Rubin Health Center – Our Staff

Dr. Rubin St. Petersburg, FL

Dr. Scott A. Rubin DC, DACBSP

Dr. Rubin has been a practicing Chiropractor and Pilates instructor in St. Petersburg, Fl since 1995.

After graduating from the University of Florida with degrees in Business and Broadcast Journalism in 1986, he then moved to Atlanta, Ga. While working for a video production house, he edited a Chiropractic school commercial and learned about the amazing benefits of Chiropractic medicine. he made a decision to go to chiropractic school. After graduating Life Chiropractic School in 1994, Cum Laude, Dr. Rubin moved to St. Petersburg, FL where he opened up his own practice.

Dr. Rubin continued with his education by getting certifications in Acupuncture, applied kinesiology, Graston, Active Release Technique (ART), full body certified, and part of the elite provider network, certified through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), certified power Pilates instructor (600 hours), and 200 hours yoga teacher training.

His most recent certification is a Diplomat in sports Medicine, (DACBSP),  certified in Functional Movement Screenings (FMS). He is currently a treating physician for the United States  Olympic training centers.

Dr. Rubin has done rotations in Chula Vista Olympic training center and  Lake Placid, NY. His greatest accomplishments are his two daughters, Raquel, a college student., and Jessie a college student at Savannah College of Art and Design. He has a dog LoLa., and gives to the Southeastern Guide Dogs.

 Dr. David J. Pizzi DC, DACO, CCSP

Dr. Pizzi Chiropractor
Dr. Pizzi was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Canada.  He obtained his Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, California in 2004.  Shortly after graduation, Dr. Pizzi accepted a position in Hartford, Connecticut working in a multidisciplinary clinic treating many traumatically injured patients.  In 2008, he moved to Western New York and began working in association with a medical group that incorporated pain management, physical therapy, mental wellness, yoga and chiropractic care.

Early in practice, Dr. Pizzi recognized the great need for effective manual treatment of musculoskeletal disorders other than those only involving the spine.  To further his understanding of such conditions, he enrolled in a three year post graduate Orthopedic Diplomate program through National University of Health Sciences and became board certified with the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedics.  He also has certifications in Whiplash Injury Biomechanics and Traumatology, Rocktape and FMS (Functional Movement Systems).  Dr. Pizzi specializes in the treatment of soft tissue dysfunctions found within muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia.  He is full body certified in Active Release Techniques (ART®) and certified in Graston Technique®.  His most recent academic achievement is successfully completing course work in sports medicine becoming a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®).  Additional training beyond his chiropractic education has made his job very rewarding; allowing him to offer patients more options which often result in better treatment outcomes.

Outside of work, he enjoys exercise, hockey and spending time with his wife Jocelyn and two boys Gionni and Marco.

Dr. Lauren Childers, DC

Dr. Lauren graduated from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) with a degree in Biology. She attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL and graduated in 2013. Since then, she has practiced in Hawaii, Texas, and now joins us in Florida.

She is Full Body Certified in Active Release Technique (ART) and Graston Technique and has treated the athletes of the World Championship Ironman three times in Kona, Hawaii as well as numerous Ironman events throughout the country.

She is currently in the progress of obtaining a Functional Movement Screening (FMS) certification.  Dr. Lauren has been a Chiropractic patient since she was a young child and has a passion for treating the cause of the body’s ailments and not just the symptoms.

In her free time, she enjoys time on the water fishing, diving, and paddle boarding with her husband Chip and their two Greater Swiss mountain dogs, Klaus and Maks.

John Reichard, LMT – Massage Therapist MA 39735

John Reichard St. PetersburgJohn got his initial training at THE HUMANITY CENTER for massage therapy, in Pinellas Park, FL, in 2003. The SET (Structural Energetic Therapy®) training was learned under Don McCann, MA, LMT, LMHC, CSETT in Lutz, FL. Don has been developing Structural Energetic Therapy® for over 30 years. Structural Energetic Therapy® integrates myofascial restructuring, emotional energy release, acupressure, kinesiology (muscle testing), postural analysis, scar tissue and adhesion release, deep tissue therapy and rehabilitative techniques. SET also effectively treats multiple conditions, such as:

Upper Body: carpal tunnel, neck pain, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, nerve entrapment’s, frozen shoulder, headaches, trigger finger, TMJ, strains/sprains

Lower Body: back pain, sciatic pain, hip pain, knee pain, foot pain, plantar fascitis, heel spurs, strains/sprains, nerve entrapment’s

General Conditions: tendonitis, surgical scars and adhesion’s, nerve entrapment’s, arthritis, joint inflexibility, strains and muscle pulls, fibromyalgia, lupus, scoliosis, hiatal hernias, and much more.

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Nancy Flannery, LMT – Massage Therapist

Nancy received her massage training from Fortis Institute, Forty Fort, Pennsylvania in 2010.

She worked at 2 Chiropractors and a Spa in Pennsylvania before moving to Florida two years ago with her husband.

Nancy practices many modalities, some of her specialties include: Headache Relief, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Sports & Injury, Cancer Massage, Trigger Point, Relaxation and more.

Before Nancy found her passion for Massage, she was an Art Director with a bachelor degree from Kutztown University with concentration in Graphic Design.

 Hester Hardesty Mobayed, SET MA61751

Hester completed training in Massage Therapy from Cortiva Institute in 2010 and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since. Graduated from Saint Petersburg College and currently working to obtain a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Hester is a Structural Energetic Therapist since 2013 and completed training in Cranial/Structural Spinal Stabilization/Structural Sub-Patterns and Therapeutic Techniques Phase I & II, Advanced Techniques for Releasing Emotional Energy, and Advanced Energetic Cranial/Structural Releases. Hester has also completed Teacher/Assistant Training in Structural Energetic Therapy and certified to teach. As well as working as an LMT, Hester is also an Instructor for Cortiva Institute teaching Professional Ethics and Communication as well as Neuromuscular and Sports massage. Hester is very passionate about her work and loves teaching.

 Dr. Megan Burgess – Rehabilitation Director

Dr. Burgess is a St. Pete native who attended The Canterbury School of Florida, and then went on to play Division I volleyball for Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY. She attended chiropractic school at National University of Health Sciences in Pinellas Park, FL where she also became certified in acupuncture. Dr. Burgess graduated in 2020 and is now the newest member of the Rubin Health Center.

She is currently in the process of obtaining her diplomate as a Chiropractic Internist and is also working towards attaining her certification in Active Release Technique (ART).  Dr. Burgess has been a Chiropractic patient at the Rubin Health Center since high school. Her interests include diet and nutrition, functional medicine, and fitness.