Licensed Hand and Physical Therapists
Russ Simmerman, DPT, OMT-C, Certified Dry Needle Practitioner
Clinical Director and Owner
Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Back Dysfunction
Russ Simmerman, DPT graduated from the University 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 acute settings. 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 as well as a Certified Dry Needle Practitioner. 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 three children, as well as participating in triathlons, tennis, baseball, and all beach and water activities.
Alan Simmerman, PT
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.
Jonathan Lundberg, DPT, ATC
Orthopedics, Sports and Vestibular
Jonathan Lundberg, DPT, ATC is a graduate from Regis University Doctor of Physical Therapy program and native of rural Pennsylvania. Prior to joining PT Services of Wilmington, Jonathan worked at several outpatient physical therapy clinics working as a travel physical therapist. Jonathan has a special interest in sports rehabilitation. He earned his Athletic Training degree from Penn State University. He worked closely with Penn State Football and following his graduation he worked with the training staff of the San Diego Chargers.
Erin Johanns, DPT
Erin Johanns DPT
Erin is from northern Ohio before moving to study exercise science and
eventually physical therapy at Bellarmine University in Louisville,
Kentucky. Following graduation she worked as a travel therapist
exploring the country and dedicating time to various hikes. She
decided to make Wilmington her home and spends most weekends with her
dog and exploring her new home. As a therapist Erin loves treating
orthopedic especially regarding back and pelvis, shoulders, feet, and
Kristen Marion, DPT
Orthopedics and Post-operative
Kristen Marion, DPT graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS in Biomedical Engineering in 2009. Following several years working in medical device manufacturing she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from East Carolina University in 2015. Kristen has practiced in outpatient orthopedic clinics since graduation. Much of her previous experience focused on post-operative patients, specifically shoulders, hips, and knees, with several years of outpatient sports experience with a range of athletes from weekend warriors to collegiate level. She enjoys orthopedic and post-operative rehab with patients of all ages. Kristen is a Wilmington native and excited to be working back in her hometown. She spends her time out of work with her husband and 2 boys and enjoys spending time at the beach and in the boat.