Dr. Todd J. Brown graduated with high honors from Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia. He is dedicated to improving the lives of others by educating the public on the tremendous benefits of chiropractic care, and feels that everyone has the potential to live healthier, pain-free lives, without the need for drugs or surgery. Dr. Brown believes in prevention and wellness; not just the treatment of disease.
Dr. Brown began his college career at The Ohio State University where he received a degree in International Business all the while realizing that he had a passion for helping people. He attended Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia which completed a total of 9 years of undergraduate and chiropractic/medical training. During his studies, he discovered the benefits of true health and drug-free living. After graduating from Life University, he went to work with his mentor, Dr. Joseph Gambardella, and childhood friend, Dr. Benjamin Erb, at Advanced Medical and Rehab of Miami for 8 years. He has successfully treated patients with neck pain, shoulder pain, vertigo, lower back pain, migraine headaches, auto accident injuries and many more ailments of the body. While working at Advanced Medical and Rehab of Miami, Dr. Brown also worked with the FIU women’s sand and indoor volleyball teams, the Miami/ Dade Fire and Police Department and several professional athletes. Currently Dr. Brown treats a variety of sports injuries and health related conditions for the Mount Pleasant community.
Dr. Brown is an active member of The American Chiropractic Association, The Florida Chiropractic Association, and the Volunteer Doctors of America, which is a non-profit organization that has educated thousands of people on health and wellness by providing free health screenings for those in need.
Originally from Wapakoneta, Ohio, Dr. Brown lives locally in the Mount Pleasant area with his wife Deana, daughter Sophia, and their Cocker Spaniel PJ. He enjoys spending his free time playing sports, fishing, scuba diving, running, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Jesse Perseghin graduated from Life University in Marietta GA in 2016. His passion is helping people live happier and healthier lives by addressing health problems through natural means. Dr. Jesse is originally from Baltimore, MD and received a degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of South Carolina in 2012. From a young age he has had a strong interest in both rehab and nutrition that has driven him to continue to learn new ways to help his patients. He now lives locally in Charleston and plans on making the beautiful low country his permanent home.
A Sandlapper from Day One, Dr. Osbon was born in the upstate of South Carolina and was fortunate to grow up at the foot of the mountains in Greenville County, enjoying an idyllic childhood exploring the creeks, mountains, and forests that blanket our state. He attended Blue Ridge High School and then matriculated at Wofford College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He found himself in the ROTC program after attending Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia and became a paratrooper. For the next four years, he was on active duty and was stationed as a Medical Service Corps officer at the military medical school in Bethesda, Maryland. Finding that he had time and restless intellectual energy, he enrolled in the graduate program at The Johns Hopkins University and received a Master’s degree in biotechnology and genetics in 1998. He realized that he should either pursue a Ph.D. in genetics or apply to medical school, ultimately chose the latter, and enrolled at the Medical University of South Carolina. He chose emergency medicine as his specialty and went on to train in residency at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia.
Dr. Osbon founded Oasis Hyperbarics in 2007 and opened a hyperbaric oxygen facility in early 2008 and merged with East Cooper Medical Center two years later to bring into one place everything we would need for state-of-the-art wound care. Now, as the Comprehensive Wound Center, it is a thriving practice that provides world-class wound care to the great people of Mount Pleasant. He continues to practice emergency medicine at Summerville and Trident Medical Centers.
In early 2016, he joined forces with Dr. Todd Brown, as he launched Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine in Mount Pleasant, SC. He is in charge of directing and overseeing our patient’s medical care with the collaboration of our wonderful and very experienced Nurse Practitioner Traci Kennedy.
Dr. Osbon feels immensely blessed to live in the Low Country where he and his family enjoy the maritime traditions of sailing, fishing, and shrimping that characterize this beautiful part of the planet as well as the rich cultural and historical resources for which Charleston is known.
Traci Kennedy relocated to Charleston in 2017, and is thrilled to be a part of Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine’s team as the onsite Nurse Practitioner.
For 33 years, she was an ER Nurse in the Trauma I unit at IU Health Methodist Hospital downtown Indianapolis. Originally from Indiana, she is naturally an Indy 500 fan. She spent 25 years working as a trauma nurse at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the inside track hospital for the Indy 500, Formula One, Nascar and Moto GP taking care of the drivers as well as all event attendees. In 2013, she went back to school to pursue my Family Nurse Practitioner’s degree. Upon graduating in 2016, she worked at Franciscan Immediate Health Care for two years as an Family Nurse Practitioner before relocating to the Low Country.
Practicing medicine and taking care of others is her passion in life, but when she is not working she enjoys golf, tennis, traveling, and sailing. She has two daughters named Stephanie and Tiffany, with whom she loves to travel and spend time with. One of her favorite pastimes in Charleston is trying out new culinary options, so if you come in, please be sure to share your recommendations!
One of the last original Charlestonians, Dr. Gabe Botero was born and grew up in the Mount Pleasant area. After finishing his undergraduate in Kinesiology at Anderson University, Dr. Gabe completed his Physical Therapy degree at MUSC before joining the team in 2022. Dr. Gabe enjoys helping his patients achieve a pain free lifestyle by emphasizing strength and flexibility in order to help them get back to whatever they love doing! When he's not in the office you can find him spending time with his wife Abigail and their dog Benji. Dr. Gabe is a big bookworm so if you have any recommendations, he's eager to hear them!
Carter is a born and bred South Carolinian, having grown up in Murrells Inlet. He is a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina, receiving his degree in exercise science in 2017. He moved to Charleston in 2019 as a Physical Therapy Assistant after attending Horry-Georgetown Technical College. He loves sports-especially baseball- and was part of a state championship baseball team back in 2011! He also loves track and field, wakeboarding, surfing, and boating - especially when there's fishing involved! He is a firm believer in preventive and natural medicine, and looks forward every day to helping our patients at Elite on their journey to live without pain!
Wade Bryant has come to us all the way from the big and bad lone star state. After graduating from the University of Nebraska (Go'skers), where he majored in Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science, Wade made his way back down to Texas, where he obtained his PTA license from South Plains College. Wade continues his drive to learn and develop as a clinician in his venture to become a PT. Wade love’s affiliating himself with any type of outdoor activity and absolutely loves spending time with his puppies (German Shephard and Belgian Malinois). His favorite sport is baseball and has no problem watching every Atlanta Braves baseball game on either his phone or television. However, he will gladly discuss any other sport with you as well, so feel free to bring it up!
As a people person, Amber’s role as Office Manager and the face of the practice is a perfect fit! Delivering outstanding patient service has been Amber's #1 priority ever since joining Elite Healthcare in 2019. Amber takes pride in ensuring that our patients have the best experience while in our office. For Amber, the most rewarding part of her job is seeing patients start their journey to recovery and seeing their strides to better health. Amber has her Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Sports Science with a minor in Education. She is also a certified Electro-Muscle-Stimulation Personal Trainer and is an advocate for natural healing and preventative medicine. She is a dog lover, with two pups- Aiken, a chihuahua, and Finn, a flat coat retriever. As an avid karaoke singer, she’d love to know your choice song next time you’re in!
Laura was born in Pensacola, FL, but moved to Connecticut when she was in high school. She graduated with an Associates in Administrative Assisting from Bay Path College and with a Bachelors in Education from Connecticut State University. Laura loves spending her free time making crafts and spending time with her family whether they are near or far! She enjoys seeing her son, and two daughters, and beautiful granddaughter! Laura has worked 30+ years in early childhood education, specifically with infant care and development. Not only does Laura have a love for children and people, but she also has a passion for holistic health and nutrition! As a certified health coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she enjoys studying alternative methods of healing including homeopathy!
Tina Hammond is originally from upstate New York, but made the wonderful move to the Low Country eighteen years ago. Her background is in Special Education and she shares that passion with her son who has special needs. In 2006, she made a career change to the very rewarding art of Massage Therapy. She specializes in Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Reflexology and general relaxation. Massage Therapy allows her to enjoy working and helping others achieve pain relief, correct and heal muscular issues, and achieve overall wellness.
In her spare time, she enjoys working out, swimming, reading, and sight-seeing. Her one guilty pleasure is watching and reading anything about vampires and ghosts.
Born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina, Cynthia is a graduate of the Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville, N.C. She worked multiple roles for the Blue Ridge Fitness and Rehab Regional Hospital for 15 years, some of which included specializing in Swedish Massage and as a Physical Therapy Technician.
Cynthia relocated to the Low Country in 2018 with her husband, and loves spending time with her children and grandchildren! Cynthia believes that each and every day is a gift, and that self-care is so important for all! She wants to help each patient achieve this goal!
Gemma is one of our licensed massage therapists who attended Branford Hall in Massachusetts. She has worked in the field of massage therapy for 10 years in medical and spa settings. Gemma's experience has helped her become well rounded and increase her knowledge to provide the absolute best experience possible for her patients and clients.