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PowHer Staff

Andre Clarke 

Chiropractic Assistant Trainee

Andre Clarke was born in Clarendon, Jamaica with Track and Field being one of his earliest passions. Right out of high school, Andre had already competed internationally, at large-scale Track & Field competitions such as, the NACAC (North American, Central American and Caribbean) Under-23 Championships. He also went pro at the age of 19, training alongside some of Jamaica’s finest track-stars, like Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, and Warren Weir, where they were all trained under revered Track & Field coach, Mr. Glen Mills. In some of his most recent accomplishments, Andre Clarke competed at the XXI Commonwealth Games, which were held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia in 2018. There, he qualified for the finals in the 400m Hurdles event, placing 7th overall. To finish off his 2018 season, Clarke ranked 7th in the world in the 400m hurdles, with a personal best time of 48.29 sec. 

 

2019 happened to be one of Andre Clarke’s most challenging seasons in the sport, as he suffered a quadricep injury. It was through this injury that he was introduced to PowHer Chiropractic & Wellness Center, where he received several rehab treatments from Dr. Cheryl Lee-Pow. He was able to finish off his 2019 season ranking 7th at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) National Senior Championships, better known as the “Jamaica Trials”. However, he looks forward to attaining greater victories in the upcoming seasons.

 

 

Aside from Track & Field, Andre Clarke attended G.C Foster College of Physical Education & Sport, located in Spanish Town, Jamaica, where he received his certificate in Sports Massage Therapy, in 2016. Currently, he is training to become a Chiropractic Assistant. He mainly assists in guiding patients through proper core training, strength-based conditioning, stretches, and other basic fitness. Clarke aspires to continue his education and training in physical therapy, as well as becoming one of Track & Field’s best hurdlers.

 

Yan Guo

 L.Ac., D.O.M., M.Ac., M.s Acupuncturist

Acupuncture provides a natural, safe, and holistic treatment that can support one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual state of being. The main working mechanisms include unblocking the channels and regulating Qi-Blood between the muscles, bones, and blood vessels. According to the Systematic Classic of Acupuncture & Moxibustion (written before 200 AD), it said “是動則病” “where there is a disrupted movement in the channel, there is a disease.” Needling acupuncture points on channels can facilitate normal physiology. Another fundamental principle of acupuncture is working on subtle energy, which facilitates our body’s functions, such as hormones and neurotransmitters. Acupuncture is an integration of Body and Mind therapy.

As the third-generation Chinese Medicine practitioner trained in Modern Five Element Acupuncture, Sports Acupuncture (Master Tung's System), Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine, Dr. Yan Guo always combine the ancient Chinese medicine philosophy with new Acupuncture skills. Yan received Master of Science in Chemical and Materials Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and Doctor of Oriental Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Dr. Yan Guo evaluates patients thoroughly, and designs customized treatment plans for patients to achieve optimal healthy living. She addresses not only physical ailments, but also supports emotional state for each individual and help them reduce stress. Dr. Yan Guo has a genuine passion for helping others, and she runs a bi-weekly charity acupuncture clinic at a local temple to serve the immigrants and underprivileged population. She is a Buddhist practitioner who regularly attends to meditation retreats.

Specialties: Acute or Chronic Pains, Fatigue, Digestion issues, Sleep disorders, Post-operative or Cancer-related symptoms, Women's health, Skin problems, Weak immune systems, Allergies, and Mental health.

Accepts Insurance: Aetna, CareFirst, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, United HealthCare, American Specialty Health.

“I relate well to Peter Pan - I will never grow up - acting young is the secret to staying young!”

Sue Phillips

Massage Therapist

NeuroKinetic Therapy Practitioner

“I specialize in finding the source of your pain and helping you to heal yourself.”  

 

Sue was born in Connecticut but has been a resident of the DC area for over 30 years.  She earned a BA at Bucknell University.

 

Sue found her calling in healing later in life.  She was a professional photographer for over 20 years as well as a fitness instructor.  Sue said “the day that I was introduced to Neurokinetic Therapy® was the day that I changed careers.”  Sue is a Licensed Massage Therapist and has completed two of the three levels of training in Neurokinetic Therapy®.  “I love both modalities of bodywork and find that they fit together beautifully in practice.”

 

Sue is married and has four children ranging in age from 29 - 14.  She is a renaissance woman - she still loves photography and works taking photos at amateur athletic events.  Sue makes jewelry, sews, makes awesome Halloween costumes, creates mosaics, and makes sculptures from recycled "junk".  Art is very important to her.  Sue teaches fitness classes, rock climbs and does obstacle course racing. To date Sue has completed seven Tough Mudders as well as numerous other “brands” of races.  

 

“I relate well to Peter Pan - I will never grow up - acting young is the secret to staying young!”

Kevin Johnson 

Massage Therapist

Kevin Johnson is a Licensed Massage Therapist as well as a Personal Trainer with a focus and experience in corrective exercise to combat musculoskeletal and joint issues and conditions. He evaluates alignment, mobility, muscular imbalances, and muscle firing patterns to develop an approach by determining what areas need the most focus. He calls upon various massage techniques but excels at using a technical, results based approach while still involving a calming, relaxed flow when preferred.

Anna Shariat 

Running Coach & Health Coach

Working with people to help them achieve a healthy and balanced life is truly Anna's passion!  Anna is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, RRCA and USATF Level 1 Certified Run Coach and a Lululemon Ambassador.  She is also a 11x marathon finisher, including 4 Boston marathons, NYC, and Chicago, and is consistently ranked in the top 5% of overall woman. 

 

Anna's goal is to educate, support and empower everyone she works with. She will provide all the motivation and information you need to create a wellness plan that works for your lifestyle.  Anna is committed to helping people realize their own potential and achieve vibrant health.  Anna takes an integrative approach to wellness, with a comprehensive focus on nutrition, fitness, natural ways to relieve stress, and customized programs to support optimal health and well-being.  

 

For athletes, Anna's philosophy is to ensure her clients achieve their goals by developing training programs unique to the clients current fitness level to reach optimal results, eliminating setbacks or injury, while enjoying the process and having FUN!

Dan Bradley

Massage Therapist

Dan Bradley, LMT, ART, FST 1, CKTP, FMT

 

        Dan is a 2003 graduate the Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI) and a life resident of D.C. He takes a clinical approach towards Massage Therapy and loves working with physically active people from weekend worriers to elite athletes.   His love of running, track and field, in particular has led him to work at the 2009 U.S.  Championships of Track and Field, 2012 Olympic Track and Field Trials, 2016 U.S. Track and Field Trials.  He was also a volunteer Massage Therapist for the sprinters at Georgetown  University. Dan's philosophy: “I want you feeling better when you walk out than when you came in.”

Carmen Lee Pow

Public Relations Officer

Carmen Lee-Pow is a keynote, inspirational and motivational speaker in the Delmarva Peninsula. She has presented professional communication workshops to executive management – corporations, private, public and government, for-profit and nonprofit organizations such as: Delaware Technical 

College, Public Allies, AmeriCorps of Delaware, New York Chiropractic College, Chamber of Commerce, AstraZeneca-Women in Research & Development, just to name a few. She is a member of Toastmasters International, a worldwide Communication and Leadership organization and holds the highest Toastmasters certification, that of Distinguished Toastmaster. She is also the recipient of Toastmasters highest honor “A Presidential Citation.” She is a Past District Governor, and received several awards for Excellence in Leadership; Education and Training and Marketing. She has had a successful career as the Senior International Life Insurance Underwriter and Trainer with American Life Insurance Company, (ALICO/AIG) during a career spanning 33 years. She is currently the President of Motivated Communicators, which presents workshops on Overcoming and Changing Communication Challenges.

She is the past President of the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Association of Delaware (TTCAD) – a non-profit organization which provides scholarships to children of Caribbean parentage; a board member of the Delaware Nature Society – an organization that promotes education and conservation of the environment, and a member and mentor for various Toastmasters clubs in Delaware.

Barbara Feliu RN

Front Desk

You will find Barbara Feliu in the afternoons at the front desk or dancing around the office. She was born in Zimbabwe and moved to South Africa as a teenager. 

She nursed at Greys Hospital in  Pietermaritzburg and considers herself a Grey’s Lady.  She specializes in Nursing Education and taught at the “Natal College of Nursing” for many years. She became South Africa’s first Wound Care Specialist based at Addington Hospital,  writing articles for the South African Nursing Journal and organizing and participating in numerous wound symposiums around the country. She came to the states in the 1990’s to complete a Masters in Applied Psychology and in her second year she met  and married the love of her life and they have one beautiful daughter. 

Barbara has since retired from nursing. She just laughs when you mention it because she says it was all so long ago.

Janet Zwick 

Front Desk

 Janet Zwick,  a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park, recently joined the team at Pow-Her. Janet began her career as a Home Economics teacher at Rockville High School. After the birth of her first child, Janet retired from teaching to stay at home with her children. She has had a wide variety of leadership roles in customer service.  In 2003, Janet and her husband opened Terrapin Station Winery on her family farm in Northeastern Maryland. Janet lead the tasting room and store sales, and successfully handled a diverse range of customers from all over the USA. She was able to represent her winery by providing a satisfying and enjoyable experience. After almost 12 years of festivals, wine tastings, harvests, and seemingly endless pruning, the winery was closed and the farm was sold. She embarked on a short period in retail, but her outgoing personality and her love for customer service, coupled with great communication skills, Janet is excited with her new challenge as a member of the Pow-Her team. Welcome Janet!