The professional staff at our Raleigh Orthopaedic Cary-Morrisville 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 21 orthopaedic surgeons, 2 non-surgical Sports Medicine physicians, and podiatrist at the Raleigh, North Raleigh, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs and Panther Creek offices for ROC. Ancillary services are also available through ROC including urgent care, X-ray, MRI, Orthotics/Pedorthics, and durable medical equipment.
Director of Therapy Services
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
Brandon Guastafeste, PT, DPT, CSCS
Brandon graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2017 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through NSCA.
Brandon has worked at Raleigh Orthopaedic for the past four years and is passionate about helping athletes and active individuals reach their full potential. Brandon enjoys staying active with exercise and recreational sports.
Certified Athletic Trainer
Breanna McLane, LAT, ATC
Breanna is a Board-Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and Licensed Athletic Trainer for the state of North Carolina (LAT). She is also a Member of The National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA). Breanna graduated from Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana with a Bachelor’s of Science with a major in Athletic Training. She spent two years working as a Certified Athletic Trainer at LaPorte High School in Indiana. After coming to North Carolina, she worked at North Carolina School of Science and Math as a Certified Athletic Trainer. She joined Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center in 2022.
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 orthopedic setting.
Areas of interest:
- Injury prevention
- Optimizing movement
- Strength and power development
Colton Thomas, BS, USAW-L1
Colton graduated from Mars Hill University as a student-athlete in 2022 with a Bachelor’s in Health Science, concentrated in Physical Therapy. In 2021, Colton earned his USA Weightlifting Certification (USAW-L1). He worked as an instructor at Chatuge Strength teaching a combination of Dynamic Strength Classes that included HIIT, Power Lifting, Olympic Lifts, and Speed/Agility. In 2022 he also gained experience working at Cornerstone Physical Therapy in Asheville, NC. Colton is currently pursuing several certifications and planning on attending PT school in the near future.
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