Amanda Barnhardt, LPTA, PTA Amanda is originally from Sanford, North Carolina. After high school she attended Western Carolina University and then moved to Savannah, Georgia. During her ten years in Savannah she obtained her Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapy Assisting at South University.
Amanda has several years of experience in orthopedic outpatient working with every age and skill level. Amanda came to us with a passion for one-on-one, skilled, patient-focused care. Amanda moved back “home” to North Carolina in 2019 to be closer to family, friends, and the mountains. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, visiting friends, travelling, hiking, and working out.
Dr. Kayla Burrier, DPT was born in Staten Island, NY, and lived there for 22 years. She attended her undergraduate school at the State University of New York at New Paltz where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology. Kayla then attended graduate school at Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences in Marion, VA where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She had always wanted to live in Charlotte, NC so she chose to complete her graduate school rotations here and make North Carolina her permanent residence. Her goal in becoming a physical therapist initially started in her interest of being an animal physical therapist but with more education and experience treating the human population she realized her purpose had changed. It is fulfilling to work with people, seeing their achievements or even setbacks, and working together to create an optimal plan of care.
During her clinical rotations, she gained experience in treating geriatrics, pre and post-operative joint replacements, trauma, orthopedic and neurological conditions. Kayla provided gait training, strengthening, assistive device education, and even aquatic therapy. She has completed continuing education courses related to Evidence-Based Practice Updates of the Lumbar Spine and Shoulder Joint. She plans to further her education by becoming Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization certified. In her off time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her cats and boyfriend.
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. Isaac Spencer PT, DPT is a NC native and grew up in Winston Salem, NC. He attended Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fl where he studied History and played on the golf team. He was drawn to PT because of a deep curiosity of how our bodies can heal themselves and recover from reparable harm that is regularly encountered throughout life. He attended and graduated from High Point University with his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2021. During his clinical rotations, he worked with a variety of patient populations in outpatient orthopedic clinics and hospital-based settings. His passions in physical therapy include manual techniques to prime his patients for exercise, optimal movement, and lifestyle interventions to treat pain and improve function. He has completed continuing education courses related to evidence-based practice updates of the hip, knee, and spine.
Before joining with Saylor, Isaac worked as a travel PT in Kodiak, Alaska where he was able to satisfy a desire to explore the most beautiful parts of the world. He likes to read, listen to podcasts, and stay active through various sports and exercise.
Brandon Wade LPTA,PTA is originally from Mebane, NC. After high school he attended East Carolina University and graduated with a BS in Health Fitness. After graduating from ECU, he then attended Martin Community College and graduated with an Associate Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting. Brandon has had clinical experience with after care personal training, pediatrics, home-health and orthopedics. He enjoys meeting new people and is excited to meet and care for his new patients at Saylor! In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, working out, being outside, going to sporting events and being with his friends.
Shannon Lucas is originally from Deer Park, New York but has been in Mooresville for 15 years. Shannon loves reading, hiking, singing, playing guitar, and spending time with friends and family. She has a passion for helping others and is excited to be part of your recovery!
Hannah Huntley is originally from Mooresville North Carolina, and she moved to Iowa her sophomore year. After high school Hannah attended the nursing program at Iowa Central where she competed on their volleyball team.. Her family moved back down to NC and she chose to come back with them. Hannah chose Saylor for many reasons, one big reason was her father had been seen here before he passed away and she loved how nice and friendly everyone was. It definitely has a home feeling to it!