Our Instructors

United States

Steven Capobianco

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. read more…

Ethan M. Kreiswirth

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.

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Stuart Wilson

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. read more…

Tony Mikla

Master Instructor, RockTape

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 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.

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Brett Sanders


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.

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Perry Nickelston

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.

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Abby Perone


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.

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Danny Porcelli


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.

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Tim Simansky


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.

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Joe LaVacca


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


Meghan Helwig, Doctor of Physical Therapy, is an expert in manual therapy maintaining a Full Body Certification in Active Release Techniques (ART) and Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) Level 3. She is also a Level 3 Titleist Performance Institute Medical and Fitness provider.

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Reid Nelles


Dr. Reid is a chiropractor whose passion is to restore and improve qualities of movement of not just the athletic population, but anyone he sees. Reid earned his Bachelor of Science from University of Minnesota – Duluth where he then followed his passion onto Northwestern Health Sciences University to pursue a Doctorate in Chiropractic. While attending Northwestern, Reid was fortunate to be chosen for the Medical Staffing of the World Sport Games in Lignano, Italy which kick started his infatuation with sports chiropractic. The day immediately after graduating Reid packed up his wife and dog in a car and moved down to Golden, Colorado. It was there that Dr. Reid was able to hone is experience and gain even more knowledge of movement patterns, corrective exercises, hands-on techniques, and so much more within the athlete population.


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Jon Mulholland


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).

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Aaron Crouch


Dr. Aaron Crouch is a Physical Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as a Strong First SFG Level 1 Instructor. As a former NCAA Division I baseball player he understands the value in achieving and maintaining optimal movement for his clients.

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Adam Wolf


Adam’s professional credentials include Licensure in Physical Therapy (IL) and Massage Therapy (IL) & Fellow of Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute)(09). Some of his certifications include Level III practitioner of Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT)Enhance Running TechnicianFunctional Range Conditioning (FRC) & Functional-Neuro-Orthopedic Rehab (FNOR) provider. His professional career spans nearly two decades and includes clinical, management, consulting, education, performance/strength, and conditioning, as well as ownership roles. He is the founder of The Movement Guild in Chicago.

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Milica McDowell


Milica McDowell, MS, DPT specializes in orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation. She is a certified by the ACSM as a Health Fitness Specialist.

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Mitch Hauschildt


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


Dr. Jimmy Yuan is Chiropractic Physician with a fellowship in medical acupuncture that practices at Warrior Restoration in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona.

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John Campione


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.

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Evan Hauger


Dr. 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, he serves as a resident clinician at the Kime Performance Institute in Sacramento, California. Growing up, Evan was a multi-sport athlete, and went on to play baseball at Shasta College. 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 sports and life.

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Lori Frederic


Lori is the owner and lead consultant for Balance Biomechanics based in Littleton, CO specializing in injury proofing employees in high hazard industries to prevent costly musculoskeletal injuries by optimizing human movement in any environment.

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Russel Dunning


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 compliment his Sport Medicine Physical Therapy focus.

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Jennifer Hauser


Jennifer is a Physical Therapist with 19 years of experience and the Manager of eleven clinics for Select Physical Therapy. She has achieved success in the treatment of surgical and non-surgical orthopedic injuries, Sports Medicine, and Back Pain during Pregnancy with her manual therapy skills, taping and functional treatment philosophies. She recently opened Select’s newest clinic inside Crucible CrossFit in Jacksonville, FL and works extensively with CrossFit athletes.

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Mike Stella


Mike Stella is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Performance Enhancement Specialist who is dedicated to helping all athletes and people overcome injuries and functional limitations. Mike has rehabilitated and reconditioned athletes from a variety of levels and sports, not only helping them return to competition, but also increasing their resilience to future injury. Mike utilizes a potent combination of Manual Therapy techniques and corrective exercise that work to identify and eliminate the underlying causes of injury, while educating athletes on best practices in training and recovery.

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Jessica Hill


Dr. Hill completed her professional training at Simmons College where she earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy and her Clinical Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2002. She is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, certified Specialized Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) level 1 practitioner, certified Functional Movement Screen (FMS) level 1 practitioner, and a certified Functional Movement Techniques provider through RockTape.

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Stacey Thomas


Stacey has been dedicated to human movement and athletic performance since 1997, and licensed as a Sports Massage Therapist since 2005.

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Beth Rizer


Dr. Rizer is an energetic movement enthusiast originally from from Austin, Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Western States. She then followed her passion for helping people and earned a doctorate degree at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon and is Board Certified in Physical Therapy. read more…

Steve Agocs


Dr. Steve Agocs is a chiropractor with special interest in discomfort* neurology and movement. Steve has been teaching postgraduate seminars for RockTape since 2013 and is an associate professor at Cleveland University – Kansas City.

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Julia Mitchell

PT MScPT, BA HKin (Hons)

Julia is a Physiotherapist from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is a proud Xaverian, receiving a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Human Kinetics from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, before going on to complete a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2008. While completing her physiotherapy degree, she travelled to Glasgow, Scotland to learn from private and public sector physiotherapists during clinical placements.

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Justin Tan


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 Norris 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


As a Chiropractor, Priscilla has always been attracted to sports and the biomechanics of these disciplines. While a student, she joined the sports therapist teams at the university and college volleyball area.With over 10 years of experience in swimming, she has expanded her practice in triathlon, cycling, running, crossfit and weightlifting. She completed in 2017 a postdoctoral certificate in sports chiropractic at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières.