At CAROLINA SPORTS CLINICwe offer a range of services and are committed to providing you with personalized, comprehensive chiropractic care using the latest, most innovative techniques for sports medicine. Our goal is to eliminate your pain and symptoms and restore full function to get you back to the active lifestyle that you deserve!
Select any of the services offered at the Blakeney Clinic from below to learn more. Please make sure to refer to each Clinic Location for a list of services available at that location.
JOSHUA KOLLMAN, DC
Member of the PGA Tour Sports Medicine Team
Fascial Stretch Certified Level 3 Medical Provider (FST)
Certified in Dry Needling
Certified in Acupuncture
Certified Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
Certified in Functional Movement Screening (FMS)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Certified in Active Release Technique (ART)
Certified in Graston Technique
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)
Certified Certified Chi Running Instructor
NASM, CPT, CES, PES
Dr. Joshua Kollmann received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY. Dr. Kollmann has extensive education and experience in treating all levels of athletic needs as well as musculoskeletal conditions. He earned his Master’s Degree in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention from the California University of Pennsylvania as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Kollmann has advanced training in treating soft tissue injuries, including full body certification in Active Release Technique (ART) and Graston Technique. He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Dr. Kollmann has the distinction as a Performance Enhancement Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) which provides advanced skills to evaluate human movement. Building on a broad base of knowledge, he is certified in both acupuncture and dry needle specializations. Dr. Kollmann is also a Level III Medical Provider with Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST).
Dr. Kollmann has been one of the Team Chiropractors for the Carolina Panthers since 2011. He has also been treating as part of the PGA Sports Medicine Team since 2007.
Not only does Dr. Kollmann treat athletes at various events, but he is an avid triathlete and competitor. An accomplished Ironman, Kollmann competed in Ironman events in Lake Placid, Arizona, Louisville, and Cozumel. Dr. Kollmann has qualified and ran the Boston Marathon twice. He is also a USA Triathlon level 1 coach.
Dr. Kollmann’s philosophy is to utilize treatment plans founded on science, and care for patients compassionately utilizing a variety of Chiropractic, Soft Tissue Mobilization, and Rehabilitative techniques which will eliminate symptoms and improve overall function of the human body. He also strongly believes in patient education and empowering patients to improve the quality of their lives, because patients who know more about their conditions stay healthier.
BRADLEY WIEST, DC
Dr. Bradley Wiest has been practicing Chiropractic for 8 years. He is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL. During his schooling at Palmer, he earned his full body certification in Active Release Technique (ART), as well as Graston Technique, and did work with the Motion Palpation Institute.
Prior to Chiropractic school, Bradley attended Pennsylvania State University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology as well as his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)and Personal Training Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). This allowed him to work on performance enhancement with athletes on all levels throughout college.
Dr. Wiest has continued his education and earned his Fellowship with the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture and currently holds certification in Dry Needling. He is also certified in Muscle Activation Technique (MAT). Dr. Wiest was selected as the team Chiropractor for the Carolina Panthers in 2010 and continues to work with the team today.
Dr. Wiest believes that using whatever techniques necessary to “put the fire out” and then educating patients on how they can prevent the fire in the future, is the best short term and long term plan for a patient. He focuses on injury prevention and performance enhancement through treating the body as a whole and assessing the kinetic chain. In his spare time he enjoys doing triathlon and running, and has completed Ironman Cozumel in 2012, Ironman Florida in 2014 and Ironman Chattanooga in 2016. He is a member of Triple Threat Racing, a competitive triathlon team here in Charlotte. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Amie and two sons, Ethan and Brycen.
TYLER LEHMAN, DC
PGA Sports Medicine Team
Certified Rock Tape Provider
Dr. Tyler Lehman completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. Before completing his doctorate, Dr. Lehman received his Bachelor of Science degree from Francis Marion University in Florence,SC in which he majored in Biology. At Francis Marion Dr. Lehman played collegiate baseball for the Patriots.
Throughout his schooling and continuing education Dr. Tyler Lehman has focused his studies on assessing how the human body moves and performs optimally. Dr. Tyler Lehman uses therapies such as myofascial release, chiropractic manipulation, and corrective exercises to restore proper mobility and stability in his patients to get them out of pain, prevent future injury, and optimize performance.
In his spare time, Dr. Lehman enjoys playing softball, basketball, CrossFit, running, weight lifting, and other outdoors sports. Dr. Lehman grew up in Rock Hill, SC and graduated from Northwestern High School.
MICHAEL DUFFY, DC
Dr. Duffy has completed advanced training in the Active Release Technique in Biomechanical Analysis and Advanced Palpation. He worked with Dr. Gregg Rose to receive training in Selective Functional Movement Analysis (SFMA) and then continued on to complete the Titleist Performance Institute Level 3(TPI) Medical provider certification. This makes Dr. Duffy uniquely qualified to evaluate athletic movements and correct the cause for acute and nagging injuries. He has completed extensive training to receive his Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner (CCEP) certification. This includes adjustment, corrective exercises, taping, and performance enhancement.
Dr Duffy enjoys spending time with his wife, Alexandra and 13-year old daughter, Alana. With his daughter pursuing equestrian hunter/jumper events he became fascinated with the movement of the horse. He has been trained by the Animal Chiropractic Education Source to perform adjustment on horses. A fact that makes him cool to his daughter every now and then.
Dr. Duffy has received advanced training in correction and rehabilitation and enhancement. This means your problem will be dealt with from the source and all related areas. His goal is to create full healing then impart knowledge his patients on maintaining and progressing with the correction. Dr. Duffy ‘s training has allowed him to enjoy working with athletes at all levels from professional teams to those who get stuck on the couch.
Dr. Duffy’s philosophy is to utilize treatment plans founded on science and to care for patients compassionately with a variety of Chiropractic, Soft Tissue Mobilization, and Rehabilitative techniques that will eliminate symptoms and improve the overall function of the human body. He also strongly believes in patient education and empowering patients to improve the quality of their lives, because patients who know more about their conditions stay healthier.
ANNE HITCHELL, LMT
Thai Massage Certified
Anne Hitchell, L.M.B.T., joins our practice offering a large array of massages that include:
A.R.T (Active Release Technique)
Educated at the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in Florida, Anne graduated and achieved her National License and Certification as a Massage and Bodywork Therapist in 1999. To increase her knowledge of the body and her effectiveness, Anne also studied personal training.
Anne’s prior experience was as the Lead Therapist for eight years at Charles Grayson Salon and Spa in the South Park area of Charlotte. In her free time Anne loves yoga, running, and cycling.
BRITTANY HILLS, DPT, PT, MS, CES, FST Level 1-2
Corrective Exercise Specialist
Fascial Stretch Certified Level 1-2
Dr. Brittany Hills received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Wingate University with her
focus on return to sport management for athletes and oncological rehabilitation. Prior to physical
therapy school she attended the University of South Carolina where she earned a Bachelors in
Exercise Science as well as attending the California University of Pennsylvania where she
earned a Masters in Corrective Exercise and Rehabilitation. She has also earned Level 1-2
Fascial Stretch Certification from Stretch To Win Institute.
Dr. Brittany was a Level 10 Competitive gymnast. She still holds a passion for treating the
gymnastics community and preventing overuse injuries common in the sport. Following her
gymnastics career, she went on to run a number of half marathons and Spartan Races around
the country. During her time at Wingate University, Dr. Brittany focused on sports rehabilitation,
utilizing corrective exercise to treat countless musculoskeletal and neurological injuries often
seen in athletes.
Aside from treating athletes, Dr. Brittany has a personal connection with the oncological
community. While in school, Dr. Brittany instituted a movement class for oncology patients at
CHS (Pineville, Union and Anson Counties) aided by a Supervising Professor through her
program at Wingate University. She diagnosed functional impairments and mobility restrictions
due to their clinical diagnoses and coached patients to improve these limitations with
individualized movement plans and exercises. She also educated patients on injury prevention
techniques by providing up to date research and information for both prevention of injury in
compromised states and remaining active while combating chemotherapy effects.
Dr. Brittany hopes to spread knowledge and awareness about the importance of movement and
how it affects quality of life.
CORY LAIL, DPT, CERT DN, CF-L1
Certified in Dry Needling
Certified Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete (In Process)
Professor – Anatomy and Physiology
Dr. Cory Lail received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Radford University where his student focused on conservative treatment of the spine and return to sport management with overhead athletes. Prior to physical therapy school he attended Virginia Commonwealth University where he earned a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. He has also earned his Certification in Dry Needling from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.
Cory believes in an approach that revolves around advanced hands-on skills and appropriate progressive loading and strengthening exercises for all levels of athletes. This model allows the patient and physical therapist to work together and monitor the progress occurring before, after, and between sessions.
Outside of the clinic Cory enjoys staying active through Crossfit, basketball, golf, and running, as well as, traveling to National Parks and hiking with his wife Rebecca.
ZACHARY RATLIFF, DC
Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Certified Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
Certified Functional Range Release
Dr. Zachary Ratliff received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan University in St. Louis, Missouri where he graduated with honors. He spent much of his time working outside of the standard curriculum in order to receive intensive training in movement assessments, rehabilitation, and adjusting/spinal manipulation.
Dr. Zack received his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Appalachian State University. During his time at App State he worked directly with the wrestling, track & field and football teams. As a result he became well acclimated with the demands of competitive athletes and many musculoskeletal injuries.
Aside from treating athletes, Dr. Zack has a personal background in triathlons as well as running and cycling individually. He has completed the Beach2Battleship Half Ironman (now Ironman North Carolina), the 100-mile Blood, Sweat, & Gears cycling race through the Blue Ridge Mountains and several half and full marathons. Zack enjoys doing Crossfit as well in an effort to be a well rounded athlete.
As one of Dr. Zack’s patients you can expect a thorough exam to identify the root cause of your pain or loss of function. He’ll place emphasis on your personal education in order to provide the right tools and give you ownership over your health and body.
Dr. Zack’s personal philosophy centers on the concept that as humans we are made to move, and our body craves motion. His biggest goal is to get you back moving and functioning optimally in your specific lifestyle demands. Wherever you are in your health journey, Dr. Zack is here to help eliminate pain, improve function and empower you as a patient.
Anna Lipocky, DC, LAT
Licensed Athletic Trainer, NC
Certified in Dry Needling
McKenzie (MDT) Certified
Motion Palpation Institute
SFMA Level 1 Certified
Dr. Anna Lipocky is a graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO. While going through the coursework of chiropractic school, she also was an avid member of both Rehab2Performance and Motion Palpation Clubs on campus. Rehab2performance taught Dr. Anna a multi-model approach to functional rehabilitation while Motion Palpation Institute taught the most current evidence-informed adjusting techniques. Both of them aim to bridge the gap between rehab, performance, and adjusting by integrating principles that span different disciplines. While in school, Anna accumulated over 400 hours of continuing education coursework. This allowed her to become certified in dry needling, active release technique, SFMA and other rehabilitation and diagnosis techniques such as McKenzie Method.
Dr. Anna considers herself a native Charlottean and a sports enthusiast, attending Marvin Ridge HS where she was active in track & varsity basketball. Prior to this she was an avid competitive dancer for which she still holds a passion for the dance community. Dr Anna went on to run track in college before deciding to focus on full-time athletic training at Appalachian State University. During her time as an athletic trainer she had the opportunity to work with a variety of the division 1 sports including basketball, track, soccer and football.
Dr Anna’s clinical interests include sports injuries, acute/chronic pain and overuse injuries to name a few. She is able to individualize patient treatment plans, adorning patients a high level of care & quick recovery utilizing several different techniques such as soft tissue mobilizations, chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitation and several others.Dr. Anna believes in evidence based care, patient education and empowering patients to take an active role in their recovery process.
In her spare time she loves spending time with her dog (Leo), family & friends, catching a couple half marathons, playing golf, and spending time at the lake!
ASHLEY MAHOOD PARAISO, L.AC, M.OM, DIPL. OM
Ashley received her master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is licensed by the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board and is a certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Prior to her work at CSC, Ashley had a busy private practice in Washington, DC where she treated people with all manner of issues, including chronic pain, acute pain and injuries, fertility and women’s issues, pregnancy and post-partum, and stress and emotional issues. She studied Acupuncture for Sports Medicine and Pain with her mentor, Deborah Earley.
Ashley discovered the power of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine while pursuing her 500 hour yoga teacher certification years ago. She is particularly interested in the holistic nature of the medicine, treating each person as a unique and whole individual rather than just their symptoms. Ashley uses the lens of Chinese Medicine to assess a person’s overall flow and balance of energy in the body. This energy is called qi (pronounced “chee”), and flows through the body along channels (or meridians). When the qi and blood become tired or blocked, pain and other symptoms may arise. The ancient Chinese classic Huang Di Nei Jing explains, “If there is free flow, there is no pain; if there is pain, there is lack of free flow”. Acupuncture needles manipulate the body’s energy, bringing balance to the qi, blood and channels and thereby allowing the body to heal itself. When the body is in balance, it works efficiently and effectively, and the mind, body, and spirit thrive.
Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine and in that sense, it can be used to effectively treat a wide variety of aches, pains, symptoms, and disease. It can also be used as a vital tool to complement Western medical treatments, such as chiropractic and physical therapy. Acupuncture can be used as an important part of an overall wellness and prevention plan to keep the body and mind in balance and thriving. Acupuncture is non-invasive and has little or no adverse side effects.
Ashley recently moved to Charlotte from Washington, DC and can often be found chasing around her two young sons and her adopted pit mix, Fischer.
Dr. Chelsea Jentsch, PT, DPT
Dr. Chelsea Jentsch received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University where she focused on performance based rehab, strength and conditioning and return to sport rehabilitation. Prior to attending Ohio State University, she earned her Bachelors in Exercise Science with minors in psychology and biology at The College at Brockport. While in school, Chelsea had the opportunity to teach strength and conditioning lectures to Ohio State’s athletic training program to help bridge the gap between rehabilitation and performance training.
Chelsea has treated and coached athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional level. She has worked with NFL athletes, college athletes training for the NFL combine, performing artists, and recreational athletes. In addition to working with competitive athletes, Chelsea has treated patients with goals of living a healthy and active lifestyle. She has a passion for helping people reach their highest potential through a wholistic approach to physical therapy, including structured exercise progressions, manual therapy, and consistent communication with her patients.
Chelsea is from Buffalo, NY and stays active through bodybuilding/powerlifting style training, Lagree, Pilates, and hiking. She believes that an active and pain-free lifestyle is the key to living a happy and healthy life.
Specialties: Physical Therapy, Strength & Conditioning, Return to Sport, Performance Training, Mind-body connection.
Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: By Appointment