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.
"In 2014 I was exceeding all of my endurance goals, completing my first Ironman, and finishing in the top 10 of my USAT age group in the state... until an injury had me sidelined. Of course Mike Danenberg was the first one I went to help "fix me," but little did I know there was more going on in my body than the surface pain I was feeling. After a month of consistent ART treatments, we were able to dig in deeper and figure out why I wasn't seeing results. In addition to weekly ART treatments, I began a consistent strength regimen. The first day I could barely lift my right hip off the ground. With time and dedication to the plan, I began to see improvements. 3 months and I began to train again, with the help of Mike's running gate analysis and tweaks. 5 weeks later I am not only 100% back, I am stronger than I have ever been. I've gained 14% in threshold on the bike, and completed a new personal best in a 5k. It wasn't an overnight fix, which at times was very frustrating, but I am stronger now because of it. I continue to dedicate two mornings a week to my strength training at Performance Therapy NC, one of the best investments I have chosen for myself because I know it will pay huge dividends as the 2015 season begins."