Matt Ware PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT
Matt WarePT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT
Matt is the Clinic Manager at the Cary location.
Matt is Board Certified through the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, and earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) through Evidence In Motion in 2013. He has been practicing physical therapy since 1998, when he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy.
Matt is credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute. He has also completed an intensive Orthopaedic Residency program along with his transitional doctorate with Evidence In Motion in 2013. His Alma Mater is Appalachian State University, in Boone, North Carolina. He has been with BreakThrough Physical Therapy since 2011.
Matt works primarily with patients with orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, and neurologic conditions, and has a special interest in treating patients with conditions involving chronic pain.
Matt is an avid swimmer and cyclist, a pretend surfer, and enjoys running as long as it’s not too far.
Kenny Biggs PT, DPT, OCS, CMP
Kenny BiggsPT, DPT, OCS, CMP
Kenny graduated from The Medical University of South Carolina, where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). Prior to MUSC, he graduated from UNC Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education. Kenny is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist, which roughly 6% of physical therapists in the United States hold.
Continuing in his education, Kenny became a Certified Mulligan Practitioner and has completed numerous manual therapy courses through Evidence In Motion, Maitland, and the International Spine & Pain Institute. Kenny specializes in sports medicine and athletic injuries, sports performance, post-operative therapy needs, spine and hip conditions, and neurological injuries and disorders. His passion is getting to know his patients and helping them exceed their goals, be it sports-related or every day functioning.
Kenny is a native of Greenville, North Carolina. He is a former collegiate baseball player. He enjoys spending time with his family, as well as being at the beach, running, and playing golf. He enjoys watching college sports and is an avid Georgia Bulldog and Tarheel fan.
Rachel Gorman PT, DPT, OCS
Rachel GormanPT, DPT, OCS
Rachel Gorman is the Clinic Director of the Durham location.
Rachel graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from University of North Carolina Wilmington and her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Western Carolina University. She completed the Orthopedic Residency program with Evidence In Motion and became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2017.
Rachel trained with the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute and started the Exhale Physical Therapy & Medical Therapeutic Yoga program in 2018. In addition to individual appointments, she facilitates group yoga classes in the Cary clinic.
Rachel lives with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs in Pittsboro, NC. She enjoys being active, traveling, and returning to the beach and mountains often.
Catherine Walvoord PT, DPT, CMP
Catherine WalvoordPT, DPT, CMP
Catherine graduated from the University of Maryland, where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT). Prior to Maryland, she studied at the Universite de Paris la Sorbonne in France.
Continuing her education, she has become a certified pilates and yoga teacher, as well as a Certified Mulligan Practitioner. She has formal training in Maitland and Mulligan manual therapy techniques.
Catherine has special interest in orthopaedics as well as treating dancers. She is on the National Taskforce on Dancer Health, and has worked extensively with high-level dancers, utilizing her knowledge from physical therapy as well as her professional experience.
Speaking fluent French while at home, Catherine loves languages, as well as dance, pilates, yoga, and reading.
Matthew Wilkinson PT
Matthew earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University. He has since continued his education, becoming formally trained in Kinesio Taping (Mulligan) and bike fitting and function.
Matthew has a special interest in treating sports injuries, especially injuries from soccer, running, and cycling. He also enjoys manual therapy and exercise related to neck and lower extremity issues. As a runner/cyclist, Matthew has had numerous injuries and understands the mindset of athletes. His passion is helping people improve their quality of life.
At one point, Matthew lived in Taipei, Taiwan for two and a half years. Now, as a physical therapist, he enjoys running, biking, competing in races whenever he can, and spending time with his children, especially watching them play soccer.
Brittany Young PT, DPT
Brittany YoungPT, DPT
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Brittany began working for BreakThrough Physical Therapy in August. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Prior to earning her doctorate, she received her bachelor’s degree in biology from State University of New York at Geneseo.
Brittany is currently enrolled in the Orthopaedic Clinical Specialty Residency through Evidence In Motion and has completed a pain neuroscience continuing education course. As a former collegiate soccer player, she takes special interest in treating orthopaedic conditions, primarily in female athletes. Her best piece of advice for patients is that “Motion is Lotion!”
In her spare time, she loves hiking, golfing, and spending time with her family.
Melissa Kuhns PT, DPT
Melissa KuhnsPT, DPT
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Melissa began working for BreakThrough Physical Therapy in September 2017. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree and her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Melissa takes special interest in manual therapy, running injuries, and post-surgical rehab. In Greenville, she volunteered with a local running group in their “Couch-to-5K” program, providing injury screens and giving presentations on injury prevention. She is motivated by seeing her patients improve. She is excited to begin her career at BreakThrough PT, where she can pursue compassionate, patient-first care and manual therapy intervention while completing an orthopaedic residency.
In her spare time, Melissa loves running and exploring the many trails and greenway routes throughout the Triangle, trying new recipes in the kitchen, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Sally Mae Dunn PT, DPT, Pelvic Health Physical Therapist
Sally Mae DunnPT, DPT, Pelvic Health Physical Therapist
Sally earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University in Durham, NC. Prior to earning her Doctorate, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Performance Art from St. Mary’s College, CA in New York City.
Sally has completed continuing education courses in Herman and Wallace Level 1 Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Maitland-Australia Essential Spinal Seminar. She is currently pursuing her Pelvic Health Certification through Evidence in Motion’s residency program and takes special interest in pelvic health, manual therapy, and working with dancers. Sally finds joy in seeing her patients improve and feel strong, especially when they have been dealing with long-standing issues that have prevented them from participating in activities they love.
In her spare time, Sally loves teaching and taking dance classes, running, and sweating through the occasional hot yoga class. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, she was a professional dancer in NYC. She was in the original casts of six Broadway shows and also performed as a Radio City Rockette. Sally’s best piece of advice to her patients is, “Never underestimate the power of movement, no matter how large or small.”
Pierce Adams CSCS
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Pierce Adams is a personal trainer at the Cary location.
Pierce graduated from UNC – Wilmington with a degree in Exercise Sports Science and has been training clients of all ages for more than 4 years. His specialties include functional training for middle school and high school athletes geared to increase overall strength with a focus on their hips and core. Providing seniors with a customized exercise program that will increase their mobility and quality of life. Working with children to increase their confidence when exercising and playing sports so they can enjoy school activities (including PE class) and creating tailored fitness plans and coaching men and women of all ages to facilitate weight loss.
With a strong desire and passion to help others aspire to their sport and fitness goals, coupled with his knowledge and extensive experience, Pierce will help you maximize your full potential and increase your energy level.
Becky Roark LMBT
Becky received her LMBT certification in 2004 from the Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville, NC. She has worked with BreakThrough since 2014. Due to her own experience recovering from car accidents through massage, she has focused her own practice on this and works closely with doctors and chiropractors looking to help patients recover from motor vehicle accidents.
Becky seeks to listen to each client each time they come to see her, knowing that each day can present different issues. She finds it very rewarding to work alongside physical therapists, helping patients achieve their best wellness.
Becky grew up on a farm in Indiana where she married her husband, Bill, in 1985. They currently live in Cary and have two grown daughters, Hillary and Haylea.