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-Our Instructors-

GRIP Approach instructors have studied together for multiple years and are selected based on their mastery of the material, the clarity of their instruction, and their efforts to advance their field. GRIP Instructors have extensive knowledge of the anatomy and neurology involved in movement and apply this to clinical practice and performance. Our instruction team has extensive training in methods outside of GRIP and readily applies advancements in research to our instruction. 

Dr. Benjamin Fergus

Dr. Benjamin Fergus is a board certified chiropractic physician specializing in rehabilitation of chronic and complex cases. He works closely with collegiate, professional, and olympic athletes on injury recovery, injury prevention, and performance strategies. He is a certified DNS practitioner and DNS Certified Exercise Trainer. He is the owner of Cornerstone Health in Evanston, IL and serves as the clinic director. 

 
He is the founder of GRIP Approach Educational Seminars as well as the creator of the GRIP Clinical Series & GRIP Performance Series. He speaks internationally on topics of healthcare, motor control, injury prevention and the role of fascia in the sensory nervous system.

Creator & Head Instructor
-GRIP Clinical Series

-GRIP Performance Series 

Dr. Robert Newhalfen

Dr. Robert Newhalfen is a board certified chiropractic physician specializing in rehabilitation, biomechanics, and sports performance.  He has extensive post-graduate experience in Motion Palpation, biomechanics, MDT, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Active Release Technique (ART), Global Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention (GRIP), pediatric rehabilitation, temporomandibular dysfunction (TMJ and TMD) and various other areas. He is the owner of Motus Integrative Health and serves as the clinical director of their 2 locations. 


Dr. Newhalfen is a lead instructor for the GRIP Performance Series and an assistant instructor for the GRIP Clinical Series  

Lead Instructor-
GRIP Performance Series 
Assistant Instructor-

GRIP Clinical Series

Kazu Tomooka


Assistant Instructor-

GRIP Performance Series

Kazu is a NATA Certified Athletic Trainer, NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and JATI Certified Advanced Coach. He is a 1998 graduate of the University of Florida. His MLB career spanned a decade as a strength & conditioning coach for the Florida Marlins (intern), Montreal Expos (head), and Washington Nationals (head). Since 2009 he has been the performance director and general manager of Dome Athlete House in Tokyo, Japan where he oversees the training of olympic, professional, and collegiate athletes.
 

Kazu lectures internationally on topics of athletic training, sports performance, and injury prevention. He is an assistant instructor for the GRIP Performance Series.