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 almost 16 years ago 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 first 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 Physical Therapy School with my doctorate in 2010.  I had just married an officer in the Coast Guard and we were stationed in Alexandria, VA where I worked in an inpatient neurological rehabilitation facility.  After a year, we were relocated to Hawaii for 3 years where I worked in a diverse setting of in-home pediatrics and outpatient orthopedics.  I attained certification in Pilates and had the opportunity to use this training with both my teenage and adult patients.  In the summer of 2014, my growing family moved to Sneads Ferry, NC where I took a job here at J.Z. Mann Pediatric Therapy.  I can say, without question, that this is my favorite job.  I have the amazing opportunity to learn from a variety of very talented therapists.  We work hard on training each other in our field specialties, and there is always someone available to answer any question you may have.  Every member of the J.Z. Mann team is excited to be at work and puts our patients and their families first.  With this kind of environment, it is easy to enjoy my job and become the best therapist I can."

Rebecca Epperson, DPT (Univ. of Virginia's College at Wise BS 2007, Old Dominion University, DPT 2010)