Porters Neck

Licensed Physical Therapists

 

Ashleigh Gilbert, PT, DPT, MTC, TPI

Ashleigh Gilbert, PT, DPT, MTC, TPI

Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy: University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL Bachelor of Science: Exercise Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA Certified: Manual Therapy Certification (MTC), TPI Level 1, SFMA Level 1, Functional Dry Needling 

Ashleigh is a highly accomplished physical therapist specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine with an emphasis in manual therapy and advanced manipulation of the spine and extremities. She holds an advanced Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) and is a Certified Dry Needling Therapist. Furthermore, Ashleigh is SFMA level one certified and also level one certified medical professional through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), which looks at how to increase player performance through a deep understanding of how the body functions during the golf swing. 

Prior to joining PT Services of Wilmington, Ashleigh was a senior therapist at an outpatient orthopedic private practice in Richmond, VA. When away from the clinic, Ashleigh is a wife and mom to two children, 4-year-old Walker and 16-month-old Camryn. She is a passionate beach lover and a Hokie fan.

Lizzie Gillard, PT, DPT

Lizzie Gillard, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Physical Therapy and Orthopedics

 
Lizzie Gillard, PT, DPT is a graduate of the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.  Before joining our team, Lizzie worked in an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Lizzie brings her skills, knowledge and an upbeat personality to the practice, with a focus on post-operative joint replacement therapy, geriatric physical therapy, sports physical therapy and orthopedics. She’s also a Certified Dry Needling Therapist and trained in instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization.
 
 
Jonathan Daust, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

Jonathan Daust, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

Physical Therapist

Physical Therapy and Orthopedics

 

Johnathan graduated from Shenandoah University, earning a dual degree in Athletic training and his Doctorate degree of Physical Therapy. Prior to joining Physical Therapy Services Johnathan did his Post- Doctoral Sports Physical Therapy Residency at the Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, Texas. While here he worked with the Houston Dash, Texas A&M and University of Houston athletes. He has a background in Performance and olympic weightlifting coach. Johnathan specializes in foot and ankle pathologies, and postoperative knee conditions. He carries a special interest in acceleration mechanics for running. He is also dry needle certified and a graston technique specialist. Johnathan brings his skills, knowledge, and hardworking personality to the practice.


Jonathan spent nine years active duty in the United States Army and is an Afghanistan War Veteran. When he is not hard at work, Johnathan enjoys scuba diving, playing volleyball and snowboarding. He is an avid traveler and dog dad! 

 
Michelle Vitagliano

Michelle Vitagliano

Office Manager

Office Manager

 
Michelle Vitagliano is the Officer Manager at our Porters Neck location. She is originally from Syracuse, NY and has been living in Wilmington, NC for 20 plus years.  She is happy to assist you with all your scheduling, insurance and billing needs. Michelle has three wonderful and exasperating grown children she adores. In her free time she loves to travel, investigate new cities, hike or just be in the sun, near water with a good book. 
 
 

  • I am back surfing and paddle boarding without pain.

     

    All testimonials are from real patients who have benefitted from the expert care that they have received from Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington.  We take our obligations as your service provider very seriously and we strive to provide the best care possible for all of our patients.  The clinical staff at Physical Therapy Services provides treatment with seasoned clinical expertise ranging from orthopedic and sports injuries to balance and vestibular disorders. Our professional staff is dedicated to rehabilitative success and is constantly striving to improve our services and enhance patients’ outcomes.  Customer reviews and testimonials are the highest form of praise that we can achieve, we look forward to helping you the way we have helped these patients!    Since 1983, Physical Therapy Services has been providing rehabilitative services for the people of Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina. We look forward to earning your trust in becoming your preferred rehabilitation solution.
  • I am pleased with the care given to me at Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington. The staff is excellent as well as courteous and friendly. I never had to wait longer than 10 minutes for my appointment. It feels great to be able to walk without that pain in my foot!

     

    All testimonials are from real patients who have benefitted from the expert care that they have received from Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington.  We take our obligations as your service provider very seriously and we strive to provide the best care possible for all of our patients.  The clinical staff at Physical Therapy Services provides treatment with seasoned clinical expertise ranging from orthopedic and sports injuries to balance and vestibular disorders. Our professional staff is dedicated to rehabilitative success and is constantly striving to improve our services and enhance patients’ outcomes.  Customer reviews and testimonials are the highest form of praise that we can achieve, we look forward to helping you the way we have helped these patients!    Since 1983, Physical Therapy Services has been providing rehabilitative services for the people of Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina. We look forward to earning your trust in becoming your preferred rehabilitation solution.
  • Mike genuinely cared about my improvement. He was flexible and did not rush me. He always answered my questions to my satisfaction and provided teaching to enable me to do home therapy.

     

    All testimonials are from real patients who have benefitted from the expert care that they have received from Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington.  We take our obligations as your service provider very seriously and we strive to provide the best care possible for all of our patients.  The clinical staff at Physical Therapy Services provides treatment with seasoned clinical expertise ranging from orthopedic and sports injuries to balance and vestibular disorders. Our professional staff is dedicated to rehabilitative success and is constantly striving to improve our services and enhance patients’ outcomes.  Customer reviews and testimonials are the highest form of praise that we can achieve, we look forward to helping you the way we have helped these patients!    Since 1983, Physical Therapy Services has been providing rehabilitative services for the people of Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina. We look forward to earning your trust in becoming your preferred rehabilitation solution.
  • Russ did an excellent job directing my rehab following rotator cuff repair. My ROM and strength feel better than it has in years. I am back playing tennis without restriction.

     

    All testimonials are from real patients who have benefitted from the expert care that they have received from Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington.  We take our obligations as your service provider very seriously and we strive to provide the best care possible for all of our patients.  The clinical staff at Physical Therapy Services provides treatment with seasoned clinical expertise ranging from orthopedic and sports injuries to balance and vestibular disorders. Our professional staff is dedicated to rehabilitative success and is constantly striving to improve our services and enhance patients’ outcomes.  Customer reviews and testimonials are the highest form of praise that we can achieve, we look forward to helping you the way we have helped these patients!    Since 1983, Physical Therapy Services has been providing rehabilitative services for the people of Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina. We look forward to earning your trust in becoming your preferred rehabilitation solution.
  • I have been to several physical therapy clinics. If I need to return I will not go anywhere else. I can function with minimal pain and I have found my home program to be a great benefit. I am thrilled with my improvements. I have resumed walking the loop several days a week without hip pain. This is something I truly enjoy and prior to intervention, I had my doubts. Many thanks.

     

    All testimonials are from real patients who have benefitted from the expert care that they have received from Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington.  We take our obligations as your service provider very seriously and we strive to provide the best care possible for all of our patients.  The clinical staff at Physical Therapy Services provides treatment with seasoned clinical expertise ranging from orthopedic and sports injuries to balance and vestibular disorders. Our professional staff is dedicated to rehabilitative success and is constantly striving to improve our services and enhance patients’ outcomes.  Customer reviews and testimonials are the highest form of praise that we can achieve, we look forward to helping you the way we have helped these patients!    Since 1983, Physical Therapy Services has been providing rehabilitative services for the people of Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina. We look forward to earning your trust in becoming your preferred rehabilitation solution.
  • I have seen Alan for several ailments over the years. He has treated me for shoulder and back pain as well as rehab following my knee replacement. I had no idea what rehab entailed following knee replacement. He pushed me just the right amount but also respected my pain and concerns. Thankfully, I am back gardening and playing with my grandkids. I appreciate his knowledge and his willingness to take the time necessary to explain the source of my pain and lay out a vision how PT will help.

     

    All testimonials are from real patients who have benefitted from the expert care that they have received from Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington.  We take our obligations as your service provider very seriously and we strive to provide the best care possible for all of our patients.  The clinical staff at Physical Therapy Services provides treatment with seasoned clinical expertise ranging from orthopedic and sports injuries to balance and vestibular disorders. Our professional staff is dedicated to rehabilitative success and is constantly striving to improve our services and enhance patients’ outcomes.  Customer reviews and testimonials are the highest form of praise that we can achieve, we look forward to helping you the way we have helped these patients!    Since 1983, Physical Therapy Services has been providing rehabilitative services for the people of Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina. We look forward to earning your trust in becoming your preferred rehabilitation solution.
  • I have improved tremendously from my initial visit and I am able to return to a normal active routine. I felt much better after each session.

     

    All testimonials are from real patients who have benefitted from the expert care that they have received from Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington.  We take our obligations as your service provider very seriously and we strive to provide the best care possible for all of our patients.  The clinical staff at Physical Therapy Services provides treatment with seasoned clinical expertise ranging from orthopedic and sports injuries to balance and vestibular disorders. Our professional staff is dedicated to rehabilitative success and is constantly striving to improve our services and enhance patients’ outcomes.  Customer reviews and testimonials are the highest form of praise that we can achieve, we look forward to helping you the way we have helped these patients!    Since 1983, Physical Therapy Services has been providing rehabilitative services for the people of Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina. We look forward to earning your trust in becoming your preferred rehabilitation solution.
  • I walked in feeling dizzy, miserable and nauseated from an episode of vertigo. Amy was able to provide treatment on the first visit that remedied my symptoms. I truly appreciate her expertise. She even called a few days later to check up on me. This is not something I had experienced from other health care providers. Thanks Amy!

     

    All testimonials are from real patients who have benefitted from the expert care that they have received from Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington.  We take our obligations as your service provider very seriously and we strive to provide the best care possible for all of our patients.  The clinical staff at Physical Therapy Services provides treatment with seasoned clinical expertise ranging from orthopedic and sports injuries to balance and vestibular disorders. Our professional staff is dedicated to rehabilitative success and is constantly striving to improve our services and enhance patients’ outcomes.  Customer reviews and testimonials are the highest form of praise that we can achieve, we look forward to helping you the way we have helped these patients!    Since 1983, Physical Therapy Services has been providing rehabilitative services for the people of Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina. We look forward to earning your trust in becoming your preferred rehabilitation solution.
  • I had been told my only option was back surgery but thankfully I found Physical Therapy Services. They taught me how my posture was resulting in pain down my leg. I could tell a difference after only a few visits. I highly recommend them!

     

    All testimonials are from real patients who have benefitted from the expert care that they have received from Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington.  We take our obligations as your service provider very seriously and we strive to provide the best care possible for all of our patients.  The clinical staff at Physical Therapy Services provides treatment with seasoned clinical expertise ranging from orthopedic and sports injuries to balance and vestibular disorders. Our professional staff is dedicated to rehabilitative success and is constantly striving to improve our services and enhance patients’ outcomes.  Customer reviews and testimonials are the highest form of praise that we can achieve, we look forward to helping you the way we have helped these patients!    Since 1983, Physical Therapy Services has been providing rehabilitative services for the people of Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina. We look forward to earning your trust in becoming your preferred rehabilitation solution.

     

  • Jane was excellent. I had a long recovery following surgery on my hand after it was cut while at work. I found her to be knowledgeable, reassuring, patient and thorough throughout my course of therapy. She customized a splint for me and provided several other gadgets that initially improved the ease of daily activities but ultimately helped me return to work. I am forever grateful.

     

    All testimonials are from real patients who have benefitted from the expert care that they have received from Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington.  We take our obligations as your service provider very seriously and we strive to provide the best care possible for all of our patients.  The clinical staff at Physical Therapy Services provides treatment with seasoned clinical expertise ranging from orthopedic and sports injuries to balance and vestibular disorders. Our professional staff is dedicated to rehabilitative success and is constantly striving to improve our services and enhance patients’ outcomes.  Customer reviews and testimonials are the highest form of praise that we can achieve, we look forward to helping you the way we have helped these patients!    Since 1983, Physical Therapy Services has been providing rehabilitative services for the people of Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina. We look forward to earning your trust in becoming your preferred rehabilitation solution.
  • I couldn’t have been treated any better. The staff was so warm and caring! Thank you for all your help!

     

    All testimonials are from real patients who have benefitted from the expert care that they have received from Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington.  We take our obligations as your service provider very seriously and we strive to provide the best care possible for all of our patients.  The clinical staff at Physical Therapy Services provides treatment with seasoned clinical expertise ranging from orthopedic and sports injuries to balance and vestibular disorders. Our professional staff is dedicated to rehabilitative success and is constantly striving to improve our services and enhance patients’ outcomes.  Customer reviews and testimonials are the highest form of praise that we can achieve, we look forward to helping you the way we have helped these patients!    Since 1983, Physical Therapy Services has been providing rehabilitative services for the people of Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina. We look forward to earning your trust in becoming your preferred rehabilitation solution.
  • I want to thank all the staff or a great experience. I started care in a great deal of pain. Everyone was very kind, professional and accommodating. Marie is a superstar! She literally changed my life. You guys have a fantastic staff. Keep up the good work. Thanks again.

     

    All testimonials are from real patients who have benefitted from the expert care that they have received from Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington.  We take our obligations as your service provider very seriously and we strive to provide the best care possible for all of our patients.  The clinical staff at Physical Therapy Services provides treatment with seasoned clinical expertise ranging from orthopedic and sports injuries to balance and vestibular disorders. Our professional staff is dedicated to rehabilitative success and is constantly striving to improve our services and enhance patients’ outcomes.  Customer reviews and testimonials are the highest form of praise that we can achieve, we look forward to helping you the way we have helped these patients!    Since 1983, Physical Therapy Services has been providing rehabilitative services for the people of Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina. We look forward to earning your trust in becoming your preferred rehabilitation solution.
  • Outstanding care provided. Superior professionalism. Extremely professional staff.

     

    All testimonials are from real patients who have benefitted from the expert care that they have received from Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington.  We take our obligations as your service provider very seriously and we strive to provide the best care possible for all of our patients.  The clinical staff at Physical Therapy Services provides treatment with seasoned clinical expertise ranging from orthopedic and sports injuries to balance and vestibular disorders. Our professional staff is dedicated to rehabilitative success and is constantly striving to improve our services and enhance patients’ outcomes.  Customer reviews and testimonials are the highest form of praise that we can achieve, we look forward to helping you the way we have helped these patients!    Since 1983, Physical Therapy Services has been providing rehabilitative services for the people of Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina. We look forward to earning your trust in becoming your preferred rehabilitation solution.
  • Thanks for your help. I am running without pain and looking forward to my first half marathon next month.

     

    All testimonials are from real patients who have benefitted from the expert care that they have received from Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington.  We take our obligations as your service provider very seriously and we strive to provide the best care possible for all of our patients.  The clinical staff at Physical Therapy Services provides treatment with seasoned clinical expertise ranging from orthopedic and sports injuries to balance and vestibular disorders. Our professional staff is dedicated to rehabilitative success and is constantly striving to improve our services and enhance patients’ outcomes.  Customer reviews and testimonials are the highest form of praise that we can achieve, we look forward to helping you the way we have helped these patients!    Since 1983, Physical Therapy Services has been providing rehabilitative services for the people of Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina. We look forward to earning your trust in becoming your preferred rehabilitation solution.