Front Desk Coordinator
Will was born and raised in Lexington, SC. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management and a minor in IT. Will is currently back in school to pursue a career as a PT. When he’s not in the office, Will enjoys spending his free time playing drums and learning guitar, traveling with his wife, and teaching youth at his church.
Dr. Pat Casey
PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, SFMA, CF-L1
Pat grew up in a military family but considers North Carolina home. He completed his undergraduate work at Wake Forest University, graduating in 2006, and graduated from the US Army-Baylor University DPT program in 2010. He spent 12 years active duty in the US Army and still currently serves as a reservist at Fort Jackson, SC.
Pat’s experience is primarily with tactical athletes in military outpatient orthopedic clinics. His training includes being a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, trigger point dry needling, manual therapy, and CrossFit Level-1 Trainer. His style of practice blends the best of physical rehabilitation with strength and conditioning.
When outside the clinic, Pat enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. His interests include CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, and golf.
Dr. James (Jim) Floyd
PT, DPT, CSCS, CSPS, Cert DN, FMSC, TPI
Dr. Jim Floyd is the co-owner of Vertex PT Specialists. Additionally, he serves in a Clinical Associate Faculty role in the University of South Carolina Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Dr. Floyd earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of South Carolina in 2009. He has continued his post graduate training by earning certifications in Dry Needling through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, the Functional Movement Screen through Functional Movement Systems, and golf assessment and training/rehab through the Titleist Performance Institute. Dr. Floyd has worked as a specialized personal trainer since 2007 and has attained the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Special Populations Specialist credentials through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has also been a featured presenter on movement assessment and treatment principles at multiple conferences and university community events.
Dr. Floyd specializes in the treatment of orthopedic conditions through the use of advanced manual therapy techniques, dry needling, movement assessment, and skilled exercise intervention. Through this comprehensive approach to orthopedic physical therapy treatment and exercise training, he has established himself as a premier provider of rehab and wellness services for the region.
Dr. Floyd’s special interests include movement assessment and biomechanics, performance training, and manual physical therapy treatment principles.
Dr. Sean Jacobs
PT, DPT, CSCS, CF-L2
Sean earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Wingate University in 2017, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from James Madison University in 2013.
Originally from Northern Virginia, Sean has travelled the country and overseas while growing up in a military family. He always had a strong interest in a variety of sports, but focused mainly on hockey and lacrosse. He began coaching CrossFit in 2012, and is currently a CrossFit Level-2 Trainer, a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. His passion in physical therapy lies in treating active populations of all ages. Recreationally, Sean regularly competes in CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting, and enjoys helping others to achieve their fitness and competitive goals.
Dr. Manya Kenney
Dr. Ivan Kolev
Ivan was originally born and raised in Bulgaria, a small country in Eastern Europe right on the Black Sea, where he still has family. After immigrating to the United States at a young age, he developed a passion for general sports activity as well as health and fitness which has led to a life-long interest in sports performance, physical therapy rehabilitation, weight training, and personal improvement both in and out of the weight room.
Outside of work, Ivan enjoys working out, watching movies, and catching up on any science fiction novels. He enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Dakota, and their cat, Peaches, and exploring the outdoors across various national parks and trails.
Dr. Casey Powers
Casey earned both his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (2018) and Bachelor of Exercise Science degree (2014) from the University of South Carolina.
Growing up in Charlotte North Carolina, Casey developed a passion for exercise and sports as he played football and basketball. This led him to a career in physical therapy where he is able to utilize fundamentals of exercise along with other skills and techniques to assist others in accomplishing their personal goals.
Outside of work, Casey is an avid sports fan, and he enjoys working out as well as playing recreational sports. He spends most of his time with his fiancée, Jennifer, and their two dogs, Opie and Lola. Together, they enjoy traveling, hiking, and going to local craft breweries in the places they visit.
Dr. Elizabeth Regan
PT, DPT, OCS
Elizabeth is a physical therapist and yoga teacher and enjoys the blend of both perspectives in educating clients in wellness and rehabilitation. She received her Yoga Alliance teacher training in 2004, her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005 from Elon University and her Orthopedic Specialty Certification in physical therapy in 2008. She has more than a decade of experience as a physical therapist specializing in spine rehabilitation as well as running and yoga injury and injury prevention. She is currently a PhD student in Exercise Science with a concentration in rehabilitation at the University of South Carolina. Elizabeth has 2 small children and enjoys running after them, running for exercise and her own yoga practice.
Ashley Schaffer – Executive Assistant
Ashley graduated in 2018 from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. She now attends Anderson University, where she is working to complete her Masters of Business Administration with a specialty in Healthcare Leadership. She currently works part-time as our Executive Assistant. As Executive Assistant, Ashley works closely with our executive team, staff, and patients to help facilitate clinic operations. She is passionate about serving others, leadership development, and spreading positivity. When Ashley is not working, or studying, she enjoys spending time with family, playing with her beagle “Cali”, painting, and trying new restaurants!
Office Manager & Billing Coordinator
Mrs. Nicole Styron is the office manager and billing coordinator for Vertex PT Specialists. She was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences. Nicole has worked in the physical therapy field for over 5 years, and prides herself on creating a welcoming atmosphere for all patients.When she is not focused on patient care, Nicole is studying to become a certified yoga instructor. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, reading a good book, and playing with her 3 dogs.
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