About Us

Jack Cooney

Founder and Coach

Jack Cooney is the founder and director of ASP and a certified athletic trainer through the National Athletic Trainers Association. He also holds certifications as a strength and conditioning coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in addition to performance coaching through the Olympic USA Weightlifting Association.

With experience working with athletes from the most novice levels to collegiate, professional, and Olympic levels, Jack helps athletes maximize their performance in both sport and life, long into the future.

Hannah Dehghan

Assistant GM & Performance Coach

Hannah Dehghan is a lifetime athlete who excels in basketball and holds a BS in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise and movement. She blew through the ranks starting as an intern here at ASP, and is now one of our head performance coaches. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), and Sports Performance Coach (USA Weightlifting).

Jared Elliott

Performance Coach & Speed Specialist

Jared Elliott brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to ASP, with a B.A. in Sports Health & Wellness and certifications in: Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Jared has trained athletes all over the world, including the Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland Athletics, and the Swedish National Baseball Academy and Swedish National Team on strength and conditioning matters.

Heather McGill

PT, DPT, SCS

Dr. Heather McGill is a board-licensed physical therapist specializing in sports physical therapy and owner of Physical TheraPT. She received her doctorate from USC and holds undergraduate degrees in both Business and Spanish from UCLA. She is one of 1500 physical therapists in the nation who are board certified Sports Specialists (SCS). She is also an Active Release Technique (ART) Provider and certified by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Her area of expertise includes: manual therapy, movement & biomechanical analysis, running & golf analysis, injury prevention, postural restoration & ergonomic assessment, post-operative rehab & sports performance training.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Doctorate from University of Southern California
  • Licensed Physical Therapist, State of California
  • Board certified Sports Specialist (SCS)
  • Active Release Techniques (ART) Certified Provider
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified
  • TRX Sports Medicine Trainer
  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Emergency Responder - American Red Cross
  • CPR/AED Certified - American Red Cross

TECHNIQUES & POST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Active Release Techniques (ART)
  • Postural Restoration Institute (PRI)
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • McKenzie Method
  • Maitland-Australian Approach
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • Graston Technique Certified
  • Rocktape certified-FM1/kinesio taping
  • McConnell taping

Kathleen Melia

PT, DPT, CSCS, CMP

Dr. Kathleen Melia is a board-licensed physical therapist specializing in orthopedics. She received her doctorate of physical therapy from NYU and undergraduate degree in dance from the University of Alabama. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP). Her areas of expertise include: manual therapy, movement and biomechanical analysis, post-operative rehabilitation, injury prevention, running analysis, dance injury rehabilitation, and foot & ankle pathologies.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, New York University
  • Licensed Physical Therapist, State of California
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through NSCA
  • Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP)
  • CPR certified with American Heart Association
  • Member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science

TECHNIQUES & POST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Graston Technique Provider
  • Rocktape Fascial Movement Taping (FMT) 1 & 2 certified
  • Mulligan Concept
  • Maitland-Australian Approach
  • Myofascial Decompression Training
  • Pilates Mat Instructor Training
  • Running Analysis Training

Nina Szemis

MEd, ATC, CPT

Nina is a board-certified athletic trainer specializing in nutrition and wellness management. She received her masters from Boston University and holds an undergraduate degree in athletic training from James Madison University. She is a NASM certified personal trainer, as well as Graston Technique and RockTape Functional Movement Techniques Provider. She is also certified by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Her areas of expertise include: transitional fitness, injury prevention and rehabilitation, behavior modification and nutrition for active lifestyles. Nina is currently pursuing her 200 hour yoga teacher certification, focusing in alignment-based hatha.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Masters from Boston University
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Emergency Responder - American Red Cross
  • CPR/AED Certified - American Red Cross

TECHNIQUES & POST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • Graston Technique Certified
  • Rocktape certified-FM1/kinesio taping

Located at 930 Cole Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, open Monday to Thursday 6-10:30am then 3-8pm and open Friday: 6-10:30am then 3-6:30pm and Saturday 9am-1pm.

Email [email protected] or call (415) 841-2721 anytime