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 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.

Staff Bios

Meadowmont Staff Bios

Peter Olmos, PT, MPT

Clinic Coordinator

Peter Olmos became a licensed physical therapist in 2006.  He has worked in an outpatient physical therapy setting for his entire career, treating patient with various musculoskeletal injuries. 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

Physical Therapist

Steve obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011 Ohio University.  Following graduate school, Steve went on to complete a 12 month Orthopedic Residency Program with the University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  He obtained his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification in addition to an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).  Steve’s primary clinical interests include return to sport following ACL reconstruction, rehabilitation following orthopedic surgeries, and management of hip pathologies. Steve is certified in Level I Trigger Point Dry Needling.

Catherine Duncan PT, SCS, ATC, PES

Clinical Specialist

Catherine is a licensed physical therapist, Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, NATA certified athletic trainer, and NASM certified performance enhancement specialist.

Catherine earned her degree in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University.  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.  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.

Nicole Durand PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Nicole obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA in 2013.  She has a particular clinical interest in patients with lower extremity injuries of the hip and knee but enjoys working with a variety of patients to aide in pain relief, provide optimal return from injury, and assist them to achieve their individual goals. She has received her Emergency Medical Responder Certification as well as Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certification (SFMA).  Nicole became board certified in orthopedics (OCS) in June 2018.

Chuck Overman, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Chuck graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Guilford College in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training in 2005.  During his time at Guilford, he worked as a student athletic trainer focusing on soccer and football.  Additionally, he played college baseball while at Guilford as an outfielder.  Chuck worked in fitness and athletic-related fields, personal training, and health education until deciding to go back to school in 2013.  He graduated from Nash Community College with an associate’s degree, and became a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant in May of 2015.  Chuck’s main clinical interests include knee and shoulder injuries and return from orthopedic injury/surgery.

Kyle Cooper PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Kyle earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  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 passed board certification in orthopedics in 2017.

Emily Paul PT, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist

Emily received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College where she served as the lead student athletic trainer for men’s soccer and men’s and women’s track and field.  Emily earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016.   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.

Kristen Soth PT, MPT, MHA

Physical Therapist

Kristen obtained her Bachelors of Science from the University of Georgia in 1996, her Masters of Physical Therapy from Elon College in 2000, followed by her Masters in Health Administration from Pfeiffer University in 2013.  Kristen is a physical therapist with experience in multiple healthcare settings including long term care, inpatient rehab and acute rehab.  She has focused on outpatient rehabilitation for the past 14 years and is able to treat a myriad of conditions including orthopedic and neurological impairments. She enjoys working with individuals of all abilities, their families and the local community.  Outside of the clinic, Kristen enjoys traveling, spending time with her animals, and learning new skills.

Northwest Cary Staff Bios

Evan Adler, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

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.

Stephanie Milosovic, PT, DPT, CSCS, Cert. IMT

Physical Therapist

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 post-op rehabilitation, dry needling, sports rehabilitation, injury prevention, and utilizing exercise therapy to address muscle imbalances and pain. Always determined to provide her patients with the best current practice and evidence-based physical therapy methods, Stephanie leads a journal club group with UNC PT and regularly attends continuing education courses. In 2018 she was elected by her peers to hold a leadership role in the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association in the Orthopedic Special Interest Group. 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.

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.

Ellese Nickles PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Ellese received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016.  Ellese grew up dancing and was trained in classical ballet, modern and Jazz. She danced throughout college and given her interest in movement she completed yoga teacher training in 2008. Since then, she has taught yoga and strength training classes and has served as a clinical expert in yoga teacher training curriculum development and teaching workshops.  She conducted research on balance, gait training and dual task interference in patients with Multiple Sclerosis and has a particular interest in working with geriatric patients and those with chronic neuromuscular conditions.

Jennifer Volo, PT, DPT, CSCS

Pelvic Health Physical Therapist

Jen obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duke University where she developed a passion for treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction and served as the director of the Women’s Health Special Interest Group. She served on the board of directors for the APTA Section on Women’s Health SSIG where she created resources that provided additional information to students seeking specialization in this field. Additionally, she presented a research poster in 2017 at the profession’s national conference on the effects exercise plays on postpartum depression. She treats both men and women with bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction. While treatments will address patient’s pelvic floor issues, she looks at the patient’s entire musculoskeletal system for a holistic and individualized treatment approach. She enjoys staying physically active and traveling with her family and friends in her free time