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
Damien O’Sullivan, MPT
Damien graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from Queen Margaret University in 2009. He developed and ran ahighly 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
Certified Athletic Trainer
Kristin Bockelman, MS, LAT, ATC
Kristin Bockelman is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), member of the National Athletic Trainer Association and licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT) through the North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners. Kristin graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2012 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. She spent the next 2 years as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Georgia Southern University, earning her Masters of Science degree in Kinesiology. While at Georgia Southern, Kristin was the athletic trainer for the co-ed and all-girl’s cheer teams, and the women’s swimming and diving team.
Following Georgia Southern, she spent 4 years as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Gardner-Webb University. While at Gardner-Webb, Kristin worked primarily with the men’s and women’s swimming program for the day-to-day care, injury prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation, as well as being an adjunct professor for the undergraduate athletic training education program. Kristin joined Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic in 2018, and prior to joining the staff at the Performance Center, was the outreach athletic trainer for Saint Mary’s School.
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.