Rammell “Mel” Nwaokai (CEO)
Chief Executive Officer
Rammell (Mel) Nwaokai, MS, CSCS, LMT, ART, PES, CES, FMT, FAKTR; completed his Master of Science in Kinesiology from California University of Pennsylvania, his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Northern Illinois University, and his Associates of Science from Kishwaukee College; where he played collegiate basketball before commissioning in the US Army.
Rammell’s innovative approach and devotion to pursuing and communicating on the most credible and effective soft tissue treatments have resulted in several relationships with medical and healthcare providers throughout the country. Building upon his strong belief in continuing education and a multidisciplinary approach, he became a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) through Parker University and graduated with honors.
He holds certifications with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES); credentials both endorsed by the exclusive National Basketball Athletic Trainers’ Association and grounded in evidence-based science.
In manual therapy he is an Advanced RocDoc Fascial Movement Taping (FMT) Practitioner with Rock Tape. A certified provider in Functional and Kinetic Therapy with Rehab (FAKTR), instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), Cupping Massage Therapy, Active Release Techniques (ART), Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Orthopedic Massage, and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Stretching (PNF).
Mel is an avid triathlete and runner. He clearly understands the physical and mental demands of training and competing. He has completed the US Olympic Training Center Sports Medicine rotation assessing and treating Olympic athletes alongside the Sports Medicine staff. He currently serves as a Medical Service officer in the Army Reserves, and has been a part of Southern Methodist University’s Sports Medicine department dealing with all musculoskeletal injuries and recovery associated with all teams. His passion for sports, fitness and nutrition provides clients and patients with advice in moving forward with a plan of action toward exercise as medicine.
Licenses, Certifications & Post Graduate Studies
Master of Science in Kinesiology, California University of Pennsylvania
Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, Northern Illinois University
Associates of Science, Kishwaukee College; where he played collegiate basketball before commissioning in the US Army.
Post Graduate Studies DC-Chiropractic Medicine
Post Graduate Studies PhD-Exercise Physiology
License & Certifications
Licensed Massage Therapist MT#118681
Active Release Techniques Certified Provider
Functional and Kinetic Therapy with Rehab Cert. Provider
Fascial Stretch Therapy Certified Provider
RockTape Certified Provider
Cupping Therapy, IASTM, & Orthopedic Massage
NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist