Lucas Simoes PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Lucas SimoesPT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Lucas is the Clinic Manager at the Cameron location.
Lucas was born and raised in Brazil and moved to the United States in 2005. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and completed residency training in both Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy at the Catholic University in Campinas, Brazil. Before moving to the states, Lucas gained extensive experience while working with patients of all ages with orthopaedic issues, as well as professional athletes.
Lucas earned his Masters of Science degree in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation through the University of Pittsburgh. While in school at the University of Pittsburg, he served as a graduate student researcher and participated as a trial coordinator in a large-scale knee osteoarthritis study.
A lifelong learner, Lucas continues to enhance his skills in spinal manipulation through postgraduate training and has recently received his certification in Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling. This technique is proven to help with a variety of orthopaedic injuries, such as tendonosis, and the management of acute and chronic pain. Lucas recently completed fellowship training with Evidence In Motion, placing him among the ranks of the best Physios in the country.
When he’s not treating patients, Lucas loves playing soccer and volleyball. He also enjoys cooking, going to the beach, and spending time with his family.
Lindsey Whiteaker PT, DPT
Lindsey WhiteakerPT, DPT
Lindsey Whiteaker came to North Carolina from the state of Oklahoma where she was born and raised. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, her hometown. In addition, Lindsey was an assistant soccer coach at her high school alma mater where she gained experience working with young athletes. After graduating as an Oklahoma State Cowgirl, Lindsey attended the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as a student of Physical Therapy. Lindsey graduated with honors from OUHSC’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
Lindsey’s future plans involve furthering her education by participating in a residency program and enhancing her clinical skills through continuing education courses.
Lindsey enjoys spending her free time with her boyfriend, family, and friends, playing soccer, hiking, and traveling.
Courtney Smiach PT, DPT
Courtney SmiachPT, DPT
Email: [email protected]
Courtney earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Slippery Rock University, just north of Pittsburgh, PA. While in school, she was awarded the Outstanding Research Award for her studies on the effects of Kinesiology Taping on breathing mechanics.
She takes special interest in manual therapy, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and conservative treatment for neck and low back pain. She has completed her certification in Kinesiology Taping and is currently enrolled in Evidence In Motion’s Orthopaedic Residency Program. Courtney also has experience with the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy from her mentorship with a McKenzie Certified Therapist.
Courtney and her husband, Kyle, live in Fuquay-Varina with their golden retriever, Willow. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching cycling classes.