Our Staff

We are growing!!!
Physical Therapy for Women is currently looking to add a Full-Time Physical Therapist to our staff.   Please fax resumes to Jennifer Shepherd at (910)798-2319

Jennifer R. Shepherd, PT, CLT-LANA/Owner
Physical Therapist/Certified Lymphedema Therapist
BS: Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, 1993
CLT: Academy of Lymphatic Studies
Licensure: North Carolina
Member: American Physical Therapy Association, APTA Section on Women's Health, APTA Section on Oncology, APTA Section of Health Policy Administration, National Lymphedema Network, National Association for Continence
Advanced Training: Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, Lymphedema Management, Prenatal & Postpartum, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Incontinence, Myofascial Release, Mobilization With Movement, SI Joint Dysfunction, Visceral Mobilization, Pediatric bowel/bladder dysfunction, Coccyx Pain
Guest Speaker: Local women's groups, physician CME (continuing medical education), Breast Cancer Support Groups, 2006 North Carolina Nurses Symposium, 2013 C-3 Symposium
 
Karen Moore, PT
Physical Therapist
BS: Physical Therapy, University of Oklahoma, 1992
Licensure: North Carolina
Member:
Interstial Cystitis Association, National Association for Continence
Advanced Training: General Orthopedics, Wound Management and Debridment, Spinal Manipulation and Mobilizations, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, including Urinary and Fecal Incontinence, Colorectal Dysfunction and Pelvic Pain, SI Joint Dysfunction and Visceral Mobilization. 


                                    

Amanda Knauff, DPT, CLT-LANA
Physical Therapist/Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Doctorate: Physical Therapy, University of Rhode Island, 2010
BS: Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2007
CLT: Academy of Lymphatic Studies
Licensure: North Carolina
Advanced Training: Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, Lymphedema and Edema Management, Orthopedics for all ages, Spinal Mobilzations, SI Joint Dysfunctions, Myofascial Release, Bowen Release Therapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation, and Balance and Falls

                                    

Michele Hardee, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
LPTA: Associates in Applied Science, Atlantic Cape Community College 1997
Licensure: North Carolina
Advanced Training: Urinary Incontinence,  Colorectal Conditions, Myofascial Release, Orthopedics, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Jana Richardson, DPT
Physical Therapist
Doctorate: Physical Therapy, Franklin Pierce University, 2014
BS: Exercise Science, Miami University, 2011
Licensure: North Carolina
Advanced Training: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Orthopedics, Balance and Falls, Neuro and Stroke Rehab

 Jennifer Guardino, MSPT, CLT, CIDN
Physical Therapist/Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Master of Science: 
Physical Therapy, Duquesne University 2003
BS: 
Health Sciences, Minor in Biology, Duquesne University 2002
CLT: 
Academy of Lymphatic Studies
CIDN: Certified in Dry Needling
Licensure: 
North Carolina and Pennsylvania
Advanced Training:
 Lymphedema and Edema management, Orthopedics, Vestibular, Dry Needling, Functional Capacity Evaluations

 
 Brittany Reed, PT
Physical Therapist
Doctorate: Physical Therapy
BS:  Biology with a Biohealth Emphasis
Licensure: North Carolina 
Advanced Training: Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, Lymphedema and Edema Management, Orthopedics for all ages, 
Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)



 

JoLea Myles, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
LPTA: Associates in Physical Therapy Assistant, Martin Community College, 2009
BS: Exercise Science, Stetson University, 2000
Licensure: North Carolina
Advanced Training: Myokinesthetic Systems Provider, training in MFR through John Barnes
Kinesio Tape, IASTM through Rock Blades


 Jordan Rackley PT, DPT, OCS
 Physical Therapist
 Doctorate: Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, 2017
 BS:  Exercise Physiology, East Carolina University, 2008
 Licensure: North Carolina 
 Advanced Training: Manual Therapy, Orthopedics, Lymphedema Management,   Pelvic   Rehabilitation, Trigger Point Dry Needling and hold a 200 hour registered   Yoga Teacher   Certification.  Additionally, Jordan has completed parts A-B of the   McKenzie Method for   mechanical diagnosis  and therapy certification. 






 Taylor Ellis, DPT
 Physical Therapist
 Doctorate: Physical Therapy, University of Utica, 2018
 BS:  Health Studies, Utica College 2016, Minor in Aging studies/Gerontology 
 Licensure: North Carolina 
 Advanced Training: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, including Urinary and Fecal   Incontinence, Colorectal Dysfunction and Pelvic Pain



                                                   
  
Elena Abate, Office Manager
BS: Operations Manager, UNCW 2011
Seth Swain, Billing and Coding Specialist   


 

Kymberly Brailsford,
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