MEET OUR TEAM
JILL M. BOORMAN
PT – CLINICAL MANAGER
Jill is originally from Buffalo, New York. She majored in Biology/Athletic Training and played Division 1 Volleyball at Canisius College before transferring to Northeastern University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Jill has been working as a Physical Therapist since 1994. She has worked in a variety of settings from Acute Care, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Home Health, and her passion, Outpatient.
Jill has advanced training in the McKenzie and Mulligan techniques, and is knowledgeable in manual therapy for both extremities and spine. She also has training in strength and conditioning for sports rehabilitation. Her surgical observations include: lumbar fusion, laminectomy, pain pump, epidurals, Rax cath, total knee and hip replacements, knee and shoulder arthroscopies, rotator cuff repair, ACL reconstruction, artificial disc replacement for cervical and lumbar, and Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty (IDET).
Jill loves sports and has worked with MLB and NFL players. As an athlete herself, she played basketball, volleyball, and softball in both high school and college. She currently enjoys being active outdoors, playing golf, and whitewater kayaking. She’s also competes in triathlons (swim, bike, run) and various road races. Among her passions, Jill loves kids so she not only sponsors children through World Vision but also enjoys being a volunteer coach. In 2005, she was the assistant coach for Goose Creek High School’s softball team. From 2012-2014, she was an assistant coach for Northwood Academy’s girls varsity basketball team, which won the state championship in 2014.
Taking her expertise beyond the office, Jill went on her first medical mission trip in 2004 with Medical Campus Outreach to Thohoyando, South Africa, where she supervised Physical Therapy students from the Medical University of South Carolina. Since 2011, she has been volunteering with Palmetto Medical Initiative with whom she’s been to Uganda four times and Nicaragua once.
She loves animals and has rescued many dogs over the last few years to help them achieve full rehabilitation and find good homes. She has 3 four-legged fur babies of her own (Marley, Heather, and Isabelle) who can occasionally be seen at the office greeting patients or following their mom.
In short, as one of Jill’s coworkers put it, Jill is a “large, strapping, athletic female who enjoys flexing her muscles. She dances like no one’s watching and sings like no one’s listening”. 🙂
With a singular focus and passion, Patrick Colpitt obtained his Bachelor of Science in Pre Physical Therapy at Bob Jones University and then went on to achieve his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2013. He is excited about putting his knowledge to practice and continuing to learn and achieve more.
Outside of work, Patrick enjoys pumping iron, the great outdoors, New England Patriots football, and spending time relaxing at home with the new addition to his family, his son Griffin.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
Morgan is a recent transplant to South Carolina from her hometown of Lynchburg, Virginia. She moved to Charleston temporarily in March of 2014 for a clinical rotation, fell in love with the area, and is here to stay. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2011 with a BS in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise and from Jefferson College of Health Sciences located in Roanoke, VA in 2014 with a PTA degree. She also has experience in orthopedics in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Outside of work, Morgan is a huge VT football fan. She had the privilege of being a member of the VT Football and Basketball Co-ed Cheerleading Squads, as well as the VT All-girl Competitive Squad. Since her college days, she has served on the judging panels of high school cheerleading competitions. She is a member of the Junior League, enjoys being outdoors, and loves walking her maltese/shih-tzu mix puppy, Tallulah Belle, on the beach.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
Amanda moved to Charleston from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Roanoke, Va in 2011. She had visited the area several times on vacation and couldn't stay away. Amanda has a BA in Psychology from Roanoke College located in Salem, Va and received her PTA degree here in Charleston from Trident Technical College in 2015.
Outside of work she enjoys kayaking, hiking, going to the beach, spending time with family and friends, and trying to take in all the restaurants and activities Charleston has to offer.
Linda grew up in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. Before she joined the Premier Physical Therapy team she managed several local Old Navy's and Gap's. When she is not at work Linda can be found on the Ashley River boating with her husband and son. Linda also volunteers with Camp Happy Days, a local charity supporting children with cancer. Each summer Linda spends a week at their summer camp putting smiles on the kids faces.
Shannon is a South Carolina native, and has lived in the Summerville area for over 34 years. When not working, Shannon enjoys spending time with her family, exercising and listening to music. Shannon can be found on any given weekend at one of our beautiful area beaches with her wonderful family. She states, "I have been blessed with my wonderful husband of 20 years and we have two boys ages 11 and 6 who are both active in sports and school activities."
Shannon is a graduate of Trident Technical College and worked in the medical/dental professions for 19 years. She does a wonderful job as Premier's AR specialist, and adds a spirit of peace to Premier in all she does.
INSURANCE SPECIALIST/DIRECTOR OF SMILES
Riley Vargas is a recent graduate of Charleston Southern University. She is originally from the small upstate town Easley, South Carolina which is very different from the city her husband, Danny, is from: Los Angeles, California. She and her husband are recently married, and are loving the life the Lord has blessed them with. They dream of one day moving to Ethiopia and living out the calling the Lord has placed on their hearts. When Riley is not at Premier, she can be found frequenting coffee shops and antiques stores.
THERAPY AID + FRONT OFFICE SPECIALIST
Alexx is a recent graduate from University of South Carolina Aiken where she studied exercise and sports science. She is from the local town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina. In her spare time she loves to hang out with family and friends, go shopping, travel, and listen to music. Alexx also enjoys playing basketball and volleyball, and root for her favorite teams, the Panthers and Yankees. If you have time, ask her about her pet goat Coco Billy.
Emily is originally from the small town of Mohnton, Pennsylvania. Her husband's job landed them in Charleston in 2014. Emily is a recent graduate of Charleston Southern University where she received her BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. She loves spending time with her two pups, Hank and Layla, and also loves to explore. Anything that has to do with crafting or art will steal her attention!
THE PREMIER THERAPY DOGS
Therapy dogs bring great joy to our patients. Feel free to love on or pet them, you'll have a friend for life.
Meet Tallulah Belle! She is full of energy and creates smiles in the Premier Clinic. You can find her sun bathing at the front door waiting for patients or running around the clinic checking to make sure every patient is okay....or has snacks for her. Tallulah has become a certified therapy dog in 2016!
SHADOW OF CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Heather is a faithful and loyal member of the Premier team and often greets patients while they wait for their therapy. She knows the pain of a hip injury and torn ACL herself. She is most often found right beside Jill. She is happy to love on our patients in exchange for a tummy rub or treat. Heather enjoys spreading happiness with her continuous smile and wagging tail!
Isabelle joined the Premier PT team in 2011. Her mom was a patient here for years and had to move to a place that wouldn't allow her to have pets so she blessed us with Isabelle. Isabelle quickly took to her older brothers and started to run the show. She polices the clinic for any strange white vehicles or bicycles that might pass by. We have since raised her to a royalty status, changing her name to Princess Isabelle. At any given time, she will be seen snuggling on the mat with patients or up front greeting people in the lobby. She loves belly rubs and being carried in a baby bjorn. She answers to her name so please stop by and speak to her.
JAKE + MARLEY
Occasionally you will be greeted by our Premier Greeters with a friendly tail wag. As soon as the front door opens, they get up and trot over to greet whoever is coming in. Marley is the black cocker spaniel and you can find him following his mom, Jill. He is a certified therapy dog and loves his job!
Jake, the white and caramel colored springer spaniel mix, unfortunately has joined his friends in doggy heaven recently. We miss him every day.