Cheri Boeckmann, PT, BS EDU
Cheri Boeckmann graduated Cum Laude from the Medical College of Virginia in 1985. Cheri has been a physical therapist for over thirty years and has worked in a variety of settings including hospital acute care, stroke and spinal-cord rehab, long-term care, and home health. Lovingston Physical Therapy has been in operation since 1997 and is the culmination of many years of planning and hard work. To better serve the community, in 2004, Cheri moved the business to The Nelson Center, a vital center for community life in Nelson County. Primarily, she is interested in working with clients to address spinal and postural issues with the goal of transitioning alignment to "reclaim our natural posture".**
With the addition of new staff, Cheri will have more time with her recreational activities which include most anything in water, biking, hiking, yoga, beach, travel, and most importantly, being with family and friends. She will also be ramping up her teaching of the Gokhale Method both locally and "on the road".
B.S. Ed. (Bachelor of Education) / Physical Education - University of Missouri
B.P.T. (Bachelor Of Physical Therapy)- Medical College of Virginia, 1985
**Gokhale Method Instructor: teaching classes and private lessons in natural posture and movement based on the work of Esther Gokhale.
Erica Stowe, a Nelson County native, graduated from James Madison University in 2013 with her B.S. in Kinesiology. She then took a year off to explore Wyoming and Maine for 6 months horse-packing and working for the Maine Conservation Corps before returning to Virginia. After three years in Richmond, she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and is excited to return home to put her skills to use, assisting patients of all ages to incorporate activity back into their lives.
Erica has seen a variety of populations from her clinical time in school and is excited to bring her knowledge back to her community. During her time at VCU, Erica participated in the Virginia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program, which focuses on interdisciplinary leadership and education for children with disabilities. She is also interested in Pelvic and Women’s Health.
She currently lives in Nelson County and enjoys spending her free time exploring the outdoors through hiking, biking, and running, playing ultimate Frisbee, and gardening.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science) Exercise Science; Kinesiology - James Madison University, 2013
D.P.T. (Doctorate of Physical Therapy) - Medical College of Virginia - Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Disability Leadership - Medical College of Virginia - Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017
Nicholas Brantley is a Physical Therapist Assistant at Lovingston Physical Therapy, providing a foundation for patient care consisting of patient education, exercise, and hands on approach to facilitate the body's natural healing process. Nick holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Liberty University and an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant from Wytheville Community College. He has a strong background in nutrition through his education. He has been on LPT's staff for over 10 years.
Nick has grown up in Nelson County his entire life and currently resides in Arrington, VA near the Colleen Drive-In, which is not a good place to be since his wife, Christy, himself, and their three kids, Jonathan, Noah and Alaina, love ice-cream. Nick also enjoys hiking, running, strength training, tinkering on vehicles, and racing slot cars when not working at LPT.
B. S. (Bachelor Of Science in Kinesiology)- Liberty University
P.T.A (Physical Therapy Assistant)- Wytheville Community College
Steve Berkey became interested in physical therapy by having "on-the-job" training. In high school, he broke his femur while playing football. He was personally introduced to the field the hard way. This experience opened his eyes to physical therapy and sparked his interest in pursuing the field. Experiencing physical therapy as a patient gave Steve an inside understanding of the pain of a sports injury and the nature of rehabilitation.
Steve earned his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. He has practiced in a variety of settings including inpatient, home health, skilled nursing, and outpatient. By far, his favorite setting is outpatient orthopedics with endurance athletes. He has a passion for performance training including medically based bike fits, running analyses, prescribing and fitting custom orthotics, and injury prevention.
When Steve is not practicing physical therapy, he is out cycling and hiking the beautiful surroundings of Albemarle county and being with his family. Steve loves spending plenty of time with his wife, Jody, and rambunctious six-year-old son, Elijah.
D.P.T. (Doctorate Of Physiotherapy)- University of Pittsburgh
Specializations: Endurance sports injuries (i.e. running, cycling, triathlons), general orthopedic rehabilitation, manual therapy approach, biomechanical assessment and custom orthotics
Tiffany Parmly started her career in the medical field after graduating Nelson County High School. She received her CNA in 2007 through Nelson County High School and then pursued nursing through Piedmont Virginia Community College. Tiffany is currently working on her credentials in Medical Coding at Piedmont Virginia Community College and hopes to continue pursuing a career in the Health Information field.
Tiffany got married in 2013 to her husband Phillip and became a mommy to a beautiful, very energetic little girl named Maycie a couple years later. In her spare time she enjoys her 4 lb yorkie-poo, watching her daughter participate in horse shows, gymnastics and Pageants and being with her family and friends. Tiffany was born and raised in Nelson County and is now building her forever home near Walton's Mountain Museum.
C.N.A.(Certified Nursing Assistant)-Nelson County High School
P.C.T( Practical Care Tech) -University of Virginia (UVA Medical Center)
CPC (Certified Professional Coder)- Piedmont Virginia Community College Graduating 2020
Specializations: Insurance Billing & Office Needs
Robert "Doc" Longanecker,
After 30 yrs of teaching Geography at Amherst County High School, Doc retired in 2009 and shortly thereafter decided to jump into helping his wife, Cheri, run the business.
When he is not in the office, Doc enjoys gardening, playing with his dog, Reo, working around the house, fishing, watching football, reading any number of books, and scuba diving or traveling.
B.A. Ed (Bachelor of Arts in Education) - Old Dominion University