Luke and Emily Buffum
Luke and Emily are the owners and founders of Trinity Wellness Center. They started the practice in January 2002 to provide quality care in an old-fashioned, family-style atmosphere.
Luke received his Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from NC State University, where he also participated on the men’s basketball team. He graduated in 1998 and continued on to physical therapy school at the University of NC at Chapel Hill. He graduated with his Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2000. Emily earned both her Bachelor’s in Athletic Training and Master of Physical Therapy degrees from UNC, graduating in 1998 and 2000 respectively. During undergraduate school, Emily participated as a varsity cheerleader and a student athletic trainer.
Luke is ABPTS board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Sports Physical Therapy. He is also certified in SASTM, Integrated Dry Needling, Functional Movement Screen (FMS), and Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation (BFR).
In addition to working at Trinity Wellness, Luke is also part of the NCSU sports medicine team. He assists the athletic trainers across all sports with post-surgical and long-term rehab plans. Emily currently works from home, providing administrative support for the clinic.
Luke and Emily have four beautiful girls, Ginny Grace, Caroline, Victoria, and Amelia Claire. They enjoy spending time together as a family and love outdoor activities and taking weekend getaways when possible. The Buffum’s are members of Bayleaf Baptist Church and view Trinity Wellness as a way of reaching out to their community.
Our Committment is
Excellence • Compassionate Care • Prevention
Our three-fold commitment to you begins with our highly qualified physical therapy staff, including ABPTS Board Certified Specialists. Our physical therapy services include Dry Needling, Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Sports Physical Therapy, Postural Restoration (PRI), Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM) and Vestibular Rehab and other Physical Therapy Modalities. Our licensed physical therapists provide one-on-one sessions lasting 45-minutes. They are committed to maintaining a warm and loving atmosphere and designing individualized treatment plans that meet your unique needs and challenges. We’ll empower you with education, home exercise programs, and options for rehab-based fitness to transition you back to an active lifestyle that will keep you healthy!
A Hands-On Approach to Physical Therapy
If you or a loved one is suffering from a painful physical condition, let Trinity Wellness Center assist you in making tomorrow a better, healthier day. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your goals!
I was referred to Trinity by my GP to address a pinched nerve on L4 that was causing 9/10 pain.... read moreLouis Stamm4/26/2021
I have been going to Trinity Wellness for all my physical therapy needs for the last 19 years. They are... read moreKendra Kempf4/19/2021
I was referred to Trinity by my GP to address a pinched nerve on L4 that was causing 9/10 pain.... read moreLouis Stamm4/13/2021
I have been going to Trinity Wellness on and off for over 10 years for various conditions. I have... read moreRoberta Titchener2/26/2021
Trinity Wellness was great all around. My PT Matt was fantastic. Highly recommend it for physical therapy and all of... read morePaul Mikuta2/26/2021
My doctor sent me to Trinity Wellness. My PT was Megan. She is wonderful in every way. ... read moreLiz Mills12/08/2020
Following surgery, I went to Trinity Wellness Center on the advice of my in-home physical therapist, and because it's much... read moreSusan Nunn11/26/2020
Following surgery, I went to Trinity Wellness Center on the advice of my in-home physical therapist, and because it's much... read moreSusan Nunn11/14/2020
My entire experience at Trinity Wellness Center has been nothing short of extraordinary ! The facility and equipment is are... read moreRobert Bagnardi10/29/2020
I have been going to Trinity Wellness Center since 2013 and have always had a great experience. The receptionists are... read moreSusan Bell9/26/2020
I should have posted this review years ago. I am a chiropractor in Durham NC and I teach soft... read moreMichael Krasnov6/26/2020
If you are looking for incredibly personalized attention, clearly defined treatment plans, amazingly personable staff, and an unmatched level of... read moreNathan Mitchiner5/26/2020
Both my husband and I have been going to Trinity for about a year. Would highly recommend them to my... read moreGwen Cox5/26/2020
Luke has been amazing to work with. From day one, he has understood and made sense of my pain and... read moreAmanda Rales5/26/2020
Trinity had not only been invaluable at helping me recover from surgery but has helped me to get better in... read moreJay Graham5/26/2020
The best physical therapy experiences I have had by a long shot. I have a chronic pain condition that Megan... read moreThomas Jacoby5/26/2020
I tore my ACL this past summer and Trinity Wellness got me back playing basketball in the same season! The... read moreLindsey Carter5/26/2020
I had achilles surgery in December and was referred to Trinity Wellness by coworkers. It was the best decision I... read moreMarco Serna5/26/2020
Megan is excellent and had lots of patience with me. Her knowledge, ability, understanding, and planing my therapy was top... read moreMarion Houle5/26/2020
I have been going to Trinity Wellness for physical therapy for over a year now the entire team and I... read moreWright Jackson5/26/2020
I've been treated at Trinity for several problems.during the Pandemic. The Covid 19 protocols are consistently observed.....the office... read moreNina Yeager5/26/2020
I took my daughter to Trinity wellness after complaining of knee pain for weeks playing volleyball. After seeing an orthopedic... read moreKeri Miller5/26/2020
"My experience with Luke have been amazing! He is very passionate about making sure that his patients are in respectable... read moreToria Bennett5/26/2020
Trinity Wellness is an awesome physical therapy center! Dr. Luke is incredibly knowledgeable with sports-specific therapy and I highly... read moreDon Rodger5/26/2019
This place is special. From the time you walk in to the time you see your therapist, there is feel... read moreSandy Roberts5/26/2019
I was a runner at NC state a few years ago and came down with a hip injury that has... read moreDeanna Roberts5/26/2019
Luke Buffum is incredibly caring and has helped get my shoulder to stop pinching as well as getting me working... read moreAllison Lovette5/26/2019
Trinity Wellness is an amazing physical therapy practice. I have been twice for sports related injuries and had great experiences.... read moreJackie Shapaker5/26/2019
I've gone to see Chris regularly. He's been super helpful for all of my climbing related injuries. Obviously knows what... read moreJesus Barreto5/26/2019
I wish I didn't need PT, but since i do, i couldn't be luckier to have found Luke and the... read moreJustin Cranford5/26/2018
Trinity Wellness Center is a great place for physical therapy. All the staff are knowledgeable and caring. I... read moreMartha Lowrance5/26/2018
Luke is awesome. So professional and caring. 🙂Helen Hession5/26/2018
This center is a well run, valuable resource for anyone suffering from a physical impairment. Justin has helped me... read moreKathlene Larson5/26/2017
It has been a Godsend finding Dr. Day for my back and neck problems. I tell everyone I hobble in... read moreKristin Losquadro Razon5/26/2017
I would recommend Trinity Wellness Center to anyone with a sports-related injury. Andrew was very knowledgable and helpful with workouts... read moreKarrah Durham5/26/2016