I recently had knee replacement surgery. I decided to do my physical therapy at BreakThrough Physical Therapy in Verona because it would be convenient. I am so glad I made that decision. Nash made me feel comfortable right away. He is very knowledgeable and has a calm, encouraging manner. I was thrilled with the success…
Julie and Jessica were invaluable in my breast cancer recovery. After a long recovery from a mastectomy, chemo, radiation, and reconstructive surgery with implants, I still suffered from pain in my ribs below my breast and pain in my breast area from radiation. The Breast Center at UW Hospital was incredible during the implant surgery…
From the first time I met Julie and Jessica, it was clear that concern for my total care was their priority. This included both the physical and mental challenges of breast cancer recovery. Upon learning of their focus on all aspects of this targeted program, I knew I was in the right place and on…
After a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction which required muscle to be removed from my back and brought to my chest, I didn’t want anyone touching me. My chest felt weird, I was in a lot of pain, and I was tired of doctor appointments. But I also felt very weak and knew I needed…
We rate BreakThrough Physical Therapy a 10; we are extremely happy! After having received excellent PT in the past, we had no doubt this was the only place we would trust with our son’s recovery. The warm, welcoming environment makes it a comfortable place to receive therapy. This puts him at ease allowing for the…
Cameron, NC 28326
We’ve heard that GPS devices are leading people in the wrong direction when trying to reach the Cameron clinic. We want to make sure that you know that we are located off of Highway 87, in the new shopping plaza between Advance Auto and Wendy’s. Call us if you have any specific questions on driving directions!
Meet the Staff
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.
Michael earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. Prior to earning his Doctorate, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at Illinois State University, where he also played collegiate football.
Michael takes special interest in manual therapy, neuroscience, and therapeutic exercise. He is very excited to be a part of a team dedicated to becoming the best clinicians they can be while providing the best service they can to the community.
Michael lives in Fayetteville with his wife, Katie, and dog, Thor. He is motivated first and foremost by Jesus, his wife, family, and friends. In his spare time, he enjoys resistive training and rock climbing.
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.
Nelson earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Florida International University in Miami, Fl where he also completed his bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While in school, Nelson completed his final DPT internship with Miami Cerebral Palsy. He has completed additional coursework in NDT-I Infant and Toddler, Congenital Muscular Torticollis, Treating Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athletes, Pain Science, Tendinopathy and is currently enrolled in Evidence in Motion’s certification program for Dry Needling. He also takes special interest in manual therapy, neuro-developmental techniques as well as strength conditioning.
Nelson lives in Fayetteville with wife, Laura and two cats, Fayde and Tiger Lily. In his spare time, Nelson enjoys billiards, gaming, recreational sports and interactive activities. He is motivated by wanting the best future for his wife and family, and is excited to work for BreakThrough for the motivation and facilitation provided towards higher learning and continuing education. His favorite quote is, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it,” by Paulo Cohelo.