Dr. Chelsea Vallario
Post-Graduate Education, Techniques, and Certifications:
- National Board Certified in Chiropractic and PhysioTherapy
- Licenses held in South Carolina, North Carolina
- Chiropractic Extremity TMJ, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Gait, Orthotic, Global, Hip, Knee, Foot, Physical Therapy
- Certified Kinesio-Tape Practitioner
- Certified Golf Level 1 TPI Provider Titleist Performance Institute
- Certified Graston Basic Technique
- Cox Flexion/Distraction Technique
- Thompson Technique
- Class IV Therapeutic Laser Certification
- SP Foundational Nutrition Completion
- Taping Techniques and Sports Medicine
- Shoulder Treatments to Avoid Surgery
Dr. Chelsea Vallario is the head Chiropractic Physician and owner of Athlete Recovery & Chiropractic Health. She started this clinic shortly after moving to York County, SC in 2017. She strives to provide movement-based medicine to Rock Hill and her surrounding community.
She has traveled the country to achieve her education and career goals. She was born and raised in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Being a multisport athlete her entire life, she naturally pursued a health- and sports-based education. With her love for sports and activity of all kinds, she was drawn to North Carolina in order to complete her Undergraduate degree. Dr. Vallario studied Kinesiology and Human Physiology at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. She completed her undergraduate degree in three years allowing her to immediately begin her Doctorate program in St. Louis, MO. She has earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Life Science, and a Doctorate degree in Chiropractic from Logan University (St. Louis, MO).
Dr. Vallario’s love for chiropractic began at age 16 after suffering from severe shin splints and debilitating knee pain to the extent of nearly ending her young athletic career. After a number of physicians were unable to explain or treat the pain, she was referred to a local chiropractor. Finally, someone was able to explain the source of her pain and mechanical dysfunctions causing it. She was treated accordingly and taught exercises to prevent it in the future. Within two weeks she was back on the field pain free for the first time in years.
Building on her positive personal experience, becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic aligned perfectly with her passion for helping others in both health and performance. Dr. Vallario is eager to provide the highest quality, proactive healthcare to her community of Rock Hill, SC.
Previous Team Chiropractor and Group Involvement:
- Mizzou University Sports, MO
- University of Greeley, CO Club Baseball
- Boulder Athletic Club Volleyball, CO
- Previously worked with members of the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies
- Team Physician for Charlotte Junior Rugby Association
Dr. Kyle Geer
Dr. Kyle Geer has been in practice as Doctor of Chiropractic since 2016. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian of his class at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC. While there, he also received the Academic Excellence Award, as well as honors for his time as an XRI (X-Ray Intern) and ACE Intern (Academy of Chiropractic Excellence). While in school, he was trained in Applied Kinesiology, as well as pin and stretch, taping, movement screenings.
In addition, Dr Kyle took on extra coursework that focused on specific techniques, like Webster, for pregnant women and young children. His approach to caring for expecting mothers (prenatal care) includes techniques designed to help with round ligament pain, lower back pain, abnormal pelvic positioning, and acid reflux.
Prior to chiropractic college, Dr. Kyle attended UNC Charlotte where he graduated Cum Laude with his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. This background was the start of Dr. Kyle’s fascination with athletic function and the performance of the human body.
Dr. Kyle is passionate about helping athletes of all types to obtain their best functional performance. He is dedicated to working alongside patients in their health and fitness journey, focusing on injury prevention by establishing healthy patterns that can be maintained. He firmly believes that one must look at and treat the body as a whole. He focuses on treating the body in a kinetic chain, utilizing chiropractic manipulation and soft tissue mobility with a strong support of rehabilitative and corrective exercises.
Dr. Kyle now lives in Rock Hill, SC with his wife, Courtney, and their two daughters, Lily and Eden. He enjoys running, having competed in several half marathons and frequently in 5k races, as well as swimming, volleyball, and weight training.
LMBT Megan Crago
- Deep Tissue
- Sports Massage
- Table Thai
- Hot Stones
LMBT Megan Crago has been practicing massage therapy since 2012. She has spent several years fine tuning her skill set and tailoring her style of practice towards clinical bodywork. She currently remains active in performing massage for a number of pit crews in the IndyCar and NASCAR racing circuits. With the approach of treating the body as a whole unit rather than focusing solely on treating symptoms, she has helped a number of individuals improve their overall wellbeing. Finding the direct cause of an issue is always a challenge she welcomes.
Megan has a great deal of experience and a unique style of treatment which she developed in a variety of settings. Her time as a lead therapist and trainer in several corporate chains has given her the opportunity to work with a diverse clientele expanding her knowledge of the body. She has also spent time in the spa side of massage therapy creating a gentle but strong touch.
By using her knowledge of anatomy and clinical training, Megan describes her massage style as a wonderful blend of relaxation with structural integration. She specializes in clinical massage, deep tissue, and sports therapy. Other techniques utilized for a well rounded session include active stretching of muscles and joints. Her favorite modality is working with hot stones which create a deep penetrating warmth. Hot stones are an incredibly efficient way to relax and loosen stubborn tissues with ease.
Megan enjoys creating a custom session tailored to each client’s expectations and needs. She looks forward to helping give new life to your body and the York County community.
Amanda attended school for Fashion Marketing and Management. She has travelled all around North Carolina in the retail Industry including Atlanta, Georgia. She took some time off to live nomadically in the great mountains of North Carolina and in 2020 Amanda moved back down the mountain to enjoy her life back in the city with her family, two giant puppies and little old cat.
Amanda is our super woman that has many super powers. She is your go to girl for billing, scheduling, or recommendation for a great place to hike.
When Amanda is not working she is either planting flowers, crafting/sewing, or hanging out with her family and pets.
Amanda can be a little quiet or timid at first but not to worry, there is a lot of spunk in her and she is a joy to be around.
Lauren, is our sweet taste of a small town girl, with many accomplishments under her belt. She completed her ACE certification in 2017, which lead her to many years of personal training. She also has completed her AAPC schooling in 2021 and is a Certified Professional Medical Coder. Her 2021 Deep Tissue Laser Therapy certification is her most recent and most favorite yet. Lauren also teaches hiphop and has a love of understanding that the of the human body is limitless.
Lauren grew up in Concord, NC. Her parents own fitness gyms so becoming an athlete was a no brainer for her. Growing up, her dad was her biggest fan and her mom made sure she instilled healthy eating habits from a young age. Lauren is also a dance mom to her beautiful and thriving daughter, Piper! Piper is known for being a straight A student and the “school sweetheart”.
When lauren gets time for herself, she loves to spend it at the ocean. Jet-skiing, tanning, and the feeling the ocean breeze as she sways in her hammock under the Cherry Grove Pier is what makes her feel right at home.
Lauren is beyond excited to be a part of this great and growing team!
Graphic Designer/Branding Specialist
Kendra graduated from Full Sail University with a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. In 2011 she moved to South Carolina to be closer to family and friends. Since then she has gotten married, moved multiple times, adopted some dogs, bought a house, and had two adorable little boys that challenge her and make her laugh everyday.
Kendra has been with the practice since 2018. As the Graphic Designer/Branding Specialist she spends her time on the back end of things, making sure everything is running smoothly and your experience here at Athlete Recovery and Chiropractic Health is second to none.
Outside of the office, she enjoys spending her time working on her fixer-upper house, being outdoors, visiting friends and hanging out with family.