233-E Bell Fork Rd.
Jacksonville, NC 28540
910-238-2259
fax: 888-209-9322
About Us

Meet our Staff

Our staff is growing and some faces may change but our never changing goal is to ensure an outstanding patient experience!

Kira Boyd

Kira Boyd
MSPT, ATC
Clinic Director/Physical Therapist/Certified Athletic Trainer

Kira Boyd, is the CEO and Clinic Director of Synergy Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine. She has over 19 years of clinical experience as a PT and specializes in Women’s and Men’s Health, Pelvic Floor/Abdominal Rehab, Sports Medicine and Orthopedic PT. Additionally she has over a decade of PT private practice management experience and has started and grown 2 successful outpatient private practices in Jacksonville, NC.  

Kira has worked with patients of all ages, as well as competitive athletes at the middle school, high school, collegiate and professional levels. She served as a student athletic trainer at both the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and The University of Miami. She began her professional PT career in 2000 in New York City and relocated back to eastern NC in 2002.  

Kira has a passion for treating all musculoskeletal conditions and focuses on utilizing skilled hands on manual therapy techniques, prescriptive exercises and patient education strategies. She has a special interest and advanced expertise in providing holistic treatment for complex pelvic and abdominal pain conditions, bowel and bladder dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, diastasis recti and breast cancer treatment related scar tissue and shoulder mobility concerns.  

She has completed extensive post graduate training including multiple courses through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute such as Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A/2B & Capstone, and Male Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment. She has also completed training in Visceral Mobilization, Strain/Counterstrain, Maitland Spinal and Extremity mobilization, the Mulligan technique, the McKenzie Method, the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and Kinesiology taping.  

Kira and her husband, John Boyd, Jr, Synergy’s Business Manger are the founding partners and co-owners of Synergy. They are proud parents to 2 children, Beau and Caroline. Outside of her professional roles Kira enjoys travel, fishing, boating, weight lifting, tennis, golf, attending sporting events, and being active with her family.  

Kira graduated from Jacksonville High School and spent many years of her childhood in Jacksonville, NC due to her father’s 28 year career in the USMC. She is proud of her family’s military history which includes 3 generations of Marines (grandfather, father, brother), an uncle who graduated from the USNA and was a submariner, a grandfather who was active duty USN and a cousin on her husband’s side who is a USN Seal.  She feels privileged to treat and serve the military community in eastern NC and strongly believes in giving back to the Onslow County community.  

Education

1999, Master of Science degree, Physical Therapy - University of Miami School of Medicine

1996, Bachelor of Arts degree, Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Medicine, Concentration in Athletic Training - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1992, Jacksonville High School - Jacksonville, NC

Mary Beth Daas

Mary Beth Daas
PT
Physical Therapist

Mary Beth is a North Carolina Licensed Physical Therapist with clinical experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting.  She has practiced primarily in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine including general orthopedics, musculoskeletal disorders, pre- and post-operative rehabilitation, work injuries, spinal disorders related to injury and/or the aging process, osteoporosis treatment and management, and TMJ disorders.  

Mary Beth’s professional focus is on the most effective treatment options to help her patients meet their personal functional and mobility goals.  She utilizes a multitude of manual therapy treatment options including myofascial release, IASTM, Strain Counter-Strain, McKenzie, Williams, Mulligan, Hesch and Muscle Energy Techniques, Kinesiotaping and McConnell taping techniques, and neuromuscular re-education to promote improved healing.  She also emphasizes the importance of posture and proper body mechanics including ergonomic recommendations for home and work to prevent future injuries.  Mary Beth has training on Women's prenatal and postpartum musculoskeletal rehabilitation through the APTA Section On Women's Health Course, Fundamental Topics on Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy.

She is certified in a new treatment option available to patients called Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) which is the utilization of a monofilament needle into a trigger point (knot in a muscle) to relieve pain and tension, promote blood flow, and improve flexibility. 

Education

1997, Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy with Cum Laude Honors - East Carolina University

1990, Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene with Cum Laude Honors - West Virginia University

1985, Oak Glen High School, New Manchester, WV

Elizabeth Windsor

Elizabeth Windsor
PT, DPT
Physical Therapist Supervisor

Elizabeth “Liz” Windsor is a North Carolina Licensed Physical Therapist with clinical experience in the outpatient orthopedics setting. She works with patients across the lifespan with musculoskeletal dysfunction with special clinical interests in neck and back pain, work related injury and recovery, and chronic pain. She often utilizes a variety of manual therapy techniques including instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation and myofascial release for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. She has strong clinical interest for and plans to achieve further training in Maitland therapy, kinesiotaping, dry needling, and SFMA for the treatment of orthopedic conditions.

Liz is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the North Carolina Chapter. She has a passion for the use of physical therapy as a form of service to communities around Eastern North Carolina through volunteer work, and outside the U.S. with experience in medical outreach in the Dominican Republic.

Her most recent certification is a treatment option available to patients called Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) which is the utilization of a monofilament needle into a trigger point (knot in a muscle) to relieve pain and tension, promote blood flow, and improve flexibility.

 Education

2016, Doctor of Physical Therapy – East Carolina University

2013, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Exercise Sport Science-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2009, Ledford Senior High School – Thomasville, NC

Amy Klim

Amy Klim
PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Amy Klim is a North Carolina Licensed Physical Therapist with clinical experience in the outpatient orthopedics setting. She enjoys working with a variety of musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions including athletic/sports injuries, pre and post surgery, and chronic neck and back pain. She utilizes various manual techniques for treatment including instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and trigger point release as well as McKenzie techniques for treatment of spinal disorders.

Amy's professional focus is on collaborating with patients on how to best achieve their functional and recreational goals with evidence based practices that are proven successful, as well as seeking out new techniques with potential effectiveness for specific patients. She is certified in Kinesiology Taping through Functional Movment Techniques and has many clinical interests including advanced sports and spinal rehabilitation, and plans to pursue further training in various manual techniques including IASTM, among others.

 She has always been active in various sports and activities including weight lifting, CrossFit, volleyball and AcroYoga and wants to encourage her patients to live a healthy, active, and pain free lifestyle through appropriate strengthening and flexibility techniques combined with appropriate lifestyle modifications.

 Education

 2018, Doctor of Physical Therapy-Marshall University

 2015, Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science- Virginia Commonwealth University

Cameron Kapec

Cameron Kapec
PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Cameron Kapec is a North Carolina Licensed Physical Therapist with clinical experience in the outpatient orthopedics setting. He is interested in a wide variety of musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions including sports injuries, pre/post- rehabilitation, and chronic pain. He always had a strong interest in a variety of sports, but focused mainly on soccer. Cameron attended Guilford College in Greensboro where he played Varsity Soccer before transferring to Appalachian State University to receive his Bachelor of Exercise Science.  He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy at University of South Carolina.  Cameron completed over 1000 hours as an intern at Crossfit Kernersville, NC.  He specializes in the treatment of orthopedic conditions through the use of advanced manual therapy techniques, movement assessment, and skilled exercise intervention.  Cameron is certified in Kinesiology Taping through Functional Movement Techniques.  In the future, he hopes to complete CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and dry needling certifications to integrate into his clinical practice.

Cameron is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and North Carolina Physical Therapy Association. He also continues to be proponent of living an active lifestyle with interest in soccer, weight lifting, and hiking. He aims to provide the necessary tools for patients to live an active lifestyle via specific strength and mobility interventions.

Education

2018, Doctor of Physical Therapy – University of South Carolina

2015, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science – Appalachian State University

 

Ryan Harer

Ryan Harer
PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Ryan Harer is a North Carolina Licensed Physical Therapist with clinical experience in the outpatient orthopedics setting.  Ryan is interested in a wide variety of orthopedic/muscuolskeletal conditions across the lifespan.  He also has interest in a wide variety of sports but most specifically football and wrestling as he participated in these sports throughout all four years of High School. He utilizes manual techniques and skilled exercise intervention to help patients improve their quality of life.  Ryan hopes to earn his Certified Strength and Condition Specialist (CSCS) certification, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) specialty, and Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMPT) certification in the future to further integrate into his practice as a Physical Therapist.

Ryan is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association. In his spare time he enjoys remaining active with outdoor activities like hiking as well as a continued interest in health and wellness through weight lifting.

Education

2019, Doctor of Physical Therapy - Gannon University - Erie, PA

2016, Bachelor of Science in Health Science - Lock Haven University - Lock Haven, PA

Kelly Cabanne

Kelly Cabanne
PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Kelly Cabanne was born and raised in Hobe Sound, Florida. She is a North Carolina Licensed Physical Therapist with clinical experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting. She has practiced primarily in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine, working with patients across the lifespan. She enjoys working with all patient populations, with a special interest in sports- related conditions, active duty military orthopedic injuries, balance/ gait disturbance, and lower extremity musculoskeletal disorders. Kelly has always had a strong interest in sports largely due to her participation in competitive soccer from a young age and rowing at the collegiate level. Kelly was a member of the Varsity Team that took home the National Championship Title in 2013. 

She specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions through the use of skilled exercise intervention, movement assessment, and manual therapy techniques to include instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. Kelly’s professional focus is to create a trusting, respectful relationship with her patients so that together they can achieve the patient’s goals and become more knowledgeable about their condition. 

Kelly is certified in the McKenzie Institute Treatment of the Lumbar Spine.  In the future, she hopes to complete Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Athletic Training Certification and plans to further her manual therapy training. She enjoys playing with her dog Bear, going to the beach, gardening, playing kickball, spending time with her husband, and living an active lifestyle.

Education

2018, Doctor of Physical Therapy- Nova Southeastern University- Fort Lauderdale, FL

2015, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training with Minors in Exercise Science and Leadership- Fort Lauderdale, FL

2011, South Fork High School- Stuart, FL

Gabi Murdo

Gabi Murdo
LAT, ATC
Rehab Technician Supervisor/Certified Athletic Trainer

Gabrielle, aka Gabi, was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Lakota East High School in 2013. Gabi went to The University of Akron to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, and graduated in 2017. She enjoys spending time outside being active, especially with her dog, Atlas. She played soccer for the majority of her time growing up. Gabi recently got married and moved to Jacksonville because her husband is stationed here at Camp Lejeune. She hopes to one day obtain her masters degree and work full time with a women’s professional soccer team!

Gabi has recently been promoted to the management postition of Rehab Technician Supervisor to assist with managing our clinical support staff on a daily basis.

Education

2017, Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training - University of Akron - Akron, OH

2013, Lakota East High School - Cincinnati, OH

Danielle Czigler

Danielle Czigler
Rehabilitation Technician

Danielle is a graduate from the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science. While there she was a part of the UNCW running club, which participated in races around the Wilmington area. She has lived in Jacksonville for the past 10 years. She graduated White Oak High School in 2014. She plans to obtain her CSCS certification to help her in her goal of becoming a physical therapist. Danielle’s interests outside of work are running and playing with her two Boston Terriers.

Education

2018, Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science- University of North Carolina Wilmington- Wilmington, NC

2014, White Oak High School- Jacksonville, NC

Kathia Soto Arce

Kathia Soto Arce
Patient Care Coordinator

Kathia relocated from Oceanside, CA where she used to work at an Outpatient surgery center in Administration. She also worked as the Lead Therapy Tech in Phoenix, AZ. Kathia loves healthcare; thus, she's pursuing a career as a Registered Nurse. Kathia loves spending time with her husband and son. She also enjoys the outdoors and playing Kickball and Softball.

Education

2013, Independence High School

Megan Riggs

Megan Riggs
Rehabiliation Technician

Megan was born and raised in Swansboro.  In 2005, she went to Mercyhurst North East College in Pennsylvania on a softball scholarship where she also played soccer and obtained her associates in liberal arts.  In 2007, she signed with St. Andrews Presbyterian College on a softball scholarship where she obtained her B.A. in sports and recreation.  Megan graduated with an associates in Physical Therapy Assistant from Craven Community College in 2017 and will be taking her licensing exam later this year.

She played sports growing up including softball and soccer.  Megan enjoys being outdoors going to the beach and going out on the boat as much as possible.  She also enjoys spending time with her puppies Molly Mae and Kyzer.

Education

2005, Associates in Liberal Arts - Mercyhurst North East College

2007, Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recration - St Andrews Presbyterian College

2017, Associates in Physical Therapy Assistant - Craven Community College

Peyton McGee

Peyton McGee
Rehabilitation Technician

Peyton, born and raised in Memphis, TN, relocated to Jacksonville in 2017. She attended Lewisburg High School then studied music education at Northwest MS Community College. Peyton is now a Personal Trainer certified through the American Council on Exercise and spends the majority of her free time in the gym or playing music. She is eager to further her education in the field of physical therapy and medical exercise.

Education

2014, Lewisburg High School

2016, Northwest Mississippi Community College

2018, American Council on Exercise - Certified Personal Trainer

Jordan Williams

Jordan Williams
Rehabiliation Technician

Jordan is originally from Camden, North Carolina. She graduated from Camden County High School in 2015 and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from UNCW in 2019. Jordan hopes to return to graduate school in the future to further her education.

Jordan enjoys spending time with her son, walking her dogs, and staying active. She particularly enjoys participating in basketball and volleyball as well as weight training.

Education

2015, Camden County High School

2019, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science - University of North Carolina Wilmington

Jaclynn Tolbert

Jaclynn Tolbert
Rehabilitation Technician & Patient Care Coordinator

Jaclynn is a Jacksonville native, born and raised. She attended Richlands High School and has a long background in dance. Jaclynn attended Coastal Carolina Community College where she obtained her Associates in Health & Fitness. While there she also studied Medical Administration and received her Medical Administration Assistant Certificate.

Jaclynn enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband. During her free time you can find her at the beach. 

Education

2014, Richlands High School

2018, Coastal Carolina Community College

John A Boyd, Jr

John A Boyd, Jr
Business Manager/Partner

John is a founding partner and Business Manager of Synergy Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine.  John has over 20 years of Sales and Marketing experience spanning several industries including banking, finance, fertilizer, contract packaging, medical, insurance and consulting.  In the 8 years prior to starting Synergy John was active in the insurance industry dealing with individual and group health benefits including Medicare and private insurance carriers. 

"I am confident that the care you receive at Synergy as a patient or wellness client will set a new standard of expectation in your mind.  From our highly skilled and personable staff, our innovative treatments/techniques, to the results that you will achieve, Synergy is second to none, and we are anxious to show you the difference.”

Education

1992, Bachelor of Arts Business Administration - Capital University

1988, Ridgedale High School - Marion, OH

Maria Luster

Maria Luster
Front Office Supervisor

Maria is new to Jacksonville. Her and her husband relocated from California. Maria is currently studying Psychology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. She started working in the medical field in 2015 in both an ER and Physical Therapy office. She looks forward to continuing her education with Psychology.

Education

2015, Coginchaug Regional High School - Durham, CT

Megan Anderson

Megan Anderson
Patient Care Coordinator

Megan relocated from Maryland in August of 2018 to be closer to her family here in North Carolina. She studied Business Administration at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland. Later beginning her work in the Physical Therapy industry in 2015.

In her free time she enjoys being outside with her dog, Dogzilla. Megan also looks forward to continuing her education here in Jacksonville.

Education

2007, Lakes Community High School - Lake Villa, IL

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