Physical Therapy

UNC Therapy Services is pleased to offer advanced orthopedic and sports physical therapy care in the Meadowmont and NW Cary Wellness Centers.  By providing care in a hospital-owned private practice model, UNC Therapy Services provides a cost-effective model for patients without the high costs associated with traditional hospital-based models.

UNC Therapy Services is conveniently located on the ground floor of the Meadowmont Wellness Center and on the ground floor of the NW Cary Wellness Center.  We are open to the public and offer free on-site parking.  From head to toe, we take care of the whole person to help them live life and compete at their best each and every day.

Specializing in orthopedic and sports physical therapy, we provide advanced evidence-based PT for patients with:

  • Non-operative orthopedic and sports injuries
  • Post-operative orthopedic conditions
  • Osteoarthritis in the active adult
  • Work related musculoskeletal injuries
  • Aquatic therapy provided in a warm water therapy pool

From the active senior to the competitive athlete and everyone in between, we believe that everyone should enjoy an active lifestyle without being limited by pain or weakness.

Many of our patients continue their independent exercise programs at the Wellness Center, as members, offering a seamless transition from rehabilitation to preventive maintenance or performance enhancement. Our primary goal is to restore function and educate patients on how to safely get the most out of their lives.

If you have questions or to make an appointment, please contact the appropriate office listed below. We look forward to helping you get back to being you!

Meadowmont Wellness Center office:

  • Phone: (919) 843-2164
  • Fax: (919) 843-2195
  • Clinic entrance is through main doors – We are located down the hall behind the front desk.  Please let the Wellness Center staff know that you are headed to the PT clinic.

NW Cary Wellness Center office: 

  • Phone: (919) 957-5908
  • Fax: (919) 957-5944
  • Clinic entrance is through a separate door located to the right of the main entrance, across from the multi-sport field.  We are just inside on the right.

Staff Bios

Meadowmont Staff Bios

Peter Olmos, MPT

Clinic Coordinator

Peter Olmos became a licensed physical therapist in 2006 after completing his undergraduate degree in Sport Management and his Master’s degree in Physical therapy, both form Western Carolina University. For the last 8 years Peter has worked in an outpatient physical therapy setting treating patient with various musculoskeletal injuries. Peter will be sitting for the APTA Specialist Certification in Sports (SCS) exam in March and the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam next fall. Peter’s interests include post-operative return to sports for patients with shoulder and knee dysfunction as well as integration back to functional activities for the non-sports patient.

Carol Crawford, PT, DPT, MSW

Physical Therapist

Carol has been a practicing physical therapist since 2010.  She works with adult orthopedic patients and pulmonary rehabilitation.  Her specialties include orthopedic rehabilitation for knees, hips, shoulders and back as well as patients who have lung disease and who want to improve their quality of life.  She is Maitland trained for peripheral joints and spine.  She is a native Chapel Hillian and earned her DPT from UNC Chapel Hill and her MSW from UW Seattle.  Her goals are to help people recover what they lost from an injury or illness and help them to improve their lives.  She considers the whole person in her treatment strategy and works with people to develop a comprehensive program to reach their goals.

Beth Hunt, PTA

Physical Therapist

Beth Hunt is a Physical Therapist Assistant who has been with UNC Health Care since 2010.  She enjoys working with people of all ages and particularly has an interest in knee, hip, and shoulder injuries and post-operative rehabilitation.  She is originally from Maryland and moved to North Carolina in 2002 to attend UNC Wilmington where she graduated with a BA in Physical Education and Health, minored in Spanish, and was a member of the Crew Club.  She then moved to Rocky Mount, NC where she graduated from Nash Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2008. She has since worked in outpatient orthopedics and has additional training in aquatic therapy.

Andrea Kelly, PTA

Physical Therapist

Andrea has been in practice as a Physical Therapist Assistant since September 2013. She attended North Carolina State University where she majored in Psychology with a minor in Biology. She later went on to obtain her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Nash Community College. Andrea works with Orthopedic Rehab, Pulmonary Rehab, and sees patients in the pool for Aquatic Therapy here at Meadowmont. Andrea is interested in working with people of all different ages with different diagnoses, but has a special interest in the female athlete as she has a background in soccer.

Emile Olsen, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Emile received her Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University, where she majored in Kinesiology and minored in Psychology.  After graduating from Penn State, Emile obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duke University in 2012.  While at Duke, Emile completed elective coursework in Manual Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation to further improve her skills in treating orthopedic patients and athletes.  While there, she was also involved in research to determine the best physical therapy practice for the prevention of common disease states impacting middle-aged women.  Emile is currently working towards obtaining a specialty certification in Maitland Manual Therapy as well as certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.  She enjoys working with a variety of patients to aide in pain relief, functional mobility improvement, and return to sport, but particularly likes working with patients who have suffered from ACL injuries.  When Emile is not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and playing sports.

Northwest Cary Staff Bios

Carla Hill, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert MDT

Physical Therapist

Carla has been a physical therapist for over 13 years mainly working in outpatient orthopedic clinics.  Carla received a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Florida, a Master of Physical Therapy from Emory University, and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UNC.  In an ongoing pursuit to advance her knowledge and skills in order to provide the best care to patients, Carla became certified as a clinical specialist in orthopedics (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and in the Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy approach by the McKenzie Institute. Carla treats a variety of orthopedic conditions in the clinic with a special interest in spine, shoulder, and hip rehabilitation. She uses an array of treatment techniques to improve her patients’ functional status with an emphasis on therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, and patient education. She is focused on patient-centered, evidence-based care and promoting lifelong wellness for all patients. In addition to clinical work, Carla is a faculty member in the UNC Division of Physical Therapy, where she teaches physical therapy students and residents about the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and the science of behavior change to encourage health promotion.  In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities and traveling.

Jennifer Cooke, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Jennifer has been a physical therapist for over 11 years practicing primarily in orthopedics. She earned her BA in Exercise Science, Master of Physical Therapy and Doctorate of Physical Therapy all from UNC. Clinical interests and expertise include shoulder, knee, and lower extremity conditions. Jennifer also has advanced training in prenatal and postpartum physical therapy, orthotics fabrication, functional movement and corrective exercise, and advanced manual therapy techniques. This training has allowed Jennifer to blend manual therapy and exercise prescription for positive patient outcomes. In addition to clinical practice, Jennifer is a faculty member with the Division of Physical Therapy at UNC teaching both doctoral students and residents. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys cooking, traveling, outdoor and fitness activities, and Tar Heel sports.