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…
Morehead City, NC 28557
Meet the Staff
Katie is the Morehead City Clinic Director.
Katie Knight graduated from East Carolina University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. Prior to attending graduate school, Katie received a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from East Carolina University.
Katie has completed her post-doctorate training with Evidence In Motion and is now a Certified Pelvic Health Physical Therapist, specializing in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction in both men and women. Katie has also received her Dry Needling certification and has experience with both men’s and women’s orthopedic issues, including hip, low back and pelvis issues.
Katie resides in Morehead City, North Carolina, with her husband. She enjoys spending time with her chocolate lab, Lexie Lou, watching the Pirates play football (ARGHH), cooking, and spending time on the water.
Kerry earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree
as a member of the charter class of South College in Knoxville, TN. Prior to earning her doctorate, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Kerry completed the Evidence in Motion Orthopaedic Residency program and earned her board certification as Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). She is also certified in Functional Dry Needling through Kinetacore and has held a certification as an Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine since 2004.
Prior to earning her doctorate, Kerry spent several years employed by the U.S. Navy
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department as a Recreation Specialist, and loved the opportunity to work directly with the military community in many different ways, using her fitness background, learning management skills, and serving those who serve
our great country!
Kerry currently lives in Morehead City with her husband
Jon and their three boys. They enjoy spending time with friends, cookouts, camping, and hanging out at the beach!
Ashlee earned her Physical Therapy Assistant Certification from Craven Community College in New Bern, NC, and her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from East Carolina University.
She takes special interest in pediatrics and amputee rehabilitation and had the opportunity to participate in a 6-week pediatric clinical rotation where she was able to visit children at school, in their home, and in the clinic. She was amazed at what the kids were able to accomplish and enjoyed being able to help them become stronger and more independent while helping them play and interact as every child should be able to.
Ashlee lives in New Bern with her boyfriend, John, and dog, Linus. She loves going on hikes, playing soccer, and traveling. She looks forward to making a difference in patient’s lives and continuing to learn and grow with BreakThrough.
Amanda began working for BreakThrough Physical Therapy in November of 2017. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Prior to earning her Master’s, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from The University of Florida.
Amanda obtained her manual therapy certification in 2016 through FIOMPT. Along with this, she has completed continuing education courses in neuroscience of pain and running mechanics. She takes special interest in treating post-surgical patients, and during the course of her education, she spent time working with loco motor training for spinal cord injuries. Amanda is inspired by helping others, and her best piece of advice to patients is to, “Never give up!”
Kathy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Master of Physical Therapy degree from University of Evansville in Evansville, IN, after this, she went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado as part of a transition program.
Kathy has completed continuing education courses in Trigger Point Dry Needling (levels 1 & 2) and Hand Therapy. She takes special interest in working with athletes and Parkinson patients, and loves to make difference in people’s lives.
Kathy is a proud mother of one daughter Grace, who is currently attending college. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, hiking, running, and cheering on her Chicago Cubs! She has also been very involved in her church and SITT (Southern Indiana Triathalon Team). Her favorite quote is, “All things are possible through hard work and determination,” and works hard to instill this on her patients.