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 – Amberly
Cary, NC 27519
Meet the Staff
Kenny is the Clinic Manager at the Cary – Amberly location.
Kenny graduated from The Medical University of South Carolina in 2008, where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). Prior to MUSC, he graduated from UNC Wilmington in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education. Kenny is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist, which approximately 6% of physical therapists in the United States hold.
Continuing in his education, Kenny has obtained certifications in ASTYM, Blood Flow Restriction Training, and as a Mulligan Practitioner, and has completed numerous manual therapy courses through Evidence In Motion, Maitland, the International Spine & Pain Institute, and utilizes Trigger Point Dry Needling. These techniques are proven to help with a variety of orthopaedic injuries and with the management of acute and chronic pain. Kenny specializes in sports medicine and athletic injuries, sports performance, postoperative 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 everyday functioning.
Kenny is a native of Greenville, North Carolina. He is a former collegiate baseball player. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, as well as being at the beach, running, and playing golf. He enjoys watching college sports and is an avid Georgia Bulldogs and Tar Heels fan.
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.
Pooja Patel earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Maryland, Baltimore. Prior to this, she attended Virginia Commonwealth University and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
Pooja enjoys working with orthopedic and neurologic diagnoses, particularly Parkinson’s patients, as she is LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) BIG certified Pooja is motivated by seeing her patients surpass their goals and consistently incorporates education and injury prevention into her treatment plans to allow all her patients to be active participants in their care and perform at their personal best. As someone who has danced since the age of 5, she also takes special interest in helping dancers reach their highest potential. In the future, Pooja also plans to
complete a residency in Orthopaedics through Evidence In Motion and also become certified in Functional Dry Needling.
Pooja enjoys hiking, baking, playing with her puppy, DIY projects, and spending quality time with friends and family. Pooja is fluent in Hindi and Gujarati.