Dr. Bennett is a native of Northeast Ohio. He attended Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio and later the National College of Chiropractic outside of Chicago, Illinois. While attending Baldwin-Wallace College Dr. Bennett was a varsity athlete in wrestling and cross-country. He also water-skied professionally for Sea World where he was first introduced to chiropractic care. Dr. Bennett received a Bachelors of Science degree in human biology and Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National College of Chiropractic where he graduated in the top of his class with Summa Cum Laude Honors in 1999. He has also holds several advanced certifications including Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Since graduation in 1999 Dr. Bennett has obtained Diplomate status through the American Academy of Pain Management (DAAPM) and Fellow status through the American Board of Disability Analysts (FABDA). He is also a Certified Independent Chiropractic Examiner certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (CICE). Additional certifications include Electrodiagnosis which allows Dr. Bennett to perform needle EMG/NCV tests for neuromuscular injuries and certification in Manipulation Under Anesthesia for chronic neck, low back and extremity injuries which he performs at Lutheran Hospital. Dr. Bennett is still an avid athlete and continues to enjoy water-skiing at a competitive level, golfing, running, weight lifting and coaching wrestling, just to name a few.
'I am privileged daily to help people who present to my office with complex injuries and ailments that no one else has been able to alleviate. Chiropractic care is what enabled me to continue to water ski at a professional level after sustaining injury to my hip and back. When my staff and I help patients get relief from their pain and suffering and allow them to return to the activities they enjoy, there is no better feeling in the world. The phone call that patients make to my office is often the difference between a full and complete recovery or a lifetime of pain. That is why I became a doctor.'
Megan Elwell Dimacchia
Megan Elwell Dimacchia has been a Physical Therapist in Lorain since 2007 as well as a Lorain County resident for the majority of her life. She was born in Oberlin, Ohio, raised in Lorain, Ohio, and a graduate of Clearview High School where she was Valedictorian of her Senior Class in 2002. She received her Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science from Bowling Green State University in 2005 where she made Dean's List during all semesters and graduated towards the top of her class receiving Magna Cum Lade Honors. While she attended BGSU she was active in the Physical Therapy Club, Bowling Green Honors Program, BG Golden Key International Honor Society, and various athletics. She then received her Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences and Physical Therapy from the Medical University of Ohio in Toledo in 2006. While at the Medical University of Ohio she completed her research on the influence of bracing in lower extremity kinetics and kinematics. She completed her clinical work at the Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio; NovaCare in Phoenix, Arizona; Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, Ohio; and Elam Sports Oahu in Kapolei, Hawaii. She obtained her State License as a Physical Therapist in February of 2007 after passing both state and national exams. Since then she has worked in out-patient, in-patient rehab, and acute care settings where she has had a great deal of experience with a wide variety of diagnoses. Her experience includes; orthopedic rehab, post-surgical rehab, sports/athletic injuries, neurological rehab, lymphedema treatment, vestibular rehab/vertigo treatment, pediatrics, aquatics, and wheel-chair seating/assessments. Megan has done a great deal of additional study in the Mulligan Concept, the McKenzie Technique, and the Kinesiotaping Method. She became a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner in March of 2010 and has been CPR certified by the American Heart Association since 2005. She is also currently studying energy work and the style of Reiki. She has done volunteer work for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio where she was a 'Big Sister' to underprivileged children from 2002 to 2006 and has also been involved in various local animal charities. She has practiced the Iyengar style of Yoga for the past 10 years and currently practices daily. She is also an avid runner, biker, and enjoys strength and weight training. When Megan isn't taking care of her patients, she devotes her time to her daughter Marley. Megan feels being a PT is her calling in life and states, 'I feel so lucky that I am able to get up every day and devote my life to helping other people.'
Diane Sapienza graduated from the Ohio College of Massotherapy in Akron, Ohio in 1989. Diane became interested in pursuing a career in massage therapy from a friend she had met in yoga class. 'It was enlightening to know how the body has a way of naturally healing itself when given the right tools.' Diane believes that massage is the perfect tool to heal muscles and reduce stress in our lives. She enjoys yoga, hiking and traveling in her free time.
Diane is licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board and also a certified massotherapist through the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation.
Jillian Fechko is an Ohio native, growing up in Lorain, and later moving to the greater Cleveland area. She always loved the medical field, learning how the human body works, and learning how to improve and heal the body. She originally attended Lorain County Community College and in 2007 transferred to Sanford Brown College in Middleburg Heights, Ohio for their Advanced Massage Therapy Program. She graduated with honors in 2008 and obtained her state license through the Ohio State Medical Board. Jillian is also certified through the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation. She has worked for spas and medical offices doing myofascial release as well as therapeutic, hot stone, Swedish and deep tissue massage. She is an avid athlete and enjoys running, strength training and weight lifting.