Luke Williams - Operations Manager for Athletic Development

Luke WilliamsLocation: ASPT Athletic Training Center
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Luke graduated from Westmont College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.  He is currently a player on the Charlotte Eagles professional Soccer team and has just finished his 3rd season with them.  He has also spent time on Chicago Fire and Colorado Rapids of the MLS. He was also recruited as a High School basketball player, and scored over 1000 points in his high school career.  Luke, with his knowledge and expertise as a professional athlete, coaches our Soccer Speed classes as well as our Athletic Development classes.  He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and really enjoys working with young athletes, helping them to achieve their full potential on and off the field.

Aaron Kauffman - Physical Therapist

Aaron Location: ASPT Athletic Training Center
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Aaron received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duke University, and his Bachelor of Exercise Science from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Aaron originally grew up in Pennsylvania where he was an avid high school runner, clocking 800M times in the top 10 in the US and the Indoor State Champion. His running career led him to North Carolina to UNC Charlotte in which he competed for 5 years in Track and Cross Country. In addition to running, Aaron has competed in soccer since the age of 3 and golf since the age of 12.
While at Duke, Aaron completed an internship at Pebble Beach, CA in which he worked the Nature Valley First Tee Open working with the top juniors in the country as well as the Senior PGA tour. Also while at Duke he assisted on the benches with the Carolina Hurricanes. Aaron focus's on maximizing functional movement patterns for better enhancing performance.
Aaron continues to enjoy playing the sports that have brought him to this point in his career. He is often on the golf course, running, or playing soccer. When he is not doing these things, you can expect him to be cheering on Duke.

Eddie Arvelo - Strength Coach

AlanLocation: ASPT Athletic Training Center
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Eddie graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Public Health Sciences and Film. Eddie completed an internship at the UNCC strength and conditioning department. During his time there he worked with Division I men & women soccer and basketball programs, softball, tennis, and cross country. Eddie also completed an internship at Athletic Lab working under one of the top 100 sports scientist in the world. Prior to graduating Eddie worked as a personal trainer for Lifetime Fitness for 6 years and found his passion for working with athletes. Eddie also served 10 years in the United States Air Forces as a Security Forces Criminal Investigator. He has completed tours in Bagram Afghanistan in 2007 and Balad Iraq in 2009. During his deployment to Afghanistan he found his passion for fitness and came to the realization that he wanted to share this passion with others and change lives. Eddie loves working with youth athletes to not only help make them better athletes but better adults for the future.

Sean Comer - Strength Coach

Sean Comer Location: ASPT Athletic Training Center
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Joe Tedesco - Director of ASPT Indian Trail

Joe Tedesco Location: ASPT Indian Trail
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Joe is a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Duke University, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Athletic Trainer, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has also completed advanced training in Trigger Point Dry Needling through Myopain Seminars.

Joe focuses on movement dysfunction, optimizing biomechanics via diverse manual therapy techniques in conjunction with therapeutic exercise to correct kinetic chain flaws. His career passions include evidence based functional rehabilitation and spinal stability as it relates to correcting movement dysfunction for sports performance, job demands, and weight management. Joe has treated athletes from pediatric to professional, including pro and amateur golfers, triathletes, distance runners, cyclists, gymnasts, Olympic track athletes, lacrosse and soccer players, collegiate and pro football, baseball, hockey, and basketball players, Crossfit athletes, weekend warriors, ballerinas, and Broadway performers. He also served on the Athletic Training staff for the Florida Gator men's basketball team.

He currently serves as a sports medicine advisor for Union and Mecklenburg County high schools sports, Extreme Ice, Porter Ridge Athletic Association, Mint Hill Athletic Association, Charlotte Soccer Academy, Jami Masters School of Dance, Crossfit Indian Trail, Crossfit S3, and Ultimate Crossfit.

Joe is always a student and seeks the most current treatment advances for his patients. From knee replacements, ACL reconstructions, Tommy John elbow reconstructions, and pediatric growth plate injuries, he uses this knowledge to create patient-specific, sport/athlete-specific, year-round training/injury prevention programs according to age, previous injuries, competition level, position, energy system and work:rest requirements. He will also address nutritional intake to optimize your training and injury recovery.

Whether it's learning to walk, training to run the Boston Marathon, or making the climb up Mt. Everest, Joe promises you a dedication to excellence and unsurpassed devotion to helping you achieve your goals.

Nate Adamczak – Physical Therapist , Athletic Trainer, Strength Coach

Nate Adamczak Location: ASPT Indian Trail
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Nate received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) in athletic training and pre-physical therapy.
Upon graduating from UWSP, Nate earned his certification in athletic training (ATC) and a certification as a strength training and conditioning specialist (CSCS).  He began his career as an athletic trainer in Minnesota where he gained experience with a variety of high school sports including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, softball, volleyball, and track and field.
 
His interest in this field began while he was a high school athlete involved in football, basketball, and track and field.  As a triple jumper, he hurt his hamstring a year after competing in the state track and field meet and missed most of his senior year.  It’s been Nate’s goal ever since to provide the best possible care to all patients to get them back to doing what they like to do best.

In his free time, Nate enjoys golfing, playing pickup basketball games, and playing with his dog.  Nate is enthusiastic about being a part of the Architech Sports team with goals of utilizing a movement impairment approach to physical therapy diagnoses and treatments.

Amy M. Holcombe – Director of ASPT Pineville

AmyLocation: ASPT Pineville
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Amy received her Bachelor of Science from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1988. She has enjoyed working in a large variety of settings including hospital, inpatient rehabilitation, nursing homes, school systems and outpatient clinics. In 1994, she completed a 3-week NDT training for neurologically involved adults. In 2000 Amy completed a fellowship with the institute of Physical Art in Functional Manual Therapy (FFMT). She earned her Certification of Functional Manual Therapy in August of 2000 and renewed this certification in 2010(CFMT) also through the Institute of Physical Art (IPA). In 2010 she earned her yoga teacher training certification and teaches a weekly yoga class. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree through Evidence in Motion in August of 2012.

Amy teaches continuing education classes for Physical Therapists with IPA. Amy focuses on posture, strengthening and improving function and quality of life for a wide variety of patients. She incorporates yoga into her treatments as well as focus on improvement of mobility, gait and efficient movement.

Amy enjoys horseback riding, hiking, yoga, teaching and spending time with her husband, two daughters and their animals – two dogs – Delilah and Otis and horses- Chloe and Clair.

Kerry McLaughlin – Physical Therapist

KerryLocation: ASPT Pineville
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Kerry earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duke University and her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Spanish minor from Clemson University. Kerry grew up in an athletic family with exposure to all sports. She played tennis and swam throughout high school, and continued to swim and was a 2-year captain for the Clemson varsity collegiate Women's Swimming and Diving team. Kerry received ACC top scholar athlete award during her senior year season in 2011-2012. Kerry has served as the aquatics director and summer league swim coach for the Chapel Hill Tennis Club for the past 8 summers. Through her clinical rotations during her 3rd year in the DPT program at Duke, Kerry worked as a student physical therapist in clinics in Greenville (SC), Lexington (KY), and Carmel (CA) developing an interest for treating athletes as well as patients with women's health conditions. Kerry combines her passions of athletics and women's health to treat patients with athletic injuries as well as athletes with pelvic floor dysfunction.

Kerry is from Chapel Hill, NC but enjoys exploring all the great things that Charlotte has to offer. Once football season starts, you can expect Kerry to be wearing her Solid Orange cheering on her Clemson Tigers!

Frank Reich - Co-Founder

Frank ReichFounding Partner

Frank Reich is a former quarterback in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, and the Detroit Lions. For a time, he had the distinction of having led his team to the biggest comeback victory ever in both the collegiate and professional ranks. Reich and his friend, starter Jim Kelly, formed one of the longest-tenured backup-and-starter tandems, playing together for nine years (1986 - 1994).

The biggest highlight of his college career was the comeback he led against the University of Miami Hurricanes on November 10, 1984 at the Orange Bowl Stadium. Reich came off the bench to play for Stan Gelbaugh, who had previously replaced him as the starter after Reich separated his shoulder in the 4th week of the season against Wake Forest. Miami quarterback Bernie Kosar had led the 'Canes to a 31-0 lead at halftime. At the start of the third quarter, Reich led the Maryland Terrapins on a scoring drive after scoring drive. Three touchdowns in the third quarter and a fourth at the start of the final quarter turned what was a blowout into a close game. With the score 34-28 Miami, Reich hit Greg Hill with a 68-yard touchdown pass which deflected off the hands of Miami safety Darrell Fullington to take the lead. Maryland scored once more to cap an incredible 42-9 second half, and won the game 42-40, completing what was then the biggest comeback in NCAA history.