From Northeastern Pennsylvania, Dr. Nitowski-Luu earned her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University. She received her doctoral degree from New York Chiropractic College, where she graduated with honors as a member of the Phi Chi Omega honor society. During her time in school, she was a Motion Palpation Institute representative; this position is awarded to clinicians who excel in adjusting and soft tissue manipulation. She also mentors for the Level Up Initiative, a group of clinicians seeking to excel in patient communication and patient advocacy. While in school, she sought to learn additional techniques outside of the curriculum, spending over 300 hours at weekend seminars. These seminars focused on pain theory, rehab, soft tissue, adjusting, and powerlifting and weightlifting technique and programming.
As a powerlifter and runner, Dr. Nitowski-Luu understands firsthand how it feels when you’re unable to train at your best. “When pain is at the forefront of our thoughts, it affects our entire life. It doesn’t have to. Understanding your pain and ways to reduce it will get you back to doing what you love.” Her goal is to get patients out of pain, give them the tools to move past the pain, and navigate any future injuries.
A Chester County, Pennsylvania native, Dr. Walters earned her Bachelor’s of Science in biology education and chemistry from the University of Delaware, and a doctoral degree from the Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida where she earned honors for academic and clinical excellence.
After earning her doctoral degree, she completed an internship with nationally known doctors, authors, and lecturers at the Spine and Pain Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Dr. Walters has been with Spinal Care since 2008 and in that time has been awarded the “Best of Montco” five times. In addition to her tenure at Spinal Care, she spent two years working with a national rehabilitation group that focused on the rapid recovery of musculo- skeletal injuries. She treated athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA and the US Olympic team.
She has an avid following of athletes from high school to professional athletics, cross-fit and endurance athletics. “I know what it is like to be in pain, and if we can help people get out of pain, then there is no better feeling. Whether it is being able to play football with your kids in the yard or with the Eagles at the Linc, I don’t want pain to stop you.” Her goal is to always put the patient first and to fix musculo- skeletal injuries quickly and permanently.
Kristina (Nina) Balogh has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since the Spring of 2016. After graduating with her Bachelors’ degree in English she decided to pursue her lifelong interest in sports and fitness by studying the art of bodywork and massage. An avid runner and triathlete, Nina loves to work with everyone on varying levels of fitness: from the weekend worriers to serious athletes helping with everyday muscle aches to rehabbing injured muscles. She understands the importance of self-care in everyone’s lives and wants to be able to assist anyone and everyone to achieve optimum health and relaxation. Nina is skilled in many different modalities with special interest and certifications in Soft Tissue Mobilization (Grastin technique), Myofascial Release Techniques as well as Sports Massage and Cupping. When she’s not massaging you can find Nina either relaxing with her husband and three fur babies or training for her next big race.
Mallory became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2012 and joined Spinal Care in 2013. She specializes in deep tissue neuromuscular and myofascial techniques. Mallory is also training to become certified in Craniosacral Therapy and has been trained in several energy therapies such as Reiki and Integrated Energy Therapy. She also does work with chakras and meridians. Mallory is a classically trained chef and loves making lamb curry, seafood gumbo, macarons, chocolate soufflés, and baking all kinds of gluten free and paleo treats.
Bryant McCoy is a licensed massage therapist and graduate of Cortiva Institute. Kind and intuitive, Bryant is highly skilled in listening with his hands to zero in on tense muscles and promote deep relaxation using deep tissue techniques, Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, and more. He has additional certifications in myofascial release and stretching. When Bryant is not massaging he is spending time with his 2 children.
Janine comes to us with over 20 years of customer service experience. She is working on her Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Hospitality at Fort Hays State University – Go Tigers! Achieving excellence in customer service is a passion of Janine’s and anyone she greets at the desk will surely recognize her dedication to Spinal Care’s mission to provide exceptional patient service. When she isn’t in the office or doing schoolwork, Janine enjoys spending time in her sunroom spoiling her dogs, Cecelia and Sampson, reading or watching Great British Bake off or crime shows on Netflix.
Cindy recently retired from 35 years of teaching and is excited to work with the patients and staff at Spinal Care. She enjoys meeting new people and is eager to help patients with their scheduling and billing requests. In her free time, Cindy is often found singing or ringing bells in her church choirs, as well as enjoying time in her little house in the woods.
Colette joined Spinal Care in 2006. She manages the billing processes and leads the administrative team but also enjoys working the front desk since it gives her the opportunity to interact with our patients. In her spare time, you can usually find her “doting” on her little Yorkie, Coco.
After 5 years of practicing massage therapy alongside health care practitioners of many disciplines, Sharon joined Spinal Care in 2017 as a chiropractic assistant and is now our practice manager. Sharon was attracted by Spinal Care’s commitment to improving patients’ lives and she has certainly lived up to that creed herself. She is the “wizard behind the curtain” managing everything from Spinal Care’s website and social media marketing to HR and scheduling. Even with all she does behind the scenes, every once in a while you can find her working “hands on” in the office. Outside of the office, she can often be found in her workshop crafting wood signs or up-cycling salvaged goods to be used for a new purpose.
Courtney joined the Spinal Care team as a receptionist in East Falls. She is currently a student at Thomas Jefferson University working toward a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. She plans to continue with schooling to obtain a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. With her interest in the health sciences, she is a welcome addition to Spinal Care’s patient-centric administrative team. In her free time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her three dogs (Eli, Charlie, and Sophie), family, and friends.