Sokunthea (Sukie) Nau, Owner/DPT
Sukie Nau has been practicing physical therapy since 2007 with a special interest in the biomechanics of human performance. He earned his Bachelor of Health Science with a concentration in Rehabilitative Services, Minor in Sociology and Minor in Education from the University of Florida in 2004. He later finished his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Saint Augustine with a concentration in Orthopedics in 2007.
Sukie uses his knowledge of the musculoskeletal system to increase the optimal functioning of the human body. His philosophy is a holistic approach to treating the underlying cause of movement dysfunctions. His practice has a heavy emphasis on manual therapy including: joint/soft tissue mobilization, trigger point, massage, traction, acupressure, muscle energy, and manual edema drainage. Sukie is also a certified USA Track and Field Coach as well as a Post-Injury Running Coach. He has a sub-specialty in running injury management with an emphasis in endurance running.
Sukie holds high commitment to serving the community. He has served as the president of Miami Runners Club from 2009-2015, whose primary role was to design workouts that focus on performance running and proper biomechanics, to aid the club’s marketing and recruiting efforts through search engine optimization and social media. He has also lectured at the Boston Marathon Medical Symposium and UM School of Medicine, and has been featured in Competitor Magazine with a dedicated article. Sukie has been published in journals such as the “American Medical Athletic Association”, and “Orthopedic Practice”.
Personally, Sukie has been a lifelong proponent of fitness and wellness. His determination continues into many facets of his life. His passion for biomechanics and adoration in his running specialties has taken him to many different levels of success. He has completed 7 full marathons (26.2 miles) and a 50 mile ultra-marathon. He also enjoys yoga, music and spending time with his family. Sukie lives in Port Saint Lucie, FL with his beautiful wife Elizabeth and three young children Ezra, Elias and Zara.
Chelsea Hollingsworth DPT
Chelsea is originally from Humble, TX but grew up in Summerfield, NC. Chelsea earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology at East Carolina University where she was a member of the cross-country and track team. Chelsea pursued her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at East Carolina University assisting with research post ACL reconstruction and knee joint loads during high intensity interval running while also serving as a volunteer coach for the cross-country and track teams.
Chelsea grew up as an avid swimmer and basketball player. After sustaining multiple knee injuries, she found the sport of running and a passion for Physical Therapy. Chelsea’s passion further developed during school when she served on two medical outreach mission teams to the Dominican Republic. Chelsea enjoys training for triathlons and long-distance running events, being immersed in the outdoors, traveling, and being active in the Church.
I want to thank Sukie for helping me with both my shoulder issues over the past year. He is a true professional and a pleasure to be around. I appreciate his patience and in always being able to find a solution to any problem presented with. Thanks to him, I can return to my flying career and retire from the Air Force.