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
Evan Adler, PT, DPT
Evan is originally from New York where he spent a successful decade working in the music industry. After running several marathons for charity, however, Evan wanted to pair his extra-curricular interests with his career. He moved to Durham in 2008, and he shifted his focus to the harmonics of the human body where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Elon University. He enjoys the orthopedic side of PT, particularly pathologies of the shoulder, hip, and knee, and working with middle/high school and endurance athletes. He has enjoyed success in getting his patients back on the field, on the track, and back on course utilizing a variety of techniques including soft tissue mobilization (Graston Technique Certified), joint mobilization, and individualized therapeutic exercises. He sees every patient as an individual and takes each person’s unique situation into account with every treatment. Evan is working toward becoming an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) through the APTA. Evan is also an avid runner, cyclist, and sometimes triathlete who also enjoys playing tennis, softball, and most outdoor activities. Though a transplant to the area, Evan has made the Triangle his home and has become a proud member of the community. He has played saxophone in local jazz ensembles and volunteers regularly at Special Olympics events and local running events. He relishes spending time with his wife, son, and the family dog all around the Triangle Area, especially its parks, museums, and restaurants.
Elisha Gulledge, PT, DPT, CFm
Elisha is a native of North Carolina and graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Carolina University with dual bachelor’s degrees in Health Services Management and Health Information Management. She also attended East Carolina University to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and graduated in 2012. Since then she has received additional training to specialize in the treatment of pelvic health conditions in women, men and children that are coping with pelvic dysfunction. Elisha had her first experience with treating these types of conditions while on a clinical rotation and found an inherent passion for these patients. After spending a year training and learning outside of Chicago, Illinois, she then returned to NC to start her career at UNC Health Care in 2013. She enjoys educating people about the relevance of pelvic health in all activities and the importance of awareness and prevention. She states that facilitating a patient’s road to recovery with issues such as incontinence, pelvic pain, constipation and prenatal/post-partum difficulties through physical therapy is a very rewarding experience. Elisha has lived in Apex, NC since 2015 and when she is not helping patients achieve their goals, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter at local outdoor areas and events.
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.
Stephanie Milosovic, PT, DPT, CSCS, Cert. IMT
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. Her areas of expertise include manual therapy, sports rehabilitation, injury prevention, athletic enhancement, as well as yoga and Pilates-based physical therapy. Always determined to provide her patients with the best current practice and evidence-based physical therapy methods, Stephanie is working toward becoming an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. She utilizes intramuscular manual therapy techniques, also known as dry needling, to help expedite the release of muscular tension prior to restoring normalized movement patterns. 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 two boys and you can see her around the UNC Wellness Center in the group fitness classes or in the functional exercise area.
Shelly Solan, PT, DPT
Shelly was born and raised in Rochester, NY and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College. She moved to Boston immediately following graduation, where she worked in outpatient orthopedics before moving to Raleigh, NC. As an athlete and exercise enthusiast, Shelly is passionate about sports rehabilitation and working with individuals who are looking to enhance their physical performance and prevent injuries long-term. As a Wellness & Nutrition Coach and Yoga & Fitness Instructor, Shelly enjoys incorporating holistic health practices into her treatment approaches to empower complete optimization of health and well-being. Shelly has additional certifications including the Graston Technique, and has plans to get certified in dry needling in the near future. One thing that she appreciates and values most about working for UNC Healthcare is the amount of one-on-one facetime that she gets to spend with her patients to see them through their entire course of care. Outside of work, Shelly enjoys being active outdoors,