Dr. Offutt is an extensively trained Integrative Medicine physician who treats patients with complex health issues using a wide array of individualized strategies for healing. She cherishes her relationships with her patients and approaches her care viewing each patient as a whole person. Her goal is to partner with patients to empower them to regain vitality, strength, mental clarity, energy, purpose, and a desire to share their gifts with others. Dr. Offutt was recently appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society).
Dr. Kevin is an osteopathic physician that embraces mind, body, and spirit as an approach to complete health. He finished a Sports Medicine fellowship in 2020 following completion of an Integrated Family/Neuromusculoskeletal Residency through the Institute for Non-Surgical Orthopedics in South Florida and is currently board certified in all three specialties.
Having a strong foundation in manual medicine, he believes the body’s inherent capacity for healing provides the cornerstone to hands on diagnoses and treatment for a variety of common and unique symptoms and conditions. Rather than limit diagnosis to laboratory evaluation and biomechanics of joints, the osteopathic concept expands the view of disease and pain to include impaired or altered function of all related components of the skeletal, visceral, arthrodial, and myofascial structures and their corresponding vascular, lymphatic, and neural elements.
Recognizing there can be multiple layers of pain and symptoms experienced, Dr. Kevin addresses root causes of health issues on an individualized basis. In addition to manual medicine, nutritional counseling, heavy metal examination, and lyme disease/co-infection testing, regenerative medicine involving prolotherapy or platelet rich plasma may be offered to strengthen and stabilize compromised ligaments and/or tendons from previous trauma.
As a new addition to Heart and Soul, Dr. Kevin looks forward to establishing a working relationship with his patients by reinforcing the concept that rational treatment is based upon an understanding of basic principles that the body is a unit capable of self regulation, self healing, health maintenance, and that structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.
Keri Velez, a board- certified family nurse practitioner, joined Dr. Offutt and the Heart and Soul Integrative Health and Yoga team in October 2020.
She is a local of Marble Falls and received her bachelor of science in nursing from University of Texas at Arlington. She has been a registered nurse for approximately 6 years primarily in the medical surgical unit and earned her masters of science in nursing from Chamberlain University. After graduation, practiced in the field of urgent care in Waco, TX and then moved back to the Hill Country with her husband, Alex, and daughter, Ava. She enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.
“Our fingerprints never fade from the lives we touch.” I am excited to support my patients on their journey of health and wellness. I have seen first hand the effects of integrative medicine and I am ready to help make positive changes in my patient’s lives.
Megan Biggs is an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner who specializes in functional medicine and integrative therapies, and has over 10 years experience in cardiology, electrophysiology, and intensive care. In 2020, she completed her Post-Master’s Certification in Integrative Health and Healing Therapies from the University of Minnesota, and is a candidate for certification from the Institute of Functional Medicine. She completed her Bachelor of
Science in Nursing at Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX and then earned her Master of Nursing from Grand Canyon University, and subsequently her Post-Master Adult Gerontology Acute Nurse Practitioner certification. She holds a national certification from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) as a Nurse Practitioner. She has taught for 8 years for clinical and capstone courses including pharmacology, Advanced Concepts in Complex Adult Health, Foundations of Nursing, Health Assessment, and has most recently worked in academia as an assistant professor for Nightingale College based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Brad Offutt, is a 1,200 hour certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga© 500 E-RYT instructor, a teacher of teachers, inspirational leader, and member of a growing local community of yogi’s. His passion for restoring and revitalizing his health and sharing it with others is the product of his yoga education and practice. Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga ignited him and taught him ways to inspire others through the practice of asana, self-inquiry, and meditation. His classes demonstrate his dedication to inspire others to make positive life changes. Brad currently is the lead teacher at Heart & Soul Yoga Marble Falls, Texas. Focused on the individual as part of the bigger community, Brad teaches balance, flexibility, strength, and the optimal level of fitness for each student. Brad is a graduate of Baptiste Levels 1, 2 & 3, Art of Assisting, Advanced Art of Assisting and was part of the First class of FIT to Lead (advanced leaders/teachers training). Brad has taught in 4 countries on 2 continents and 10 different states. Awaken to possibility! Brad Offutt is also a licensed Bodyworker with skills to help with pain reduction through the Mobility Freedom Technique that he developed from his studies of bodywork across the world.
Jen Terrell is a certified wellness and movement coach and joined the Heart and Soul Bodywork team in April of 2022. She received her B.S. in Health and Fitness Management from Midwestern State University. After sustaining several injuries playing collegiate basketball, she followed her true passion of body performance and recovery by completing her Masters of Physical Therapy at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. Over the past 20 years, Jen has enjoyed working in a variety of settings helping patients regain optimal movement and function.
Specializing in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, Julie combines acupuncture and bodywork in a unique way to help patients manage a myriad of pain management issues and other health concerns. In treatment, Julie utilizes a variety of needling techniques such as traditional tap and set acupuncture, dry needling and subcutaneous needling as well as cupping, gua sha, bodywork and electroacupuncture.
Julie’s treatment style can range from gentle to more direct, depending on the needs of the individual patient. Julie meets patients where they are and tailors her treatments accordingly. Either way treatments are designed to root out problem areas in as few sessions as possible so patients can get back to feeling their best sooner than later. Other areas of specialty include autoimmunity, emotional wellness, reproductive health, prenatal labor prep and other general health concerns. Patients find they receive multiple benefits from their time in Julie’s care, such as pain relief, reduced anxiety, better sleep, a favorable mood, a balanced appetite, improved energy and many other holistic benefits.
At the root of Julie’s treatment philosophy is somatic mindfulness. Also known as the mind-body connection. As a holistic practitioner, Julie approaches all treatments through intentions of wholeness. The mind and body are not separate. One cannot be treated without the other. In each treatment, Julie aims to provide a space for clients to discover a personal connection between their physical experience and how that experience is both affecting and being affected by their mental and emotional activity. Each session aims to bring new awareness and shift the nervous system out of fight or flight into rest and digest. It is within this space where healing occurs.