Carrie Magoulas recently moved to Mooresville from Virginia where she worked in an outpatient orthopedic and neuro rehab for 8 years. Prior to that she had experience with hospital and skilled nursing rehab. Carrie is a Minnesota native and attended the University of North Dakota where she graduated in 2002 with her Master of Physical Therapy degree. Go Sioux!! She then received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010 from Virginia Commonwealth University. Carrie has experience with stroke and spinal cord injury rehab, vestibular and balance disorders, and various orthopedic conditions. Her goal is to become an Orthopedic Certified Specialist. She enjoys working with her patients to decrease pain, restore function, and improve strength and stability. Carrie enjoys being outdoors, running, hiking, camping, biking with her husband, and walking with Rocky, her German Shepard.
Mark Cebul (DPT, CSCS) is excited to return to the Lake Norman area and join the Saylor Physical Therapy team. He graduated with a B.S. in Physics from Davidson College and a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During this time, he worked at a local physical therapy clinic, a local soccer facility and as a personal trainer with a Health Fitness Specialist certification. He then attended Augusta University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia) and graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He received an extensive education that included a variety of clinical experiences that comprised inpatient, general acute and outpatient settings. He has also been recently performing research regarding the values of altruism and social responsibility and their presence and involvement in the field of physical therapy. He plans to continue this research by performing a study that further investigates these values in the clinical setting with the goal of presenting at a national business conference and an American Physical Therapy Association hosted conference. He is also currently a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and looks forward to broadening his scope of practice through additional continuing education opportunities.
In his free time, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and both of their four-legged “kids”, being active outside on the lake, in the mountains, at the beach or in the woods, and playing soccer or sweating through a workout.
Debra Haney, OTR/L was born and raised in Wichita, KS. Go Shockers! She graduated in 1996 with a BS degree in Occupational Therapy, Magna Cum Laude. She is Board certified and licensed to practice in North Carolina, with over 20 years of experience. She trained with a private practice of board certified hand surgeons, certified hand therapists, and joined their team for 17 years in Charlotte, treating clients from 2 to 99 years old. Go Panthers! Her experience includes skilled custom splinting, extensive hands on and manual therapy, tendon/nerve injuries, post-surgical care, industrial/acute/accumulative injuries, arthritis, amputations, wound/scar/burns, work hardening, U.E. (upper extremity) FCE’s, fractures, dislocations, and extensive worker’s compensation care. More recently, she has experience in an Orthopedic setting, including shoulder and elbow care, as well as skilled nursing/geriatric care.
Debbie is excited to work with people of all ages, teaching and helping them become strong, pain free, and functionally independent again! She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children, working in the yard, and being active in their church. Her goal is to become a Certified Hand Therapist, teaching others to appreciate the intricate creation of our hands!
Dr. Lim Hong comes to Saylor Physical Therapy as a new resident of North Carolina. She attended Virginia Tech and received her Bachelors of Science in 2012. Upon graduation, she attended Lynchburg College and received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015. During her undergraduate studies, Dr. Hong accumulated extensive experience at various outpatient orthopedic clinics and personal training while working at the Virginia Tech Student Rec Center. Through clinical internships, she has gained knowledge working with patients of all ages from infancy to elderly (she has a soft spot for the kiddos). Her goal is to become a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMPT) as well as to become more involved in the community by working with young athletes.
Dr. Hong has developed a love for fitness over the years and is passionate with helping patients achieve their goals. As a Virginia Tech alumna, she strives to always follow the motto, “Ut Prosim,” (That I May Serve). She is also a HUGE Hokie football fan!
Connie Drum, PT, MS comes to Saylor Physical Therapy with over 20 years of clinical practice in orthopedics and sports medicine. She graduated from The University of Medicine and Dentistry/Kean College of New Jersey with a BS in Physical Therapy and later earned her Graduate degree from UNC Charlotte in Health Promotion. Connie believes the key to injury prevention and recovery is education. Her philosophy is “Treat a patient, and help them today. Teach a patient, and help prevent injury tomorrow.’’ Her treatment style incorporates appropriate therapeutic exercise with manual techniques to achieve optimal functional performance and pain reduction. She specializes in ‘’Soft Tissue Remodeling,’’ which is a technique derived from the traditional Chinese term “ Gua Sha.” This technique is highly effective in the treatment of many soft tissue disorders including tendonitis, ankle sprains/strains, shin splints, and plantar fasciitis.
Connie is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys yoga, paddleboarding and competing in duathlons. She and her family reside in Mooresville.
Dr. Priya Pastakia is thrilled to join the Saylor Physical Therapy team to help treat patients in the Lake Norman and surrounding areas. She recently moved to Huntersville from New Jersey in April of 2016. Dr. Pastakia attended D’Youville College in Buffalo NY where she received her Bachelors in Exercise Sports Studies and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During her clinical experiences, Dr. Pastakia had extensive training in pediatric, inpatient, acute and outpatient settings. She is now looking to build on her experience at Saylor, all while developing strong relationships with her patients. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and trying out different cuisines of the world.
Samantha Dougherty is a Hopewell High School graduate and was born and raised in North Carolina. She is currently in pursuit of a degree in Medical Coding and Billing with Penn Foster College. She has worked in the customer service industry for over 8 years and loves to interact with people on a daily basis. She is a diehard Carolina Panthers fan and loves to watch any and all sports. She is an avid animal lover and enjoys spending time with her 3 dogs and 4 cats. The 3 most important people in her life are her mom, sister, and boyfriend.