Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center in Cary
The professional staff at our Raleigh performance center consists of Licensed Physical Therapists,
Licensed Athletic Trainers and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists.
As a division of Raleigh Orthopaedic, we can help expedite access to appointments with the 20+
orthopedic surgeons, 2 non-surgical Sports Medicine physicians, physiatrist and podiatrist at the Raleigh, North Wake, Cary, Holly Springs and Garner offices for ROC. Ancillary services are also available through ROC including urgent care, X-ray, MRI, Orthotics/Pedorthics, and durable medical equipment.
Greg Saxton, PT, CSCS
Supervisor, Sports Physical Therapist
Dennis Meszler, MPT, SCS
Dennis has 19 years of Physical Therapy experience in orthopedic settings. The last 6 years have been in a Sports Performance setting aimed at returning and maximizing athletic potential.
- Bachelors Degree in Biology from University of Rochester in 1994
- Masters Degree in PT from University of Delaware 1997
- Sports Residency Program at University of Delaware 1997-1998
Sports Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy
Association in 2005 and recertified in 2015.
Sports Physical Therapist
Damien O’Sullivan, MPT
Damien graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from
Queen Margaret University in 2009. He developed and ran a
highly successful Physical Therapy Clinic in Cork, Ireland.
During this time he was head physical therapist to the Irish
United Taekwondo Federation. He started working at the APC in 2016
and currently treats a variety of sports injuries and orthopedic conditions.
He has completed continuing education in the following areas:
- McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine
- ACL Rehabilitation Course
- Kinesiology tape clinical applications
- FMS Level 1 Certified
- Sports Taping for Athletic Injuries
Sports Physical Therapist
Kristen Crenshaw, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS
Kristen graduated from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill in 2013 with a Bachelors in Athletic Training. She is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) as well as a Certified Strength
and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
After earning her undergraduate degree, Kristen went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Duke University. Following graduate school, Kristen completed a Sports PT Residency at the University of Florida where she worked with many of the D1 athletes from various sports.
Kristen enjoys treating and has experience with athletes from all sporting backgrounds, but has a special interest in CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting, and power lifting.
Certified Athletic Trainer
Renee Ehrlich, ATC, LAT
Renee Ehrlich is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), and licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT) through the North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners. Renee graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic
Training in 2014. She spent 2 years as an Athletic Trainer at The Morgan School in Connecticut.
Renee joined Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center in 2017 and works along side Sports Physical Therapist Dennis Meszler in assisting with patient treatment.
Sports Performance Specialists
Walker Cruikshank, CSCS, XPS
Walker graduated from East Carolina University in 2014 with degree
in Kinesiology. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the NCSA and is EXOS Performance Specialist Certified.
After graduating from ECU, Walker did internships with EXOS and has 3 years of experience in Sports Performance and Post Rehab Performance training in an Orthopaedic setting.
Areas of interest:
- Injury prevention
- Optimizing movement
- Strength and power development
Yong Park, USAW-1
Yong graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Science and minor in Sports Science.
He is certified through USA Weightlifting as a Sports Performance Coach.
Yong has been in the strength and conditioning world for since 2014,
working with various athletes and in the physical therapy setting for since 2016. He has trained in martial arts for over 10 years and currently trains and competes in the sport of Power lifting and Olympic Weightlifting.
Yong joined Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center in 2018 as a
Sports Performance Specialist. He also assists Sports Physical Therapist with patients.
Administrative Support Staff
Client Services Coordinator
Patient Services Representative