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VASILE FAKLIS CO
Vasile is a 3rd generation owner of an orthopedic shoe center and Orthotic and Pedorthic Clinic. He is a board certified and state licensed Orthotist. As an Orthotist, he treats the entire body (upper limb/lower limb, spinal).
The fastest growing part of his practice is Sports Pedorthics. This also happens to be Vasile’s first love. His love of sports, combined with his over 20 years of experience in the footwear/foot care world makes for a great combination. By treating the entire body, he is able to assess one’s needs on many levels. This knowledge combined with many years of practical experience gives him an edge in treating his patients/clients. Vasile truly believes in the Rehab Team Approach. Working together with the patient, physician, therapist, trainer…allows for a multi-disciplinary approach to wellness. Vasile also believes that the best treatment is prevention. Injury prevention and performance enhancement work hand in hand. Vasile and his knowledgeable/well trained staff take the necessary one-on-one time that is often lost in today’s world. Customer service is always a priority.
Thorough biomechanical evaluations, gait analyses and foot measurements, Vasile and his staff are able to make proper footwear and foot orthotic recommendations for the athlete. Vasile and his world renowned colleague, Mike Forgrave, C. Ped (C) C. Ped., have recently combined their knowledge and efforts to treat professional athletes to weekend warriors on a national as well as international level.
Out of the office, Vasile enjoys his passion for sports and travelling with his wife and two children.
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MIKE FORGRAVE C. Ped (C) C. Ped.
Mike has spent the last 14 years as a Board of Directors Member of the Pedorthic Footwear Association in the United States and finished his term as President in November 2006. He has established an accomplished reputation with National and Amateur athletes alike in a wide array of sports including Track and Field, Cycling, Bobsleigh, Basketball, Soccer, Badminton and Triathlon.
Mike is a former Canadian Track Champion (1976-1977) in the 400mh and represented Canada Internationally including Commonwealth and Olympic Games.
Having successfully grown his private practice, he began teaching other clinicians and footwear affiliates using his abundant knowledge in the Pedorthic and footwear arenas. Mike’s passion comes from athletics and he therefore most often focuses on sports injuries and how orthotics and proper footwear can improve training efficiency and performance outcomes. Mike is also published in several Journals on topics such as “Lower Limb Dysfunction and the Kinetic Chain” and “Introduction to Pedorthics”. He is presently working with the Canadian Pedorthic Education Committee and lecturing throughout North America. Mike was also invited to the Athens Olympics by the International Olympic Committee to help service the athletes of the world on site in Greece, which he graciously accepted.
When not at the office, Mike enjoys all sports including cycling, running, and softball, the company of his schnauzer and traveling all over the world with his wife, Sylvia.
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DR. GREG KOTLARCZYK NMT, DC
Plagued and blessed by his own injuries, Dr. Kotlarczyk’s passion is to bring various bodywork methods together for one purpose... the patient. His motto is simple-"Loosen the muscle, adjust the joint, and balance the body through exercise; all while nourishing the body appropriately." The purpose is to create a safer, more affective approach to Chiropractic Medicine.
"The body is the most important machine we will ever own. Simple yet complex, it needs to be taken care of. Like anything else, the better you take care of it...the longer it will last." Graduating Magna Cum Lade with a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Logan University, holding a bachelor's degree in Human Biology, and a 10 year background in Massage Therapy, Dr. Kotlarczyk continues to bring the best to his patients and the community.
Dr. Kotlarczyk is a featured speaker for the local government departments, on the Speaker's Bureau and Wellness Committee for the Manatee County School Board, and a member of the Florida State Chiropractic Association, International Society of Clinical Rehabilitation Specialists, and the American Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Kotlarczyk is an approved continuing education provider for the Florida State Board of Massage Therapy and the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. He is a lecturer at the national level for the Florida State Massage Therapy Association and the Florida Chiropractic where he teaches Neurovascular Release®, developed by Dr. Kotlarczyk and the core technique in his office.
Leah Macey entered the field of Massage Therapy in 2004, graduating from the Arizona School of Massage Therapy. She spent the first 5 years of her career in Arizona were she received training in traditional Thai Massage and made her main focus her growing practice. In 2006 Leah became involved with the Major League Spring Training in Arizona, working for individual players from the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers and others.
Since her move to Sarasota Florida in 2009 Leah has received training in Swe-Thai, a form of Thai fusion massage and began her training in NeuroVascular Release® under Dr. Greg Kotlarczyk who created the technique. Leah practices Deep Tissue, Relaxation Swedish, Thai and Swe-Thai Massage, NeuroVascular Release®, Pregnancy Massage, and Sports Massage. Leah is also a registered chiropractic assistant in the State of Florida.
MARC O’MEARA RD, LD, CDE
As a Registered Dietician, Marc worked 10 years as the nutritionist at the Mind/Body Medical Institute. He counseled patients in the Cardiac Wellness programs, lectured extensively and trained other healthcare professionals internationally. While at MBMI, Marc developed a counseling style that focuses on mindfulness, behavior change and self-motivation.
Since 2002 Marc has been an Outpatient Senior Nutrition Counselor at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital Lipid Clinic. He has also participated in nutrition and lifestyle research studies at the Deaconess Hospital and Roxbury Heart Center. In 2004, Marc authored nutrition chapters in a couple of Harvard Medical School Mind/Body Approach books. He became a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) in 2006.
In September of 2007, Marc started his own nutrition counseling practice www.eatbalancednutrition.com, which he does part-time. He provides one-on-one counseling to clients and offers group lectures. As part of his new business, he counsels patients from Personal MDs, LLC in Brookline, MA.
He can’t run as fast as his brother, so he runs the Boston Marathon each year instead.
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I am a Consultant for the business of life. My purpose is to seek truth and create peace. These beliefs frame the context of my life at this point:
Everyone is the Leader of his or her life. Civility is the overriding attitude of other-centeredness that brings forth our best self in every interaction. The intentional development of these two characteristics is essential for success in the business of life.
Learning is an unending lifelong process.
World peace is impossible if peace does not exist inside the person perceiving the external world.
Everyone is doing the best she or he can at the level of thinking employed when making choices "in the moment."
The Source of All (God, the Universe, etc.) is benevolent. Everything is happening for our collective good in the context of our journey from materialism to transcendence.
Learning to love what is opens the door to lasting peace, one thought at a time.
My practice includes corporate work (leadership development, sales and service training) , work with non-profits (board development, Civility training and program support) and work with individuals (life coaching in all areas of endeavor). I share The Work of Byron Katie© whenever someone says they want a more peaceful life (www.thework.com).
When I am not in my office or engaged with a client, I love to spend time with my family and friends, read, pursue my education, create new learning processes, volunteer with various groups, play tennis, ride my bike and enjoy the Florida lifestyle. www.thepowerandlight.com
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In his retirement, Ray Helsing has been coaching David since 2000. Ray graduated with a B.S. degree from Springfield College in MA (1950). He went onto to receive his Masters of Science at Louisiana State University (1951). From 1968-84, Ray had a full professorship and coached track and cross country at Ferris State University in Michigan. He was Coach of the year 4 times and Regional Coach of the Year 3 times. During his years at Ferris State, Ray was the National President of NCAA Division 11 Cross Country Coaches Association for two years and now is honored in the state of Texas each year by having the Ray Helsing Cross Country Meet.
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