OUR GOAL IS SIMPLE: TO MAKE YOU A BETTER ATHLETE!

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The staff at Architech Sports and Physical Therapy has, for years, taken care of professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, WNBA, Professional Soccer, the regions premier Universities and Colleges, and other professional associations. In 1998, the staff began to broaden its services to area middle school and high school athletes to assist in their training efforts. The Architech Sports and Physical Therapy staff quickly became recognized as "the staff" to come to when athletes wanted to be trained. This one of a kind staff combined with the region’s best physicians allows Architech Sports and Physical Therapy to treat athletes with optimal precision. 

If you are looking to improve your foot speed, increase your agility, become more explosive or simply to learn the latest in advanced training techniques, Architech Sports and Physical Therapy is the place for you.
Architech Sports and Physical Therapy's trademark P3 training method allows you to obtain heights you have never reached before. Our programs focus on strength and power development, speed and agility training, balance and core development, education on correct stretching practices, and advice on proper nutritional habits.

 

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Alan Tyson - Director of Performance ↓

Alan Tyson is the President Architech Sports and Physical Therapy. He was the former Vice President of Sports Performance and Rehabilitation for OrthoCarolina. He is a physical therapist board certified as a sports clinical specialist, a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has worked with the Charlotte Knights (AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox) and continues to serve as a consultant to the team. Alan is also a consultant with the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Eagles. Alan has spoken regionally and nationally on various training topics including the foot and ankle, spine care, hip and knee rehabilitation, and he has developed two continuing education courses on the shoulder. He has written 3 books and developed specific training programs for the female athlete,the baseball pitcher, and for football players preparing for the NFL combines. Alan is also an associate editor of the National Strength and Conditioning Journal. He co-hosted a weekly radio show “Health Headlines” on 1110AM WBT with Stacey Sims and Dr. Russ Greenfield for 3 years.

Alicia Tyson - Director of Physical Therapy ↓

Alicia Tyson graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992. During her career she has managed several physical therapy offices within Carolinas HealthCare System. In those roles she helped establish clinical competencies for her PT and administrative staff and worked closely with numerous physicians on patient care issues. She has gained valuable experience in a wide variety of settings throughout her career but found her niche in orthopedics very early and was often the “go-to” PT in the Pineville area. Her experience in hospital settings as well as outpatient rehabilitation gives Alicia a well-rounded view of the orthopedic patient’s needs. Alicia is wife to Alan and they both are proud parents of Zack (19) and Kaleb (16). Alicia took dance for over 15 years and was on a competition dance team for several of those years. In her spare time she continues her interest in dance and fitness. On Sunday’s you can catch Alicia singing on the Bethlehem United Methodist Church Praise Team.

Jason Husn - Operations Manager ↓

Jason earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine and Health Science from Guilford College in 2004 and earned his Masters of Healthcare Administration from Pfeiffer University in 2012. While at Guilford, he was a student Athletic Trainer for the football, baseball and women's basketball teams. After graduation, Jason would obtain his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and his United States Weightlifting club coach (USAW) certifications.

He has held internships at Duke University working with Football and Baseball, and at the Carolina Panthers. He was also a member of the Panthers Strength and Conditioning Staff for 2 years after his internship. Jason is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He also obtained his CrossFit Level 1 Coaching Certification in 2012.

Jason's passion for athletics and strength and conditioning started while playing high school sports. He was an offensive lineman for the Conference Champion Northern Durham Knights football team in Durham, NC and played basketball for his local church. As a coach, Jason strives to be a role model and servant leader to his clients. He does not just focus on improvement in athletics but also on improvement in life as well.

When Jason is not with his work family, he enjoys being with his wife and 2 daughters, playing golf with buddies, building furniture with his daughter or working out in his garage gym.

Jessica Adamczak- Physical Therapist & Athletic Trainer ↓

Jessica earned her doctorate of physical therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012. Prior to that, she completed her bachelor of science in kinesiology and athletic training from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the University of Illinois, Jessica was able to work and travel with football, women’s soccer, track and field and men’s & women’s tennis. After college, Jessica worked as a certified athletic trainer in the Chicago-area covering a range of sports from little league baseball to semi-professional lacrosse.

Jessica is originally from the Chicago-area where she grew up playing competitive soccer. In her free-time Jessica likes to exploring Charlotte and going hiking and playing with her dog.

Jessica is excited to join our Architech Sports team and expand our Female Athlete Wellness program!

Chandler Thomas - Physical Therapist ↓

Chandler joins ASPT after graduating with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2016. Prior to attending MUSC, Chandler received his Exercise and Sport Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a four-year member of the varsity swim team. It was at UNC that he discovered his passion for the human body, particularly as it relates to sports performance, injury prevention, and rehab. Chandler has always been an active member of the swimming community in Charlotte, graduating from South Mecklenburg High School as a 2-time state champion breaststroker. He grew up swimming at SwimMAC, where he also worked for two years as an age group and Masters swim coach after graduating from UNC. As a coach, Chandler strongly emphasized the importance of proper stroke technique to improve speed and efficiency in the water as well as prevent overuse injuries. He now uses the analytical and motivational skills he gained through coaching to treat clients with a wide array of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular impairments.

When he is not working or training for his next Masters swim meet, Chandler enjoys spending time with his wife and family, playing guitar and sports with friends, and cheering for his Tar Heels and Carolina Panthers.

Thomas Halloran - Athletic Trainer ↓

Thomas joined Architech Sports and Physical Therapy in May of 2017 after earning a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology at East Carolina University. While working on his undergrad degree of Athletic Training at ECU, Thomas worked with each division 1 sport. His passion for the rehabilitation side of Athletic Training drove his decision to continue his education and to strengthen his knowledge of the effect of exercise on the human body. Thomas is a Charlotte native from the Ballantyne/Blakeney area and graduated from Ardrey Kell High School. Outside of the clinic, Thomas spends his time training as a competitive CrossFitter and Olympic Weightlifter on the national level. He is an avid fan of football (New England Patriots, Go Pats!), swimming, and hockey.

Candace Myers - Athletic Trainer ↓

Candace Myers joined Architech Sports & Physical Therapy in 2014 after spending three years as the certified athletic trainer at Parkwood High School. While at Parkwood, Candace was responsible for all practice and game coverage as well as rehabilitation programs that were needed for each athlete.

Candace earned her Master’s degree in rehabilitation science in 2011 from Bridgewater State University in Boston. Prior to that, she spent one year at the University of Hawaii where she was responsible for the football and women’s basketball programs. Candace earned her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from Charleston Southern University in 2007. While at Charleston Southern, Candace played left field for the Buccaneer softball program.

Candace is a Union County native where she grew up playing competitive basketball and softball at Weddington High School. In her free time Candace enjoys spending time with her daughter, Riley, and working out

Joe Tedesco - Director of ASPT Indian Trail ↓

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 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.

Allison "Alli" Bell - Physical Therapist, Strength Coach ↓

Alli is a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Duke University, a Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She has received advanced training in surgical procedures, post-operative management of shoulder, knee, elbow, hip, and ankle, and manual therapy techniques. She has also completed advanced training in Trigger Point Dry Needling.

Alli has a passion for assessing and treating orthopedic and sport injuries from young dancers and little leaguers to a retired couple hiking the Appalachian trail. Alli has a hands-on approach to treatment with advanced knowledge in biomechanics to determine the actual cause of injury. She remains active in learning cutting edge therapies to stay ahead of the sports medicine curve.

Beyond the normal orthopaedic patients and athletes Alli sees she also shares a passion for post-partum women’s fitness including returning to exercise after having a baby, spine health and rehab following spinal surgery, and endurance athletes including runners and triathletes.

Alli has a passion for helping patients return to doing the things they love while promoting general health and wellness for maintenance of good health habits throughout her patients’ lives. Alli enjoys distance running, yoga, and sprint triathlons; playing with her dog Reggie; and exploring new places and meeting new people.

Amy M. Holcombe – Director of ASPT Pineville ↓

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.

Aaron Kauffman - Physical Therapist ↓

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.

Chris Cox - Physical Therapist ↓

Chris joins the Architech Sports family after graduating with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. Prior to that, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of South Carolina-Upstate and an Associate’s of Science Degree from Spartanburg Methodist College.

While completing his undergraduate coursework at SMC and Upstate, Chris competed as a left-handed pitcher for their baseball programs. At SMC, He once tossed a no-hitter against New River C.C and had an ERA of 2.81 as a starter. Chris began his Upstate career as a reliver and turned into a starter by his senior season. In high school, he was a member of Mauldin High School baseball team where he was named to the Top-50 South Carolina Baseball Players List.

Chris’s passion for physical therapy and sports performance began while he was rehabbing a shoulder injury after his freshman season. He changed his major and dedicated his education to understanding the body and how it moves. Chris believes in his patients and strives to play an active role in helping them realize their full potential.

In his spare time Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Casey, bass fishing, exercising, and visiting family in Greenville, SC. He is an avid sports fan and takes pride in winning fantasy football championships and Clemson Tiger Football.

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Elliott Tolley - Physical Therapist ↓

Elliott earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Wingate University. Prior to attending Wingate, Elliott went to Anderson University (SC) where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. While at Anderson, Elliott was a left-handed relief pitcher for the baseball program. Elliott is originally from Rougemont, NC and was a two-time all-conference baseball player at Person High School.

Elliott’s passion for physical therapy and sports performance stems from the injuries and rehabilitation he observed his teammates endure during his time as a college athlete. His first-hand experience and knowledge of the human body, allows him to evaluate functional movement patterns to optimize performance and rehabilitation.

In his spare time, Elliott enjoys spending time with his wife Lillian and their golden retriever Duke. Outside of work he can be found on the golf course, playing pick-up basketball, exercising and cheering for the Duke Blue Devils and Carolina Panthers.

 

Luke Williams - Operations Manager for Athletic Development ↓

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.

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Sean Comer - Strength Coach ↓

Sean received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Winthrop University. During his time at Winthrop he played soccer for the Eagles and interned with the Strength and Conditioning staff at the Winthrop Coliseum, working with all sports. Sean went on to further his education by becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Growing up with parents in the physical therapy field, Sean developed an interest in health and fitness at a young age. As an athlete with a highly competitive spirit, health and fitness became a passion, as he strived to become the best he could be. Now, as a coach, Sean wants to help others find that passion to reach their highest potential and compete to the best of their ability.

Outside of work, Sean enjoys adventuring with his dogs, Baxter and Opie, working out, Sunday League Soccer, and cooking!

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Evan Harvey - Strength Coach ↓

Evan Harvey joined the Architech Sports & Physical Therapy staff in 2018 after working as a Director of Goalkeeping at Charlotte Soccer Academy.

Prior to that, he was a collegiate men's soccer coach at Limestone College and East Tennessee State University.

While at East Tennessee State University, Evan completed a Masters Degree in Kinesiology and Sports Science in the Spring of 2016. He also completed an internship with the Charlotte Independence as a Sports Scientist in the Winter of 2016.

He completed his Bachelor's degree from Catawba College in 2014 with a major in exercise science, where he also played goalkeeper for the soccer team.

Evan likes to travel, play soccer with friends, and spend time with his family in his spare time.

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Mike Scurlock - Co-Founder ↓

Founding Partner

Born in Casa Grande, Arizona, Michael attended Sunnyside and Cholla High School in Tucson, Arizona. He played college football at the University of Arizona, where he graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Media Arts.

After retiring from playing professional football in the NFL, Michael Scurlock served seven years as the Athletic Director for Westminster Catawba Christian School, the Varsity Football Head Coach and as a television color analyst for the Carolina Panthers Pop Warner “Little Panther’s Game of the Week”.

Scurlock was named to the All-Arizona Team, “Best in the West” during his senior year in high school as a running back. After being recruited by some of the most prestigious universities such us UCLA, Notre Dame, USC (University of Southern California) and many more, Scurlock decided to accept a full scholarship to the University of Arizona where he became one of Arizona’s premiere special teams and defensive players.

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Frank Reich - Co-Founder ↓

Founding 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.