Dr. Hatrak is affectionately known in the circles of professional athletes as a “Miracle Man”, “a Genius” for the results he has been able to deliver in the area of sports injury treatment and prevention.
A man passionate about eliminating chronic bio-mechanical injuries, Dr. Michael Hatrak has been in practice for over 35 years specializing in sports medicine and performance. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic in 1976 from New York Chiropractic College (Columbia Division). In 1979, he was a professor at Pennsylvania Chiropractic College while maintaining a private practice in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
After years of research Dr. Hatrak came to the realization that Chiropractic care alone wasn’t enough to deliver the corrective care needed for professional athletes and the large increase of the “weekend warrior” crowd. Realizing there was a missing piece to the methods of treatments, Dr. Hatrak discovered a man by the name of John Patterson, an extraordinary individual with an uncanny ability to see interrelationships within the body’s bio-mechanical structure. Mr. Patterson shared Dr. Hatrak’s passion for finding the missing link. Dr. Hatrak studied with him, learning the guiding principles of his technology and later they joined together to call this unique system SRT (Synergy Release Therapy).
Dr. Hatrak owes his success to his friend and mentor, John Patterson who is the founding developer of this unique, one of a kind therapy that allows athletes to perform at their optimal level.
In the last 20 years the SRT team of doctors and practitioners have worked with over 400 NFL players from over 27 teams as well and pro athletes from all sports, keeping them at the top of their game.
Owner & COO
Philip, a former athlete and long standing advocate of wellness and fitness, credits his long, successful soccer career to the Synergy Release TherapyTM. With an extensive history and utilization of the Synergy Release Therapy technique, he is eager and passionate about helping patients identify their peak performance while also avoiding injury. Philip is committed to making sure Synergy has the latest technology and tools to help patients prevent injuries, improve performance, and recover more quickly should an injury occur. He is in charge of all operations of the office including personnel, accounting, marketing, and communications. He’s trained in frequency specific micro current and class IV therapeutic laser treatment therapy. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Lee University in Tennessee. Shortly thereafter, Philip began developing his profession through this unique family owned practice, where they position themselves to achieve only positive and successful patient outcomes.
Dr. Mike Rice
Dr. Mike Rice is a qualified Synergy Release Physician. He has dedicated his future to loving, giving, and serving others by providing excellent quality of care to every patient in all walks of life. Dr. Rice holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from North Carolina State University, and graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic at Life University.
At one time he was one of the top amateur bodybuilding athletes in the country, so he is no stranger to the human body. Dr. Rice has competed and won multiple bodybuilding championships, including two time overall Georgia champion. He continues to coach and train competitive athletes striving to achieve their goals and excellence. From his experiences onstage and in the gym, he has a unique advantage to understanding how the body functions. All of which are important as it relates to the Synergy Release Technique.
Dr. Rice aspired at an early age to become a Chiropractor and his journey at accomplishing his dream has not been an easy road. Due to his compassionate heart and will to persevere, his dream came to fruition. When asked why he became a Chiropractor, Dr. Rice simply said, “I love helping people.” Along with being a lifetime wellness enthusiast, he also stays heavily involved with two non-profit ministries in the Atlanta area, The Blake House and No Longer Bound, where he can give back and serve his community.
“My world got turned upside down the moment I started shadowing Dr. Michael Hatrak. He has given me a completely different perspective as to how I evaluate and assess the human body”. Dr. Rice studied under Dr. Hatrak for over a year learning the Synergy Release Technique, and he continues to further his knowledge alongside Dr. Hatrak. Now Dr. Rice is able to apply all that he has learned to improve the wellbeing of every client that he encounters.
Dr. Michael Roura
Dr. Michael Roura, originally from Middletown, New Jersey, is a qualified Synergy Release doctor who started his training as soon as he graduated from chiropractic school at Life University. During his training under Dr. Michael Hatrak, Dr. Roura experienced the power of the Synergy Release Technique (SRT) and how beneficial it is to patients of all ages. His passion is to help his patients reach their optimal level of health and performance.
Dr. Roura received his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where he was also part of their Division 1 soccer program and was ranked as high as 9th in the country. Dr. Roura also has a passion for physical fitness and once he started his studies in chiropractic school he began competing in many bodybuilding competitions in the southern region of the United States. His experience as a team athlete and bodybuilder gives him a unique vantage point on how the body functions. Dr. Roura became passionate about chiropractic due to the amount of countless injuries he sustained on the soccer field, and his chiropractor being the sole reason he was able to recover faster; so he was determined to become one himself and help others to live a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.
“Studying under Dr. Hatrak has only solidified my love for this profession, due to the ability of being able to change people’s lives in such a positive manner.”
Trey Tucker is a 2007 graduate of ASHA (Academy of Somatic Healing Arts) where he received certifications in Swedish, Clinical Sports, and Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT). In addition to his massage therapy training, Trey is also a 2006 graduate of Auburn University where he earned a B.S. in Exercise Science. While at Auburn, he was a student assistant athletic trainer working primarily with the track and field team.
After many years working in physical therapy offices and 4 years of teaching clinical sports massage at a local massage school, Trey joined the Synergy Release Sport team in 2014.
He was instantly drawn to the collaborative efforts of both doctors and therapist to achieve the common goal of superior patient care. It wasn’t long before he realized that Synergy was a place where he could grow and help others as a part of an amazing team of healthcare providers.
Though not a native Georgian, Trey has truly found a home in Atlanta and loves everything the city has to offer. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, cooking, finding new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.
Cheryl Allison has been practicing massage since the spring of 2000 where she graduated from The Atlanta School of Massage Clinical program. Currently she is finishing her certification as an Orthopedic Massage Practitioner. Prior to becoming a massage therapist she graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology, working in cardiac rehab for several years. Her work experience includes PT technician and Emory Spine Center, Cardiac rehab specialist at The Fuqua Heart Center. Having spent most of her life in Colorado, she is enjoying living in Atlanta with her husband and three young boys. When she isn’t engaged in working or parenting she enjoys running, hiking, biking, swimming and cooking.
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Michael Guthrie is a 2003 graduate of Rising Spirit Institute of Natural Health and Healing. He received certifications in Swedish, Neuromuscular Therapy and an introduction to Myofacial Release. In addition to his massage training, Michael is also a graduate of the University of Georgia and a four year letterman in football.
Interest in sports and movement took Michael to Hong Kong where he worded and trained with a sports Physio Clinic for nine years. While working in Hong Kong Michael was trained by the developer of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), Aaron Mattes and supported clients for sports recovery and improving performance.
Michael's professional experience includes over 25,000 hours in therapy, rehabilitation, preventative training, sports training, Active Isolated Stretching and corporate wellness presentations. He brings a unique tool box of body work modalities to Unlock Your Power that support the world class team at Synergy.
Born and raised in Indiana, Kay joined the World’s Finest Navy just 3 days after receiving her high school diploma. During her 8 year military career, she adopted the love for physical fitness and helping others achieve their fitness goals. She was given the collateral duty of Command Fitness Leader to assist shipmates in getting within military weight standards. The military taught Kay how to be a team player and also how to lead a team.
Upon completion of her military career, Kay left VA Beach to make Atlanta, GA her home. After earning a certification in Personal Fitness Training from American Aerobics Association/International Sports Medicine Association, she quickly gained experience working in health clubs. Kay transitioned from training clients to doing administrative work for health and fitness centers. She has been the smiling face of LA Fitness, X3 Sports, Windy Hill Athletic Club, and now Synergy Sports Wellness Institute.
Kay is a full time student at Saint Leo University majoring in Health Care Management. Her hobbies include weight lifting, competitive bodybuilding, teaching group exercise classes, shopping, and watching makeup tutorials on YouTube. Being a lover of fitness and all things glamorous, Kay was drawn to bikini competitions. She has competed in 5 shows (so far) in Georgia and Kentucky and has been awarded several trophies and medals.
Her passion for transformation and wellness makes, Kay a perfect fit for serving the patients at Synergy.