LaDawn, ATC,CSCS,CES, FMS, originally from Buffalo, New York recently moved to Charlotte, North Carolina from New Jersey where she earned a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine from Seton Hall University, an Athletic Training Certification from the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification and a Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She spent 4 years as an ATC in the high school setting, before pursuing her ongoing interest in rehabilitation and earning her Corrective Exercise Specialist and Functional Movement Screen certifications.
LaDawn has been actively working in the health and wellness community since 1999 when she first discovered her passion for helping people reach their health and fitness goals and decided to make it a career. She has been able to combine her extensive education and experience in the health field to work with clients of all ages and fitness levels; specializing in sports specific exercise, corrective exercise and post-injury rehabilitation. In addition to training, LaDawn enjoys spending her time racing and doing triathlons.
"Training for an Ironman triathlon is grueling enough, and the last thing you want to deal with are injuries during the crucial ramp up period prior to an Ironman race. For me it was my one shot at racing in the Ford Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. So I left nothing to chance when I suffered two over-use injuries during the several months of training leading up to that race. After much research and talking to other competitive triathletes who had worked with Mike at Performance Therapy, I chose to work with Mike to solve the problems I was having that was causing my injuries. Mike got right to work in identifying the injuries I had, what was causing the injuries, and put together a treatment program to address the problem areas so I would be ready for race day. The program worked and neither injury was a problem while racing in the World Championships in Hawaii in October."