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 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. Don't hesitate to contact Jill with any questions.
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.
clinic manager // Patrick Chandler
Patrick graduated with a degree in Exercise Science Health and Wellness from Rockhurst University in Kansas City in the spring of 2013. Patrick was a 4 year player as a pitcher and outfielder in the Hawks baseball program. Patrick was a 3 time All-Conference Player in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and a 2 time All-Regional Player during his stay in Kansas City. In High School Patrick was a 2 sport athlete playing baseball and basketball all 4 years for the local Nixa Eagles. Patrick was an all-conference and all-region baseball player as well as an academic all-state athlete all 4 years. He has a great passion for sports, exercise and health that fuel the fire to help others achieve their goals.
Erin Mitchem // PT AIDE
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.