Licensed Hand and Physical Therapists

Russ Simmerman, DPT, OMT-C, Certified Dry Needle Practitioner

Russ Simmerman, DPT, OMT-C, Certified Dry Needle Practitioner

Clinical Director and Owner

​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 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

Alan Simmerman, PT

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.

Andy Alaimo, DPT, Certified Dry Needle Practitioner

Andy Alaimo, DPT, Certified Dry Needle Practitioner

Clinical Director at Porters Neck Location

Sports Rehab, Orthopedics, Preventative Screenings

Andy Alaimo, DPT, 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.

Jane Burchfield, OTR/L CHT

Jane Burchfield, OTR/L CHT

Certified Hand Therapist

Hand Specialist

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

Jonathan Lundberg, DPT, ATC

Staff Therapist

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.

 

Kristen Marion, DPT

Kristen Marion, DPT

Staff Therapist

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.

 

Maggie Feltman, OTR/L, OTD

Maggie Feltman, OTR/L, OTD

Occupational Therapist

Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

Maggie Feltman, OTR/L OTD is a Raleigh, NC native. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 with a Psychology degree and in 2020 with her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Maggie is passionate about hand therapy and she is dedicated to her patient’s injuries and wellbeing. Throughout her career, she has treated traumatic and chronic hand, elbow, and shoulder injuries. She actively seeks out innovative and personalized treatment methods for the best rehabilitation outcomes. Maggie enjoys playing fetch with her dog, swimming, and winter hiking.

 

 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

     

  • 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 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 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.