Dr. David Carter is a licensed physical therapist at our Apogee South Carolina location. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Michigan. David has experience working in a variety of clinical settings, including: outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, private practice care, acute care, inpatient rehab, short term care, skilled nursing, and neurology. His diverse background allows him to treat all ages (infant to geriatric), surgical and non-surgical patients with expert care. David completed his undergraduate studies at Grand Valley State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Health Science with a minor in Physical Education.
David has extensive training and experience in manual therapy and has had great success treating spinal conditions including the treatment of acute and chronic headaches, low back pain, and pelvic pain. In 2018, David received his certification in Dry Needling through Myopain Seminars. Dry Needling is a new evidenced based approach to releasing trigger points and relieving neuro- muscular pain. David is also a certified clinical instructor and has an extensive background in strength and conditioning, working with all athletes from little league to elite level.
David is originally a native of West Michigan. He is married to his beautiful wife, Lora, who is also a licensed physical therapist. Lora is a southern bell, who grew up in Elberton, GA. The couple met during physical therapy school and it was love at first sight! David and Lora started their physical therapy careers in Michigan, until they wised up and moved down south to Blue Ridge, SC. Along with being a physical therapist, David is Dad to their two boys, Riggins and Saxon. The Carters have two dogs, Bean (Party Poodle) and Hank (Black German Shepherd). The Carter Family enjoys activities such as boating, swimming, playing ball, wakeboarding, hiking, attending concerts, antiquing, and watching Michigan and Georgia Football. David and Lora also enjoy training together at Crossfit Greer.
David is passionate about his role as a physical therapist at Apogee Therapy Center, and loves being a part of the rehabilitation process of his patients. Seeing his patient’s progress through the rehabilitation process is a joy and an honor. David enjoys being apart of the Greenville community and having a Godly, lasting impact on all of his patients.
Dr. Lora Carter is a licensed physical therapist at our Apogee South Carolina location. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University. Lora has experience working in a variety of clinical settings including: outpatient orthopedics, skilled nursing, acute care, sub-acute care, and neurology. Lora completed her undergraduate degree at Anderson University in South Carolina, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and playing NCAA softball for four years.
Lora is specialized in Women’s Health focusing on pelvic floor dysfunction, and is also a Geriatric specialist. Lora believes in a well-rounded, functional physical therapy approach, tailoring goals toward a healthy lifestyle so her patients can return to their hobbies pain free and at peak performance.
“I have a passion for people, serving others, and continuing to further my clinical expertise through continuing education"
Lora was born and raised in Georgia where her family still resides. Go Dawgs! She is married to her handsome husband, David, who is also a licensed physical therapist. They met during physical therapy school, and this southern lady fell for a northern rascal. The couple began their physical therapy careers in Michigan, before deciding the cold Michigan winters were not for them! Lora and David quickly decided to move to the sunny south, and relocated to Greer, SC! Along with being a Physical Therapist, Lora is also Mom to their two boys, Riggins and Saxon. Lora has two furry, four-legged children named Hank (Black German Shepherd) and Bean (Party Poodle) that are very much apart of the family and go everywhere with the Carters. The family of Six enjoy time on the lake, swimming, hiking, playing ball, working out together, antiquing, and watching Georgia and Michigan football.
Marie Farmer LMBT is a SC licensed massage therapist, and a graduate of the massage therapy program at Greenville Technical College with 810 credit hours. She has been working as Apogee since August, 2020. Marie has 7 years of massage experience under her belt. She started her massage career with a focus in athletics in August 2013. She has gained certification and experience in Sports Massage Therapy through the sports massage program at GTCollege, which is also affiliated with Clemson University Athletics. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and her mission as a massage therapist is to facilitate wholeness of mind and body to people of all ages and health backgrounds seeking healing through massage therapy.
I am native of Greer, SC born and raised. Marie and her husband Lee, also a Greer native, have been married since November of 2019. Combined they have 3 children: Hunter 13, Haven 7 and Olivia 5. They also have 3 dogs: Diesel a 7 year old vizsla, Maddie a 4 year brindle boxer and Brody their 1 year old doberman, and the 2 cats that showed up and made a home for themselves (Kat-Kat and Kitten). When Marie is not working she spends her time tending to her children, 5 pets and helping her husband run and operate the office side of his HVAC company, Alexander A/C services. As a family they enjoy traveling, spending time in their beach/lake or mountain home (anywhere by water), watching sports, golf, music, spending time with family and friends. Cooking is Marie’s biggest hobby and passion outside of work. Being in the kitchen or on the grill creating new recipes for her family to try brings her a huge amount of joy.
Harrison is a licensed physical therapist assistant hailing from Greenville, South Carolina. After obtaining an Associate of Applied Science degree from Greenville Technical College in 2015, Harrison has since worked across the upstate in myriad healthcare settings. While equipped to address diagnoses of all sorts, Harrison excels in treating neuromuscular disturbances and orthopedic injuries. Harrison is the producer of “The Apogee Podcast" (found on various platforms such as Apple and Spotify), which interviews outstanding contributors to the Crossfit™ community and discusses various topics such as health, fitness and business.
A native to Upstate South Carolina, Harrison enjoys the outdoors and can often be found on one of the many trails provided by the beautiful surrounding foothills with his wife, Erin, and little dog, Bear. If not, he is likely zoned into a podcast while sweating it out in the gym.
Courtnie is a licensed physical therapist assistant with an Associate’s degree from Greenville Technical College. She has been with Apogee since March 2018 after previously working with another outpatient physical therapy company. Courtnie and her husband Connor, both Greenville natives, have been married since April 2017 and reside in Simpsonville. They enjoy staying active in their free time, whether it be playing basketball, hiking in the mountains, or tossing the football in the backyard on game day. Courtnie impacts her community by encouraging her patients to live healthy, active lives and coaching JV girls basketball at Southside Christian School.
Jessica is a graduate of the University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate), with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Business Administration. Before attending USC Upstate she played NCAA basketball at Erskine College for two years.
Jessica was born and raised in Greer, SC and still resides there. Jessica and her husband Reese, also a Greer native, have been married since December of 2018. They have a dog named Ava (Weimaraner). They enjoy traveling, sports, outdoor activities, music, cooking and spending time with family and friends. Jessica loves Crossfit and enjoys working out at Crossfit Greer and participating in competitions. She loves exercise, living a healthy lifestyle and is committed to helping others achieve their fitness goals.
Jessica started working at Apogee Therapy Center in March of 2017. Jessica is the Billing Manager for Apogee, and the Practice Manager at our South Carolina location. She is committed to the mission of Apogee and serving the people of the Upstate.
Quote: “Building relationships is an important part of physical therapy. I love getting to know patients and being a part of their recovery so they can get back to daily living.”
Jennifer joined Team Apogee in May of 2019 performing a dual role of front office associate / therapeutic aide. Jennifer obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business from Greenville Technical College. She worked at Michelin North America in customer service before deciding to stay home and raise her family. Jennifer is currently in her fourth year of coaching volleyball at Greer Middle College Charter High School. She and her husband Billy have been happily married for 20 years. Together they have 3 children: Kate, who will be attending the University of South Carolina in the fall, Abby, is starting her Freshman year in high school in the fall and Rocco is 10 years old. They also have 2 beloved dogs, Blue & Max and a feisty female kitten named Batman. Jennifer is originally from Mississippi but has lived in the Greer area for 30 years. Jennifer is a member of CrossFit Greer and enjoys living a healthy lifestyle. She and her family enjoy playing games, traveling, swimming, being active and spending the hot summers at the lake or beach.
Myca Verwys is excited to join the Apogee team as a staff member after being a patient here several times. Myca graduated from Milligan College with a Bachelor of Science in 2000. Myca has worked in several fields since then including teaching, office management, education director, account manager, and stay at home Mom. Myca was raised in Grandville and has returned home after living in several countries and states. Myca is excited to be in Grandville using her experience in customer service, billing, marketing, and scheduling. Myca’s passion for people and organization is an asset to the Apogee team.
Myca married her high school sweetheart (also from Grandville), Anthony Verwys and lived in Tennessee, Nicaragua, Hudsonville, Guatemala, Kansas, Detroit, and now Jenison. Myca has twin 15 year old girls named Annmarie and Erika who are night and day different, making life extremely fun. She also has a little 8 year old spitfire named JoJo. The super sweet rescue pit bull named Peek-A-Boo brings a little calm to the family. Myca spends most of her time not working being the Uber driver for her children. She loves watching them in basketball, soccer, theatre, orchestra, choir, and piano. If there is any spare time left, Myca enjoys sunshine, reading, boating, Lake Michigan, paddleboarding, crocheting, crafting, traveling and hosting family and friends.