We are truly a team of health and fitness professionals looking to offer our clients the fastest road to recovery, tools to remain injury free, and ways to increase health and fitness. Not only do we offer multiple disciplines for achieving health, but we commonly use multiple services in our clients’ individualized therapy and wellness plans. Our team of health professionals work together to give you the very best care possible. You will quickly return to your active lifestyle with less pain, improved function, and a better understanding of your body and its potential.
Dr. Vince DiSaia, DC
Clinic Director & Chiropractor
Author & Wellness Expert
Dr. Vince DiSaia, DC, is the founder and clinic director at Momentum Functional Health. His goal is to provide all clients with the best health services in Orange County to ensure that everyone achieves their goals quickly and effectively.
Dr. DiSaia has been involved in the health and fitness world for over ten years. He first began this journey after completing his undergraduate degree with honors recognition. Dr. DiSaia then became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and shortly thereafter attended Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS). Four years later he received his doctorate of chiropractic from SCUHS with Magna Cum Laude honors. Since then, Dr. DiSaia has continuously been involved with post-grad studies in the areas of kinesiology, sports medicine, functional endocrinology, and functional medicine to help his patients and clients perform their best.
Dr. DiSaia has been specializing in the treatment of athletes for many years and is a leader in his field. His expertise in sport related performance and recovery has led athletes of many different backgrounds to seek his council. Dr. DiSaia’s training in movement analysis and functional patterns allow him to provide each patient not only with a specific, detailed diagnosis, but also an explanation of the primary cause. This facilitates the quickest path to recovery and ability for many athletes to continue training and competing during treatment programs. Years of clinical experience with countless athletes has led Dr. DiSaia to create Momentum’s Optimal Performance Pathway. This pathway explains how all patients and clients at Momentum are assessed and progressed to achieve excellence in overall function and performance.
Dr. DiSaia’s passion for helping people obtain complete health and wellness has led to his post-grad study in the field of functional medicine. He not only uses this knowledge to help athletes optimize their performance, but Dr. DiSaia is also passionate about using his functional medicine expertise to help people truly regain their health. He has created easy-to-follow programs that help people not only feel better, but also educates them so that each person can be empowered to take care of their own health, without the use of drugs or surgery.
Dr. DiSaia enjoys sharing his knowledge with his colleagues and has previously lectured for doctors, therapists, and strength coaches in topics including low back pain, running injuries, golf swing biomechanics, and golf fitness. His speaking engagements are now focused towards the general public to help educate them on what ‘health’ really means and how to truly take charge of your own healthcare. He has also authored a highly successful book named Golf Anatomy. It has sold over 30,000 copies worldwide, is available in over 13 languages, and has been featured in Golf Digest.
Dr. DiSaia currently lives in Orange County where he enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and three sons.
Marci DiSaia, NMT
Sports Massage Therapist
Marci DiSaia is a graduate of the nationally-recognized Western Institute of Neuromuscular Therapy. She completed the 1,000-hour advanced program in Professional Therapeutic & Sports Massage Therapist. Marci utilizes her education in Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology with techniques such as Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage and Myofascial work to perform deep therapeutic work matched to the individual needs of the client. Skilled at locating and treating the adhered muscles that can cause injury or limit one’s activity, clients are pleasantly surprised that her massages are equally relaxing and refreshing as they are therapeutic. From decreasing chronic pain to releasing the daily stresses the body internalizes, Marci approaches every client individually, treating their specific situation.
Marci’s experience as a runner has given her the knowledge to treat many different types of injuries and work with rehabilitating many of the clients that come to see her. She specializes in techniques such as Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue and Relaxation, but has skill using other techniques as well. Marci has utilized her skills to provide massage therapy in many different events including the LA Marathon, MS Ride, and various UCI swim events.
Marci decided to join the massage profession to learn and practice an alternative means to pain management. She believes that massage is a healing art and that it takes an inquisitive, passionate and enthusiastic mind to be a successful massage therapist that can assist clients in their pursuit of health. She is a mother of two toddler boys, and in her spare time enjoys running, hiking and spending time with her husband.
George Alexander Mundy, CMT
Certified Massage Therapist
ART Provider - Full Body
George A. Mundy has been a Massage Therapist for over 9 years and is also a Full Body Certified Active Release Techniques (ART) Provider. He also specializes in other manual modalities such as deep tissue massage, acupressure, sports massage, and craniosacral therapy. He enjoys treating all areas of the body, but enjoys specifically working on frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injuries, and TMJ. George is also a Certified Fitness Trainer (N.E.S.T.A), Sports Medicine Specialist (I.F.P.A), and Emergency Medical Technician. Aside from helping people with his hands-on therapy, George is also very passionate about teaching classes to all of his clients. He teaches workshops on Posture and Biomechanics as well as Core Strengthening. His classes will be held regularly at Momentum Sports Therapy and will be complimentary so that all clients can benefit from his work. In his free time, George is an avid swimmer and was a competitive swimmer for 10 years. In college he was a member of the University of Miami Swim & Dive Team and specialized in the 200 yard butterfly. Currently, George enjoys playing basketball and watching movies in his spare time.
Front Office Assistant
Sandra is the newest member of the Momentum team! She relocated from Rhode Island to Southern California in 2018. Sandra is currently studying Nutrition & Dietetics in Long Beach while excitedly absorbing health science related information from her Momentum team. Her goal is to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) right here at Momentum! Sandra is a yoga and adventure enthusiast. She completed her 200-hour yoga certification in Amsterdam in 2017. Sandra promotes mind/body/soul balance through meditation and her daily yoga practice. She enjoys any activity that requires her to be outdoors and is always up for a challenge. Sandra loves working for Momentum. Her passion for full body health, enthusiastic personality and friendly demeanor make her a perfect fit within our Momentum family.
Kaci Coffee, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M
Kaci was introduced to Acupuncture and Chinese medicine during college when she suffered a shoulder injury while playing Div I softball at the University of Mississippi. She was intrigued by the medicine and the way the Doctor of Chinese Medicine took the mind, body and spirit into consideration while treating a simple rotator cuff tear. She always felt that anything we don’t acknowledge and process on an emotional level will manifest physically. Finally, she had crossed paths with an ancient medicine that provided a model to facilitate healing by treating the root of the imbalance. After Kaci earned her B.A. in Psychology she began studying Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Kaci Coffee earned her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from Emperor’s College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Monica, CA in December 2006 where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Upon completion of her 4-year program she began a private practice in Santa Monica, Ca. During that time she was also a technical supervisor in the acupuncture clinic at Emperor’s College in Santa Monica. She feels it is her responsibility as a health care practitioner to encourage patients to become proactive in their approach to health because, ultimately, disease as well as healing, begins within. She can temporarily help a patient feel better, but often times a patient must make lifestyle changes to be able to experience lasting emotional, physical and spiritual balance. She does her best to be a positive catalyst in her patient’s lives to help them discover what it will take for them to approach and hopefully achieve balance. Kaci finds balance in her life by being in nature. She loves hiking, running on the beach, boxing, snow/water skiing and traveling to new lands. She also enjoys yoga and meditation, which help quiet her mind and nurture her spirit. For more information about Kaci’s practice or to schedule an appointment with her please visit her website at: www.enspiritwellness.com
Erin Piccola, MSTOM, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M
“I believe that the highest quality healthcare comes from the integration and cooperation of various medical systems to meet each individual patient’s needs.”
Erin Piccola is a Board Certified Acupuncturist, licensed at both the National and California state levels. Erin’s desire to practice medicine began at an early age. As a high school athlete and a dancer, she wanted to find a way to help people overcome injuries and illness in order to live healthy, active lives. She graduated as the Valedictorian of her high school class and headed off to study Neuroscience at Colgate University. Four years later, Erin left Colgate with a Bachelor’s of Science, Magna Cum Laude honors, and a passion for integrative medicine. She was accepted into the Masters program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and began her 4 year training program in acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, and biomedicine. Upon graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors, Erin traveled to Chengdu, China to study and train at one of the largest Chinese Medical hospitals in the world. Erin’s professional internship experience includes rotations in Sports Medicine, Gynecology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Cardiology, and Respiratory illness. Erin runs a family practice, treating patients from age 2 to age 92 for a variety of ailments. She specializes in the treatment of chronic illness, musculoskeletal pain, infertility, allergies, and headaches. She also focuses on preventative medicine to improve and maintain health and well-being for all of her patients. Erin’s medical philosophy emphasizes the integration and cooperation of modern science and traditional remedies in order to optimize patient results. Erin has continued her athletic pursuits, becoming an avid runner. She has run several marathons and half marathons with Team in Training, an organization that raises money to fund important cancer research. Erin also enjoys cooking and believes that good nutrition is the cornerstone for a healthy lifestyle. Erin lives in Irvine with her husband and 2 daughters. For more information about Erin’s practice or to schedule an appointment with her you can visit her website at https://www.silverneedleacudoc.com/