Doctors of Physical Therapy

Dr. David Lower, PT, CMPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Owner

Certified Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist

David received his Master of Physical Therapy in 1995 and went on to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy in August of 2005 from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. In 2015, he finished a year long fellowship level course to receive his Certification as an Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist. He was born and raised in Gainesville and has been professionally involved in the field for over 20 years. His experience spans sports medicine (emphasis on shoulders and knees), post-surgical rehab, stroke and brain injury, geriatrics, foot and ankle injuries, orthotics, and spine rehab. David is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is also a member of the Florida Physical Therapy Association. He has been a triathlete and raced in ultra-marathon (over 100 mile) bike races, including the team RAAM (Bike Race Across America) in 1993. David is married and has five children. He enjoys cycling, going to the beach, and spending time with his family. Have Questions for me, Email!

Dr. Erienne Blanchard, PT, CMPT, CFC
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist
Craniofacial Certified

Erienne graduated in 2008 with her Bachelor of Health Science and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011, both from the University of Florida. She was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida. She is a member of the Florida Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association. In 2015, she finished a year long fellowship level course with to receive her Certification as an Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist. She received her Craniofacial Certification in January 2017. She specializes in facial pain, headaches, migraines, TMJ dysfunction, dizziness, vertigo, and all disorders above the collar bones. She is knowledgable in all areas and with all musculoskeletal disorders. She teaches with the Florida Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FIOMPT) as well as at the University of Florida Doctor of Physical Therapy Program as an Adjunct Lecturer in Differential Diagnosis. Have questions for me, Email!

Dr. Morgan Keppel, PT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Morgan graduated in 2014 with her Bachelor of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017, both from the University of Florida. She was born and raised in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. She enjoys long distance running since she was 4 years old and has completed four marathons including the Boston Marathon. She also enjoys participating in cross fit, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with family. She is a member of the Florida Physical Therapy Association, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and Oncology section of APTA. Her PT passions include: oncology and sports, especially running. She is knowledgable in all musculoskeletal conditions and is excited to begin to help you get back to your life. Have questions for me? Email Me!

Dr. Alicia Hopkins, PT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Alicia received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Michigan, and has practiced in California, Oregon, Wyoming, and now Florida since 2003. She received her undergraduate degree from Andrews University in Anatomy and Physiology. She was a student teacher in the anatomy lab. Alicia has specialty care in post-mastectomy and Women's Health. Alicia and her husband have two small children. They enjoy traveling to new destinations as well as being active as a family outdoors. She enjoys ocean sports such as kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and would love to learn how to surf. Have questions for me, Email!

Lauren LehmanDr. Lauren Lehman, PT, OCS, MCT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Orthopedic Certified Specialist
Manual Certified Physical Therapist

Lauren received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2011. She is certified in Manual Therapy through the University of St. Augustine. Lauren is also a board certified Orthopedic Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy. Lauren was born and raised in Gainesville, FL where she attended the University of Florida and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science. Lauren enjoys working with all age groups from orthopedics to neurological conditions. When she is not in the clinic, Lauren loves to go hiking, biking, kayaking, and supporting her Florida Gators! Have questions for me, Email!

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Business Manager

Missi Lower
Business Manager, Owner

Missi is originally from Tallahassee. She moved to Gainesville to go to College. She graduated from the University of Florida in 1993 with a Bachelors in Zoology and a Masters in Science Education. She has worked in public and private schools as a Math and Science teacher. She left teaching to be a full time mom and homeschooled her and David's five children. Missi is excited to work in health care and build the business that she and her husband have started here. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, with God, playing volleyball, swimming, and vacationing at the beach.

 

Administrative Assistants

Kimberely Walsh
Administrative Assistant

Kimberly joined our team in Spring 2016. She has 10+ years experience as an administrative assistant in merchandising, budget, and advertising management. Originally from Nebraska, she has been living in Gainesville since 2007. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, painting, and interior design.

Michelle Theus
Receptionist

We are always open to new staff who fit our DNA. Please submit applications via email for: DPT, Exercise Specialist, LMT, and Administrative Assistants.

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