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…
Cary – Preston Corners
Cary, NC 27513
BreakThrough Physical Therapy, Cary – Preston Corners, formerly Dunn Physical Therapy, specializes in occupational therapy, hand therapy and other services.
Meet the Staff
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.
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.
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.
Brittany 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 completed her residency through Evidence in Motion’s Orthopaedic Clinical Specialty program and is a board certified Orthopaedic Certified Specialist. She has also 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.
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 graduated from UNC Wilmington with a degree in Exercise Sports Science and has been working in preventative and rehabilitative health for over 10 years. Throughout the past 8 years, he has been providing personal training to clients at BreakThrough Physical Therapy and developing wellness programs to suit the needs of our patients.
Pierce specializes in strength and conditioning for middle school, high school, and adult athletes, geared towards increasing overall performance as well as providing seniors with a customized exercise program that will increase their strength, mobility, and quality of life. He is also providing nutritional guidance through Precision Nutrition to men and woman of all ages, to help facilitate weight loss and improve overall wellness.
With a strong desire and passion to help others excel in their sport and fitness goals, coupled with his knowledge and extensive experience, Pierce is determined to help maximize your full potential in health and wellness.
Kelley earned both her Master’s and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. Prior to this, she attended the university of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.
Kelley has a Level I certification in Hippotherapy and a Level I & II certification for Dry Needling. She also has a STAR certification in cancer rehabilitation. Kelley was involved in Sports Medicine for 10 years at Colorado University Sports Medicine Clinic in Denver, Colorado. She takes special interest in lumbar spine issues and orthopaedic care for athletes of all ages.
Kelley has a husband, three kids, and two pets. In her free time, she loves to run, workout, hike with family, and attend live musical events. She also enjoys exploring North Carolina’s coastal and mountain regions.