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Our Instructors

Functional Anatomy Seminar instructors are hand picked based on their knowledge of anatomic structure, functional anatomy, and manual skill. They are at the forefront of the current research regarding health care, injury management, and performance training.

Meet the Team

Creator & Head Instructor of FR® & FRC®

B. Kin, DC, FRCCSS(C), FR, FRCms

Sports Specialist Chiropractor, Movement & Mobility Coach

CEO – Functional Anatomy Seminars

Dr. Andreo A. Spina

Dr. Spina holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from McMaster University. He later graduated with summa cum laude and clinic honors from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College as a Doctor of Chiropractic.  He then completed a two-year post-graduate fellowship in Sports Sciences. He is the creator of the Functional Range Release (FR)® soft tissue management system, the Functional Range Conditioning (FRC)® mobility development system, and the Kinstretch™ method of movement stretching that are currently used by practitioners world wide as well as a number of professional sports organizations, athletes, and performers. He is a published author, and international speaker on the topics of joint health, movement and mobility development, sports performance, and injury management.

Dr. Michael Chivers

Dr. Chivers holds an Honours Bachelor of Physical Education from Brock University. He is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) where he graduated Cum Laude and with clinical honours and a Doctor of Chiropractic. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences after finishing a two year post-graduate residency program. He has been an Assistant Professor at CMCC in the departments of Clinical Education and Orthopedics. He maintains a private practice and is also a highly sought for injury and performance consulting amongst athletes at the amateur, provincial, national and professional level. He has also written numerous articles and has published papers in peer reviewed scientific journals.

FR® Instructor

BPhE (Hons), DC, FRCCSS(C), FR, FRCms

Sports Specialist Chiropractor

FRC® Instructor

Dewey Nielsen

Dewey Nielsen takes an evolutionary approach to movement and fitness, optimizing human performance and combating the negative effects placed on our physical health by the modernized world. As a human movement specialist, mobility coach, and instructor for the Functional Range Condition system, he works with all types: from elite athletes to the general population to stroke victims. Dewey holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is an avid outdoorsman and adventurist.

Dr. John Saratsiotis

Dr. Saratsiotis started his postgraduate studies at McMaster University (Canada) and completed an Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Gerontology.  Following, Dr. Saratsiotis graduated in 2003 from New York Chiropractic College (USA) with Summa Cum Laude honours and was awarded a number of scholarships throughout his studies.  Dr. Saratsiotis has contributed as an author in various textbooks (including “Fascia: Clinical Applications for Health and Human Performance”) and has published articles in scientific peer reviewed journals.   In 2007, Dr. Saratsiotis moved his practice to Athens, Greece.  Since then, he has also received a degree in Physiotherapy from the Physiotherapy Department of TEI Athens.  In addition to his private practice, he also teaches courses in anatomy and soft tissue techniques at a private Physiotherapy School in Athens, Greece and has presented at international symposia.  Dr. Saratsiotis has worked with both elite amateur and professional athletes both in Canada and in Greece.

FR® Instructor

BSc (Hons), BA, PT, DC

Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Medical Acupuncture

FRC® Instructor

BS, CSCS, LMT, FR, FRCms

Michael Ranfone

Michael is the founder and president of Ranfone Training Systems located in Hamden, Connecticut. For the past decade he’s dedicated himself to improving athletes as a performance coach and manual therapist.

Mike graduated Cum Laude from Union College with degrees in Economics and Psychology—earning recognition in the National Honor Society of each discipline. While at Union, Mike excelled on the football field—he was a four-year letter winner, three-year all-league and all-league academic starter. He served as a captain during his senior campaign. His football career culminated in several tryouts for Arena and Canadian Football League teams.

He started his professional career at Yale—serving as the Strength and Conditioning coordinator for more than 500 Division I athletes. In 2005 he returned to school and incorporated Ranfone Training Systems. Since then, he’s coached and treated thousands of athletes—while also consulting with professional and collegiate sports teams.

Mike’s given performance enhancement lectures at private venues and universities across the United States—focusing on strength and movement improvement. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) as recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Licensed Massage Therapist in Connecticut, a Level 2 Functional Movement Specialist, in addition to being a Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist/Instructor and Functional Range Release Practitioner.

Dr. Scott D. Howitt

Dr. Howitt holds an Honors Baccalaureate degree in Physical Education from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters degree in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Guelph. He graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and completed a two-year post-graduate residency in Sports Sciences, a three-year post-graduate program in Rehabilitative Sciences, and a two-year course in acupuncture. Dr. Howitt was a member of the core medical team for the recent Canadian Pan Am team, and works with various amateur and professional sports including rugby, soccer, bobsled/skeleton and triathlon. He has created content for sports medicine courseware, has published numerous research papers, and is a lecturer for undergraduate and post-graduate sports medicine, rehabilitation, nutrition and fitness.

FR® Instructor

BA, MSc, CK, DC, FCCSS(C), FCCPOR, FR

FRC® Instructor

BA, CSCS, FRCms

Dana John Heimbecker

Dana has been involved in the study of human movement his whole life. He started at a young in Martial Arts, which later lead into a NCAA Division 1 soccer scholarship at Marshall University. Shortly after Marshall, his career continued and Dana pursued professional soccer trails in Europe. Dana works as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL), where he works closely with professional, collegiate and amateur athletes. He helps them become stronger, more mobile and overall better movers. Dana also currently works as Head Coordinator of Athletic Development for No Limits Performance based out of Niagara-On-The- Lake, Ontario. In his current role, he is heavily involved in youth athletic development, providing weekly classes and personal sessions to aspirating athletes who seek professional careers in their sport. Dana holds different certifications from NSCA, Mov-Nat, Yandara Yoga, and USA Weightlifting. With Dana’s diverse and growing qualifications, especially through his role as an FRC and Kinstretch instructor, he provides a unique and disciplined approach to all his students. He will only continue to grow and spread knowledge to the world of movement.

Dr. Shawn Thistle

Dr. Thistle is a practicing clinician, speaker, entrepreneur, knowledge transfer and opinion leader. He is the Founder and CEO of RRS Education, a trusted source of continuing education solutions for chiropractors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and other manual medicine providers around the world. Shawn graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and holds an Honours Degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University. He also holds a certificate in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. As a complement to his manual medicine and acupuncture training, Shawn is also certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA, USA). Shawn currently sees patients as Clinic Director of SHAPE Health and Wellness Centres in Toronto and is a lecturer in the Department of Orthopedics at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He also acts as a medicolegal expert consultant for chiropractic malpractice cases.

FR® Instructor

B. Kin. (Hons.), DC, D.Ac, C.S.C.S

Chiropractor, Medical Acupuncture, Kinesiologist, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

FRC® Assistant Instructor

B.S. Kin, FRCms

Hunter Cook

Hunter has been personal training for the last 8 years, and has also worked as a physical therapy aide for 6 years in both New York and California. Hunter is well qualified as a fitness professional to work with any demographic of clientele, however, excels in nutritional guidance, mobility and flexibility, and post-rehabilitation clients due to his background working in physical therapy offices. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with the option in Exercise Science from California State University, Long Beach. Hunter’s certifications include the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

Dr. Ian MacIntyre

Dr. MacIntyre is a sports specialist chiropractor. He graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and completed a two-year post-chiropractic fellowship program in sports sciences. In addition to private practice in Toronto, Dr. MacIntyre is a sought after soft tissue specialist who works extensively as a private consultant for various NHL players and teams. He also works with athletes from the CFL, NFL, MLS, PGA, UEFA Champions League and UFC. He has authored in scientific peer reviewed journals and lectures on the topics of injury prevention and rehabilitation.

FR® Instructor

B.Sc. DC, FRCCSS(C)

LMT

FR® (Full Body) Practitioner

FRCms

Kinstretch Instructor

Bryan Marugg

Bryan is a movement and mobility specialist, as well as licensed massage therapist in the State of Oregon.  As owner of Adapt Bodywork, Bryan utilizes methods from both FR and FRC to help aid in client recovery and optimization for their wellness goals.  He has the unique ability to view and work with individuals using multiple lenses, that of a therapist and coach.

Bryan is the head coach at Impact Jiu Jitsu Newberg for both youth and adults programs.  He has trained extensively in BJJ and competed and medaled in many prestigious international Jiu Jitsu tournaments.

Bryan has over a decade of experience coaching a variety of individuals with specific goals and needs, ranging from ages 4 to 90.  He believes training and treating individuals is an art and his responsibility lies in refining essential skills daily, to help clients improve.

Kristina Antidormi

Kristina Antidormi is a growing passionate leader and student in the world of movement. Kristina completed her 200-Hour Yoga teacher training through Yandara Yoga Institute in Baha, Mexico in 2013 which sparked the desire to continue her education from many other sources around the globe. She has made incredible leaps in her movement abilities in such a short time and her journey continues to grow. She is a huge advocate of meditation and helps guide others to connect to the present moment. She is currently working as a movement and meditation guide at No Limit Performance in Niagara –On-The Lake, Ontario teaching mobility, meditation and strength training. Kristina is also cofounder of Flow Within Movement where she is able to continue to learn, fulfill her passion and spread movement to those who seek guidance and a healthier life.

FRC® Assistant Instructor

B.A (Hons), FRCms

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