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Kayla Michalik

Kayla Michalik

Kayla Michalik

Physical Therapist

  • BS in Clinical Exercise Science, Grand Valley State University
  • DPT, Gannon University

  • LSVT BIG Certified
Kayla Michalik

Naples

 

“I treat my clients like they are my family — and I am their biggest cheerleader.”

Kayla Michalik, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist based in Naples who enjoys working with athletes, among other populations, such as outpatient orthopedics. She works with clients of all levels and age ranges, including young and professional athletes in sports ranging from hockey, football, volleyball, baseball, dance, and cheerleading.

As a physical therapist, Kayla values getting to know her clients past their injury, listening to what their goals and interests are so that she can tailor a program that fits their needs while also reaching their goals and beyond. It is important to Kayla to build a trusting relationship with her clients built around education; she is a firm believer that exercise is medicine and that physical therapy is not a one size fits all approach.

Kayla was previously involved in the Tampa Bay community helping a lot with Feeding Tampa Bay and Impact Academy, where she helped promote and educate students, teachers, and parents about the importance of physical activity. In her off time, Kayla enjoys practicing Pilates, watching Michigan football, and hanging out at the beach.

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    Larry Piretra

    Larry Piretra

    Larry Piretra

    Larry Piretra

    Physical Therapist

    • BS in Health Science, Springfield College
    • DPT, Springfield College

    • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
    • Golf Programming Lead
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
    • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Fitness Professional — Level 2 (TPI-FP2)
    Larry Piretra

    Naples

     

    “I enjoy challenging my body physically and mentally, seeing what we are truly capable of when we set our mind to something. There's no better feeling than accomplishing goals you never thought were possible.”

    Larry Piretra, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, TPI-M2, is a physical therapist and strength and conditioning specialist who serves as the Naples Site Lead. As a Titleist Medical and Fitness Professional, Larry also serves as the Golf Programming Lead for Performance.

    His experience includes working at outpatient orthopedic-focused clinics, treating patients of all ages as well as clinic affiliations with veterans at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and high-level athletes in Birmingham, Alabama. Larry has also worked with local high school sports teams to implement ACL injury prevention programs and with local senior citizens’ centers to screen for and reduce risk of falling.

    As an athlete, Larry has always had tremendous respect for physical therapists that helped him overcome injuries and get back to playing collegiate basketball. Now, he is able to return the favor and help people get back to the sport they love. He particularly enjoys working with golfers, both on the physical therapy and fitness sides. As a TPI Professional, Larry bridges the gap between rehabilitation, staying pain-free, and improving strength, power, and performance.

    Larry does not believe in a one-size-fits-all philosophy, and instead takes care to listen to his clients and alter his approach to meet their specific needs and goals. He is also a strong proponent of taking ownership, both as a therapist and as a client. Being proactive and taking ownership not only improves outcomes, but builds up those around you.

    In his free time, you can either find him trying a new local restaurant or playing golf.

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      Koren Bradshaw

      Koren Bradshaw

      Koren Bradshaw

      Koren Bradshaw

      Nutritionist

      • BS in Finance, Marketing, Boston College
      • MS in Nutrition, University of Bridgeport

      • Certified Dietetic Nutritionist (CDN)
      • Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC)
      Koren Bradshaw

      All Locations

       

      “I truly love teaching clients about nutrition and the impact food has on our wellness; I love empowering people to feel their best by making the best choices to fuel their bodies.”

      Koren Bradshaw, MS, CDN, CLC, is a nutritionist who specializes in working with new/expecting mothers and women’s health, as well as in autoimmune and thyroid issues, food allergies and sensitivities, celiac disease and anti-aging. Her previous experience includes working as a nutritionist and lactation consultant, as well as starting her own practice.

      A previous stint in the corporate office of a well-known quick-serve restaurant chain known for its treats, opened Koren’s eyes to hidden ingredients and just how damaging these commonly consumed treats really are. Around the same time, her oldest child was born with life-threatening food allergies, leading Koren to throw herself into research on how the food we eat impacts our bodies. These events, combined with a lifelong passion for wellness and healthy eating, motivated Koren to change the trajectory of her career path and become a nutritionist in order to help others on their own paths to wellness.

      Koren believes everyone has the power to feel and look their best, and much of that power lies in the food we choose to put in our bodies as fuel and the activities we choose to use that fuel for. By educating her clients and simplifying concepts, Koren helps her clients understand which foods work best with their individual biochemistry and lifestyle, as well as how to make diet and lifestyle choices that will help them to feel their best, boost their energy and feel comfortable in their skin without restrictive eating or dieting.

      Koren is a mom of two and lives in Fairfield with her husband, kids and pup. She loves to cook and stay active and heads to the beach as often as she can.

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        Francine Blinten

        Francine Blinten

        Francine Blinten

        Francine Blinten

        Nutritionist

        • BS in Business, Hofstra University
        • MBA in Finance, Fordham University
        • MS in Bionitrition, Nutrition Institute at Bridgeport University

        • Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN)
        • Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)
        Francine Blinten

        All Locations

         

        "I empower people by connecting with them, discovering their motivations, gaining their trust and listening to them."

        Francine Blinten, MBA, MS, CCN, CNS, has worn many hats: she started out in the finance sector, and later transitioned into the world of nutrition after having children. She looked for a new project to focus her energy on and drew on her childhood upbringing that was full of healthy eating habits. Francine specializes in disease prevention, management of chronic disease, weight management, gastrointestinal disorders and bone support. She also has a subspecialty in oncology nutrition.

        Francine is a firm believer of listening to what your body needs and creating a unique, comprehensive diet that meets those specific goals, steering away from a quick fix. She uses laboratory results, medical history and the client's background to customize an eating plan appropriate for the their age, gender and lifestyle.

        Outside her role at Performance, Francine is a lecturer at the Yale School of Medicine and consults for the Connecticut Mental Health Center, a partnership between Yale University and State of Connecticut.

        Publications:
        Better Eating and Recovery: Addressing Food Insecurity at an Urban Community Mental Health Center, International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (2016).

        Hunger is a Health Issue, Health Progress (2019).

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          Ashley Jerry

          Ashley Jerry

          Ashley Jerry

          Ashley Jerry

          Nutritionist

          • BS in Health Science, University of Bridgeport
          • MS in Human Nutrition, University of Bridgeport
          Ashley Jerry

          Most Locations

           

          “I pride myself on providing motivation, support and accountability to clients. Because eating is so personal and often requires behavior change, I ensure my clients know that I am there for them every step of the way.”

          Ashley Jerry, MS, is a nutritionist who specializes in a variety of fields, including food sensitivities, medical conditions, and sports nutrition. Her expertise includes gut health issues, weight loss, self-image and an overall understanding of nutrition, as well as treating a diverse range of medical conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood glucose levels, obesity, pregnancy, gastrointestinal function, anxiety, depression, and overall health. Ashley also specializes in sports-specific nutrition guidance, including for sports such as powerlifting, running, bodybuilding, crew, football, and more.

          One of Ashley’s fortes is designing customized nutrition protocols to include meal plans, grocery lists, health tips, and supplement recommendations. Having the ability and knowledge to assess lab results helps Ashley to create a comprehensive eating guide to keep her clients on track and improve overall health.

          Ashley is a strong advocate of having a strong knowledge of nutrition, which makes all the difference in a person’s mental and physical strength. Childhood obesity is something that she is also very passionate about, as educating children on how to take care of their bodies is the start to implementing preventative care long term.

          Ashley provides telehealth services to clients based in Florida and New York, as well as telehealth and onsite services in Connecticut, with the exception of Greenwich. Outside of work, Ashley is very involved in the bodybuilding world, as competing and training is a huge part of her life. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as spending time with her French bulldog, Leo.

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            Adam Wright

            Adam Wright

            Adam Wright

            Adam Wright

            Mental Performance Consultant

            • BA in Philosophy, LaSalle University
            • M.Ed. in Sport & Exercise Psychology, Temple University
            • Ph.D. in Sport & Exercise Psychology, Temple University

            • Professionally Certified Coach (PCC)
            • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
            • Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP)
            • Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES)
            • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Fitness Professional (TPI-F1)
            Adam Wright

            Virtual — All Locations

             

            “I am driven by a model of servant leadership. I aspire to share power, put the needs of others first, and help people develop and perform as highly as possible by leveraging their strengths and honoring what is unique about each individual.”

            Adam Wright, M.Ed., Ph.D., is a mental performance consultant who has worked with athletes at all levels, business executives, and medical professionals, among others.

            A published, peer-reviewed author, college instructor in sport psychology, and speaker on optimal human performance, Adam has made an impact not just in the classroom, but in the NFL, the European PGA, MLS, and Wall Street. He is also currently the director of mental performance for the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball Team.

            Adam sees the field of applied sport and performance psychology as intellectually engaging and personally fulfilling, as it requires an intense curiosity for lifelong cross-disciplinary learning that is not limited to a research lab. Rather, it is an opportunity to engage with clients directly to creatively and artfully apply the science of performance to help them thrive in their life and craft.

            As a lifelong learner, Adam continues his education in counseling and psychotherapy at St. Bonaventure University and the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis.

            He currently resides with his wife, son, and Goldendoodle. After spending the last decade volunteering his time as a youth coach across multiple sports, Adam now spends his spare time obsessively digesting books and listening to podcasts related to optimal performance while running, lifting, obstacle course racing, golfing, mountain biking, skiing, and sometimes discussing philosophy, wine, microbrews, and 911s.

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