Robert Balkind is a Licensed Acupuncturist with over 20 years experience working in pain management. After graduating from the Body Therapy Institute in 1996 for massage therapy, he went on to study neuromuscular therapy, and then received a multidisciplinary degree that combined athletic training and exercise sports science from Greensboro College in 2002. Rob received his Master’s in Acupuncture from the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2006. He is certified with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, as well as a Licensed Acupuncturist in North Carolina. Rob is also certified in Functional Dry Needling.
Everyday I work with patients treating their pain. When I meet people they always ask what I do and what acupuncture and dry needling is helpful for. The what I do question is easy, I use acupuncture, dry needling and soft tissue manipulation (massage therapy) to treat painful conditions like low back and neck pain. I feel that the WHY of what I do is really a more important question I treat people for one very simple reason, I truly enjoy helping people get out of pain and improve their functional movement. Here at ABR Acupuncture my goal is to get my patients back to their activities and life as quickly as possible. I use acupuncture, dry needling and soft tissue manipulation because I feel that these treatment methods along with some corrective exercises are the most effective tools for treating movement dysfunction and pain.
Kieyan Antonio Anthony LMBT , NMT is a 2020 graduate of the illustrious North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University who has earned his degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy.
Kieyan is a leader who is charismatic and easy-going, yet determined, and disciplined in his profession. Kieyan has a dream to make a lasting impact on the world by making the necessary changes to the health system one person at a time which will in fact have a positive outlook on the community. He believes in the approach of providing adequate healthcare to each patient regardless of their race or insurance type! Kieyan enjoys patient rehabilitation success as well as holistic health!
He has coached and mentored youth at Allen Middle School as well as volunteered with Progress Fitness Unlimited to help people of all ages achieve their fitness goals. Kieyan has also taken it upon himself to not only make an Impact in the motherland but also in his hometown of the Virgin Islands and during his study abroad experience in Cyprus at the University of Nicosia. In Cyprus in 2019 he participated in four different clinical experiences including: in-patient , out-patient and in some cases primarily athletes. He worked with all age groups and populations and managed to somehow receive a smile from everyone even when facing the language barrier.
After graduating Kieyan worked at Oak Forest Health and Rehab as an Activity Assistant. Kieyan then went on to receive his certification in Massage Therapy at Guilford Technical Community College where he completed 660 plus hours of clinical hands on work and training as well as obtaining his Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) certification as well both in 2022.
Kieyan enjoys spending time with family and coaching youth baseball!
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
I came into Rob’s office with severe tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow to the point where I couldn’t use my arm for normal day to day anything. Within a few weeks I was able to regain full function and range of motion and gradually became completely pain-free. I was very skeptical about acupuncture but Rob works wonders, highly recommended!!
Rob Balkind is Top-Tier when it comes to dry needling. I was skeptical and scared of the process seeing i had never done dry needling before but once i walked in the office, the atmosphere of the office and the communication from Rob put me at ease and i was even able to pick my own music to hear during my appointment! I would highly recommend first timers here!
Rob is extremely skilled, knowledgeable, and professional. I have had long term back pain and Rob provides lasting pain relief. His personality puts you at ease, which is very important. I have always come away from each session more informed and so pleased with my outcome. There is no one I would rather see than Rob, and I highly recommend ABR Acupuncture!!!!