Dr. Abby Perone,
DC, NASM-CES, CF-L1, US RockTape Instructor
Love Movement Development Lead
Dr. Perone is an athlete, a practicing sports clinician, and a teacher. Dr. Perone received her B.A. in English Literature and Psychology from Western State University of Colorado and her B.S.in Human Anatomy and Doctorate in Chiropractic from Parker University in Dallas, TX. Abby has experienced a rapidly-progressing, and exciting career as a sports clinician. In 2010, she was selected to be a part of a Sports Medicine team for the Colombian Olympic Committee in Bogota, Colombia where she worked with athletes ranging from gymnasts to marathoners to track & field athletes and tennis players. Dr. Perone then served on the Sports Medicine team for the NASL National Champion soccer team, the San Antonio Scorpions FC, in 2014 & 2015. She was also selected to serve on the Airrosti Athlete Services team for multiple CrossFit Regionals events and the CrossFit Games from 2013 -2016. Abby served as an Airrosti Provider and member of the Airrosti Rehab Centers Clinical Development team from 2012-2017, training and onboarding hundreds of new Airrosti Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and recovery specialists. Dr. Perone worked as the Director of Training & Clinical Projects and taught new Airrosti Providers how to evaluate musculoskeletal injury, identify the cause of movement dysfunction, and how to rapidly and effectively get patients out of pain. At Airrosti, Dr. Perone underwent leadership training and then had the opportunity to lead and educate her peers through performing on-site clinical evaluations and through developing and implementing leadership opportunities for Airrosti providers.
Abby has expanded her teaching platform to travel around the country teaching for Rocktape and Vyne Education and currently serves as the in-house movement specialist and sports clinician for CrossFit Love and Love Wellness, LLC in Philadelphia, PA. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Perone is a creative writer/blogger, a strong believer in the power of gratitude and mindfulness, and hosts a self-help and inspirational podcast called The Great. Love. Path.
Dr. Ronald Torrance II,
Director Of Nutrition & Health,
Operating Partner/ CEO
Doctor Of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Torrance was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, and when he was 12, his family moved to Sarasota, Florida. In Sarasota, Dr. Torrance developed his love for sports, excelling in basketball, football, and baseball. In 2004, he graduated from Sarasota’s Riverview High School as a two-sport student athlete. After high school, he accepted a combined academic and athletic scholarship from Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. At Limestone College he played baseball and graduated in 2008 with a double Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics. After achieving his undergraduate degree, Dr. Torrance returned home to Sarasota, where he gained experience working in Marketing before beginning medical school.
In 2013, Dr. Torrance graduated medical school from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida. He went on to complete his Family Medicine Residency in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Dr. Torrance is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is licensed to practice medicine in the states of Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He recently finished his fellowship in Sports Medicine in Vineland, NJ. He continues to specialize in Family Medicine, functional medicine, and sports medicine.
In 2017, Dr. Torrance was hired to do Interventional Orthopedics at New Regeneration Orthopedics of Florida by Dr. James Leiber.
Dr. Torrance has been through continuing education in Functional Medicine through the California Center for Functional Medicine. Also, Dr. Torrance was invited to work on the medical staff at the 2016 CrossFit Regionals and 2016 CrossFit Games.
Alongside his medical career, Dr. Torrance has continued his athletic pursuits. He has achieved a ranking as a semi-professional beach volleyball player, and trains as a competitive CrossFit athlete. His recent sports accomplishments include finishing 197th in the Mid-Atlantic Region as an individual athlete in the 2016 CrossFit Open, as well as qualifying a team for the 2016 Kill Cliff Granite Games.
NASM-CES, CF-L2, FMT B&P
Love Movement Corrective Exercise Lead
Mitchell Harbaugh has been a multi-sport athlete most of his life which lead him to his passion, improving movement. In 2014 he began coaching after receiving his CF-L1 and was hired at a local CrossFit 1Force. Mitch also spent time at Reebok HQ in Canton, MA learning from the staff at Reebok CrossFit One during the Reebok Crossfit Coaches Development Program. He then later received his CF-L2 in 2016 at Reebok CrossFit One.
He ended his senior year of college interning at The Training Room Sports & Orthopedic Physical Therapy where he learned more about the prehab and rehab process as well as corrective exercise techniques relating to the Postural Restoration Institute. He graduated from Rowan University in 2017 with a B.A in Health Promotion & Wellness Management.
Along with his pursuit of higher learning in human movement, he continues his athletic career in CrossFit where he qualified on a team for the 2016 Kill Cliff Granite Games and placed 61st in the 2017 Mid – Atlantic Region during the CrossFit Open.
Director Of Love Active Isolated Stretching
Casey Torrance is a massage therapist specializing in Active Isolated Stretching (AIS). AIS is a technique that focuses on tissue lengthening and strengthening via the therapist assisting the patient in holding stretches and contractions for two seconds at a time.
To master this technique, Casey trained under and was mentored by the technique’s founder and developer for the first years of his career.
Casey began his passion for movement and the human body while playing sports in High School. He was a tri-sport athlete in Freshman and Sophmore years, but then played only baseball trying to perfect one craft. He was exposed to AIS in his sophomore year after experiencing a sudden flare-up of back pain. Aaron Mattes, the creator of AIS, changed his life in 45 mins and helped Casey know what he wanted to do for his future career- practice as an AIS practitioner.
Then Casey went on to play four years of college baseball while obtaining a B.S. degree in Exercise Science at Warner University in Lake Wales, FL.
He then completed a 250-hour internship in Aaron Mattes’ clinic. He worked along side him for two years and also taught four seminars with Aaron. In this time, he was also blessed to work with Alex Rodriquez for 15 hours while training his conditioning coach in the AIS methods the summer before he retired.
After four years of doing AIS work, Casey confirmed his love for helping people, and he now works with anyone from the elderly to high-performance athletes to people who have general aches and pains.
Casey is passionate about helping people become free of pain and more flexible while achieving their goals for pain relief or performance. Casey always strives to obtain movement and Range of Motion without causing pain that can be negative to the body. As Casey says, he is “Just helping and stretching the world 2 seconds at a time.”
L.Ac., RYT, FR, FRCms
Love Health Acupuncture
Alex Brazinski is an acupuncturist specializing in sports medicine, pain management, and stress management.
Alex has completed his masters degree in acupuncture at the WON Institute in Philadelphia. He has completed certifications in Functional Range Release Upper Extremities (FR), Functional Range Conditioning (FRCms), and has studied Tai Massage at the WON Institute. Alex is a RYT certified yoga instructor. His yoga classes are constructed to bridge the gap between mind and body through breath-work and meditative movement.
Alex’s love of acupuncture and sports medicine began as a Division I cross country and track & field athlete. During his time as runner, Alex suffered from several running related injuries that forced him to seek help beyond the athletic training facility. He found that sports acupuncture medicine was the only effective and lasting treatment modality for his injuries.
Alex creates a dynamic treatment style that combines his passion for sports medicine and sports performance, kinesthetic development, and mental equilibrium.
Alex moved from his hometown, Ridgway, in Northwest Pennsylvania to the Fairmount area of Philadelphia. In his free time, Alex enjoys olympic weightlifting, yoga, capoeria, and Ido Portal inspired movement-based practices.