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Meet The Staff
Certified Sports Physical Therapist
Certified Dry Needling
Director of Physical Therapy
A native of Gastonia, N.C., Robinson is a practicing physical therapist (PT) in outpatient orthopedics with a passion for sports medicine. Robinson has been with Phoenix since its inception and serves as the Director of Therapy Services.
Director of Sports Performance
Ciaravella brings over a decade of allied healthcare experience to Phoenix staff. At Phoenix, she assists the physical therapists with progressive rehabilitation techniques, directs the wellness programs and assists with the Titleist Golf Performance Program.
Certified Dry Needling
Kelly is a highly motivated and passionate individual with a passion for athletics and fitness. She is a native of Weaverville, NC and attended North Buncombe High School where she played varsity softball
Laura is a native of Charlotte, NC where she ran Cross Country for Providence High School. Prior to earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at East Carolina University, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at UNC Chapel Hill where she found her passion for health and fitness.
TPI Performance Coach
A native of Denver, NC and former East Lincoln High School baseball and basketball player, Jonathan joined Phoenix Physical Therapy & Sports Performance full time in 2007.
Certified Dry Needling
Kim is a native of Lumberton, NC but grew up traveling all over the country for soccer. After committing to play D1 soccer at UNC-Chapel Hill at a young age and suffering through injuries of her own, she finished her soccer career at UNC-Wilmington with multiple awards for academic and athletic success.
Heather is a native of Morganton, NC where went to Jimmy C. Draughn High School where she lettered in Cross Country, Varsity Basketball and Track and Field.
Nichole is the office manager for Phoenix Physical Therapy, where she ensures the daily operations run smoothly. Prior to Nichole joining Phoenix in 2013, she had 10 years of medical billing & 5 years managing experience.
Justin is a native of West Virginia who has a lifelong passion of sports and wellness. He graduated from West Virginia University with a BS degree in exercise physiology with an emphasis in aquatic therapy and DPT.
NEWS AND EVENTS
A Better Approach to Soft Tissue Injuries | Running Times
I wanted to write you guys a quick email to tell you how awesome Phoenix is! Several weeks ago, I was diagnosed with a pinched nerve in my neck that was affecting my back, shoulder, arm, etc. It was very weak and very painful. Even more painful was the fact that I had a major golf tournament right around the corner, and I wasn’t even sure I could play. But with extensive treatment and exercise leading up to the event, I was pain free and strong enough to not only participate in this once-in-a-lifetime golf tournament in Pinehurst, but my team and I were able to tie for first in our bracket! I can honestly say, without Phoenix and their entire staff working on getting me better, there would have been no way I could’ve played and performed at that level. I can’t thank you enough!
A few weeks ago I injured my shoulder. I was lifting a load of sand and it slipped. I heard a slight pop in my shoulder as we all have heard and then I heard a loud crunch, which I had never heard. I knew Phoenix was a new physical therapy facility in the Denver area because I had heard of their Golf Performance program, and I had intended to investigate that program so I went to see if they could help my shoulder. “They were very thorough in my work-up and explained exactly what had happened and how they would treat my injury. They went into great detail explaining how each exercise was performed and what it did for the muscles around my shoulder. We have used noodles (long tubes used in the water), rubber tubing, and now we are starting to use some of the many exercise machines.” I highly recommend Phoenix. I think you will be impressed with their knowledge. Everyone on their staff is very friendly and go out of their way to make you feel at home and completely at ease. The best way to say it is “You are in good hands at Phoenix
Ralph E. Cochrane
Hi Lisa, this is Kim Stallings, Sierra’s mom. I just thought you would like to know that Sierra’s basketball team, the Stars, went and won the National Championship for the second year in a row. They are the USSSA12U D2 National Champions. I would like to thank you for all you have done for Sierra this past year. She has always been a good athlete, especially in basketball but your program helped her get to the next level. Several people, that did not know she had been going to a trainer, commented on how much stronger, quicker and more aggressive she was this year. We will be back for her to continue with your program but will probably wait until after all of her school sports are over.
USSSA12U D2 National Champion
My children, Austin and Kyndal are both enrolled in Phoenix’s Sports Performance Basketball Program, and have been conditioning for the past six months. Since their enrollment in Phoenix’s programs, their agility, speed, and confidence has risen significantly. With their work at Phoenix improving their basketball skills, this translates into mental confidence and toughness. Through Phoenix’s positive atmosphere, and “you can do it” attitude, both my kids have seen vast improvements in their skills on the court and off. Not only are they getting better in their sport, but they are learning the valuable lesson, that hard work does pay off.
When I came to Phoenix, I could barely walk, much less function in day to day life. I had my ACL (knee) reconstructed and required therapy. Treatment is going great, and I can’t say enough good things about Phoenix. The Personal Touch that I received from the entire staff was incredible. It was a relaxing great environment filled with great people, great results, and an overall great time. I would absolutely recommend Phoenix and do so on a day to day basis.
I recently suffered from TMJ, a disorder in my jaw joint, in which my jaw became locked, I was unable to open my mouth to eat, and had constant headaches. My doctor and dentist couldn’t do anything for me, so I continued to live in pain. My doctor referred me to Phoenix and I went because I thought this was my last resort before surgery. Remarkably, in just a few visits, my pain was gone and I was able to resume my life. The staff at Phoenix was both a blessing and a joy to work with.