Our Instructors

United States

Steven Capobianco

 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. read more…

Ethan M. Kreiswirth

PhD, ATC
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

MS, PT
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
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.

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Brett Sanders

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.

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Perry Nickelston

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.

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Abby Perone

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.

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Danny Porcelli

DC

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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C. Shante Cofield

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).

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Tim Simansky

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.

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Thomas J. Solecki

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.

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Meghan Helwig

DPT, PT

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

 DC

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

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).

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Jennifer Hutton

PT, DPT

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. 

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Aaron Crouch

DPT, ATC, CSCS

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

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.

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Milica McDowell

MSPT, DPT

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

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

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Courtney Conley

DC

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.

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John Campione

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.

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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. 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 sport and life.

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Lori Frederic

CSCS, CMT

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

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 compliment his Sport Medicine Physical Therapy focus.

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Jennifer Hauser

MPT

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

MA, ATC, PES, CES

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

DPT, PT, MSPT, CSCS

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

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.

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Beth Rizer

DC

Dr. Beth Rizer is a fun energetic movement junkie originally from Austin, Texas. Beth 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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Joe Lavaca

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.

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Steve Agocs

DC

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.

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Canada

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

DC

Justin studied Biological Sciences at University of Calgary and Health Sciences at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia prior to receiving a Doctorate in Chiropractic (D.C.) Graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic California West campus, he received the Palmer West Clinical Excellence and Virgil V. Strang Chiropractic Philosophy awards.

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Priscilla Belisle

DC

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.

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Becky McKee

PhD, CMT 

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.

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Jennifer Brooks

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?”

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Matt Brunke

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.

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Wendy Coren

DC

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.

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