Next Level's comprehensive treatment approach is very straightforward. By removing soft tissue adhesions, stretching tight or shortened muscles, strengthening weak muscles, and adjusting fixated/immobile joints, we can effectively identify and treat the underlying cause of your symptom(s).
The Performance Mobility Assesment (PMA) takes the whole body into account to assess mobility and find the underlying cause of pain and overuse injuries. The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a series of 7 full-body movement tests designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement such as bending and squatting in those with known musculoskeletal pain.
Active Release Technique (A.R.T) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
The PiezoWave 2 is a noninvasive treatment that produces soundwave pulses into body tissue. The technology is called Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT). This type of treatment is similar to lithotripsy, which is the procedure urologist use to break up kidney stones.
Piezo utilizes the soundwaves to break up the scar tissue and calcifications. Breaking up scar tissue is beneficial in achieving more range of motion and decreasing one’s pain threshold. Each time the treatment is performed, the tissue is broken up initiating the healing process. To obtain full benefits from this type of treatment, it will be conducted multiple times over the course of a couple weeks.
Dr. Scott founded Next Level in 2010 hoping to bring a personalized, modern, research-based approach to chiropractic care and physical therapy to the Pittsburgh area. In private practice since that time, he enjoys working with pain and injury of all types assisting his patients in getting back to doing what they love. Next Level is constantly growing and evolving. The future vision for the company is to create a truly patient-centered, integrated pain solution system in Western Pennsylvania through technology and strategic partnerships with the best local physicians.
-Adjunct Professor Palmer College of Chiropractic
-Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP)
-Full-body certified in ART (Active Release Technique)
-Member of the ART Ironman Provider Network
-Member of the ART Elite Provider Network
-Certified SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) Provider
-Titleist Certified Level II Medical Professional
-USA Rugby ICIR (Immediate Care in Rugby) Certified
Dr. Scott received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006 where he majored in Chemistry. He then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where he graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2010.
Dr. Palmieri is passionate about improving the lives of his patients through sports rehabilitation, injury prevention, and performance enhancement. He has worked with all levels of athletes ranging from weekend warriors to those in Major League Baseball and the NFL.
- Full-body certified in ART (Active Release Technique)
- Member of the ART Elite Provider Network
- SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment)
- FAKTR (Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab)
- Rocktape FMT 1&2 Certified
- CF-L1 Trainer
- ClinicalAthlete Weightlifting Certified Coach
- Training Think Tank Movement
Dr. Palmieri received his Bachelors of Science degree from Grove City College in Grove City, PA where he majored in Biology and played on the Varsity Football Team. He then attended Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC where he graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic.
Dr. Bergquist has had the opportunity to work with current and former athletes of all ages and skill levels. He understands that the basic biomechanical forces that govern motion in the body of an elite level athlete, also create the basic movements of every day life such as sitting, standing, and walking. Dr. Bergquist's goal is to implement care that acts as a catalyst to speed the process towards recovery and optimal performance, while also providing patients with education and tools that promote self-reliance.
- Full-body certified in ART (Active Release Technique)
- Certified IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)
- FMS (Functional Movement Screening)
- Certified SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment)
- Certified FMT (Fascial Movement Taping) Level 1&2
Dr. Bren Bergquist received his Baccalaureate of Science in Biology from Hillsdale College in Michigan, where he was also a 4-year letter winner on the football team. He then attended Life University in Marietta, GA where he graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic.
Dr. Minella is passionate about improving his patients’ quality of life through integrated care. Functional rehab and soft tissue modalities continue to provide his patients with sustained and long-lasting results. Dr. Minella has treated a variety of athletes ranging from high school competitors to NFL, MLB, and NHL athletes.
- Full-body certified in Nimmo (Trigger Point Therapy)
- Certified in Functional Taping for Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Member of National Academy of Sports Medicine
- Certified in Custom Stabilizing Orthotics
- NASM Certified Weight Loss Specialist
- Whole Foods Nutrition Certified
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Dr. Minella received his Bachelor of Science from Washington & Jefferson College in 2008 where he majored in Psychology. He completed his post baccalaureate at LECOM (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine) in 2009. He then attended New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York where he graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2014.