Bryan Carter, LMT, NCTMB
As a former Olympic Taekwondo competitor, trainer, coach and school owner, I found myself wanting to help my competitors, as well as their families, find relief from years of pain and injuries. I had also struggled with injuries and overall soreness from years of playing sports and competitions. In 2003, I started massage therapy school at the Center of Rehabilitative Education (CORE) where the focus was myofascial integration and structural body work.
For the past 14 years, I’ve been blessed to be able to help others get back to an active lifestyle or start the active life they want. I’ve worked with clients of all ages, from a 3-month-old newborn to an 83-year-old ballroom dancer. I’ve also worked with middle school and high school students, professional athletes and Olympians. Now I have my own team of qualified and licensed massage therapists to help me ensure all of our clients have an active, happy and pain-free life.
Diana christmas, LMT
Growing up as a competitive golfer, I struggled with the pain of scoliosis for years. I saw doctors and physical therapists, but the pain still persisted. In 2012, a friend suggested I see Bryan Carter at Carter Sport Therapy. After a few treatments, I noticed the pain was much less severe and my quality of life was changing for the better. This experience would end up being a turning point in my life, physically and professionally.
Living in pain is a horrible feeling, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. But I knew this was something I could do to help others. I started massage therapy school in 2012 and have been a client- turned-therapist for the past four years. I am blessed to be able to help hundreds of people live a more active and pain-free lifestyle.
Heather ritchie, LMT
I first came to Carter Sport Therapy three years ago after suffering from chronic shoulder and neck pain with little relief. I didn’t know what to expect when I walked in the door and the experience has changed my life in more ways than one. First, I gained relief from my constant pain, but I also found a career after Bryan suggested that I become a licensed massage therapist. I earned my certification and joined the Carter Sport Therapy team in August 2016.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages and I’m very interested in helping caregivers for those who have special challenges and illnesses. Since I have a child with special needs, I realize how important it is for caregivers to take care of themselves first so they can help others. I feel blessed to have a job where I can help people live healthy, pain-free lives and I can learn and grow as a therapist.