Our Staff

 

Dr. Amber Hartman, DPT, was born and raised in Vermont where she received her bachelor 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 in 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.

 

Jennifer Jones,DPT

Jennifer Jones, DPT is a native of Huntington, West Virginia. Her parents are both physical therapists, so she saw the benefits of physical therapy first hand through the impact they had on their patients.

Jennifer earned Bachelor degrees in Biology and Health Sciences from Duquense University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She obtained a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, where her studies focused on Dr. Stanley Paris’s manual therapy techniques, including soft tissue and joint mobilization as well as myofascial release. She has worked primarily in outpatient orthopedics, treating a variety of patients including post-operative rehab, TMJ (jaw) pain and disorders, sports injuries, and facilitating return to sports program for athletes. Jennifer enjoys treating patients with all types of musculoskeletal problems.  She incorporates her advanced coursework in kinesiotaping and Leukotaping, Total Motion Release, Kevin Wilk’s treatment of shoulder and knee injuries, and the Sara Meeks Method of postural correction for patients with osteoporosis, into her practice. She continues to expand her knowledge base and clinical skills through ongoing continuing education.

Jennifer believes that to have successful outcomes, more than just the injured area needs to be assessed and, if necessary, treated as well. She provides patients with one-on-one attention, educating them about their condition, and ensuring that they are able to take that knowledge home in the form of exercise and self-care activities.

Jennifer enjoys practicing Yoga and Pilates, playing tennis and soccer, and taking part in a variety of outdoor activities while living near Lake Norman. She also remains a loyal Pittsburgh Steelers fan. “After living in the North and the South, I love this area where I can enjoy all four seasons,” Jennifer says. “I have met a lot of great people in Charlotte.  I look forward to serving my patients at Saylor Physical Therapy and becoming more involved in this community.”

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!
 

 

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 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 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 the 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 in 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 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!

Morgan Hutchings was born in New Jersey and raised in North Carolina. She graduated from Central Piedmont Community College with a degree in Business Administration. She has experience working with children as a tutor, as well as working in the customer service industry. Morgan is passionate about literature and enjoys spending much of her free time reading. With the rest of her time she loves to garden, entertain her two cats, and spend time with friends and family. She loves working at Saylor and brings a lot of knowledge with her, to the front desk over the years. 

Barbara Felleman was born and raised in New York and move to North Carolina 3 years ago with her husband and three dogs. She comes to us with many years of experience in Administrative Assistance. At her last position, she worked as a Physical Therapy Aide at a nursing home. She is truly excited to be apart of Saylor Physical Therapy as the Office Manager for Cornelius. Barbara brings years of front desk and customer service experience with her. In her spare time, she loves volunteering for the local animal shelter, and going out on their boat and spending time with her two sons and three grandsons.

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