Doctors at Vital Wellness Center

Meet the Doctors of Vital Wellness Centers

Dr. Daniel A. Rukeyser

Dr. Daniel A. Rukeyser is a Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Dan finishes Ironman Miami 70.3

Dr. Daniel A. Rukeyser is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Founder and President of Vital Wellness Centers in Stuart and Fort Pierce, Florida. As one of the Doctors in Stuart and Fort Pierce he uses his experience in Functional Movement Systems, and Active Release Techniques to treat his patients which include elite and professional athletes in triathlon, tennis and running. He is the Medical Director for the Marathon of the Treasure Coast and an instructor for Active Release Techniques. Sometimes called The Ironman Doctor, he is sought out by elite amateur and professional triathletes at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and other regional events. While not working, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and son and training for Triathlon.  He is currently training for Ironman Lake Placid and Ironman Florida.

Dr. Rukeyser sees patients at Vital Wellness Center in Stuart and Fort Pierce, Florida.


Dr. Kurt D. Barnhill

Dr. Kurt Barnhill - Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Kurt finishing local triathlon


Dr. Kurt Barnhill is a graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida Campus (Doctor of Chiropractic) in 2014 where he was student council representative, campus guide officer, Palmer Sports Council officer and the founder of the palmer Endurance Club. He was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Barnhill graduated magna cum laude from The University of North Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science. He thoroughly enjoyed learning about the importance of exercise and how it affects the body in many different ways. Throughout his school work, Dr. Barnhill became certified in Graston Technique, Kinesio Taping, Activator, Sacral Occipital Technique and ART (Active Release Technique). Dr. Barnhill enjoys practicing ART technique the most. He is pursuing multiple advanced certifications to specialize in this field of chiropractic. Dr. Barnhill enjoys working with athletes and assisting them to conquer new goals and accomplishments while avoiding injury. Dr. Barnhill enjoys triathlons, surfing, kite-boarding, meeting new people, furthering his education and traveling the world.

Dr. Barnhill sees patients in Stuart and Fort Pierce, Florida.

Dr. Brandon Levenick

Dr. Brandon Levenick

Dr. Brandon Levenick tees off.

Dr. Brandon Levenick is a Doctor of Chiropractic who graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida Campus in 2016. Dr. Brandon found his passion for the Chiropractic profession where he grew up in his small hometown of Holly, Michigan. He graduated with honors from The University of Michigan in 2013 where he obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. During his time at Palmer Chiropractic College, he Co-founded the Palmer Student Business Club, competed in the National Chiropractic Games, and pursued an advancement of his chiropractic knowledge in Kinesio-Taping, Graston Technique, Activator Technique, Functional Neurology, and Chiropractic Biophysics. While he enjoys improving the musculoskeletal and neurological health of everyone, Dr. Levenick now strives to use ART (Active Release Technique) and TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) certifications to provide tailored Chiropractic care for golfers.