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Our approach at Rise PT & Performance is characterized by a unique collaboration of manual therapy and exercise. We acknowledge the distinct value of each and meticulously tailor treatment plans, ensuring that the manual therapy is as specific as the exercise.

We are driven by a patient-centered focus at Rise. Here, you are never just a number; you are our top priority. We take a special interest in your care, crafting personalized treatment plans that address your individual needs and aspirations.




In-Person Physical Therapy:

Our Physical Therapy service is focused on alleviating pain and preventing injury through a comprehensive approach. Specializing in identifying root causes and modifiable factors, we treat the entire body, not just isolated findings or MRI results. Our holistic care bridges traditional medical approaches with enhanced physical performance, ensuring effective and lasting results for your well-being.



In Person Performance Training:

Explore our Performance Training service, focusing on injury prevention and recovery. Our tailored workouts prioritize your well-being, safeguard against injuries, and support rehabilitation. With a holistic approach, we promote overall wellness for a balanced lifestyle, customizing exercises to ensure safety and effectiveness, addressing your unique needs and past injuries for optimal performance and wellness.

Remote Customized Strength Programming:

Remote programming is for those wanting training that is specific to their needs and goals. Programming is delivered using the TrainHeroic app. In addition to the custom training sessions you will also receive a 1 on 1 60 min consultation/strategy call each month. The initial consultation includes an assessment to fully understand your baselines and needs.

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Benefits of Physical Therapy & Training 
with Rise

A Decade of Expertise and Specialized Training

Tailored Fusion of Manual Therapy and Exercise

Individualized Comprehensive Care.

Mitigation of Pain and Injury Prevention

Patient-Centered Approach

Holistic Approach


Meet Dr. St Clair

Dr. St Clair is the owner of Rise PT and Performance in Charleston, SC. Dr. St Clair's mission is to bridge the gap between rehab and performance. He believes our role as rehab professionals should be to safely and efficiently guide patients out of the medical system and back to their sport and all activities of interest. Because of this, Dr. St Clair is dedicated to providing focused, attentive, and thoughtful communication throughout the entire rehabilitation process. In addition to his full-time practice as a physical therapist and performance coach, he serves as adjunct professor in the MUSC Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.


Doctor of Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina

Specialist Training:

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist


Fellowship Training:

Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists


"Jason is truly fantastic. I was really struggling with a joint issue 3 weeks out from my first marathon, and I don’t think I would’ve been able to run without his guidance and care. He made me feel very comfortable, and is clearly so knowledgeable when it comes to physical therapy, dry needling, and how to deal with pain. He was realistic about how we should treat the problem and offered easy to follow solutions. He also continued to check on me over several weeks to ensure progress and make sure my pain was subsiding. 100/10 would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jason!"

"I finally found Jason after YEARS of on and off hip pain that was limiting my day to day mobility. I was drawn to Jason because of his extensive knowledge and training/sports background. Working with Jason has greatly reduced my pain. Before working with Jason I had done years of massage, Rolfing, acupuncture and strength training to help reduce the pain. Body work methods provided short lasting results and strength training eventually became no longer available to me because of the inconsistency of my ability to preform basic movements. I developed a limp that would come and go with no obvious reason as to what triggered the imbalance. I still have a ways to go in my recovery, but can already see HUGE results from working with Jason for a short period of time. I am so grateful I found him!!!!!"



Dr. Gretchen Seif

Gretchen Seif, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is a Professor at The Medical University of South Carolina in the College of Health Professions.  She is an instructor for the Musculoskeletal course series, manual therapy, and trigger point dry needling.  She is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BS in PT in 1993, the Medical University of South Carolina with a MHS in 1997 and Regis University in 2009.  She is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. 


Dr. Clare Frank, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Frank received her physical therapy degree from Northern Illinois University. She completed
the Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Residency program in 1993 while working on her Master of
Science degree in Physical Therapy & Biokinesiology at University of Southern California. She then went on to receive her post-professional doctorate degree from Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California in 2003. She is a board-certified specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.


Dr. Frank serves as the Program Director of Azusa Pacific University Advanced Clinical Fellowship in Movement & Performance as well as clinical instructor for the Spine Rehabilitation Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles. She served on the medical team for the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships held in Los Angeles, and injury prevention & rehab team for the Chinese Olympic National Training Center in Beijing, China (2010-2016). She is also a certified instructor for Janda’s Approach to Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes, and Kolar's Approach to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization. Dr. Frank has presented at both state and national conferences. She currently teaches in the U.S. and internationally and has co-authored “Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalances: The Janda Approach”.


Carrie Lane

Carrie is the Director of Strength and Speed Development for Under Armour Mission Run Baltimore Teams.  Prior to her role with Under Armour Carrie coached at the NCAA Division 1 level including stints at University of Virginia, the University of Nebraska, and the University of Wyoming. Carrie competed as a Division I distance runner at Marquette University.  Following her collegiate running career she explored ‘’power’’ events eventually competing in the hammer throw.  Her unique athletic background has provided a keen understanding of both endurance-based training and strength and power- based training.  She has used this balance to keep athletes healthy and performing at their highest level.  


Erin Leonard

Erin is the Head Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track and Field Coach at the Citadel.   While at the Citadel she has coached athletes to set multiple program records. She also coached the first ever women’s cross country team in Citadel history to place five athletes in under 20 minutes in the 5,000 meters, and coached the program's first-ever All-Freshman Team honoree for women's cross country, Heidi Fortin in 2019.  Prior to her professional coaching career, Erin was a member of the track and field and cross country team at Auburn University where she earned the Academic Top Tiger award three times. She graduated magna cum laude in December 2008 with bachelor’s degrees in both political science and criminology.  She then went on to earn a master’s degree in health and physical education from Western in May 2013.

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