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.
Your body is incredible. Whether you're a mom-to-be, settling back into your post-baby self, or simply want to be the fiercest shebeast your gym has ever seen, we're here to help you understand, love, and ultimately move your body. If double-unders get you down or hip pain holds you back, this is a place with answers & solutions. Focusing on the unique dynamics & differences of the female body, we work to get you back to confidently moving at your best.
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
B.S. in Exercise Science, College of Charleston (2016)
A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant, Trident Technical College (2017)
Physical Therapist, Lead Therapist
Born and raised in Colorado, Nate grew up grew up roaming the wilderness. Dabbling in baseball, soccer, and karate he was always drawn to athletics, but his love for superheroes set the stage for a lifelong desire to be strong. In fact, Nate would faithfully wear Superman pajamas every night through grade school in the hopes that he would wake up one morning with superhuman strength.
When 9/11 happened during his sophomore year, Nate turned his energy towards military service joining the Marine Corps after graduating high school. Trained as an Arabic Cryptologic Linguist, he spent two years in Monterey, CA before being stationed at Ft. Gordon in Augusta, GA.
During his time in the military, Nate dove into bodybuilding and intentional weight training, which ultimately inspired him to pursue exercise science upon concluding his 5-year Marine Corps contract. After graduating with a B.S. in Exercise Science from Lander University in 2013, Nate’s adventures brought him to Charleston to attend physical therapy school at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
It was here he found a new fitness love in strongman competitions (think pulling garbage trucks and pressing tree trunks) and discovered a passion for CrossFit, which helped supplement his ambitious strength building with much-needed mobility and cardio.
Nate joined the M2M team in 2018. As one who quickly bucks tired routines and defies limitations, he was drawn to a fresh, creative approach to physical therapy that did not focus solely on injury recovery, but proactive prevention as well.
Nate is a firm believer in the body and nervous system’s ability to recover from injury and adapt to nearly any stressor with the right movement and exercise. Through years of training, he has experienced his share of injuries and has always found ways to recover and even exceed his previous levels of performance.
Armed with his personal experience, exhaustive knowledge of physical therapy and unbridled passion for exercise science, Nate is confident in guiding you to be better than you were before your injury.
Education & Credentials
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, MUSC, 2016
B.S. in Exercise Science, Lander University, 2013
Physical Therapist, CSCS
Born and Raised in Charleston, SC. Matt attended Bishop England High School where we played football and discovered his passion for performance based physical therapy. Matt had a devastating ACL injury that required reconstruction and physical therapy. During that time, he started to realize that when he did deadlifts and squats his recovery was improving. The 3 sets of 20 leg press he was doing in traditional rehab was just not cutting it. He began researching training methodologies and quickly came across CrossFit. He started to implement this training into his rehabilitation and noticed tremendous improvement.
Matt attended Appalachian State University where he studied Exercise Science and Nutrition. While he was at Appalachian he discovered the sport of weightlifting. By his senior year he had directed two local weightlifting meets and founded the Mountaineer Weightlifting Club.
After graduating from Appalachian State Matt moved back home before starting PT school and trained for a bodybuilding show. Yep, the show where men are in speedos flexing on stage with bronze tanner and oil! This taught him a whole new level of discipline. It gave him a greater respect for nutrition and what you are do when you set your mind to a task.
Matt attended Physical Therapy School at Duke University. While he was there he was the Head Barbell Coach at Bull City CrossFit. There he coached CrossFit athletes, weightlifters, and powerlifters to improve their technique and performance on the platform. During this time, he was a competitive weightlifter himself. He competed in a hand full of local meets as well as the Arnold Sports Classic in 2017.
Matt also worked as a Remote Strength and Conditioning Coach for Mash Elite Performance while in Physical Therapy school. He has experience working with National Level Weightlifters and Powerlifters, competitive CrossFitters, active/reserve military, and every day gym goers. He really likes getting people STRONG.
When not in clinic, Matt works with PolicePosts Fitness as their Head PT and Coach with the goal of making LEO and First Responders more EFFECTIVE at their job.
Education & Credentials
B.S. in Exercise Science, Appalachian State University (2015)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Duke Medical University (2019)
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (2016)
MobilityWOD Level 1 Movement and Mobility Specialist (2019)
Founder of In The Box Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy for CrossFit Athletes by CrossFit Athletes
My name is Maysa and I am the founder of In The Box PT. Today I wanted to talk with you a little bit about why I chose cash-based PT and started my own business (with Made2Move) right out of PT school. I’ve had a lot of people tell me that it is risky, or that I am brave or stupid or ballsy – or a lot of different things – for jumping right in. Maybe they are right…but I thought I would explain why I am so passionate about taking this route:
I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy, but before that, I was a patient. Many times, with many injuries, in many different clinics. I’ve had my fair share of therapy – I’m a pretty injury-prone person. (Disclaimer: I am able to CrossFit, lift heavy things and do all the activities I live pain free despite these injuries – 100% due to really good rehab). I’ve torn up my knee (acl, mcl, meniscus) , subluxed a shoulder – twice, hurt my back and broken multiple bones. Let’s just say the list goes on and on. The upside to this? I’ve learned exactly the kind of therapist I want to be, but more importantly the kind I don’t want to be.
I don’t know about your experiences with doctors and PTs, but typically – and unfortunately – mine have gone something like this:
You – the patient – is being treated by a therapist along with 2 other patients in a 45 minute time slot. As a PT, a coach, and a patient, I can’t wrap my head around how someone is supposed to provide me quality care for my complex injury when they have two other people – injured, in need, people- to attend to. It turns a PT into a traffic cop, monitoring from afar, dictating when to switch to the next exercise. “Do 3 sets of 10 of this exercise I spent 15 seconds briefly showing you with no explanation and I’ll be back in 10 minutes to tell you good job and throw some other random exercise your way even though I never saw you do the last one” – or at least that’s what they should be saying if we were all being honest. Anyone can research some rehab exercises online and then do them at home without instruction. It won’t get you very far. What patients need is a person who will individualize their care, and give them a PLAN. They need someone who knows their goals, their situation, their past, and is going to take the time to get to know them. You can’t fix someone if you never have time to figure out exactly what’s wrong. You can’t fix someone without their trust and commitment to the program – the one you never had the time to discuss with them.
As a PT, you have to ask questions.
What brings you to in today? What activities do you do? What are you trying to get back to?
If you know me, you know I love CrossFit. I basically live and breathe it, and spend most of my days traveling to different boxes. It has enhanced my life in so many ways, through the community, the fitness, the body image – and so much more…but that’s another conversation.
So when I tell a PT that I do CrossFit, I brace myself for the typical reply. Again, it’s unfortunate.
“CrossFit? Really? That’s so bad for you. Why would you do that? You should definitely stop.” I usually ask if they’ve ever taken a class, the answer is always no. I can’t stand someone who is willing to bash something they have never tried, but as a profession, we do it far too often. We are far too quick to judge what is good or bad for our body, when we should be encouraging all forms of movement – ALL forms. We should be taking the time to learn the movement forms our patients practice, and figure out how best to get them back to what they love.
(I once had a doctor tell me if my knee hurt with squatting to stop squatting. I guess I’ll never sit down and stand up again sir.)
Now don’t get me wrong, I have had some phenomenal PTs… you know what set them apart?
They cared. They cared enough to look into the activities I loved and help me get back to them, instead of telling me no. They cared enough to ask me the questions they needed to, to get the answers to help me. They spent time talking to me, watching the way I moved. They dug deeper. They gave me 100% access to them if I needed help – I could call/text/ drop in. They did more than the textbook asked of them.
They didn’t see multiple patients an hour. It’s really that simple.
So why In The Box PT (IBX)? Why cash based? Why dive right in? Because I want to do better. I want to be better and I want to provide better care. At the risk of sounding cliche, I think movement can change lives. I think with the right plan – that takes individualized one on one care, without cookie cutter clinic guidelines, or insurance restrictions – people can and will move better, and therefore live better. I want to be the PT that gets people back in the box – or on the field, or in the water, or in the yard, or wherever you go to MOVE – not the one that tells them no.
I want to say “Choose PT”, and mean it.
Education & Credentials
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, MUSC, 2018
Founder of Elevated Physical Therapy
Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
From a young age I knew that I wanted to be in the medical field and that I wanted to be able to spend time with my patients and really make a difference in their lives. After seeing my father recover from a herniated disc without surgery in my teenage years, Physical Therapy became the chosen path. This led me down the the coast from Columbia, SC to Charleston. I attended the College of Charleston and then went on to the Medical University of SC for graduate school. Charleston has changed a lot in the 23 years that I have lived here but it is still my favorite place to be. I now consider Charleston my home.
My 16 year career as a PT has led me to various settings giving me experience in orthopedics, home health and acute neurological rehabilitation. Working in these different settings has given me a broader medical knowledge base that helps me see the big picture and how all systems of the body are interconnected.
My own health issues have also helped me to understand chronic illness and its impact on your life. Being diagnosed with endometriosis 10 years ago, I went through the standard process of surgery for diagnosis and treatment. I quickly found that the type of surgery I had was a temporary fix and I continued to struggle with symptoms. The 2 options offered to me were a drug to put me into temporary menopause or more surgery. To date, I have had 3 surgeries for endometriosis, the latest one not being successful. This propelled me to dig into the research to find different ways to treat my diagnosis, and I soon found out there was so much more out there!
I also started looking for a more holistic approach. I learned how much diet and lifestyle impact the symptoms and can be used as a treatment for chronic disease. It’s these new areas that has forced me to expand my knowledge base bending traditional physical with a integrated holistic approach to not only help manage my issues but to now use that same knowledge base to help others! This led me to becoming certified as a health coach with a focus on anti-inflammatory diets and food sensitivity research. Now my passion has become pelvic physical therapy, to fill the huge need for more practitioners in this area. I began taking courses to specialize in women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction including becoming one of 2 physical therapists in the state of SC to be certified in hypopressive therapy called Low Pressure Fitness. Pelvic Health and women’s health is now my passion. Using a integrated lifestyle, nutritional, and hands on approach, my goal is for every women who walk in my door to leave empowered, knowledgeable, and well equipped to take on any challenges that lay ahead.
Elevated Physical Therapy was created to bring a more integrated and holistic approach to treat women’s health issues. I want you to know that your symptoms may be common but are not necessarily normal. I want you to know that you don’t have to “just live with it”.
Education and Credentials
B.S. in Exercise Science, College of Charleston (1999)
M.S in Physical Therapy, Medical University of SC (2002)
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Certified Low Pressure Fitness Specialist (2018)
Certified Health Coach(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. (Psst, we have an app for that! Download here.) 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?