Author archives: Dr. Daniel Rukeyser

Grant Maughan - Runners Getting Coffee

Grant Maughan sits down with Dan on Runners Getting Coffee. Grant Maughan is an Australian Professional Sea Captain who has summited over 14 “fourteeners” including Mount Everest in May of 2018.  He has completed Badwater 135, Moab 240, Iditarod 350 and Vol State 315, which he won in just over 94 hours.  He has qualified twice for the Boston Marathon, the first time on his first ever attempt at the Marathon […]

Runners Getting Coffee

Ultrarunners – Mike Peragine, Will Glover and Addie Green In our first episode of Runners Getting Coffee, we talk with three Treasure Coast Ultrarunners.  Mike Peragine and Will Glover, two weeks out from competing at Badwater 135 and Addie Green who will be Mike’s Crew Chief join me at Bunkhouse Coffee in Jensen Beach. This video joins the Runners Getting Coffee conversation about two minutes in as we had just a bit of […]

Auto Accident Injuries - Three Mistakes

Don’t Make These Three Mistakes After Auto Accident Injuries At Vital Wellness Center, we often treat patients who have been injured in an auto accident. Most of the time, auto accident injuries are minor and can be treated with a conservative course of therapy and patients are feeling back to normal after a short time. But sometimes these auto accident injuries can be more complicated and serious, even what seems […]

Dr. Brandon Levenick Joins Stuart and Fort Pierce Chiropractors

Vital Wellness Center is proud to have Dr. Brandon Levenick at our Stuart and Fort Pierce locations! Originally from Michigan, Dr. Brandon Levenick relocated to the Treasure Coast after graduating from Chiropractic school. Dr. Brandon Levenick brings his personal love and experience with golf to our Stuart and Fort Pierce patients.  As a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Chiropractor Dr. Brandon enjoys helping his patients with golf injuries as well […]


Is your bucket-list about to get serious? Ultrarunning comes of age. “It wasn’t long after doing my first few marathons that I began to wonder what it was like to go beyond.  Glutton for punishment?… Maybe.”  Addie Green, Treasure Coast Ultrarunner began to look beyond the traditional Marathon’s 26.2 miles in 2013, just before interest in ultrarunning began to boom. An “Ultra” as it is usually called is any running race […]

Prevent Running Injuries by Building Fitness

Fitness as injury-prevention… got another “thumbs up” earlier this year when a British Journal of Sports Medicine article reported on a study of elite athletes.  The Australian study concluded that a gradual and consistent training schedule protected against injury even when intensity and volume reached very high levels.  This supports the idea that “graded” increases in volume and intensity works to prevent running injuries.  “The appropriately graded prescription of high training […]

Crossfit Phenom

Crossfit Superstar Opens Up About Injury and Recovery. Talayna Fortunato has been an athlete since she could walk.  Gymnastics since the age of four, a scholarship to Southern Utah University  and then a stint on the track and field team in her final year, Talayna is no stranger to hard work and dedication.  Upon graduating from PT school and landing her first job, Talayna began a new adventure, adding Crossfit […]

What is a Physical Therapist?

And, how are they different from a Chiropractor? Both Physical Therapists and Chiropractors work within the health care system to help people recover from injury, reduce pain and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.  But Physical Therapists and Chiropractors are not the same.  So, what are the differences and how do you know where to go to get help? First, keep in mind that within both professions of Physical Therapy and […]

Sciatica Resolved!

Sciatica almost kept Steve out of the season… But after a few treatments at Vital Wellness Center his Sciatica is gone and he is back on the court! Stephen Lunsford has been a Nationally Ranked Top-Ten tennis player for the last eight years.  His 70 and over category is stacked with tough competition, but Steve is a perennial powerhouse and is currently ranked number seven in United States Singles.  So, […]

Run for the Nest

Treasure Coast Athletic Community Comes Together to Run for the Nest. When does a group of people become a community?  I think it’s when our similarities, common interests and goals join us together in times of need.  We’ve seen it after tragedy hit in Colorado and Boston and now the community of treasure coast endurance athletes is coming together once again to help two of our own and Run for […]