Zac Breedlove (BA, ART, CSCS, SFMA) has been in the health and wellness industry for nearly 10 years. He has dedicated himself to improving the quality of standards in the rehab and fitness industries by keeping up to date on contemporary techniques and training modalities.
Zac attended MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where he excelled in his collegiate soccer career. He graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management and an emphasis in Fitness and Wellness. His career in the industry began immediately after college. He became a Personal Trainer at Next Level Sports Performance in Lawrence, KS in 2007. In 2010, Zac completed the Massage Therapy Program from Pinnacle Career Institute in Lawrence, KS. Soon after he received his credentials in Active Release Techniques from Dr. Michael Leahy.
From 2011-2014, Zac relocated to Charlotte, NC where he began his career at Performance Therapy as an ART Practitioner. After a short stint in Boston, Massachusetts for the past 2 years, Zac is happy to be back with the Performance Therapy team once again.
"I have been running since the age of 15, raced in college and recently ran in the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials. I was basically injury free until 2 months post trials. It was at that point that the 140 miles per week caught up with me and my idea that I was "indestructible" was put to rest. Running to me is like sleep; a necessity to function properly every day. When I discussed this with a client of mine, she immediately referred me to Mike Danenberg. I have been a firm believer in his services ever since.
Mike was able to correct a hamstring problem in a very short period of time to allow me to race a marathon. After that, I had a major accident on the trails in which I thought my running would be sidelined for months. Mike was again able to fix that problem with ART treatments and had me back running immediately. I then managed to have another issue in my right leg that allowed me to run no more than 4 minutes at a time without excruciating pain. Mike assured me that my running career was not over and with several treatments I could come back strong. A few weeks later I was up to an hour of running again. I can't thank him enough for helping me through this tough year of injuries. I now know that it is important to monitor even the smallest pains and twinges in order to prevent more serious injuries in the future.
I have referred many of my teammates, friends, and even my fiancé to Mike. He has been able to help all of them get back to normal training schedules. As a Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer myself, I am certain that Mike knows his stuff! He is able to describe to me exactly what he is doing and the reason for the treatment. I will continue to highly recommend his services in the future!"