Established November 1st, 1991 - Improving the quality of life, one child at a time...


"I graduated from Western Carolina University in 1999 with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. I began working at J.Z. Mann, Pediatric Therapy as my first job as a physical therapist. That was in 1999 and I am still here. I began by co-treating with another PT, then began to see patients on my own. After a few months on the job, I began re-evaluating existing patients before ultimately moving into doing new patient evaluations. Janelle provided training and mentoring and never pushed me into a situation for which I wasn’t prepared. J.Z. Mann, Pediatric Therapy is a perfect place for a new graduate looking to develop a full range of pediatric physical therapy skills. I can honestly say I love my job! I continue to learn about pediatrics each day and enjoy working on a team and getting feedback when I need it."

Tricia Goodman Fisher, MPT (WCU, 1999)


"I graduated from Marquette University with a BS, PT in 1984. I fist met Janelle in 1991 when we both served children in local school systems and when Janelle had begun her private practice in her home. We attended continuing education and regional pediatric therapy meetings together and I was able to get to know Janelle and Horace as mentors and friends. The Marine Corps took our family to other locales, but we returned in 2000. I worked at JZ Mann Pediatric Therapy from 2000-2003, then again moved away with my family and returned to JZ Mann again in 2009. The main reasons I have enjoyed working at and returning to JZ Mann Pediatric Therapy include the caring, family atmosphere that Janelle and Horace kindle as well as their pursuit of excellence with compassion for all of their employees. I stay motivated because we are always in search of higher quality and more creative ways to work together as a JZ Mann team, and more importantly, better ways to provide effective, caring treatment and services to children and their families who entrust us with their care."

  Janet Oehl, PT (Marquette University, 1984)


"I graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2014 with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. I began my career in outpatient pediatrics in South Carolina. The military brought me to the area and I am fortunate to have found J.Z. Mann. It has been a great experience. I have enjoyed getting to know the patients and their families. I love the inter-discipline communication and support I receive from my coworkers."

Melissa Capasso, PT, DPT (Medical University of South Carolina, 2014)


"I graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan in 1986 with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. I moved to California and began working in various acute care rehabilitation facilities and outpatient therapy programs. I have worked in a variety of physical therapy settings over the years and began working with children 16 years ago, which I found I loved and wished to continue to work with children with disabilities. When I moved to North Carolina, I was told J.Z. Mann was the "premier" pediatric clinic in the area, and was so excited to begin my physical therapy employment in North Carolina at such a well-established and active teaching facility! I enjoy the continuing education continually provided and excellent well-rounded therapists here at J.Z. Mann. It is a progressive therapy department which keeps up with all the latest research and treatment techniques! Such a joy to work with the wonderful children and therapists at J.Z. Mann Pediatric Therapy!"

Cynthia "Cindy" Neitzke, PT (Oakland University, 1986)