From CrossFit to tennis to triathlons, although the sport of choice may vary, the frustration and agony of limited mobility, injury, and pain are the same. As athletes ourselves, we understand and are committed to getting you back to your peak performance as soon and as safely as possible. Using cutting-edge therapy, collaboration with local gyms/boxes, and individualized plans, we work towards stronger more resilient bodies.
Kids today train hard. There's no doubt that the physical demands put on youth athletes today is rigorous. And as youth athletes go through their athletic development, they need a coach and medical practioner that understands what they are going through. They need someone who understands how to reduce the risk of injury and start building resilience and strength so they can perform at their best and recover like a professional athletes.
You may not necessarily identify with being an athlete per say, but you are active! At least you were before limited mobility or injury slowed you down. Whether it’s taking the dogs for their evening walk, keeping up with kiddos, going to the gym, or getting in a round of golf on the weekends, you deserve to do them pain-free. You were made to move, and we are here to help you get back to that active lifestyle you love.
M2M Founder, Physical Therapist
I was lucky from an early age that I knew I wanted to be a physical therapist. I had a special needs little sister who impacted my life profoundly – she showed me the power of physical rehabilitation not only for her, but those around her.
This desire only grew stronger as I battled multiple knee injuries playing soccer in high school and college. I had a unique upbringing. My parents are both Swiss born and moved to the US seeking new opportunity. I was actually born right here in Charleston. Yes I am a local…there are not many of us left!
I’ve lived in the Lowcountry my whole life attending both college of Charleston and MUSC for grad school. My entire career is built upon educating my patients on how amazing the body can be by giving them the tools to rehabilitate from injury and perform at their highest level.
My speciality in physical therapy is peeling away the layers of a physical injury or problem and getting to the root cause, which is not always what you think. I have a knack for finding the the perfect exercise to match the perfect patient. So when you see me, GET READY TO MOVE!
We are told too often by medical practitioners of our limitations and the things we can’t do. I’m on a mission to change that with a phenomenal team behind me. You’re here because you want something different, and you’ve found it.
This is the exact reason I started Made 2 Move. I aim to create a place where patients can feel better, get stronger, and DO MORE! Want to lift some barbells? I can help you do that. Want to run an ultra-marathon? I can help you do that. Want to play with your grandkids? I can help you do that.
My goal for you is to be completely free of any physical limitations. I NEVER want you to hear you say no…No, I can’t climb that hill. No I can’t go for a run. No I can’t lift that weight…
Yes, you can. And I will help you do it.
The world of pills, arbitrary surgeries, useless cortisone shots is over! Welcome to Made 2 Move!
Education & Credentials
PT, MHS, CMP, CWC, CF-L1
Director of Operations, PTA, Strength Specialist
Originally from Havre, MT, Dane first came to Charleston by way of the Air Force in 2002. Although he loved the Lowcountry life, his military service took him overseas to Germany and Hungary before bringing him back to the holy city with his beautiful wife, Stephanie, to pursue his career in Physical Therapy.
A longtime trainer and CrossFit coach, Dane realized the need for a deeper understanding of how people move and, more specifically, how they can move pain-free. Inspired by Kelly Starrett and The Mobility WOD, he dove into learning any and everything about movement and pain-free fitness.
Dane joined the M2M team in 2017 after hitting a wall with the current state of American healthcare. Disillusioned with the disease-management system’s disfunction for both practitioners and patients, he wanted to be part of a team that threw the red tape aside and focused solely on doing what needed to be done to people better.
A jack of many trades, Dane’s specialty is strength training, rehab and injury prevention. With a history as a strength coach before transitioning into physical therapy, Dane is adept at helping athletes pursue their goals and achieve peak performance; especially when it comes to picking up heavy things and putting them down.
Above all else, Dane cares about his patients. His goal for each person he works with is to know that pain is not permanent, they will get better, and there is always a way to improve performance.
Education & Credentials
A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant, Trident Technical College, 2017
B.S. in Exercise Science, College of Charleston, 2016
CrossFit CF-L2, 2015
Rachel grew up on Edisto Island playing outside and swimming in the creek. Her parents owned a gym where Rachel started lifting weights in 7th grade. She attended Academic Magnet High School where she played soccer and dabbled in cross country. Academic Magnet won 2 girls’ soccer state titles during Rachel’s time on the team. However, it wasn’t all sunshine and post-game chocolate milk. No therapist’s bio is complete without a personal injury story, so buckle up.
Playing in a local club soccer tournament in her junior year, Rachel broke her collarbone and had to sit out the rest of the club season. Like so many others, being a physical therapy patient first sparked Rachel’s interest in the career. Unfortunately, Rachel re-broke her collarbone the first week she returned to practice at the beginning of the high school season. Major bummer.
This experience opened Rachel’s eyes to how physical injuries affect all aspects of life and the importance of being prepared for getting back to what you love.
Rachel attended USC Honors College majoring in Exercise Science and decided to pursue a career as a Physical Therapist to encourage others through challenging times. She worked at the USC gym and lifted weights regularly but missed the team atmosphere that soccer had provided growing up.
After graduation, Rachel moved back to Charleston to attend Physical Therapy school at MUSC. Her PT school roommate, BFF and now co-worker, Dr. Hannah Breal, PT invited her to attend a Crossfit class which gave Rachel a taste of that team comradery again. Like a moth to a flame, Rachel dove head first into CrossFit. Rachel continues to love a good metcon but you’ll find her at her happiest doing a classic 5x5 back squat.
Rachel wants every person she works with to feel like they can handle whatever life throws at them. Challenges are inevitable and being ready for them takes consistent, hard work. Rachel believes that mental health is a huge component of living a healthy life and it is vital to have people on your team to lift you up when you need it.
Being able to do hard things in the gym makes Rachel feel strong and capable in every other setting; she wants this for you too. Rachel consistently encourages her patients to celebrate what their body can do and wants to be on your team on as you attack the hard stuff. Let’s do this!
Education & Credentials
CrossFit CF-L1, 2021
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, MUSC, 2020
B.S. in Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Honors College, 2017
Our team believes you can achieve anything through the right medical care, movement practice, and lifestyle changes. To accomplish all this, we are big on bringing it back to basics. Our current medical environment is quick to tell us that we are broken and can only be fixed by pills, shots or surgery. M2M is here to show you that there is another way. Your body has the amazing ability to heal itself, to adapt and to survive in any environment. We just need to get out of our own way. The path back to our healthiest self is not through canned approaches and outdated methods, such as ice packs, therabands, and stationary bikes. This one-dimensional strategy is rampant in traditional, third-party-pay physical therapy practices – you’ll soon see our tactics are delightfully different! M2M is a private-pay (cash-based) rehab and performance center. Before your heart seizes from sticker shock, let’s shed some light on what cash-based physical therapy is and how this method will likely save you time, money and resources, while also helping you achieve your desired results. True story.
M2M chooses (emphasis on this being an intentional decision) a cash-based model for our practice.
In a cash-based treatment model, your M2M therapist enters into an agreement with you to provide physical therapy services in a manner that both parties have decided upon (AKA: FULL TRANSPARENCY with no surprise bills 3 months in) to help you reach your treatment goals most efficiently.
You will pay at the time of service. This model allows us to focus on providing direct, one-on-one care, while keeping administrative costs low. You may pay for services using actual cash, a check, a credit/debit card, or with your HSA.
In some instances, you may also personally file for reimbursement from your insurance company to curb your out-of-pocket expense. Most insurance companies, with the exception of Medicare, Medicaid and some HMOs, will provide reimbursement for services received “out of network”. We can help you with this process.
Cash-based does not mean our team is short on the education, qualifications and accreditations necessary to provide you with best-in-class medical care.
We blend unique backgrounds in strength, conditioning, and human performance to go well beyond rehab and help you live your happiest, healthiest life.
We are not big on limitations – neither are you, which is why you’re here. In our 25+ years of collective experience, third-party payers pressuring for immediate diagnoses, insisting on confining treatments, and interfering with the therapy we want to provide often hurts the patient’s progress and hinders our ability to reach his or her goals.
Furthermore, (…can we get a drum roll, please?), out-of-pocket expenses over the course of physical therapy will often be less expensive for patients like you with a cash-based model than through traditional physical therapy practice.
Let’s compare the same path to recovery for two 35-year-old men recovering from a torn rotator cuff. Mike chooses to go the private-pay route with Made 2 Move, while Tim sticks with the traditional third-party reimbursement track.
Before we dive into the breakdown, we will assume one crucial thing: both Iron Mike and Tiny Tim have met their annual deductible and have chosen conservative over surgery (which has better long-term outcomes according to the latest medical research) so Tim qualifies for reimbursement from his insurance, which typically looks like 20% out-of-pocket or $30 co-pays per session.
If we take the “standard” protocol in a insurance-based model for a torn rotator cuff in a healthy individual (25-35), the patient will typically need 4-6 months of rehab requiring passive and active PT (~2x per week) according to the US National Library of Medicine. In our model we typically see the patient 1x a week and give them a extensive home program so he or she can begin working on this stuff at home. We also see our patient on overage 6-10x during a plan of care and quickly go from rehabilitation to working on performance and prevention.
At the end of 6-months, Mike has spent $280 more out of pocket than his buddy Tim. Although both men were recovering from similar injuries, Mike invests less than a third of the time (10.6 vs. 32 hours) for a fuller recovery that got him back to the lifestyle he loved sooner. This outcome also doesn’t account for the intangibles around enjoying a dynamic, individualized care plan and relationship built with his M2M PT.
Furthermore, had Tim NOT met his deductible, this care path through traditional PT would have cost him $1,688 ($101 for the initial evaluation + 23 sessions at $69/ea) out of pocket, which would have him spending $688 more in less-effective care than if he had gone through M2M.
Which path will you choose to get back to your peak performance?
You’re ready to schedule an appointment with us. Wonderful! We already cannot wait to see you and help you get back to moving at your best. Here at M2M, we are not fans of surprises (unless there’s cake…), so here is what you can expect from your first consultation with us.
We recommend coming in activewear or something you are comfortable stretching and moving around in because, well, you will be moving. Close-toed shoes are ideal.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your M2M Physical Therapist who will be with you, one on one, for the entire duration of your appointment. Don’t stress, you will not be abandoned on a stationary bike or left to your own devices with stretchy bands at any point.
We like to start these consultations with some good, old fashioned conversation – we will cover your injury or limitation, performance/medical history, any of your questions or concerns, and, most importantly, your goals.
From there, we will segue into your evaluation in which your M2M Therapist will gently move through diagnostics – keeping open dialogue the entire time so you understand what’s happening and why.
If there are any services we can perform the day of to relieve your pain and discomfort, such as dry needling or soft tissue mobilization, rest assured we will do so during your appointment.
Remember, the focus of this evaluation is not to jump to a conclusion or a diagnosis – we are getting to know each other. We do promise, however, that your appointment will end with a unique care plan for getting you back to peak performance. If you decide to continue working with M2M, you will understand exactly what that will entail regarding timeline and cost.
Again, we don’t like surprises. Especially when it comes to your care. If you have any questions before your appointment, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
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