The doctors at the Concussion Center of Massachusetts (CCM), are Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologists with advanced training in Functional Neurology and Brain Injury & Rehabilitation.

Lynn M. Carlson, DC, DACNB, FACFN, FABBIR Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist

Lynn Carlson is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology and a Fellow of the American Board of Brain Injury and Rehabilitation. She has completed additional post-doctoral specialty training in Functional Endocrinology, Vestibular Rehabilitation, and Childhood Developmental Disorders.

Dr. Carlson has over 21 yeas of experience in private practice integrating chiropractic functional neurology, physical rehabilitation, and clinical nutrition.

She has served on the faculty of Life Chiropractic College West where she taught in the Diagnosis Department. Currently, she is on faculty of the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies as an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology. She has presented courses around the United States throughout her career, and Dr. Carlson has given lectures on such topics as Clinical Diagnosis, Clinical Applications, Concussion Management, Health and Wellness Principles, and Functional Neurology.

Dr. Carlson maintains active status with the American Chiropractic Neurology Board as a Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and the American College of Functional Neurology. She is a current member of the ACA Council on Neurology, American Chiropractic Association, and the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation.

Brian J. Sass, DC, DACNB, FABBIR, CFMP Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist

Dr. Brian Sass attended Michigan State University, graduating with a B.S in Human Physiology with Honors in 2011. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Life University with a Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2015. He also obtained his post–doctorate Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and Fellowship of the American Board of Brain Injury and Rehabilitation in 2015, as well as, his Functional Medicine Certification in 2017.

Dr. Sass utilizes many disciplines in the evaluation and treatment of his patients. He is passionate about utilizing his training and experience in Chiropractic Neurology and Functional Medicine to help patients who have not found the answers to their health concerns elsewhere.

Dr. Sass grew up in the small town of Capac, Michigan. He has worked at clinics in Atlanta, Orlando, and Portland, Maine treating patients from all around the world.

Tina Rusiecki, Practice Administrator

Tina has been a certified personal trainer since graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1993. While at UMass, Tina was a goalkeeper on the Division I NCAA Championship Field Hockey Team and participated in the US National Team training camps. Tina began her personal training career career in Los Angeles, CA training at high profile clubs with a celebrity clientele. While in Los Angeles, Tina was recruited as a stuntwoman with credits in various movies, television shows and music videos. Her athletic nature has propelled her to compete in numerous road races (marathons, ½ marathons, 15k’s), as well as, obstacle course racing where she was the female age group winner several times over. Tina is also a classically trained chef, who enjoys being in the kitchen whipping up all kinds of nutritious and delicious dishes. Additionally, she is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) who helps educate patients on the important of diet and nutrition.

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.S. Sport Management
  • The Culinary Institute of America, AOS Culinary
  • Certified Personal Trainer – National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • Certified Nutrition Specialist
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certified