why we are different than the average Chiropractic office?

CCSP and dry needling certification

Dry Needling

Dry needling is an evidence-based treatment technique that requires effective manual assessment of the neuromuscular system in the treatment of trigger points for persons with muscles, tendon, nerve, ligament, and fascial pain. Dry needling is an invasive procedure in which a filiform needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. Physicians are well trained to utilize dry needling in conjunction with manual physical therapy interventions. Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of muscles and nerves, and facilitates an accelerated return to pain free activity.

Welcome To Ohio Sports Chiropractic

Since 2012, Ohio Sports Chiropractic and Rehab has provided sports injury treatment, rehabilitation, performance improvement, and injury recovery services to the residents of Northfield, Ohio and the surrounding area. If you need a chiropractor in Northfield or any kind of chiropractic services or sports injury treatment, we're the place to go.

Our Doctors and Staff

Everyone who works at Ohio Sports Chiropractic and Rehab provides services from the perspective of a former/current professional or amateur athlete. Dr. Leo Kormanik II is a distance runner who qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials marathon before becoming a chiropractor in Northfield. Leo is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner capable of treating professional athletes at the highest level. Dr. Kevin Burroughs was formerly an athletic trainer for the Arizona Diamondbacks before completing his education in chiropractic. Dr. Matthew Pisanelli is a distance runner and mountain climber. Dr. Chelsea Hall is a former collegiate All-American runner and a current elite marathoner. Our exercise physiologists, physical therapy assistants, chiropractic assistants and support staff are also engaged in activities such as running, dance, CrossFit, bodybuilding, and weightlifting.

Our Services

Whether your interest is in becoming more physically fit, enhancing your athletic or sports performance, pain relief, rehabilitation or injury recovery, we can help. In addition to a wide range of standard chiropractic and physical therapy treatments, we offer specialty treatments such as active release technique, fascial abrasion treatment, dry needling and cupping therapy. Other services to help you perform and feel better include individual gait analysis, functional movement screening, functional medicine, and selective functional movement assessment. We hold form clinics and running performance training sessions. Therapeutic modalities include cold laser therapy, electrical stimulation, and equipment such as the Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill and the Sunlighten Sauna.

Conditions Treated

Many of our services, treatment, and goals are geared toward improving sports performance or toward pain relief, rehabilitation, and injury recovery. However, we are also the premier source for Northfield physical therapy and general chiropractic services for the non-athlete population. We can help with chronic conditions like arthritis, tendinitis or low back conditions. We treat headaches, including migraines, plus any sort of joint injury, plantar fasciitis and degenerative disc disease. Injury prevention is a big part of what we do; strong, flexible muscles, good posture and proper body mechanics are a big focus of this program.

Contact Us

Whether you're looking for a Northfield chiropractor or Northfield physical therapy, you can find us by calling 330-908-0203. Or come in and take a look at our state of the art facility at 34 East Aurora Road, Suite C, in Northfield, Ohio. We look forward to meeting and serving you. Here's to your health and wellness!


Meet the Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Sean Roberts
    Chiropractic Assistant

    Sean Roberts is working towards his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy from The University of Akron, he will graduate in the Spring of 2019. He is also working towards obtaining a Business Administration Minor. Sean is excited to continue his education by going to Graduate school for Physical Therapy (DPT).

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  • Samua Azevedo
    Practice Manager

    Our Practice Manager, Samua, has been with Ohio Sports Chiropractic since the early days. Samua both manages our billing and insurance needs as well as working the front desk. 

    Samua has a passion for running and has completed multiple races, her favorites are the Disney races, including Dopey and Goofy challenges.

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  • Ellie Christie
    Front Desk Personnel

    Ellie Christie is currently studying Psychology at Cleveland State University. While being a full time student she also teaches all styles of dance at Center Stage Dance Studio to all ages. Ellie has had a passion for dance ever since she was 2 years old. She danced at Center Stage for 16 years and is now one of their company teaches for their competitive team.

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  • Dr. Leo Kormanik II
    D.C., M.S., CCSP, IDN

    Dr. Leo C. Kormanik II “treats others as he would like to be treated.” As an elite distance runner and 2012 Olympic Trials marathon qualifier, his career as an athlete was littered with injuries. Due to these setbacks, he dedicated himself to learning the best ways to treat and prevent injuries both swiftly and effectively, therefore shortening recovery time for the athlete, and preventing future setbacks. As a result, Dr. Kormanik is not only proficient in the spine and extremity adjusting but is also certified in Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique, Fascial Abrasion Technique (FAT-Tool), and Dry Needling.

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  • Dr. Kevin Burroughs
    D.C., ATC

    Dr. Kevin, born and raised in Kent, began his sports medicine career as an athletic trainer. A 2010 graduate of Central Michigan University, Dr. Kevin spent 3 seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks as an athletic trainer. In three years, he was promoted from short-season rookie ball Yakima Bears, to low-A South Bend Silverhawks, and finally to AA Mobile BayBears, where his passion for learned developed. Following the 2013 season, Dr. Kevin decided to enroll in chiropractic school at Logan University. Dr. Kevin graduated in December 2017 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic and Masters in Sports Rehabilitation.

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  • Dr. Matthew Pisanelli
    D.C., IDN

    Dr. Matthew Pisanelli earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Akron. He then decided, following an injury, to go into chiropractic school. Dr. Matt graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2014. While attending NYCC, he was able to maintain a Deans list GPA throughout college. During his studies, he learned a variety of adjustment techniques such as Activator, Gonstead, and Diversified. Since graduating he has become Graston, NIMMO, Active release technique (ART) whole body and Nerve entrapment certified, and IDN dry needling certified. He is currently active in the Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) realm.

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  • Zach Goulet
    Licensed Massage Therapist & Chiropractic Assistant

    After school, Zach began working at Ohio Sports Chiropractic and Rehab in 2014 as a Chiropractic Assistant. Wanting to further his career and become more hands on with patients, Zach decided to attend the Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage, where he earned his Massage Therapy License in early 2019.

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  • Dianne Fisher
    Front Desk Personnel

    Dianne Fisher started her academic career at the University of Dayton where she earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology. While at Dayton, Dianne ran cross country and track from 2005-2007, earning two letters in both cross country and track as well as cross country MVP in 2005. Following Dayton, Dianne made her way to Xavier University where she earned her Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2010.

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  • Nicolette Napier
    Chiropractic Assistant and Office Manager

    Nicolette Napier graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Physiology from Kent State University, in the Spring of 2018. She is a CSEP-Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) and NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS). Nicolette is excited to continue her education in the personal training field and other sport performance avenues.

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  • Brian Bonenberger
    Physical Therapist Assistant

    Brian Bonenberger is a well-rounded PTA with years of clinical and educational experience, with knowledge in both functional and therapeutic kinesiology; specifically geared towards the implementation of a rehabilitation program to children, adolescents, and adults in multiple settings.

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Highly Recommend! and more!
    Dr. Leo and his staff have helped me so much I have taken my two sons and have referred some of my own clients to them. A bodyworker for 30 years myself, I appreciate his well-rounded approach. His attention to detail, the commitment of his staff, and their education and focus on continued training are remarkable. At a time when I was uncertain if I would be able to work again in the field, They pulled me through. I am very grateful! THANK YOU.
    Customer since December 2017"
    Lisa C.
  • "Dr. Kevin and the staff are incredible!
    I have already recommended Dr. Kevin to a few friends dealing with various sports injuries, as the experience I've had with him has been remarkable. He has taken my injury and medical complexity and created the plan necessary to get me back into powerlifting-backed with a patient-centric approach, optimism when I've had setbacks, and an immense amount of knowledge. You can only feel at ease working with the entire staff at OSC&R--their main goal is helping you get back to your goals/training!
    Customer since August 2018"
    BacLeah H.
  • "Dr. Matt and Group are Wonderful and Worth the Drive!
    I highly recommend Ohio Sports Chiropractic and Rehab group. After experiencing a knee injury in the middle of my Chicago marathon training this summer, I was certain that getting to the starting line was most unlikely. After 10 years of seeing the same chiropractor, I went to the Ohio Sports group. The knowledge, support, patience, and comprehensive care not only got me to the starting line but also across the finish. I cannot thank Dr. Matt, Nicollet and all of the others for their expertise!
    Customer since July 2018"
    Jill L.

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