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The Next9Up Wellness Program was designed under the premise of Body – Mind – Soul – Spirit Athletics and Wellness.

In order to be a strong athlete, you must be balanced in all aspects of your life. When you are not

balanced, you are prone to injury, unhealthy lifestyle, habits that can harm your body and mind, and you will not compete at your best level.

You can follow the Next9Up website heading for your athletic training under Teammates & Coaches. On this Wellness tab, you will find other ways to help you in preparation mentally, physicaly, and spiritually.

You can find this through ways of recovery and nutrition. Meet some of our teammates who will help our athletes on their journey in being a strong, balanced athlete.

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Dr. Kate Kelly

Dr. Kate S. Kelly is owner and chiropractic physician at Active Recovery Boston. She is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College and Clark University. Her philosophy for healing involves assessing the body as a whole for diagnosis and treatment. Her passion and determination center around resolving often complex problems at the source rather than simply treating the symptoms.

At Active Recovery Boston, Dr. Kelly employs state-of-the-art, gentle chiropractic care to people of all ages to eliminate neck, back and joint pain, and compromised range of motion. She is a full body certified Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) practitioner and was a member of the Active Release Technique team at the 2007 and 2008 Ironman Lake Placid. Dr. Kelly has also earned certification in Kinesio Taping, Dry Needling and Graston techniques.

Dr. Kelly has a strong belief in the benefits of chiropractic and soft tissue treatment for sports-specific performance enhancement and injury prevention. Having been in practice for more than 13 years, her goals and expectations include the following for patients:

  • creating maximum power output

  • maximizing athletic potential

  • minimizing injury potential

  • improving position sense and repositioning ability

  • developing proper movement and control

  • enhancing post-competition regeneration and restoration of joints and muscles.

Prior to chiropractic school, Dr. Kelly was a collegiate softball player and has served as Clark University’s strength and conditioning coach for eight years in the women’s field hockey and softball programs.  She has also conducted workshops and frequently lectures at universities, high schools, marathon teams, multinational corporations in the areas of: nutrition, injury prevention, regaining one’s competitive edge, managing physical and mental stress, posture and breathing technique for runners, and improving productivity through proper workplace ergonomics.

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Lauren Eck

Lauren Eck has been actively involved in sports medicine since 1998. She received her BS in Athletic Training in 1996 and her MS in Exercise Physiology in 2001. She recently also became a licensed massage therapist and corrective exercise specialist. Lauren has worked on hundreds of athletes who have needed a variety of rehab from youth soccer players to MLB level baseball players. Most impressively, she has been the head athletic trainer with independent professional baseball teams for 14 years and most recently just returned to Massachusetts after serving as the Head Athletic Trainer and Game Logistics Manager for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Baseball team of the Atlantic League. 

Lauren is available for a stretch session, strength rehab session, massage session or a combination of these. ARB docs are excited to work in collaboration with Lauren on cases that need a team approach.  

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Jessica Corndell

Jessica Corndell is the owner of Corndell Kitchen and Cardio, and helps her clients as a fitness instructor, Sports Nutrition Specialist, and Health Coach. She specializes in helping athletes use food for fuel.

Everyone's story is unique and individual situations are different, but ultimately her core beliefs include:
• Food is medicine.
• Moving your body is necessary.
• Healthy practices can become daily habits.
• Self-care is essential, not luxurious.

Earlier in her career, Jessica found a home teaching at a middle school and making positive impacts on students for many years. However, being an athlete piqued her interest to marry her love of teaching with healthy life training.  She made a life-changing decision to step back from her career in education and became a trainer in Muay Thai Kickboxing and weight training classes while continuing her education in Sports Nutrition.

Soon after she started Corndell Kitchen and Cardio to focus more on guiding individuals on how to build and sustain healthy lifestyles. Being an athlete, she understood the choices good food decisions made in the outcome of performance and training. Jessica teaches her clients how to compete with optimal power by learning how to properly fuel their bodies.

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