Dr. Daniel Rukeyser is a Chiropractic Physician and the founder of Vital Wellness Center. Dr. Rukeyser is a graduate of The State University of New York and Life University in Marietta GA, where he was awarded the Doctor of Chiropractic degree (DC). After graduation Dr. Rukeyser built a busy practice in Puntarenas, Costa Rica where he met his wife, Karla. In 2005 Dr. Rukeyser and Karla moved to Stuart, Florida and Founded Vital Wellness Center.
After a short time Dr. Rukeyser began to see the limitations of traditional chiropractic care. Seeing that most chiropractors in Stuart and Port St. Lucie repeated the same treatments time after time within consistent results, Dr. Rukeyser took himself “back to school”. With years of Post Graduate study in musculoskeletal diagnostics and treatment Dr. Rukeyser transformed his practice into a unique center where patients find a much different approach.
Dr. Rukeyser is the has been the Medical Director of the Marathon of the Treasure coast since 2014. He is Masters Level Practitioner and Instructor with Active Release Techniques, a regularly sought-after physician at The Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. He is certified by the Titleist Performance Institute, Graston Technique, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). He has trained in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization(DNS) and The Russian Kettlebell Challenge (RKC).
As a competitive athlete Dr. Rukeyser, a former Football, Wrestling and Lacrosse player has competed more recently in CrossFit (he was trained as a Level One trainer) and the Tactical Strength Challenge. Now Dr. Rukeyser enjoys training for Triathlon and Marathons. He has complete two Full Ironman Events (Ironman Lake Placid and Ironman Florida), three full Marathons.
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Kristi Block is a physiotherapist from Regina Saskatchewan, Canada. She treats in person at Stapleford Health and Rehab Center. Kristi created Reach Rehab @reach.rehab on instagram after Covid with the goal to increase access to physiotherapy and educate others on injury prevention. Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, she played division1 volleyball, and was a personal trainer. She is passionate, driven and focuses on keeping her patients active throughout their rehab journey. Kristi believes every individual is an athlete and prioritizes the treatment plan around their goals.