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Raleigh Therapists

Physical Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Speech Therapists

 Physical Therapists

 

 


Al Terlaje, PT, MPT, COMT, CSCS

Clinical Coordinator, Raleigh/Wakefield

Education:

  • Masters in Physical Therapy, University of Puget Sound, 1991
  • BS. Diagnostic Ultrasound, Seattle University

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy (2007). This certification required extensive post-graduate coursework and sitting for a practical, as well as written exam.
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (1997)
  • Certified in upper and lower extremity lymphedema management (2004)
  • Certified Clinical Instructor (2009)

Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Evaluation and Treatment of Golfers
  • General
  • Orthopaedics
  • Spine
  • Lymphedema

 

Christine Carr, PT, FAAOMPT, CSCS 
Staff Physical Therapist

Education:

  • Masters of Physical Therapy, Northwestern University, 1992
  • BS, Exercise Physiology, University of Wisconsin

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Trained for over 2000 hours in Kaiser Permanente manual therapy residency program.
  • Earned the Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists designation, which required practical and written examination and residency study. Chris is one of only 16 physical therapists in the State of North Carolina with this designation.
  • Post graduate training in cancer rehabilitation
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Spinal Evaluation and Treatment
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer Rehab

 

Brian Trabulsi, MPT, ATC, COMT 

Staff Physical Therapist

Education:

  • Masters of Physical Therapy, Chatham University, 2000
  • BS, Sports Medicine, Marietta College

 Certifications and Special Training:

  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy. This certification required extensive post-graduate coursework and sitting for a practical, as well as written exam.

 Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Running/Throwing Injuries
  • Spine
  • TMJ
  • Stroke Rehab

Connie Nehls, MPT, ATC, CLT 

Staff Physical Therapist Raelgh/Wakefield

Education:

  • Masters of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis, 1987
  • MA, Education with emphasis in athletic training, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA, Physical Education, University of Kentucky

 Certifications and Special Training:

  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT). Trained for over 140 hours at the Academy of Lymphatic Studies to receive CLT credentials. Continues to take post-graduate courses to enhance skills
  • Certified Athletic Trainer

 Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Lymphedema
  • General Orthopaedics
  • TMJ
  • Aquatic Physical Therapy
  • Cancer Rehab

 

Robynn Wilhelmi, PT, OCS, CLT

Staff Physical Therapist

Education:

  • B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin, 1998

Certifications and Special Training

  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT). Trained for 180 hours at the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.  Continues to take post graduate courses to enhance skills.
  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS).  Board certified orthopedic specialist
  • Extensive training in post graduate manual therapy techniques including Maitland, Paris, Mulligan, and The Institute of Physical Art.

Clinical Interests/Specialties

  • Lymphedema
  • TMJ
  • Pilates, Extensive training in Pilates instruction, method, and theory.  Continues to use Pilates concepts and exercises in patient care.
  • Women’s health – pregnancy and post partum
  • Orthopedics / Sports Medicine

 

Erika N. Johnson, MPT
Staff Physical Therapist

Education:

  • Masters of Physical Therapy, Old Dominion University, 1998
  • BS, Computer Science, University of Mary Washington, 1996

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Extensive experience and post-graduate education on evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor disorders since 2000.
  • Post graduate training through Herman Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and APTA
  • Certified Pre and Post Natal Exercise Specialist

Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Pelvic Health Rehab
  • Women’s Health
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Chronic Pain

 

Michael Gorman, PT

Staff Physical Therapist

Education:

  • BS, Physical Therapy, Northeastern University, 1997

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Trained in the Recovering Function methodology for Stroke Rehab 
  • Completed extensive post-graduate education on evaluation and treatment of shoulder injuries
  • Certified in BacktoGolf® performance and fitness program

Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Stroke Rehab
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Functional Training
  • Golf Performance

 

Jennifer Flicker, MS PT 
Staff Physical Therapist

Education:

  • Master of Science,  Physical Therapy, University of Alabama, Birmingham,1999
  • BA, Spanish, Duke University, 1996

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Extensive post-graduate training in Aquatic Physical Therapy, aquatic therapy specialist since 2000.
  • Trained in ETPS electro-acupuncture treatment
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English

Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Women’s Health Issues

 

Martha Soyars, PT
Staff Physical Therapist

Education:

  • BS, Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1992

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Extensive post-graduate training in osteopathic techniques, manual therapy (including McKenzie, Hesch, Saunders techniques)
  • Participated in a one year mentorship program with special studies in spinal, shoulder  and amputee rehabilitation at Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Hospital
  • LSVT Big Certified

Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Parkinson’s Rehab
  • Neurological Rehab
  • Amputee Rehab
  • Shoulder/Thoracic Disorders
  • Women’s Health

 

Kimberley Combs, DPT, CLT-LANA 
Staff Physical Therapist

Education:

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Slippery Rock University, 2009
  • BS, Exercise Science, Slippery Rock University

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT). Trained for over 140 hours at the Academy of Lymphatic Studies to receive CLT credentials. Continues to take post-graduate courses to enhance skills
  • Currently working toward COMT  manual therapy certification through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy

Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine
  • Women’s Health
  • Lymphedema
  • Aquatic Physical Therapy

 

Nina Detomaso, MS PT
Staff Physical Therapist

Education:

  • Master of Science, Physical Therapy, University of the Pacific, 1995
  • BS, Pre-Physical Therapy, San Francisco State University

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Completed the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapist’s Year-long training manual therapy training
  • Extensive training in Maitland spinal and peripheral evaluation and treatment
  • Post graduate training in foot and ankle disorders
  • LSVT BIG certified

Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Parkinson’s Rehab
  • Foot and ankle rehabilitation
  • General Orthopaedics

 

Carolyn Seale, PT, DPT 
Staff Physical Therapist

Education:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Duke University, 2005
  • BS, Exercise Sports Science, Elon University, 2002

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Extensive post graduate education in pelvic floor disorders
  • Post graduate education in Stroke Rehab

Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Pelvic Health Rehabilitation
  • Pregnancy/Postpartum
  • Aquatic Physical Therapy
  • Stroke Rehab

 

Aimee M. Jonio, PT, DPT
Staff Physical Therapist

Education:

  • Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Elon University, 2008
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1997

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Post-graduate education on evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor disorders from the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Pelvic Health Rehabilitation
  • Women’s Health
  • Male Pelvic Health
  • Chronic Pain

 

Sabine Hanemean, PT, DPT
PRN Physical Therapist

Education:

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, A.T. Still University, Arizona Health & Science,  2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Florida A&M University, 1992

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, A.T. Still University, Arizona Health & Science,  2010 
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Florida A&M University, 1992

Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Vestibular and Balance
  • Aquatic Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapists

 

 

Nancy Reifsteck, OTR/L, CLT 

Staff Occupational Therapist

Education:

  • BS, Occupational Therapy, Utica College at Syracuse University, 1995
  • AAS, Occupational Therapy, Erie Community College

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT). Trained for over 140 hours at the Academy of Lymphatic Studies to receive CLT credentials.
  • SaeboFlex Orthotic Fitter. Level II Therapist. Functional Tone Management for the neurologically impaired upper extremity

Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Lymphedema
  • Neurological Rehab
  • Hand Therapy
  • Cancer Rehab

 

Valerie Hunsel OT/L, CMLDT

Staff Occupational Therapist

Education:

  • BS in Occupational Therapy, Howard University, Washington DC, 1995

Certifications and Special Trainings;

  • Certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist, Dr. Vodder School

Clinical Interests:

  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Yoga for Rehabilitation
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Healing TOUCH

 

Nancy Wolk, OTR/L
Staff Occupational Therapist

Education:

  • BS, Occupational Therapy, State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn, 1991

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Completed NDT and Neuro-IFRAH advanced upper extremity, advanced fine motor, and advanced gait training.
  • LSVT Big Certified

Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Stroke Rehab
  • Parkinsons Rehab
  • Hand Therapy/Splinting
  • Health Coaching
  • Ergonomics

 

Lindsey Vestal, OTR/L 
Staff OccupationalTherapist

Education:

  • Masters of Occupational Therapy, NYU, 2011
  • BA, English, NCSU, 2000

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Post graduate training through Herman Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Pelvic Health Rehab

Speech Therapists

 

Julie Huffman, MA, CCC-SLP 
Clinical Coordinator/Speech Language Pathologist

Education:

  • Masters in Speech/Language Pathology, State University of New York Buffalo, 1994
  • BS in Communications Disorders and Sciences, State University of New York, Geneseo

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Teaches FEES and swallowing courses to other speech therapists nationally.
  • Expertise in evaluating swallowing using FEES and Modified Barium Swallow studies.
  • Certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)
  • VitalStim certified for the treatment of swallowing disorders
  • Trained in surface EMG for swallowing
  • Board member of Triangle Aphasia Project Unlimited

Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Neuro Rehabilitation, Stroke and Head Injury
  • Voice Disorders
  • Head and Neck Cancer Rehab 

 

Nichole Plavec, MS, CCC-SLP 
Speech Language Pathologist

Education:

  • Master of Science in Communications Disorders, East Carolina University, 1998
  • BS, Communications, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Certified in Lee Silverman Voice Training (LSVT)
  • VitalStim certified for the treatment of swallowing disorders
  • Expertise in evaluating swallowing using FEES and Modified Barium Swallows

Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Swallowing and Voice Disorders
  • Speech, Language, Cognitive deficits
  • Head and Neck Cancer Rehab

 

Deb Hillson, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Education:

  • MS, Speech and Hearing Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2009
  • MBA, Rivier University, Nashua NH
  • BS, Accounting, University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Certifications and Special Training:

  • VitalStim certified for the treatment of swallowing disorders
  • Expertise in evaluating swallowing using FEES

Clinical Interests/Specialties:

  • Speech, Language, Cognitive deficits
  • Swallowing and Voice Disorders

 

Jennifer Buckmire, CCP/SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Education:

  • MEd. in communication disorders, NC Central University 1996
  • BS, Speech-Language and Auditory Pathology, East Carolina University

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Expertise in evaluating swallowing using FEES and Modified Barium Swallows

Clinical interests/specialties:

  • Swallowing disorders
  • Neuro rehab