Licensed Hand and Physical Therapists
Alan Simmerman, PT
Clinical Director and Founder
Joint Replacements, Hip Rehabilitation, TMJ
Alan Simmerman, PT anchors the staff at Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington. He is the founder and owner since 1983. Alan graduated from North Carolina State University and received his PT degree from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 1979. He specializes in shoulders, spinal conditions, sports medicine, industrial medicine, and TMJ.
Jane Burchfield, OTR/L CHT
Certified Hand Therapist
Jane Burchfield, OTR/L, CHT graduated in 1979 from Ohio State University with a BS in Occupational Therapy and is a Certified Hand Therapist. In 1981, she began specializing in hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions at the UNC Hand Rehabilitation Center. Jane has extensive experience in the fabrication of custom splints and fracture braces and has practiced in Wilmington since 1984.
Amy Howard, DPT, OMT-C
Vestibular Disorders, Orthopedics and Geriatrics
Amy Howard, DPT is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University. She has practiced since 2006 specializing in neck and shoulder injuries, foot and knee rehabilitation, and vestibular rehabilitation. Amy is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist.
Russ Simmerman, DPT, OMT-C
Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Back Dysfunction
Russ Simmerman, DPT graduated from the Uiversity of North Carolina Wilmington in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. In 2008, he earned a Doctorate degree of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University. He joined Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington in 2010 after working two years in the acute setting. Russ’ rehab interests include sports, post-operative and orthopedic rehabilitation most notably of the shoulder, spine, hip, knee, and ankle. Russ is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist. He enjoys integrating an exercise based approach to guide his patients back to activity. Russ grew up in Wilmington and is happy to provide care in the area he calls home. Outside of work, Russ enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, as well as participating in triathlons, tennis, baseball, and all beach and water activities.
Sports Rehab, Orthopedics, Preventative Screenings
Andy Alaimo, DP, SFMA is a native of Syracuse, NY. Andy attended Nazareth College for undergrad and received a Bachelor in Heath Science followed by a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While at Nazareth, he played 4 years of Varsity Soccer. Andy has participated in Clinics at US ARMY at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Olympic Training Facility, New York City outpatient, and Duke Hospital. Andy has taken continuing education classes in SFMA screening, concussions and is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling.