Staff Bios

Staff Bios

Emily Paul PT, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist/Clinic Coordinator

Emily received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College where she majored in Athletic Training and minored in Music. While at Gustavus, Emily served as the lead student athletic trainer for men’s soccer and men’s and women’s track and field. After graduating and becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer, Emily moved from her home state of Minnesota to North Carolina for graduate school. Emily earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016.

Clinically, Emily enjoys working with patients of all ages and with almost any injury or condition. She has extensive knowledge in aquatic rehabilitation, particularly relating to orthopedic injuries, osteoarthritis, cerebral palsy, and amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome. Emily also has an advanced certification in the Graston Technique™, a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. In addition, she has a strong interest in the influence of music on rehabilitation and enjoys integrating this into her clinical practice from time to time.

Outside of the clinic, Emily enjoys traveling, singing, playing piano and handbells, swimming, motorcycle riding, knitting, watching movies, and being outdoors (especially at the beach). Most of all, Emily enjoys spending time with her nephew or nieces whenever she gets the chance.

Catherine Duncan, DPT, SCS, ATC, PES

Physical Therapist

Catherine is a physical therapist and board certified Sports Clinical Specialist, certified athletic trainer, and NASM certified performance enhancement specialist. Her clients have included athletes of all ages and abilities from children to adults, from weekend warriors to youth, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes, helping them heal from injuries, return to play, and achieve their goals.

Catherine graduated from University of Virginia where she studied sports medicine, and was a captain on the varsity women’s soccer team. She then earned her physical therapy degree from Georgia State University, graduating magna cum laude. More recently she earned her transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy at University of North Carolina. Catherine spent eight years as a physical therapist and athletic trainer at the Sport Rehab Center at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. After moving to Chapel Hill, NC she joined the Balance Physical Therapy practice in Carrboro. She has been with UNC Therapy Services since 2015 where she shares her expertise in sports rehabilitation, injury prevention, and biomechanics of sports. She enjoys teaching and mentoring in the orthopedic physical therapy residency program.

In her free time, Catherine enjoys coaching soccer, swimming, cycling, running and hiking, as well as music, traveling, cooking, and playing in the garden. Most of all, she cherishes spending time with her husband and two sons, and their extended family.

Lindsay Dimarco, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Lindsay DiMarco completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. After a few years of working in research with a focus on patient safety, Lindsay moved to North Carolina to pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Duke University. Lindsay has a particular clinical interest in patients with vestibular, gait, and balance impairments but enjoys working with patients of all ages with orthopedic conditions to assist them in achieving their goals.

Madison Franek, PT, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist

I became a Physical Therapist after experiencing multiple ankle injuries related to sports. The rewarding experience I had is what I strive to replicate with my own patients. My goal is to work alongside my patients to create an individualized, patient-centered plan to optimize daily and sport-related performance, using the best evidence and a criterion-based approach to guide my decision-making. My clinical interests include the management of non-operative knee pain including diagnoses such as Runner’s Knee and Patellar Tendonitis alongside post-operative knee injuries, with a specific focus on sports-related knee surgeries such as ACL and meniscal injuries.

Dorothy Kimel-Scott, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Dorothy, despite being born and raised in Durham, is a lifelong Tar Heel. After graduating from UNC-CH, she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University in 2012. She enjoys working on balance and has completed research on how rocker bottom shoes affect balance in older adults. She also enjoys the orthopedic side of PT, particularly hip, knee, and low back pain. She is Graston Technique certified and LSVT Big certified. She believes in a patient-centered, exercise-based approach with the goal of empowering each patient to be in control of their own rehabilitation. 

Outside of Physical Therapy, Dorothy enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee (though at a slightly slower pace than in college) and is a mother of two.

 

Sam Lucier, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Sam received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Winston Salem State University. He has pursued continuing education to better serve patients experiencing persistent pain as well as in the management of musculoskeletal pain in higher-level fitness athletes. In addition to his clinical practice, Sam serves as the Chair of the NC PT Political Action Committee.

Phil Miller, PT, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist

A North Carolina transplant, Phil was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. He graduated from Florida State University in 2016 where he received his bachelor’s studying exercise physiology before moving to Savannah, GA, where he received his doctorate in physical therapy from Georgia Southern University in 2021. Throughout his college career, Phil spent time personal training, engaging with members of the military to help improve their capacity to perform their duties, and contributed to research initiatives in an effort to further the physical therapy profession.

As a clinician, Phil welcomes the challenge of working with a variety of patients but is most proficient at working with orthopedic injuries, particularly active individuals. He has a particular interest in tactical athletes – those in the armed forces, firefighters, etc. – as he views providing care to them as a small token of appreciation for the services they provide to others. His background in exercise physiology plays a significant role in his approach to rehabilitation, utilizing evidence-based strength & conditioning principles as a guide to delivering optimal care for his patients. He brings experience in conducting running assessments and formulation of strengthening/conditioning programs to supplement his ability to provide quality care.

When he’s not seeing patients, you can likely find Phil in front of an open refrigerator pondering on what to make for his next meal as he enjoys cooking a variety of dishes. He also frequents the gym and enjoys weightlifting, listening to different styles of music, visiting new bars/cafes, traveling, trying new activities, and meeting new people.”

Matthew Moleski-Belski, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

I became a Physical Therapist to help people return to the activities they love most, and to promote lifelong exercise and wellness. I have worked with all forms of athletes, from avid pickleball players, to National Football League (NFL) and college football players. Having been a former athlete, I know the desire to get back to your sport/hobby, and I work alongside my patients to get them back to that level, or even beyond. Personally, I enjoy all outdoor activities, in particular hiking and backpacking, and I am an avid home chef and foodie.

Reuben “RJ” Myer, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT

Physical Therapist

I enjoy working with patients of all ages, from 8 to 100 years old, who have orthopedic dysfunction. When I work with someone, my top priority is to reduce their pain and help them regain lost function in order to improve their quality of life. For younger athletes, this could mean returning to a sport they love. For older patients, this might mean walking without a walker or being able to play with the grandkids. Each patient’s goal is unique and important to them. In short, I’m here to help them achieve it. Seeing someone return to doing something they love gives me the most satisfaction and it’s why I practice physical therapy.

Kristina Sercel, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Kristina received her Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado and then went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She has worked in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient care within the UNC Healthcare system. She has experience working with a variety of patient populations and is most drawn to the adult outpatient orthopedic setting. Her areas of expertise include post-op rehabilitation, dry needling, manual therapy, sports rehabilitation, injury prevention, and utilizing exercise therapy to address muscle imbalances and pain.

 

Staff Bios

Emily Paul PT, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist/Clinic Coordinator

Emily received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College where she majored in Athletic Training and minored in Music. While at Gustavus, Emily served as the lead student athletic trainer for men’s soccer and men’s and women’s track and field. After graduating and becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer, Emily moved from her home state of Minnesota to North Carolina for graduate school. Emily earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016.

Clinically, Emily enjoys working with patients of all ages and with almost any injury or condition. She has extensive knowledge in aquatic rehabilitation, particularly relating to orthopedic injuries, osteoarthritis, cerebral palsy, and amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome. Emily also has an advanced certification in the Graston Technique™, a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. In addition, she has a strong interest in the influence of music on rehabilitation and enjoys integrating this into her clinical practice from time to time.

Outside of the clinic, Emily enjoys traveling, singing, playing piano and handbells, swimming, motorcycle riding, knitting, watching movies, and being outdoors (especially at the beach). Most of all, Emily enjoys spending time with her nephew or nieces whenever she gets the chance.

Catherine Duncan, DPT, SCS, ATC, PES

Physical Therapist

Catherine is a physical therapist and board certified Sports Clinical Specialist, certified athletic trainer, and NASM certified performance enhancement specialist. Her clients have included athletes of all ages and abilities from children to adults, from weekend warriors to youth, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes, helping them heal from injuries, return to play, and achieve their goals.

Catherine graduated from University of Virginia where she studied sports medicine, and was a captain on the varsity women’s soccer team. She then earned her physical therapy degree from Georgia State University, graduating magna cum laude. More recently she earned her transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy at University of North Carolina. Catherine spent eight years as a physical therapist and athletic trainer at the Sport Rehab Center at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. After moving to Chapel Hill, NC she joined the Balance Physical Therapy practice in Carrboro. She has been with UNC Therapy Services since 2015 where she shares her expertise in sports rehabilitation, injury prevention, and biomechanics of sports. She enjoys teaching and mentoring in the orthopedic physical therapy residency program.

In her free time, Catherine enjoys coaching soccer, swimming, cycling, running and hiking, as well as music, traveling, cooking, and playing in the garden. Most of all, she cherishes spending time with her husband and two sons, and their extended family.

Lindsay Dimarco, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Lindsay DiMarco completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. After a few years of working in research with a focus on patient safety, Lindsay moved to North Carolina to pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Duke University. Lindsay has a particular clinical interest in patients with vestibular, gait, and balance impairments but enjoys working with patients of all ages with orthopedic conditions to assist them in achieving their goals.

Madison Franek, PT, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist

I became a Physical Therapist after experiencing multiple ankle injuries related to sports. The rewarding experience I had is what I strive to replicate with my own patients. My goal is to work alongside my patients to create an individualized, patient-centered plan to optimize daily and sport-related performance, using the best evidence and a criterion-based approach to guide my decision-making. My clinical interests include the management of non-operative knee pain including diagnoses such as Runner’s Knee and Patellar Tendonitis alongside post-operative knee injuries, with a specific focus on sports-related knee surgeries such as ACL and meniscal injuries.

Dorothy Kimel-Scott, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Dorothy, despite being born and raised in Durham, is a lifelong Tar Heel. After graduating from UNC-CH, she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University in 2012. She enjoys working on balance and has completed research on how rocker bottom shoes affect balance in older adults. She also enjoys the orthopedic side of PT, particularly hip, knee, and low back pain. She is Graston Technique certified and LSVT Big certified. She believes in a patient-centered, exercise-based approach with the goal of empowering each patient to be in control of their own rehabilitation. 

Outside of Physical Therapy, Dorothy enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee (though at a slightly slower pace than in college) and is a mother of two.

 

Sam Lucier, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Sam received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Winston Salem State University. He has pursued continuing education to better serve patients experiencing persistent pain as well as in the management of musculoskeletal pain in higher-level fitness athletes. In addition to his clinical practice, Sam serves as the Chair of the NC PT Political Action Committee.

Phil Miller, PT, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist

A North Carolina transplant, Phil was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. He graduated from Florida State University in 2016 where he received his bachelor’s studying exercise physiology before moving to Savannah, GA, where he received his doctorate in physical therapy from Georgia Southern University in 2021. Throughout his college career, Phil spent time personal training, engaging with members of the military to help improve their capacity to perform their duties, and contributed to research initiatives in an effort to further the physical therapy profession.

As a clinician, Phil welcomes the challenge of working with a variety of patients but is most proficient at working with orthopedic injuries, particularly active individuals. He has a particular interest in tactical athletes – those in the armed forces, firefighters, etc. – as he views providing care to them as a small token of appreciation for the services they provide to others. His background in exercise physiology plays a significant role in his approach to rehabilitation, utilizing evidence-based strength & conditioning principles as a guide to delivering optimal care for his patients. He brings experience in conducting running assessments and formulation of strengthening/conditioning programs to supplement his ability to provide quality care.

When he’s not seeing patients, you can likely find Phil in front of an open refrigerator pondering on what to make for his next meal as he enjoys cooking a variety of dishes. He also frequents the gym and enjoys weightlifting, listening to different styles of music, visiting new bars/cafes, traveling, trying new activities, and meeting new people.”

Matthew Moleski-Belski, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

I became a Physical Therapist to help people return to the activities they love most, and to promote lifelong exercise and wellness. I have worked with all forms of athletes, from avid pickleball players, to National Football League (NFL) and college football players. Having been a former athlete, I know the desire to get back to your sport/hobby, and I work alongside my patients to get them back to that level, or even beyond. Personally, I enjoy all outdoor activities, in particular hiking and backpacking, and I am an avid home chef and foodie.

Reuben “RJ” Myer, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT

Physical Therapist

I enjoy working with patients of all ages, from 8 to 100 years old, who have orthopedic dysfunction. When I work with someone, my top priority is to reduce their pain and help them regain lost function in order to improve their quality of life. For younger athletes, this could mean returning to a sport they love. For older patients, this might mean walking without a walker or being able to play with the grandkids. Each patient’s goal is unique and important to them. In short, I’m here to help them achieve it. Seeing someone return to doing something they love gives me the most satisfaction and it’s why I practice physical therapy.

Kristina Sercel, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Kristina received her Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado and then went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She has worked in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient care within the UNC Healthcare system. She has experience working with a variety of patient populations and is most drawn to the adult outpatient orthopedic setting. Her areas of expertise include post-op rehabilitation, dry needling, manual therapy, sports rehabilitation, injury prevention, and utilizing exercise therapy to address muscle imbalances and pain.