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CarePartners Outpatient Clinicians

photoMichael Abshire, DPT

Education

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Tennessee
  • B.S. in Microbiology, Mississippi State University

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • Mechancial therapy of the spine and extremities
  • McKenzie trained

Other Clinical Interests

  • Orthopedics, sports injuries

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photoCaleb Bemis, MPT

Education

  • Master’s in Physical Therapy, Medical College of Georgia
  • B.S. in Education of Exercise and Sports Science, University of Georgia

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • Sports medicine, orthopedics, manual therapy

Other Clinical Interests

  • Soccer, skiing, hiking
  • Continuing Education Assistant Lab Instructor: 1) Muscle Energy Techniques and Soft Tissue Techniques for the Upper Quadrant, 2) Manual Therapy for the Upper Extremity

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photoTerry Bemis, MPT   
Education

  • Master’s in Biomechanics, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Master’s in Physical Therapy, Baylor University
  • B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Western Michigan University

Clinical Interests, Clinical Specializations and Certifications

  • McKenzie certified
  • Maitland manual therapy techniques

Other Clinical Interests

  • Teacher/lecturer for Therapy Network Seminars: 1) Muscle Energy Techniques and Soft Tissue Techniques for the Upper Quadrant, 2) Manual Therapy for the Upper Extremity

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photoAimee Block, MPT   

Education

  • Master’s in Physical Therapy, Western Carolina University
  • The Body Therapy Institute NCTMB
  • B.A. in Environmental Studies, Kenyon College

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation, Emory University
  • Neuro-developmental treatment (NDT) certified
  • Female urinary incontinence

Other Clinical Interests

  • Manual therapy, movement and postural re-education, balance and vestibular training, neurological re-education and orthopedics
  • Member of the WNC Falls Prevention Coalition
  • Running, hiking, therapeutic yoga

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photoBeth Carver, MS CCC-SLP   

Education

  • Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders, University of Texas
  • B.A. in Linguistics, University of North Carolina

Clinical Interests, Clinical Specializations and Certifications

  • VitalStim™
  • Lee Silverman Voice Therapy®
  • Myofascial release
  • Deep pharyngeal neuromuscular stimulation (DPNS)
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)
  • Stroboscopy

Other Clinical Interests

  • Fluent in Spanish

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photoJessica Clark, MPT   

Education

  • Master’s in Physical Therapy, Western Carolina University
  • B.A. in Environmental Studies, Lewis and Clark College

Clinical Interests, Clinical Specializations and Certifications

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation, Emory University
  • Vestibular and orthopedics

Other Clinical Interests

  • Balance interventions and posture education

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photoGren Clark, MPT    
Physical Therapist and Clinic Manager of West Clinic

Education

  • Master’s in Physical Therapy, Old Dominion University
  • B.S. in Business, Northeastern University

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • McKenzie trained
  • BET – Back Education and Training
  • FOI Functional Orthopedics I

Other Clinical Interests

  • Orthopedics
  • Mountaineering/rock climbing trip leader
  • Marathon running/training
  • Level II Ski Instructor – Steamboat Springs, CO

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photoJean Coletti, MPT CMLDT   

Education

  • Master’s in Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S. in Exercise Physiology, West Virginia University

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • TMJ treatment: Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Clinic, University of Florida
  • Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Vodder School of Lymphatic Studies

Other Clinical Interests

  • Lymphedema, TMJ, orthopedics

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photoTracy Cormier, PTA

Education

  • Associate’s in Physical Therapy, South College
  • B.A. in Business and Psychology

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • Cervical massage techniques for the treatment of headache pain
  • Myofascial release
  • Balance activity and lumbar stabilization for the aging patient

Other Clinical Interests

  • Aquatic therapy

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photoBarbara Crume, PT, ATP

Education

  • B.S. in Physical Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • Pediatric neuro-developmental treatment (NDT) certified
  • RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional
  • Seating and wheeled mobility for clients of all ages and diagnosis

Other Clinical Interests

  • Guest lecturer for Western North Carolina PT and PTA Programs on seating and wheeled mobility
  • National and international presenter/guest lecturer for seating and wheeled mobility
  • Clinician Task Force Executive Board Member of the Coalition to Modernize Medicare Coverage of Mobility Products
  • Clinical Advisory Board Member for Sunrise Medical 

Awards

  • North Carolina Physical Therapy Association 2002 Outstanding PT award recipient

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photoEli Day, PT, MPT, ATP

Education

  • Master’s and Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy, University of Evansville

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional 2008
  • Neuro-developmental treatment (NDT) certified
  • Seating and wheeled mobility for clients of all ages and diagnosis
  • Neurological rehabilitation

Other Clinical Interests

  • Adjunct faculty member of Western Carolina University’s Physical Therapy program
  • Guest lecturer for South College’s Physical Therapy Assistant program
  • Independent Continuing Education instructor
  • Publication: “Dynamic Standing and Urinary Calcium Output in a Person with Complete Paraplegia and History of Kidney Stone: An n=1 pilot study” Poster abstract in the proceedings of the 2012 APTA CSM
  • Western Carolina University Daniel J. Pounds 2010 award recipient

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photoLaura Dylus, MSPT, NCS      
Physical Therapist and Clinical Manager of Main Clinic

Education

  • Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy, North Georgia College and State University
  • B.S. in Biology, North Georgia College and State University

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • Neuro-developmental treatment (NDT) trained
  • Modified constraint-induced therapy, University of Alabama Birmingham
  • Neurologic Certified Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association
  • Maitland manual therapy technique trained

Other Clinical Interests

  • Guest lecturer at Western Carolina University Physical Therapy program on applying the neuro-developmental treatment (NDT) approach

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photoTravis Edwards, MPT      
Physical Therapist and Clinic Manager of South Clinic

Education

  • Master’s in Physical Therapy, Western Carolina University
  • B.S. in Nutrition and Fitness, Florida State University

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • Neuro-developmental treatment (NDT) trained
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation, Emory University
  • Orthopedics, vestibular, and neurological rehabilitation

Other Clinical Interests

  • Guest lecturer for Western Carolina University School of Physical Therapy for Balance Disorders, Vestibular Evaluation and Assessment, and Applying the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Approach
  • Western North Carolina Falls Prevention Coalition task force member

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photoEdwin Gerrits, PT   
Physical Therapist and Clinic Manager of North Clinic

Education

  • Physical Therapy, Hoogeschool University Haarlem, Netherlands

Clinical Interests, Clinical Specializations and Certifications

  • McKenzie trained
  • Maitland manual therapy technique trained

Other Clinical Interests

  • Postural education and industrial rehabilitation
  • Cycling, soccer, skiing

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photoChase Hager, MSR CCC-SLP   

Education

  • Master’s of Science in Rehabilitation in Communication Science and Disorders, Medical University of South Carolina
  • B.S. in Biology and Studio Art, College of Charlestown

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • Lee Silverman Voice Therapy®
  • Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)
  • Vanderbilt LVES workshop: Stroboscopy with interpretation
  • Dysphagia, aphasia, voice therapy

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photoEmily Jones, MS OTR/L CMLDT   

Education

  • Master’s in Occupational Therapy, Seton Hall University
  • B.S. in Biology, Georgia Southern University

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Vodder School of Lymphatic Studies
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Upper extremity orthopedics, manual techniques, hand therapy/splinting and lymphedema

Other Clinical Interests

  • Jewelry design, knitting, crocheting, Cape Breton step dancing

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photoMorgen Kawaguchi, MPT  
Physical Therapist and Clinic Manager of East Clinic  

Education

  • Master’s in Physical Therapy, Western Carolina University
  • B.S. in Athletic Training, Mars Hill College

Clinical Interests, Clinical Specializations and Certifications

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation, Emory University
  • Biomechanical evaluator of foot and ankle for orthotic application
  • Running assessment and treatment
  • Orthopedics, aquatics, vestibular, and balance disorders

Other Clinical Interests

  • Cross country competitive runner

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photoCharise Lord, PT, DPT

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Shenandoah University
  • B.S. in Physical Therapy, University of Kentucky

Clinical Interest, Specializations and Certifications

  • Certified Essential Functions Evaluator
  • Certified Ergonomic Analysis Specialist
  • PDA Essential Functions Evaluator
  • Employment testing
  • McKenzie trained
  • Industrial rehabilitation

Other Clinical Interests

  • Orthopedics and sports medicine

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photoMary Martin, DPT   

Education

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Tennessee
  • B.S. in Nutrition, University of Tennessee

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • Orthopedics
  • Gait training for persons with lower leg prostheses

Other Clinical Interests

  • Running, spin/biking, therapeutic yoga

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photoTammy McEntire, MPT   

Education

  • Master’s in Physical Therapy, Eastern Carolina University
  • B.S. in Sports Medicine, Catawba College

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation, Emory University
  • Industrial rehabilitation and sports medicine
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Vestibular, industrial and sport-specific rehabilitation

Other Clinical Interests

  • Collegiate basketball

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photoBeth Meacham, PT, DPT

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina
  • B.S. in Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina

Clinical Interest, Specializations, and Certifications

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation, Emory University 
  • McKenzie trained
  • Orthopedics, vestibular and balance therapy, sports medicine and spine rehabilitation

Other Clinical Interests

  • Conversational Spanish

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photoKaren Milazzo, OTR/L, CMLDT 

Education

  • B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Medical College of Georgia
  • Associate’s in Special Education, Floyd College

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Academy of Lymphatic Studies
  • Saebo trained/certified
  • Mulholland Growth Guidance certification
  • Lymphedema, hand therapy, orthopedics and neurological rehabilitation

Other Clinical Interests

  • Guitar, crafts, art
  • Breast cancer survivor
  • Supplemental Health Services Southeast Award of Merit 2010

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photoPatty Mabe Parker, MS CCC-SLP  

Education

  • Master’s in Communication Disorders, Western Carolina University
  • Early Childhood Education Certification, Western Carolina University
  • B.S. in Child Development and Psychology, East Carolina University

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • VitalStim™
  • Lee Silverman Voice Therapy®
  • Deep pharyngeal neuromuscular stimulation (DPNS)
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)
  • Stroboscopy

Other Clinical Interests

  • Guest lecturer on Cognitive Retraining for Western Carolina University’s Communication Disorders program

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photoEllen Reynolds, MPT

Education

  • Master’s in Physical Therapy, Western Carolina University
  • Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Duke University
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Duke University

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • ErgoScience FCE Testing
  • APTA Orthopedic Certification Specialty
  • Neuro-developmental treatment (NDT) certified
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation, Emory University
  • Aquatics, orthopedics, vestibular and neurological rehabilitation

Other Clinical Interests

  • Collegiate Div I Cross-Country and track and field
  • Two-time All-American track and field
  • Mountain and road biking, skiing, swimming

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photoMonica Sety, OTR/L CMLDT   

Education

  • B.S. in Health Science, University of Florida

Clinical Interests, Specializations and Certifications

  • Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Vodder School of Lymphatic Studies
  • Saebo trained
  • Myofascial release
  • Cranio-sacral therapy

Other Clinical Interests

  • Movement re-education, neurological rehabilitation, upper extremity orthopedic rehabilitation, and lymphedema treatment
  • Therapeutic yoga, biking, running, jewelry design

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photoKathie Sharp, PTA, CMLDT   

Education

  • Associate Degree in Physical Therapy, Miami Dade College

Clinical Interests, Clinical Specializations and Certifications

  • Balance and vestibular rehabilitation
  • Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Academy of Lymphatic Studies
  • Myofascial release

Other Clinical Interests

  • Lymphedema, vestibular, orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation

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photoJan Stephanides, OTR/L, CDI

Education

  • Master’s in Occupational Therapy, University of North Carolina
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Colorado

Clinical Interests, Specializations, and Certifications

  • Certified Driving Instructor
  • Driver evaluation and training, vehicle fitting and consulting

Other Clinical Interests

  • Conversational Spanish
  • Honduras Medical Missionary 1999–2002 
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