Dr. Benjamin Karpus
PT, DPT, CSMT, Cert. DN
Owner, Physical Therapist, Pilates Instructor
Benjamin was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He earned his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami and his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Georgia.
His path towards physical therapy started at an early age as he frequently found himself at several physical therapy clinics all throughout his high school wrestling career and college. Intrigued by the profession, Benjamin decided to devote his career to helping others and to move the profession forward.
He uses an integrated, evidenced based treatment approach inspired from multiple disciplines of rehabilitation around the world including: pilates, yoga, chiropractic, and thai massage. He believes that in order to achieve optimal results; it is vital to understand the cause of the problem, recognize and execute the most appropriate solutions from a multitude of disciplines.
He currently resides back in Atlanta, GA where he practices his integrated approach of both eastern and western medicine. His clientele ranges from students and desk workers to stunt performers, professional athletes, and actors.
Spinal Manual Therapy, Manual Concepts, Australia/Bali, Indonesia location
Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation Series, Polestar Pilates, Miami, FL
Certification in Dry Needling 1&2, Spinal Manipulation Institute, Atlanta, GA & Charlotte, NC
Basic Thai Massage, Sunshine Massage School, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Advanced Thai Massage in Sidelying Position, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Joint Harmonics and Manipulation, Sunshine Massage School, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Thai head/ neck massage, Loi Kroh Massage School, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Certified Pilates Teacher, Pilates Method Alliance
Hands Free Thai Massage 1&2, Thai Bodywork School of Thai Massage, Evanston, Illinois
Dr. Michael Maiorino
Doctor of Chiropractic
Michael Maiorino is originally from Brooklyn, NY. He went to school in Long Island and graduated from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, GA in 1999. After graduation, Dr. Maiorino moved back to Long Island and married his wife Kerry and had two children, Morgan and Andrew. Dr. Maiorino practiced chiropractic for 8 years in the New York Metropolitan area before moving back to Alpharetta in 2007. He now continues to practice in both New York and Alpharetta, GA while also working as an independent chiropractic examiner and expert witness for many of the top auto insurers and workers’ compensation companies.
Dr. Maiorino was drawn to chiropractic in his early twenties after a family member was injured. The treating chiropractor allowed Dr. Maiorino to shadow him for a few weeks during which time he saw firsthand the remarkable results patients were achieving. He then decided to become a patient. After feeling and seeing the great results chiropractic care accomplished, Dr. Maiorino joined the profession making chiropractic a career. Since then, Dr. Maiorino has worked with all demographics in collarboration with orthopedists, neurologists, physiatrists, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and massage therapist in many multidisciplinary settings.
Dr. Maiorino’s practice philosophy is to put the patients' needs and wants first, using an integrated approach. His goal is to get you pain free and functional in the shortest amount of time. Furthermore, Dr. Maiorino does not perform any unnecessary x-rays and he will not lock you into long treatment plans or multi month packages.
Dr. Af Shirinzadeh
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Af Shirinzadeh is a certified chiropractic extremity practitioner who uses chiropractic care and soft tissue techniques. He is committed to relieving your pain and making sure that you are functioning at your best. He will determine your deficiencies and assist you with your chronic condition.
Dr. Shirinzadeh has been practicing for the over 16 years, and is committed to helping all his patients obtain optimal wellness. He treats everyday individuals, athletes, young and old. He believes that your wellness is attainable. He can explain in detail how to help you relieve any discomfort you are experiencing and give you the tools to help yourself.
“Dr. Af” Shirinzadeh performs chiropractic treatments along with stretching and rehab exercise techniques to reduce and alleviate pain quickly. He evaluates you from the inside out.
Contact him today and to schedule an appointment to get relief and get on the path of wellness.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Joey obtained his Occupational Associates degree in Massage in Alabama. He has been practicing in the Atlanta area for 10 years and is proficient in Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Sports Massage as well as Lymphatic Drainage. He continuously pursues continued eduction to add to his strong foundation and custom tailors all his massages to fit the unique demands of his clients.
Foy C. Munlin Jr.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Foy graduated from Southern Methodist University with a dual degree in Kinesiology and history. He is certified in deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release , cranial sacral therapy, foot and hand reflexology , lomi lomi massage, and many more modalities. His experience as an athlete gives him an intimate knowledge of pain in body which allows him to empathize with his clients and help them with their own physical issues. His dedicated to helping you relieve the pain and stress that every day life brings.
Cara received her 600-hour comprehensive Pilates certification in 2006 through Physical Mind and began her instruction in a local physical therapy studio where she was privileged to work with many different body types with various conditions. She enjoys helping her clients achieve their physical goals whether they are moms, professional athletes, computer programmers, or casual fitness buffs. She is committed to working with each individual at their level and strives to improve their performance in whatever activities they are involved in.
This year Cara completed another Pilates certification through Balanced Body and is fully certified through this highly regarded company in the Pilates industry. She is also a member of the PMA (Pilates Method Alliance). Along with these certifications, Cara has also completed additional advanced Pilates courses that include Pilates for Golfers, Pilates for Osteoporosis, and Pilates for Muscular-Skeletal conditions. Cara is also a certified Gyrotonic instructor.
Outside the pilates studio, you can find Cara running in the park, at one of many local coffee shops, or out and about enjoying all of the things the city of Atlanta has to offer. Cara is an accomplished equestrian and used Pilates to maintain her fitness and keep her injury free. She is actively involved in various programs helping underprivileged children both here in the United States and in other countries as well.
Certified Pilates Trainer