At Performance Rehab Associates we combine Integrative Sports & Performance Rehab with Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, and Functional Training Modalities to achieve the best results possible.
We have four offices in Charlotte North Carolina, serving South Charlotte near Ballantyne Pineville - Charlotte near Plaza Midwood Cotswold Eastover - Lake Norman near North Charlotte Huntersville Cornelius Davidson - and Indian Land.
We offer specialized chiropractic and physical therapy services with unique manual skill sets such as active release therapy, manual joint manipulation, fascial release, and bio medical acupuncture.
Dr. John Cipriani graduated Magna Cum Laude with a doctor of chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic college and has a B.S. degree in Exercise Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dr. Nevin Markel is the co-founder of Performance Rehab Associates, owner of Markel Health Performance, a doctor of chiropractic as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
Dr. Erin Markel has been a practicing Doctor of Physical Therapy for over 12 years. Graduating from The University of Colorado in Sports Medicine and receiving her Clinical Doctorate from The Arizona School of Health Sciences, she focused her thesis research on knee pain in female runners.
Dr. Kristin Royen received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University in 2009. After graduation Kristin relocated to the Northern Virginia area where she began her work with a premiere orthopedic practice.
Dr. Heather Caruolo graduated from Campbell University with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and has a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of North Carolina - Wilmington.
Dr. Wes Pope graduated Cum Laude from Life University in Marietta, GA. While in Chiropractic school, Dr. Pope focused his education on managing the muscular and fascial systems of the human body. In conjunction with an Exercise Sport Science degree and years of experience as a personal trainer, Dr. Pope utilizes a variety of soft tissue management systems to help patient’s obtain their functional and performance based goals.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Luke Keane joined PRA in 2017 after earning his doctorate of chiropractic at New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Keane focuses his treatments on enhancing soft tissue and joint mechanics while incorporating functional neurology concepts in order to maximize effective movement patterns. He uses a unique variety of myofascial and joint manipulation techniques to treat his patients based on their individual goals, while empowering them with tools and resources to take control of their injuries independently.
Demian Gutierrez grew up in Dallas, Texas as an avid soccer player. He moved east to obtain his BS degree in Biology from Duke University, followed by his Master of Physical Therapy degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998.
Dr. Kristin Somerville grew up in Pennsylvania and has been a practicing Physical Therapist for over 6 years. She received her bachelor of science in Kinesiology from Penn State University. She then graduated from Drexel University with her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016. She moved to Georgia after graduation to complete a residency program focused on Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Monica Dennis is originally from Saratoga, New York. There she participated in high school and competitive cheerleading until she moved to New Jersey to attend Monmouth University. During her time at Monmouth University, she was a member of the Division I cheerleading team, became a staff member for the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology.
Dr. Justin Resetar earned his degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. Prior to becoming a chiropractor, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BS in Exercise Science. Dr. Justin also worked as a massage therapist where he gained a unique insight into the musculoskeletal system and honed his skills in providing holistic care to his patients. This interest in the human body and its functions led him to pursue a career in Chiropractic. He believes in treating the root cause of a patient's pain or discomfort rather than just the symptoms.
Kristen has been working with Performance Rehab Associates since 2016. Kristen graduated with honors from Rowan Cabarrus Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program and has been treating patients here at PRA since.
Over 300 5-Star Reviews
I have been to many Chiropractors, and I will say that Monica at Performance Rehab Associates is the absolute best 💯. She is so informative and patient. She listened to my concerns and we came up with a plan that works best for my schedule.
Dr. Kristin Royen is hands down the best PT I’ve ever worked with. She has successfully rehabbed me from several injuries and her calm laid-back demeanor puts her patients at ease. If you’re looking for a PT for sports related injuries who is down to earth and will get the job done, look no further.
John Cipriani is a great chiropractor who is patient to listen, spending time with you to help you and educate you. He is passionate and caring. I have been going to him since 2015 with no regrets. I refer to him often as other chiropractors fail. If you need help with healing or your problems see him. You can thank me later.
My experience at Performance Rehab was nothing short of outstanding. From the time I walked in until the time I sat with the doctor people were attentive and caring. Dr. Cipriani did not try to rush me asked me questions about my concerns and took all the time necessary to get to the bottom of my issue. I couldn’t be more pleased with my experience. Thank you.
Dr.Price is very gentle, compassionate knowledgeable! I expressed to him how afraid I was but needed chiropractor care to feel better, he delivered! I now go every week and this is absolutely the hightail of my week to say the least.
Dr. Price and the staff are amazing! Scheduling was convenient, administrative staff were very polite and helpful! Very thorough assessment and same day start to treatment with a plan in place! Dr. Price really took the time to listen to my issues, goals, and extensive medical history and I feel confident my treatment there will help me feel better!
I highly recommend PRA for your physical therapy and chiropractic needs. I started as a patient in April 2021 after ACL surgery. Demian and the rest of the staff at PRA have been and continue to be tremendously helpful to my recovery both physically and mentally.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE PRA! I have been going here for over a year and both Erin and Kristen are amazing! They have helped me so much with several issues I have had and I am so thankful for them! Totally recommend.