MEET YOUR MENTORS

Dr. Roman Gressel, DPT received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY.

With specialties in rehabilitation and spinal conditions, Dr. Gressel has helped thousands of patients recover from injuries and illnesses.

While working with his patients, Dr. Gressel saw the side effects of untreated chronic pain and the havoc it caused, not only on the sufferer, but for their friends, family, and intimate relationships. As a result, he created the Pain Mentor program.

As a concept, Pain Mentor began years before it officially launched. The “calling” came to Dr. Gressel when he sustained his first major injury and was left in pain for nearly nine months.

I suffered from chronic pain myself,” Dr. Gressel says. “After fracturing my right ankle and taking a bad spill while using my crutches. I felt ashamed, weak, scared, and—most of all—like a burden to everyone around me.

 After spending years working in a dualistic medical system, he discovered the Biopsychosocial Model. This model gave him a new understanding of how to treat chronic pain. He found that a connection with the right person can drastically improve one's ability to recover and achieve their goals.

 Let’s face it, chronic pain is extremely difficult to manage on your own. That's why having a mentor is such a priceless opportunity. 


Dr. Lauren Vermillion, DPT received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison before obtaining her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Given her background in figure skating, she was drawn to physical therapy and coaching.

Throughout her career, she has worked in many physical therapy settings and has witnessed the importance of accountability and working closely with her patients to help them recover.

She is a firm believer in the importance of holistic health, specifically the Biopsychosocial Model, and has seen the value of mentoring in many areas of her own life.

She understands that success is best achieved as a team and is excited to work with you to help you overcome your pain and get back to living the life you desire!


"Proper body mechanics meant nothing to me until I had an accident and could no longer move without pain. Exercising with pain seemed counterintuitive and impossible at times. I felt desperate to get my life back and was depressed with where I was. Roman helped me get my life back. It’s two years later and I continue to use the techniques I learned every day."

Tara D.
Patient

"To some, chronic pain is just a phrase. To those of us who experience it daily or weekly, we know better. Our pain drains us, can cause depression, and isolates us from family and friends. The fastest way to treat chronic pain is through proper education. Roman helped me understand how to create a better plan for myself, which completely changed my life. Now I start my days off with less pain, and that means the world to me!"

Kim K.
Patient

"I had the pleasure of working with Roman in an effort to lessen the chronic pain I had been experiencing. I have an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation throughout my body. I was living with daily joint, back, neck, and hip pain for years. Prescribed medications were not helping. Roman helped me begin a life journey of mindful eating, sleeping and exercising. The work I did with Roman opened the door to other avenues of mindful living. My quality of life has substantially improved."

Geanine B.
Patient

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