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The Kinesio Way Team

... is comprised of a passionate group of professionals dedicated to your ultimate health and wellness. Our collective expertise in fields such as chiropractic, applied kinesiology, acupuncture, massage therapy, corrective exercise, yoga, functional nutrition, homeopathy and aromatherapy results in a collaborative approach to individualized natural healthcare. Our team is dedicated to understanding what stands between you and health, helping you to develop a plan of care to get there. We take pride in our unique, grass-roots approach to serving our community with compassionate, science-based holistic healthcare. 

Dr. Nick Cress

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... has been an accomplished therapist for more than eighteen years, with an established private-practice in the Boca Raton and Delray Beach communities. Dr. Nick is a Chiropractic Physician and Applied Kinesiologist, and graduated from Palmer School of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida. His unique and complex therapy is a result of 2 decades of training and professional work in manual and massage therapy, corrective exercise, yoga, chiropractic, applied kinesiology (AK), and acupuncture. His therapy continues to evolve through his commitment to his clinical education and practice in fields such as Quintessential Applications (Dr. Wally Schmitt & Dr. Kerry McCord), Functional Neurology (Dr. Frederick R. Carrick), and Neuroemotional Technique (Dr. Scott Walker), among many other influential modalities.


Dr. Nick has completed over 300 hundred hours of the competencies required towards achieving his Diplomate in AK. His career, both academic and professional, have been influenced by the direct mentorship and collaboration of great leaders and practitioners such as Dr. Ted Bloukos, Erik Dalton, Dr. Michael Chance and Dr. Kerry McCord. These practitioners have pioneered critical and historical modalities, and continue to help expand practice-based evidence for the progression of the field of chiropractic. In 2009, committed to bringing chiropractic, applied kinesiology, and manual therapy to his community, Dr. Nick branded his own modality known as MOGA Therapeutics, which teaches spinal biomechanics to yoga teachers and massage therapists to enrich the community with knowledge for proper movement patterns and injury prevention. Dr. Cress is a certified senior teacher under the founder of Myoskeletal Alignment Technique (MAT), Dr. Erik Dalton, and has traveled internationally for the past ten years, to help teach his work. MAT combines Rolfing, osteopathic manual therapy, and a vast understanding of Janda’s Upper and Lower Cross Syndrome; creating an unpresidented awareness to the relationship between myofascial, physiological and mechanical systems of the body. 


With a true passion for teaching Dr. Nick strives to bring education, mentorship and awareness to his local and extended communities through workshops, guest speaking, seminars and advisment. Dr. Nick's influence at Palmer School of Chiropractic as President of the AK club for 12 quarters resulted in the thriving AK Club, creating a ripple affect of new student doctors dedicated to becoming effective AK clinicians in their future practice. He currently continues to advise student docs through regular mentorship at his Boca office and guest speaking at Palmer Campus, in hopes to continue to bring this incredible modality to more people. With an innate and definitive fervor for athleticism he has been competitive in Ironman, adventure, and triathlon racing, as well as Crossfit. Recreational activities of hiking, snowboarding, golfing, tennis, cycling, swimming and surfing have allowed him to appreciate the importance of proper movement patterns and has allowed him to help professional and recreational athletes from sports such a s tennis, golf, Jai-lai, CrossFit, Triathlons, and MMA get back to work through his comprehensive therapy. Kinesio Way Chiropractic is the result of commitment to therapy, persistence in learning and dedication to his patients and his community and is the mecca from which Dr. Nick Cress will  continue his life work through the Boca & Delray community and beyond.

Kristen A. Cortazzo RD, LDN

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Kristen is a south Florida native and is dedicated to meeting her clients where they are at in their nutrition journey. Her mission is to utilize the foundations of human and nutrition science, holistic philosophies and integrated approaches to support health and wellness with nutrition therapy and education. 


Kristen is patient, friendly and creates a safe environment where her clients can be authentic, comfortable and successful in their programs. Kristen is dedicated to being a life-long supportive and influential professional in the lives of her clients and their family, and hoping to maintain a relationship that promotes nutritional independence and health.

Emily Kirby

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Emily Kirby, born in Detroit, has spent most of her life right here in Boca Raton.  Emily returned to Michigan and attended Central Michigan University, where she dabbled in Sports Medicine before turning her focus to overall health and fitness.  


During her teenage years, Emily was a competitive gymnast, dancer and All-State track athlete. Her gymnastics career was put on hold due to a severe injury, and Emily spent her practices working side-by-side with the club's athletic trainer and assisting her coaches; leading her on the path to where she is today.  


Even though her gymnastics career ended early, her passion for competition never left.  Over the years she has competed in fitness competitions, 5ks half-marathons, obstacle course races, and most recently CrossFit. When Emily is not in the office she can be found coaching competitive gymnastics, or coaching her kids’ soccer. 


With over 20 years experience, Emily has worked as a personal trainer and fitness instructor in some of the country's most prestigious gyms such as Equinox in Los Angeles and the famous Gold's Gym.  Her clientele spans from high school athletes, celebrities, to professional athletes.  


Throughout her experience in holistic health, functional exercise and coaching, she has seen how muscle imbalances can affect movement and performance.  Her signature training methods incorporate effective modalities and techniques to reach optional performance. 


Credentials:  

  • NASM Personal Trainer
  • Certified Yoga Instructor
  • IIN Holistic Health Practitioner
  • Certified Sports Nutrition Counselor
  • Rock Tape Kinesiology Taping, IASTM Myofascial, and Cupping Practitioner 
  • USAG Certified Competition Coa

Kathryn Farrell

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Kathy is the newest addition to Kinesio Way Chiropractic.  Kathy graduated from 

University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Art, after many years in the software industry she 

gave up the "corporate life" for a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. 


Kathy then pursued yoga and 

becoming a full time yoga instructor at a few studios in and around Boston for many years.  Passionate about yoga, comprehensive and alternative medicines, she then decided to go deeper and
pursued becoming a Certified Whole Health Educator and Homeopath.  Kathy was the Health Educator for an 
insurance company in Massachusetts and New York, educating older adults on health topics such as;
Chronic Disease Self Management, Fall Prevention and Healthy Eating from 2007-2015.  
Kathy just relocated to South Florida in September 2018.  
Stop by and introduce yourself if you haven't already!