Laura Atkinson, LMT
Dr. Brett Herrington, D.C. , P.A.
Dr. Herrington has been practicing in Pinellas county area for over 19 years. Born and raised in Seminole, he received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Florida in 1992 and his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University in 1997. While in college Dr. Herrington served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve as a law enforcement and search and rescue team member. He was also a member of Honor Guard in Cape May, New Jersey.
Dr. Herrington received additional certification in rehabilitative care including Physiological Therapeutics certification from New York Chiropractic College, and Chiropractic Biophysics I and II certification, which specialize in rehabilitation of the spine after trauma. He is also certified as a Workers’ Compensation physician.
Dr. Herrington is a member of the Pinellas County Chiropractic Society, the Florida Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association. Dr. Herrington is also an official member of the National University of Health Sciences Clinical Clerkship Program.
Dr. Craig Cusson, D.C.
Dr. Craig Cusson was born in New Bedford Massachusetts and transitioned to Sarasota, Florida at a young age. After pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Science from the University of South Florida, Dr. Cusson quickly developed a passion for helping people and understanding the true meaning of health and wellness. He attended National University of Health Sciences where he obtained his Doctorate as a Chiropractic Physician.
He prides himself on educating others through health, wellness and lifestyle changes. He has obtained many other health certifications along the way, including an additional degree in sports medicine and board certification in Acupuncture. Dr. Cusson enjoys spending time with family and friends and has an unmatched excitement for football, basketball, golf and traveling.
Dr. Austin Williams, D.C.
Dr. Williams was born in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and moved to a smaller town 20 minutes west of PBG/West Palm called Loxahatchee when he was 5 years old where he resided until going to college. He attended the University of Florida for his undergrad where he earned his Bachelor’s in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. This is also where he met his wife McKenzie. He graduated Summa cum Laude from the National University of Health Sciences where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine. At his Chiropractic School, Dr. Williams was also the president of the Motion Palpation Club. He chose to be a chiropractor because he has been under chiropractic care since high school to help with the aches and pains associated with playing on the football, volleyball, and wrestling teams and he wanted to be able to help other people live pain-free without the use of prescription drugs.
He enjoys spending time at the beach, watching a variety of sports (especially the Gators, Dolphins & Lightning) on TV as well as going hunting and fishing when he has some time off.
Dr. Daniel Strauss, D.C.
Dr. Daniel Strauss, dean of the College of Professional Studies – Florida, has been with the National University of Health Sciences since 2011. He has taught several courses at NUHS including evaluation and management of the cervical and thoracic spine, business, and several elective courses.
Dr. Strauss earned his doctor of chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in 2001. After graduation, he was in private practice in New York and Florida from 2002 – 2010.
Dr. Strauss has worked in various colleges including New York Chiropractic, Keiser, and St. Petersburg Colleges. He has taught anatomy & physiology to students in a variety of healthcare disciplines including nursing, EMT, paramedic, surgical technician, pharmacy technician programs.
In addition, Dr. Strauss is a registered respiratory therapist and EMT. Prior to becoming a chiropractic physician, Dr. Strauss had worked in several hospitals in the upstate New York area as an EMT, respiratory therapist, and supervisor of a respiratory care department at Rochester General Hospital.
Dr. Strauss’s research interests include pulmonary rehabilitation and manual manipulation with pregnancy. He has a strong passion for education and interprofessional communication.
Dr. Justin Phillip, D.C.
Dr. Justin Phillip is a Saint Petersburg, FL native. His parents immigrated from the island of Trinidad and Tobago and he has kept his culture close to his heart. Dr. Justin graduated from University of South Florida, with his bachelor’s in biology. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Dr. Justin attended National University of Health Sciences where he received his degree in Chiropractic Medicine, as well as his board certification in acupuncture. He has taken many additional courses in nutrition, rehabilitation and exercise. He loves hands-on therapy with his patients using the latest research available to provide the best care possible. While attending NUHS, he was the Vice President of the Motional Palpation club to sharpen his adjusting skills so he can provide the most precise and comfortable adjustments possible to his patients. He understands that not every patient is the same, and choses customized care for each of the patients he sees. Whenever he gets the opportunity he loves to learn and increase his knowledge for his patients.
In Dr. Justin’s free time, he enjoys spending time with family. He usually spends the weekend outdoors. Dr. Justin also enjoys working on cars, traveling, and watching sports such as soccer, football, and basketball.
Cassidy McCann, LMT
Hello, my name is Cassidy and I have been a massage therapist since 2017 after graduating from Cortiva Institute in Wall, NJ. I specialize in deep tissue and therapeutic massage therapy. I really enjoy being a massage therapist because being able to relieve someone’s pain, even after just one massage session, is both humbling and gratifying. I love helping people feel their best self!
Laura Atkinson, LMT
Laura has been a massage therapist for the past 22 years, with 21 of them being in a chiropractic office setting. She received her licensure from the Advanced Massage Therapy Institute of Cocoa Beach. Laura chose this profession because her goal is to help people. Being able to see people physically and mentally change from when they walked in to when they leave the office is very rewarding for her. Laura specializes in deep tissue and therapeutic massage. She is available for appointments at both our Clearwater and Seminole locations.
Cheri Murphy, LMT
Cheri has been a massage therapist for over 7 years and is the newest addition to our team. She received her licensure from Cortiva Institute in Florida.
Cheri loves working with people and helping them feel better and truly believes that massage therapy is what she was meant to do. She specializes in neuromuscular and trigger point therapy. She is available for appointments on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and some Saturdays.