Palmetto Health Physical and Specialty Therapy
Dr. Gawler is the lead Neurologic Physical Therapist at Palmetto Health Physical and Specialty Therapy in Columbia, South Carolina. He specializes in the treatment of individuals with Parkinson’s disease and is most interested in fall prevention and the utilization of exercise in maximizing mobility and minimizing functional decline. Dr. Gawler is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2008 and his doctorate in physical therapy in 2011. In 2014, Dr. Gawler launched a community-based group exercise program for individuals with Parkinson’s disease with the Greenville Health System and a similar program in 2016 with the YMCA in Columbia, SC. He is a PWR! Therapist, LSVT BIG certified and Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy. He teaches and speaks regionally on fall prevention, the importance and utilization of exercises across the Parkinson’s disease spectrum and current concepts for the treatment of individuals with Parkinson’s disease.