Aaron Sidner has a unique combination of academics and real-world application. Formerly an elite athlete (alpine ski racing, track & field, football and basketball), he calls his approach to training Athlete Engineering. Following his doctoral work in Human Performance, he takes a neuromuscular approach to power development and is at the forefront of a movement that goes away from simply building size and places a premium on increasing contractile velocity while improving motor unit activation/recruitment. The result is optimal power-to-weight ratio and speed providing exceptional performance capability and greater resistance to injury.
Allie Wagener, Ph.D., LP, is a licensed clinical and sport psychologist with a specialization in sport and performance psychology. She creates mindful awareness, focus and openness with athletes to help them fully engage in their sport and life to achieve their optimal potential. She earned her Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Tampa, while also playing soccer for the university, and her Master and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from Wichita State University. Allie works with Premier Sport Psychology, PLLC, who contracts with Olympic, pro teams, Division I-Division III collegiate athletic departments, high school and club teams.
16 years of experience, Amanda Davis is a licensed and Certified Massage Therapist (CMT). Specializing in Orthopedic /Rehabilitation Massage and integration of stretching techniques. Honors graduate of Minneapolis School of Massage Bodywork in 2002 and Bryman Institute in 2005. Treatments are designed based on the athletic goals of clients and collaboration of physicians and specialists. Every session begins with an assessment of the body’s structural integrity and plans are created to restore function to achieve optimal health of the tissues.
Bill Welle received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Sioux Falls and a Graduate Degree in Exercise Physiology from St. Cloud State University. He has been training athletes for almost three decades. He co-founded Cris Carter’s FAST Program in Boca Raton, Florida, training over 15,000 junior high and high school athletes, 600 professional athletes and more than 400 college football players for the NFL Draft (30 1st round picks). Athlete’s trained include NFL’s Cris Carter, Larry Fitzgerald, Mike Floyd, Kyle Rudolph, and NBA’s Jon Leuer, and Cole Aldrich.
Braidy Solie, DPT, SCS, CSCS, received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of North Dakota and is one of the few residency-trained sports physical therapists practicing in Minnesota. He has worked with athletes of all ages and skill levels, including those at the collegiate and pro levels. He has a personal interest in injury prevention and the rehabilitation of athletic injuries to the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. With a passion for optimizing sports performance and a hands-on, individualized approach, Braidy incorporates the latest research, strength and conditioning concepts, sports technology and rehabilitation techniques into his practice.
Brian Holst, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, is a board certified clinical specialist in sports therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He completed his sports physical therapy residency at Houston Methodist within the Texas Medical Center with focused treatment of athletes of varying ages and skill levels across various sport disciplines. Brian has particular areas of interest in the care of the overhead athlete while taking a comprehensive approach to return to sport with corrective movements, manual therapy, and blood flow restriction.
Carly Anderson, Ph.D., LP, CMPC, specializes in sport psychology and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant®. Carly attended UCLA where she earned her undergraduate degrees in psychology and communication studies and won 3 NCAA national team titles in gymnastics. She went on to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. in counseling psychology and sport psychology at the University of North Texas (UNT). Most recently, Carly was a staff member of Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. She currently helps direct the sport psychology services for the University of Minnesota Athletic department, St. Thomas Athletics and the USA Curling National Team.
Chris Doney MS, LAT, ATC, has been practicing as a sports medicine professional since 2004 when he completed an undergraduate degree at Minnesota State University, Mankato and became a Board Certified Athletic Trainer. He continued his education at Minnesota State earning a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. As a former baseball player, Chris has a clinical interest in the biomechanics of overhead athletics and the physiology associated with brain/spine injuries. Throughout his career Chris has developed a passion for utilizing a variety of therapeutic, corrective and sport specific exercise while advancing athletic performance.
Christian Dawson, PT, graduated from Otago University, New Zealand, with a physiotherapy degree, earning honors as a top clinician in his class. He has a manual therapy background in sport and spine and has worked with professional athletes in both injury prevention and rehabilitation roles.
Cory Colvard, MEd, CSCS, a former athlete at Gustavus Adolphus College, found a passion in training and developing athletes while obtaining his BA in Exercise Physiology. Fueled by this passion, he continued his education at the University of Minnesota where he obtained a MEd in Applied Kinesiology-Sport & Exercise Science. Cory brings sports performance coaching experience from both the University of Minnesota and the University of Illinois, where he trained athletes in all sports. He has also provided training for high school to professional athletes to perfect their training technique, enhance recovery, and maximize their athletic ability.
Denise has taught Pilates since 2005 and is Certified in Mat, Reformer and Chair. She has trained all levels and abilities including: professional dancers, professional/collegiate athletes, and pre/post surgery. She is part of a training program with Cary Reagan, a third generation Pilates instructor. Denise is a faculty member of Joffrey Ballet School. A tenured Sociology Instructor with a M.S. in Sociology, she is pursuing a MA in Integrative Health and Wellbeing from the U of M. She hopes to combine her education and teaching expertise with her passion for health and wellness in order to support individuals as they improve their wellbeing.
Dr. Hilary Patzer, DACM, LA,c, is a Licensed Acupuncturist. She is certified in Neurokinetic Therapy®, Cranial Sacral Therapy and is a Level lll Fascial Stretch Specialist as well. She is currently working towards her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Hilary’s goal is to support athletes as they achieve their highest levels of competition. Hilary was a NCAA Division 1 All American Nordic Ski Racer, raced with the U.S. Ski Team and competed in the Ironman World Championship as well as the Boston Marathon. She currently serves as the Sports Acupuncturist for the Minnesota Vikings and sees pro athletes from a variety of other teams.
James Warmuth, B.A.S, CPT, received his Bachelors in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology at the University of Minnesota Duluth where he also competed in the Decathlon. James has been a strength and conditioning coach for the past 8 years, working with international hockey and basketball players, as well as coaching local Volleyball and Track & Field teams. James believes that high energy and passion brings out the best in any athlete. “I can build an amazing athlete as long as I get energy and dedication in return. Progress is inevitable.”
Jill Monson, PT, OCS is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and active member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy. Jill has over 15 years of clinical experience specializing in lower extremity injuries, particularly complex knee conditions. She is active in the local academic community where she routinely lectures at multiple conferences and is associate faculty within the U of M DPT program. Jill has presented nationally and internationally and has authored several medical journal articles and book chapters within her scope of expertise. She enjoys working with athletes of all levels.
Jonathan Graves, DC, is a board-certified chiropractor who specializes in the treatment of orthopedic injuries. He is dedicated to understanding the nature of injuries and finding innovative ways to treat them. He earned his doctorate degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and has extensive experience with high school, collegiate and professional athletes. He currently serves as sports medicine specialist for Minnesota Vikings and sees pro athletes from various NFL, NHL, MLB and NBA teams.
Justin Anderson, Psy.D., LP, specializes in sport/performance psychology and leadership. He received his doctorate from the University of Saint Thomas, his master’s degree from Boston University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he also played quarterback for the Bulldogs. Justin currently owns Premier Sport Psychology, PLLC, and consults with many Olympic, pro and collegiate teams and athletes. He is also the Director of Leadership U at the University of Minnesota Athletic Department.
Kaela Colvard is a registered dietitian with a background in sports nutrition and specialization in eating disorders. She previously worked at the University of Illinois and University of Minnesota. Kaela has experience working with youth, collegiate and professional athletes to optimize their athletic potential, energy availability, muscle recovery and injury prevention in relation to nutrition. She also works with clients to ensure recovery in eating disorders, improving athlete body image, combatting GI distress and addressing medical nutrition conditions in sport. Kaela earned her master’s degree from the University of Minnesota.
Kirk Olson, MS, CSCS, received his Master of Science (MS) in Exercise Physiology from St. Cloud State and spent over a decade as the strength and conditioning coach for the Minnesota Wild. Kirk has also coached players from the NFL, MLB and the National Lacrosse League (NLL). Having served his time with the pros, Kirk is passionate about coaching athletes of all ages, activities and ability levels. Kirk combines the science behind athletic performance with a positive, motivational coaching style to get the most out of every athlete.
Krystan Coyle, PT, DPT, MBA, OCS is a board certified orthopedic specialist with more than 12 years experience treating athletes of all ages and abilities including professional and D-I NCAA athletes. She has advanced training in manual therapy, pilates, functional movement screens and specializes in simple and complex injuries of the spine, hip, knee and ankle/foot. She has a passion for runners as she has competed in several marathons including the Boston Marathon twice. She holds certifications in ASTYM tool assisted soft tissue mobilization and is a Level 3 Certified Golf Medical Professional with the Titleist Performance Institute.
Luke Rudberg, CSCS, was previously a sports performance coach in Southern Minnesota at Ignition Fitness and Sports as well as at Bethany Lutheran College for the Men’s Basketball team. Before that, he interned at Minnesota State University. He received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Exercise Physiology & Minor in Coaching from Gustavus Adolphus College and is an avid martial artist having studied arts such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing and Kuk Sool Won.
Matthew Merrick, USAW, ACSM, was formerly a performance coach in Southern Minnesota at Ignition Fitness and Sports. Matt moved to Mankato five years ago, where he went on to graduate from Minnesota State, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. Matt has worked with high school, collegiate and professional athletes from a variety of sports. He has experience in martial artist, MMA, karate, kickboxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and wrestling.
Megin Sabo John, PT, DPT, OCS, LMT, is a board-certified orthopedic specialist with a focus in performing arts athletes. She has a special interest in foot, ankle and hip rehabilitation. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Mary in 2011 and has worked with professional dancers from the Oregon Ballet Theater, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and locally with the James Sewell Ballet. Her treatment approach incorporates manual therapy, Pilates, plyometrics, TRX, and individualized exercise programing for all athletes.
Michael Kiely, MS, CSSS, is originally from New Jersey and has lived in the Twin Cities working in clinical biomechanics for the past 2 years. He has a passion for using biomechanical data as a tool to educate athletes on how their bodies move. His work is focused in both return to play and performance settings. He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology in 2015 and completed his Master’s of Science in Clinical and Translational Rehab Science in December 2016. In addition to his biomechanical research background, he is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified through the CSCCA.
Michael Steiner, PT, DPT, received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the College of St. Scholastica in 2011. He was certified in vestibular rehabilitation in 2015 as well as concussion rehabilitation in 2016 from the American Institute of Balance. Michael believes in an active treatment approach with a focus on injury prevention and lifelong health and wellness.
Michael Gulenchyn ATC, ATL, CSCS completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and became a board certified athletic trainer. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Mike has worked in the sports medicine field to inspire athletes at all levels in a variety of sports. He believes that a combination of performance development, prevention and recovery are all important elements in the overall success of an athlete. He is currently the athletic trainer and sports performance coach for the USA National Curling team.
Michael Shirilla, PT, DPT, SCS, PES, is a board-certified sports specialist who brings years of high-level expertise to Training HAUS. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Central Michigan University in 2006 and served as a team physical therapist for multiple professional soccer teams in the MLS, NASL and WPL. He is currently a part of the medical staff at the University of St. Thomas and travels with U.S. Soccer National teams. His treatment method utilizes a variety of manual techniques, corrective exercises and dry needling techniques to achieve optimal outcomes for his patients.
Nicole Schwery, MS, CSCS, received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Systems Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2016 and completed her Masters of Science degree in Biokinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Science from the University of Southern California in 2019. Her passion is in using technology to collect and interpret biomechanical data for sport performance, injury prevention, rehabilitation and research. She also is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength & Conditioning Association.
Remi Famodu, PhD, RDN, CSSD, LDN, is a registered licensed dietitian and board-certified specialist in sports nutrition. She received her Master of Science in Animal & Nutritional Sciences as well as her PhD in Animal & Food Science from West Virginia University. Remi has a personal interest in performance and wellness nutrition with athletes of all ages and activity levels.
Russ Flaten, Ed.D, CMPC is a Certified Mental Performance Coach who specializes in player development and leadership. Russ has a unique background of supporting many populations within sport and military communities in a consulting and training role. In a training role, Russ has worked with individuals to develop processes integral to consistency and enhanced performance. In a consulting role, Russ has worked with leadership teams to create development programs for military and sport personnel.
Russell Linville, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS is dual credentialed in both orthopedic and sports physical therapy and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He completed his sports medicine physical therapy residency at Proaxis Therapy in conjunction with the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. He is experienced in treating a myriad of athletic injuries. Russell takes special interest in working with overhead athletes as well as complex shoulder and elbow patients. His experience includes working with both high level amateur and professional athletes.
Scott Schriever BS, CSCS, CPT, graduated from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse with a Bachelor of Exercise Sport-Science and a minor in nutrition. Prior to moving to Minnesota in 2017, he was a part of the strength and conditioning staff at the United States Olympic Committee in Lake Placid, NY, where he coached Winter Olympians of Team USA. Scott has also spent time in Los Angeles at EXOS-Athlete’s Performance, primarily working with the L.A. Galaxy as well as training NFL, MLB and international basketball athletes.
Shannon Rainey received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of St. Thomas where he was also a 4 year collegiate track & field athlete. While competing, he was a 2x captain, 4x NCAA Division III National Championships qualifier and an NCAA Division III All-American. Shannon has 18 years of experience as a strength & conditioning coach for high school & collegiate athletes. He has spent the last 10 years working as Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator and Head Track & Field coach at a local high school. During his tenure he won a MSHSL Track & Field Team State Championship and coached multiple individual event state champions.
Thomas Olsen, DC, is a board-certified chiropractor who utilizes a unique hands-on approach to complement the body’s ability to adapt in the transition from injury to performance. He incorporates a variety of techniques into his treatments and is a local leader in the use of shockwave therapy for chronic tendon and plantar fascia conditions. Tommy brings years of experience working with athletes at every level and is in his second year as team chiropractor for the Minnesota Vikings. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University.