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Every patient at Allied Rehab is treated by a state licensed and certified clinician who is committed to the highest quality of patient care. This experienced staff offers evidence-based treatment strategies and a history of successful treatments for you and your family.
Teresa founded Allied Rehab in 1987. Teresa is a graduate of the UNC-CH School of Physical Therapy and has over 30 years of experience in the profession. She specializes in treatment of neck and back pain as well as neuro-rehabilitation for stroke and head injury patients. Teresa finds it most rewarding to teach patients how to help themselves. A long time member of the APTA and NCPTA, she has held leadership roles with the Practice and Finance committees; and has served as a Clinical Instructor for physical therapy students from UNC-CH, ECU, and Nash Community College. A Wake County native, she lives in Wake Forest with husband Matt; and together they have launched 3 children into adulthood. Teresa spends her spare time gardening, cooking, and singing.
Jennifer is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant who graduated from Nassau Community College and has worked at Allied Rehab for the last 19 years. She enjoys working with a variety of physical therapy patients using treatment techniques to restore function. A hands on therapist, Jennifer can help reduce neck/back/knee pain, offer unique therapeutic exercise, and maximize neuromuscular ability. Jennifer is also a certified Nutritional Consultant through the Global College of Natural Medicine. She has a special interest in advising patients about their nutritional needs in order to improve their health and wellness. Jennifer has adopted NC as her home, married a local guy, and has a daughter who is training to be a teacher.
Beth is graduate of Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. She has been working for 10 years in a variety of settings, including orthopedics and pediatrics. Beth is a hands on therapist who enjoys helping patients feel better and return to function. She has special training in hands on approaches such as the Graston Technique. Beth enjoys working with patients of all ages and diagnoses. She strives to make therapy an enjoyable experience and instill a love of exercise and health in her patients. Beth is originally from Upstate New York, where she was involved in many sports but softball was her love. Beth played college softball where she was recently inducted to her college’s athletic hall of fame. Beth, along with her husband Mark and two daughters has called Wake Forest home, now for 4 years. In her spare time, Beth is very active in her daughters’ activities and sports as well as enjoying family time outdoors. *Beth has completed the Level 1 Functional Dry Needling® course, meaning she is certified to perform Dry Needling on upper and lower extremities, and certain levels of the neck and low back.*
Therese graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders. She then attended the Medical University of South Carolina earning her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She has worked in a variety of settings including patient homes, hospitals, schools, private practices, and out-patient clinics. Therese has worked with both children and adults with a variety of communication deficits. She enjoys improving communication skills in children of all ages and helping with feeding and swallowing difficulties. She also works closely with parents and families in order to best serve the patients she sees. In her free time, Therese enjoys traveling and staying active. She enjoys running and has participated in many races, most recently completing the City of Oaks half marathon in Raleigh.
Elizabeth graduated from Appalachian State University, both with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. Since then she has worked doing preschool evaluations and school based speech therapy in the elementary, middle, and high school settings. Elizabeth enjoys working with all ages of children, and helping young people develop skills in and love of language. Elizabeth concentrated on Spanish language communication in her undergraduate coursework, and has since had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador and continue her Spanish education and clinical experience. She has served as a bilingual therapist in several settings, and has a passion for working with Spanish-speaking children and helping their families play an active role in their language development. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her cat, reading everything she can get her hands on, and working with children at her church.
Courtney Smith graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Child Development. She then attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she received her Master’s of Arts in Speech Language Pathology. Courtney has experience working with children of all ages providing speech and language intervention in the clinic setting. She also has experience working with adults who have speech and swallowing difficulties following treatment for head and neck cancer. Courtney loves the challenge of tailoring each therapy session to meet the patient’s individual needs. In her free time, Courtney enjoys reading and doing anything outside. She currently lives in North Raleigh with her husband and her dog.
Jaece provides services to children from birth-high school ages with an emphasis on articulation, language development, vocabulary and reading therapy. Jaece prefers a play-based, interactive and engaging therapy session that reinforces what the child is learning in their home and classroom. She has two years of American Sign Language classes, and loves to use ASL in sessions, when appropriate. In her free time, Jaece enjoys cooking, paddle-boarding, and playing at the park with her husband and two young daughters.
Kahlie graduated “summa cum laude” from Panola College in Carthage, Texas. She has worked with children in the Alabama Orthopedic Clinic and at Jasper Memorial Hospital. However, she really enjoys seeing children in their “natural environment” whether in the home or at a daycare. Kahlie is an energetic and creative licensed OT assistant who can implement and advance any treatment plan prepared by the evaluating Occupational Therapist. She is ready to help you with your child. Kahlie and her husband moved to Wake Forest from Mobile, Alabama so he could attend SEBTS (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary).
Beth is from Ohio and graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelor’s in Biology and a minor in psychology. She then went on to graduate from Cleveland State University with a Masters of Occupational Therapy. She has experience working in a variety of environments with adult and pediatric populations. Beth is confident in establishing and carrying out a variety of treatment plans for an assortment of disabilities, such as developmental delays, neurological and orthopedic dysfunction, and sensory dysfunction, helping people of all ages live their lives to the fullest. She has a special interest helping our pediatric patients strengthen their fine motor and visual motor integration skills. She also works with kids who have either sensory seeking or sensory defensive behaviors. Beth helps children and their caregivers establish “sensory diets” to empower them with the best opportunity to succeed with their own sensory preferences. She especially loves helping “picky eaters” learn to enjoy meal times and new foods through sensory diet activities, such as messy or textured play. Beth is experienced in preforming and teaching caregivers about the Deep Pressure Proprioceptive Technique (DPPT, aka The Wilbarger Protocol or “brushing”.) This technique is used to decrease sensory defensive behaviors in children who may be bothered by tags on clothing, hair or nail cuts, loud noises, bright lights, or food textures. Beth is a firm believer that kids learn best through play, using their creativity to develop skills while having fun.
Cindy graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in a variety of settings since that time, including psychiatry, inpatient rehabilitation, schools, and home health. Her true strength is to facilitate fine motor skills and arm function in adults (after an injury, illness, traumatic brain injury or stoke.) She has also completed Part 1 & 2 Recovering Function Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) for improving functional outcomes of treatment with stroke patients and is a Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS). Cindy loves working with adults in the outpatient clinic at Allied Rehab to help improve the quality of life of her patients. She is fluent in American Sign Language and speaks some Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys running, biking, boating, and reading. Family time is a priority so spending time with her husband and two boys gives her a great deal of personal satisfaction.
Denae is originally from Philadelphia, PA but moved to North Carolina with her family as an adolescent. She graduated from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Durham Technical Community College with an associate’s degree in applied science. Denae is certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and licensed by the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy. She is certified with the nationally recognized Handwriting Without Tears curriculum and with Interactive Metronome as well. Denae has experience in various populations such as mental health and geriatrics, but adores pediatrics. She is very hands on and loves implementing different and enjoyable activities into her treatment sessions. Denae is a true believer in the “It takes a village…” proverb and is very committed to helping children and their families put the FUN in functional!
With Allied Rehab since 2014.
Favorite Quote: “Love people. Use things. The opposite never works.” – The Minimalists
With Allied Rehab since 2011.
Favorite Quote: “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – Dalai Lama
With Allied Rehab since 2015.
Favorite Quote: “When you have more than you need, build a longer table instead of a higher fence.” – Norann Voll-Bruderhof
With Allied Rehab since 2017.
Favorite Quote: “Our days are happier when we give others a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.” – Anonymous