Activcare Physical Therapy Announces Three New Hires

Top Quote Brittany Matthews, PT, DPT and Krista Osborne, PT, DPT hired to support growing practices in Fayetteville and Matt Kannellis, PT, DPT promoted to Clinical Manager at 3410 Executive Drive, Raleigh clinic. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) August 31, 2012 - Brad Hancock, MPT, of Activcare Physical Therapy, announced that Brittanny Matthews, PT, DPT and Krista Osborne, PT, DPT will be treating patients in the Fayetteville office, and Matt Kannellis, PT, DPT has been promoted to Clinical Manager for the 3410 Executive Drive clinic in Raleigh.

    Matt Kannellis, PT, DPT has been with Activcare for one year and has proven both his clinical and managerial capabilities resulting in his promotion to Clinical Manager. Matt received his BS in Biology from Hobart College and he earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Upstate Medical University in 2008. He specialized in orthopedics and sports physical therapy, including experience at Cornell University's physical therapy clinic. Matt has four years of work experience in a variety of outpatient orthopedic settings and has a strong background in various manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercise. He also enjoys treating patients with sports-related injuries.

    Brittanny Matthews, PT, DPT grew up in Garner, North Carolina. She received a BS in Exercise Physiology in 2009 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012 from East Carolina University. While completing the Physical Therapy program at ECU, she worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Muscle Physiology laboratory, where she researched the effects of exercise and aging on the Vitamin D receptor located in skeletal muscle cells. Her research ultimately investigated ways physical therapy can further reduce fall risk in the geriatric population.

    Krista Osborne, PT, DPT is originally from Portland, Oregon. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science from Gonzaga University in 2009 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Emory University in 2012. Krista has performed research in both gait biomechanics and peripheral nerve injury. She has experience in neurology, pediatrics and acute care and has taken advanced coursework on the treatment of sports injuries. She plans to specialize in the rehabilitation of patients with neurological conditions.

    "We are honored to add two new very specialized and talented physical therapists to the Activcare team and we are excited to add strong leadership in Matt Kannellis to the Executive Drive clinic," commented Hancock. "With the addition of these new therapists and Matt's management position, Activcare continues our mission to help patients throughout North Carolina rehabilitate their bodies and, in turn, enhance their quality of life."

    Activcare Physical Therapy is a physical therapy practice offering world-class, comprehensive physical and occupational therapy services that improve function, encourage independence and enhance quality of life. For more information about Activcare Physical Therapy, visit or call 919-535-8758.

    About Activcare Physical Therapy
    Activcare Physical Therapy, with multiple locations throughout Raleigh and Fayetteville, NC provides physical therapy services with a strong emphasis on orthopedic injuries, geriatrics, women's health, neurological, incontinence, general conditioning/cardiovascular, balance and vestibular disorders, foot and ankle biomechanics and spine treatments including cervical decompression therapy. Our quality therapy services provide continuity of health services and positively influence their patient outcomes. Activcare provides patients from all walks of life with world-class, comprehensive physical and occupational therapy services that improve function, encourage independence, and enhance quality of life. For more information, visit or call 919-535-8758.

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