Dr. Kristen Latona, the owner of Natural Pain Management and Wellness, is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo where she earned her BS and Masters in Public Health. She is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. She has had extensive training in biomedical sciences, public health, nutrition and pediatrics. In practice, Dr. Latona-Brzezinski utilizes techniques including Diversified, Drop-Table, Flexion/Distraction, instrument adjusting, Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT), and soft tissue (muscles and ligaments) techniques comprising of Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique (GT) and is certified for Webster Technique for pregnant women.
Dr. Latona is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), a group for chiropractors with a specialty in treating infants, children and pregnant women.
Dr. Catherine Krok is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo where she earned her BA in Biology, and a recent graduate of D'Youville College where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Krok is NBCE board certified and a licensed practitioner of New York State. In practice, Dr. Krok utilizes evidence-based techniques such as Diversified, Drop-Table, Flexion/Distraction, and the treatment of soft tissue injuries. She is currently working on obtaining her Level 1 Nutrition Certification in Precision Nutrition. As a previous college athlete, Dr. Krok is passionate in the treatment of sport-related injuries, running injuries, and rehabilitation.
Nate graduated from the NY Institute of Massage in 2013 after a long career in corporate accounting and finance. His goal is to collaborate with you to reduce your pain and enhance your movement quality. He is certified as a personal trainer by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has taken additional bodywork training in myofascial release and dermoneuromodulation. Other interests include family, fitness, learning and music.
Cynthia Juhre, RN, has enjoyed a career that has spanned three continents and has explored the rigors of science and the medical profession from the Western tradition to the Eastern doxology found in an ashram in India. As a registered nurse, she held the positions of patient care coordinator (head nurse) at Monteifiore Hospital in NYC, staff nurse in cardiology at Sisters Hospital in Buffalo, NY, and a staff nurse in a private OB GYN practice in Buffalo. She has studied yoga in the United States and India and is a certified Kripalu yoga instructor since 2001 and certified in prenatal yoga since 2003. As a licensed massage therapist she has delivered a variety of massage therapies including hot stone, cranial-sacral, deep tissue, reflexology and pre-natal massage. She believes in many types of healing modalities, especially in the innate healing abilities of one's body. She loves teaching yoga because of the implicit connection between body, mind and breath. She believes that our body will tell us what it needs: we only need to "hear" that message. She has previously worked with extreme weight loss patients at The Biggest Loser Resort.
Erin has been a licensed massage therapist in the State of New York since 1997. She was trained at New York Institute of Massage in Buffalo, NY where she had received over 620 hours of massage training. She has been strictly practicing medical massage, working with doctors in the pain management field, physical therapists and chiropractors for the last 15 years.
Krysta Cwynar is a graduate of the NCCC Massage Therapy program. After having a career in banking and mortgage financing for 5 years, she went back to school and obtained another degree, this one in Massage Therapy. As a child, Krysta was severely pigeon toed and had trouble walking long distances. Through chiropractic and body manipulation she not only had the issue corrected, but became a state qualifying athlete. Because of this, she is passionate about helping to heal people in the most natural ways possible. Krysta is also a certified Spin Instructor and TRX Instructor.
Laura Herby is a 2020 Massage Therapy graduate from Niagara County Community College. She is passionate in helping people heal by using a holistic and compassionate approach with massage therapy. Currently, she uses techniques such as swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point therapy. She is certified as a Reiki II practitioner. She has competed in many sports including ice hockey, softball, and weightlifting, which led her to have an interest in health and wellness. Laura also holds a B.F.A in photography from Villa Maria College.