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.

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.

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

Senior Physical Therapist

Evan earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Elon University where he was president of his class and enjoyed the in depth studies of orthopedics and vestibular rehabilitation.  He enjoys practicing orthopedics, particularly pathologies of the shoulder, hip, and knee, and working with middle/high school and endurance athletes. He has enjoyed success in getting his athletes back on the field, on the track, and back on course utilizing a variety of techniques including soft tissue mobilization, Graston Technique, joint mobilization, and individualized therapeutic exercises.

Stephanie Milosovic, PT, DPT, CSCS

Clinic Coordinator

Stephanie attended graduate school at Duke University and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2012.  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.  She is trained in Level I Trigger Point Dry Needling through the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments.

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 Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UNC.  She is 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.  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.