Trinity Wellness Center

We are so proud of our staff at Trinity Wellness Center!  We have assembled a team that is passionate about giving our clients the best care possible.  From the assistance you get on the phone or at the front desk to the treatment you receive in your session; we strive to provide an unparalleled experience.

Our staff takes great pride in their craft and we all share the same philosophy of providing quality care in an old-fashioned, family-style atmosphere.  Our therapists are highly qualified and seasoned with unique experiences and advanced training in a myriad of areas.  We work collaboratively and share knowledge, raising the bar with our combined expertise.

Quality Care Since 2002

Trinity Wellness Center was started in 2002 by Luke and Emily Buffum.  Their goal was to establish a practice that was personal, relational, and allowed enough one-on-one time with clients to truly make a difference in their health.  Quality care meant having skilled therapists who had both the time and resources to provide the highest level of care possible.  Since its inception, Trinity Wellness Center has been committed to excellence, compassionate care, and prevention.  Each member of our team embraces and reflects these ideals and our outcomes and reputation in the physical therapy world are proof of their success.  If you are injured and require physical therapy, we are here to serve you and get you on the road to recovery!

Meet Our Staff

Trinity Wellness Center Staff

Luke & Emily Buffum

Owner & Founder; PT, MPT
Board Certified Orthopedic & Sports Specialist

Luke & Emily Buffum

Luke and Emily are the owners and founders of Trinity Wellness Center. They started the practice in January 2002 in the hopes...
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Andrew Garner

PT, DPT, Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist

Andrew Garner

Andrew attended PT school at East Tennessee State University where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2006...
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Jennifer Catalfano

PT, DPT, LAT, ATC

Jennifer Catalfano

Jennifer graduated from Elon University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006. She also received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine...
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Caitlin Espy

PT, DPT, C/NDT

Caitlin Espy

Caitlin received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Saint Francis University, where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy...
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Chris Ball

PT, DPT

Chris Ball

Chris received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy form UNC-Chapel Hill in 2015 and holds a BS in Exercise Physiology from Appalachian State.
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Megan Alexander

PT, DPT

Megan Alexander

Megan graduated from North Carolina State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. She also completed her minor in Spanish through studying abroad...
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Mimi Escobar

PT

Mimi Escobar

Mimi received a BS in Health and Physical Education from Appalachian State University with a teaching certification and competed on the swimming team...
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Matt McDougal

PT, DPT

Chris McDougal

Matt obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Elon University in 2017 and has experience in orthopedic rehabilitation. He is heavily influenced by...
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Michelle Panzl

PT, DPT

Michelle Panzl

After receiving her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Elon University, Michelle started her career in an outpatient clinic where she treated patients and athletes...
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Emily Madsen

Certified Personal Trainer, NASM, Pilates Instructor

Emily Madsen

Emily is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She received her BS in Sports Medicine from John Brown University...
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Deanna Roberts

Administrative Team

Deanna Roberts

She brings a warmth to the front desk and will make sure our clients feel served and welcomed. She was born and raised here in Raleigh and graduated from NC State...
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Paula Tourville

Administrative Team

Paula Tourville

Paula’s career spanned from dance instructor to professional cheerleader in the Canadian Football League. She began working in the wellness world...
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Kathy Broughton

Administrative Team

Kathy Broughton

Her commitment to excellent customer service and her strong attention to detail means all of our clients receive premium customer care with each visit...
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Mary Ann Campbell

Administrative Team

Mary Ann Campbell

Mary Ann manage the day to day operations of the clinic and adds the personal touches necessary to make everyone feel at home at Trinity...
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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!

 

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 more

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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
  • I have been going to Trinity Wellness on and off for over 10 years for various conditions. I have... read more

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    Roberta Titchener
    2/26/2021

    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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    Paul Mikuta
    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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    Liz Mills
    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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    Robert Bagnardi
    10/29/2020
  • I have been going to Trinity Wellness Center since 2013 and have always had a great experience. The receptionists are... read more

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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

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

    Jay Graham Avatar
    Jay Graham
    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

    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
  • 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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    Marco Serna
    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

    I have been going to Trinity Wellness for physical therapy for over a year now the entire team and I... read more

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    Wright Jackson
    5/26/2020
  • 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

    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

    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
  • If you are looking for incredibly personalized attention, clearly defined treatment plans, amazingly personable staff, and an unmatched level of... read more

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    Nathan Mitchiner
    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 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
  • 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 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

    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
  • 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

    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

    Luke is awesome. So professional and caring. 🙂

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    Helen Hession
    5/26/2018
  • 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

    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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    Kathlene Larson
    5/26/2017
  • It has been a Godsend finding Dr. Day for my back and neck problems. I tell everyone I hobble in... read more

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    Kristin Losquadro Razon
    5/26/2017

    I would recommend Trinity Wellness Center to anyone with a sports-related injury. Andrew was very knowledgable and helpful with workouts... read more

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    Karrah Durham
    5/26/2016