Kimberly A. Davis, DC, ART
FOUNDER AND CEO
As evidenced by permanent sports-bra tan lines earned through tens of thousands of miles running, biking and paddling all over North America, Dr. Davis understands the unique challenges of endurance athletes. She also understands firsthand how frustrating it is to be sidelined from the sport you love without proper guidance on how to get back out there.
Working as part of sports medicine teams for over a decade, Dr. Davis has dedicated her career to the study of clinical biomechanics and helping runners get back on the trails, improve their performance and enjoy running again. Tired of hearing her patients say they had been told not to run or that “running is bad for your knees” without any discussion about biomechanics, she launched RunLab in 2014 as a running-centric healthcare facility built entirely by, and for, runners.
Dr Davis and her team treat runners of every shape, size and experience level from all over the United States and have worked with Olympic & Junior Olympic gold medalists, National Champions, Elite and professional runners and triathletes, and every type of recreational runner imaginable, including brand new runners and those with special needs such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, and a variety of movement disorders.
The RunLab team loves to tackle any and all running-related issues, from performance limiters and efficiency problems to complex or confusing injuries that have garnered the dreaded “you should just take up cycling” statement from the medical world. RunLab has grown to earn the trust of thousands of runners through performance-centric treatment plans, full body gait analysis, and a fantastic treatment team of specialists who are all dedicated runners.
Dr. Davis is a huge advocate of multi-disciplinary care and her team will work closely with a patient’s current physical therapist, medical doctor, or coach to collaborate on a care plan specific to the needs of the individual runner.
Dr. Davis graduated Cum Laude from the University of Western States in 2008. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in human biology and a doctorate in chiropractic, Dr. Davis has undergone extensive specialized training in running biomechanics, movement pattern analysis, return-to-sport protocols, clinical gait analysis, and Active Release Therapy. As part of the University of Western States Research Department, Dr. Davis worked for several years as a treating clinician and rehabilitation specialist for NIH funded low back pain research studies on both adolescents and adults and has co-authored several publications on musculoskeletal injuries in the pediatric population. She also travels around the United States teaching and lecturing on gait evaluation and clinical biomechanics and enjoys helping personal trainers, coaches, and healthcare practitioners understand how to effectively utilize gait evaluation as an assessment tool.
In her late 20s, Dr. Davis moved from downhill mountain biking, cyclocross and mountaineering into the endurance world, at which time an old knee injury began to plague her training. After being told she should stop running altogether by an orthopedist in her early-30’s (the impetus for starting RunLab), she promptly decided to increase her mileage, focus on her mechanics, fix her own knee, and prove a point.
Now, despite her hilariously bad swimming ability, she is a 4X Ironman and consistent podium finisher in triathlon and adventure racing. She runs 60-80 miles per week, ran her first 18:56 5K at 42 years old and has not had knee pain or any other running-related injury in almost 10 years. Her favorite races are 24-72 hour adventure races involving mountain biking, trail running, bushwhacking and kayaking, all based around navigation through the backcountry with map and compass (why yes, it IS the greatest sport in the history of ever). She is passionate about making RunLab a home for runners of every shape, size and experience level and currently sits on the board of The Arc as well as an advisory committee for building fitness programs for special needs populations. In 2017 Dr Davis and her team helped the first Down syndrome runner complete the Austin 1/2 marathon and have since launched Kayleigh’s Club, one of the only special-needs running teams in the country.
In 2014, Dr. Davis married serial entrepreneur and newly indoctrinated adventure racer Jonathan Davis, and has inherited three amazing children: Gigi, Cash and most recently, a fuzzy little Jabber-puppy-wocky named Chuck. She has never met a frozen margarita she wouldn’t drink and has a love-hate relationship with Ben & Jerry’s…meaning she loves Half-Baked and hates when there isn’t any in her freezer.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS
OFFICIAL NAVINET SECURITY OFFICER
Known for his charm and average looks, he is most recognized for his work at the Texas State Fair, placing top 10 in his age group at the slam dunk contest and landing a third-place finish at the pie eating contest, earning him the highly coveted title of Pie-Mageddon. On the track, Lucas is a five-time collegiate All-American (indoor and outdoor track & field), holds two high school state championships in the 800 meter, a top 3 finish at the Outdoor NAIA national championships, two USA Indoor Championship qualifications, multiple middle-distance records for the CMU Eagles, and a personal best of 1:48.43 in the 800 meter. Off the track, Lucas is an accomplished piano and trombone player, triathlete, adventure racer and accountant who enjoys spending his time reading about how to brew beer, stamping things with his newly acquired Notary Public stamp, and leading RunLab’s free Tuesday night meetup group: The Speedshop Mafia.
Art is an avid ultra runner, trail runner and adventure racer. He has completed and directed countless adventure races, trail races, ultra marathons and multi-day expedition races and considers his most challenging race to date to be Eco Primal Quest Lake Tahoe: a 500-mile, 10-day adventure race involving trail running, trekking, kayaking and mountain biking. Professionally, Art has managed multiple sports facilities and is currently the co-owner and race director of Too Cool Racing, LLC, which puts on local 2 to 36 hour adventure races. In his spare time, Art loves to camp with his wife Rhonda and trail run with his two daughters, Jillian and Olivia.
Scott Murphy Halasz, PT, DPT
DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
As a little kid, Dr. Halasz wanted to be a stunt man. After four years of swimming for Indiana, followed by Physical Therapy school at Virginia Commonwealth University, he landed his first physical therapy job by jumping onto a Swiss ball and simultaneously juggling. With his extensive knowledge of running and swimming biomechanics, he is a perfect addition to the RunLab team, where he is the current balance board record holder and inventor of tricks that involve kids, dogs, broomsticks, dental floss, and other household items. Unfortunately, perfecting his bag of tricks has meant testing his limits frequently, landing him an ER punch-card in his early days. Injuries to date include: stitches to the head, wrist, thumb, foot, and back, two broken ribs, wrist, ankle, talus, and two fingers; chipped teeth more than 10 times; multiple sprained ankles, both thumbs, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome, strained hamstrings, patellar tendinopathy, sprained MCL, and bilateral shoulder labral tears. Each injury has been a learning experience and a way to better understand his patients and how compensation patterns develop, making him one of the best physical therapists in Texas when it comes to treating athletes. Now, as a father of two, a 2000 and 2004 U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials participant, Ironman, NCAA All-American, swim coach and veteran physical therapist, he goes to the ER much less often. Dr. Halasz still competes in local triathlons, running races and can be found pushing a stroller around town, swimming at Deep Eddy, throwing a Frisbee at Zilker, Kitesurfing on Lake Belton, or perfecting his Kermit the Frog imitation.
William (Kris) Fridley, DC
DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC
Dr. Fridley received his doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic-Florida in Port Orange, FL. Prior to that he received his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University. During his time at Palmer, Dr. Fridley received extensive training in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, extremity adjusting, and Diversified spinal adjusting. Throughout his studies, Dr. Fridley developed an interest in treating patients with a biomechanical and musculoskeletal approach. Leading the school’s Sports Council allowed him to explore the world of sports chiropractic and realize his passion of working with athletes.
As a new resident of Austin, Dr. Fridley is excited to have made Austin home and enjoying the food it has to offer. He is looking forward to helping the Austin running and athletic community stay happy and healthy. As an all-season athlete himself, he understands the importance of helping people be as successful as they can be in the sport they love.
CLINICAL GAIT SPECIALIST
John graduated from Texas State University Magna Cum Lade with a Bachelors in Exercise Sport Science and a minor in how to be awesome. In addition to extensive work in clinical biomechanics and sports rehab, John has worked as part of large physical therapy and sports training facilities, in-patient care (ICU and PCU), physical therapy research, and out-patient orthopedic teams for over 5 years. John loves working with the pediatric running population and has donated extensive time to research projects surrounding motor learning, social skills, and cognitive retention in children with Autism. He works closely with UT’s Texas 4000 cycling team, helping to develop training and injury prevention plans for University of Texas students each year who ride bikes from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska while raising money for cancer research. John has an extensive competitive background in Tennis, Golf, Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Track with two district championships in both tennis and golf, and a regional championship in baseball to his name. He currently spends every spare moment on his mountain bike and hopes that RunLab will change the color of the racing kits soon to something not quite so…hot pink.
Brent Holloway, LMT
LEAD SPORTS MASSAGE AND MOBILITY THERAPIST
Brent has been a licensed massage therapist since 2007. He has extensive experience working with runners and is one of only 13 massage therapists in Austin to be licensed in musculoskeletal alignment techniques. Brent was recently named one of Austin’s best massage therapists in Austin Fit Magazine’s “The Best of 2018.” He is passionate about helping runners develop balance between strength and mobility and works closely with the rest of the RunLab team to help patients understand their own strengths and limiters related to range-of-motion and movement. Brent has been playing soccer, running, and swimming since age 6 and has worked with elite soccer players, swimmers, and runners for most of his career. He has spent extensive time working in chiropractic offices and sports medicine facilities and has focused his career on structural bodywork, postural analysis, and biomechanics as it related to range-of-of motion, hip and lower extremity alignment, and running-specific treatment. Outside of work, Brent loves spending time with his daughter, killing orcs, playing soccer, and trail running.
LaQuanda Cotten, LMT
SPORTS MASSAGE AND MOBILITY THERAPIST
LaQuanda is a 10-time All-American in both indoor and outdoor track & field, SEC indoor track team champion, Olympic Trials qualifier in the hammer throw, three-time state champion in high school discus and current 15 year record holder, Bull Gator Award recipient, two-time NJCAA champion in weight throw and discus, and four-time NJCAA team champion in both indoor and outdoor track. LaQuanda has practiced massage for over 10 years and specializes in deep tissue work, sports massage, and structural alignment techniques. She finally drank the Kool-Aid after her first year at RunLab and in addition to all of her throwing accolades, she will now secretly admit that she enjoys running and completed her first-ever running races in 2016. LaQuanda is known for her strong hands, her hard-candy shell (she dislikes puppies, hugs, and the outside) and for her unique ability to make her patients both laugh AND cry when she works on them.
Natalie Bellers, LMT
SPORTS MASSAGE AND MOBILITY THERAPIST
Natalie escaped a desk in the fall of 2010 to follow her calling toward massage and bodywork. She loves hiking, kayaking and prior to moving to Texas was the trainer and captain of her company team in the yearly American Lung Association’s Climb Detroit: a brutal race up 70 flights of stairs. She finally escaped the cubicle-life by moving to Austin and graduating from Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in 2012. Soon after graduating, she became a Certified Cupping Therapist, and has focused her practice on deep tissue work, along with therapeutic and structural bodywork techniques. She’s big on eating her vegetables, getting outside, traveling, and being that person singing your guilty-pleasure Disney song at karaoke. She has always been active but is a recent-onset runner and wonders when that elusive “runners-high” will start kicking in. Natalie has been called a ‘Cupping Ninja,’ and she sincerely cares about the health and progress of each of her clients.
Lauren Howell, LMT
SPORTS MASSAGE AND MOBILITY THERAPIST
Lauren has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where she remains the most decorated rowing athlete in the school’s history, including a podium finish at one of the largest regattas in the United States. After graduation, Lauren worked at a Spinal Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy Clinic specializing in ballet, which is where she found her passion for treating athletes. She took up running after college and realized she had a talent for distance and is just crazy enough to love the marathon, posting a recent PR of 3:15 and snagging her first Boston Qualifier. She was able to train and race with a development program for post-collegiate runners in Birmingham called the Cahaba Distance Project and considers the guidance she received and friendships she built during these early running days to be a valuable foundation to her running life. In 2017 she moved back to Texas to attend the Lauterstein-Conway Massage School with a goal of helping other runners experience the same joy for the sport that she has, and is beyond excited to have landed at RunLab! In her free time she enjoys anything involving coffee, eating an entire pizza by herself, running on the Town Lake Trail, and playing with her bobtail cat.
Adam Prather, LMT
SPORTS MASSAGE AND MOBILITY THERAPIST
Adam cannot do things halfway. Immediately after graduating high school he jumped in the back of an ambulance and began serving his community as an Emergency Medical Technician. Being an EMT provided lots of valuable medical knowledge, which he carried over to the massage world after graduating from Lauterstein-Conway in 2017. He then took an internship at Atlas Physical Therapy in Austin to learn more body alignment, biomechanics and corrective exercise. Adam has worked in sports medicine since the time he graduated, and has worked with elite athletes from all sports. He is committed to his athletes and works tirelessly to help them understand the movement patterns that contribute to their injury. As a runner himself, Adam is extremely excited to be a part of the RunLab team and work with athletes that share his passion. In his free time, Adam enjoys buying Altra running shoes, eating an entire box of donuts after a long run, and telling people what he learned on the most recent podcast he listened to.
Chris Hartwell, LMT
SPORTS MASSAGE AND MOBILITY THERAPIST
Chris has been an athlete all his life. He grew up playing baseball, basketball and football and has logged countless hours practicing Olympic, Kettlebell and Power lifts since then. His passion to be better fuels his desire to continually educate himself, and his ever-growing certifications include CrossFit Level II, CrossFit Kettlebell Level II, CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit Mobility, CrossFit Nutrition, Free Style Gymnastics, and Functional Movement Screen I and II. When not coaching you can usually find Chris out running and playing in the spring with his dog, King. Or grilling and enjoying a good beer, trying new experiences, and reading to raise his game as a coach, trainer and healer. Chris is a recent graduate from The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and Clinic. Adding to his newest role as a massage therapist at RunLab. Learning to incorporate and provide all aspects of massage therapy for his clients. Just another reason to work with one of Austin’s premier Strength and Conditioning coaches!
MARKETING AND EVENTS COORDINATOR
Hannah is our go-to person for all things event, marketing, and community partnership related! She considers herself an Austinite with a Cornhusker heart! Hannah grew up in Lincoln, NE and graduated from the University of Nebraska. After moving to Austin she quickly fell in love with the running community and completed her first marathon in the 2008-2009 Austin Distance Challenge. Since then she has run 11 marathons and plans to complete the 6 races part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors. Only 3 marathons to go with Berlin up next! Hannah has recently dabbled into the triathlon world and is a 2X Ironman 70.3 and 1X Ironman finisher.
Hi, I’m Sydne. I’m 21 years old and when I’m not working at RunLab I’m probably studying to finish up my degree at UT. I study Corporate Communication with a minor in business. Hook ‘Em. I used to run track, the 400 hurdles and the 800, but decided to forgo my last semester of eligibility because I’m graduating a semester early. Since I’ve run track all my life I don’t really have that many hobbies, unless you count eating at Whataburger and binge watching Arrested Development on Netflix. I’m excited to be a part of the RunLab team and can’t wait to get to know everyone!
Lauren joined the RunLab family as a patient following injuries during marathon training in 2018 and, committed to increasing the number of Laurens (or Lorins) working at RunLab, she jumped at the opportunity to take over as Saturday-Front-Desk Lauren. Lauren graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology and earned a Master’s of Science in Aquatic Biology from Texas State University. She graduated from the University of Texas School of Law and when she’s not at RunLab she works as a public-interest environmental attorney. During her free time, Lauren works extensively with several animal welfare nonprofits and loves to trail run, camp, and backpack with her dogs, Ranger and Daffodil.
CLINICAL REHAB TECHNICIAN
Aaron graduated in May, 2018, with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, where she also played soccer for two years and ran track and cross country for a year. Aaron has always been a multi-sport athlete. In high school she competed in Crossfit, soccer, cross country and track. Aaron has been accepted into The University of Texas for Spring 2019 for a Masters in Rehabilitation and Motion Science. Her hobbies include biking and hanging out at the dog park with her fluffy corgi pup. You can often find her at a happy hour or at brunch on the weekends.
CLINICAL REHAB TECHNICIAN
Daniel is currently in pursuit of his bachelor’s in athletic training at the University of Texas at Austin. Through his major he has had extensive rehab experience working with collegiate athletes at UT and St. Edwards in Swimming, Track, Cross Country, Tennis, Football, and Soccer. Prior to attending UT Daniel was a Navy Deep Sea Diver for nearly seven years, during which time he was stationed in Hawaii and Japan. While in the military he competed in open-water swim competitions, marathons, triathlons, and trail races. Growing up Daniel was a swimmer who has nine years of competitive experience. He also coached swimmers for three years who ranged in age from six to eighteen years old. In his spare time Daniel enjoys running, hiking, training with kettlebells, walking with his dog Arnie, and cooking delicious meals for his wife.
CLINICAL REHAB TECHNICIAN
Mitchell grew up in Dallas Texas. He majored in biology at the University of Arkansas. Growing up he spent most of his time outside, riding bikes, swimming and just being in the sun. In high school he played football, ran track and cross country. After taking a few years off from running he recently took running to a competitive level. Mitch has been busy on the roads the last 6 months. He competed on the RunLab elite team in the Hood to Coast Relay where they placed 3rd over all out of 1,050 teams. He also just set a new PR in the Run For The Water 10 miler of 55:30, good for 5th place, and most recently ran his 1st marathon finishing with a flying time of 2:36:08! In his spare time you can find him on the green belt with his white lab Jonnie or out on the streets at 5:30 every morning training for his next race.
CLINICAL REHAB TECHNICIAN
Born and raised in the beautiful Texas hill country. Michael quickly stood out in academics and sports at a young age. By the age of 10, he was a published poet and the school and district record holder for “most picked last” in sports. In young adulthood, he was the singer in a band whose career was so short, not even the most well-listened hipster ever heard their music. After leaving behind the fast-paced rockstar life of excess, Michael discovered his true passion for helping people through fitness. He became a certified trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine which opened him up to the world of optimum performance training. Michael now dabbles in many sports and outdoor activities. If it involves moving and challenging your mind and body, Michael wants to do it! Notable accomplishments are that he once won the Tour-de-France. You didn’t hear about it because he was disqualified for riding a unicycle. He can speak Russian.. in French. And he often visits Spain to chase the bulls.
CLINICAL REHAB TECHNICIAN
I was raised in Manhattan, Kansas as an avid Kansas State Wildcat football fan. I fell in love with running at 10 years old when I signed up for my first road race. It was a 2-mile road race on St. Patty’s day, I won my age group and after that I was hooked on running. I relocated to Texas at the age of 12 and was lucky enough to be a part of a great cross-country program at Boerne High School. I was a part of two team cross country state titles and in my final year my team won the national championship. This experience fostered my love for running and gave me the opportunity to compete at the college level. I attended Stephen F. Austin State University on a track scholarship and majored in Kinesiology. Each summer I work with high school kids as a running camp counselor because I’m passionate about giving back to the youth and using the sport of running as a catalyst to develop character and a healthy lifestyle. I consider myself a running nerd and love reading about the science and history of the sport. These days I still run and compete at the highest level that I can with the goal of qualifying for the US Olympic Trials in 2020. If I’m not running then I’m probably watching MMA and or listening to Hip Hop.
William Moore, DC
Dr. Moore is a 2014 graduate of the University of Western States in Portland, OR where he earned both Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science degrees concurrently. Upon graduation, he entered a one year fellowship program in sports medicine to gain further experience and better his skills with sports related injuries. During his time in the fellowship, Dr. Moore served as the team chiropractor for the Portland Stags professional ultimate frisbee team and the Oregon City Mud Turtles professional baseball team. He has acted as medical director for numerous individual sporting events including the PAC crest sports weekend festival, Race the Inferno obstacle run, and Race the Freeze obstacle run. He has acted as a medical supervisor at the Canby Rodeo, Seaside beach volleyball tournament, Blue Lake triathlon, and others. Dr. Moore has achieved post-graduate certifications in Webster technique, which specializes in working with expecting mothers, FAKTR soft tissue protocol, and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician by the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians. During his leisure time, Dr. Moore enjoys spending time with his wife and young son, hiking, and playing soccer.
MEDICAL BIKE FIT SPECIALIST
David is the co-owner of two well-respected bike shops in the Austin area, Tsunami Cycles and Buda Bike Co. David’s love for cycling started as a young adult and led to a spot on the South West Texas Triathlon Team throughout college. After graduation he pursued a career in the tech industry, but ultimately decided that computers were a silly fad that probably wouldn’t take off. Driven by his passion for cycling, he purchased the bike shop where he honed his skills as a kid. He has worked on his fitting process and biomechanics knowledge for more than 15 years and has been honored to work as Tech Support for Team USA Duathlon Worlds, Team RWB and Shimano Cycling. He is a USAC Licensed Mechanic trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.