Our InstructorsMeet the experts who drive our education programs.
DC, DACRB, CCSP, CSCS
Medical Director, RockTape
Dr. Capobianco holds a B.A. and M.A. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science in addition to a doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine. Steve is a practicing sports chiropractor, currently holding a Diplomate in Rehab from the ACA, in addition he is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, and a Performance Enhancement Specialists from the NASM. He is a certified in Active Release and Graston Technique provider that allows him to treat a myriad of musculoskeletal injuries using a combination of hand and tool release therapy.
Steve recently launched a sports specific rehab and performance institute called ProjectMOVE in Denver Colorado that focuses on identifying motor control dysfunction in an attempt to enhance human performance from the professional athlete to weekend warrior.
Steve is an avid athlete with a passion for sports. He has spent 25 years competing in ice hockey, lacrosse, triathlons, adventure racing, and natural bodybuilding. Steve is the Medical Director for Rocktape, pioneering evidence-informed education development that challenges the status quo in movement learning. He authored the Fascial Movement Taping manual and lectures world wide on the movement based taping technique.
Master Instructor, RockTape
Dr. Kreiswirth received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from California State University, Dominguez Hills. He has earned his PhD in Athletic Training from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Athletic Training. His current research is, The Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Injuries among Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fighters. Ethan is the owner of Kreiswirth Sports Medicine Systems, LLC, which delivers didactic and clinical programming of sports medicine needs. In the past, as the Medical Director for Velocity Sports Performance, Ethan has consulted with the Chinese Olympic Committee providing sports medicine mentorships overseas and in the United States. Additionally, Ethan is the Medical Director and Coordinator for the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF). Ethan was the Director of Athletic Training Education Program at Concordia University, Irvine in Orange County, California from 2008 to 2011.
Ethan’s additional positions include Medical Director of the All American Heavyweights Boxing Team, in conjunction with the 2012 USA Olympic Boxing Team, 11 years as the Head Athletic Trainer of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) from 1997-2008, where he also served as adjunct faculty in the Kinesiology Department. Prior to CSUDH, Ethan was Head Athletic Trainer in the Minor League Baseball system with the Sonoma County Crushers. He also served as a Football Assistant ATC at Santa Monica College in the mid-1990s.
Ethan also holds current certifications in the Functional Movement System, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and Professional Rescuer Instructor for the American Red Cross. He has been a contributing author in peer-reviewed journals’ such as International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Therapy, Journal of Athletic Training, and Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. Ethan has been a national speaker on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu injuries, as well as a multitude of sports medicine topics at the National Athletic Training Association Annual Symposium, Far West Athletic Training Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association symposium and Association of Ringside Professionals.
Master Instructor, RockTape
Stu is a teacher, a physical therapist, and a human movement junkie. Stuart began his PT career on the Big Island of Hawaii where he worked with all levels of athletes and orthopedic patients. Stuart owned and operated Champion Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy clinic in Denver, CO. Champion specialized in sport-specific analysis and treatment that utilized a biomechanical, manual and functional medicine approach to problem solving. Stu is currently a Director at Panther Physical Therapy and Sports Performance in Colorado where he continues to treat many athletes and patients of all levels.
Stuart graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Exercise Sport Science, emphasis on Sports Medicine, and Human Anatomy and Neurobiology. He went on to earn his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, CO. Stu has consulted for USA Triathlon, was the lead PT for the Colorado Ballet, and has gained a respectful reputation as a running and cycling expert. He is currently an affiliate faculty member for Regis University. He has submerged himself in SFMA Level 1 and 2, as well as become FMS certified. He also has completed Level 1 of 2 Functional Dry Needling certification.
Stu has presented on many topics including skiing, running, cycling, functional medicine, exercise as medicine, injury prevention, and functional ergonomics. Stu enjoys being active outside with running, biking, hiking and snowboarding as well as playing on sports teams such as ice hockey and soccer. His favorite thing to do is be with his amazing wife and their two awesome young children.
Master Instructor, RockTape
DPT, MSPT, CSCS
Tony Mikla is a sports physical therapist and performance coach. His practice is dedicated to the improvement of his clients’ performance in life and on the field. Dr. Mikla speaks and teaches nationally on sports physical therapy and is active in research having published multiple papers in international journals. He previously served as the Physical Therapy Manager at the world renowned EXOS in Phoenix, AZ, working with best athletes in the world. He is adjunct faculty in PT at Sacramento State University and Northern AZ University.
He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Track and Field Certified Coach, and has been working with athletes and clients on movement dysfunction and pathology for the last 20 years.
Tony works with all levels of patients and has developed a specialty in Sports Medicine over the years, working closely with world renowned surgeons, Recreational Clients, Tactical Operators, and Elite Athletes. He has published numerous articles on Training and Rehabilitation and kinetic linking for performance. Over his career, Tony has worked as a consultant for Professional Teams in the MLB and NBA, as well as individual athletes including, Olympic Champions, MMA Champions, PGA Tour Professionals, US Military Special Operators, and athletes from NBA, MLB, NFL, and NHL.
Tony has presented nationally for the APTA, NATA, and NSCA conferences. He has been an instructor for a long term sports medicine course in Northern California, and guest instructor at Sacramento State University and University of the Pacific PT programs. Currently he serves as adjunct clinical faculty for Northern Arizona University PT Program. Tony was a finalist for the 2014 NSCA Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year, and in 2015, Tony was named a finalist for the NSCA Sports Medicine Specialist of the year.
M.S., OTR/L, CEAS
Brett Sanders, OT has a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College. Brett has been an occupational therapist for 20 years and has treated in a variety of settings ranging from operating rooms to manufacturing floors. He began his career as a staff therapist treating hands, burns and providing acute care at St. Agnes Medical Center in Philadelphia. He joined NovaCare Rehabilitation in 1999 as a hand specialist moving quickly to expand his specialties to include ergonomics, job analyses and testing. He is certified in ergonomic evaluation and assessment and treats in a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, production, aerospace, food and beverage, distribution, construction, cable and meat packing. As a leader in onsite therapy and ergonomics, Brett is sought after for his ability to resolve difficult ergonomic issues regarding repetitive strain situations and injuries by teaming with management, educating employees and methodically achieving desired results. In his role as Regional Manager on the WorkStrategies National Team he manages all regional onsite work, leads education of clinicians on all onsite services and heads special projects for large clients including Amazon and Ahold/Giant.
DC, FMS, SFMA, NKT
Master Instructor, RockTape
Dr. Nickelston, is a Chiropractic Physician specializing in Performance Enhancement, Corrective Exercise, Metabolic Fitness Nutrition and Movement Assessment. He is an expert in myofascial, orthopedic, medical and trigger point soft tissue therapy combined with deep tissue laser treatment. Perry is a member of the Board of Directors and Medical Staff Advisor for American Institute for Medical Laser Application, a governing body for laser therapy education and also the Chief Medical Officer of LiteCure, LLC, a leading Class 4 deep tissue laser therapy company.
Perry is certified and trained as a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment Specialist (SFMA) as well as being certified Instructor for the Functional Movement Screen and owner of Stop Chasing Pain, LLC a sports medicine rehabilitation center in Ramsey, NJ.
Perry is regular columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic Journal, Livestrong, To Your Health Magazine, and writes for industry publications in health and fitness. He is a 1997 graduate from Palmer Chiropractic University and a master fitness trainer with over 20 years experience in the health industry. Perry is the creator of the RRTT® Recovery and Regeneration System for health and fitness professionals.
DC, CES, CF-L1
Dr. Perone is an athlete, a practicing sports clinician, and a teacher. Dr. Perone received her B.A. in English Literature and Psychology from Western State University of Colorado and her B.S.in Human Anatomy and Doctorate in Chiropractic from Parker University in Dallas, TX. Abby has experienced a rapidly-progressing, and exciting career as a sports clinician. In 2010, she was selected to be a part of a Sports Medicine team for the Colombian Olympic Committee in Bogota, Colombia where she worked with athletes ranging from gymnasts to marathoners to track & field athletes and tennis players. Dr. Perone then served on the Sports Medicine team for the NASL National Champion soccer team, the San Antonio Scorpions FC, in 2014 & 2015. She was also selected to serve on the Airrosti Athlete Services team for multiple CrossFit Regionals events and the CrossFit Games from 2013 -2016. Abby served as an Airrosti Provider and member of the Airrosti Rehab Centers Clinical Development team from 2012-2017, training and onboarding hundreds of new Airrosti Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and recovery specialists. Dr. Perone worked as the Director of Training & Clinical Projects and taught new Airrosti Providers how to evaluate musculoskeletal injury, identify the cause of movement dysfunction, and how to rapidly and effectively get patients out of pain. At Airrosti, Dr. Perone underwent leadership training and then had the opportunity to lead and educate her peers through performing on-site clinical evaluations and through developing and implementing leadership opportunities for Airrosti providers.
Abby has expanded her teaching platform to travel around the country teaching for Rocktape and Vyne Education and currently serves as the in-house movement specialist and sports clinician for CrossFit Love and Love Wellness, LLC in Philadelphia, PA. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Perone is a creative writer/blogger, a strong believer in the power of gratitude and mindfulness, and hosts a self-help and inspirational podcast called The Great. Love. Path.
Dr. Porcelli attended Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas Texas where he obtained a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine and a B.S. in Health and Wellness. Prior to attending Parker he received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, Orlando.
Danny was selected to be a treating physician at the 2010 Central American Games in Bogota Colombia and treated the speed skaters and Para-Olympic Triathletes. He was also selected for the 2013 & 2014 CrossFit Games and CrossFit South East Regionals. He has coordinated the Athlete Services for CrossFit events such as Wodapalooza, Thunderdome, and Box Battles.
Danny is the primary chiropractic physician and owner of XOC Chiropractic in Naples, FL . He combines joint mobilization, soft tissue treatments, and corrective exercises to obtain fast, effective and lasting results. He holds advanced certifications in soft tissue mobilization techniques such as Active Release Therapy and (ART) Graston Technique. Danny broke his back in the summer of 2006 as he slid down a water slide. He has since dedicated himself to educating and inspiring people to learn more their body and its great potential to perform, adapt, and heal.
PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF-L1
Dr. C. Shanté Cofield, aka The Movement Maestro, is a former Division I athlete with a passion for movement surpassed only by her passion for learning. Shanté graduated from Georgetown University and then continued her educational pursuits at New York University, graduating with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) and becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Shanté is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) who practices in Los Angeles, California with specialties ranging from CrossFit injuries to pelvic floor dysfunction. As a Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) provider, Shanté utilizes a movement-based treatment approach that incorporates manual therapy, NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT), corrective exercises, and techniques such as kinesiology taping and IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization). Additionally, Shanté is a Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist (FRCms) and holds a CrossFit Level I trainer certificate.
Shanté is the creator of The Movement Maestro, a website and social-media based platform devoted to all things human movement and mobility related. Shanté is a proud instructor for RockTape and considers herself fortunate beyond measure to be able to travel the country as an educator, promoting the benefits of movement and teaching others just how incredible the human body really is.
DC, DACBSP, CSCS
Dr. Simansky is a graduate of University of Scranton. He received his doctorate from New York Chiropractic College and became a Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Sport Physicians through Palmer South College. Additionally, Tim is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Driven by his fascination of human movement and dissatisfaction with current treatment paradigms Dr. Tim is on a continual hunt to expand his treatment toolbox.
Using a performance based approach he attempts to “optimize your function optimize your performance.” Dr. Tim holds certifications as a CrossFit Level 1, Olympic Lifting and USAW coach.
Tim dedicated most of his early life to sports and ended up attending University of Scranton where he was a multi-sport athlete. Tim is the self-proclaimed mad scientist of www.theWODdoc.com, a daily video blog dedicated to providing quality information on lifting technique, mobility, and nutrition.
PT, MSPT, DPT
Dr. Koniuto is a skilled Physical Therapist and the owner of Oakdale Physical Therapy & Fitness based in Johnson City, NY, which specializes in out-patient, sports injuries, orthopedic and general rehab, and prehab services. John’s primary clinical specialty is sports and orthopedic rehab, focusing on strength, balance, posture, and functional assessment while incorporating fitness strategies and their positive impact on the aging process. As a Certified Strength Training Specialist, and a Certified EMT he also has a special interest in injury prevention, wellness, and rehab using individualized kinesiology taping techniques and movement strategies.
John grew up in Upstate New York before he earned his BS and Master’s in Physical Therapy at Springfield College in Massachusetts, and his Doctorate from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He has worked with semi-pro sports teams and has extensive experience in various clinical settings such as private practice, hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes, scholastic and industrial companies. John values the professional relationships he has with his clients and the positive impacts he has on their quality of life.
DC, PhD©, DACBSP, DACRB, ICSSD, CSCS, CES, PES, FMS, FNS, SFMA
Level 1 USAW Sports Performance Coach
Associate Professor Dr. Thomas J. Solecki earned bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison before graduating from Logan College of Chiropractic. He had a private practice for ten years before becoming an Associate Professor at National University of Health Sciences for seven years and Adjunct Professor at Benedictine University for three years. He worked at DePaul University from August 2008 to June 2011 and University of Wisconsin-Parkside from August 2000 to April 2010. Dr. Solecki is board certified in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He holds over twenty certifications in strength and conditioning, sports performance and functional and soft tissue rehabilitation.
Currently Dr. Solecki is the team chiropractic physician for Northwestern University, Benedictine University, Chicago State University and the Chicago Bandits. He has an exclusive sports medicine practice. At these facilities, he evaluates and treats athletes in over 50 Varsity sports. He has been working in this capacity with Northwestern since September 2000, Benedictine since 2010, Chicago State since September 2015 and the Bandits since 2016. Dr. Solecki is a USOC network referral provider for Olympic athletes and has had the distinct pleasure of serving as a network team doctor for USA Gymnastics, working with both the men’s and women’s Olympic teams. He has also worked with professional softball players, Major League Baseball and the National Football League.
Dr. Solecki is a published author and has published in numerous peer reviewed journals. He has published on post surgical rehabilitation, Dynamic movements, functional movement taping and muscle testing and return to play guidelines regarding Concussion. Dr. Solecki is currently a PhD candidate at Concordia University Chicago in Exercise Physiology and Human Performance.
DC, CCSP, CSCS
Dr. Mulholland is a sports chiropractor and strength coach who has helped athletes of all levels with injury recovery and performance enhancement. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Ithaca College in 1996, and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2000. Additionally, he has post-graduate certifications as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP) and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
In addition to running his own private chiropractic practices, John has also acted as the Chiropractic Consultant for the United States Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY, successfully treating dozens of Olympic athletes. He has traveled extensively as one of the team chiropractors for the US Bobsled & Skeleton Teams and as the Sports Medicine & Performance Enhancement consultant for the New Zealand Cycling Teams. He has worked multiple World Championship events in a variety of sports, and has treated athletes from dozens of different countries. He recently returned from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, where he helped the New Zealand cyclists obtain two Olympic Medals.
Jennifer Hutton became interested in physical therapy at young age, when her youngest cousin was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. As he began treatments, Jennifer spent time observing him in different therapies, and subsequently determined that she would work with children in a similar capacity. She graduated from Loma Linda University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008, and moved back to her hometown Nashville, TN.
Jennifer currently works in one of the top children’s hospitals in Tennessee, treating the developmentally delayed population, as well as children with neurological and orthopedic diagnoses, both congenital and acquired. She is a Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement System (FMS), and a Myodetox Level 1 Certified (manual therapy) provider, and is the lead physical therapist in a regional combined specialty hip clinic, which offers preoperative and postoperative rehabilitation programs for local patients, as well as coordinated treatment plans with out of state physical therapists. Dr. Hutton works in conjunction with progressive orthopedic surgeons to develop cohesive, minimally invasive treatment programs. This includes a physical therapy approach to children with Perthes disease. She and her partners create content to educate the public on treatment alternatives, which include varied options for rehabilitation.
Dr. Hutton is involved in several community efforts for children with disabilities. She volunteers building adaptive bicycles for her local Amtryke chapter. She also serves on a committee that organizes an annual triathlon and is developing an adaptive sports camp, both for children with special needs. Jennifer truly enjoys working with children and believes that helping them achieve their independence, and empowering them to move better, will be pivotal as they progress in life.
PT, LMT, FAFS
Adam is owner and director of 360 Physical Therapy in Chicago, IL specializing in Applied Biomechanics. Adam is a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute), a provider of Active Release Technique (ART), and a master trainer for rehab & reconditioning for ViPR. His expertise lies in combining manual therapy with three-dimensional movement to address the underlying causes of pain. Adam presents to fitness & rehabilitation professionals internationally.
Adam’s professional career spans nearly two decades and includes clinical, management, consulting, education, performance/strength and conditioning , as well as ownership roles. His professional interests lie in a deeper understanding of human movement combined with manual medicine, and creating innovative therapy and business paradigms that facilitate the growth of his patients and colleagues.
Melissa McDowell, MS, DPT specializes in orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation. She is a certified by the ACSM as a Health Fitness Specialist. In addition to teaching courses in Kinesiology and Biomechanics in the Health and Human Performance Department at Montana State University-Bozeman, Melissa established Clearwater Physical Therapy in 2004, a practice where she maintains a clinical caseload in physical therapy. Clearwater offers state of the art technology like an Alter-G treadmill, IASTM, dry needling and kinetic chain integration. She is co-owner of Bluebird Medical Supply Company, a DME provider serving Southwest Montana which works with patients throughout the lifespan and functionality spectrum. Melissa is a co-founder of 4cSports Injury Analytics, a biomechanics analysis software company that works in the markerless motion capture space. An avid athlete who played basketball through college, she’s currently training for her 3rd Ironman triathlete, enjoys hot yoga classes, is an aspiring far biker, and is the proud mother to a 10-year-old black diamond skier.
MA, ATC, CSCS
Mitch serves as the Prevention, Rehab, and Physical Performance Coordinator at Missouri State University making him the leading expert on staff in the areas of injury prevention and rehabilitation. At MSU, he utilizes his knowledge of performance enhancement and sports medicine to coordinate the rehab and injury prevention programs for all 17 varsity sports. Currently in his 8th year at MSU, he has also served as strength and conditioning coach for Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, and Volleyball. His areas of interest are functional movement and biomechanics, high-speed treadmill training, and metabolics. Mitch is also founder and president of Maximum Training Solutions, LLC, a full service Sports Medicine and Sports Performance consultancy that he created to help coaches, trainers, therapists, and other health professionals and athletes to reach their full potential in the athletic related endeavors.
Over the years, Mitch has consulted with variety of clients including universities, private physical therapy clinics, large market health systems, personal training studios, and high schools. Mitch has personally worked with thousands of athletes throughout his career. His clients have won world series rings, played in the NFL, NBA and MLS, and competed in the Olympics, but they have achieved great personal success in local competitive events and leagues. Mitch is a noted speaker on both a regional and national level, and has been published multiple times in professional journals and coaching websites.
Dr. Jimmy Yuan is Chiropractic Physician with a fellowship in medical acupuncture that practices at Warrior Restoration in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Dr. Yuan is also a StrongFirst Team Leader and also certified in StrongFirst Lifter and Bodyweight. He is an instructor for Functional Movement Systems (SFMA and FMS) along with Titleist Certified Golf Fitness Instructor (Medical 3, Fitness 3, Junior 2, and Golf 2). Dr. Yuan also a presenting instructor for Active Release Techniques ® (ART ) and TRX Sports Medicine.
Some of the other certifications and instruction in his background include: Certified Kettlebell – Functional Movement Screen, CrossFit (Level 1, Juniors, Kettlebell), Level 1 Battle Ropes, RockBlades, Graston Techniques, RedCord (Active and Active Corrective), Functional Range Release (Upper), Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – C, ELDOA 1-3, Fascial Stretch Therapy, and Flexible Steel
He has consulted for multiple NCAA teams, professional sports teams and athletes (PGA, LPGA, MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL), including being a consultant for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Dr. Conley graduated Magna Cum Laude from the National University of Health Sciences with a Doctorate in Chiropractic in 2003. She also holds a B.S in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from the University of Maryland. Dr. Conley currently owns and operates Total Health Solutions in Golden, Colorado where she has put together a team of skilled professionals to treat the weekend warrior to the ultra distance athlete. They are currently working on a second location within the CrossFit community.
Dr. Conley specializes in working with endurance athletes improving function and performance. She particularly enjoys working with the triathlete and ultra distance running communities with a special interest in foot and gait biomechanics. Her extensive continuing education has been focused around foot assessment, lower extremity biomechanics, and gait analysis. She currently is working on developing a gait analysis lab in Golden, CO.
Her most recent certifications include Functional Dry Needling, Master’s In Gait: Current Concepts in Human Locomotion and Running Injuries, Advanced Biomechanics and Myokinematic Restoration courses with the Postural Restoration Institute. Dr. Conley also has studied under Dr. Pavel Kolar, and utilizes Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization protocols.
Dr. Conley is a triathlete herself, and competes regularly in the circuit. She is addicted to movement, and the desire to learn which has enabled her to relate to her clientele and achieve success. Her true love is her family and her beautiful 4 year old girl.
DC, CSCS, CES
Dr. Campione is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. He is a graduate of the National University of Health Sciences receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2010. John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the West Virginia University School of Medicine.
John specializes in physical rehabilitation being board certified in Physiotherapy in the state of Illinois using a blend of chiropractic manipulative therapy, soft tissue manipulation and corrective exercises to treat ailments of the human neuro-musculo-skeletel system. He holds post¬graduate certifications in acupuncture, strength and conditioning with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, corrective exercise with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Functional Movement Systems, Neurokinetic Therapy, Active Release Technique, and kettlebell training with the World Kettlebell Club.
John has 12 years experience in healthcare having worked in a wide variety of physical therapy clinics and hospitals as well as having seven years experience as a personal trainer and strength coach. He is a contributor to the World Kettlebell Club blog and is an adjunct faculty member at local colleges.
Dr. McKee holds a BS in health and physical education and an MS in sports medicine from the University of Illinois. In addition a PhD was acquired in holistic nutrition.
She is an expert in Healing therapies for both humans and equine including myofascial release, accupressure, tuina, cranio-sacral and Thai massage. Rebecca has been a clinician in equine healing arts and has dedicated her life to the education and training of students and athletes so that they may reach their greatest potential for participation in life.
She taught all levels including being a professor and coach at the collegiate and international levels. Becky owns Bodyspecialist and Equi-Balance working as a biomechanical bodyworker to create the best balance between horse and rider as possible.
An avid athlete who played basketball, fast pitch softball and field hockey in college, she continued to become a natural international bodybuilder and today works at staying in shape for life’s many twists and turns.
PT, MEd, CERP, CCRP
Jennifer Brooks, PT, decided to combine her love of horses with her professional skills as a Physical Therapist. In 2000, she began studying equine, and later canine, anatomy, kinesiology (the study of movement) and equine pathologies. Much of her continuing educational pursuits in equine PT have involved understanding the benefits of modalities with thoughts of “How can I utilize these proven methods that help humans, to help heal dogs, horses and other mammals?”
Jennifer started her professional career as a licensed Physical Therapist (PT) graduating with a B.S. in PT from Russell Sage College, Troy, NY, in 1985. She went on to receive her M.Ed from Rivier College, Nashua, NH in 1995. She has taught at two are colleges in the Master’s PT Programs at University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and at Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH. Jennifer is a University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture faculty member for their Certificate Program in Equine Rehabilitation.
Jennifer has spent the last 13 years focused on studies in canine and equine rehabilitation. She attended the Equine Rehabilitation Institute in Loxahatchee, Fl and received her Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification in 2006, and her Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification in 2012 through the collaboration of Northeast Seminars and the University of Tennessee Veterinary College. She continues to grow her equine, canine and human knowledge base with continuing education in both disciplines.
LMT, SFMA, FMS, NKT CF-L2
Stacey has been dedicated to human movement and athletic performance since 1997, and licensed as a Sports Massage Therapist since 2005.
She is credentialed by the most respected educational organizations regarding human movement, performance training, and soft tissue treatment and she is continuously expanding her knowledge of the human form in motion. You can find her in one of her three Front Range clinics treating athletes, coaching a mobility class, or teaching Performance Movement Taping for RockTape. She has been a featured author in massage publications regarding the use of kinesiology tape in treatment as well as a guest speaker at various conferences pertaining to movement as it relates to sport and functional strength.
A former competitive adventure and mountain bike racer, runner, and CrossFit athlete, she’s fully aware of the dedication needed to achieve and exceed your goals. Professionally, she’s managed large fitness facilities as the lead trainer, taught educational programs for trainers obtaining their certifications, as well as offered many health and wellness insights to groups through public speaking, writing for publications, and sporting events.
She is a proud member of the Alpine Rescue Team, a volunteer EMT, mom to four awesome rescue dogs, and a very happy plant based athlete.
PT, DPT, OCS, CFSC, FMS, FMT-C, SFMA
Joe is an experienced outpatient orthopedic clinician who graduated from Sacred Heart University with his Bachelor of Exercise Science Degree in 2008, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010. Joe began his career with Sports PT of NY where he was facility manager of their Midtown location for several years. Since that time Joe has obtained certifications in movement screens for both the FMS and SFMA, Functional Strength Coaching, as well as Fascial Movement Taping and Performance Movement Techniques through RockTape. Furthermore, he has successfully completed his Board Exam to become an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.
Joe is interested in education and injury prevention with a strong passion for teaching and has served as a mentor for many student physical therapists from prestigious academic institutions. Through prior teaching experiences with nationally recognized CEU providers he has frequently traveled throughout the country to teach healthcare practitioners about Kinesiology Taping and Movement Assessment Principles. Like his counterparts, Joe prides himself in staying current in the most up-to-date evidence-based research, and has experience in Maitland-Based Manual Treatments, Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Kinesiology Taping and movement assessment/performance screening which allows him to give individualized care to each of his patients.
Dr. Steve Agocs is a chiropractor with special interest in pain neurology and movement. Steve has been teaching postgraduate seminars for RockTape since 2013 and is an associate professor at Cleveland University – Kansas City.
Steve is certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Functional Movement Systems, Cox Technic and others. In addition to teaching for RockTape, Steve does technical writing of manuals, blogs and in publications for the company. Steve has special interest in CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting, kettlebells and other less traditional sports. Steve is currently working toward his CCSP (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician) in 2017-2018.
DC, Business Development
Dr. Evans graduated from the National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) with a Doctorate in Chiropractic in 2001. Alyson owned and operated a private practice in Colorado for 7 years that focused on the treatment of common sports related injuries. Alyson has lectured nationally for the past 15 years on lower extremity biomechanics, gait analysis, functional rehabilitation and kinesiology taping. One of Alyson’s greatest passions is helping other medical providers grow and develop their businesses.
Alyson’s love for business and medical education landed her in various executive sales and education development roles with medical product companies while in practice. After she sold her practice, she has focused her energy on opportunities that arose from growing a successful chiropractic business. For the past 5 years, Alyson has been at the helm of medical business development for RockTape, while balancing life as a mother to 3 small children.
DVM, CCRP, CVPP, CVA
Dr. Brunke was born and raised in Queens, NY and obtained Bachelors of Science in Animal Science from Cornell University. Matt attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and did clinical rotations at Purdue University. Dr. Brunke started private practice in Columbia County, New York in 2004. Matt was the first veterinarian in the Capital District to be certified in canine rehab (CCRP through the University of Tennessee) and oversaw a rehab practice from 2007-2012. Matt also became certified in pain management and acupuncture. From Dr. Brunke’s education and clinical experience he has developed a big picture approach that takes into account not only the physical ailments of his patients but their interrelationships with their environment and owners.
Through this holistic approach, Matt is better able to assess the needs of his patients and improve the results of his integrative therapies. Dr. Brunke’s special interests are in palliative care and sports medicine, especially with canine athletes and working dogs. Matt is also working on his career path candidate program for the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Currently, Dr. Brunke is the Head of Rehab, Sports Medicine, and Integrative Services at North Country Veterinary Referral Center in Queensbury, New York. When not at NCVRC, he can be found outside training for triathlons and marathons.
Dr. Wendy Coren received her D.C. from New York Chiropractic College in 1980 where she attained Dean’s list. Coren Chiropractic Care opened in Norwalk Connecticut 1980 with Dr Coren as director. Dr. Coren was awarded the Woman Chiropractor of the Year in 1988 followed by Chiropractor of the Year in 1991.
She instructed veterinarians and chiropractors in Human Induced Equine Imbalance for AVCA CE credits 2007-2008 as well as at Equine Affaire in Massachusetts and Ohio. She co-founded Equalign Chiropractic Systems LLC with David N Lundquist DC and Dustin S Coren DVM in 2006, providing courses and health care services to veterinarians, their clients and their human partners.
She holds memberships and certifications with ACA, AVCA certified in Animal Chiropractic, International Veterinary Chiropractic Association, Connecticut Chiropractic Association, Florida Chiropractic Association, and is
certified in veterinary orthopractic manipulation.