Our Instructors

United States

Milica McDowell

Senior Director of Medical, RockTape
MS, DPT, EP

Dr. Milica McDowell is the Senior Director of Medical for RockTape, her background is as an orthopedic physical therapist. She has worked with athletes from high school kids to the weekend warrior to pros from the NFL, NHL, MLB, XGames, Pro rodeo, triathlon, and the performing arts. Dr. McDowell has a background in team sports, yoga, Pilates, CrossFit, clinical bike fitting and rehab for ultra-endurance athletes.

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Steven Capobianco

 DC, DACRB
Sr. Director of Medical Education, RockTape

Steven Capobianco has been a practicing chiropractor since 2003 with his main focus on helping his patients/clients move in a meaningful way. He has supplemented his traditional education with a diplomate in rehabilitation from the ACA Rehab Council as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist from the NSCA and Performance Specialist from the NASM.

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Ethan Kreiswirth

PhD, ATC
Director of Medical Education, RockTape

Dr. Kreiswirth earned his PhD in Athletic Training from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah. His research focus has been The Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Injuries among Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fighters, in addition to, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization.

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Raphael Castro

MS, DC, CCEP

Dr. Castro is a sports chiropractor whose passion is to help athletes regain and to pursue their athletic goals. Castro attended Life University for all three of his degrees, bachelors in biology, a masters in injury management, and his doctorate in chiropractic. Castro has also participated in a few volunteer trips in various countries helping bring healthcare to underserved areas and he still sits on the board of Spinal Missions, a non-profit that sends chiropractors to these underserved areas.

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Jennifer Hutton

DPT

Jennifer Hutton became interested in physical therapy at a 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.

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Caroline Seidel

DC

Dr. Seidel is a board-certified Chiropractic Physician out of the Denver, Colorado area. She found a passion for guiding others towards leading a fulfilling life uninhibited by pain after she herself experienced the benefits of chiropractic, rehabilitation and exercise as a teenage athlete. She then started her education journey by earning her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from New Mexico State University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Western States. Caroline also obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.

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Courtney Conley

DC

Dr. Courtney Conley is a chiropractic physician specializing in foot and gait mechanics. She holds a B.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, as well as a B.A. in Human Biology in addition to a doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from the National University of Health Sciences. She is the owner and operator of Total Health Solutions in Golden, CO. There she heads patient care with a specific focus on restoring gait mechanics and helping people resolve chronic foot problems.

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Jennifer Dieter

MPT

Jen is a physical therapist with 22 years of experience and the manager of 9 clinics for Select Physical Therapy. She has achieved success in the treatment of cervical and lumbar spine, surgical and non-surgical orthopedic injuries, sports medicine, back pain during pregnancy and women’s health patients with her manual therapy skills and functional treatment philosophies. She recently opened their newest clinic inside Crucible CrossFit™ and works extensively with CrossFit athletes.

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James Mor

ATC, DPT

Dr. Jaime Mor is a licensed Performance Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer that specializes in orthopedic/musculoskeletal system as well as sports performance integration and return to sport. He has worked in clinical orthopedics, sports performance, and on the sidelines treating a wide range of athletes. Human performance and movement optimization is his goal with every patient he works with, ensuring they establish an adequate functional strength baseline as well as foundational movement patterns.

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Carlos I. Roel

DPT, ATC, CSCS

Carlos is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. He brings to RockTape, experience in providing rehabilitation, athletic training, and first responder services to all levels of adapted and able-bodied athletes and non-athletes. After receiving his doctorate in Physical Therapy, Dr. Roel completed a residency in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) at the Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, California.

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Stuart Wilson

MSPT
Master Instructor, RockTape 

Stu is a teacher, a physical therapist, and a human movement junkie. He 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 was formerly an affiliate faculty member for Regis University.

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Tony Mikla

Master Instructor, RockTape
DPT, MSPT, CSCS

Tony Mikla is a sports physical therapist and performance coach. His practice, Kime Performance Institute, is dedicated to the improvement of his clients’ performance in life on and off 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. At Kime, he oversees the Master Clinician Development Program, a pathway to developing clinical mastery in sports medicine.

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Brett Sanders

M.S., OTR/L, CEAS, COEE

Brett has been an Occupational Therapist for over 20 years and has treated in a variety of settings ranging from operating rooms to manufacturing floors. As a leader injury prevention, workers compensation injuries and ergonomics, Brett is sought after for his ability to reduce musculoskeletal injuries by teaming with management, educating employees and methodically achieving desired results.

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Abby Perone

DC, CES, CF-L1

Dr. Perone is an athlete, a practicing sports clinician, and a teacher residing in St. Petersburg, FL. Dr. Perone’s practice, Love Health, takes a functional approach to the human body.

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Danny Porcelli

DC

Dr. Danny Porcelli knows pain and knows performance. He broke his back in 2006 one year prior to starting his chiropractic doctorate. He has crossed the Gulf Stream on a paddle board in the dead of night, raced triathlons, practiced MMA and just took up tennis in his 40’s. Now he uses his knowledge and personal experience to treat, teach and inspire others about the beautiful design and ability of their bodies to move and heal.

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Tim Simansky

DC, DACBSP, CSCS

Dr. Tim Simansky is a sports chiropractor, strength coach, and international lecturer. He is most notably known for his involvement in functional fitness where he has created a niche providing rehabilitation, injury prevention, and performance training for active populations.

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Joe LaVacca

PT, DPT

Joe is a Physical Therapist and Functional Strength Coach, whom also holds the title of Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, in addition to numerous other movement certifications including FMS/SFMA, and FRC/Kinstretch. All of which have helped shaped Joe’s unique view on movement. Born and raised on Staten Island, NY, Joe made his way up to CT for graduate school where he graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science.

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Meghan Helwig

DPT, PT

Dr. Meghan Helwig is a sought-out Doctor of Physical Therapy in Southern California.  She started Primal Strength Physical Therapy on the east coast and then packed up to follow her dream to live and practice on the west coast.

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Reid Nelles

 DC

Dr. Reid is a chiropractor whose passion is to restore and improve qualities of movement. Humans are made to move, so this concept doesn’t stop at just athletes but extends to everyone.

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Jon Mulholland

DC, CCSP, CSCS

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).

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Aaron Crouch

DPT, ATC, CSCS

Aaron Crouch is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Performance Coach for KIME Performance Physical Therapy. A Northern California native that competed on the baseball team at the NCAA Division 1 level at Sacramento State. Injuries through sport have influenced his journey into Physical Therapy with a Sports Medicine focus and contributes to his passion for movement and helping clients achieve their goal of returning to their athletic self.

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Adam Wolf

PT, LMT, FAFS

Adam’s professional credentials include Licensure in Physical Therapy (IL) and Massage Therapy (IL) and Fellow of Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute, 2009). Some of his certifications include Enhance Running Technician, Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), Dry Needling Certified, Neurokinetic Therapy level 3(NKT), Functional-Neuro-Orthopedic Rehab (FNOR) provider, and has his certificate of competency in vestibular rehabilitation.

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Mitch Hauschildt

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.

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Jimmy Yuan

DC

Dr. Jimmy Yuan helps world-class athletes improve their performance through leading chiropractic treatments and various techniques. His training has allowed him to treat some of the most elite athletes in the world. Dr. Yuan was a member of the treatment team for the winners of the 2018 Ryder Cup, Team Europe.

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John Campione

DC, CSCS, CES

Dr. John 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 in 2005.

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Evan Hauger

DPT, CSCS, SFG I

Evan Hauger is a sports physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is also a Strong First Certified Level 1 instructor. In addition to teaching for Rocktape Evan is the Director of Business Development and Master Clinician at KIME Human Performance Institute. Growing up, Evan was a multi-sport athlete, and went on to play collegiate baseball. Through multiple personal injuries related to his athletic career, Evan realized that he has a passion for improving the way people move and enhancing their performance in sport and life.

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Lori Frederic

CSCS, LMT

Lori Frederic, aka The Movement Ninja, focuses on protecting physical workers from injury and pain through movement mechanics and badassery.  Lori aims to raise the importance of posture and movement work in high hazard, blue collar industries. Her company Balance Biomechanics based in Littleton, CO provides early symptom intervention and safety training in material handling and ergonomics with the goal to improve the well-being of workers in any manual labor environment.  She loves speaking on a regional and national level to inspire the “old and stubborn” along with the “young and bulletproof” in high hazard industries.

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Russel Dunning

MPT, SFG ll

Russell Dunning is a sports physical therapist and strength coach. He comes from a Martial Art and Strength Athlete background. After his academic years, which includes a Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering and Physical Therapy, he pursued becoming a StrongFirstKettlebell Instructor to complement his Sport Medicine Physical Therapy focus.

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Mike Stella

MA, ATC, PES, CES

Mike Stella is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Performance Coach, Impassioned Educator, and Athletic Training Entrepreneur who currently owns and operates The Movement Underground in Farmingdale, NY. A trailblazer in the field of Athletic Training, Mike has paved the way for many ATs to start their own clinic businesses, and in doing so, has fundamentally challenged traditional roles in the profession.

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Jessica Hill

DPT, PT, MSPT, CSCS

Dr. Hill is a physical therapist, founder of movement solutions company Movement Matters, LLC in VT, and an instructor for RockTape USA.  She has over 18 years of clinical experience in general orthopedics, sports medicine, industrial rehab, pre-post surgical care, performance enhancement, personal training, and injury prevention.  She has worked with patients/clients across the age and movement spectrums – from highly sedentary people to highly active populations including athletes of all levels, law enforcement, and the military.  She is dedicated to making the world a better place through movement and lives by the guiding principle to “always leave it better than I found it.”

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Stacey Thomas

LMT, SFMA, FMS, NKT CF-L2

Stacey Thomas has been a movement professional since 1997 and a massage therapist since 2005. Her education in movement and therapeutic application spans neurokinetics, biomechanics, soft tissue modalities, strength, and conditioning, and she is credentialed by the most respected organizations in these fields.

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Beth Rizer-Hatch

BS, DC

Dr. Beth Rizer-Hatch is a fun, energetic, movement lover originally from Austin, Texas.
She earned her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Western States. She then followed her passion for helping people and earned a doctorate at University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.

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Steve Agocs

DC

Dr. Steve Agocs is a chiropractor with over 20 years of clinical and teaching experience. Steve is the Assistant Dean of Chiropractic Education at Cleveland University – Kansas City and has been a RockTape instructor since 2012. Steve continues to see patients at KC CARE Health Center as a volunteer clinician and works extensively with persistent pain patients, as well as LGBTQ+ patients. Steve is certified in FMS and SFMA and enjoys working with less-traditional sports and movements like kettlebell and club training.

 

Canada

Iain Kemp

MPT

Iain is a Physical Therapist from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is a self proclaimed hater of the cold, so much so that his body developed a literal allergy, which begs the question, why does he live in a place that’s cold for 6 months of the year? The answer? Winnipeg isn’t a place, it’s a people. He graduated in 2009, receiving a Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours) from the University of Manitoba, where he would go on to practice as a CSEP Certified Personal Trainer for 8 years. As a diligent study, Iain’s penchant for movement and personal struggles with injury led him back to school to complete a Masters in Physical Therapy, again from the University of Manitoba, in 2013.

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Elizabeth Frey

FCAMPT, MCISC(MANIP), MSc. PT, MSc, BPHE, BSc, MCPA Physiotherapist, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Provider, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Liz holds a BSc and BPHE from Queen’s University; a MSc in Exercise Physiology from the University of Toronto, and a MSc (PT) from McMaster University. In 2010 she went on to complete a third Master’s degree from the University of Western Ontario in Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy. She has also achieved the designation of Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT), the highest level of training in orthopaedic manual therapy. Liz has completed her contemporary medical acupuncture training through Mc Master University as well as AFCI.

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Julia Mitchell

MSPT

Julia Mitchell is a Canadian Physiotherapist and RockTape Instructor, with a passion for supporting women during pregnancy and postpartum. She completed her Master of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Kinetics with Honours from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has worked in the private practice physiotherapy industry in Nova Scotia for many years, and is proud to provide focused, movement based, one on one care to all of her clients.

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Justin Tan

DC

Dr. Justin is a chiropractic physician specializing in optimal health performance. Graduating with a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Palmer West College of Chiropractic in California, he received the Palmer West Clinical Excellence and Virgil V. Strang Chiropractic Philosophy awards.

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Brad Norris

Me.Ed, D.Ac

Brad is a kinesiologist / exercise physiologist and strength coach. He earned a Master’s Degree with a specialist in exercise science and biomechanics from East Tennessee State University. He is also a former member of the Canadian National Bobsleigh Team and Canadian Track and Field program.

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Priscilla Belisle

DC

Priscilla completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2007. Having always had an interest in sports, she completed a short program in Sports Chiropractic in 2017 and obtained her International Certified Chiropractic Sport Practitioner (ICCSP). She also has her Level 1 Functional Movement Screen Certified Specialist – FMS, Active Release Technique (Full body certified – 2013), Cox technique (2010), Kinesiotape Technique (2012) and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS 2018).

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