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.

Dr. Shane Meyers, DC

Dr. Meyers graduated from Logan University in 2019. He is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic and also received his Masters degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. He studied biomedical science at Grand Valley State University before heading to Logan for chiropractic school. Dr. Meyers has a passion for working with active Individuals and athletes of all ages. He has worked alongside a variety of different athletes allowing him to better understand their movement patterns and mechanisms of injury. In his free time he enjoys weight lifting, fishing, boating, playing hockey and spending time with his friends and family.

Courtney Wilson

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.

Andrew Thiede
Personal Trainer

Andrew Thiede, M.S., C.S.C.S., comes to Midland Sports Rehab following a yearlong strength and conditioning internship with the University of Michigan football team. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College and his master’s degree in Exercise Science from Western Michigan University. While undergoing his master’s program, he served as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Kalamazoo College, coaching 11 varsity teams. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) and is passionate about coaching athletes to help them develop and achieve their own athletic goals. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, fishing, and traveling with his fiancée.

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.

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.

Samantha Warner
Physical Therapist Assistant & Massage Therapist

Samantha grew up in Saginaw and her family has lived in Midland for 2 years now. She graduated from Delta in 2016 with her Associate of Applied Science and took her board exam to become a LPTA. Since becoming a LPTA, she has worked in a variety of settings such as, skilled nursing, acute care and outpatient. She also attended Flint School of Therapeutic Massage in 2005. She was a dental assistant for 13 years before going back to school to become a LPTA. Samantha has always enjoyed working with people and helping them. She has three children who she loves watching in their extra curricular activities and reading when she has free time.

Mackenzi Hammond
Front Desk Associate

Mackenzi grew up in the Midland/Sanford area. After graduating from Meridian Early College High School, Mackenzi went to Delta College and earned her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development. She loved working with children but wanted to work in a more professional customer service environment. In her free time Mackenzi enjoys being around her younger sisters and friends, painting, playing the piano, and going kayaking.

Emily Beitz
Front Desk Associate

Emily has worked in chiropractic offices for the past 7 years and is happy to be a part of the MSR Team. She graduated from Washtenaw Community College in 2013 with an Associates in Administrative Assistant Technology. She loves to play a part in the wellness journey of our patients. Her husband also works in the healthcare field as a CNA at McLaren Bay Region Hospital and a nursing student at Delta College. In their free time, they enjoy hiking, cooking, reading, and spending time with family.