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JoshJosh Martin took over as Head Athletic Trainer in March 2012 after joining the SPSU Sports Medicine staff in the summer of 2011. He received the SSAC (Southern States Athletic Conference) Athletic Trainer of the Year Award for his accomplishments in his first year after taking over full responsibility of the program during second semester of the       2011-2012 school year.

Josh received his undergraduate degree in athletic training from SUNY Cortland in 2008. While at Cortland, he worked with the men’s lacrosse and wrestling teams in 2006-2007 season, and women’s soccer in fall 2008. Also, while at Cortland he worked a season with the Cornell University men’s lacrosse team in spring 2008.

After graduating from Cortland in 2008, he went on to graduate school at Gardner-Webb University as a Graduate Assistant where he received his master’s in Sports Science and Pedagogy. While at Gardner-Webb he worked with the softball and cheerleading teams for the 2009-2011 seasons. He also assisted in covering pre-season football camp and home and away contests for football.

A native of Sackets Harbor, NY, Josh now resides in Atlanta, GA.

 

 

Dr. KMichael L. Kuczmanski, M.D. has been providing orthopaedic care to patients of Pinnacle Orthopaedics since 2002. He treats orthopaedic patients at the Woodstock and Canton locations. His primary practice is located in Woodstock, Georgia. Dr. Kuczmanski is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and is also Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine. His specialties include arthroscopic surgery, reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee, and sports medicine.

Dr. Kuczmanski received his Doctor of Medicine degree and performed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He then completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Kuczmanski is very active in his community and serves as team physician to several local high schools and sporting events. He has also provided orthopaedic care to athletes at the collegiate and professional levels. He is currently the team physician for Southern Polytechnic State University and has served as the assistant team physician for the MLB's Houston Astros, NFL's Houston Texans, NBA's Houston Rockets, WNBA's Houston Comets, and The University of Houston and Texas Southern University during his fellowship at Baylor University.

Dr. Kuczmanski is also involved in research and education and is a consultant for an industry leader in sports medicine surgical implants and techniques and provides educational training to other surgeons on how to perform advanced arthroscopic shoulder and knee procedures. Dr. Kuczmanski lives in Canton, Georgia with his wife and two children. In his free time he enjoys playing tennis, golf and spending time with his family.

 

 

Dr. HeatherDr. Heather Whittle Davis is a 1998 Graduate of Life University’s School of Chiropractic, graduating with honors. While studying to become a Chiropractor, she was blessed with the birth of her daughter, Katie. She received Chiropractic Adjustments throughout her pregnancy and was amazed by how much it helped her. She was particularly amazed and thankful for the Webster’s adjustment which was successful in relieving a condition known as in utero constraint and allowed her breech baby to move into the proper head down position for birth. After her daughter’s birth, Katie began receiving Chiropractic Care. Dr. Heather had the opportunity to personally experience that her child seemed to be healthier than the other children her age. “She just didn’t get sick as often as other children her age”. As a result of her positive experience, Dr. Davis was motivated to attend post-graduate programs expanding her knowledge of working with expectant mothers and infants. This advanced training, together with her foundation in caring for adults, prepared her to work with entire families. By providing corrective and wellness Chiropractic Care in a supportive, caring environment, she has helped hundreds of families experience optimum health.

Dr. Davis is certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in pediatric adjusting techniques as well as The Webster’s In-Utero Constraint Technique. In 2007, she completed the extremity adjusting certification through The Chiropractic Council on Extremity Adjusting which gave her additional knowledge in working with sports injuries. While Dr. Davis adapts her adjusting techniques to the needs and size of her patients, she predominantly utilizes The Full Spine Diversified Technique, Thompson and The Activator Methods. Dr. Davis is a member of the extension faculty of Life University, The International Board of Governors of The World Chiropractic Alliance, she is a Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research as well as The Council on Chiropractic Practice Guidelines, she is an Ambassador of the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance and a member of the Georgia Chiropractic Council.

Dr. Davis has been both featured and published in The Chiropractic Journal, and in numerous local publications. She volunteers her time to speak for family and community based organizations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
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