a 48-hour cancellation policy to avoid a cancellation fee and we do require a credit card for booking.

We also require that you complete our online paperwork 48 hours prior to your evaluation.

EMAIL LIST: subscribe to our email list at the bottom of the page to keep updated on AMR specials and new offerings.

We are located in SW Austin near MoPac and Hwy 290

Oak Acres Shopping Center

5716 W. Hwy. 290, Suite 111

Austin, TX 78735

512-461-2856

 

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Absolutely love AMR. Brandon and Stephen work miracles.

James McAndrew

Love, Love, LOVE them! I had a hip that prematurely ached for over 15 years. I knew surgery was eminent when I turned sixty. I started running and the ache worsened and then went into my achilles. I thought for sure surgery would be moved up to a couple of years (I was 41). He (Brandon) discovered that my achilles was perfect and that the muscles around my hip were over worked due to a spinal injury when I was young. He worked his muscle activation techniques and ahhhhhh, my hip no longer hurts!!!! He is magic!! I go back for tuneups and muscle realignments, but it is always with joy because I know that I will never have to get surgery. :)

Farah Reid

I have MS and small nerve fiber neuropathy which have caused years of increasing nerve pain, muscle pain, fatigue and weakness. I've tried every kind of therapy from acupuncture to massage to chiropractic. While these have helped briefly, I've never gotten any long-term traction — until I tried muscle activation techniques with Brandon O'Connor at Austin Muscle Restoration. My functional medicine doctor recommends him to all of her autoimmune patients. I feel immediately better after each session, but I can also tell that I am finally getting traction and improving more with each session. My pain level and mobility have improved. Brandon is also a great source for info about autoimmune issues and has turned me on to many helpful resources on my path to recovery.

Lauren

Brandon has been a lifesaver. I was in so much pain 2 years ago. I was desperate. I was told I needed spinal fusion surgery and almost went through with it. Brandon talked me into giving him a chance to help me before I take that step. At the time I couldn’t get through half of a work day without being in excruciating pain. Now I go most days without any pain thanks to him!

Michelle Hedgecock, DDS

Brandon is nothing short of amazing. After trying everything else for almost a year, I have been going to Brandon for about a month and my shoulder impingement and chronic muscle tightness have almost gone away. My strength is returning and my range of motion has doubled. I have not found anything else that works as well as Brandon's therapy. Brandon is the best Muscle Activation Therapist in Austin.

Kurt Beggs

I highly recommend Brandon O'Connor. He is a professional, honest and someone I trust. He has great passion to be his best and do whatever it takes to help others feel their best. I have not just seen the results of M.A.T., but I am living proof of those results. Thanks Brandon for changing my life... literally!!

Heather Elizabeth

Brandon and Stephen have helped me so much with my TMJ and headaches. I’ve been able to come off several prescription medications since I’ve started working with them. I had tried surgery and traditional physical therapy- neither helped solved the underlying issues. Brandon and Stephen are both very knowledgeable about their field, and take the time to figure out what is best for each client. Really thankful to Austin Muscle Restoration!

Lauren Haggard

"It’s hard to put into words and fully encompass what the Muscle Activation Techniques and Strategic Resistance Training journey with Brandon represents to me. When I first started treatment, I was in so much systemic pain that I was having trouble even doing the simplest tasks like tying my shoes! I am a competitive athlete with a history of multiple repetitive stress as well as traumatic injuries to my lower spine in particular. I had tried everything to alleviate my pain including steroid injections, chiropractic care, cryotherapy and even acupuncture but had not found any relief.

In 2013, I was training for a major competition when all of these injuries started really coming to a head. A fellow athlete referred me to Brandon because she knew my plight and had experienced real benefit from receiving treatment from him. I made and an appointment and quickly became a client. Amazingly, Brandon was able to triage me enough with muscle activation protocol for me to finish the competition (which was unbelievable in and of itself) but by that time, my pain was significant.


The next impossible thing that Brandon was able to accomplish was to get me to stop pushing through pain and to stop and really evaluate what was going on with my body. It was as much an emotional recovery as a physical one and Brandon’s patience and vision got me through it. As anyone who has been in an incredible amount of pain knows, it has a psychological effect as much as a physical one and having a professional who understands and is empathetic is critical to recovery.


The next year was when I feel the journey really began. Through a very thoughtful and comprehensive process in the Muscle Activation Techniques and Strategic Resistance Training frameworks, Brandon started the process of literally putting me back together. Not only his professionalism, but his extreme patience and kindness got me through some pretty dark days when I thought I would never be able to participate in my sport again - even though he always told me I would and I'd be better than ever.


His holistic approach also included not only Muscle Activation Techniques and Strategic Resistance Training in his office but also nutritional and dietary recommendations to reduce inflammation and increase healing. The more I complied with these recommendations the better I felt and I found my progress accelerated.


This process was iterative and often a moving target but Brandon’s commitment and passion for increasing his knowledge about not only his area of expertise, but his clients specific needs increased my improvement as well. Any time he learned something applicable, he would incorporate it in my sessions so that our work was customized for me and never a one-size-fits-all approach. I have always been curious about the science behind the body and Brandon has always been open and willing to share what he knows, answer any questions or do further research, if necessary. He has also worked closely with my doctor and has kept him apprised of my progress.


Flash forward to Fall 2014, and I returned to my sport again but this time with a different body and outlook as well as approach to training. Because of Brandon, I now train smarter, not harder. We continue to work together but now instead of repair, we are focused on performance. I am returning to competition again this summer and feel stronger and more solid than I ever have. When I think about what could have happened if I hadn’t been referred to Brandon, I cringe because chances are I would have had to give up the things that I love and make life worth living.


All I can say is I can’t recommend Brandon enough for anyone who has injury or pain…"

Christine Laylon

"MAT has been a lifesaver for me and I have Brandon to thank for that. I've been a cop for ten years and wearing 25 pounds of gear on my hips that constantly pulls my pelvis out of alignment for 40+ hours a week has really taken a toll on my body. I'm an avid CrossFitter and that has certainly helped mitigate injury. But I never realized just how broken and shut down I was until I met Brandon. I hopped on his table as a skeptic and hopped off an hour later as a true believer in the power of MAT and the knowledge and skill that Brandon brings. He is an outstanding practitioner of this wonderful technique and a consummate professional. If you're like me and never got the results you were seeking from physical therapy, chiropractic, and massage, I urge you to schedule an appointment with Brandon. I promise you will be happy that you did."

Mike R.

"Finding Brandon O’Connor was an answer to prayer for my life. After my pregnancy in 2009, I had more than just constant severe pain in my lower back and hips. My hips would freeze up when laying down, and I would literally have to use my arms to roll my body to my side to get out of bed, only to be bent over until either pain medication kicked in or it loosened up by walking around. Even when I was able to stand up straight, the pain never ceased. I saw a chiropractor, but only received some temporary relief that lasted about a day or two. Doctors could do nothing and prescribed me high dose anti-inflammatory drugs to help ease the pain. I started seeing a personal trainer to see if strengthening and stretching would help out, but it made it worse. I couldn’t go for walks or exercising because of the aftermath of pain. I pushed through for the sake of my daughter, very active daughter, and would look forward to my nightly dose of pain reliever to feel better.


In 2011, my family moved to Austin, Texas and my Mother set up an appointment with Brandon for Muscle Activation Techniques to help me get relief from the pain. I was stunned. Not only did I start feeling relief from pain right away, but the relief stayed. Brandon worked on everything from my toes/feet to my neck/head. I no longer was having to help myself roll over to try to get out of bed. I was no longer waking up and walking bent over, but was waking up and standing up straight. I can go to the park and run around with my daughter and play without being in excruciating pain during and afterwards. I have my life back, not just for me, but for my family.


Brandon is professional, honest and someone I trust. He has great passion to be his best and to do whatever it takes to help others feel their best. I have not just seen the results of Muscle Activation Techniques, but I am living proof of those results. Thanks Brandon for changing my life…literally!!"

Heather Prien

My son, Tyler, suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and 2 strokes in September of 2013. While doing some outpatient rehabbing at St. David's Hospital, we became friends with a fellow patient (AMR client) named Mike. Mike had begun working with Stephen Dansevich at a gym in Bee Caves (Stephen is now a full time employee at AMR). According to Mike, he was seeing better results than with the physical therapists and occupational therapist he had previously been working with. Therefore, when my son was discharged from the St. David's day program in June of 2017, he began working with Mr. Dansevich. The results have been amazing. At one point we weren't sure that Tyler would ever get substantial activity out of his right arm. As a result of Mr. Dansevich's hard work, my son is able to move his right arm and the range of motion continues to increase with every visit to Austin Muscle Restoration. We attend sessions twice a week. I now feel confident that there is a good chance that my son will get full activity from his right arm at some point in the future and it's attributable to Mr. Dansevich's hard work.

Mike Hendrick

“I can testify to the value of Muscle Activation and Brandon O’Connor. I was born with a curved spine and have been dealing with back issues most of my life. My personal trainer recommended Brandon. At first I was very skeptical because the technique just seemed too simple. Brandon did a complete set of tests in the beginning and I learned things about my structure that I never knew before. We started muscle activation. At first, the results are subtle, but I began to notice things like a much freer golf swing and better posture. Also, I have not had back pain. I use the combination of personal training and muscle activation and the results are clear. Brandon is thorough and really is committed to the process and his clients. I would strongly recommend him to anyone.”

John B.

"Muscle Activation Techniques has completely changed my life. I am a former Division I volleyball player with a history of overuse injuries from over 20 years of playing and coaching. I started MAT 10 years ago and had temporary minimal results. This all changed when I started working with Brandon 4 years ago. He really listened to all my past issues and took that into account with his treatment. Even after the first session, I felt instant relief and benefits. He has not only given me back full range of motion, but I am now stronger than ever and able to achieve more in my 30's than I did as a college athlete. Every time I see him everything he has worked on in the past is strong and he continues to activate more of my muscle tissue. Brandon has provided such an amazing experience that it has inspired me to start a profession in Muscle Activation Techniques and he is helping me begin this process."

Sheri Data

"Two years ago I weighed 135 pounds and could barely lift a water jug. Now after working with Brandon O’ Connor, I weigh 160 pounds and can leg press over 400 pounds. Brandon will continually keep everything, from workouts to rehab, entertaining and progress you through your goals until you eventually accomplish athletic feats you never could have imagined!"

Jared S.

I have been a client of Austin Muscle Restoration for a few years now and can’t believe how after decades of compounded injuries, I am still able to participate as a competitive athlete as a result of this treatment! In the last year, I have been able to completely focus on strength, performance and injury prevention by getting off the table and into the gym. When Stephen Dansevich started at AMR, I began working with him twice a week to meet these goals. Stephen’s approach is customized to the client and their needs. Although we have worked out the same areas of the body, we have never done the same workout twice! He has more depth of knowledge about body and exercise mechanics than anyone I have every trained with and has found unique and effective ways to challenge me and dramatically increase my strength. No matter what your goals, whether for quality of life or sports, I can’t recommend Stephen enough.

Christine Hla

I am 76 years old and have been active all my life with golf, fast walking and medium weight training.

For the past several years, my left hip has been aching. A weekly trip to the chiropractor kept the pain down a little, but it was still aggravating - a daily reminder of my age I guess.

Last summer, Brandon O'Connor worked on me on two occasions during a one week period. My hip was noticeably better for about 10 days and then the pain went away completely. There has been no pain for over six months. But if it does return, Brandon will find me sitting on his doorstep looking for help.

There has been no further need for chiropractic manipulations since Brandon has taken care of my pain in two sessions.

CJ

"I was referred to Brandon O'Connor in early 2012 by a friend of mine that had also been certified through MAT. I was a former Division 1 Volleyball player, and had accrued multiple injuries from that rigorous part of my athletic career. I was experiencing numbness in my feet, inadvertent tripping, and pain in my hip while running. After working with Brandon for over 3 years now, and continuing to maintain Muscle Activation Techniques with him, I have been pain and numbness free. I was also able to run the Austin half marathon in 2013 and record a personal best time of 1 hour and 46 minutes. As I continue to challenge my self with the different fitness regimens, boxing, and volleyball I have uncovered new things that Brandon has successfully helped me alleviate to continue to enjoy my exercise lifestyle. Thank you Brandon for keeping me pain free and strengthening my

body to perform at its highest level possible."

Kristi Data

My name is Dr Lisa Daniel . I have a 4 level cervical fusion plus an auto immune disease that has caused arthritis in most of my joints. I also have scoliosis. I have had severe muscle , neck and and joint pain for many years. I have been to many physical therapists over the years and their approach was always to " treat " me by making me worse. I was told over and over that is was necessary to make my pain worse for several months before I would see a response. Over and over I had to stop PT due to severe pain from the therapy that was supposed to make me better . I met Brandon and he explained the goal of MAT is to restore the muscles that are not working back to function . His therapy is 100% painless and immediately effective . It is the total opposite of traditional PT and makes way more sense . Brandon may treat your foot for your hip pain bc every muscle has to work. Brandon is incredibly smart ,kind, passionate and very knowledgeable about all aspects of health, including wellness, supplements, nutrition and food allergies . You will learn a lot if you are his client.I highly recommend him to anyone who has been through the physical therapy or pain management injection mills and not found relief. You will find Brandon a refreshing alternative.

Dr. Lisa Daniel

"Brandon O'Connor has been a real asset to my personal health. My chiropractor referred me due to his expertise with Muscle Activation Techniques. I have on-going issues with my knees and lower back as well as all over pain and soreness from various health issues. Although I previously received physical therapy, the pain would return unless I did the prescribed 1-1/2 hour exercises every other day. That hardly left any time for anything else so I couldn’t go back to that.


Brandon has corrected various problem spots that all contribute to my knee and back pain. It's been amazing to see how subtle things like treating a tight wrist or a sore shoulder can magically improve my back or knees. I've had a lot of MAT work on my feet, which used to be really inflexible. This was the main reason my chiropractor sent me to Brandon. I had no idea how much your toes are supposed to move and flex and how much they affect the rest of your body. Brandon has also helped me find which areas are not only affected by body alignment but are affected by other health issues. It has helped me pinpoint triggers in my diet and guided my medical treatment for other ailments.


Not only do I hurt less all over, I've become stronger and secretly developed muscles were there seemingly were none. My body is also more balanced than when I participated in group workouts at the gym. I don't want to call the workouts easy, but I don't get tired and only feel a little soreness some of the time. Someone forgot to send the memo to my muscles because they're still developing like they would with a strenuous workout except without the damage and injury. And unlike with physical therapy, I also have time for the rest of my life now too!"

Beth C.

"As a pole fitness instructor and hair stylist, I put my body through the ringer on a daily basis. I am also not a natural athlete, so asking my body to use all kinds of muscles in crazy positions definitely started taking it's toll early on. All I can say is thank goodness for Brandon and MAT!! I truly don't think I would still be able to hair OR pole without his knowledge and skill. Brandon is so passionate about optimal functioning of the human body and it shows in his dedication to educating himself and his clients. I highly recommend MAT for anyone who is looking for increased mobility, strength, and general quality of life. Life is so much more enjoyable having a body that can support my day to day life!"

Erin Rattan

Brandon has been an answered prayer. I came to him for a frozen shoulder which hadn't responded to regular physical therapy. He has not only helped with the shoulder pain and mobility but is also helping with some long established knee and foot problems. I trust and recommend Brandon and his team.

Irma Gros

I appreciate Brandon's treatments over the past 5 or 6 years. He has a friendly professional manner, and he is knowledgeable about my condition of spinal scoliosis.  Between Brandon and my chiropractor, I've managed to stay quite active into my 70's with a relatively low level of discomforts.  We both know that improvement in the curvature isn't likely, so our goal is ongoing functionality. Brandon has kept me able to take 3-week international trips to out-of-the-ordinary places. Thanks Brandon---and I have recommended you to several people over the years! -JMO

JMO

Brandon is one of the most dedicated and talented health professionals I know! The team at Austin Muscle Restoration is in a class of its own and ahead of its time

Glenn Haugk

Brandon O'Connor is the best trainer there is anywhere. I am 73 and have been his client for the past eleven years and hope to be his client for many, many more years. My quality of life and physical condition are excellent thanks to Brandon. He is highly knowledgeable , well trained and very attentive. My training sessions with him are the high point of my week. I highly recommend him.

Jerry Walker

Legal Information

1. The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition. The information on this website is not a substitute for medical care.


2. Austin Muscle Restoration, LLC employees and contract workers are certified in both Muscle Activation Techniques and Resistance Training Specialists programs. They are not licensed medical care providers. Therefore our practitioners do not diagnose, treat, cure or prevent diseases and medical conditions. As alternative wellness specialists, we cannot contract with insurance companies. 

3. Austin Muscle Restoration, LLC is an alternative wellness center that focuses on Assessing & Addressing Muscular System health as well as fitness and exercise. 

4. Client testimonials do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction of Austin Muscle Restoration outcomes. These are simply anecdotal experiences of our real customers and do not substitute for scientific research outcomes.


5. The viewer of this website assumes all risks associated with using information it contains, agreeing to hold harmless Austin Muscle Restoration, LLC and its owners and contract workers from all claims, demands, causes of action, liability, loss, damage, and/or injury that may occur from use of this website.

PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy Policy

Last updated: 2020-01-16 13:58:25



We value your privacy very highly. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using the www.austinmusclerestoration.com Website (the "Website") operated by Austin Muscle Restoration, a(n) Austin Muscle Restoration, LLC formed in Texas ("us", "we", "our") as this Privacy Policy contains important information regarding your privacy and how we may use the information we collect about you.

Your access to and use of the Website is conditional upon your acceptance of and compliance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to everyone, including, but not limited to: visitors, users, and others, who wish to access or use the Website.

By accessing or using the Website, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy. If you disagree with any part of the Privacy Policy, then you do not have our permission to access or use the Website.

What Information May We Collect and Store

We receive and store any and all information that you enter on this Website or provide to us by any other form of communication, including, but not limited to: electronic mail, regular mail and phone calls.

We collect and store the following information about you:

Categories of information that we collectSpecific pieces of information that we collect

Identifying informationName

Identifying informationPhone number

Identifying informationIP address

Identifying informationEmail address

Cookies


A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on your computer by your web browser. The file is added once you agree to store cookies on your computer or device, and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow sites to respond to you as an individual. The Website can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. 

This Website collects cookies and may use cookies for reasons including, but not limited to: 

  • Analyze our web traffic using an analytics package.

  • Identify if you are signed in to the Website.

  • Test content on the Website.

  • Store information about your preferences.

  • Recognize when you return to the Website.


Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better Website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This setting may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.

Children's Privacy


This Website is intended for use by a general audience and does not offer services to children. Should a child whom we know to be under 13 send personal information to us, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child to inform him or her that they cannot use this Website.

How we may use your information


We may use the information that you provide us for the following: 

  • Counting ad impressions to unique visitors

  • Verifying position and quality of ad impressions

  • Performing services

  • Providing customer service

  • Marketing and advertising

  • Analytics


With whom we share your information


We do not share your personal information with any third parties.

We may share your personal information with the following types of third parties: 

  • Email marketing vendors

  • Customer management systems

  • Parties that need to operate the website

  • Financial transactions processors

  • Social networks

  • Operating systems and platforms

  • Data analytics providers

  • Internet service providers



Sale of your information


We do not sell your personal information. To opt-out of future sales, contact us at shannon@austinmusclerestoration.com.

Analytics Programs


This Website uses Google Analytics to collect information about you and your behaviors. If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Third-Party websites


This Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than us. We provide such hyperlinks for your reference only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. It is up to you to read and fully understand their Privacy Policies. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. 

Do Not Track Signals


Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. We support Do Not Track (“DNT”). You can enable or disable DNT by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser. 

Opting out of us collecting personal information


You may opt-out of us collecting your personal information at any time by not inputting data into our website and by clicking unsubscribe on emails.

Changes to Privacy Policy


We reserve the right to amend this policy at any time. We will notify you of any changes to this Privacy Policy by posting the updated privacy policy to this website.

Questions


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at shannon@austinmusclerestoration.com.

DISCLAIMERS

Disclaimer

Last updated: 2020-02-15 12:26:53


 

Please read this Disclaimer carefully before using the www.ausinmusclerestoration.com Website (the "Website") operated by Austin Muscle Restoration, LLC, a(n) Sole Proprietorship formed in Texas ("us," "we," "our") as this Disclaimer contains important information regarding limitations of our liability. Your access to and use of the Website is conditional upon your acceptance of and compliance with this Disclaimer. This Disclaimer applies to everyone, including, but not limited to: visitors, users, and others, who wish to access or use the Website.

By accessing or using the Website, you agree to be bound by this Disclaimer. If you disagree with any part of this Disclaimer, then you do not have our permission to access or use the Website.

 

Products Disclaimer


The Food and Drug Administration does not evaluate the products or resources recommended on this Website. These product recommendations are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any medical conditions. Individual results may vary. Always consult with a medical health professional before using any product recommendations on this Website. 
 

Health and Fitness Advice


This Website offers health and fitness advice. This advice is designed for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice, treatment, or diagnosis of a healthcare professional. 

You should always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any fitness program, diet, or any other change in your healthcare routine. 

If you experience dizziness, faintness, shortness of breath or pain while exercising, stop immediately, and consult with a healthcare professional. 

Austin Muscle Restoration, LLC is not a licensed medical provider. 

You agree that you assume all responsibility when choosing to act on any of the health or fitness advice contained on this Website. 

 

Changes


We reserve the right to amend this policy at any time without any prior notice to you.
 

Questions


If you have any questions about this Disclaimer, please contact us at shannon@austinmusclerestoration.com.
 

AUSTIN MUSCLE RESTORATION

512-461-2856

We are located in SW Austin near MoPac and Hwy 290

Oak Acres Shopping Center

5716 W. Hwy. 290, Suite 111

Austin, TX 78735

©2016 BY AUSTIN MUSCLE RESTORATION. PROUDLY CREATED WITH WIX.COM

PRIVACY POLICY & TERMS OF SERVICE