THERESA KRAMER, PT
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 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.
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 Wilmington, Catherine graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor 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 200hr and is currently completing an additional certification in Medical Therapeutic Yoga through the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute. She has had additional training in Women’s health and myofascial release techniques and is certified in the LSVT BIG program for Parkinson disease. Outside of work Cat enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
JENNIFER RUSSO, DPT
Jennifer 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, has lived in Wilmington for three years and enjoys the sun and beach life that this beautiful city has to offer.
JENNIFER TYRA, DPT
Jennifer graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Global Health Studies. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University. She is certified in Dry Needling and has taken continuing education classes focused on myofascial release, joint mobilizations, and pain science. She is currently working on her Pilates certification. She worked in two outpatient physical therapy clinics in Georgia before relocating to Wilmington and joining PT By the Sea. She enjoys kayaking, paddle boarding, and training for triathlons with her husband.
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.
CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Carly began dancing at the age of 3. In college, while majoring in dance, she tore her hamstring. This led Carly to Pilates and yoga to help heal her body. She also suffered from anxiety, and began a long health journey in order to heal herself from the inside out. She later became certified in Stott Pilates, yoga, gyrotonic, and massage therapy. Carly also wanted to incorporate her health knowledge with her clients and so she underwent a 500 hr training in Transformative Ayurvedic Coaching. Because of Carly's past experiences, it has become her life's mission to help others heal (body, mind, and soul) and grow into their most optimal and best selves!
Jennifer is a 2008 graduate from the teacher training program at The Pilates Center of Boulder (TPC) whose owners, Amy Alpers and Rachel Segel, are protégés of Romana Kryzanowska, the long-time student of Joseph Pilates. Jennifer has more than 900 hours training in all levels of equipment and mat and is particularly skilled at “reading” a client’s body and seeing what skills are needed to develop in order to unlock movement potential - to strengthen those muscles that are weaker and relax and stretch those that are stronger. Jennifer applies the Pilates principles so that the practice of breath, flowing movement and mindfulness uniformly develop one’s mind, body and spirit. She specializes in designing programs to meet your needs whether focusing on rehabilitation or fitness for youths, adults and seniors. Believe in yourself and others will too! She can be reached at email@example.com or 910.742.6034.
Kennedie graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. She plans to continue to physical therapy school but is wanting to gain more experience within a physical therapy clinic. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, exploring Wilmington, exercising, and spending time with her friends and family.
The Kramer family dog, always friendly and from the country (rural NC)!