The Train Away Pain team is compromised of the highest quality Sports Physicians, Physical Therapists and functional movement specialists. The TAP team has years of clinical experience treating and training athletes of all levels including professional and Olympic athletes.

The team is skilled in facilitating recovery from injury and well versed in the prevention of future injuries. With their expert touch and educational skills, the TAP team will inspire you with their wisdom and knowledge and allow you to rise above your past limitations and reach new potential.

  • Dr. EJ Zebro

    CCSP, CSCS

    Dr EJ Zebro has been teaching the art of functional movement for over 25 years. He studied Exercise Science at The University of Delaware where he also minored in Biology and Sports Psychology and played varsity soccer. He honed his functional training skills working first in California as a personal trainer, then as a strength and conditioning coach at the University of Bridgeport for the men's soccer program. It was during that time at the UB Chiropractic College that Dr. Zebro developed TRAIN AWAY PAIN as a way to improve the performance of the athletes and decrease their rate of injury. He and his staff have used these movements with countless clients, that have included professional athletes and highly functioning individuals of all ages with great success. Dr. Zebro is honored to share this methodology with the masses for the first time in the form of TRAIN AWAY PAIN therapeutic functional…

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  • Dr. Roopali Hall

    SPORTS MEDICINE, MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE

    Dr. Roopali Hall joins the Train Away Pain team with experience in a number of clinical settings and a focus in sports medicine.  She graduated from Amherst College, where she captained both the Women’s Varsity Tennis and Varsity Squash teams, leading the tennis team to a NCAA final four berth.  After spending some time on the business side of healthcare in investment banking, her passion for sport and science led her to pursue a career in sports medicine.  Dr. Hall earned her doctorate in chiropractic medicine at the University of Bridgeport graduating Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian of her class.  She received her education in medical acupuncture from McMaster University Health Sciences in Ontario, Canada.  She has also completed advanced training in Active Release Techniques, Graston Technique and RockTape functional movement taping.  Dr. Hall’s expertise in medical acupuncture has allowed her to provide specialized support to patients across all stages…

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  • Lauren Leppla

    CSCS, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, MASTER TRAINER

    Lauren Leppla is a master trainer and the Director of Operations at Train Away Pain. Lauren grew up in Fairfield and attended New York University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science. After living in New York for 7 years, her love of the outdoors and passion for health, fitness brought her back to her home state of Connecticut. Working with many runners and tritahletes, she designs fun and challenging programs to optimize perfomance and keep her athletes injury-free. In her free time, Lauren competes in endurance events and is a member of the Fairfield County Chorale.

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  • Lee Baldwin

    CHIEF VISIONARY OFFICER

    Chief Visionary Officer Lee Baldwin is a mother,designer, and entrepreneur. Lee has spent her life keeping physically active by engaging in a wide variety of sports. A serious neck and hip injury landed her in the care of Dr. EJ Zebro and it was his unique TRAIN AWAY PAIN protocol that not only resolved her debilitating condition, but enabled her to prevent future injuries. Her unwavering belief in Dr. Zebro's functional movement methodology inspired her to become co-founder of TRAIN AWAY PAIN and a member of TAP's business development team. Lee has a background in Interior Architecture and recently founded 3-om jewels, a jewelry business based in Southport, CT that was founded in part to generate awareness and funds for the child-hood disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). She wrote and produced a short documentary about SMA that was used internationally as a marketing tool for the organization, FightSMA. Lee is…

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