The Tru Functional Health Team
Education, Commitment and a Comprehensive Approach
Founder and Owner, Tru Functional Health
Craig’s extensive education and comprehensive approach help people who have been enduring pain for many years find lasting relief after having unsuccessfully tried numerous conventional and alternative treatments. After being introduced to the healing power of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Craig knew it’s benefits were a natural extension to the healing puzzle and a life changing treatment for so many people.
Craig is a licensed massage therapist who received a physical therapy certificate from the Omega Institute, with additional course work from Monroe Community College, St. John Fisher College, and Rochester Institute of Technology. Craig is also the lead medical provider and medical director of the Gorilla Massage Fund, a service for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). He brings relief from musculoskeletal pain through direct physical touch. Craig is credentialed for MVP, involved with Excellus BC/BS Member Rewards, and is a member of the International Massage Association (IMA)
- ARC of Monroe County, helping a wide range of individuals with developmental disabilities
- Hospice care for individuals with terminal illnesses, and families with terminally ill children
- High school students
- Semi-pro and professional athletes (for example, bike racers from all over the world in the Omnium bike race)
- Musicians, actors and dancers
- A wide variety of no-fault and workers compensation claims.
Nurse Karen Matijas
Nurse Coordinator, Tru Functional Health
Karen is both a NYS Registered Nurse and Licensed Massage Therapist who has been in the health care field for more than 18 years. She blends her nursing and massage therapy backgrounds to assist patients with chronic illness, pain management, nutrition, and lifestyle changes. She is a member of Nurses Service Organization, National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses as well as the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Tonya is certified in IV Nutrition Therapy and Orthopedic Massage and has extensive training in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Infrared Ozone Sauna, nutrition, stress management, and overall health and wellness.
Karen believes an educated patient is an empowered patient and is passionate about helping people to achieve their best health through nutrition, lifestyle, and movement.