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 Childers DCDr. 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.

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.

Jonathan Tennent LMT

Jonathan has been practicing massage therapy for over 20 years, relocated from Colorado to ST. Petersburg in 2017. After graduation Cortiva institute 2001 ( Humanity Center).  Jonathan practiced in florida , Colorado,  Tennessee,  and currently in  Florida the last 5 years. He has performed in many different settings including but not limited to Festivals,  Farmers Markets, Hot Springs, Sports Venues, Marathons, Outdoor Concert Entertainment Dr offices , spas and Private Events and Clients.

He spent 2 ½ years in Clearwater under a licensed Dr. in a clinical setting. Patient care working on MVA.  Before opening his own practice in  Salida Colorado called Ergomassage For eleven years. Then come back to St. Petersburg Florida in 2017 he took CEU classes in Trigger Point Therapy, and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. He and his life partner Anna recently had a baby boy Ziggy.

He focuses his experience at body work  on  Myoskeletal Alignment Technique, Muscle Energy Techniques,  MyoFascial Releases, Bind and Stretch Method. Postural Assessment, Restorative Charting and Neck  Shoulders Re Tension.  Postural exercises for the upper and lower cross syndrome, and many more things in his toolbox to restore posture, and relieve muscle tension.

These are the different modalities he has to offer:

Deep Tissue, Stone Massage,  Postural Restorative Massage, Trigger Point Therapy,  Sports Massage,  Ice Massage, and MyoFascial Releases. Active release massage,  stretch session massage,  relaxation massage

Noella Hobson – Massage Therapist

I am originally from Buffalo, New York. I graduated from Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy some 12 years ago in Michigan where I met and married my current husband. We have lived down here in Seminole, FL for about 6.5 years. I have 3 daughters and 4 Grands. Since graduation I decided that the best fit for me in massage was working with Chiropractors in therapeutic environments.

What massage means to me. Well, it is so rewarding to be able to communicate with the human body and work with muscles, energy, and its various systems to affect change. By change I mean in helping the body to ease pain, decrease stress and increase energy. Our body knows what it is doing we just need to listen, and massage is one of the avenues we use to help clear the way for the body’s natural healing.

My personal goal for massage is to provide each person I work with to understand and listen to their bodies and that each session is targeted for what their body needs. Massage is my love job; I get to meet new people and they always walk away a little calmer, happier and listening to their bodies a little more.