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, MSPT, ATC 

Physical Therapist/Clinic Director

Kira Boyd is a founding partner and Clinic Director of Synergy Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine.  Kira is a North Carolina Licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer with over a decade of clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics.  Her extensive clinical experience includes all aspects of orthopedics and sports related injuries.  She also specializes in the treatment of Women's and Men's pelvic floor dysfunction.  As a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and a Physical Therapist (PT) she has worked with patients of all ages, as well as competitive athletes at the middle school, high school, collegiate and professional level.  She served as a student athletic trainer for Division I student athletes at both the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and The University of Miami.  She began her professional physical therapy career in 2000 in New York City.

Kira is strongly committed to her own professional development and offering her patients the most effective treatment interventions.  She has pursued hundreds of hours of additional continuing education in a variety of areas, most notably sports medicine, orthopedics, manual therapy, and women’s health.  She has advanced training in many techniques including the McKenzie Method, the FMS/SFMA, Mulligan techniques, Maitland therapy, Kinesiotape, Muscle Energy, Myofascial Release, Strain/Counterstrain.   Her clinical interests include all aspects of orthopedics, hands-on manual therapy, post-surgical care, and highly functional sports injury care for patients of all ages.  She also has a strong interest in Women’s health services including, treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction (with therapeutic exercise, SEMG biofeedback, and manual therapy), pre-natal and post-partum musculoskeletal complaints, breast cancer rehabilitation, female ACL injury care and prevention, frozen shoulder conditions in women, and osteoporosis management. 

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


Anthony Moss, DPT

Physical Therapist

Anthony Moss is a North Carolina Licensed Physical Therapist with 2 years of experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting. He specializes in general sports medicine and orthopedics, post-operative rehabilitation, and the evaluation and management of athletic injuries.  His clinical interests include the rehabilitation of recreational and competitive athletes, including but not limited to runners and overhead athletes. He frequently utilizes slow-motion video analysis for biomechanical assessment of runners to guide rehabilitation, maximize performance, and reduce injury risk.

 Anthony is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (Sports Section) and North Carolina Physical Therapy Association. He is a certified Emergency Medical Responder through the American Red Cross. He uses this training to provide volunteer services for local events and athletic competitions.

Education

2016, Certified Emergency Medical Responder – American Red Cross

2014, Doctorate of Physical Therapy – East Carolina University

2011, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science – University of North Carolina at Charlotte

2007, North Mecklenburg High School – Huntersville, N.C


Mary Beth Daas, PT

Physical Therapist

Mary Beth is a North Carolina Licensed Physical Therapist with 19 years of experience.  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.

Her most recent certification is 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, DPT

Physical Therapist

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 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

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


Bridget Littrell, DPT

Physical Therapist

Bridget Littrell is a North Carolina and Arkansas licensed Physical Therapist with clinical experience in outpatient and pelvic health settings. Her professional focus is in pelvic health and sports related injuries. Bridget utilizes several treatment techniques, including but not limited to, manual therapy, myofascial release, soft tissue mobilizations, neuro re-education, and kinesiology taping. 

Bridget works with a diverse population specifically with patients that have pelvic floor muscle dysfunctions such as pelvic pain, fecal/urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, prenatal and postpartum issues, and constipation. She is currently working toward several certifications in these areas including board certified Women's Health Clinical Specialty and biofeedback certifications. 

Bridget is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the North Carolina Chapter, and the Section of Women's Health. She has a strong interest in serving the community through volunteer work. 

Education

2016, Doctor of Physical Therapy- University of Central Arkansas

2013, Bachelor of Science in Health and Behavioral Science with an emphasis on Physical Therapy- University of Central Arkansas

2009, Huntsville High School- Huntsville, AR



AnnMarie Crose, MSPT, ATC

Physical Therapist

AnnMarie Crose, a Physical Therapist with over a decade of experience, has joined the Synergy team. She graduated with honors from East Carolina University with a degree in Athletic Training and obtained her Certified Athletic Trainer designation. She earned her Master's degree in Physical Therapy in 2005. AnnMarie practiced for six years at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in acute care, rehab, SNF, and outpatient settings and then in Outpatient Orthopedics/Sports Medicine with Moore Orthopedics in Cedar Point, NC for another eight years.

AnnMarie has advanced training in the McKenzie method for treatment of cervical spine and lumbar spine conditions. She also has training in the Hesch method for the evaluation and treatment of SI joint dysfunction. She is a Jacksonville native and has returned, along with her husband and son, to live on the coast. AnnMarie enjoys world travel and outdoor sports, and believes that rehabilitation of the body should be enjoyable and rejuvenating with a collaborative patient and therapist partnership.

Education

2003, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training - East Carolina Unveristy 

2005, Master's in Physical Therapy - East Carolina University


Kate Gadsby

Head Rehabilitation Technician

Kate graduated from White Oak High School.  She has had various retail and service experience in the Jacksonville area.  Kate also has experience in the Child Care Industry and was a Personal Nanny for families in Jacksonville.  Most recently Kate attended the Carteret Community College, and received her certification in the Physical Therapy Technician program.

Kate has recently been promoted to Head Rehab Technician and assists with the clinical support staff.

Education

2015, Carteret Community College - Corporate and Community Education - Physical Therapy Technician

2013, Coastal Carolina Commuity College

2011, White Oak High School, Jacksonville NC





Kelsey Wentworth, MS, LAT, ATC, PES

Rehabilitation Technician/Certified Athletic Trainer

Kelsey is a recent graduate from California University of Pennsylvania where she received her Master's Degree in Athletic Training. While completing her Master's degree, she worked as Head Athletic Trainer for Burgettstown High School just outside the city of Pittsburgh.  Kelsey previously received her Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training at Frostburg State University where she was a four year college soccer player. Kelsey's research was focused on the Gluteus Medius effect on SIJ and the prevention of concussions in youth sports. After growing up in Virginia Beach, Kelsey moved down to North Carolina after her fiance was stationed here. She was an athlete all through high school and was a part of FSU's Womens Soccer team as well as captain her senior year.  Kelsey looks forward to working towards her strength and conditioning certification.


Education

2017, Master of Science in Athletic Training- California University of Pennslvania

2017, Performance Enhancement Specialist- National Academy of Sports Medicine

2016, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training- Frostburg State University

2012, Grassfield High School- Chesapeake, VA






Gabi Murdo, LAT, ATC

Rehabilitation Technician/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!

Education

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

2013, Lakota East High School - Cincinnati, OH




Lizzie Eustis, LMBT #16824

Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist/Patient Care Specialist

Elizabeth, aka Lizzie, was born and raised in Catlett, Virginia. She graduated from Liberty High School in 2009. Lizzie went to Appalachian State University to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, and graduated in 2013. Most recently Lizzie attended Coastal Carolina Community College, and received her certificate in the Massage Therapy program in 2017. She played soccer competitively until an injury that was the spark for her interest in sports medicine. She hopes to continue her education in the health care field. 

Education

2017, Coastal Carolina Community College- Jacksonville, NC

2013, Appalachian State University- Boone, NC

2009, Liberty High School- Bealeton, VA




Joby Armenta

Rehabilitation Technician

Joby is a recent graduate from Gardner-Webb University where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science.  He is a local military brat to the area and attended Southwest Onslow High school. Joby wrestled in high school and college at the D1 level, and continues to help develop the wrestling community in the area.  Additionally, he enjoys being outside at the beach and exercising with his dog, Gypsy.  Joby is in pursuit of obtaining his CSCS certification to help further his career goal of becoming a Physical Therapist.

Education

2018, Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science - Gardner-Webb University - Boiling Springs, NC

2014, Southwest Onslow High school - Jacksonville, NC



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




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

Dawn Bates

Office Manager

Originally from Florida, Dawn has recently moved back to the Jacksonville, NC area after living in Greenville, SC for the last 20 years.  She lived in Greenville, North Carolina for a few years and worked at the ECU School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine.  When living in Greenville, SC she coached soccer at the middle school level as well as for CESA for 8 years in Greenville, SC.  She also currently volunteers at the Colonial Capital animal shelter in New Bern.

Education

2006, Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Administration - Bellevue University - Bellevue, Nebraska

2005, Associates Degree in Business Management - Greenville Technical College- Greenville, South Carolina

1988, Winter Park High School - Winter Park, FL

Certified Coding Specialist – Physician-Based through AHIMA (The American Health Information Management Association)



A
lexis Hatfield, CPT

Patient Care Coordinator

Alexis Hatfield is a native of Jacksonville, NC. She received a degree as a Health & Fitness Specialist from East Carolina University. 

Alexis completed her personal trainer certification through the American College of Sports Medicine and was actively involved in Synergy’s health and wellness programs. Her interest and passion for rehab derived from playing competitive travel soccer for many years resulting in injury which made her a patient of physical therapy herself. “Assisting people with injuries as well as injury prevention is a passion of mine.”

Alexis has worked as a Rehab Tech for our clinic for 3+ years and has now transitioned into the Patient Care Coordinator position.

Education

2013, American College of Sports Medicine - Personal Trainer

2012, Bachelor of Science, Health and Fitness Specialist - East Carolina University

2007, Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville NC



Haley Sandquist

Patient Care Coordinator

Haley is a graduate of University of North Carolia at Chapel Hill where she earned her Bachelors in Arts in Exercise and Sport Science.  Her passion for Sports Science began at a young age and led her to play soccer at Cape Fear Community College while she earned her Associates in Science.  Haley has worked as a Rehabilitation Technician since graduating from UNC in 2013, but she has recently transitioned to the position of Patient Care Coordinator.  This transition is due to her wanting to learn about all aspects of Physical Therapy to help her attain her goal of becoming a Physical Therapist.

Education

2013, Bachelors of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science- University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

2011, Associate in Science - Cape Fear Community College

2009, Richlands High School - Richlands, NC


Elena Zuzek

Patient Care Coordinator

Elena is a recent graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania. It was there that she received her bachelors degree in exercise science. Elena's passion for sports rehabilitation and exercise stems from her many years of playing organized sports, which she continues to do today. She is currently working towards her  ACE Personal Training Certification and eventually is looking to become a Physical Therapist Assistant.

Education

2016, Bachelors of Science West Chester University of Pennsylvania
2012, West Philadelphia Catholic High School - Philadelphia, PA



Sara Beams, CPT, OES

Marketing Assistant

Sara is a graduate from University of Wisconsin - La Crosse where she received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Sports Science.  Sara is a native of Wisconsin and comes to Eastern NC with her husband who is stationed here through the military.  She played softball in high school and was involved with co-ed volleyball in college.  Sara completed her Personal Training Certification along with her Orthopedic Exercise Specialist Certification with the American Council on Exercise.  She has worked as a rehab techinician and fitness specialist and enjoys working in the health and fitness field.

Sara has recently taken a position working as our clinic's Marketing Assistant.

Education

2016, American Council on Exercise - Orthopedic Exercise Specialist

2014, American Council on Exercise - Certified Personal Trainer

2011, Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Sports Science - University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

2008, Oconomowoc High School - Oconomowoc, WI

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