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 

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 thru 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


Anthony Moss, PT, 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, PT, 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




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




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 has many clinical interests including advanced sports and spinal rehabilitation, and plans to pursue further training in various manual techniques including kinesiology taping and 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



Samantha Letizio, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Physical Therapist

Samantha Letizio is a North Carolina Licensed Physical Therapist with 6 years of experience primarily in the outpatient Sports and Orthopedics settings, and with a developing practice area in Women’s and Men’s Health. She also has a background in working in the Acute Orthopedic Inpatient setting treating patients immediately after total joint replacements and repairs as well as spine surgery.

Samantha spent six years practicing as an active duty Navy PT around the country and the world, aiding Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and their families in movement-related dysfunction and injury prevention. During this time, Samantha completed the Military Musculoskeletal Residency which lead to her board certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy as well as the US Navy Sports Physical Therapy Residency. She is trained in Trigger Point Dry Needling, Osteomanipulative Therapy, and many other manual techniques.

Most recently, Samantha has been pursuing an interest in helping women and men with pelvic floor dysfunction achieve their goals. This will include taking courses in Men’s Pelvic Floor through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, Explaining the Pelvic Girdle Puzzle with Institute of Physical Art, and with plans to take (Women’s) Pelvic Floor Levels 1 and 2B, also with Herman and Wallace, in early 2019.

Samantha practices physical therapy with a dedication to bringing value and care to each treatment experience. From careful assessment, to evidence-based care, to a specifically tailored home exercise program, no two patients are the same, nor should they be treated that way.

Education

2018, US Navy Sports Physical Therapy Residency – Quantico, VA

2017, Certified Emergency Medical Responder – American Red Cross

2016, Military Musculoskeletal Residency, Army Medical Department Center and School – Lackland, TX

2012, Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Simmons College – Boston, MA

2010, Bachelor’s in Health Science, Simmons College – Boston, MA



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



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



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)


Alexis Hatfield, CPT

Front Office Supervisor

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 also as Head Rehab Technician.  She has transitioned into the Patient Care Coordinator position.  She recently has been promoted to Front Office Supervisor and serving a leadership role with our organization once again.

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


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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