Physical Therapy

Quality, patient-centered care with one hour appointments in a private, relaxed setting Comprehensive, individualized treatment plans designed to promote long-term health and healing integrating traditional physical therapy with complimentary and alternative modalities, including myofascial release, craniosacral therapy and medical therapeutic yoga A whole-body approach (mind, body and spirit... Read More

Quality, patient-centered care with one hour appointments in a private, relaxed setting
Comprehensive, individualized treatment plans designed to promote long-term health and healing integrating traditional physical therapy with complimentary and alternative modalities, including myofascial release, craniosacral therapy and medical therapeutic yoga
A whole-body approach (mind, body and spirit) in the treatment of pain and dysfunction
An exceptional team of physical therapists with over 75 years of combined experience in orthopedics, neurological disorders, women’s health, chronic disease.
Physical Therapists with advanced and expert level training in Myofascial Release.


TeleHealth Services

At Roper Physical Therapy, we offer telehealth services to be able to treat our patients from their own home. As with our traditional office visits, during our telehealth call we will cover detailed health and social history, set appropriate goals, and perform an examination and evaluation. We will introduce you to our treatment approach including education on the fascial system and the Pentago... Read More

At Roper Physical Therapy, we offer telehealth services to be able to treat our patients from their own home. As with our traditional office visits, during our telehealth call we will cover detailed health and social history, set appropriate goals, and perform an examination and evaluation. We will introduce you to our treatment approach including education on the fascial system and the Pentagon of Wellness. During the examination, we will look for postural asymmetries, range of motion, and movement patterns with various functional tasks. Our physical therapists will guide you through appropriate treatments such as self-myofascial release, breathing techniques, core stabilization, and various exercises. We also integrate Medical Therapeutic Yoga into our treatment sessions, using biomechanically sound poses to help improve stability and regulate the nervous system.

Our clinic offers 1-hour initial evaluations and 30-minute follow-up treatments via telehealth calls. Whether in-person or through the computer, our goal is to find the best course of treatment for your lifestyle and are honored to be a part of your wellness journey.


Monthly Class Schedule

At Roper PT, we offer a variety of classes including Medical Therapeutic Yoga, Self-Myofascial Release, and various specialty monthly classes.


Private Yoga & Personal Training

Our licensed physical therapists can create and implement a safe and effective workout plan tailored to your specific goals.

Rachel Gmach, PT, DPT, COMT, PYT-c started her career as a shiatsu and massage therapist, eventually opening her own practice in South Minneapolis, focusing on Eastern and Western therapies. In search of more ways to help people out of pain, she returned to school and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from St. Catherine University in her home state of Minnesota. A learner at heart, Rachel is currently studying under John Barnes, PT for Myofascial Release. Additionally, she is a dry needling specialist and earned her manual therapist certification from the Maitland Physiotherapy in 2018. Rachel will complete her training under Dr. Ginger Garner PT, DPT, ATC/L in Medical Therapeutic Yoga this Spring of 2021.

Rachel has a multifaceted approach to physical therapy with an emphasis on the whole person, utilizing the pentagon of wellness. Through her own journey with chronic pain, Rachel understands that every individual she treats has a unique story and requires a unique treatment plan. She now enjoys an active, pain-free lifestyle and enjoys helping others achieve the same.

As a former competitive dancer, Rachel loves staying active and enjoys a daily yoga practice, paddle boarding, rock climbing, and walking or hiking with her rescue dogs.

Rachel Gmach, PT, DPT, COMT, PYT-c started her career as a shiatsu and massage therapist, eventua... Read More

Rachel Gorman PT, DPT, OCS, PYT, graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, followed by her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Western Carolina University. Rachel completed the Orthopedic Residency program through Evidence In Motion and became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2017.

Rachel has a strong interest in integrative medicine and has studied Medical Therapeutic Yoga through the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute. She enjoys using a combination of manual therapy, trigger point dry needling, and Medical Therapeutic Yoga to address a wide variety of orthopedic issues. Rachel is recognized as an Orthopedic Specialist, and has multiple certifications including medical therapeutic yoga and dry needling, began practicing JFB-MFR therapy in 2019.

Rachel has two daughters, who also share her love for yoga. She enjoys being active, traveling, and spending time with her family, including her husband and their German Shorthaired Pointer named Kona.

Be sure to contact Rachel if you have any questions at r.gorman@roperpt.com!

Rachel Gorman PT, DPT, OCS, PYT, graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from th... Read More

Cay Moore PT, ERYT 200, PYT-c joined Roper PT as a yoga instructor in 2012 and is now seeing patients in addition to teaching yoga in both class and private settings. Cay has been teaching yoga classes at Roper PT for many years and has recently started seeing more physical therapy clients. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Physical Therapy in 1993. For the first 10 years of her career, Cay worked mostly in inpatient and outpatient rehab as well as at a variety of settings across the US as a traveling physical therapist.

Since 2004, Cay has worked with private physical therapy clients. She began studying manual therapy through the Institute of Physical Art and started completing courses in myofascial release through John Barnes PT, LMT, NCTMB in 2014.

Cay became interested in yoga during the pregnancy of her first child and began studying fitness yoga through YogaFit in 2004. Following this, Cay studied classical and therapeutic yoga through the Holistic Yoga Therapy Institute in Charlotte and earned her RYT-200 through Yoga Alliance in 2013. She has taught numerous yoga classes per week in a variety of settings for over 15 years. Currently, Cay is studying under Ginger Garner PT, ATC, ERYT-500 through the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute.

Cay is married and has three teenagers and two dogs, which keep her very busy! She enjoys the outdoors, traveling, spending time with friends and family, concerts, and yoga.

Be sure to contact Cay if you have any questions at c.moore@roperpt.com!

Cay Moore PT, ERYT 200, PYT-c joined Roper PT as a yoga instructor in 2012 and is now seeing pati... Read More

Lynne Ray graduated from Appalachian State with a B.S. in Exercise Science, soon followed by post-graduate school at UNC Chapel Hill earning her second B.S. in Physical Therapy in 1994. Lynne worked in Orthopedic/Trauma inpatient care and Orthopedic outpatient care at Carolinas Medical Center from 1994-2000. She has completed several courses in myofascial release through John Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB since 2010 and is an Advanced Level JFB-MFR Therapist. Lynne is also a graduate of the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute for healthcare professionals studying under Ginger Garner PT, ATC, ERYT-500. Lynne currently has over 1500 hours of training in medical therapeutic yoga.

Her daily yoga practice combined with her love of an active lifestyle and a holistic view of health influenced her decision to join forces with her friend and colleague opening Professional Yoga Therapy Approach (PYTA), the area’s first medical based, bio-mechanically sound yoga practice taught by licensed physical therapists. Lynne utilizes her physical therapy and myofascial release background combined with her knowledge of medical based yoga when helping patients through the rehabilitation process. Her many years of experience has enabled her to treat a varied population, from young to aged, sedentary to athletic.

Lynne has been a guest speaker covering topics surrounding medical based yoga and myofascial release for the physical therapy department at Wingate University located in Charlotte, NC. She has also enjoyed being an educator and facilitator of medical based yoga to several mid-sized companies within the Charlotte area.

Lynne has three children and is very active with the running and triathlon community. She has completed 2 Ironman distance triathlons and is a member of the local Triple Threat Racing Team.

Be sure to contact Lynne if you have any questions at l.ray@roperpt.com!

Lynne Ray graduated from Appalachian State with a B.S. in Exercise Science, soon followed by post... Read More

Christine Roper, MSPT, PYT, the owner and founder of Roper Physical Therapy, opened her private practice in 2003 and has served over 25 years as a licensed physical therapist. In pursuit of combining traditional physical therapy with alternative modalities for the treatment of pain and dysfunction, she became an Expert Level JFB-MFR Therapist with ongoing training under John Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB beginning in 1999. She is also a graduate of the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute for healthcare professionals studying medical therapeutic yoga under Ginger Garner PT, ATC, ERYT-500. In 2012, she joined forces with friend and colleague, Lynne Ray, PT, CSCS, PYT implementing a successful medical therapeutic yoga (MTY) program in her clinic and for several mid-sized companies throughout Charlotte, NC. In 2019, Christine was named NAWBO Charlotte’s Woman Business Owner of the year!

Prior to opening her own practice, Christine worked as a physical therapist for the Carolinas Healthcare Center for ten years providing valuable experience in both outpatient rehabilitation and orthopedics, and managed the outpatient department for a portion of these years.

Christine has been a guest speaker covering topics surrounding medical therapeutic yoga and myofascial release for the physical therapy departments of the University of Miami, Miami, FL, Wingate University and Central Piedmont Community College located in Charlotte, NC. She was also a featured speaker at the 2016 NCPTA Fall Conference and Elevate of Charlotte, NC in 2019. In addition to her speaking engagements, she has enjoyed being an educator and facilitator to local community partners including the Arthritis Services of North Carolina, the Aquatic Team of Mecklenburg County (Team ATOM) and the Hornet’s Nest Girl Scouts. Christine is also on the board of Brave Step, an organization that works to strengthen adults impacted by sexual abuse by providing meaningful steps on their healing journey.

Christine is happily married with three children. After playing Division II basketball in college, Christine has continued her love of the sport by coaching a girls Interfaith Basketball League for many years is actively involved with the Girls Scouts. She enjoys reading, meditation, yoga, sports of all kind and spending time with her family.

Be sure to contact Christine if you have any questions at c.roper@roperpt.com!

Christine Roper, MSPT, PYT, the owner and founder of Roper Physical Therapy, opened her private p... Read More

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