Midland Sports Rehab Staff

Dr. Jeffrey Berard
Owner and Chiropractor

Dr. Berard is owner and clinical director of Midland Sports Rehab. He is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic who graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2000 and has been in private practice since. He attended undergraduate school at the University of South Florida and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology.

Dr. Berard has a unique skill set that has been developed over the last 16 years working with athletes from all over the globe as well as developing a niche utilizing a specific technique developed for the average person suffering with chronic lower back and neck pain.

Jeff and his wife Kristin, are big supporters of local health, sports, and recreation programs. They love getting involved and have a very active role in the Midland Community with their young daughter, Annabelle.

Kristin Berard
Owner, Pilates Instructor, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Kristin co-owns Midland Sports Rehab with her husband Dr. Berard. Kristin is a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness instructor , and Comprehensive Pilates Instructor training clients on the Cadillac, Reformer, Chair, Barrels and Mat. Her passion is coaching individuals to obtain Fat Loss, Metabolic Recovery, Muscle building, Pre-Post Natal  and overall lifetime goals health and wellness goals.  Kristin is a retired Pro Physique and Figure Competitor and coaches clients around the United States in Natural Bodybuilding, Bikini, Figure and Physique competitions.

Kristin and her husband Jeff have a daughter Annabelle and enjoy spending time outside of the office visiting family and traveling around the World.

Dr. Eric Fridline
Physical Therapist

Dr. Eric Fridline, PT, DPT is a graduate of University of Michigan-Flint. He attained his bachelors in health science and went on to pursue his doctorate in physical therapy. Eric has a decade of outpatient orthopedics experience and is bringing it to Midland Physical Therapy Sports Rehab. He is the highest medical certified Titleist Performance Institute and has a passion working with golfers. His areas of interest include general orthopedics, post surgical care, sports medicine, injury prevention, and pain science. During his down time he enjoys playing guitar, ice hockey in the winters and golf during the summers.

Courtney Wilson
MSTOM, R.Ac

Courtney is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. There she earned her Masters of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM). During school she completed over 2500 hours of classroom time, and over 900 hours of clinical work at the Pacific College school clinic. Courtney is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, which includes both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Courtney has been practicing Acupuncture since 2012. She is a registered Acupuncturist in Michigan (R.Ac) and a member of the Michigan Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAAOM). Courtney values the patient/practitioner relationship and makes sure her patients are listened to and feel comfortable during treatments. She treats a wide variety of aliments with special interests in women’s health, infertility, and pediatric care.

Mary Miller
Athletic Trainer

Mary is a Licensed Athletic Trainer with 8 years of clinical experience in the orthopedic and secondary school settings. Mary received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine from Central Michigan University in 2009 where she worked with collegiate football, track and cross country, women’s basketball and men’s baseball. She enjoys working with young athletes, especially the overhead athlete. Mary specializes in injury prevention in organized sport and has been working with our physical therapist in the rehabilitation setting for one year. She is a mother to three young children and enjoys hiking and cross-country skiing with her husband.

Jacob Jeske
Certified Personal Trainer

Jake is a certified personal trainer and Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) Level 1 and 2.  After competing in collegiate wrestling for Central Michigan University, he found true passion for strength training and conditioning. After hanging up his shoes, he found a drive for Natural Bodybuilding and Powerlifting. Jake now competes as a Natural Professional Bodybuilder and Amateur Powerlifter. After coming on board with Dr. Berard in 2013, Jake has developed a great understanding of how the human body is meant to move and function. He believes in never strengthening on top of dysfunction and performing corrective exercises before diving into an extreme strength training program is crucial for long term. 

In addition to his extensive personal experience Jake is a certified Functional Movement Screen Specialist, International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) High School Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and IYCA Speed and Agility Specialist. He continues to stay updated by regularly attending educational conferences and camps.

Jake has spent nearly a half decade training clients of all ability levels from pro level athletes, post physical therapy clients, to the general population and has learned quite a lot about the different needs of everyone.  He feels that nutrition and strength and conditioning go hand in hand and plans to continue his growth and development in sports science, nutrition, and corrective exercises. He truly enjoys what he does and his passion surely shows!

In Jake’s downtime he enjoys traveling, hiking, hunting and fishing, and spending time with his friends and family.

Samantha Kukla
Licensed Massage Therapist

Sam has been working with Midland Sports Rehab for little over three years. She enjoys working here because of the diverse clientele she treats on a daily basis as well as the patients that visit the office on a consistent and reoccurring basis. Seeing patients improve from one appointment to the next is why she does her job, helping people to function better in their day to day lives is the reason she chose massage therapy for her career. She grew up in Bay City, shortly after graduating from high school she moved to Colorado. After working and attending school for a little over a year, she returned to the tri-city area to pursue a career in massage therapy. She graduated as a certified medical massage therapist from the Flint Institute of Massage Therapy in December 2009. She became licensed through the state of Michigan in 2014 and continues to expand her knowledge and education in the massage therapy field.

Elizabeth Fries
Licensed Massage Therapist

Elizabeth grew up in Hemlock. After graduating high school, she attended college for a year and then found a passion for massage therapy while attending the Flint Institute of Massage Therapy. Elizabeth graduated as a Certified Massage Therapist in December of 2003. She always knew she wanted to be helping people and has been able to do so threw massage therapy. In 2016 she started working for Midland Sports Rehab where she has been able to apply her love for massage not only on athletes but anyone dealing with muscular issues.

Katherine Conklin
Licensed Massage Therapist

Katherine was born and raised right here in Midland. After graduating High School, Katherine found her passion in helping others. She found Massage Therapy to be the right path to take and studied at the Naturopathic Institute Of Therapies and Education in Mt. Pleasant. There she received her certification in Therapeutic Massage Bodywork in 2018.

She has been with Midland Sports Rehab since October 2018.

Josh Holton
Chiropractic Assistant

Joshua graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with his Bachelors of Science in Health Science along with a minor in Chemistry. From 2013-2017, he spent his time playing on SVSU’s football team. Training for football has allowed him to understand how the body works and what a huge impact sports rehab has on performance. In the future, Joshua plans on attending PA school to better the lives around him. His passion in sports and the medical field allows for this job to be most rewarding.

Bradly Pruett, ATC
Clinical Program Manager and Patient Advocate

Adding Brad Pruett currently serves as clinical program manager and patient advocate for Midland Sports Rehab. He is a licensed athletic trainer and certified corrective exercise specialist with 13 years of clinical experience at the collegiate level. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Longwood University in 2006. Brad also earned his Master of Science in Exercise Science from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Before joining the Midland Sports Rehab staff, Brad served as the Director of Sports Medicine for St. Bonaventure University Athletics. Prior to his time at St. Bonaventure, he served as an assistant athletic trainer at Virginia Commonwealth University and Kent State University. His knowledge and background add to the multi-disciplinary approach at Midland Sports Rehab. Brad and his wife Jennifer, who is the head women’s basketball coach at Saginaw Valley State University, live in Freeland with their son Jake and daughter Brynn.

Kyleigh Goretski
Front Desk Associate

Kyleigh graduated from Bay City Central in 2015, she is currently finding her place in the health field.  Since working here starting in July of 2019, she has learned many new things that can be used in any health profession.  One day she hopes to make an impact on people’s lives like her fellow co-workers do here.  Outside of work and school, she likes to find time to get out on the golf course and bike ride the trails when it is nice out.

Malorie Trudell
Front Desk Associate

Malorie is a graduate of Delta College with an Associates in Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from Ashford University.  She recently moved from Virginia, back to Michigan to be closer to family.  She worked in the Veterinary field before deciding to change career paths to healthcare.  She enjoys meeting new patients and seeing the results they are getting from chiropractic care.

Stephanie Schumacher
Front Desk Associate

Stephanie grew up here in Midland, after high school she attended Delta College to receive her Associates in Applied Arts. She loves interacting with patients which is why she enjoys her job as a front desk associate. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys time with friends and family as well as outdoor activities like skiing, hiking and beach volleyball.

Erica Reymore
Certified Personal Trainer and Pilates Comprehensive Apprentice

Adding I always knew I wanted to make an impact on people’s health. I was just never sure in what way I would do that, until I discovered my passion for exercise. Achieving my A.A.S. as a Health Fitness Specialist from Delta College is how I started turning my passion into a career. It’s also where I discovered a new passion for psychology. Now, I’m studying kinesiology and psychology at SVSU. I am also in the process of becoming a certified Pilates instructor. As a personal trainer, I not only can help people with their physical health but their mental health as well because exercise has a huge impact on the mind too. It’s a rewarding feeling knowing I can help people with their overall health and well-being.

“Pilates is a mind-body connection that strengthens and stabilizes the core providing a strong foundation for activities of daily living.  Creating awareness to posture and controlled movement, it emphasizes quality over quantity.  Pilates benefits all body types, ages and minds!”