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, DPT

Jennifer graduated from James Madison University with her Bachelor of Science degree, and received her Master's 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.

JENNIFER RUSSO, DPT

Jennifer Russo, DPT graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science. She went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University. She has practiced in a variety of settings, with a focus on Geriatrics and Neurological diagnoses. She is a Certified Clinical Instructor with the APTA and has served as a Director of Rehab in a skilled setting and is our current Clinical Director. Jennifer, along with her husband and son, have lived in Wilmington for four years and are enjoying all that this beautiful city has to offer.

TAYLOR MISKECH, PT, DPT

Taylor graduated from Campbell University with her Bachelor of Science degree and stayed (go Camels!) to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Taylor has spent her time in the field passionately helping people of all ages and creed return to optimal function so they can live their life to the fullest. She firmly believes that the role of the physical therapist is that of a detective, one that understands the langue the body uses to communicate with us. Taylor has specialized training in pelvic health physical therapy, with the goal of guiding women through the lifetime to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly, her desire is to spread a message of hope and healing. When not in the clinic, you can find Taylor outside enjoying fresh air, most likely on a trail somewhere getting lost (in the best way) in the woods.

KENDALL SHALLEY, PT, DPT

Originally from Greensboro, NC, Kendall spent her undergraduate years at UNCW and loved Wilmington so much that she always wanted to find her way back. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013 and has most recently been in Charlotte specializing in outpatient spine care. She has specialized training through the Postural Restoration Institute as well as certification and training in dry needling, Graston technique, and Kinesiotaping. She has also worked as a fitness coach with an emphasis on functional core training and functional movement systems. She is excited to be back to the beach in Wilmington with her husband Trey and their son Thomas.

Natalya Flatley, PT, DPT

Natalya graduated in 2010 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston. Following graduation, she had a focus on orthopedic and manual Physical Therapy. She practiced in outpatient settings treating patients of all ages through various orthopedic injuries and dysfunction. During this time, she also became a certified Pilates instructor, which she currently enjoys using with many of her Physical Therapy patients. Over the past several years she has focused continuing education on pelvic floor dysfunction, and has a special interest in treating spine, pelvic and hip dysfunction. In her free time, Natalya enjoys spending time with her family, trying to get outdoors as much as possible.

Jess Matthews, Front Desk

Jess graduated from IUPUI located in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time at the beach.

Julie Degnan, Front Desk

A native of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Julie graduated from University of the Arts with her BFA in Dance to perform professionally. She was contracted with multiple professional ballet companies as well as guest-danced for over 5 years. During her career, Julie worked in administrative, teaching, and choreographic positions in Pennsylvania, New York, and North Carolina with ballet schools and conservatories. Upon her retirement from the stage, she became certified as a Yoga Instructor during the pandemic with a focus on restorative, meditative, and trauma sensitive practice. Julie is very passionate about helping others connect to who they are through mindful movement, intuition, and spirituality. Currently, she is continuing her education in Marine Biology at UNCW in the hopes of becoming a conservationist and healer for people, the planet, and our Ocean.

Avery Maher, Front Desk

Avery plans to graduate from UNC- Wilmington in May 2024, with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Yoga Studies. Avery loves all things yoga, crafty and animals. In her free time, she likes to catch up on her favorite shows and snuggle with her cat, Stella.

BEA

The Kramer family dog, always friendly and from the country (rural NC)! Bea is a certified Canines for Therapy Dog and contributes to the happiness and well being of the staff and clients with her mild manners, sweet disposition and soft ears.