Meet Our Team

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Christopher Stulginsky, PT

I am a native from Philadelphia, PA and graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA in 2003. After school worked as a travel therapist until ATR started in 2008.   I was fortunate enough to travel to many places, including: San Antonio, Chicago, Phoenix, Friday Harbor, WA, Sumter, SC, and Baltimore.  It was a great learning experience in so many ways as I was able to learn a great deal from those who were educated elsewhere and approached physical therapy differently.  I was fortunate enough to be exposed to many settings; from fixing wheel chairs with PVC pipe in a building that badly needed to be renovated in South Chicago to working in sports medicine, senior care and at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

After traveling, we started ATR so that health care consumers would have a place to go that was fun, inviting, where they receive fantastic treatment and got the personal interaction that most say is gone from the healthcare industry.

Since starting I have rediscovered by passion for writing and been written injury articles that have appeared on NFLSportchannel.com and the nation’s most popular sports blog, deadspin.com.  Additionally, I had the extreme pleasure of working with the American Pregnancy Association to author “PT for Pregnancy”.  I am a recognized provider on the National Fibromyalgia Association website (link) is a certified provider of the FDA cleared, ml830 laser (link) and hold credentials by the prestigious Titleist Performance Institute (link).  Having moved from Chicago we wanted to live in a place with the spirit of city life, but with the convenience of the suburbs so my wife, Angela and I chose to live in Ayrsley where we raise our daughter, Ella (born 2011).

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Dr. Lauren Diamond, PT, DPT

Lauren is a physical therapist specializing in the treatment of sport orthopedics and musculoskeletal injuries. Her focus of treatment is a hands-on approach with attention to the whole body to restore the most optimal function.  Lauren is a strong believer of patient education as well as emphasizing general wellness and a healthy lifestyle with her patients. Her passion for communication, biomechanics, and manual therapy are evident in each session as she re-evaluates the patient’s response on a daily basis.

As a native of Louisiana, Lauren graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and a minor in Business. She then relocated to North Carolina where she obtained a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. During her training she had the opportunity to work all over the Carolinas as well as in a private pay, sports physical therapy clinic in the heart of Manhattan working with elite athletes.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys cooking, traveling, and trying the local workout classes. Overall she enjoys an active lifestyle and spending time with friends and family

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Dr. Karen Crilly, PT, DPT

Karen received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University at Philadelphia in 2011. She is originally from Puerto Rico where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1997 from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. She then moved to New York to further advance her studies in developmental disabilities. She completed an Advance Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy with full concentration in developmental disabilities from New York University in 2000.

As a physical therapist Karen feels privileged to play a role and be part of a child’s journey in their improvement of function, mobility and independence. Karen has dedicated the last 20 years on working through the different levels of pediatric care which includes: acute care, outpatient, home based pediatrics, and school setting. Karen has provided services for children with a great variety of neurological, orthopedic, genetic, metabolic, chronic complex and overall general movement disorders, this including but not limited to cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, developmental delay, prematurity, torticollis, traumatic brain injury and autism spectrum disorder. Overall she believes in empowering parents and children in taking ownership of their care.

Karen is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, North Carolina Chapter, Chapter member of the Queen City Trykes and member of the Charlotte Down Syndrome Association. Karen also serves as a National Seminar Instructor focusing in pediatric neurodevelopmental topics. Karen lives in the Charlotte area with her husband Thomas and daughter Isabella. In her spare time she enjoys sewing, reading, writing and travelling with the family.

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Dr. Amy Bullock PT, DPT

Dr. Amy Bullock, physical therapist, has provided endless treatments and examinations to the athletic population since 2005. Serving as an athletic trainer while in college, she has developed a passion to continue to address movement dysfunctions within the whole community of population, not just athletics. Amy believes that education serves as the strongest foundation in everything that she does on a daily basis. Her motto, “if you’re not striving to continue to learn, then how can you progress towards your goals?”. When you see and receive direct treatment from Amy, you will not be left out on the boat by yourself – she loves to educate her patients on a daily basis and strives to instill passion and independence within each patient that he or she “CAN” truly aid in his or her own healing process, once you understand the application behind physical therapy.

Having that strong foundation in continuing education, Amy’s perception on the patient-therapist relationship becomes very personal, as she expects to make it a 100% effort to turn anything we do into a positive lifestyle choice. Remember, if you’ve got a goal in life, you can’t just sit there and wish for it to happen – you’ve got to get up and take those baby steps to get where you want to be! And it all starts with pointing you in the right direction and educating yourself along the way! So stop on by and see Amy for your physical therapy examination today and learn how you can become your own advocate in the future of reaching your lifestyle goals!

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Nani Weil, OT

Nani Weil, OTR/L brings 15 years of experience in inpatient and outpatient occupational therapy with a focus on hand and upper extremities in the orthopedic setting. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Nanci graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science and received my post-Bachelor degree in occupational therapy from Cleveland State University in 2003. After graduation, I worked in a hand clinic in Ohio before moving to Charlotte in 2006 where I’ve practiced in rehabilitation and orthopedics facilities, as well as the school system. My husband and I have two lovely children, Jackson and Annabelle.

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Alex Gometz, PT, DPT, CIC

Alex is a graduate of the New York University Physical Therapy Program and obtained a clinical Doctorate degree at Sage University on sports injury prevention and differential diagnosis. His passion for injury prevention and rehabilitation along with his entrepreneurship led Dr. Gometz to create the first Prehab program in the country. This gave rise to Prehab USA, The prehab Network, EastSide Rehabilitation in the upper eastside of Manhattan, Ayrsley Town Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Prehab Magazine as well as the publication of independent research in the treatment of cervical radiculopathy and pre-surgery conditioning for spinal surgery. In the past few years, Dr. Gometz successfully launched Concussion Management of New York and Concussion Management at ATR in Charlotte to provide the best approach in the prevention and handling of sports concussions. His approach to concussion management reflects the latest trends in sports brain injury treatment in collaboration with key practitioners such as pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuro-psychologists whose constant participation assist in the advancement of his research. As an avid athlete he continues to pursue his personal athletic goals participating in multiple Olympic triathlons. He lives with his wife and four children in New York City and commutes to Charlotte NC.