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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.

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.

Carla Kay Pegram – Physical Therapist ↓

Carla Kay earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Wingate University. Prior to that she attended North Carolina State University and received her Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and Marketing with a minor in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism.

Growing up in Henderson, NC – Carla Kay played several sports for Southern Vance High School. She was a letter winner for the varsity basketball, soccer and tennis teams for the Raiders. Before attending Wingate, Carla Kay worked for the Carolina Mudcats Baseball program and worked as the Recreation Supervisor in her hometown. She would also coach and officiate youth soccer and teach private tennis lessons. Currently, Carla Kay is participating in powerlifting after discovering her love of the sport while in graduate school . She continues to perfect her technique and looks forward to starting competition training soon.

Carla Kay is passionate about youth athletics and strength training with young athletes. She believes that efficient movement patterns with resistance training and sprint mechanics build a strong athletic foundation. Carla Kay has dedicated herself to promoting education to youth athletes and their families on topics ranging from concussion care in sport, improved athletic performance and proper nutrition planning for athletes.

Outside of work, Carla Kay enjoys hiking, fishing, and anything that involves being outdoors. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and is a die hard NC State Wolfpack fan!!!!

Thomas Childers – Physical Therapist ↓

Thomas joins the Architech Sports team after graduating with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University. Prior to studying at ECU, Thomas attended UNC Charlotte where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training.

With his educational and clinical experience in both physical therapy and athletic training, Thomas has developed a passion for helping individuals not only return to the field, but also addressing any underlying impairments to prevent further injury and prepare them to perform at the highest level.

Outside of the clinic, Thomas enjoys spending time with his fiancé Carey, throwing ball with his golden retriever Kenly, and staying active whether it be working out or playing golf. Being a lifelong sports fan, he enjoys supporting the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte 49er athletics, and his fiancés Tar Heels.

Cristian Black – Athletic Trainer ↓

Cristian earned her Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training with a minor in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Cristian had the opportunity to work with all Division 1 athletes while at UNCW and assisted local Wilmington high school sports. Post graduation, she moved to Statesboro, GA where she worked as an Athletic Trainer for Optim Healthcare in both the secondary school and junior college setting. Following her time in southeast Georgia, Cristian accepted an Intern Athletic Trainer position with UNC Charlotte. While at Charlotte, Cristian was able to further develop her acute injury management, injury prevention, evaluation and treatment skills to provide the highest level of care to the 49ers football and men's/women's golf teams. Cristian is excited to be a part of the Architech Sports team. She looks forward to working with the youth athletes of the greater Charlotte area and seeing them achieve their athletic goals.

Cristian is a native of Matthews and is a graduate of Butler High School (Go Bulldogs!) She enjoys spending time with friends and family, Food Truck Friday's and supporting her Seahawks, Niners and Carolina Panthers.

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.

Ashlee Hall - Physical Therapist ↓

Ashlee joins ASPT after graduating with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University. Prior to studying at ECU, Ashlee attended University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.

Growing up in Waxhaw, NC – Ashlee played soccer at Parkwood High School and Cuthbertson High School, where she won the State Championship in 2011. When Ashlee was not playing high school soccer, she was playing soccer at Charlotte Soccer Academy. Despite Ashlee spending a lot of her time on the soccer field, she has a passion for treating all athletes and is dedicated to providing an active role in their recovery and getting them back to playing the sport that they love. Ashlee takes pride in helping people of all ages and is happy to have the opportunity to serve the Charlotte community.

Outside of the clinic, Ashlee enjoys rollerblading with her dog, Scout, spending time with friends and family, eating spicy foods, attending Charlotte sporting events, and exploring the beautiful outdoors.

Lizzie Andrews - Athletic Trainer ↓

Lizzie Andrews earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from East Carolina University. At ECU, she had the opportunity to work with Division I athletes as well as the local high schools around eastern North Carolina. After graduation, she worked at North Pitt High School in Greenville, NC. Lizzie was responsible for covering all practices and games. She was able to further develop her acute injury management, injury prevention and evaluation and treatment skills with athletes from a variety of sports. Throughout her various experiences, Lizzie specifically developed an interest in creating rehabilitative programs for her injured athletes. Lizzie is excited to continue her passion at Architech Sports. She looks forward to working with the athletes, parents and coaches of Mecklenburg and Union Counties and see them achieve their sports performance goals!

Lizzie is a native of Charlotte and graduated from Myers Park High School. Growing up, Lizzie was an avid swimmer and continues to be active in her life. When she isn’t running or doing work out classes, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking and cheering on ECU Athletics!

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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 (Santa Barbara, CA) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. He played 6 years of professional soccer, mostly in the USL Championship (formally USL Pro). He ended his career in Charlotte with the Charlotte Eagles. He also spent time with Chicago Fire and Colorado Rapids of the MLS. He played High School basketball as well as well as ran track and field. With his knowledge and expertise gained from being a college and professional athlete as well as a multi-sport athlete, he enjoys passing that knowledge and experience on to our student athletes. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach (USAW), and USATF Level 1 Coach. He has a passion for working with young athletes, and 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.