Our Staff


Dr. Amber Hartman, PT, DPT, was born and raised in Vermont where she received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Lyndon State College in 2011. While at Lyndon, Amber spent 3 years as a Division III Tennis player and earned her certification as a personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  Amber completed her graduate studies at Northeastern University in Boston MA where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Amber’s goals are to provide all of her patients with a deep understanding of their injury or condition. She strives to provide the tools and education necessary to empower each patient towards better health, improved function, and well being. She has treated a variety of clients with a large emphasis on geriatric health and fitness and spinal disorders. Amber strives to improve her knowledge through the attendance of continued education and has recently completed both level 1 and level 2 of The Meeks Methods, geared toward the prevention and treatment of spinal compression fractures. 

On the weekends you can find Amber perusing antique stores, hiking, golfing, or getting in the car and getting lost in the beautiful state of NC.

Dr. Nolan Rothwell, PT, DPT, CSCS was born and raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Nolan is a graduate of Northeastern University, where he earned both his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and his Bachelor’s of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences. His clinical experience includes both outpatient orthopedics as well as the acute care hospital setting. Nolan enjoys working with all different age groups and believes everybody has the ability to improve their health and well-being. Nolan’s treatment philosophy centers around movement, building resilience, and patient education to equip his clients with the tools they need for long-term success. Nolan is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has worked with both collegiate and professional athletes, which paired with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy allows him to bridge the gap between rehabilitation and sports performance. Whether returning to competitive sports or trying to work a full day without pain, Nolan is by his patient’s side every step of the way to help them achieve their goals.

Outside of the clinic, Nolan works as a personal trainer. He is also involved with Recover Athletics, a Boston based company that focuses on performance optimization and injury prevention in runners. In his free time he enjoys working out, playing golf, and spending time with his friends and family.

Dr. Nicole Leskovec PT, DPT is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Cleveland State University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Prior to her training at Cleveland State, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Pre-medicine Biology with a minor in Psychology from Kent State University. Prior to attending college, Nicole had her own personal experience with receiving physical therapy treatment, which allowed her to return to her high school sport of volleyball pain-free. It was at this time, and through her training in school, that she developed a love and passion for outpatient physical therapy.
Nicole has had the opportunity to work in a private practice clinic for the past 3 years, where she has developed skills and experience in treating patients of all types from middle school and high school athletes, to all those overworked weekend warriors, and older adults looking to stay active and pain-free. She utilizes multiple treatment methods including manual therapy, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, as well as therapeutic exercise, and education on movement and functional training. Nicole plans to further her training by becoming dry needling certified, as well as becoming a certified strength and conditioning specialist in order to further assist her patients in returning to the activities they love. She firmly believes in working together with her patients to ensure they get the most out of their plan of care in order to meet their goals!
In her free time, Nicole enjoys working out, exploring new restaurants, and attending social events, watching sports, and spending time with friends and family. She is excited to be apart of Saylor!

Dr. Charlie Sevier, PT, DPT was born and raised north of Winston-Salem, in King, North Carolina. He received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Appalachian State University. Charlie then went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wingate University in North Carolina. Following graduation, Charlie completed an orthopedic residency through the NxtGen Institute of Physical Therapy, working towards a specialization in orthopedic physical therapy. 

Charlie brings a hands-on approach to physical therapy, believing that manual therapy is key to personal connections and successful rehabilitation. He has practiced manual techniques including spinal mobilizations and manipulations, dry needling, myofascial cupping, and scraping techniques. Charlie also believes in providing strong patient education as a part of his therapy approach. Throughout his career in outpatient physical therapy, Charlie has treated patients ranging in ages from 4 to 96 years old, as well as all body parts and systems. He has a desire to continue learning manual therapy techniques to better serve and help those he is working with. 

Charlie loves spending time with his wife Amie and daughter Charlotte, whether it is outdoors, at sporting events, or out and about town. He loves being able to treat 1-on-1 at Saylor!

Dr. Leanne Reed, PT, DPT, KCMT was born and raised in the Boston area but recently moved to North Carolina from Chicago where she ran a small private practice for the last 13 years. Leanne earned her Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and later completed her Doctorate degree from Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, IL.   She has also completed a 525-hour massage therapy certification from the Center of Advanced Therapeutics in Denver, CO.  

Leanne is passionate about learning and during her 20 years of experience as a physical therapist, she has completed numerous continuing education courses in areas like muscle energy techniques, manipulation, myofascial release, movement assessment, motor control retraining, and Trigger Point Dry Needling. In 2015 Leanne completed a 2 1/2 year manual therapy certification from The Manual Therapy Institute followed by achieving international recognition as a certified Kinetic Control Movement Therapist (KCMT) in 2017. 

Leanne’s specialties include working with complex spine and sacroiliac joint dysfunctions along with chronic pain. She prides herself on taking a holistic approach to physical therapy and treating the whole person.  She utilizes comprehensive evaluations and expert clinical reasoning skills in order to get to the root of your problem. Then she can then provide the most appropriate, effective, and up to date treatments available for the best possible outcomes.

Leanne is very excited to be a member of the Saylor family.  While not working, she is having fun exploring Lake Norman and Charlotte with her husband and 2 children. 

Dr. Ashley Heffernan, PT, DPT. KCMT, was born and raised in West Bloomfield, Michigan where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Business from Concordia University. Throughout her years at Concordia University, she played NAIA level basketball where she developed a passion for physical therapy through her own personal experience with sports-related injuries. Ashley moved to North Carolina to attend Wingate University where she obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

Throughout her clinical rotations, she has gained experience treating a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions including concussion, temporomandibular joint dysfunctions, and vestibular conditions. While volunteering in her school’s Neurowellness Clinic, she gained a strong interest in treating neurological diseases and became certified in LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s Disease. Ashley plans to further her training by becoming certified in concussion and vestibular therapy. In her free time Ashley enjoys traveling, hiking, and hanging out with her Siberian Husky named Thor. She is thrilled to be at Saylor, helping patients 1-on-1 with their recovery!

Debbra Capwell was born and raised in New York where she grew up. She moved to North Carolina about six years ago and loves it, her favorite hobby is off-roading with her fiance. Debbra loved working as a health care worker in assisted living for over 6 years and doing other fun activities in the area! They have two beautiful German shepherd girls and she is getting married soon. Debbra has many years of experience in the healthcare field and loves spending time with family and friends.
Ashley Hoshak- is originally from Pittsburgh and moved into the Lake Norman area about 2 years ago. She has been in the service industry for a little over 9 years and has experience being a general manager along with many other leadership roles! She is very excited to finally branch out and is beyond thrilled to be a part of the Saylor team! 
Ashley has 3 adopted cats, Goose, Kimber, and Oliver! They are the absolute best. She grew up playing a lot of different sports but her favorite was always softball! She is passionate about outdoor activities on the weekends that include tubing on a river with her fiancé and friends in the summer, hiking, spending any sort of quality time with the people closest to her, football and traveling! She loves people and laughing a lot.

We look forward to assisting with your recovery!

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