About Us

League City Spine & Sports Medicine

About League City Spine & Sports Medicine

Our providers

League City Spine and Sports Medicine is a medically integrated chiropractic clinic. This means we have a team of providers all working together to provide our patients comprehensive care. Our team includes a medical director, who is an interventional pain management physician, nurse practitioners with additional training in medical weight loss and ultrasound guided joint injections and chiropractors with advanced certifications in taping, rehab exercises, acupuncture and sports medicine. Our clinic focuses on all non-surgical injuries to the spine, muscles and joints.

What you can expect on your first visit

On the first day, our primary goal is to determine the cause of your pain and the best course of treatment. We do this by taking a thorough history and performing a complete examination of the injured area. For the vast majority of our patients, we will then provide a specific plan and begin treatment that same day. When we begin care, we will outline a plan that includes ways to immediately reduce your pain, home exercises and stretches to complement our care and eventually establish a rehab strategy to make sure your injury has completely resolved.

If during your exam process it is determined that your condition requires additional imaging (x-ray or MRI) prior to beginning care, our providers will order those tests. Once we review the imaging, we will either begin our treatment or coordinate expedited referrals to our network of trusted specialists.

Many of our patient’s injuries are complicated by being overweight. If you are looking for ways to lose weight or wanting to focus on eating better for health, our team has a variety of options that can help. These include diet modification, detox programs, nutrition supplements and traditional medical weight loss involving medication.

Our Medical Team

Dr. Suzanne Manzi

Dr. Suzanne Manzi

Medical Director

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Dr. Suzanne Manzi was raised at the Jersey Shore and played NCAA Division I Basketball for the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). She then went on to receive her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2005.

She completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine/ UT PM & R Alliance in 2009, followed by a fellowship at Michigan State University and Lansing Orthopedics in 2010, encompassing Interventional Spine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and Pain Management. She started her practice in Reno, Nevada, but then Dr. Manzi returned to Houston, where she joined Pain Management Center of Houston, in conjunction with starting the Outpatient Interventional Pain program at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital. She now currently serves as off-site faculty for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. In June of 2016, she opened Performance Pain and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Manzi is an active member of the Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) where she served as President of the Southwest Branch in 2020. She is also a member of the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), Texas Pain Society (TPS), and American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), and serves as a Director at Large for The Society of Women Innovators in Pain Management (WIPM).
Dr. Manzi has been voted “Houston’s Top Doctors” by Houstonia magazine for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, and has also been named 2018 Top 3 Pain Management Doctors in Houston by ThreeBestRated.com. She enjoys teaching and serves as a consultant for various companies, lecturing and educating across the country and internationally. She enjoys collaborating with other doctors, chiropractors, therapists, and advanced practice providers to bring patients the care they deserve.

In her free time, Dr. Manzi enjoys exercising, SCUBA diving, snow skiing, reading, and traveling around the world, visiting friends and family. She is a busy mom of two kiddos and a fur baby.

Natalie Greer, APRN, NP-C

Natalie Greer, APRN, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner

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Natalie grew up in a small town in West Tennessee and attended college at the University of Tennessee. (Go Vols!) After graduation, she attended Union University’s accelerated BSN program where her passion for medicine was born. Soon after graduating from Union, she moved to Nashville, TN where she worked in long term – acute care, pre-operative services and in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) as a registered nurse for nearly 6 years. While in Nashville, she met her husband Marshall whose work moved them to Birmingham, Alabama. While in Birmingham, she continued her work in the PACU and pre-op unit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Natalie also attended UAB’s Master of Science of Nursing program, where she studied to become an adult/geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, graduating in 2018. Soon after, she and her husband moved to Houston, TX where she has been practicing as a nurse practitioner and loving every minute of it! Some of her practice areas include acute pain, joint injections, trigger point injections and medical weight loss. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Marshall, and their rambunctious dog, Luna. They enjoy hanging out with friends and family, watching football, attending concerts and pretty much anything they can do outdoors.

Leah Ayers, FNP-C

Leah Ayers, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

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Bio coming soon!

Our Chiropractors

Dr. Brian Sansalone

Dr. Brian Sansalone

DC, CCSP

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Dr. Brian Sansalone attended Texas Chiropractic College where he graduated in 2007, Magna Cum Laude, and was inducted into the Omega Psi Honor Society. During his internship at Texas Chiropractic College Moody Clinic, Dr. Sansalone’s experience included compling clinical rotations in neurosurgery and was also selected for pilot program at VA Hospital in Temple, TX. To maintain the high quality of care he provides his patients, he attends continuing education classes each year. His extensive postgraduate training consists of functional rehabilitation, vertebral disc treatment and anatomy, functional soft tissue therapy and biomechanics. He is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, a provider of Cox-Flexion Distraction, Activator Methods Technique, KinesioTaping and FAKTR. He is also a 2014 graduate of the Whiplash and Brain Traumatology program taught by the Spine Institute of San Diego as well as a Certified Ergonomist Assessment Specialist, CEAS. He has worked with a wide variety of patients, including athletes at the high school and college levels, post-operative patients, pregnant women, geriatrics, and children. He is a former collegiate football player for the University of Louisiana, and has enjoyed coaching his kids in various sports such as football and soccer. Dr. Sansalone has worked on the medical team for the Texas Independence Relay, International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championship Houston 2015, and is currently one of the treating chiropractors for the Houston Dynamo soccer team.

Dr. James Heintz

Dr. James Heintz

DC, CCSP

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After graduating from Texas Chiropractic School, Dr. Heintz continued to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner. Dr. Heintz has completed clinical rotations in neurosurgery and orthopedics, which allows him to communicate with surgeons better if the need arises. He has used this knowledge to help athletes for LSU track, National Masters Weightlifting Championships, and the Texas Independence Relay. He is a former professor at Texas Chiropractic College and is currently the treating chiropractor for the Houston Dynamo soccer team. He utilizes the knowledge gained from sports seminars and teaching to provide the most current, evidence-based treatments for his patients. He is a certified provider of several sports injury methodologies, including KinesioTaping, RockTape Functional Movement Technique (FMT), and FAKTR. He is a 2014 graduate of the Whiplash and Brain Traumatology program taught by the Spine Institute of San Diego. He works with all levels of athletes, from beginner to elite. He also enjoys treating non-athletes of all ages, from infants to great-great-grandmothers. His diverse clinical approach combines chiropractic, exercise rehabilitation, soft tissue therapy, and functional performance enhancement. Dr. Heintz is an avid speaker and has lectured on many topics, including nutrition, degenerative diseases, injury prevention, marathon training, and sports medicine. He is a former president of the Friendswood Girls Softball Association and current board member for the Bay Area YMCA. He and his wife Laura enjoy spending time with their twin daughters, Emma and Bekah, going hiking, cooking together, and going to his hometown of New Orleans for Jazz Fest.

Dr. Tanner Brusnighan

Dr. Tanner Brusnighan

DC

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Dr. Brusnighan grew up here in League City, right across from Clear Creek High School where he also attended. There, he played tennis and marched in the band. After sustaining a Low Back injury while playing tennis, he looked for any way to get back to his passions; music and sports. Fast forward 4 years of having debilitating pain and sciatic symptoms, Dr. Brusnighan discovered chiropractic and finally returned to playing tennis and being active. Now you can find Dr. Brusnighan in the gym, learning a new language, fasting or reading up on the latest study of chiropractic literature. He is proficient in many soft tissue techniques, FAKTR and RockTape certified, and board certified in Chiropractic Acupuncture. Dr. Brusnighan is the treating chiropractor for the Houston Dash soccer team and had the pleasure of providing chiropractic care for the Atlanta Falcons Organization during their Superbowl LI stay in Houston. Dr. Brusnighan loves helping people feel better and assisting them reach their health goals. He cannot wait to support you in reaching yours!

Dr. Hunter Steele

Dr. Hunter Steele

DC

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Our Staff

CoCo Brock

CoCo Brock

Office Manager

Wendy Ventura

Wendy Ventura

Medical Assistant

Suzie Barden

Suzie Barden

Marketing Director

Andrea Godinez

Andrea Godinez

Medical Assistant

Allison Bollinger

Allison Bollinger

Lead Chiropractic Assistant

Keisy Guerrero

Keisy Guerrero

Chiropractic Assistant & Rehab Specialist

Astrid Macias

Astrid Macias

Lead Medical Assistant

Angelica Castillo

Angelica Castillo

Chiropractic Assistant

Jodee Hemenway

Jodee Hemenway

Chiropractic Assistant

Mariana Moreno Vargas

Mariana Moreno Vargas

Chiropractic Assistant

Driska Freeman

Driska Freeman

Front Desk Coordinator

Z Doyle

Z Doyle

Front Desk

Contact Us

League City Spine & Sports Medicine
1216 East Main Street, Suite A
League City, TX 77573

Telephone: 281-332-9843
Fax: 281-947-3229
Email Us: frontdesk@lcssm.com

Office Hours
Monday 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM