Michael Hatrak is affectionately known in the circles of professional athletes as a “Miracle Man”, “a Genius” for the results he has been able to deliver in the area of sports injury treatment and prevention.
A man passionate about eliminating chronic bio-mechanical injuries, Michael Hatrak has been in practice for over 35 years specializing in sports medicine and performance. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic in 1976 from New York Chiropractic College (Columbia Division). In 1979, he was a professor at Pennsylvania Chiropractic College while maintaining a private practice in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
After years of research Michael Hatrak came to the realization that Chiropractic care alone wasn’t enough to deliver the corrective care needed for professional athletes and the large increase of the “weekend warrior” crowd. Realizing there was a missing piece to the methods of treatments, Michael Hatrak discovered a man by the name of John Patterson, an extraordinary individual with an uncanny ability to see interrelationships within the body’s bio-mechanical structure. Mr. Patterson shared his passion for finding the missing link. Michael Hatrak studied with him, learning the guiding principles of his technology and later they joined together to call this unique system SRT (Synergy Release Therapy).
Michael Hatrak owes his success to his friend and mentor, John Patterson who is the founding developer of this unique, one of a kind therapy that allows athletes to perform at their optimal level.
In the last 20 years the SRT team of doctors and practitioners have worked with over 400 NFL players from over 27 teams as well and pro athletes from all sports, keeping them at the top of their game.
Andrew Potter D.C.
Andrew Potter is a highly qualified chiropractor who holds a degree from Life University. He has dedicated his future to serving others by providing the best care possible to all patients from every walk of life.
Andrew Potter is no stranger to the concept of the need for physical medicine. His interest in the healing power of the body began when he was the captain of both the basketball and baseball team at his high school in South Florida. Andrew saw the need for preventative as well as post injury medical care as an athlete and during training camp in both sports for 4 years at the University of Miami. His abilities allowed him an amazing opportunity to work on the elite athletes of the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, and PGA since 2009.
Andrew Potter is passionate about the Synergy Release Sports (SRT) and its powerful ability to heal the human body. Having seen and practiced many other techniques, the SRT is unparalleled and by far the best at treating biochemical dysfunctions. Everyone from newborns to the weekend warrior to the professional athlete can benefit from being treated with the healing power of SRT. It is my goal to educate and give everyone the opportunity to benefit and experience the amazing potential of SRT.
On a personal note, Dr. Potter is also a US Coast Guard Certified Merchant Marine Officer who worked as an airboat captain in Southwest Florida during his college years. He enjoys boating, fishing, hunting, and any type of water sports. In his off time, he volunteers at Browns Bridge Community Church where he has been a high school small group leader since 2010. Andrew Potter is very familiar and enjoys time with family and friends. It is his privilege to use his diverse background, strong work ethic, and sincere concern for others to actively assist those in need of chiropractic care with the healing power of Synergy Release Technique.
Dr. Eric Merritt
Dr. Eric Merritt was born and raised in Kersey, Pennsylvania, a small town nestled in Elk County. Dr. Merritt graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from The Pennsylvania State University. At Penn State, he was involved in research examining golf swing biomechanics. Dr. Merritt also performed research at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill during his undergraduate years. Dr. Merritt then moved to Athens, GA where he received his Master of Science degree in Biomechanics from The University of Georgia. While at UGA, Dr. Merritt specialized in research pertaining to sport related concussion.
Dr. Merritt went on to graduate summa cum laude from Life University’s Doctor of Chiropractic program in 2019. During his time at Life University, he was a member of the Research Track curriculum and was an inductee into the Pi Tau Delta International Chiropractic Honor Society. While at Life, he focused on musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, and he became Active Release Techniques – Full Body Certified during that time. Dr. Merritt also holds the distinction of being the first chiropractor in the state of Georgia certified in Personalized Blood Flow Restriction training.
In his spare time, Dr. Merritt enjoys spending time outdoors and hiking, fishing, and playing sports with his wife, two sons, and two dogs.
Cheryl Allison has been practicing massage since the spring of 2000 where she graduated from The Atlanta School of Massage Clinical program. Currently she is finishing her certification as an Orthopedic Massage Practitioner. Prior to becoming a massage therapist she graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology, working in cardiac rehab for several years. Her work experience includes PT technician and Emory Spine Center, Cardiac rehab specialist at The Fuqua Heart Center, currently contracted with the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Hawks as one of their massage therapists.
Having spent most of her life in Colorado, she is enjoying living in Atlanta with her husband and three young boys. When she isn’t engaged in working or parenting she enjoys running, hiking, biking, swimming and cooking.
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Trey Tucker is a 2007 graduate of ASHA (Academy of Somatic Healing Arts) where he received certifications in Swedish, Clinical Sports, and Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT). In addition to his massage therapy training, Trey is also a 2006 graduate of Auburn University where he earned a B.S. in Exercise Science. While at Auburn, he was a student assistant athletic trainer working primarily with the track and field team.
After many years working in physical therapy offices and 4 years of teaching clinical sports massage at a local massage school, Trey joined the Synergy Release Sport team in 2014.
He was instantly drawn to the collaborative efforts of both doctors and therapist to achieve the common goal of superior patient care. It wasn’t long before he realized that Synergy was a place where he could grow and help others as a part of an amazing team of healthcare providers.
Though not a native Georgian, Trey has truly found a home in Atlanta and loves everything the city has to offer. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, cooking, finding new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.
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Brennan is an NASM certified personal trainer, whose focus is on using corrective exercise to maintain balance and healthy living. His competitive nature and desire to help people keeps him constantly learning and growing. He has studied NKT (NeuroKinetic Therapy) and also is certified in Kinesio Taping. He is currently a student at Georgia Massage School and looks forward to utilizing a new set of skills at synergy.
Brennan grew up in Huntsville Alabama and went to Covenant Christian Academy before attending Life University in Tennessee. He moved to GA in 2012 and started his career at Synergy at that time. In his spare time Brennan likes to spend time with his wife and two kids.
Michael Hatrak is the CEO and part owner of Synergy Release Sports LLC. With more than 15 years of experience working with Synergy Release Sports, Michael works to try to create the most comprehensive and effective wellness clinic around. Michael is committed to making sure Synergy has the latest technology and tools to help patients prevent injuries, improve performance and recover more quickly should an injury occur. He is in charge of all operations of the office including personnel, accounting, marketing, and communications. His role also aids in keeping the facility up to date and researching new equipment for the office. He also has trained in frequency specific micro current and class IV therapeutic laser treatment therapy and has traveled with NFL teams doing therapy. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Lee University in Tennessee and has held positions at Wells Fargo Financial and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee before his career at Synergy.
Michael is the proud father of three children and the husband of Jaclyn. He enjoys spending time with his family, working out, fishing, and playing sports. He also serves as a small group leader at Woodstock City Church in the youth group.
Ashlee is a native Floridian who moved to Atlanta in 1996. In 2000 she moved to Alpharetta where she still calls home today with her twins and 2 mutts.
After many years in the field of education she is excited to return to her management roots as the office manager at Synergy Release Sports. The first day she walked through the door she knew this was where she wanted to be, she is especially looking forward to getting to know all of the patients and their families.
Ashlee is an avid runner and active member of Alpharetta First United Methodist Church. When she has any free time it is spent on the salt waters of Florida replenishing her soul with a fishing pole.
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Kristy grew up in Lawrenceville, Ga and graduated from Collins Hill High school. Growing up Kristy was highly involved in gymnastics, swimming, and soccer. She later attended Piedmont College for a degree in Early Childhood Education. Before coming to work for synergy she was a pharmacy technician.
When Kristy is not at Synergy she loves being involved with her three kids and their sports.
Isabel is originally from Maracaibo,Venezuela. She moved to Atlanta, GA along with her family in search of a better future. Growing up, she always felt passionate about medicine. However, not until recently did she discover that her true plan is to pour her heart and mind into physical therapy, where she hopes to create memorable relationships and experiences with her future patients. She currently attends Georgia Gwinnett College and will be graduating with a degree in Clinical Exercise Science in 2018. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Isabel loves to spend time with friends and family, working out, and helping others in any way she can.
Kyle is a native of Alpharetta, attending South Forsyth High school. He attended the United States Air Force Academy for three years and played football there. He has hopes of continuing his education at Georgia Tech where he plans on studying Economics and International affairs. Upon graduation Kyle has plans to travel the world and to broaden his horizons while simultaneously gaining experience for a future career in Consulting