Rammell (Mel) Nwaokai
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 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.