Mission

The mission of Response Physical Therapy is to:

  • Provide the highest quality, individualized, research based physical therapy.
  • Provide a safe, respectful, and enjoyable atmosphere for the patient.
  • Collaborate with other healthcare providers to help the patient efficiently reach their healthcare goals.
  • Cultivate lifelong relationships that are based on trust and mutual respect.

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.

Jane Pedersen, Physical Therapist

Jane graduated from Texas Woman’s University (Denton and Dallas, Texas) with a Bachelor’s and Masters of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. She has over 27 years of clinical experience with the majority of her time spent in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine.  Jane’s passion for Physical Therapy stems from when she was a patient herself.  Jane has a strong athletic background, playing & competing in tennis, softball and basketball at high levels. She has experience rehabilitating all levels of athletes from the weekend warrior to the collegiate and even the professional level.  Jane enjoys working with patients, investigating the root cause/”driver” of injuries and identifying compensatory movement patterns.  While utilizing a wide variety of manual therapy techniques and designing individualized exercise programs, her focus is on restoration of proper function and movement. Patient education & instruction in self-help techniques to prevent future injuries is a key component of Jane’s practice.  She enjoys learning new techniques that positively influence patient outcomes and is currently certified in Level I Functional Dry Needling.

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 beingoutdoors.

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.

Parker Brown, Stretch Specialist

Parker grew up in a small town in northeastern North Carolina and moved to Raleigh in 2008. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 2013 with a degree in Human Biology and minors in Sport Science; Health, and Health, Medicine, and Moral Values. Parker worked as a Certified Personal Trainer from 2010 to 2012.  He has worked in various clinical settings since 2008 working with a variety of patients from Division 1 college athletes and high school athletes to orthopedic patients and pediatrics. His personal experiences with the health profession fuel his passion for helping his patients. Parker always has a smile on his face and he hopes his passions and positive attitude influence every person he meets.

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!