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Emily Roberts, PT, DPT

System Director of Rehab and Wound Care Services

Education: BS Physical Therapy – UNC Chapel Hill 1989, Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Evidence in Motion 2013

Special Training / Certifications: APTA Certified Clinical Instructor, Competence in Vestibular Rehabilitation 2005

Clinical Interest / Specialty Area: Neuro Rehabilitation, Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation

Alicia DeBord, PT, CLT

Rehabilitation Supervisor for TRC Boone and Linville

Education: Bachelors in Health Sciences and Masters of Physical Therapy – Misericordia​ University 2002

Special Training / Certifications: Certified Lymphedema Therapist 2009

Clinical Interest / Specialty Area: Orthopedics, Post-surgical rehab, Low back pain and neck pain, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Cancer-related rehab

Scott R Albert, DPT

The Rehabilitation Center Boone

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Health Sciences 2008, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH; Doctor of Physical Therapy 2011, Gannon University, Erie, PA

Clinical Interest / Specialty Area:Orthopedic Rehabilitation: shoulder, knee, hip and ankle, Post-Operative Rehabilitation, Aquatic Physical Therapy, Total Joint Rehabilitation, Balance, Generalized deconditioning and loss of functional mobility

Elizabeth Ardoin, PT


Education: MS Physical Therapy – Duke University, 1997, BS Biology – Clemson University, 1992

Special Training / Certifications: Vestibular Rehab, NDT Training

Clinical Interest / Specialty Area: Neurological Rehab, Balance Training, Vestibular Rehab, Strokes

Whitney Barrier, PT, OCS


Education: MPT – Western Carolina University 2009, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist 2017

Clinical Interest / Specialty Area: Orthopedics, Functional mobility

AJ Best, MS, PTA


Education: Southwestern Community College 2011 – Physical Therapy Assistant; University of Tennessee, 2000 – Masters of Science

Special Training / Certifications: Personal trainer, former Red Cross Instructor

Clinical Interest / Specialty Area: Aquatic rehabilitation, functional movement

Pam Chaney, PTA


Education: AAS – PTA – Stanly Community College 1996

Clinical Interest / Specialty Area: Orthopedics, General Rehabilitation

Susan Curtin, DPT, COMT


Education: Doctorate in Physical Therapy – Western Carolina University, May 2014; Bachelor of Science – Appalachian State University, May 2011

Special Training / Certifications: Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, December 2016

Clinical Interest / Specialty Area: Spine and extremities, Orthopedics, Post-operative rehabilitation, Balance, Chronic Pain, TMJ, Headaches

Yvonne Erickson, COTA/L, LMBT


Education: OTA Associate of Arts Degree from Duluth Technical College 1990, Massage Therapy from Caldwell Community College 2012

Special Training / Certifications: Lymphedema training, myofascial release

Clinical Interest / Specialty Area:Manual Therapy, Orthopedics, Lymphedema, Neuro

Shirley Faw, OTR/L


Education: BS Occupational Therapy – Texas Woman’s University 1979

Special Training / Certifications:: NDT Adult Hemiplegia, Certified Lymphedema Therapist – Dr. Vodder School

Clinical Interest / Specialty Area: Upper extremity injuries, Wrist, elbow and hand injuries, Custom splints, Physical Disabilities

Michelle Forrest, OTR/L, CLT-LANA


Education: BS Occupational Therapy – Lenoir Rhyne College, 1999

Special Training / Certifications: Certified Lymphedema Therapist – Dr. Vodder School, Licensed by Lymphology Association of North America (LANA), Women’s Health Training – Herman and Wallace

Clinical Interest / Specialty Area: Lymphedema Treatment including manual lymphatic drainage, compressions garments, and aquatic therapy; Oncology and Breast Healthcare; Women’s Health / Pelvic Pain Care / Urinary Incontinence; Hand Therapy; Neurological Rehab (CVA and Brain Injury)

Katherine Graham, PT, MA


Education: BS in Physical Therapy – UNC- Chapel Hill, MA Clinical Psychology with minor in Rehabilitation Psychology

Special Training / Certifications: NDT Adult Hemiplegia Certification, Advanced Vestibular Rehab APTA, LSVT BIG Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease, Licensed Psychological Associate

Clinical Interest / Specialty Area: Neurology, CVA, Traumatic Brain Injury, Vestibular and Balance Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease

Lynda P. Greene, PT


Education: BS – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Special Training / Certifications: NDT Certified – Pediatrics

Clinical Interest / Specialty Area: Neurology, CVA, Pediatrics, Low back and neck pain

Maritza Greene, PT, DPT


Education: BSPT – Winston Salem State 2001, Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Evidence in Motion 2015

Special Training / Certifications: Women’s Health, Orthopaedics Pre/post surgical orthopedic intervention, Lumbar and Cervical spine, Chronic Pain, General Health Coaching intervention

Clinical Interest / Specialty Area: 

Lauren Hutchins, MS OTR/L


Education: Bachelor of Science-2005: Murray State University, Master of Science-Emergency Management-2005: Jacksonville State University, Master of Science-Occupational Therapy-2013: University of Wisconsin, La Crosse  

Special Training/Certifications: Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, The Back School, WorkSteps

Clinical Interests/ Specialty: Ergonomics Assessment and Modifications, Neurological Rehabilitation (Parkinson’s, CVA, Brain Injuries), Assessment and treatment of deficits in activities of daily living, Assessment and treatment of injuries and impairments of the upper extremities 

Charlie Hypes, PT


Education: Bachelor of Science – East Carolina University 1985

Clinical Interest / Specialty Area: Orthopedics, Neurological, Chronic Pain

Emma Lattner, DPT


Education: East Carolina University BS Exercise Physiology 2016, Doctor of Physical Therapy 2019

Special Training/Certifications: Bioness, Wheelchair Seating and Mobility

Clinical Interests: Neurologic and Orthopedic populations

Flavio Leite, PT, DPT


Education: Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Nova Southeastern University, 2016, Master in Physical Therapy – Nova Southeastern University, 1998, AS Physical Therapist Assistant – Miami Dade College, 1996, BA Architecture – University of Miami, 1992

Special Training / Certifications: Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification – Emory University, NDT Certification – Management of Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury – NDTA

Clinical Interest / Specialty Area: Neuro Rehabilitation, Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation

Laura Klein McKenzie, DPT


Education: BS in Exercise Physiology from University of Florida – 2001, DPT from Duke University – 2005

Special Training/Certifications:  APTA Certified Clinical Instructor

Clinical Interests/ Specialty Area:  General Orthopedics, hypermobility, all patients who laugh at my jokes

Michael Moore PT, DPT


Education: Bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from ASU 2015, Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Western Carolina University 2019, Certified in Dry Needling through the American Academy of Manual Therapy

Clinical Interests: Orthopedic and Sports Rehab

Heather Pannill, DPT


Education: BS in Athletic Training – Appalachian State University 2013, Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Winston-Salem State University 2016

Special Training/Certifications: Certified Athletic Trainer, APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Clinical Interests/Specialty Area: Dizziness, Balance, Sacroiliac Joint, Ankle, Knee

Day Watson, DPT


Education:, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, minor Spanish – University of Tennessee 2001, Master of Physical Therapy – Western Carolina University 2007, Doctor of Physical Therapy – Arcadia University 2012

Special Training/Certifications: Certified Clinical Instructor, APTA

Clinical Interest / Specialty Area: Orthopedics, Neurological. Vestibular, Aquatic therapy

Tiffany Weitzen, PTA


Education: Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant studies – Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute, May 2013, Bachelor of Science in Art Education – Appalachian State University, December 2008

Special Training/Certifications: Myofascial Release

Clinical Interests/Specialty Area:  Pre- and post-operative joint replacements; balance training. 

Rebecca Westveer, PT


Education: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Master of Physical Therapy – 2001, Appalachian State University – Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Minor in Psychology – 1999

Special Training/Certifications: Advanced training in Orthopedic diagnosis and treatment

Clinical Interests/Specialty Areas: Orthopedics, Post-operative rehabilitation, Balance training, Functional mobility training

Michelle Ziegler, MPT


Education:B.S. Biology 2005 from UNCA;  Masters of Physical Therapy 2011 from Western Carolina U.

Special Training/Certifications: LSVT BIG, prior training and certification in SFMA

Clinical Interests/Specialty Area: Orthopedics