Dr. Perry Nickelston
DC, FMS, SFMA
Master Instructor, RockTape
DC, SFMA, NKT
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.
Ed Le Cara
Director of Trans Global Education, RockTape
PhD, DC, ATC, CSCS
Dr. LeCara has worked as a strength and conditioning coach, athletic trainer, and chiropractor for over 20 years. Ed holds a PhD in Athletic Training with a research emphasis on lumbar instability and rehabilitation. He had this original research published in May 2014. Since 2000, he owned and operated SportsPlus in the San Francisco Bay Area where he helped endurance and high intensity athletes prevent and overcome injuries.
Ed was the Vice President of Sports Science and Human Performance at 24 Hour Fitness Corporate offices in San Ramon, CA until March 2013. In addition, he held hospital privileges at the VA Northern California Health Care System in Martinez, CA from 2009 – 2013.
Ed moved to Dallas, TX in July 2014 to develop The KinetikChain. The KinetikChain delivers performance therapy for high intensity and endurance athletes by treating the muscular, skeletal and neurological systems of the body to enable people to live an active lifestyle.
Dr. Steven Capobianco
Medical Director, RockTape
DC, DACRB, CCSP, CSCS
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.
Dr. Alyson Evans
Medical Director, Marketing and Sales – RockTape
DC, CCSP, CES, PES
Dr. Evans graduated from the National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) with a Doctorate in Chiropractic in 2001. Dr. Evans owned and operated a private practice in Colorado for 7 years that focused on the treatment of common running, cycling and sports related ailments.
Alyson had been involved with the athletic and fitness industries for 10 years prior to entering private practice as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Alyson has lectured nationally for the past 15 years on lower extremity biomechanics, gait analysis, functional rehabilitation and kinesiology taping. She has consulted with a variety of healthcare providers during that time as an expert on foot, knee and hip treatment. Her exposure with many challenging patient cases in practice has helped her broaden her knowledge about human biomechanics. Dr. Evans continues to see challenging patient cases while balancing her time as the Medical Marketing and Sales Director for Rock Tape and the mother of 3 young children.
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.
Dr. Justin Brink
DC, CCSP, CES, PES
Dr. Brink completed his undergraduate studies at the California State University of Sacramento, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology. He then completed his doctoral studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic West. Prior to entering the chiropractic health care field Justin was on the academic route towards becoming a dentist until a personal experience with severe low back pain took him down a different path. He was motivated by the power of the human body to heal.
During his studies, he started working at S.C.O.R.E. under Dr. Ted Omura, (chiropractor for the UFC, Strikeforce, and MMA fighters, professional triathletes and Olympic medalists). Justin’s passion for sports inspired his pursuit of post-doctorate level courses. He is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP) by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP), and certifed in Active Release and Graston Technique. Justin is also a certified Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement Specialist through National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Justin was an All-American waterpolo player in college, and still loves to play when time permits.
Medical Division Manager , Athlete Services Director- RockTape
Dr. Adamcik , a former college athlete, holds a B.S in Business Administration and Sports Management and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer Florida. After graduation, she worked in Daytona Beach, FL area at an evidence-based clinic where she treated athletes of all kinds from professional wrestlers, NASCAR drivers and crew members, pro surfers, skateboarders and soccer moms.
A recent transplant to Texas, Jo is excited to continue adding more skills to her arsenal. She can be found directing athlete services at some of the most demanding athletic competitions in the US and participating in them as well.
DPT, MSPT, CSCS
Dr. Mikla is a physical therapist and performance coach specializing in movement and functional restoration. Tony is the Manager of Physical Therapy for EXOS in Phoenix, AZ (formerly Athletes Performance) and is the Founder of Theraflix, LLC, a web based resource for PT’s and their patients. 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 is a finalist for the 2014 NSCA Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year.
DC, DACBSP, ICSSD, CSCS
Dr. Stark completed a bachelors degree at North Dakota State University in Exercise Physiology and then went on to Northwestern College of Chiropractic where he completed his DC degree and subsequently pioneered an American residency in the specialty of Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation. Tim practiced in West Fargo, North Dakota for almost ten years before moving his family to Australia to assist with the development of a new chiropractic program at Murdoch University. This new School of Chiropractic and Sports Science allowed opportunities to instruct Physical Rehabilitation, Clinical Orthopedics, Clinical Neurology, Physiotherapeutics and Applied Clinical Nutrition courses. He was also the Chair of the post-graduate and graduate programs including the Masters of Sports Science. While in Australia, he contributed to the development of a ‘sister’ chiropractic program in Japan.
Tim’s publications are on the topics of physical rehabilitation and strength and conditioning. His current research efforts are directed towards Human Performance (injury prevention and recovery) and Rehabilitation and establishing a standard progressive process for implementing and teaching physical rehabilitation.
In the last four years, Tim has transitioned from being a fulltime lecturer & Chair of the Clinical Sciences Department at National University of Health Sciences, to the Dean of the College of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University and now more recently, the Director of the Human Performance Center at NWHSU. He also coordinates the post-graduate educational programs for Northwestern Health Sciences University for the specialties of Sports Chiropractic and Physical Rehabilitation. He is the Past Chair of the Education Commission for the Federation of International Sports Chiropractic (FICS).
Dr. Steve Agocs
Dr. Agocs is a chiropractor specializing in Structural Optimization. He has been in practice since 2000 and has also been an educator on the faculty at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City since 2007. Since moving to Kansas City, Steve has maintained a practice for low-income and uninsured patients in a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment at Kansas City CARE Clinic.
Since 2009, Steve has taught over 65 postgraduate seminars nationally and internationally. He has published articles and peer-reviewed papers in Dynamic Chiropractic, Chiropractic Economics, Chiropractic History and Virtual Mentor, the online ethics journal of the American Medical Association. Steve is also co-author of RockTape’s Fascial Movement Taping Study Guides for Level 1 and Level 2 seminars.
Steve is certified in Thompson Technique chiropractic, Fascial Movement Taping, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab, Provocation and Motion (FAKTR-PM). He is a Level 1 CrossFit® Trainer with special interest in kettlebell training and weightlifting and trains athletes out of Crossfit I35. In practice, Steve has special interest in working with chronic pain patients as well athletes in less traditional sports such as CrossFit, weightlifting, cycling and shooting sports to name a few.
MS, ATC, CSCS, CES
Steve serves as the Director of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at Assess, Treat & Condition, an outpatient clinic in Carbondale, Illinois. He has 15 years experience in a combination of roles treating a variety of patients including athletes from high school to college as well as professional athletes in the NFL and Olympics.
Steve has also taught in the Department of Kinesiology at Southern Illinois University as well as serving as both a clinical instructor for the Athletic Training Education Program and as an guest lecturer in the Physician’s Assistant program during their orthopedic rotations. He has also instructed over 1000 clinicians in continuing education courses emphasizing his system called Fascial Movement Patterning which evaluates and treats the interface of neuromyofascia. His treatment and teaching approach is very hands-on from performing manual therapy techniques to corrective exercises.
Steve earned a Bachelor of Science-Athletic Training from Southern Illinois University. He holds a Master of Science in Exercise Science & Health Promotion with an emphasis on rehabilitation science from California University of Pennsylvania. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. In addition to his academic degrees, he holds additional certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and National Strength & Conditioning Association.
Dr. 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.
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.
Ethan M. Kreiswirth
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.
Dr. Smith is a sports chiropractor, exercise rehab specialist, and educator. She specializes in sports therapy, CrossFit injuries, developmental kinesiology with the Prague School of Rehabilitation, and functional patterns from Postural Restoration Institute (PRI). She is in private practice and Medical Director of The Changing Room LA gym in Hollywood, CA. Trish is the creator of EmpowerFlow, a small group class designed to improve human performance through breathwork, movement flows, and meditation.
Trish is a certified Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise Trainer (DNSET) and Graston Practitioner. She is also certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional Movement Systems (FMS), and is a member of the International Society of Clinical Rehab Specialists (ISCRS). Some of her professional highlights include CrossFit Games clinician and consultant to the tv show The Biggest Loser’s athletic training staff.
Trish is a creative mover herself and currently trains in Olympic weightlifting, kettlebells, Indian/steel clubs and the Ido Portal Method.
DCm DACBSP, C.Ac.
Dr. Hoven has been helping people feel good and move better since 1991 when he graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic. A Colorado native, he played sports competitively and was inspired to dedicate his life to health and wellness following a neck injury he received on the football field as a junior in high school. Jim has owned 5 practices and served as team doctor for his high school and began speaking at businesses, civic organizations, schools and even government agencies throughout the Denver Metropolitan area.
Jim is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer. He has completed his Diplomate in the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. Jim has completed his Functional Movement certification in SMFA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment). He is a member of the Board of Sports Physicians. He is a certified acupuncturist and a NAET practitioner.
Because of his deep love for educating and inspiring others to be their best through healthy living, Dr. Hoven has expanded his lecturing and presentation platform to a national level. He now serves a corporate and executive role as the Vice President of Education and Compliance for HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Wellness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Dan Lent-Koop
Dan Lent-Koop is a 1996 graduate of the University of Southern California School of Physical Therapy and Biokinesiology. He has specialized in outpatient orthopedics and has managed, owned, and operated multidiscipline therapy facilities for 15 years. He received his Certification in Hand Therapy and the upper quarter in 2005 and is currently pursuing his clinical specialty in electrophysiology. He is the Director of Rehabilitation Services for the University of New Mexico, Sandoval Regional Medical Center. His special interests include running biomechaincs and efficient movement. Dan has been a contributor to Triathlete magazine, is a competitive age group triathlete, and is married with four children.
DC, DACBSP, CSCS
Dr. Simansky is a graduate of University of Scanton. 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 unsatisfaction 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.
LMT, SFMA, ART, CFL1
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. 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. Stacey, a plant based athlete; is a proud member of the Alpine Rescue Team and a volunteer EMT.