Our Gifted Healers
Owner // Cory Carr, PT, CWT
Cory has been involved with college, high school and youth athletics in southwest Missouri since he graduated from Missouri State in 1997. He is a former Division I athlete and National High School All-American. He has coached back-to-back State Championship teams for the Springfield Soccer Club and was named Missouri Coach of the Year for 2007. He holds degrees in Biomedical Science and Psychology, a Masters degree in Physical Therapy and is a Certified Weight Trainer. Cory has a passion for the pursuit of knowledge and athletic success and he has a strong belief system that drives him in his own personal success. He believes that each individual has unique talents that were given to them for a purpose and it is our job to develop and use those talents in a positive way. He also believes in the power of a healthy body and soul and that both are essential to fulfilling our purpose and potential in life. As a Physical Therapist he possesses unique skills that when combined with his thirst for knowledge, teaching ability and desire to help people on their quest for health, has lead to the development of The Sport Performance Edge.
Co-Owner // Jill Carr, CPA
Jill is Cory's wife and business partner. Jill graduated Summa Cum Laude from Missouri State University in 1999. Jill is a certified public accountant, thus she handles the business side of things. Cory and Jill have 4 children: Caroline Sundance, Matthew Redford, Luke Zion and Samuel Utah. They strongly believe we are to love and help all people and that is what they strive for in their business. Everyday Jill strives to be a light to others and follow her #1 love - Jesus. Cory - takes #2 and their 4 kids come right after. Life is short but God is Big. Set your minds on things above. Don't hesitate to contact Jill with any questions.
Floor Manager/PT Aide // Laura Laurie
In 2010 Laura graduated with a degree in Health and Wellness Promotion at Missouri State University. Laura was a 4 year student athlete on the Missouri State Women's Soccer Team. In High School Laura was on the varsity squad at Ursuline Academy in St.Louis, Missouri all 4 years. During high school she was Two-time first team all-conference pick, two-time all-metro selection, and second-team all state choice. Laura is very passionate about helping others get strong and fit and she's great with coaching others. Laura is married to Shane Laurie and they have 2 boys: Graham and Vincent.
PT Aide // Megan wickersham
Megan graduated with a degree in Exercise Science from Pittsburg State University in 2017. Megan was a four year athlete as a pole vaulter for the Gorillas track and field program. She received multiple All-Conference honors as well as obtaining two time Second Team All-America Honors. She also helped her team achieve four MIAA Championship titles and the NCAA D2 Outdoor National Champion title throughout her career. In high school Megan was a 2 sport athlete competing in track and diving for the Nixa Eagles. Megan has a passion for health, healing, and an overall personal well being. Her motto is a positive mind creates a positive life.
PT Aide // Paige Hill
Paige attended Nixa High School where she was a 4 year All-State swimmer. She continued her swimming career at William Jewell College where she competed in distance freestyle and butterfly events. In her 2 year attendance at Jewell she was an All-Conference athlete. Due to knee and shoulder injuries she ended her swimming career 2 years early and came back to Springfield to attend Missouri State University and is currently pursuing a degree in Exercise and Movement Science. Paige, through personal experience with injuries has gained a passion for the quality of life and has made it her goal to help others improve theirs not only physically but mentally as well.
Clinic Manager// PT AIDE//Erin Mitchem
Erin Mitchem went to Spokane High School where she was a 5 sport athlete. Erin received All County, All Conference, All District, and All State awards while playing volleyball and led her team to a 3rd place finish in the state tournament. She went on to play volleyball at Missouri Southern State University and helped her team advance to the NCAA tournament and ranking top 25 in the nation. Her junior year she transferred to College of the Ozarks where she received the Conference New Comer of the Year award and 1st team All Conference honors along with a trip to the national tournament. She graduated with a degree in Kinesiology/ Health and Wellness with a minor in Business. When she finished her playing career she joined the coaching staff at C of O as the Student Assistant/ setting coach. After graduating, Erin became an Assistant Coach at the University of Miamiin Miami Florida. She assisted the team as the Hurricanes made their way to the second round of the NCAA National Tournament. In 2013, she became the interim coach at Spokane High School. Her team won conference and district titles and she was named SWCL Coach of the Year.
Erin has coached club volleyball for 10 years helping multiple players get college scholarships. She has a passion for coaching and training others to better themselves on and off the court.