About Our Staff

About Our Team

Dr. Kristy Whyte MD

Dr. Kristy Whyte, MD

Supervising Physician

Kristy's background is in Emergency Medicine (EM). Originally from The Bahamas, she emigrated to the U.S. at a young age. She moved to Atlanta in 2015 for EM Residency training at Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital after completing her undergraduate and medical school studies at the University of Miami in Miami, FL.

Kristy is no stranger to the sports world. She was a decorated Division I track & field sprinter at The U (Miami University), garnering NCAA All-American and ACC Champion / ACC Outdoor Track & Field Most Valuable Performer accolades. Furthermore, she was a member of the Bahamian National Olympic Track & Field Team in 2008 and 2009, competing internationally and representing her home country. Kristy appreciates being physically active and has participated in and completed a 100-mile bike race from the Dolphins Cycling Challenge while raising over $3500 for cancer research. Locally, she is a Decatur Strength & Conditioning sports gym member and enjoys providing occasional sports coverage for local university teams. Kristy prides herself on taking excellent care of patients as if they were her own family. She is excited to join the Atlanta Sports Recovery team, returning our athletes to full physical strength and the activities they know and love.

 

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Alexandria Moore

Head ATC / Sports Therapist

Aleigh Moore started her Sports Medicine career at Appalachian State University. She graduated in May 2014 with a BS in Athletic Training and became a nationally board certified ATC in 2015. After doing an Internship with Reinhardt University’s Athletic Training Staff and working as the Rehab Facilitator for a medical office she pursued her Masters in Exercise and Human Performance with Liberty University, graduating in summer of 2018. She previously worked as the Assistant and Head Athletic Trainer for Agnes Scott College and has worked with Emory Outreach and Sports Performance & Athletic Training Services. 

Education & Training

  • Certifications:
  • BOC certified ATC
  • GA State Licensed ATC
  • CFL1
  • MS Exercise Science & Human Performance

Specialties:

  • Return to Activities of Daily Living 
  • Post-operative Rehab for the Knee, Hip and Shoulder 
  • Sports Specific/Human Performance
  • Musculoskeletal Rehab/Function
  • Assessment/Diagnosis/Prevention of Sports Injuries
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Christen Orr

Sports Massage Therapist

Christen is the Licensed Massage Therapist at Atlanta Sports Recovery. She graduated from Atlanta School of Massage, and began her career as team LMT for Emory Swimming and Diving (2015-2019). During her work at Emory, the teams collected five national championship titles. As an alumna of ASM, she has returned to lecture on the Ethics and Environment of Team Sports Massage. Christen believes in an integral approach to rehabilitation and performance, and she has collaborated with chiropractors, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and coaches to achieve client goals. She is a proud member of Terminus Strength and Conditioning.


Education

  • Swedish Massage
  • NMT and Deep Tissue
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • PNF stretching
  • Vaccutherapies – Ace Medicupping
  • Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT)
  • TMJ massage
  • Sports Massage (pre and post event)
  • Sports Massage: Ethics and Building Trust (AMTA)
  • Reflexology
  • Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR/First Aid Certification
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Nick Kirsch

ATC / Sports Therapist

Nick is an Athletic Trainer (aka Sports Therapist) by training. He has certifications in manual therapy, dry needling, cupping, and rehab exercise for sports injuries. He has spent the last few years getting his masters from Georgia State while serving as the head athletic trainer for the baseball and football teams (meaning he is legendary at treating shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries).

Nick grew up in Chicago with three brothers regularly and competed in track, baseball, and football, where he was known for being a hard-hitting safety in the vein of his favorite player Peanut Tillman.

He is an avid golfer and volleyball player and gets after it on the Peleton and in the gym. He also has a sick skill on a unicycle.

Nick specializes in dry needling & sports injury rehabilitation.

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Josh Henderson

ATC / Sports Therapist

Josh Henderson is an Athletic Trainer (read sports injury rehab expert, not personal trainer), Sports Therapist, and human Performance Specialist (read strength and conditioning expert). Josh is a veteran in sports medicine and human performance, with 13 years of experience and advanced degrees and certifications.

Josh grew up in Gainesville, FL, and attended the University of Florida (his worst attribute) as an undergrad before heading south to Florida International University for his master's degree in sports medicine/athletic training. Professionally, he has worked in almost every setting possible, including managing sports medicine care for 35 high schools on behalf of PT Solutions and acting as direct support for Emory Ortho'd MDs, where he did everything from administering PRP to diagnosing and treating concussions. Josh also worked on the sports medicine staff for Atlanta United, where he managed the healthcare for all the U12-U18 development players and provided coverage and treatment to the MLS squad. To put it in plain English, the dude is a freaking ROCK STAR when it comes to all things sports injury treatment and rehab. 

 

His treatment approach is very manual-focused (he has advanced training in active release techniques, Mulligan joint mobilizations, etc.). His rehab is very straightforward and integrates as much strength and conditioning as possible into the homework.

 

When he is not fixing broken athletes, he loves spending time with his family, Olympic weightlifting, riding bikes, working in the yard, watching sports, and learning more techniques to help him in his craft. 

Certifications

  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) certified
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) certified
  • Functional Movement System (FMSC) certified
  • Active Release Technique (A.R.T): upper and lower body certified
  • Functional Movement Taping (FMT) certified
  • Strain Counterstrain (SCS): proficient for spine
  • Functional Range Conditioning (FRC): lower extremity proficient
  • Personalized Blood Flow Restriction (PBFR) Certified
  • Muscle Energy: full body expert
  • Mulligans Concept: Full body proficient
  • Graston Technique (GT): Full body proficient
  • Kinesiology Tape (KT): Full body proficient
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Shawn Pitcher

Sports Nutritionist

Shawn is a native of Endicott New York. He played football collegiately (NCAA-III) at Buffalo State. Shawn was most recently the sports dietitian at Overtime Elite. He was their first full Dietitian in the league's history. Shawn joined OTE from IMG Academy (2019-2022) where he was the performance dietitian for football, boys soccer & boys lacrosse.

 

Since 2015, Shawn has had the opportunity to work with multiple levels of athletics. These include Ole Miss (2018), Spot Athletics/Nationwide Children's Hospital (2017), University of Missouri (2016), Pittsburg State (2016), University of Buffalo (2015) & Buffalo State University (2010-2015).

Education:

 

 

  • University of Buffalo State College: Bachelor of science.
  • Pittsburg State University: Masters of Science
  • University of Mississippi: Complete 1 year of coursework in their PhD program

 

 

Training:

 

  • Licensed and Registered Dietitian
  • ISAK Kinanthropometry Level 1
  • Rouxbe Culinary Certificate
  • USAW Level 1 Weightlifting Coach
  • Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT)
  • Certified Physical Performance Specialist (CPPS)
  • Functional Movement Screen Specialist (FMS-1)
  • Reflexive Performance Reset Specialist (RPR-1)
Johnny Bouchard

Johnny Bouchard

Founder | Clinic Director

Johnny Bouchard owns & runs Atlanta Sports Recovery. He is a licensed manual therapist & coach with a clinical background in sports therapy, rehab, pain science & strength/conditioning. He specializes in a movement, mobility & manual therapy approach with a strong client education & self care component.

Education & Training

  • LMT012568
  • Active Release Technique (ART) Certified
  • Fascial Distortion Model Certified
  • CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (CCFT)
  • Masters (MS) in Sports Science and Physical Rehabilitation (CALU, now PennWest)
  • Level 2 Mobility Coach with The Ready State
  • IAMA Certified
  • Functional Release Certified (FR)
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
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