Justin Huynh graduated in the Spring of 2018 from the University of Puget Sound with a B.S. in Exercise Science. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through AFSA and is working towards his CSCS.
Justin grew up in the Bay Area where he attended Sacred Heart Prep. He swam for his high school team and for Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics under Tony Batis. During his college career he walked onto the University of Puget Sound Swim team where he specialized in Butterfly, 400 IM and Middle Distance Freestyle. During his last year of college he swam for the King Aquatic Club under Doug Djang and Michael Brooks.
Through his passion of swimming, Justin fell in love with dryland training and strength and conditioning as well as finding ways to help others. He interned at facilities such as the Riekes Center during the summers of 2015 and 2016 as well as Pacific TherX Physical Therapy in 2017. Justin has also had an article published for Swimming Science.
Justin has finished his summer (2018) internship with COR and is looking forward to being a full-time personal trainer! During his spare time you can catch him looking up new recipes or going on a foodie adventure as well as working out or going for a quick swim. The NBA season is Justin’s favorite time of the year so don’t be surprised if you find him watching his Golden State Warriors (he’s sort of a die hard fan) or attending a game at Oracle Arena.
In 4th grade, when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up Dr. Erin Cameron, DPT replied “physical therapist,” a rather unconventional response for a child that age. She was a young swimmer with shoulder pain, desperate to return the to sport that she loved so dearly. The dedication of her physical therapist allowed her to pursue her passion and eventually go on to compete at the collegiate level. While swimming at the University of Michigan she studied to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Movement Science from the School of Kinesiology. During her collegiate swimming career, she earned the following accolades: two-time CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American, three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, team captain and the Michigan Leadership Academy Leader of Distinction award.
Erin has dedicated much of her life to the sport of swimming. In addition to competing in the sport for 15 years, she has coached at various elite swim camps and clinics growing her expertise in stroke technique and video critique. She has also served as a volunteer staff member for Division I, II and III swim programs aiding in both coaching and developing exercise programs/educational sessions for upper extremity injury prevention.
Erin received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. During her time in physical therapy school, she developed a special interest in treating patients with orthopedic injuries and promoting general health and wellness in people of all ages. She has since focused much of her continuing education on the treatment of runners and cyclists and has a special interest in maintaining the health and improving the performance of endurance athletes.
Ben graduated from Trinity College in 1999 as a Certified Massage Therapist, and actively worked with several chiropractors over the past 17 years. His extensive work treating joint and muscle pain and injuries have given him expertise in deep tissue therapeutic massage. He is also CAMTC Licensed, an AMTA Member, and CPR First Aid Certified.
His commitment to healing brought Ben to COR. He continued his studies and is certified in Ayurveda body treatments and therapy from the prestigious College of Ayurveda in Nevada City.
Ben is highly qualified in many “modalities” including deep tissue, trigger point, Swedish massage, sports massage, chair massage, shiatsu, reiki-level 3, and kinesiology, Abhyanga Massage, Shiodhara, Svedhana Therapy, and other Ayurveda modalities.
Techniques acquired from practice include clinical therapeutic massage, pressure points, craniosacral massage, cross fiber friction technique, passive stretching, Thai stretching, and prenatal/postnatal massage and Ayurveda treatments such as Abhyanga, Shiordhara, Svendha therapy and many other treatments.
His passion, however, is based on knowing that he can provide quality service to clients who value not just life, but quality life. That’s why he continues to study Ayurveda and other new ways to expand the levels of service he brings to each of his clients.
Dr. Sam LaRiviere was born and raised in Waterboro, Maine and grew up swimming for the Sanford Y Titans. As many swimmers do, he found himself at a number of physical therapy sessions for various ailments. During one of these sessions, a sports medicine doctor recommended I look into Springfield college for physical therapy school.
Dr. Sam received a B.S. in both Health Science and Psychology from Springfield College in 2016. Following his undergraduate degrees, Sam continued at Springfield College to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2018. He performed research under the guidance of Dr. Jessica Maxwell into the effective diagnosis of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
While at Springfield College, Sam was a 4-year member of the Men’s Swimming & Diving team and earned 4x NEWMAC Academic Honors and elected team captain by his teammates. Sam specialized in the 200 Fly and 400 I.M. Following his time as a swimmer, Sam joined forces with Corey Lomas to found PVAA, a new USA club team in the Western Mass area. Sam coached the 14 & Under age group and taught dryland for all groups. In his spare time, he trained and competed in Ironman 70.3 Eagleman in Cambridge Maryland. He was also able to attend a global health initiative trip to Trinidad & Tobago performing Fall Prevention screens around the country for more than 800 older adults.
Professionally, Sam enjoys working with triathletes and swimmers of all ages. He has worked with running clubs in the greater Boston area performing biomechanical running analysis as well as created dryland injury prevention programs for numerous USA swim teams. Sam is certified in Blood Flow Restriction training and Graston Technique instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization.
Dr. John Mullen, DPT is a World-renowned expert and speaker in sports training and rehabilitation. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at USC, as well as the Josette Antonelli Division Service Scholarship, Order of the Golden Cane, and the Order of Areté. At USC, he also performed research on strength training and rehabilitation. Dr. John has worked with over 30 Olympic and Professional athletes, helping them earn over 15 Olympic medals. He was also the editor of the book Swimming Science. He was also named one of the Best 3 Physical Therapists in Santa Clara.
His dedication to research and individualization spurred him to open COR in 2011. Since 2011, Dr. John has been featured in Gizmodo, Motherboard, Stack Magazine, and much more.
He has worked with numerous colleges and teams regarding rehab and performance. He has also done sports performance consulting for team China, the Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago and more.
Before his Doctoral program, Dr. John swam on an athletic scholarship at Purdue University. At Purdue, Dr. John was an Academic Honorable Mention All-American and was awarded the Red Mackey Award and R. O. Papenguh Award. He also won the Purdue Undergraduate business plan and elevator pitch competition, as well as 1st prize with the Indiana Soy Bean Alliance.
Dr. John was born in Centerville, Ohio and was a 24-time high school All-American Swimmer. Dr. John is still a swimmer and holds a Masters Swimming World and Pacific Swimming Record.
Deanna Mendelsohn graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic at Southern California University of Health Sciences with honors and emphasis in Sports Medicine. She has enjoyed a diverse range of clinical settings including UCI, Orange County Rescue Mission, AIDS Lifecycle, State and National Powerlifting Competitions, as well as several private Sports Medicine offices. Deanna has also presented an abstract at the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians Symposium and was a recipient of the E. Maylon Drake Humanitarian Award.
Deanna has always been invested in health and wellness, so much so that she received her first anatomy book when she was 5. Deanna grew up in the Bay Area, where she worked as a Chiropractic Assistant for about 3 years prior to starting Chiropractic College.
Deanna has extensive knowledge of injury management and rehabilitation of the spine, as well as how it relates to the upper and lower body. She believes that her responsibility as a practitioner is not just to get patients feeling better, but strives to empower patients by working closely with them on how to not only become more mobile but also to increase strength and stability.