About

Maria Young, DC, CCSP®

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician

Dr. Maria Young graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL after earning a bachelors degree from Gannon University in Erie, PA.  She holds post-graduate certifications from the American Board of Sports Physicians®  and is full body certified in Active Release Techniques.  Dr. Young has had the privilege of working with patients suffering from complex spinal pain syndromes, including pre and post surgical cases; she has received a Post-Surgical Spine Rehabilitation Certification through the American Chiropractic Board of Rehabilitation .  She has also completed parts A and B of The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT), an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain.  Dr. Young has also taught continuing education in active rehabilitation for the Florida Chiropractic Association National Convention.

Dr. Young’s extensive education and experience with sports injuries result in a safe and quick return to competition for athletes of all levels.  She is experienced in working with multitudes of NFL, MLB, Olympic, Paralympic, professional and collegiate athletes. She describes herself as patient-centered and outcome-based with a passion for human movement and biomechanics.  Dr. Young is an advocate for her patients and has the unique background to tailor a treatment plan to her patient’s specific needs.

Research & Publications

  • Young, T.E. & Romano-Young, M. (2012).  Functional Assessment & Rehabilitation for the Chiropractor.  Self-Published with Academic Pub (out of print).

  • Young M.A, & T Young.  (2013).  Functional Assessment to Determine Return to Competition Readiness in a Female Collegiate Athlete with Radiculopathy:  A Case Study.  Poster Presentation, ACBSP Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium: Colorado Springs, CO.

Tom Young, DC, DACBSP®

Chiropractic Sports Physician

Dr. Tom Young graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL after earning an undergraduate degree and completing graduated training in Physical Therapy at Gannon University in Erie, PA.  Following graduation, he completed a 300-hour post-graduate Diplomate credential from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® qualifying him as a sports medicine specialist.  This designation is held by fewer than 500 doctors nationally; and Dr. Young has served as a research abstract reviewer,  and practical examiner for the organization.  He has co-authored a textbook on Functional Assessment & Rehabilitation, presented original research at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, and taught continuing medical education at a variety of venues including college homecomings, state association conferences, and professional organizations.  Dr. Young works collaboratively with many providers, including experience in a hospital-based Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and as the team Chiropractor to the Daytona Tortugas professional baseball team.  He has also completed certification with the Titleist Performance Institute, enhancing his work with golfers. 

Dr. Tom uses his experience as an NCAA wrestler to complement his extensive training to create patient-centered management plans to enhance training outcomes, prevent injury, and help patients recover from the stresses of competition.  To stay in shape, he enjoys weight training, running, soccer, and yoga.

Research & Publications

  • Young, T. E., & Chen, M. (2016). One-Year Concussion Prevalence in Marion County, Florida High School Athletes. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 15(3), 204–207.

  • Young, T.E. & Romano-Young, M. (2012).  Functional Assessment & Rehabilitation for the Chiropractor.  Self-Published with Academic Pub (out of print).

  • Young M.A, & T Young.  (2013).  Functional Assessment to Determine Return to Competition Readiness in a Female Collegiate Athlete with Radiculopathy:  A Case Study.  Poster Presentation, ACBSP Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium: Colorado Springs, CO. 

Faculty Appointments

  • National University of Health Sciences:  Chiropractic Sciences; Pinellas Park, FL
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:  College of Aerospace; Worldwide Online Campus

Addison Ozakyol, DC, ATC

Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Addison Ozakyol graduated from National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in Pinellas Park, FL after earning a bachelors degree in Athletic Training from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque, NM. While attaining his undergraduate degree, Dr. Ozakyol worked extensively with UNM’s Division 1 athletes including football, tennis, baseball, and women’s basketball programs and has experience as on-the-field medical staff at multiple division and national championships. He has applied his knowledge of sports medicine to his chiropractic practice and has been recognized by the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council (ACASC) with the grand prize for the Tom Hyde Student Research Contest, the Ed Feinberg Student of the Year Award, and the NextGen Award for his leadership and accomplishments as an up-and-coming sports chiropractor.  Dr. Ozakyol was also recognized by National University of Health Sciences with the Joseph Janse Outstanding Graduate Award at graduation.

Dr. Ozakyol brings his love of sports into the office and draws upon his background as a competitive swimmer and collegiate water polo player when building rehabilitation protocols for his patients. Since moving to Florida from New Mexico, he has discovered an interest in running and you can often find him at weekend races or OCR events throughout Tampa Bay. In his free time, Dr. Ozakyol enjoys traveling, experimenting in the kitchen, and gardening – often growing various peppers to create homemade hot sauces.

Tatiana Barrera, DC

Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Tatiana Barrera joins our practice after graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL.  She completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Tampa with a major in Athletic Training and a minor in Exercise Science; and was previously a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in Puerto Rico for 6 years.  Dr. Barrera is currently working toward completion of a Diplomate in Neurology, a 300-hour post-graduate training; and is fully bilingual. During her time at Palmer, Dr. Barrera served as a clinical teaching assistant and treated athletes as an intern at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach. She has completed elective coursework in Mackenzie MDT Methods Parts A and B, Extra-spinal Manipulation, Grostic Technique, Atlas Orthogonal Procedures, and Chiropractic Rehabilitation.  She also holds certifications for use of Kinesiological Taping, Compression Band Flossing, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and Myofascial Cupping.

 She loves to travel and is passionate about serving and helping people achieve functional health goals. 

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Angela Romano-Miller
Office Manager
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Carol Birch
Front Desk and Patient Coordinator