Meet our team of dedicated professionals devoted to Gymnastics Medicine and the continued studies of gymnastics-related injuries and prevention.


Dr. Elspeth (Elly) Hart, DScPAS, PA-C, MPAS, ATC, LAT

Our founder, Dr. Elspeth (Elly) Hart, was only three years old when she began her gymnastics career. She competed in Region VI and was a Junior Olympic level 10 gymnast before attending James Madison University as a Division I athlete. During her time at James Madison, she studied Athletic Training & Sports Medicine with a minor in Biology and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science.

After graduation, Elly passed her boards and went on to practice as a Certified Athletic Trainer. During this time, she started competing again, qualifying and hitting four for four routines at level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships. She was one of the oldest gymnasts to do so at the age of twenty-three.

She obtained a Master’s degree in Physician’s Assistant Studies from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) and passed her Boards to become a Certified Physician’s Assistant. While practicing sports medicine, Elly made history by starting the country’s first Gymnastics Medicine Clinic. The clinic focuses exclusively on gymnastics injuries, diagnosis, education, treatment, and prevention. She has also written and published many research papers on the subject and is currently finishing multiple gymnastics-specific studies.

In 2019, Elly completed her Doctorate from MCPHS before founding Gymnastics Medicine: Education and Research. She is an avid snowboarder and surfer, and also competed in the 2021 National Ninja Warrior Championships and is currently ranked 3rd across adult, female ninjas.

Men’s Working Board Members

Torrance Laury, MD

Dr. Torrance Laury is a board-certified physician in Family Medicine and is CAQ certified in Sports Medicine.

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Cora Maglaya

Cora Maglaya, PT, ATC, CSCS

Cora Maglaya, PT, ATC CSCS is a licensed & sports fellowship trained physical therapist, certified athletic trainer and NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist.

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Anthony Sacramento

Dr. Anthony Sacramento, PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Anthony Sacramento is a licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Professional Life Coach.

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Karen Cogan

Dr. Karen Cogan

Dr. Karen Cogan is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC).
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Fanchon Ohlrogge

Fanchon Ohlrogge, MA, ATC, MFDc

Fanchon Ohlrogge, MA, ATC, MFDc joined the Sports Medicine staff at the Colorado Springs United States Olympic & Paralympic Training Center (CSOPTC) in January 2022.

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Executive Board Members

Samantha Peszek

With 21 years of gymnastics experience, Samantha Peszek has been fortunate enough to compete at every level the sport offers.

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Kerry Salerno

As a mom to two young gymnasts, Riley (14) and Chloe (12), Kerry Salerno knows the dedication it takes to be a gymnastics family.

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Riley Salerno

Riley Salerno is a student at Central Catholic High School located in Lawrence, Massachusetts. With over ten years of gymnastics experience, Riley has achieved several state and regional titles.

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Megan Mistretta

Megan Mistretta holds a master’s degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science (MCPHS) and is board certified as a family nurse practitioner. She is based north of Boston, Massachusetts with her husband Tom and kids, Owen and Julia. Megan has always passionately supported her kids and their love of gymnastics and dance.

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Owen Mistretta

Owen Mistretta is a rising level 9 gymnast at Reading Gymnastics Academy in North Reading, MA. Owen has suffered from many injuries including a broken wrist, finger, two ankle bones, and a torn shoulder tendon.
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