Dr. Kur Sohn
PT, DPT, OCS
Kur is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) physical therapist who graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2001 and earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Marymount University in 2005. He believes in manual therapy and functional strengthening to help people reach their goals. Kur is on the teaching staff at Kinetacore and is an Assistant Instructor for the Functional Dry Needling 1 course. His initial job after leaving school was at an elite sports performance facility where he gained valuable knowledge and experience with athletes that were preparing to “get back on the field.” This invaluable experience provided opportunities where he was able to combine rehabilitation with sports performance and conditioning.
Kur's primary focus is in the outpatient orthopedic setting and the athletic population. He has had exposure to athletes of all levels, including the professional level. He is a strong proponent of manual techniques, functional dry needling, and functional movement retraining to help patients and athletes reach their full potential. Kur has a special interest in sports performance and bike fitting and is a certified Clinical BikeFit Pro, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), and Functional Movement Systems (FMS) specialist.
He utilizes these unique skill sets to accurately assess, diagnose and treat individuals that are having performance issues on and off the bike. As an athlete himself, he understands the unique demands that are required to perform on the bike comfortably and efficiently. He is passionate about biomechanics and sports performance and truly believes that elite level physical therapy should be available to athletes of all levels. Tapping into the athletic potential of the human body is what drives him to provide this service to the DC area. In his spare time, he is found riding his bike on the roads and trails of the DC Metropolitan Area enjoying the great outdoors. He resides in Sterling, VA with his beautiful wife and two children.
Dr. Chris Brindley
In 2006, on the island of Maui, Hawaii, Chris graduated from Maui School of Therapeutic Massage. Moving from the Washington DC area to Hawaii provided great growth opportunities and life experience beyond the massage school curriculum. Shortly after massage school, with an interest in sports and biomechanics, Chris certified in Active Release Technique (ART).
Chris practiced sports oriented deep tissue massage therapy combined with Active Release Technique (ART) for over 10 years. He is also a graduate of University of Western States with a Doctorate in Chiropractic, a Masters of Sports Medicine, and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP). This diverse background has strengthened his skills in anatomy, assessment, diagnosis, and ability to get to the root of more complex musculoskeletal issues.
An active lifestyle, including training for marathons, yoga, surfing, snowboarding, and functional weight training has enhanced his knowledge of injuries, healing, & recovery through firsthand experience, which has proven to be a valuable asset in helping others recover from pain and injury.
Chris has worked at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon and has provided care on-site at events with Nike Track and Field at national championship and world championship events. He has also been a part of the medical team in various World Surf League Pro events. Collaborating with an integrative treatment team and learning from other doctors and therapists of multiple disciplines has been an inspiring way to keep learning new skills.
Reinaldo is a Certified Personal Trainer. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Shepherd University in Sport and Fitness Studies in 2000 where he played football as a defensive back. Before playing collegiate football, Reinaldo ran track in high school and continues to incorporate a variety of fitness methods to achieve well rounded athleticism.
Reinaldo has been in the fitness industry since graduation and is passionate about helping his clients attain higher levels of fitness as well as better overall long term health. In his nearly 20+ years of experience, Reinaldo has worked with a wide range of clientele from beginners just starting their fitness journey, to youth athletes and experienced exercisers, as well as middle aged adults into their senior years. Reinaldo helps individuals develop and reach a variety of personal goals through careful observation of the body’s movements and making necessary corrections by designing workouts to build a strong foundation for functional movement.
In addition to training his athletes, Reinaldo enjoys watching and learning about all sports especially his daughter’s soccer.
performance Coach & Recovery Specialist
Elissa is a certified Fitness Specialist (XFS) through EXOS. She will receive a Bachelors in Health Science Pre-Physical Therapy from Marymount University. She has also been trained and certified in advanced IASTM techniques of the spine, upper quarter and lower quarter. She played collegiate volleyball at Marymount University and wants to pursue playing professionally overseas. She participated in track and field and played basketball in high school before beginning her collegiate career.
Elissa is very interested in the fitness and health industry; she has a passion for instructing and promoting the value of strength training and recovery and strives to become a physical therapist.
Elissa also enjoys lifting, outdoor activities and learning about fitness and health.
Margie Shapiro joins Velofit as a part time bike fitter. After competing in Division 1 Cross Country and Track for Georgetown University, she discovered she had a knack for cycling when she decided to try triathlon. While raising two kids and sharing in the founding and early development of Potomac River Running stores, she earned status as the fastest amateur triathlete in the world in 2005 with wins at the Best of the US National Championship and the World Age Group Triathlon Championship. In 2006, she turned pro and quickly worked her way onto the US National team. After racing on the ITU circuit for several years (including US Olympic Trials (’08, ’12) and World Championships (’07) qualification, she shifted focus to longer distance triathlon, where she enjoyed numerous podium and world championship finishes (including 9th at the 2012 Ironman 70.3 World Championship and top 7 (3rd American) at the 2014 Ironman 70.3 National Championship (St. George). Now retired from professional racing, she still enjoys staying fit, continues to coach triathletes and runners, and teaches high school Spanish.
Marissa grew up in a small town in Wisconsin called New London. She attended Baylor University where she played on the women’s soccer team. Marissa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. After graduating college, Marissa joined the Washington Spirit for the 2018 NWSL season. After the season, Marissa moved back to Wisconsin to be around family. Marissa now works full time as a Senior Coordinator at Navitus Health Solutions. Marissa also stays busy by coaching and training teams at Fox Cities United Soccer Club and working part-time at Athleta. Marissa was recently married to her high school sweetheart in September of 2020. When Marissa isn’t coaching or working, she spends her time at the gym, enjoying the outdoors, or reading a good book.
Marissa is responsible for scheduling and office related inquiries at VeloFit. She works remotely and is ready to answer any questions you may have.