Jessica Tranchina, PT, DPT, NASM-CPT, A.R.T Certified Provider, CKTP, owner PRIMO Performance & Rehabilitation, Inc.
Jessica has recently spent a lot of time in Kona treating Ironman athletes for the World Championships Race.
Has been practicing Physical Therapy since 1999 and specializes in the treatment of running, triathlon, and other athletic injuries. Jessica uses the Active Release Technique (A.R.T.); this method has proven tremendously successful in most all of the injuries encountered. Read more about this method here. Jessica pursued her doctorate degree in 2006 and defended her dissertation on the validity and reliability of provocative maneuvers for SLAP II lesions sustained in the pitching shoulder of baseball players.
Jessica's experience is primarily in orthopedics, manual therapy and sports rehab although she practiced in a variety of settings and is equipped to provide rehabilitation for all clients. She is especially interested in injury prevention. Being an elite triathlete herself, Jessica understands the muscular imbalances that can develop with training for events. She is also a certified personal trainer and has the ability to develop programs for injury prevention post-rehab.
Jessica has been involved in the fitness world since 1990 whereby she ran cross-country, track and played soccer in high school. She began instructing aerobics, kickboxing, spin/cycle as well as water rehabilitation and aerobics in 1996. She is an All-American triathlete, was Oklahoma Runner of the year 2007, has several 50k trail run records, has the STREND record, and qualified for Ford Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI in 2009.
She has recently taken all three kinesiotaping method courses and is CKTP (Certified Kinesiotaping Method Practitioner). Read more about the kinesiotaping method.
Delfin Ward works as an occupational therapist at PRIMO Performance & Rehab, a hands on based PT and OT rehabilitation clinic in Austin, TX. He has years of therapy experience from working in a variety of settings including psychiatric, hospital, outpatient, and skilled nursing where he has treated the age spectrum from pediatric to geriatric. He likes to point this out because it has given him the intimate treatment knowledge of the human condition in its aging process and its relation to a holistic treatment approach.
Delfin is certified in Active Release Technique, ART, which is a hands on treatment approach of treating common conditions such as tendonitis, nerve entrapments, acute pain, and chronic pain. His clinical experience has led him to believe that manual therapy can be a big component to his patient’s plan of care.
Delfin is a strong believer in educating his clients about using good ergonomics in order to address the many conditions that can arise from soft tissue (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) being overused from repetitive movement patterns, prolonged static contractions, poor body mechanics, and work tasks that do not optimize optimal function. He has provided ergonomics consulting to a variety of clients ranging from individual machine operators to architects to entire nail salon technicians.
Delfin received his degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
When not at work, Delfin and his family are out and about in Austin enjoying the many wonderful things that this great city has to offer.
Delfin has spent the last 20+ years learning the art of making pretty darn good breakfast tacos- including such skills as choosing the right tortilla, scrambling eggs, what to put in the taco, and how spicy a salsa should be. He also has years of experience of finishing athletic endeavors such as runs ranging from the 5K to the marathon and a couple of triathlons- all usually towards the end of the pack; but all with a feeling of accomplishment at the other side of the finish line.