Chad Halford

Chad Halford


Chad graduated from Mount Royal College in 2005 with his Personal Training Certification. Following his formal education, he continued obtaining certifications in sport conditioning to work with athletes. During his early years in a big box facility, he noticed that there was a big problem with the fitness industry- it wasn’t designed to actually help people. With a change in focus, Chad began to explore the world of pain management and rehabilitation.

Through certifications with the C.H.E.K. Institute, Athletic Movement Assessments, and receiving his designation as a Medical Exercise Specialist, Chad began helping people with chronic pain issues and managing multiple medical conditions. Chad and former business partner, Ian Murphy, dreamed up the idea of Synapse in the spring of 2013 to create a facility that had the ability to help people without membership fees, contracts, and minimum purchases. In March of 2018 the doors to Synapse officially opened.

Since opening Synapse, Chad re-connected with former colleague Dr. Melissa Campbell from the Georgia Chiropractic Neurology Center. He had the unique opportunity to spend a week in Marietta, Georgia where he got to witness the amazing work of Dr. Marc Ellis and Dr. Campbell, where he learned about brain and body rehabilitation.


  • Mount Royal College- Personal Training Certification
  • Medical Exercise Specialist
  • C.H.E.K. Holistic Exercise Coach
  • Athletic Movement Assessment- Lower Extremity
  • Sport Conditioning Specialist- Gold Level
  • TRX- R4 Certification