Since 2007 Stephen Shortnacy has specialized in pain relief modalities to give his clients life changing results. As an ex-employee of the high-tech industry (including two tours of duty at Dell), Stephen understands how prolonged sitting in front of a computer and job stress can lead to chronic pain and muscle dysfunction. As a dancer, yogi, ex-rock climber, and ex-runner, Stephen knows that one’s passions can at times lead to injury and in some cases crippling injury. He understands the pain and needs of those who suffer from symptoms found in such conditions as ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, or spondyloarthropathy, which makes him a very effective therapist in treating and managing pain.
Stephen is a Licensed Massage Therapist, #MT104128 and completed his state required education with Texas Healing Arts Institute, THAI, in Austin, Texas. He also completed his Clinical Massage Therapy training with THAI. Clinical massage focuses on assessing the client’s structural bodywork needs to address specific postural & structural client complaints and to relieve chronic & acute musculoskeletal pain. The approach of clinical massage is to assess the client’s body for imbalance by determining which muscles are contracted short and which muscles are overstretched. From the assessment, various Swedish and clinical techniques are applied to restore balance to the body.
Stephen has utilized his expertise for over five years with Round Rock Chiropractic. There he has helped over a thousand people of various body types heal from their assorted injuries and pains. Stephen was formally educated in mathematics and physics at the school formally known as Southwest Texas State University (aka Texas State University). His analytical education has helped him develop a systematic approach to effectively and efficiently help you to become your better self. “Change happens when you are sick and tired of being sick and tired.” If you are ready for change, Stephen is ready to help.