Our Clinical Advisors and Instructors

Graston Technique Instructors and clinical advisors are committed to providing the highest caliber of hands-on training available., based on evidence-based research and industry best practices. This team of GTS Credentialed experts serve as our Graston Technique training faculty who regularly conduct regional training courses all over the United States educating other clinicians on the use of GT instruments and protocol.

We’re extremely proud of the 50+ advisors and instructors that help us shape the future of Graston Technique therapy.

Jackie Shaker

DPT, MS, OCS, LAT, LMT, GTS
Senior Clinical Advisor

Jacqueline Shakar DPT, PT, GTS

Jackie has maintained a clinical practice in musculoskeletal physical therapy for more than 30 years, specializing in manual therapy and lower extremity biomechanics, including custom foot orthotics. She is a professor at Mount Wachusett Community College, where she has taught anatomy, kinesiology, clinical orthopedics and evidence-based practice/clinical research for more than 20 years. Jackie is an avid runner and works with a number of elite and recreational runners and triathletes. She also works with high school and college athletes. She has been a GT instructor since 2007. Jackie is also the clinical advisor for Graston Technique®. She completed a transitional Doctoral Degree at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2010. Jackie became board-certified as a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2011. She earned a master's degree in physical therapy from Boston University in 1983. She has been an Athletic Trainer since 1984, and she received a certificate in massage therapy from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in 2001.

Mike Ploski

MS, MEd, PT, ATC, OCS, GTS
Clinical Advisor

Mike Ploski ATC, PT, GTS

Mike maintains a clinical practice at a rehabilitation company with four sites in the Indianapolis area and is a guest instructor in orthopedic manual therapy at the University of Indianapolis. He was a clinic director in Indianapolis for 12 years for a national rehabilitation company. Prior to that, he was a Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer for the PGA Tour and the CART racing league. Mike has been a GT-trained clinician since 1996 and a GT instructor since 1998. He joined Graston Technique, LLC in 2013 and now serves as Clinical Advisor. He works in close collaboration with the faculty members who teach Graston Technique in the curriculum of advanced degree programs in physical therapy and athletic training and represents GT at national conferences. Mike received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College in 1984 and a Master of Education degree with a major in exercise physiology from Temple University in 1986. He earned a Master of Science degree from the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis in 1988. He has been a certified Athletic Trainer since 1985 and board certified in orthopedics since 1998.

Ashli Linkhorn

BS, DC, CCSP, CCEP, PES/CES—NASM, RKC, GTS
Clinical Advisor

Ashli Linkhorn BS, DC, CCSP, CCEP, PES/CES—NASM, RKC, GTS

Having found Chiropractic via her own injury, Ashli has been a Sports Chiropractor for 20 years now, owning an office just outside of Atlanta. She has been Adjunct Faculty member at Life University since 2008 teaching a variety of classes including Orthopedic Diagnosis, PhysioTherapy, Functional Assessment and Rehab of Kinetic Chain, On Field Emergency Mgnt, Taping and Bracing. Ashli has a passion for helping others, patients, students, and colleagues. Having found Chiropractic via her own injury, Ashli has been a Sports Chiropractor for 20 years now, owning an office just outside of Atlanta. She has been Adjunct Faculty member at Life University since 2008 teaching a variety of classes including Orthopedic Diagnosis, PhysioTherapy, Functional Assessment and Rehab of Kinetic Chain, On Field Emergency Mgnt, Taping and Bracing. Ashli has a passion for helping others, patients, students, and colleagues.

Sheila Wilson

DC, ICCSP, FICC, GTS
Clinical Advisor

Sheila Wilson DC, ICCSP, FICC, GTS Clinical Advisor

Sheila is a team physician for Indiana Invaders Track and Field and has served as president and secretary of the ACA Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness, sports committee chair for the Indiana State Chiropractic Association and editor of Sports Talk Newsletter. She treats professional, amateur and weekend athletes with GT at her clinic and is a perfect coach for clinicians interested in IASTM. She has been a GT instructor since 2006 and a GT Clinical Advisor since 2018. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Pittsburg State University in 1991 and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1995. She received an International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma in 2001. She is a certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and the owner of Georgetown Chiropractic Clinic in Indianapolis.

Lori Hiatt

OTR/L, CHT, GTS
Clinical Advisor

Lori Hiatt OTR/L, CHT, GTS Clinical Advisor

In 2008, Lori became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and opened a private practice in which she blends normal movement patterns and postural restoration to improve functional performance. Lori has been a Graston Technique� therapy instructor since 2006 and became a Graston Technique� Clinical Advisor in 2017. Lori received a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1984. She began her career in the area of brain injury rehabilitation, specializing in neuro-developmental treatment for adults. In 1993, she changed her focus to outpatient orthopedics and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1994. Her interest in soft-tissue mobilization continued, leading her to the Graston Technique� in 2004.

Jason Bennett

PT, PhD, SCS, ATC, GTS

Tim Demchak ATC, GTS

Tim is professor and Program Director of the Masters of Athletic Training Program at Indiana State University. He primarily teaches pre-healthcare, Massage Therapy, and Athletic Training courses. His current research projects include using Light Therapy to treat pain and chronic pain syndromes; improving strength gains, and combining Light therapy Graston Technique Therapy.

John Dang

BSc, DC, MSc, GTS

John Dang BSc, DC, MSc, GTS

John Dang graduated from the University of Alberta with a specialization in Pharmacology in 1998 and went onto pursue his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life Chiropractic College West in California. He has practiced as an associate doctor in several multidisciplinary clinics in both Calgary and Vancouver, and now oversees the operation of 3 multidisciplinary health centres in the Vancouver area. Aside from providing his patients with the highest quality care in clinical practice, “Dr. John”, as his students call him, shares his time teaching in a multitude of capacities. He is a part time faculty member at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, instructing courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology as well as Orthopaedic Assessments to students training to become Registered Massage Therapists. He’s been a faculty member at The Boucher College of Naturopathic Medicine where he instructs naturopathic students in the art and science of the “adjustment” in their physical medicine department. He is also a contracted instructor for Graston Technique and has been requested to deliver seminars all over North America. Dr. John is a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) and is a WCB, ICBC, DVA & RCMP provider. He is fully certified in both Active Release Technique, ART (c) and Graston Technique ©. He also holds certification as a ROCK-Doc Kinesio-taping therapist, as his particular areas of interest are in sports injuries and exercise rehabilitation and currently participates as a member of the health team that provides treatments for triathletes in the gruelling Iron Man competitions. Most recently, Dr. Dang has obtained his SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) certification as well as his full TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) training, both of which allows him to better diagnose not only Golf related injuries but also most musculoskeletal dysfunctions in a myriad of other sports. Aside from the mobilizations of joints and the restoration of functional movements, he also has training in and is able to provide Shockwave therapy, Cold laser (low level) therapy, and Digital Radiography (X-rays). As he is passionate about sharing knowledge and emphasizing education to his patients, he has just recently completed his Master’s Degree in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction (MSHAPI) at the Northeast College of Health Sciences in New York, and believes that to be a great doctor, is to be a great educator. Knowledge and information are powerful components to assisting patients in taking charge of their own health! When asked about why he decided on a career as a Doctor of Chiropractic, he responds by saying, “my passion for sports and an active lifestyle made me realize that I wanted to be involved in the health and wellness industry. I have always been fascinated by the human body and its amazing capacity to heal and recover from stresses and injuries. Chiropractic provided me with a career in which I was able to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose, treat and help educate others on the many aspects of health and wellness. And now, on a daily basis, I am able to affect the lives of my patients and have seen many of them achieve what can only be described as the best they’ve ever felt.” Furthermore, he believes that “there is a place in the clinical world for all types of therapies, including pharmaceutical and surgical, and it is crucial that all clinicians work together to determine the best treatment for a patient, and he stresses the utmost importance of changes to lifestyle, exercise, and ergonomics”. His treatments are comprehensive, systematic, and based on the best clinical evidence available. Each patient is entitled to all the necessary care and attention that is required to facilitate their recovery, and the integration of other allied health professionals are always considered.

Justine DeLuccio

PT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT, SFMA1, CKTP, GTS

Justine DeLuccio PT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT, SFMA1, CKTP, GTS

Justine DeLuccio PT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT, SFMA1, CKTP, GTS is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and a manual therapy fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Ms. DeLuccio has had faculty appointments at Rutgers University (formerly The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) Graduate Program in Physical, Long Island University and has been a guest lecturer at Seton Hall University, Dominican College and others. She has given a variety of invited lectures to interdisciplinary audiences, dancers, athletes and the public. Ms. DeLuccio has lectured in the APTAnj sponsored Educational Series, presented a Poster at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in 2002, and a Research Platform Presentation at the APTA Annual Conference, 1993. Publications include Misegades J, Rasimowicz M, Cabrera J, Vaccaro K, Kenar T, DeLuccio J, Stapleton D. Functional movement and dynamic balance in entry level university dancers. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2020 Aug;15(4):548-556 and an article in OPTP 18;3:06: Instrument Assisted STM Utilizing Graston Technique®: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective. Additionally she has provided guest interview commentaries for professional and public magazines, newspapers and newsletters. She holds various movement and assessment based certifications through Functional Movement Systems and the Gray Institute and practices using the SFMA and MovNat principles. In addition to using movement based applications to treat the neuromyofascial system she uses connective tissue manual therapies including Dry Needling, Myofascial Decompression (MFD) and Graston Technique® Therapy. She has been a Graston Technique® instructor since 2005 with contributions to curriculum development, including M2 stroke development. Ms. DeLuccio received an Associate Degree in Physical Therapy from The Pennsylvania State University in 1984, a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Long Island University in 1992 and was awarded the prestigious Mary McMillan Scholarship, a national award given by the American Physical Therapy Association. With the objective of highlighting prevention, Ms. DeLuccio has also developed and executed injury prevention programs in house for dancers and collegiate sports teams at Rider University, The College of New Jersey, and for the South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory affiliated with the University of South Carolina’s Department of Dance. She has travelled with the Princeton University Women’s Lacrosse team. She is co-founder of the Dance Performance and Injury Prevention project with Princeton Dance and Theatre (PDT) Director, Talin Kenar. Ms. DeLuccio joined the PDT faculty as a conditioning coach and advising physical therapist dedicated to educating and supporting PDT dancers in gaining the knowledge, strength, good habits, and durability to excel in their dance training. To support her vision of professional autonomy Justine opened Movement Logic orthopaedic manual & sports physical therapy P.A. in Lambertville, NJ in 2009. As the sole owner and practitioner in this cash practice she treats individuals in all levels of life, competition and performance. She brings a skill set that includes a holistic, multimodal and eclectic movement based approach based on best evidence emphasizing manual therapy and individualized exercise prescription to restore authentic movement capacity throughout the neuromyofascial system so her patients can participate in all levels of life, work, sport and performance in a context driven environment.

Tim Demchak

PhD, ATC, GTS

Tim Demchak PhD, ATC, GTS

Tim is professor and Program Director of the Masters of Athletic Training Program at Indiana State University. He primarily teaches pre-healthcare, Massage Therapy, and Athletic Training courses. His current research projects include using Light Therapy to treat pain and chronic pain syndromes; improving strength gains, and combining Light therapy Graston Technique Therapy.

Michael Dillon

ATC, GTS

Michael Dillon ATC, GTS

Mike Dillon serves as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Health and Performance. In that role he oversees the Athletic Training, Nutrition, Mental Health and Strength and Conditioning units for the Athletic Department. He also serves as the sport supervisor for the men’s and women’s golf teams. Prior to serving in this role, Dillon was the Senior Associate Athletic Trainer caring for multiple sports during his 17 year tenure at the University of Washington. Prior to joining the staff at the University of Washington, Dillon was an athletic trainer for Disneyland Resort (2005-2007), UCLA (2002-2005) and completed a fellowship at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA (2001-2002). A graduate of University of the Pacific in 1999, he completed his master’s degree and graduate assistantship at Indiana University in 2001. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Sammamish along with their 4 boys, Matthew, Parker, Tyce & Ryder.

Brad Finer

DC, GTS

Brad Finer DC, GTS

Brad is a diplomate of the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology and a professor at Northwestern Health Sciences University in the College of Chiropractic. He practices in The Bloomington Natural Care Center in Minnesota. He has a diverse chiropractic practice that focuses on pain syndromes and dysfunctional disorders of the articular, peripheral nerve and myofascial systems. Dr. Finer began incorporating Graston Technique in his practice and has served as a GT instructor since 2007. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John's University and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University.

Jason Bennett

PT, ATC

Jason Bennett PT, ATC

Jason has been a licensed athletic trainer and physical therapist for over 15 years and is currently an assistant professor at Carroll University. He is actively involved in research involving risk assessment in sports and overuse running injuries. Dr. Bennett is a past member of the USOC Sports Medicine Staff and has worked with NCAA Div I, Div III, Olympic, and professional athletes. He studied athletic training at the University of Wisconsin, and went on to receive a Master of Science in physical therapy from Clarke University and a PhD in orthopaedic and sports science from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

Greg Kelley

PT, ATC, GTS

Greg Kelley PT, ATC, GTS

After practicing acute care and working with Division I college athletics at Brown University, Greg moved to outpatient rehabilitation. He currently works for New Hanover Regional Medical Center in an off-site outpatient clinic. He enjoys volunteering his services and has spent time working with both the CVS Caremark Charity Classic and high school baseball teams in New Hanover County, North Carolina. He has been a GT instructor since 2007. Greg received a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy from Northeastern University and holds a certificate in athletic training.

Randall Lazicki

PT, DPT, ATC, OCS, SCS, CSCS, TSAC-F, GTS

Randall Lazicki PT, DPT, ATC, OCS, SCS, CSCS, TSAC-F, GTS

Randall is a clinician and Lead Physical Therapist at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School in Fort Bragg. In addition, he serves as an adjunct faculty member at Campbell University s Doctor of Physical Therapy program assisting in the instruction of musculoskeletal practice and therapeutic exercise components. Dr. Lazicki is a Board Certified Athletic Trainer, Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS), and a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). He also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F). Dr. Randall Lazicki graduated from Wingate University with a Bachelor of Science in athletic training and received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy through Elon University. He continued his post-professional education and completed a Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship at Duke University providing care and management of the defined sub-specialty, Intercollegiate Division I Athletics. He is completing a Doctorate of Education (EdD) in kinesiology through University of North Carolina.

Ryan Lystad

DC, GTS

Ryan Lystad DC, GTS

Ryan specializes in a hands-on approach to adjusting the spine, and focuses on prehab and rehab exercises. He uses Function Movement Screening, FMS, and SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) to identify asymmetries and imbalances of potential areas that might become injured. Ryan also specializes in golfers utilizing the TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) system. Ryan has been a GT Instructor since 2014. Dr. Lystad has always been a supporter of athletics and sports, specifically rugby. He played collegiate rugby for 4 years with MSUM. While in chiropractic school, he had the privilege of playing on the elite men s team for Life University. In Denver, his passion for rugby brought him the opportunity to work with the Denver Barbarian Rugby Football Club. Ryan attended Life University for his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Lystad and his wife opened their own chiropractic practice, Innovative Chiropractic Center, and run it together.

Dave Mansfield

MA, MSPT, CHFS, CSCS, GTS

Dave Mansfield MA, MSPT, CHFS, CSCS, GTS

Denise has over 30 years of clinical experience in the areas of sports medicine and out-patient orthopedics. Over the years, she has taught numerous workshops on lower extremity biomechanics and orthotic intervention. Additional clinical interests include manual therapies and post-operative rehabilitation. She attended her first Graston Technique course in 2013, and discovered that GT?s educational emphasis and treatment approach further enhanced her clinical practice. Denise is an Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program at Shenandoah University, and conducts clinic hours at PRO Physical Therapy in Winchester, VA. She received her Master Degree in Athletic Training from Old Dominion University, a Physical Therapy degree from West Virginia University, and a transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from University of South Alabama.

Larry Munger

Ph.D., ATC, LAT, GTS

Larry Munger Ph.D., ATC, LAT, GTS

Larry works at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as an assistant professor in the Master's of Athletic Training program. He continues his clinical work by spending time at Lubbock Christian University, covering specific rehabilitation needs and game coverage. Dr. Munger has worked in a variety of athletic training settings ranging from collegiate and professional sports, to rehabilitation clinics, and as an educator in both undergrad and graduate programs for athletic training and physical therapy. Assignments have included the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe, Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer, Texas Tech University, Lubbock Christian University, William Jewell College, and multiple Sports Medicine clinics. Dr. Munger graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree with an emphasis in human movement/higher education from Texas Tech University. He earned a Master of Science in sports health care from Arizona School of Health Sciences and undergraduate degree in sports science from the University of Kansas. In addition to being a certified and licensed athletic trainer, he is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Dr. Munger is a lifetime learner who has gained advanced training and certifications in manual therapy, corrective exercise and rehabilitation, and movement screening techniques which include: Graston Technique, Fascial Manipulation, Fascial Distortion Model, Applied Functional Science, Corrective Exercise, Blood Flow Restriction rehabilitation, and Movement Screenings and Assessments.

Reena Pathak

DC, GTS

Reena Pathak DC, GTS

Dr. Reena Pathak: Committed to Patient-Centered Chiropractic Care Education and Qualifications Dr. Reena Pathak is a summa cum laude graduate with a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from National University of Health Sciences. She holds a strong foundation in healthcare, with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from the same institution. Dr. Pathak furthered her knowledge by earning a diploma in Health Sciences from St. Clair College, specializing in Medical Laboratory Technology. Advanced Training and Certifications Dr. Pathak’s dedication to patient care extends beyond her core chiropractic education. She is certified in various modalities, including Acupuncture, Kinesio Tape, Graston Technique® Therapy, and FirstLine Therapy, Applied Kinesiology. This comprehensive skillset allows her to tailor treatment plans to each patient’s specific needs. Teaching and Mentorship Dr. Pathak’s passion extends to education. She has shared her expertise in Graston Technique as an assistant instructor since 2008 and has held the lead instructor role since 2017. Dr. Pathak also serves on the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB) as a Governor on their Board of Governors. Treatment Philosophy Dr. Pathak welcomes patients of all ages. She is a strong advocate for chiropractic care and complementary medicine, seamlessly integrating these approaches into her patients’ well-being. By combining a variety of chiropractic techniques with rehabilitation and personalized exercises, Dr. Pathak creates individualized treatment plans. She firmly believes in active patient participation and education as key elements in optimizing health outcomes. Professional Affiliations Dr. Pathak actively contributes to the chiropractic community through her memberships in: College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Michael Racette

DPT, OMT, GTS

Michael Racette DPT, OMT, GTS

Mike is a licensed Physical Therapist working full-time at an outpatient, orthopedic practice. Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College and then his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Sacred Heart University. After graduating, Mike enrolled in a two year fellowship with the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Through continued training Mike has become specialized in the evaluation and treatment of the spine as well as other orthopedic conditions. Mike believes in a holistic, well-rounded approach with his patients through a mix of manual therapy, exercise and patient education. By conducting a thorough evaluation, Mike will identify mechanical stressors and educate the patient on how to reduce pain quickly whether it be sleeping, driving, sitting, or performing higher level activity. Mike is also trained in Dry Needling, Blood Flow Restriction Therapy and the Graston Technique. Mike enjoys playing golf, exercising, and spending time with friends and family. Mike currently resides in Pawtucket, RI.

Trevor Roberts

MPT, GTS

Trevor Roberts MPT, GTS

Trevor is a center manager in an outpatient orthopedic setting for VibrantCare Rehabilitation. As a physical therapist with more than 15 years of experience, Trevor is skilled in the treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction, and also enjoys working with industrial injuries, chronic pain and postural dysfunction. As a runner, he is passionate about both preventing injury and restoring function as quickly as possible after injury. Trevor takes pride in providing quality education in the clinic, in the profession, and in the community. In the clinical setting, he trains multiple physical therapy students each year, and also works as a teaching partner for the Dignity Family Practice Residency Program where he trains physicians during their orthopedic rotations. In the community, he works with Rocklin Youth Soccer Club, providing athlete assessment and team education on sports performance and injury prevention. He also has provided lectures on Back Safety for UPS and the Yolo County Health Department. Trevor has been a GT instructor since 2010. Trevor received a Bachelor's degree in physiology, with a minor in exercise physiology, from University of California Davis and a Master's in physical therapy from Western University of Health Sciences.

Robert Stow

Ph.D., ATC, GTS

Robert Stow Ph.D., ATC, GTS

Bob has served as the Director of MS in Athletic Training (MSAT) at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire since 2006 and is a member of the faculty for the Department of Kinesiology. He teaches a variety of classes within the MSAT, involving evaluation/assessment techniques, soft tissue manipulation, therapeutic modalities, anatomy, and applied nutrition. Bob has a strong research interest in the use of manual therapy as part of the rehabilitation process and Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI). He is active with the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association, USOPC Sports Medicine, and various hockey associations. He completed his education at Indiana University (MS in Kinesiology (athletic training); and Bowling Green State University (PhD in higher education administration with an emphasis in digital technology). Dr. Stow also has various certification and licensure as an athletic trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Graston Technique, Functional Movement, and Sport Manual Therapy (SMTC).

Kristin White

DC, CCSP, GTS

Kristin White DC, CCSP, GTS

Kristin is a founder of The Back Institute and serves as a vice president. In 2010, she presented an abstract paper on hamstring tendinopathy at the 2010 American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians symposium and published a case report in a peer reviewed journal. Dr. White also holds additional certifications in acupuncture and kinesiotaping. She has been a GT instructor since 2012. She earned Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees from Logan College of Chiropractic. She also received a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician degree from National University of Health Sciences and is working toward her Diplomat.

Mark Wieland

DC, GTS

Mark Wieland DC, GTS

Mark is a 1985 graduate of National University of Health Sciences (formally National College of Chiropractic). Following graduation, he returned to Florida going into private practice. Dr. Wieland has completed the three-year Diplomat course in Chiropractic Rehabilitation through Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (99 – 01), completed over two hundred hours in advanced orthopedic training through NUHS (02-04). Graston Technique certified practitioner module I and II (06-07). Acupuncture - 100 hour certification course (15 – 16) through NUHS. Dr. Wieland first joined NUHS as an adjunct faculty in the Clinical Science Dept. in 2011, in 2012 joined the university as a full-time faculty teaching Functional Rehabilitation courses. He served as Chair - Clinical Sciences Dept. from 2013 to 2016. Joined the Graston instructor family in 2013 as an assistant, becoming a Lead Instructor in 2018. Dr. Wieland has participated in professional associations dating back to his days at chiropractic school. He became involved with the Florida Chiropractic Association beginning in 1981 as a student member, culminating as President 2010-2011, remaining an active member to date. He is also an active member of the ACA.

Denise Massie

ATC, DPT, PT, GTS

Denise Massie ATC, DPT, PT, GTS

Denise has over 30 years of clinical experience in the areas of sports medicine and out-patient orthopedics. Over the years, she has taught numerous workshops on lower extremity biomechanics and orthotic intervention. Additional clinical interests include manual therapies and post-operative rehabilitation. She attended her first Graston Technique course in 2013, and discovered that GT?s educational emphasis and treatment approach further enhanced her clinical practice. Denise is an Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program at Shenandoah University, and conducts clinic hours at PRO Physical Therapy in Winchester, VA. She received her Master Degree in Athletic Training from Old Dominion University, a Physical Therapy degree from West Virginia University, and a transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from University of South Alabama.

Kelsey Taylor

EdD, ATC, CES, Cert. DN, GTS

Kelsey Taylor EdD, ATC, CES, Cert. DN, GTS

Dr. Kelsey Taylor currently serves as the Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor for the Master's in Athletic Training program at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. She teaches courses in modalities/manual therapy, behavioral health, quality improvement, and clinical education. She spent the last 14 years as a clinical athletic trainer in a variety of practice settings including high school, hospital, and collegiate, including 6 years as an athletic trainer at Endicott College, coordinating care for the field hockey, women's ice hockey, and men's lacrosse teams. She transitioned in 2021 to full-time academia as the clinical coordinator and instructor for the exercise science program while finishing her Doctorate in Education at the University of St. Augustine for Health Science. Kelsey started as an instructor for the Graston Technique in 2021, and enjoys meeting clinicians and helping them advance their clinical practice with GT.

Sara Cuperus

Sara Cuperus

Dr Sara Cuperus owns and operates a private chiropractic practice in central Minnesota, which she established in 2002. . She has continued to pursue specialties in Sports Chiropractic, nationally and internationally, as well as Pediatric and Prenatal Chiropractic Care. Additionally, she gives back to the profession, having served as the Minnesota Chiropractic Association's President and the Education Committee Chair.