Dan Cyr, Physical Therapist, Owner and Founder
Dan founded Response Physical Therapy to meet the physical therapy needs of athletes and sports enthusiasts of all ages. He earned his physical therapy degree from the University of New England where he played varsity soccer and club lacrosse. The combination of playing collegiate soccer and his knowledge of the human body has led him to a career specialized in orthopedics and sports medicine. He specializes in the rehabilitation of injuries of the shoulder and knee, orthopedic injuries, and sports injuries. He has 20 years of experience helping injured soccer players, basketball players, golfers, tennis players, and other athletes return to their sport successfully. Dan has served as the head physical therapist for the Carolina Railhawks. He has been a speaker at officially credentialed continuing education conferences. He has created his own ACL injury prevention program and currently conducts education seminars on ACL injury prevention. He offers training and educational seminars for teams, allied health and fitness professionals.
Jeffrey Harrington, Physical Therapist
Jeffrey joined Response Physical Therapy in August 2017 after earning his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from East Carolina University. During his time at ECU, he completed advanced coursework in sports physical therapy and rehabilitation for the injured runner. Prior to physical therapy school, he received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Appalachian State University.
Jeffrey’s desire to help others return to activity and an overall healthy lifestyle, combined with his passion and knowledge of sports, led him to pursue a career in orthopedics and sports medicine. His clinical interests include injury prevention, post-surgical rehab, and sports-related concussions. Jeffrey believes all patients should receive quality, patient-centered care that is tailored to their specific needs and demands. He is committed to staying up to date on the latest physical therapy evidence and plans to pursue further training related to sports concussions, strength and conditioning, dry needling, and manual therapy.
Jeffrey is originally from Albemarle, NC. He grew up playing soccer, basketball, and baseball, and he has recently enjoyed developing his golf game. He played club soccer while attending Appalachian State University. Jeffrey also enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, and being outdoors.
Karen Chong, Physical Therapist
Karen has over 20 years of experience as a physical therapist working in outpatient settings. She uses a “hands-on” treatment approach and thinks it is important to treat the whole person rather than just the area of pain or dysfunction. Karen believes patient education is extremely important in helping patients understand what causes their symptoms and empowering them to help themselves. She is Manual Therapy Certified, Level 1 Dry Needling Certified, specializes in Vestibular Rehabilitation (treatment of vertigo and various balance disorders), and treats TMJ dysfunction. Outside of work she treasures time with her husband, loves to hike, travel, and ballroom dance.
Robynn Wilhelmi, Physical Therapist
Robynn has 18 years of clinical experience as a physical therapist working in outpatient clinical settings. Robynn graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1998. Her study of classical ballet and passion for helping others led to her career choice in physical therapy. Robynn has worked with a wide range of patient population types. Her specialties include TMJD, headaches, pregnancy, and post-surgical lymphedema. Robynn obtained her Orthopaedic Certified Specialist Certification in 2011 through the American Physical Therapy Association. Her lymphedema training includes158 hours of coursework through the Norton School of Lymphatic Studies and she has been treating lymphedema patients since 2013. Her desire to stay on the cutting edge of patient care led her to her training in trigger point dry needling, which has given her more treatment options for her patients.
Erik Elder, Clinical Aide
Erik grew up in Huntersville, NC until he moved to Raleigh in 2014 to attend NC State University. During college, he developed a love for assisting others in the weight room so he decided to become a personal trainer. His goal is to attend PT School in the near future. In the meantime, he splits his time working as a Clinical Aide here and playing guitar on Sundays for his local church.
Jenny Arostegui, Office Manager
Back to work after 27 years, Dan gave me a chance at a new career. Five great kids with the same awesome guy, I love sports and sappy movies make me cry. We have two dogs but I want a goat, I care about people and what floats your boat. I love to do Sudoku and fish and watch birds, I channel Dr. Seuss because I love rhyming words. Office Manager by day and Super Mom by night, do some things wrong but thankful for the many things that are going right!