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 us by calling the appropriate office listed below or by email at UNCTS@unchealth.unc.edu. We look forward to helping you get back to being you!
Meadowmont Wellness Center office:
- Phone: (984) 974-2560
- 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: (984) 974-6083
- Fax: (984)-974-6096
- 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.
Meadowmont Staff Bios
Peter Olmos, MPT
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.
Steve Takacs, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Steve obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology in 2008 and then his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011, both from Ohio University. Following graduate school, Steve went on to complete a 12 month Orthopedic Residency Program with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he worked at a large sports medicine facility. During his residency training, Steve obtained his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Steve obtained certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2013, a credential held by only 5% of practicing physical therapists. Steve’s primary clinical interests include return to sport following ACL reconstruction, rehabilitation following orthopedic surgeries, and management of hip pathologies. During his free time, Steve likes to spend time with his wife and work on projects at his home in Apex.
Beth Hunt, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
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.
Emile Olsen, PT, DPT
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.
Chuck Overman, PTA
Kyle Cooper PT, DPT
Kyle is a “Tar Heel born and bred,” raised in a small town in southeastern North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science from Elon University. He then earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Kyle has been practicing orthopedic and sports physical therapy in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities since graduation. He has developed expertise in a variety of manual therapy techniques, including advanced certification in the Graston Technique™. He has significant clinical experience in both postsurgical and nonsurgical rehabilitation of the upper extremity, lower extremity and spine. Kyle has a strong clinical interest in providing superior evidence-based care for post-surgical rotator cuff and anterior cruciate ligament repairs. In addition to these post-surgical populations, Kyle is passionate about the rehabilitation of adolescent athletes and endurance athletes, pushing them to achieve an even higher level of performance. He also enjoys problem solving more difficult clinical problems with his patients and is actively seeking advanced proficiency in more underserved areas of practice, including vestibular disorders, chronic pain disorders, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Kyle plans to sit for his board certification in orthopedics in March of 2017 and the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification in May 2016.
Kyle lives with his wife and daughter in Chapel Hill. He truly loves the Chapel Hill community and everything it offers. Outside the clinic, Kyle enjoys spending time with his family, dabbling in carpentry and home improvement projects, regular exercise, live music, and anything outside, including running hiking, kayaking and biking.
Catherine Duncan PT, SCS, ATC, PES
Catherine is a licensed physical therapist, Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, NATA certified athletic trainer, and NASM certified performance enhancement specialist. She has worked with clients of all ages and abilities from children to adults, weekend warriors to professional athletes, helping them heal from injuries, return to play, and achieve their goals. Catherine earned her degree in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, after earning her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia. While at UVA, she was co-captain of the varsity women’s soccer team. Catherine spent seven years working at the Sports Rehab Center at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, where she helped amateur, collegiate, and professional athletes return to sport after injuries and surgeries. After moving to Chapel Hill in 2004, Catherine joined the Balance Physical Therapy practice in Carrboro, NC. Now with UNC Therapy Services, she shares her expertise in sports rehabilitation, injury prevention, biomechanics of sports including running, swimming and kicking, and post-partum recovery. Catherine enjoys playing soccer, running, swimming, and cycling. She has a passion for coaching soccer, gardening, music, and most of all, spending quality time with her family.
Northwest Cary Staff Bios
Carla Hill, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert MDT
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
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.
Stephanie Milosovic, PT, DPT
A native of Akron, Ohio, Stephanie attended Bowling Green State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Applied Health Science and Pre-Physical Therapy. She attended graduate school at Duke University and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2012. Immediately following graduation Stephanie began her career with UNC Healthcare. She has held positions at Chatham Hospital and the Ambulatory Care Center on UNC’s campus before transitioning to her current role with UNC Therapy Services at Meadowmont. Her areas of expertise include manual therapy, sports rehabilitation, injury prevention, athletic enhancement, as well as yoga and Pilates-based physical therapy. In 2011 during a clinical internship in Atlanta, Stephanie spent several months working with NCAA student-athletes improving their performance and preparing them for the NFL Combine’s speed and agility tests. Always determined to provide her patients with the most innovative and advanced physical therapy methods, Stephanie is working toward becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Sport Certified Specialist (SCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. She enjoys working with many different patients, but feels most rewarded when she has the opportunity to apply her skills and knowledge to help student-athletes and weekend warriors return to sport stronger than before. When Stephanie is not working with patients to achieve their goals, she likes spending time with her husband and their new baby boy, as well as training for her next local race event.