Greater Houston Area
Mark C. Yezak, B.S., D.C.
Chiropractic Director, Chief-of-Staff
Dr. Yezak established Houston Spine and Rehabilitation Centers in 1996 pioneering a multidisciplinary clinic specializing in treatment for acute and chronic pain. He has over 17 years of experience treating patients with chiropractic and rehabilitation. Dr. Yezak was named as one of Houston’s Top Docs by H Texas Magazine in 2005, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014. He is consistently ranked among the top ten chiropractors in the Houston area. His extensive educational background includes a Pre-Medicine program at Sam Houston State University as well as his Doctorate of Chiropractic and Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Texas Chiropractic College. He had the opportunity to further his education and participated in training with the Diplomat of Chiropractic Orthopedics at the Texas Back Institute (TBI). Dr. Yezak offers significant expertise in diagnosing the source of pain, explaining options and managing care. He has proven success in alleviating or significantly reducing various types of pain. He is proficient in collaborating with multidisciplinary professionals to assure a thorough diagnosis and an effective treatment plan for broad-based patient care. He is the forerunner of a leading edge clinic.
“Fountain of Youth for the Lower Back.”. By Dr. Mark Yezak, Dynamic Chiropractor, 7 October, 2008: Volume 26 Issue 21
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Scott G. Neuburger, B.S., D.C.
Dr. Scott Neuburger is a partner of The Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers. Dr. Neuburger is a 1995 Graduate of Texas Chiropractic College where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree as well as his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. Dr. Neuburger is also a graduate of Sam Houston State University where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration. He has completed over 175 hours of post-graduate training at the Texas Back Institute towards his Diplomate in Chiropractic Orthopedics. Dr. Neuburger has an extensive background and training in Texas Workers Compensation Laws and is an expert in industrial related injuries. In 2003, Dr. Neuburger became certified for the approved doctors list and completed an Impairment Rating course. Dr. Neuburger resides in the Houston area with his wife, Missy, and his three beautiful daughters. As director of the Downtown Houston location Dr. Neuburger prides himself in giving his patients the same care and attention he provides his family.
Reid Amedee, D.C.
Dr. Reid Amedee earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College, graduating as Valedictorian in 2010. He was born and raised in Houma, Louisiana and received his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science from Nicholls State University. After graduating from TCC, he returned home and began working at St. Joseph Medical Clinic in Vacherie, LA where he gained valuable experience working in a multi-disciplinary clinic. Prior to joining the team at HSRC, Dr. Amedee also had the privilege of working with Dr. Mike Flynn, former President of the World Federation of Chiropractic, in his hometown of Houma. Working with athletes has always been a passion for Dr. Amedee, and during his time in Louisiana, he spent time working at his Alma Mater (Vandebilt Catholic High School) with the Boys’ and Girls’ soccer and track teams. His post-graduate studies include Graston Technique™, Kinesio Taping™, Myofascial Release, and Activator Techniques.
Shanna Lee, D.C.
Dr. Shanna Lee was born and raised in Ormond Beach, Florida. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Stetson University in Deland. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. During her time at Palmer she trained in several techniques and treatments including Diversified, Flexion-Distraction therapy and Decompression therapy. She often uses soft tissue techniques in correlation with adjustments to help the patient quickly feel their best. She considers herself privileged to work in a facility where her patients can use physical therapy and pain management when necessary, in conjunction with chiropractic. Dr. Lee loves working with patients of all ages and will be happy to help you and your family.
Joshua Akerman, D.C.
Dr. Joshua Akerman was born and raised in Houston Texas. He was involved in and excelled in many sports growing up including football, soccer and track. He eventually accepted a soccer scholarship to the University of Tampa, the defending national champion. He later went on after undergraduate studies to Texas Chiropractic College, where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2010. Prior to working at HSRC he was selected by Dr. Tim Lee, Olympic training staff doctor, to work with the athletes at the Rice University. He was also privileged to be able to complete a year of residency under Dr. Mark Yezak, where he learned invaluable knowledge of the most current and leading edge spine treatments. Dr. Akerman has also completed post graduate education in and has certification as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician C.C.S.P. His post-graduate studies include Graston Technique™, Kinesio Taping™, Myofascial Release, and Active Release Technique (ART).
Jason B Schell, B.S., D.C.
Dr. Schell is a graduate of the Texas Chiropractic College and attended Texas A&M University for pre-med studies. While at Texas A&M, he was involved in a traumatic athletic accident, which left him with a broken leg and serious damage to his knee. He was referred to a Chiropractor by his orthopedic surgeon where he was able to rehabilitate and restore function in his leg.
“I have dedicated my life to educating the public on the benefits surrounding physical medicine and the chiropractic philosophy,” said Dr. Schell. “I hope to empower people to live in a healthier pain free and less drug dependent lifestyle.”
Dr. Schell is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association, as well as the Texas Chiropractic Association. He has practiced and is licensed in Texas, as well as Ohio, treating thousands of patients ranging in age from infants to patients in their 90s.
Dr. Schell is also an expert in the field of spinal trauma relating from automobile accidents, and has participated in advanced medical rotations in the Texas Medical Center in such disciplines as Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Internal Medicine.
Chris Verheul, B.S., D.C.
Dr. Chris Verheul was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. During his high school years he excelled at multiple sports, but he chose to focus on running. With multiple offers to the USA on athletic scholarships, he accepted a Track and Field scholarship to The University of Louisiana at Monroe. While at ULM, he received his Undergraduate in Biological Sciences and Masters degree in Education. Dr. Verheul then earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College. After graduating from TCC, he went to work in Pearland where he treated a wide array of different spinal and extremity conditions. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Dr. Verheul consistently excels at treating patients with complex conditions using the expertise of his fellow colleagues and physicians to provide a diagnosis and create an effective, individualized treatment plan.
Jennifer L. Joseph
Director of Physical Therapy
Jennifer L. Joseph hails from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In 2007, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. In Pursuit of her career goal, she attended graduate school at her alma mater and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2012.
Prior to her appointment at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Center (HSRC), she completed several clinical rotations focusing on orthopedic physical therapy and the rehabilitation of many common musculoskeletal conditions. Jennifer's treatment interests are manual therapy and spinal manipulation. She has plans to soon specialize in Sports Physical Therapy. Jennifer currently practices in The Woodlands location.
She has an undeniable drive to provide quality physical therapy services and she's even more passionate about the inclusion of patient education in each plan of care for prevention of common musculoskeletal injuries. Jennifer looks forward to carrying out HSRC's mission in offering quality chiropractic and rehabilitation services to all of Houston.
Kate Grigg, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
-Native of DeRidder, LA
-Graduate of LSU in Baton Rouge – Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (2009)
-Graduate of LSU Health Sciences Center (New Orleans, LA) – Doctor of Physical Therapy (2013)
-Trained in soft tissue management and joint mobilizations:
-ASTYM ® through Performance Dynamics
-Functional Dry Needling ® through Kinetacore
-Active Release Technique ®
-High-velocity, low-amplitude thrust of cervical, thoracic, lumbar, talocrural, and hip joints
-Hobbies include spending time with husband (Joshua) and two dogs (Drake, Heldin), exercising, and crafting/painting.
-Enjoy treating: post-op patients, acute sports-related injuries, chronic pain
Dan Curnutt, P.T., D.P.T
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dan Curnutt is a Doctor of Physical Therapy for HSRC’s midtown location. Dr. Dan, originally from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Graduated from Texas A&M University and received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Applied Exercise Physiology. He then earned his degree as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. His primary goal and motivation as a clinician is to positively influence the lives of patients he come in contact with on a daily basis. He is passionate about the opportunity Physical Therapy and his skill set provides to patients by allowing them achieve personal goals that they thought were unachievable. Dr. Dan Curnutt enjoys the opportunity to work with athletes, throughout all levels of competition, rehabilitate an injury and return to the sport or activity that they enjoy with improved function, comfort, and confidence. Additionally, through empathetic interactions and therapeutic techniques, he is able to enrich the quality of life for individuals suffering from long standing pain. When he is not treating patients, Dan enjoys traveling, attending Texas A&M football games, fishing, hunting, and a variety of strength and conditioning activities such as distance running, and weight lifting.
Dr. Brett Baer
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Lenny Q. Jue, M.D.
Pain Management Provider
Dr. Jue is both a board certified member of the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Anesthesiology with added qualifications in Pain Management. He received his fellowship training in pain management at UT Southwestern where he served as a faculty member in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He maintains staff privileges at The Surgery Center of the Woodlands, Memorial Herman-The Woodlands, and St. Luke’s Community Hospital.
Dr. Naveen Korivi, D.O.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dr. Korivi is trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor in Houston, Texas. He received additional training at a spine specific fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical center in Los Angeles, California. He uses the latest most advanced procedures in the treatment of pain from spinal disorders. He will review your MRI, X-ray, Ct scan or EMG to properly diagnose your condition. Dr. Korivi is married with twins. He enjoys playing tennis, cycling and running and travel in his downtime.
Houston Spine and Rehabilitation Centers
HSRC’s mission is to heal the Body, Mind and Spirit of every patient we encounter and provide the highest quality health care in Houston, Texas.
With the mission to offer quality chiropractic and rehabilitation services to all of Houston, Dr. Yezak, along with colleague Dr. Scott Neuburger, grew their practice to multiple locations dispersed throughout the Houston area.
The Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers engage specialized doctors, and therapists who provide nothing less than the highest quality of patient care. With over 50 years of combined medical service experience, our dedicated staff draws upon a wealth of knowledge and expertise in treating and preventing back, neck and common musculoskeletal injuries. Our goal is to not only address individual conditions or injuries, but to educate our patients for the prevention of similar injuries in the future.