Our Team

When Health Fitness & Performance Matter

Robert J. Confessore PH.D., RCEP CCEP EP-C, EIM3 FACSM

Ph.D.  Kinesiology/Exercise Science, University of Maryland
M.S.     Health and Human Performance, University of Montana
B.S.       Health and Physical Education, City University of New York-Brooklyn College

Dr. Confessore is a clinical exercise physiologist with almost 40 years of experience in the Exercise Science field. He began work at KRH SMFC in the fall of 2014. His previous position was lead clinical exercise physiologist of the University of Chicago Medicine’s Personal Health and Prevention Program. Rob has held numerous professional positions including: Exercise Physiologist Cardio Fitness Corporation [New York City], Research Associate at Applied Research Associates [Fire, Police, Military Fitness] and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; Professor/Program Coordinator Exercise Science within the NH Community College system; Founding Director Human Performance Laboratory Elliot Health System, Manchester NH; Senior Clinical Exercise Physiologist New England Heart Institute, Catholic Medical Center, Manchester NH. Dr. Confessore holds all ACSM Certifications within the clinical tract; is an ACSM Fellow; and Legislative Committee Chairman of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association. He takes great pride in a professional life dedicated toward helping others improve their health and physical performance.

Dan Paine, Ph.D., P.E.

Ph.D.  Bioengineering, University of Utah
B.S.      Electrical Engineering, University of Wyoming
Licensed Professional Engineer - State of Montana

As a Biomedical Engineer specializing in Sport and Clinical Biomechanics, Dan’s passion lies in optimizing the body mechanics of both athletes and patients. His biomechanics-based research for the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Sport Science and Technology Division has significantly benefitted several Olympic associations including U.S.A Gymnastics and U.S. Skiing and Snowboarding. He has collaborated with the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Major League Baseball, and all branches of the U.S. Military including the U.S. Special Forces. Clinically, Dan has worked at the Mayo Clinic and the Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT specializing in pre and post-surgery gait and full-body motion analysis. Whether you are returning from an injury, starting a new sport, or you’re an elite athlete looking for an edge, The Competitive Edge Performance Lab is a great place to improve your technique, reduce the risk of injury, and optimize your performance.