Cary-Morrisville Staff

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 27 orthopaedic surgeons and 1 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/Pedorthic’s, and durable medical equipment.

Director of Therapy Services

Greg Saxton, PT

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.

Sports Physical Therapist

Kevin Stapelton, PT, DPT, CSCS

Bio coming soon!

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.

Administrative Staff

Maria Kontos, Patient Services Representative –

Miaya Alston, Patient Services Representative –