The HFF Team has a diverse background of studies and internships with licensed medical professionals, including Medical Doctors, Naturopathic Doctors, Registered Dietitians, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and a variety of bodywork disciplines. This allows us to understand and identify red flags that may present themselves in our members. We are NOT licensed medical professionals. We utilize the knowledge and oversight of the licensed medical professionals on this page, whenever there is even the slightest issue that is outside of our scope of practice. Dr. Eric Serrano also oversees all of our Nutritional Coaching services.
Eric Serrano, M.D.
Eric Serrano obtained his medical degree from Kansas State University, where he also played baseball as an undergrad. But as with any serious practitioner, his vast wealth of knowledge has come from his own passionate pursuit to discover the best ways to assist his patients in improving their health, fitness and lives. Dr. Serrano is legendary in the specialty of sports performance, and has thousands of athletes that travel to Ohio to do private consultations with him (including many from the the NFL, NHL and MLB). However, he still maintains his original family practice in Pickerington, in order to (in his words) “Keep it real”. He enjoys working with elite professional athletes and the rest of us “common folk” alike, or anyone that has the desire and commitment to excel in sport or life.
“The Human Form is the best personal training studio in Ohio. Stephen and Michelle’s passion for holistic health and functional exercise is contagious. Their knowledge in exercise physiology, nutrition and coaching has no comparison, and I can highly recommend them even if the client has health problems. Not only will you look and feel better, you will also have a great time along the way.”
-Eric Serrano, M.D.
Serrano Family Practice
417 Hill Road North
Pickerington, Ohio 43147
Troy and Heather Walker, D.C
Troy and Heather Walker both completed their undergraduate work at The Ohio State University, and received their Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University in 2001. Additionally, they both have obtained an advanced proficiency rating with Activator Method International and advanced certification through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. The Activator Method is a gentle approach to adjusting the spine, which does not require any high-velocity “cracking” adjustments.
“I am the strongest I have ever felt thanks to The Human Form Team! I have worked out for 13 years but like most women when I went to the gym I didn’t really know what I was doing. I just did what everyone else did hoping it would work for my body. Unlike so many personal trainers I had in the past, the HFF assessment was different. They looked at exactly where my body was weak, strong or unbalanced and developed a specific program just for me! . My weekly my workouts are faster and more efficient and fun than they’ve ever been and I am stronger than ever! Their guidance has allowed me to continue a high energy, healthy and active lifestyle! I am so grateful for their personal attention, friendship and motivation to consistently take me to the next level!”
Advanced Wellness Center
1580 King Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43212
Michael Loukas has a vast and diversified educational background and array of skills. He is an Advanced Rolfer, Registered Craniosacral Therapist and Registered Polarity Practitioner. Rolfing is a form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, that weave throughout our entire bodies. Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands on approach that releases tension deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunctional and improve whole-body health and performance. Michael is able to identify postural distortions understands the connections between a clients structure, their breathing patterns, thoughts and more to the persons pain and dis-ease.
“As a Certified Rolfer and Movement Practitioner it is important for me to stay balanced and strong in my body/mind to get through the demanding rigors of my holistic practice day to day. I’ve been seeing The Human Form team of coaches for a personal training and fitness program over two years now with exceptional results. They have designed a comprehensive fitness regime personalized for me, that include excellent overall balanced strength, greatly improved core strength & functional balance. They have exceeded my expectations for results and have helped me to feel more vital, energetic on a continuum and more confident in my mind, body and spirit experience. I highly recommended the Human Form Fitness.”
5115 Olentangy River Road
Josh and Christina Murphy D.C., A.R.T.
Drs Josh and Christina Murphy opened Murphy Chiropractic in August of 2011. Both Josh and Christina are full body certified Active Release Technique Providers (ART), and have grown their practice to provide the most effective treatment possible for pain relief and injury recovery. Josh is an avid golfer, hockey player and enjoys weight training. Christina is an elite level runner with a host of titles to her name, including the 2012 Cap City Half Marathon and the 2013 Glass City Half Marathon Champions, and Women’s Champion of the 2013 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Marathon, with a winning time that qualified her to run in the 2016 Olympic Trials in Los Angeles. Josh and Christina are the lucky parents of 2 year old Charley, and are expecting their second in July of 2013.
“Our experience with the Human Form has been nothing but positive. We have patients ask us on a daily basis for referrals to trainers and gyms and we have had tremendous success with Stephen, Michelle and their staff. The sentiment of “life changing “has been echoed more than a few times by the clients we share. They have an all-encompassing approach to health, wellness, fitness, and vitality that is unmatched. From assessment, to program design, to coaching and facilities, the Human Form is one of the best places in Columbus to achieve your goals. If you are looking to improve any aspect of your life, this is the place to be!”
– Josh Murphy
Murphy Chiropractic and Performance Center
1633 Northwest Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43212
Kyle Alexander, D.C., A.R.T., Graston Technique
Dr. Alexander completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at the University of Richmond and decided to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA. Dr. Alexander’s internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD is one distinguishing factor that separates him from others. He was able to work directly with Dr. William Morgan who opened the Navy’s first chiropractic clinic and won the Chiropractor of the Year award in 2003. Not only did Dr. Alexander log over 440 hours of treatment with active duty service men and women but he also completed rotations in over a dozen specialties. Dr. Alexander also incorporates bodywork into his treatments, including Active Release Techniques (ART) and Graston Method.
“Human Form has impressed me from day one. Their command of the human anatomy and physiology is excellent, which I have found to be rare in the field. The initial exam I went through at their facility was more comprehensive than most doctors perform and my results were given to me in a well-organized and easy to understand format. I have no doubt that any patient I send to HFF will be well taken care of and have great success reaching their goals.”
4000 Indianola Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43214
Chad Simmons, PT, M.A.T.
Chad is a physical therapist who graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University in 1997. He started his career in a sports medicine clinic where he got a lot of experience with athletes (& general population) and access to the latest therapeutic technologies available. He has had various certifications over the years including ART, Advanced Biomechanics, and Advanced Muscle Activation Technique (MAT). In the past 10 years he has been working independently in private practice. Chad is passionate about learning and loves to apply what he’s learned to help people live better lives.
“These guys are the best at what they do! They know their stuff and are passionate about helping people. Their corrective strategies far exceed what you would get at a majority of traditional healthcare places … And you get fit & have fun at the same time! Their influence over the years has pushed me to new levels. I highly recommend Human Form Fitness.”
Simmons Rehab & Wellness
4353 Tuller Road Suite K
Dublin, Ohio 43017
Richard Ulm, DC, MS, CSCS
Currently the head treating physician and owner of the Columbus Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Richard Ulm came to the medical profession after a successful career as an athlete and a strength and conditioning coach. In his practice, he blends his athletic and coaching background with his medical knowledge to offer patient-specific care utilizing the most progressive and advanced therapy tools around.
Dr. Ulm was fortunate enough to have been able to attend Ashland University where he was coached by 4x Olympian Jud Logan and trained daily with multiple Olympians (one of which, Jackie Jeschelnig-Ulm, his is happily married to). During his time training with this nationally renowned team, he was a 4 time All-American, a 2 time NCAA National Champion and was able to make multiple USA Senior National Championships including the 2004 Olympic Team Trials.
Dr. Ulm’s experience training for the Olympic games sparked an interest for human performance and the art of strength & conditioning. Following his passion to be an elite strength & conditioning coach, he took a job at New Mexico State University as both a strength and a track and field coach. During his time in New Mexico, Dr. Ulm started asking deeper questions which ultimately lead him into the medical profession. He wondered why some athletes chronically pulled their hamstrings or why an athlete would shift to one side in the bottom of a squat; why some athletes responded better to higher repetition loading and others to low rep/high intensity loading; or why some athletes could easily squat to bellow parallel while others could not. Unable to find the answers to many of these questions in the strength training community, he decided to go to school to become a Chiropractic Physician where he would be able to study the science (anatomy, neurology, physiology, kinesiology) behind the practices and principles that we use in the weight room every day. Dr. Ulm attended National University of Health Sciences. During his time in school, he took more 500 continuing education courses and spent over 1,200 hours in the gross anatomy lab to answer the questions that lead him into the medical profession.
As a Chiropractic Physician he passionately seeks out the most advanced therapies and treatment approaches to maximize his ability to treat and train athletes. Perhaps biggest influence on his approach is Pavel Kolar of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and the Prague School of Rehabilitation. In 2013 Dr. Ulm was able to train in the Czech Republic and become a certified therapist of DNS. Other influences are the Motion Palpation Institute, Robert Lardner, Ron Hruska of the Postural Restoration Institute, Greg Roskoff of Muscle Activation Technique and Tom Pervis of Resistance Training Specialist. In his office, Dr. Ulm blends these influences, treating and training athletes across the full functional spectrum from surgery prevention to teaching an athlete how to properly squat or Olympic lift.
Dr. Ulm presents around the country on such topics of proper squatting technique, Olympic weightlifting, CrossFit and functional rehabilitation.
“I enjoy working with the coaches at Human Form Fitness because their passion for knowledge and attention to detail is second to none. Being a functional physician, I emphasize improving how an athlete moves, stabilizes and functions. It is easy to work with Human Form Fitness because I know that they understand function and are able to take care of my patients and train them safely to their next goal.”
Columbus Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
6077 Frantz Road Suite 103
Dublin, Ohio 43017