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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 and 2 Functional Dry Needling® course, meaning she is certified to perform Dry Needling on upper and lower extremities, and certain levels of the neck, face and spine.*
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.
Zoe graduated from Fairfield University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a minor in Psychology. She then graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology. Zoe has experience working with children of all ages and communication disorders, including early intervention and children with multiple handicaps and a variety of medical needs. Zoe has also worked with adults on rehabilitation of swallowing and cognition, as well as the geriatric population with a focus on compensatory strategies for those with dementia. In her spare time, Zoe enjoys staying active by doing yoga, reading, writing, and exploring her new home in downtown Raleigh with her husband.
Carly graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorder. She then graduated from Appalachian State University with her Masters of Science is Speech Language Pathology. Carly has experience working with children of all ages, providing intervention to help improve speech and language skills. Carly also has experience working with adults who have difficulties with swallowing, cognitive, and communication. In her free time, Carly enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, and hiking.
Ashlea Soemo, M.A., CCC-SLP
Ashlea Soemo graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Disorders and a Master of Arts Degree in Communication Disorders. She has since been employed in several diverse settings including Preschools, Middle schools, Early Intervention Programs, Head Start Programs and Skilled Nursing Facilities. Ashlea has a passion for working with birth to 3 years of age. She loves working with children to enhance their communication skills, but also enjoys working with the parents to involve them in engaging and improving interactions with their child’s communication skills. Ashlea is a Basic DIR Floortime facilitator focusing on a more wholistic approach in improving communication skills. In her free time, Ashlea enjoys spending time with her dog, Holly; traveling and doing outdoor activities such as hiking and playing sports.
Samantha graduated from New York University with a Masters of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology. Following graduation, Samantha worked with the adult and geriatric populations in an inpatient rehabilitation setting. Samantha then began working at a speech-based Special Education school, where she gained experience working with students from Kindergarten through High School with multiple handicaps and a variety of medical and behavioral needs. Samantha has also worked in early intervention, and public school settings, and thoroughly enjoys working with the pediatric population and collaborating with caregivers and other professionals to ensure a successful outcome in therapy. Samantha recently moved to Raleigh with her husband, 3 year old daughter, dog, and 2 cats. When she isn’t working, Samantha loves spending time outdoors with her family, and exploring all there is to do in NC.
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.
Jenna graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN with her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. She went on to complete her Master of Science in occupational therapy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jenna has experience working with children in a variety of rehabilitation settings. She enjoys working with children to manage behavioral and sensory processing differences, as well as to improve fine, gross, and visual motor coordination. She feels passionate about the importance of intervening early to maximize a child’s potential for success and independence, and believes in fostering skill development through occupation. Jenna played varsity soccer at Rhodes, and continued her career on the club team at UNC during her graduate education. She still enjoys playing soccer with her friends in her spare time. She also loves being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her family and dogs.
Kimberly attended Nova Southeastern University in south Florida where she earned her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Her initial career path was nursing. After researching other medical careers and also being able to witness her father during one of his OT sessions, she came to the conclusion that OT was a better fit. Now over 8 years later, she has no regrets. Kimberly has worked in a skilled nursing facility, acute care hospital setting, and pediatric clinic. Her passion is pediatrics. In April of 2017, Kimberly took a leap of faith and moved to Raleigh, NC seeking an entirely new life experience where she was able to work with the pediatric population in the public school system. One year later Kimberly finally landed her dream job in her ideal setting here at Allied Rehab as she had long envisioned. In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys cooking, drawing, dining out and enjoying the company of her nieces and nephew.
Angela graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in Recreation Therapy/Psychology, with a focus on pediatric play therapy in hospital settings. Then she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Angela worked as an occupational therapist in the public school system for over seventeen years. She provided services for the preschool to high school population, and provided various forms of intervention in the areas of fine motor, visual perceptual, visual motor, and self care. Angela has also worked as an occupational therapist in inpatient rehab settings, charter schools, and various types of preschools. She has a genuine passion for working with all children, especially the preschool and young elementary aged children. She values being able to engage with a child in a positive way, and enjoys being creative during treatment sessions. Angela lives in Wake Forest, and enjoys spending time with her husband and their twin boys.
With Allied Rehab since 2014.
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With Allied Rehab since 2011.
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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 2018.
Favorite Quote: “Stand up like a mountain; have faith like a rock; love like an avalanche.” – Bob Goff