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  • Lee Ann Gaston PT, DPT, CMTPT

    Lee Ann GastonPT, DPT, CMTPT

    Lee Ann earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from The University of New England in Biddeford, ME, where she also played collegiate soccer on the men’s team. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree, she went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree through Evidence In Motion’s doctoral program.

    Lee Ann takes special interest in hand therapy, pain neuroscience, and orthotics, and she has completed continuing education courses in Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, Maitland, Feldenkrais, and Functional Orthopaedics. Lee Ann has lived all over the country, from Maine to Hawaii, but loves living in a small town. She and her husband Dennis have three children, Jarod, Sam, and Devin.

    In her spare time, Lee Ann enjoys rock climbing, hiking, biking, traveling, and bodybuilding. Her goal is to be a better person each year in every aspect of life and lives by Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through he who gives me strength.

  • Rachel Gmach PT, DPT, COMT

    Rachel GmachPT, DPT, COMT

    Rachel earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she also earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She has experience
    in a variety of settings including acute, subacute, and outpatient physical therapy clinics.

    Rachel takes special interest in dry needling, yoga therapy, and manual therapy. She has completed certification as an Orthopaedic Manual Therapist and plans to complete a Trigger Point Dry Needling Certification and Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Certification.

    Rachel and her husband live in Charlotte with their two Boston Terriers, Killian and Claire. As a former competitive dancer, she loves staying active and enjoys yoga, paddle boarding, rock climbing, and walking or hiking with her dogs. She also volunteers at a local animal rescue group in her spare time. Rachel finds inspiration everywhere she goes, and her favorite quote is, “Be like the lotus flower, calm in muddy waters.” Her best advice to patients is to work exercise in as part of their daily maintenance routine, like brushing their teeth.

  • Marie Mazzapelle Office Manager

    Marie MazzapelleOffice Manager

    Marie is the office manager for the Indian Land and Fort Lawn locations. She earned her undergraduate degree in Applied Science from SUNY at Farmingdale.

    Marie and her husband Michael have been married 37 years and have two children, Melissa and Michael, as well as three grandchildren, Liam, Charlotte, and Stella. In her free time, she enjoys
    traveling, Jazzercise, reading, biking, and spending quality time with her family. She also serves as a volunteer for JDRF. Her favorite quote is, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”