Michelle Panzl

PT, DPT

Michelle Panzl was born and raised in Raleigh, NC where she played volleyball for Cardinal Gibbons and Triangle Volleyball Club.  While completing her undergraduate degree at UNC Chapel Hill and simultaneously coaching at Triangle, Michelle was introduced to Luke when Triangle contracted with Trinity Wellness Center to provide injury prevention support for its athletes.  After receiving her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Elon University, Michelle started her career in an outpatient clinic where she treated patients and athletes of all ages and abilities.  Her combined passions for sports rehabilitation and coaching youth volleyball soon merged.  In the summer of 2020, Michelle helped open Trinity’s new satellite clinic at the Wake Competition Center inside Triangle Volleyball Club, where she leads all physical therapy services, injury prevention initiatives and is a national team coach.

Michelle’s hands-on treatment approach integrates dry needling, cupping, injury risk assessments, return to sport testing and more.  As the Injury Prevention Coordinator at Triangle Volleyball Club, she utilizes her certifications in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional Movement Screen (FMS) to organize and oversee all annual FMS evaluations and initiatives for Triangle Volleyball Club’s student-athletes.  Michelle specializes in treating overhead athletes with shoulder pain, low back pain and lower body sprains and strains.  She is also one of Triangle’s PowerCore 360® certified instructors, a proprietary hitting curriculum which focuses on improving arm swing and approach mechanics to attack harder and more safely.

Michelle married her husband and high school sweetheart, Joe, in October 2019.  Together with their chocolate lab, Shadow, they enjoy watching the Carolina Hurricanes, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

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 NeedlingFunctional 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!
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    Louis Stamm
    4/26/2021

    I have been going to Trinity Wellness for all my physical therapy needs for the last 19 years. They are... read more

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    Kendra Kempf
    4/19/2021

    I was referred to Trinity by my GP to address a pinched nerve on L4 that was causing 9/10 pain.... read more

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    Louis Stamm
    4/13/2021
  • Trinity Wellness was great all around. My PT Matt was fantastic. Highly recommend it for physical therapy and all of... read more

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    2/26/2021

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    Roberta Titchener
    2/26/2021

    My doctor sent me to Trinity Wellness. My PT was Megan. She is wonderful in every way. ... read more

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    12/08/2020
  • Following surgery, I went to Trinity Wellness Center on the advice of my in-home physical therapist, and because it's much... read more

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    Susan Nunn
    11/26/2020

    Following surgery, I went to Trinity Wellness Center on the advice of my in-home physical therapist, and because it's much... read more

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    Susan Nunn
    11/14/2020

    My entire experience at Trinity Wellness Center has been nothing short of extraordinary ! The facility and equipment is are... read more

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    10/29/2020
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    Susan Bell
    9/26/2020

    I should have posted this review years ago. I am a chiropractor in Durham NC and I teach soft... read more

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    Michael Krasnov
    6/26/2020

    Megan is excellent and had lots of patience with me. Her knowledge, ability, understanding, and planing my therapy was top... read more

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    Marion Houle
    5/26/2020
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    Wright Jackson
    5/26/2020

    Trinity had not only been invaluable at helping me recover from surgery but has helped me to get better in... read more

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    Jay Graham
    5/26/2020

    I had achilles surgery in December and was referred to Trinity Wellness by coworkers. It was the best decision I... read more

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    5/26/2020
  • Both my husband and I have been going to Trinity for about a year. Would highly recommend them to my... read more

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    Gwen Cox
    5/26/2020

    I tore my ACL this past summer and Trinity Wellness got me back playing basketball in the same season! The... read more

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    Lindsey Carter
    5/26/2020

    "My experience with Luke have been amazing! He is very passionate about making sure that his patients are in respectable... read more

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    Toria Bennett
    5/26/2020
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    Nathan Mitchiner
    5/26/2020

    I took my daughter to Trinity wellness after complaining of knee pain for weeks playing volleyball. After seeing an orthopedic... read more

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    Keri Miller
    5/26/2020

    The best physical therapy experiences I have had by a long shot. I have a chronic pain condition that Megan... read more

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    Thomas Jacoby
    5/26/2020
  • I've been treated at Trinity for several problems.during the Pandemic. The Covid 19 protocols are consistently observed.....the office... read more

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    Nina Yeager
    5/26/2020

    Luke has been amazing to work with. From day one, he has understood and made sense of my pain and... read more

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    Amanda Rales
    5/26/2020

    Luke Buffum is incredibly caring and has helped get my shoulder to stop pinching as well as getting me working... read more

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    Allison Lovette
    5/26/2019
  • Trinity Wellness is an amazing physical therapy practice. I have been twice for sports related injuries and had great experiences.... read more

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    Jackie Shapaker
    5/26/2019

    I've gone to see Chris regularly. He's been super helpful for all of my climbing related injuries. Obviously knows what... read more

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    Jesus Barreto
    5/26/2019

    This place is special. From the time you walk in to the time you see your therapist, there is feel... read more

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    Sandy Roberts
    5/26/2019
  • Trinity Wellness is an awesome physical therapy center! Dr. Luke is incredibly knowledgeable with sports-specific therapy and I highly... read more

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    Don Rodger
    5/26/2019

    I was a runner at NC state a few years ago and came down with a hip injury that has... read more

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    Deanna Roberts
    5/26/2019

    Trinity Wellness Center is a great place for physical therapy. All the staff are knowledgeable and caring. I... read more

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    Martha Lowrance
    5/26/2018
  • Luke is awesome. So professional and caring. 🙂

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    Helen Hession
    5/26/2018

    I wish I didn't need PT, but since i do, i couldn't be luckier to have found Luke and the... read more

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    Justin Cranford
    5/26/2018

    This center is a well run, valuable resource for anyone suffering from a physical impairment. Justin has helped me... read more

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    5/26/2017
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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 NeedlingFunctional 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!