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Rated 5/5 based on 37 customer reviews
"I have been going to PT by the Sea for almost a year for therapy on a torn meniscus, and recurring knee fluid. I always feel welcomed by the staff at the front desk who are courteous and kind. Physical therapist Jenny Devers has consistently taken excellent care of me. I am grateful for her patience and knowledge. She approaches each difficulty with flexibility, and is totally aware of her patient's condition. Recently, she has been doing a knee massage to help with both of my problems. I leave there feeling better and knowing that my needs will again be met at my next appointment. "
Sep 06, 2023
"Last September I fractured my right arm close to the shoulder and broken left finger from a fall. Three weeks later I fell again and damage more. As one time wasn’t enough for this 75 year old woman. I was told I needed Pt first! I was so lucky to be appointed my pt with this new fellow Ind. He reminded me of my grandson. It was the best experience to land a young out of school graduate! With lots of pt I was finally dismissed and using my arm as usual! Ind is the best thing they did when they hired him to join the team! Geneva"
Apr 14, 2023
"What a wonderful and affordable place! Not having health insurance it’s hard to find affordable treatment! They always worked with my schedule, listened to my needs and didn’t waste my time. Absolutely will go back, if I ever injure myself again! "
Dec 02, 2022
"Information was very helpful very informative .Especially the info on the risk of falling. Thanks for trying to keep us healthy and safe. "
Sep 18, 2021
"I did not know this type of therapy (women's health) existed. I am so happy it is changing my life! "
Sep 01, 2021
"Just wanted to say Hello...I have not had to come in for any therapy fortunately but I continue to do all my exercises you taught me every day. I am back playing 18 holes of golf twice a week.Thank you for that.. Hope all is well with you and the family Blessings Clyde"
May 19, 2021
"My doctor recommended PT by the Sea after having gone to another PT. The office is very clean and the staff are very warm and welcoming. My therapist, Jennifer Russo, was wonderful. She really cared about getting my frozen shoulder better. She used techniques on me, that I never had elsewhere, that worked wonders on my shoulder. She was patient, kind and I was impressed with her knowledge and even more so with her taking classes to keep learning. She made me feel like I've known her forever. I would most definitely recommend PT by the Sea for physical therapy. Thank you PT by the Sea. "
Apr 14, 2021
"Meredith is awesome! She has helped me through back and feet issues!! Thank you Meredith!!!!"
Apr 13, 2021
"I went to PT by the Sea for pelvic floor therapy for my overactive bladder. No longer do I have to preplan bathroom stops while walking, swimming, and traveling. And I go to sleep and stay asleep through the night with few exceptions. My life style has changed as I monitor my schedule and diet. Most of all I am living life free of most of the anxiety I felt from always having to find a bathroom. Thanks Cat! "
Feb 25, 2021
"My experience with PT By The Sea was an excellent one!! I worked with Taylor for 8 weeks with really good results! She gave me full attention during each visit and I left with hand outs of exercises I will continue to do at home. I highly recommend Taylor for her expertise, professionalism, and people skills!"
Feb 18, 2021
"Taylor was the best. She listened to me and did what she could. I highly recommend this facility and especially Taylor "
Jan 28, 2021
"You're the very best!!"
Dec 10, 2020
"Thank you PTBTS for the longtime ongoing contribution to my health and quality of life. Nine years ago Theresa deftly guided my recovery from major back surgery. Thereafter, Jenny Devers worked to tune-up that same back while encouraging and coaching my gym exercises. More recently, Catherine Duncan applied her laser focused skills to vanquish a chronic shoulder issue with a few brief sessions. Together with your other clinicians and your friendly, efficient staff: you are healing artists! "
Dec 10, 2020
"I'm so thankful for all the ladies at PT by the sea. They were awesome. Taylor worked with me to ensure that I would get back to where I needed to be. I am able to get back to work without restrictions. LADIES AT PT BY THE SEA YOU ALL ROCK!"
Nov 18, 2020
"I went to PT by the SEA because they were close to my home for help with my shoulder. To say the least I was amazed at how I was treated from reception to therapy. Rachel Cohen,DPT was very thorough in her evaluation and the plan she had for my healing process. Rachel is with you your whole visit,you are not passed off to someone whose in training. My goal as I told Rachel was to be able to play golf again. I can honestly say she has done a great job of rebuilding my shoulder strength and alleviating the pain I was feeling. I highly recommend PT by the SEA and Dr Rachel Cohen."
Nov 17, 2020
"Jennifer, Rachel and Bridget are so kind and helpful. You receive one on one physical therapy there. Rachel is a former DI athlete and knows how to get you back in playing shape. My son was going to another place for therapy. When I shared my experience at PT by the sea with him, he switched over and loves it. I will miss these folks "
Nov 11, 2020
"I can't tell you how much appreciate the team at PT by the Sea, from check-in to discharge they did awesome. Rachel was wonderful! A++++"
Nov 04, 2020
"I have used the classes and also needed a personal therapist for problems with my shoulders. The treatment has not only been very successful, but very pleasant to attend. Everyone on staff is very pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend PT by the Sea!"
Oct 18, 2020
"I have enjoyed every appointment that I have had at PT By The Sea! All of the ladies in the front office welcome me with a smile, and it makes my day! I have been working with Kat, and she has helped me achieve physical goals that I never thought would be possible for me again. I highly recommend this practice for anyone needing the expertise of a Physical Therapist!"
Oct 08, 2020
"My experience at PT by the Sea has been both pleasant and productive. The staff is committed to providing a safe environment for clients during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic and are helpful in scheduling appointments. Catherine Duncan has been my therapist and has greatly helped me to maintain my mobility, balance and core strength. I greatly appreciate her thoughtfulness, patience and encouragement to help me reach my goals to maintain a healthy active lifestyle. I would highly recommend PT by the Sea!!"
Oct 05, 2020
"Everyone is always professional, kind and encouraging.Highly recommend them."
Sep 18, 2020
"After a sports related injury, PT by The Sea was my choice for physical therapy. Jenny not only worked with me in treating my symptoms, but spent time creating a plan for me that included specific stretching and strength exercises do do on my own. Her ability to deliver great care and encouragement was most appreciated and I highly recommend her and the entire PT by The Sea team. "
Sep 10, 2020
Sep 01, 2020
"I came to PT By The Sea after a total knee replacement. I was immediately made to feel I had come to the right place. The front office staff welcomed me and was very attentive to my needs from the first minute I walked in the door. I had experience physical therapy there before as I had spinal fusion in 2018, so I knew what to expect. In hindsight, I got much more. My sessions began with rudimentary work on increasing range of motion for my knee which started out at a VERY small amount. Over the eight week period, I gained strength not only in my legs, but also in my core. All along the way, Meredith, Rachael and Kat were my therapists and proved very knowledgeable. Best of all, they were extremely encouraging. I repeated the exercises I was shown during my sessions also at my home. Between direction during the sessions and home activity, the time invested in physical therapy proved to be exactly what was needed. I have recovered strength, balance, and a very noticeable decrease in pain. In fact, at this writing, I have no pain at all in the affected knee. I no longer walk with a limp, which, after twenty or more years of favoring one side of my body, is a welcomed change. I cannot be any more complimentary of a staff of quality therapists than I am of the team at PT By The Sea. I highly recommend them based on their ability to bring me back to full activity through an intense and effective treatment avenue. Thanks to all who are a part of this outstanding team."
Aug 28, 2020
"I give 100% credit to Theresa Kramer and her outstanding staff at PT by the Sea for keeping me moving for the past 16 years. My number 1 priority when I arrived in Wilmington in 2004 was to seek out a physical therapist who could help me avoid back surgery. I hit the jackpot on my discovery of Theresa. Her commitment and encouragement to Women's wellness through Pilates, Yoga, and ongoing activities for balance/strength training have helped keep me moving! She's got my back!!"
Jul 10, 2020
"Friendly staff. My therapist is outstanding: smart, kind, knowledgeable. I would highly recommend PT by the sea to anyone experiencing, in my case, chronic and severe low back pain. "
Jun 19, 2020
"My husband and I had the good fortune of finding PT by the Sea when we moved here 12 years ago. We love our Pilates class with Teresa Kramer. She provides individual attention in small intimate classes while pushing our limits. The whole practice is welcoming and we couldn't imagine not being part of it. The therapists and classes in yoga, pilates have kept us traveling and being active. Thank you PT by the Sea. "
Jun 19, 2020
"Especially midst these most unusual times the body, the mind, and the spirit needed extra care and coaching. A sincere thank you to PT by the Sea for encouraging a balance of these forces. You are dedicated to the most essential. Marvelous masked heroes of the real kind, the healing kind. "
Jun 17, 2020
"PT by the Sea provides the best physical therapy service in Wilmington. The therapist are experienced and compassionate practitioners who provide the best care possible for their clients. They also offer therapeutic Yoga and Pilates that enhance pt services and provide patients a safe environment to improve overall heath. "
Jun 17, 2020
"I would highly recommend PT by the Sea for anyone that needs physical therapy and rehab. I have been a massage therapist in a medical setting for 16 years and I was very impressed with the knowledge and techniques used by the Therapist. They think outside the box to get you back to health as quickly as possible. I had a pretty bad knee injury and I improved very quickly once I began Therapy at PT by the Sea. The staff is friendly and I love the variety of treatments that they offer. 5 star facility in my opinion. "
Oct 01, 2019
"I am so happy I was guided go and see Dr. Allen and then to come to PT by the Sea with Jennifer Russo,DPT. For a while now, I have thought I would just have to live with pain, and I was becoming somewhat tiresome. After the first week of therapy my pain drastically decreased. I felt like if this is as good as it gets I could live with this! The team I have is working to get be pain free and I could not be happier and excited to see what comes next. Sharon F. "
Apr 11, 2019
"I had my first joint replacement in November 2018. I had never had any kind of physical therapy before and thus, had no idea of what to expect. I was most pleased that I chose PT by the Sea because I believe it has enabled me to get the maximum benefit from my new hip. The service I received was outstanding and began with the front desk and continued until I left the facility at each appointment. I feel particularly fortunate to have had most of my physical therapy provided by Dr. Jennifer Russo. She truly provided personalized one-on-one expert services. Catherine Duncan filled in for a couple of PT appointments and was most professional and helpful. Further, Amy Coleman provided some outstanding massage sessions to assist with my healing process. My thanks and gratitude for the wonderful staff and facility! "
Mar 28, 2019
"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed my time with my physical therapist Jennifer Russo. She listened to my needs and educated me on why I was doing certain tasks. I have greatly improved my strength and balance which has stopped me from falling. This helped me to feel more physically confident!"
Dec 18, 2018
"I have known Teresa Kramer for over 20 years. I first met her as a PT for my home bound mother. The care and compassion she showed my mom went way beyond her duties as a PT.Words cannot express my appreciation. From there I knew I would never have to think about using anyone else. She and her staff have helped me with several knee injuries over the years. My experiences have always been helpful and beneficial at PT By the Sea!I highly recommend Teresa and her staff to anyone in need of physical therapy services!!"
May 24, 2018
"Catherine was great! She is knowledgeable and has a great supportive attitude. The exercises were varied so that they were not routine. She continuously gives feedback which is constructive. I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you!!"
Apr 03, 2018
"Physical therapy went a lot better than expected! Had questions and doubts whether it would help my shoulder at all, but it did! Would definitely recommend to others!"
Mar 14, 2018
"Great practice "
Feb 22, 2018


"Catherine is exceptional and has been such an inspiration to me. She's wonderfully empatahetic and supportive. She's also so patient. I've recommended her to all."

- Janet A.

"I have enjoyed taking yoga at PT by the Sea, first with Theresa Kramer for a long time and now currently with Catherine Duncan who is a lovely instructor. The yoga session once a week has been extremely beneficial to my physical and emotional health with both Catherine and Theresa."

- Marjorie C.

"Catherine Duncan was my therapist and I am extremely pleased with the progress I have made. She is very capable, friendly, and has been excellent in helping me to overcome my shoulder surgery limitations. Would gladly recommend her to all in need of physical therapy. Thank you Catherine."

- Ann P.

"Jennifer Devers saved me from being an old couch potato. I can control my ITB syndrome and stay active (and young)."

- Magda R.

"I can't recommend this enough! For years I had suffered with chronic pain in my neck and back and it had finally begun to cause problems in my hips. Within 2 weeks , my hip problem was resolved. Within 3 weeks, my sleep had improved! And after a month or so, my chronic neck pain , along with all the instabilities it had caused ,, are nearly resolved! I feel so much better! I simply can't believe how much improvement there has been and the level of attentiveness, and understanding of my physical problems, was crucial to my success. She kept me positive and motivated. I could not have done this on my own. Thank you!"

- Heather B.

"After six months of perpetual headaches, I was referred to PT by the Sea to receive myofascial therapy from Susan O'Carroll. My therapy sessions with Susan have given me favorable results in reducing my headache pain level and giving me a set of therapy exercises to use daily."

- Jack B.

"Amy Coleman is by far the best massage therapist I have ever had. I am convinced that her comprehensive, whole-body approach helped speed my recovery after knee surgery several years ago. She really listens and tailors each session to my particular concern or issue. I highly recommend her service."

- Patricia L.

"Approximately 13 to 14 years ago I was introduced to yoga classes at PT by the Sea. I have been a faithful regular ever since. I went on to include pilates and water aerobics to my weekly exercise routine. I have the highest regard and respect for Theresa Kramer and staff for their professional manor, compassion and encouragement."

- Diane S.

"I love my bi-weekly classes with Erin! She is a fabulous teacher. She challenges her students, while always remaining patient and keeping her eagle eye out for any necessary corrections. Her classes follow a pattern but are never the same, so I stay engaged and focused and never grow bored. After working with Erin, my strength and flexibility have improved, and I no longer experience the back pain that originally led me to PT by the Sea. The entire team at PT by the Sea is fantastic!"

- Gretchen R.

"I have been a patient of Jen Devers, PT, ATC for the past few years after suffering an injury to my L-4 in a major regatta. Her focus on core strength, posture, stretching, and conditioning and alignment has helped me heal from the injury and maintain a healthy back. I am a competitive sailor and that requires a tremendous amount of strength and strain on my back and Jen has helped me understand how to take better care of my back and that, in turn, has helped me be able to compete without feeling back pain afterwards. PT By The Sea has been an integral part of my success on the water."

- Chase

"Small pilates classes with customized training and care! Many thanks to Amy Coleman for her Pilates expertise. I have been attending Amy's classes for years. Amy is a great Pilates instructor who makes sure to understand individual issues of those she works with, while running an enjoyable class."

- Sharon K.

"I can not tell you how much better I feel. The massages with Amy has helped my muscles feel ready to start moving again."

- Meg S.

"I have been experiencing low back pain for years and after a few short weeks working with Catherine at PT by the Sea, I have relief. I even sleep through the night. The entire staff is exceptional, warm and friendly."

- John B.

"PT By the Sea has it all! I was new to the area and consider myself very fortunate to have been steered towards Theresa and her exceptional team. This is NOT a high volume practice that pushes patients through without proper supervision, they take the time with each and every patient they see...a rare quality to find in PT these days. But it doesn't stop there, PT By the Sea also offers care for what I would call the 'whole' person. There are yoga classes, pilates, a gym, massage therapy, and even dry needling if you need it. I can't say enough about this place. Rarely do I do reviews, but felt the community should know what a gem PT by the Sea really is."

- Kelly

"Have been a patient at PT by the Sea after a knee injury and can tell you you will get professional, efficient and personalized service. Theresa Kramer and her staff not only listen to you but work to get you well with the best outcomes in the shortest amount of time! 5 stars! Highly recommend!!"

- Selma

"Blew my back out on Jan 13 last year and after two months at another facility I finally fired the Rehab specialist I was seeing and came to PT by The Sea...and after less than a week with Theresa I began to see Amazing results and after three months of Therapy I made the decision not to have back surgery and continued to make a full recovery and regained a Quality of life!! Highly recommended."

- Carson

I had the good fortune to have Jen as my physical therapist. Not only is she a pro but she is extremely personable and super fun to work with. Jen clearly has her patients' best interests in mind, setting achievable rehabilitation goals and coaching patients to optimal outcomes.


Susan cured me! For 2 more or more years I had suffered from Sacrum and SI joint pain and instability which eventually effected my pelvic floor. Susan has an abundance of training on the pelvic floor as well as myofascial release. Her gentle adjuments, muscle work, and kind encouragement healed me! I use her knowledge daily to prevent the pain and injury from coming back. I am so glad I was led to her after trying so many therapist and treatments before hand.


The Best! Meredith is very "personable, caring, helpful, informative. Her patients come first always. She listens and gives examples. She is an excellent PT. PT by the Sea is like family!

Rosalie H.

Theresa is the best! She knows the human body and how to relieve pain quickly;. Then she helps you develop exercise strategies to correct problems.

Phyllis A.

I had serious spinal surgery with fractures of two vertebrae T1, a burst fracture of T12, and fusion from T 7 to L2 with Titanium rods and screws. I was introduced to PT by the Sea by my daughter who is in the health care profession at their open house and met Theresa Kramer and other physical therapists. They have helped tremendously to grow taller and stronger. They are very professional and make everyone very comfortable because they are very friendly. I highly recommend PT by the Sea without any reservations.

Robert H.

Everyone at PT by the Sea is a complete professional. You will be hard pressed to find anyone to match them. Professional and caring and a great atmosphere.

Murray P.

I am extremely pleased with PT by the Sea. Theresa Kramer is an excellent physical therapist. I was terrified at first that my injury would be worsened by PT, but Theresa knew just what to do by working with me on the Sara Meeks Osteoporosis method. These exercises helped me tremendously.

Lynda L.

The dry needle treatment that I have been receiving from Dr Meredith has definitely helped resolve my shoulder pain/tightness. She is very attentive to my comfort during the treatments. I would highly recommend her, and PT by the Sea in general.


I have maintained a gym routine, mostly unsupervised, for 6 years. The therapists give encouragement, suggest modifications to my routine that keeps it safe and effective. The environment is friendly and professional and I am always eager to come.

Ted O.

Theresa Kramer and her team are great. Friendly, knowledgeable and compassionate, they not only alleviate your discomfort but teach you management of your issues, and provide the tools to improve your activity level and quality of life!

Fran K.

Friendly helpful office manager Amanda - physical therapist patient, kind, personal, most importantly knowledgeable and helpful with issues being addressed.

Marjorie W.

In the past 10 years I have received physical therapy at three very different facilities between Charlotte and Wilmington. So far my experience here has been the best. The personal attention and thorough treatment has been very effective. The staff is pleasant, courteous and knowledgeable. I have recommended PT by the Sea to at least 3 random people during the last several months and will continue to recommend going forward. I give the whole experience and results a 10 and Mandy a 10 plus.


This PT is helping me tremendously! The home program that Mandy gives me is also helping me get in shape for spring golf. I would recommend PT by the Sea to anyone and especially Mandy.

Robert S.