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

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, CSCS
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 and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). In the future, he would like to complete dry needling and advanced weight lifting 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

 

Brenna Panarello

Brenna Panarello
PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Brenna Panarello is originally from Stony Point, New York, about one hour north of New York City. She attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science, and subsequently her Doctor of Physical Therapy. Brenna has a diverse clinical experience, ranging from treating patients with neurological conditions on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii, to treating in the inpatient setting at some of Boston’s premier hospitals. These diverse experiences early on in her career solidified Brenna’s passion for outpatient physical therapy and management of orthopaedic conditions. Brenna truly enjoys working to improve musculoskeletal function through a combination of manual interventions and guided exercise to enable all her patients to achieve their personal  goals. Brenna also has a special interest in treating running related injuries. Brenna has run 4 marathons, including the Boston Marathon. Her experience as a runner allows her to easily connect with injured runners on both a personal and professional level, which enhances the runner’s rehabilitation.

 

Brenna is a North Carolina Licensed Physical Therapist, and also holds a license in Maryland. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Brenna has participated in many continuing education courses over the last three years, including the Harvard Medical School Sports Medicine Conference: Running Medicine and the Boston Sports Medicine Symposium. In the future, Brenna is interested in pursuing a certification from the McKenzie Institute for Treatment of the Lumbar Spine, as well as continuing to expand her knowledge in running medicine.

 

In her spare time, Brenna enjoys playing with her Border Collie Mix Kona, cheering for each of the Boston sports teams, running, traveling, and reading. Brenna and her husband recently moved to the Jacksonville area, and are very excited to explore the Eastern Carolina beaches over the next few years. 

 

Education: 

2017 - Doctor of Physical Therapy, Northeastern University, Boston MA

2016 - Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science, Northeastern University, Boston MA

Brenna participated in Northeastern University’s 6-year Physical Therapy Program, which bridged her undergraduate and graduate degrees

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

Jessica Deutsch

Jessica Deutsch
PTA, CPT
Physical Therapist Assistant/Certified Personal Trainer

Jessica is from Butler, Pennsylvania which is on the outskirts of Pittsburgh. She has 13 years of experience in the outpatient physical therapy industry as a manager, marketing professional, Certified Personal Trainer, and Physical Therapist Assistant. Jessica has treated both children and adults with orthopedic, sports, and neurological conditions. Having been a competitive gymnast for 20 years and competing at the collegiate level earning a 4-year letter as an all-around gymnast, she has a special passion for treating gymnasts and dancers with orthopedic conditions.

Jessica uses corrective exercises, movement assessment, and manual therapy to treat patients with orthopedic diagnoses. She has experience using cupping and graston, as well as, manual soft tissue massage.

Jessica attended West Chester University where she received her Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science with a Minor in Coaching. She then attended Central Pennsylvania College and graduated with an Associates Degree in Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She also recently obtained her Personal Training Certification.

Jessica has recently relocated to Jacksonville with her 4-legged family consisting of 2 dogs; Pomsky’s Soda & Cola and 2 cats; Kodi & Ty. She enjoys going to the gym, doing hot yoga, spending time with her family and friends, walking/playing with her dogs, as well as, going on tropical vacations.

Education

2007, West Chester University – Bachelors in Applied Science in Exercise Science with a Minor in Coaching

2010, Central Pennsylvania College – Associates in Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant

 

 

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

Vianca Gonzalez Ramos

Vianca Gonzalez Ramos
Rehabilitation Technician

Vianca was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Jacksonville, NC in December of 2019. She graduated from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology and graduated in June 2020. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new areas around North Carolina with her husband, cooking, and spending time with her family and dog, Kiwi. Her future goals include continuing a career in healthcare, specifically in becoming a Physician Assistant.

Education

2020, Bachelors of Science in Biology – Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Guayama, PR

2015, Vocational High School- Guayama, PR

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

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

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

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