- Performance Sport & Family Chiropractic
- Lake Mary, Florida 32746
I got my Bachelor of Science in Human Biology with a focus in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Texas in Austin. I then went on to obtain my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL, where I graduated with an Academic Excellence Award, Summa Cum Laude, and Salutatorian of my class.
Specialties & Certifications
A large portion of my thought process comes from the Functional Anatomy Seminars system of principles. I have gotten certifications in the Functional Range Release myofascial technique for the spine and also a certification as a Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist, which really blends seamlessly into the weightlifting world and leads to amazing outcomes.
Athletic & Training Background
I played a variety of sports growing up, which I really believe helped me avoid a lot of injuries in my youth so that's something I preach a lot to parents and young athletes. I dabbled in basketball, track, and cross-country, but moved towards really focusing in on baseball and tennis in my high school years. I never played college ball, but still had a burning need to continually improve and train, so I took up powerlifting recreationally. What started as a hobby turned into a real passion and eventually a large part of my career. During chiropractic school, I started developing ideas about how I could integrate what I was learning with my strength and conditioning knowledge to better serve strength athletes. I currently compete in the USAPL federation and can't see myself ever wanting to stop trying to continually improve day in and day out.
Current Role Working With Athletes
My current role working with athletes is in my clinic, Performance Sport & Family Chiropractic, where I practice with my wife, who is also a powerlifter. When we envisioned out clinic, we wanted a place where a strength athlete could come in and get assessed correctly. That meant being able to see them under load and how they respond to it. That really forms a basis of where we go with our treatment. The thing that sets us apart is that we can assess a technique on the spot, do our treatment, and then reassess under the bar to see what changes we've made. In addition to working with strength athletes in our clinic, we routinely work in our community with local gyms and crossfit boxes as well as with a local collegiate baseball team.
My treatment philosophy is very simple. There is no bad movement, just a lack of preparation. My job as a therapist is to treat any injury you have and also ensure that you have the prerequisites to perform a movement, whether that be in training or in life. We talk a lot about perfect positions, but the reality is that eventually your body is going to be in a bad position. You need to be familiar with that position and be strong there so as to minimize the risk of injury when it occurs. If the only time you ever see a bad position is when you don't want to, injury is inevitable.
"No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable." - Socrates