Staff


THERESA KRAMER, PT
OWNER

After graduating from St.Louis University in 1987, Theresa received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. She received her extensive hours in training, developing her manual therapy, aquatic and orthopedic skills. Her over thirty years of work experience has been comprehensive, involving all areas of adult patient care. She developed the Aquatics and Lumbar Stabilization Program at a Hospital's Industrial Rehabilitation programs. She has helped numerous back injury clients return to work and provided Back School instruction to local industries. She performed physical therapy consultations and taught yoga to heart patients at a hospital based Outpatient Cardiac Rehab program. She has traveled to San Francisco as an Exercise Specialist with heart participants in the Dean Ornish Heart Disease Reversal Program's quarterly retreats. She has completed her 200 hour Certification Program with Integrative Yoga Therapy, and now teaches Yoga privately and to small groups. She has also completed training in Pilates mat, Reformer, Tower, Chair, Barrel, Cadillac and Pilates for Scoliosis. She incorporates her manual therapy and exercise skills into aquatic rehabilitation as well. She has completed multiple educational courses in various techniques including, myofascial release, muscle energy, craniosacral therapy, strain counter-strain, Stanley Paris joint mobilization, and McConnell taping for knees and shoulders. Her greatest area of interest and expertise lies in treating sacroiliac dysfunction. She is passionate about the quality of care that she provides her patients, about her family, love of nature, surfing and traveling. She is the owner and President of PT by the Sea, Inc.


JENNIFER DEVERS, PT, ATC

Jennifer graduated from James Madison University with her Bachelor of Science degree, and received her Masters degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia. As an ATC, she worked with division one college and professional athletes. She practiced in Newport Beach, CA for seven years, 5 of which she served as Clinic Director. She has specialized training in foot, knee, and shoulder injuries, infant torticollis treatment and is a certified Pilates instructor. She has been with our practice since 2009 and lives in Wilmington with her husband and two children.


SUSAN O'CARROLL, PT

Susan graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor in Science degree in 1991. Since that time she has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient rehabilitation, home health, skilled nursing, acute care and adult day care addressing orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. Susan has taken countless continuing education courses in women's health/incontinence, manual therapy techniques (including myofascial release, strain counterstrain, muscles energy, craniosacral therapy, Total Motion Release and joint mobilization) and therapeutic exercise (including McKenzie back exercises, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, balance and vestibular rehabilitation, golf rehabilitation, muscle imbalances and Pilates). Susan's treatment approach emphasizes patient education, targeted exercises to address muscle imbalances and improve function, and a variety of manual therapy techniques. Susan developed a special interest and began taking continuing education courses in women's health and pelvic floor dysfunction in 2003. She enjoys incorporating this training into treating pelvic pain, incontinence, and other related orthopedic issues such as low back and hip pain. Susan has been working in Wilmington since 2004.


MEREDITH MCINNIS, DPT

Meredith received her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from The University of St.Augustine for Health Sciences. She is certified in Dry Needling and has had incredible outcomes with patients ranging from carpal tunnel dysfunction to misdiagnosed chest pains. She has treated a wide variety of patients from pediatrics to geriatrics, elite athletes to those with debilitating disorders. She recently became certified in Aquatic Physical Therapy. Her outside experience as a former nationally ranked tennis player has helped her to empathize with patients therefore building a relationship on trust and teamwork to maximize a patients rehabilitation experience. As a Wilmington native, Meredith has founded two non-profit community services organizations.


CATHERINE DUNCAN, DPT, RYT200

A native of the beautiful Wilmington, Catherine graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor's of Arts in Exercise and sports science. She went on to complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at East Carolina University. She is a certified yoga instructor and is currently completing an additional certification in Medical Therapeutic Yoga through the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute. She has had additional training in geriatric yoga and is also certified in the LSVT BIG program for Parkinson disease.


AMANDA PALMER, MPT

Amanda's passion for exercise and helping others made Physical Therapy a natural fit for her career. Combining training and knowledge of movement for 13 years, allows her to help her patients reach their goals in therapy.

Her educational background includes a B.S. in Exercise science, a Masters Degree in Health Education and a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy.

In her free time she enjoys Duathlons, running, cycling and competing in Triathlons.


AMY COLEMAN, LMBT
CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Amy graduated from NC School or the Arts and pursued a successful career in dance theater, which led her to NY, LA and Germany. She returned home to Eastern NC in 2003 to be close to family. Amy's love of movement inspired her to study Pilates. She holds certifications with Polestar Pilates Education, Coastal Carolina Pilates and became a Pilates Method Alliance certified instructor in 2007. She enjoys teaching ballet and Pilates to students from ages 8 to 80. Amy also received her LMBT from Miller Motte in the spring of 2015. She is already taking on new clients at PT by the Sea.


BETSY "BB" VOHWINKEL
CYT-200 YOGA TEACHER
PMACERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR
CPR AED CERTIFIED

BB is a yoga and Pilates teacher whose introduction to Pilates came through her mom! Having taught yoga for several years at EVOLVE Movement in Raleigh, BB was aware that the studio also offered Pilates classes and training. But it wasn't until her mom, Anna, was recovering from an injury and encouraged to find a Pilates teacher that BB began to understand the incredible benefits Pilates had to offer. In 2013 she started the comprehensive Balanced Body Pilates Teacher training at EVOLVE Movement and has completed the 300 hours of observation, personal practice and teaching required to become a certified Pilates teacher. Since finishing her training in 2014 she has been steadily teaching mat, equipment and yoga/pilates combo classes in both private and group settings.

BB, her husband Joe and their two rotten kitties, Cleo and Luna, were fortunate enough to be able to move to the coast in May, 2017 and they are so happy to be part of this wonderful community! BB has a creative, energetic but lighthearted approach to all of her classes, making them accessible to everyone!


SANDY MCGRATH
OFFICE MANAGER

Sandy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brevard College with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in Nutrition. She is also certified in Reiki and comes to PT by the Sea with 5 years experience managing physical therapy clinics. In her free time, Sandy enjoys practicing yoga and spending time outdoors with her pup, Haley.


KAYLA EBRAHIMNEJAD
ADMINISTRATION

Kayla graduated from UNC Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. She plans to get her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in the future and is gaining experience while working at PT by the Sea. In her free time, Kayla enjoys riding horses and spending time outside with her friends and family.


BEA

The Kramer family dog, always friendly and from the country (rural NC)!