Our Team of Doctors and Staff

1st choice doctors and staff

The 1st Choice doctors and staff are a unique team of sports chiropractors PT’s and therapists unmatched in any single facility elsewhere.  Our doctors are nationally recognized instructors in the techniques they use, coaches and trainers, and are athletes or former athletes themselves.  We are proud to have been named one of the “Top Sports Rehab Facilities” in the Southeast by Competitor Magazine.

The 1st Choice Doctors and Therapists

 

Dr. Niklaus Delfavero, Atlanta Sports ChiropractorNiklaus A. DelFavero, DC, CSCS, CCSP, CES, CGFI

Dr. DelFavero, is a graduate of Texas Chiropractic College, a Board Certified Chiropractor, and a certified Fascial Distortion Model  provider. His additional post graduate training and certifications include Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), (Read more about Dr. DelFavero)

 

Dr. Hamid Sadri Atlanta Sports ChiropractorHamid L. Sadri, DC, CCSP, ICSSD, CSCS, CKTP, CES, PES

Official Team Chiropractor for the Atlanta Braves

Dr. Sadri is a 1986 graduate of Life University, School of Chiropractic, and attended Kennesaw State University and University of Georgia for his undergraduate studies. While completing his degree of Doctor of Chiropractic, he was recognized for academic excellence, receiving the prestigious National Dean’s List Award as well as other certificates (read more about Dr. Sadri).

 

Atlanta Sports Chiropractor - Dr. Stephen LascalaStephen LaScala, DC

Dr. LaScala completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life university in 1998 and during his studies there, he was awarded the Clinical Competency and X-ray Competency awards. He is currently the only Fascial Distortion Model Instructor in the State of Georgia. He also holds a (read more about Dr. LaScala).

 

Atlanta Sports Chiropractor Dr. Byeyonghong ChoByeonghong Cho, DC, CKTP

Dr. Cho graduated Magna Cum Laude in June 2008 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Before joining 1st Choice Healthcare he spent over two years associating at Clinton Back and Neck in Clinton, Iowa. His practice focuses on injury care and performance enhancement through the use of the most up to date manual therapy (read more about Dr. Cho).

 

Atlanta Sports Chiropractor - Dr. Sasha StolzSasha Stolz, DC

Dr. Sasha Stolz graduated from Truman State University with her BS degree in Exercise Science. While there, she lettered for four years as a varsity swimmer. At Life University, she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree graduating Magnum Cum Laude, became ART certified and served as VP for the Life University Cycling team. She has been a competitive swimmer (read more about Dr. Stolz).

 

Johns Creek GA Sports Chiropractor - Dr. Lauren CortjensLauren Cortjens, DC, CCSP

Dr. Cortjens enjoys working with athletes and individuals of all abilities, ranging from the part-time athlete and weekend warrior to elite professional and Olympic competitors.

Our newest addition to the 1st Choice doctors is also an athlete herself, she understands  (read more about Dr. Cortjens).

 

 

 Valerie Photo-01Valerie Hauser, DPT, CSCS

Dr Valerie Hauser graduated from New Mexico State University with a BS degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. She then attended Franklin Pierce University where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Prior to moving to Atlanta, she practiced in Gilbert, AZ in an outpatient sports medicine physical therapy clinic. (read more about Dr. Valerie Hauser).

Dr. Huiling Tang, Ph. D.

For the last ten years, Dr. Tang has contributed to the development herbal extractions used in combination with other therapies for stroke and traumatic brain injury.

She has worked in the Brain Research Lab for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University as a Post-Doctorate Fellow.

She has published over a dozen papers in internationally peer-reviewed journals (see below) on the topic of brain injury and has been invited to present her findings at brain injury conferences. (read more about Dr. Tang).

Ana Marcos joins 1st Choice sports RehabAna Marcos, LMT

As a Certified Neuromuscular Massage Therapist & Health Educator, Ana integrates therapeutic massage and bodywork with her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, yoga, qigong, energy work and meditation to help her clients lead more balanced and healthier lives. She believes in the body’s natural ability to heal by holistically attending to the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of her clients. (Read more about Ana)

 

Our Support Staff

LaTrisha Stallworth of 1st Choice Sports Rehab CenterLaTrisha Stallworth – Office Manager

As our front office manager, LaTrisha strives to keep everything flowing smoothly and efficiently. There are hundreds of little tasks that have to be done correctly to make sure patients get the care they need, at the time they requested, and that the benefits covered by their insurance policies are paid as expected. She is one of those rare native Atlantans, born and raised here. LaTrisha and her husband Keith have two daughters, Shydae, 22 and Shamia, 13.

When given the opportunity to enter the healthcare field in 2000 she changed careers and joined our office. “I enjoy working here because I get to meet, chat with, and help a lot of interesting people.” According to LaTrisha, “Keeping 7 doctors on schedule is a real challenge. People in Atlanta today are busier than ever and most people want to get in to fix their problem as soon as possible. We’re blessed to be quite busy but that means that patients shouldn’t wait until the last minute to call to schedule an appointment. I’m usually scrambling to find a way to get someone into the office or to accommodate the person that is stuck in traffic.” Her older daughter Shydae is off at college, so when LaTrisha isn’t juggling the schedules work, she is involved with her younger daughter Shamia’s competitive cheer team.

Debbie Williamson of 1st Choice Sports Rehab CenterDebbie Williamson – Insurance/Billing Coordinator

Debbie joined our team in September of 2012.  She enjoys the fast pace, the high degree of detail and the team spirit of the staff. As the Insurance Coordinator for the practice, Debbie checks details of our patient’s coverage, follows up and resolves issues with insurance companies, and makes sure all the T’s are crossed and the I’s are dotted. Debbie’s combination of a caring attitude and attention to detail make her perfect for her role here. When she isn’t dealing with details, she is out and about in the office, lending a hand and assisting the doctors in their treatment of patients. Debbie grew up in Fort Mitchell, KY and is a graduate of Xavier University.

She and her husband Bill have 4 children: Grant, Logan, Colton & Dakota.  Debbie’s desire to help others and to make a difference influenced her to pursue a career in healthcare. In her “spare time” she enjoys tennis, swimming and reading. According to Debbie, “The doctors and my fellow employees make my job truly enjoyable.  There’s never a dull moment and there’s always the feeling of having made someone else’s day just a little bit better.”

 

 

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