Providing advanced orthopedic, sports, and pediatric physical therapy care in the Chatham Park Medical Office Building of Pittsboro. By providing care in a hospital-owned private practice setting, Chatham Rehab at Pittsboro provides a cost-effective option for patients without the high costs associated with traditional hospital-based settings.
Specializing in dry needling, orthopedics, sports, Pilates and pediatric physical therapy, we provide advanced evidence-based PT for patients with:
- Non-operative orthopedic and sports injuries
- Post-operative orthopedic conditions
- Osteoarthritis in the active adult
- Work related musculoskeletal injuries
- Abnormal muscle tone
- Autism Spectrum Disorders/PDD
- Cerebral Palsy
- Coordination Difficulties
- Developmental delay
- Downs Syndrome
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Sensory Integration/ Modulation Disorders
Our primary goal is to improve quality of life through patient education and restoration of function. We provide direct one-on-one individualized care and look forward to assisting each patient obtain his or her goals.
Melissa Tutwiler, PT, DPT
Clinic Administrator, Physical Therapist
Melissa is a transplant to North Carolina after living in Florida, Alabama, Texas and her home state of Mississippi. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree from the University of Mississippi, where she was also a graduate of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Following graduation, Melissa pursued her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, Florida. She is a 2007 graduate with a multitude of physical therapy experiences focusing on manual therapy, spine, outpatient orthopedics, and pediatrics. Melissa is an APTA member of both the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy and the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Section. Melissa enjoys spending her free time in the outdoors, biking, camping, running, and spending time with her husband and two children. Melissa is passionate about helping patients achieve their highest quality of life so they too can enjoy life to the fullest.
Katherine Kennedy, PT, DPT, CSCS, PMA®-CPT
Katie moved to Durham in 2009 to continue her career as an accountant. Shortly after her arrival, Katie, an avid runner, biker, skier, scuba diver and yoga participant, decided to pursue a profession in Physical Therapy -- supporting her love of a healthy, active lifestyle and physical-mental balance. Katie is a 2014 graduate of Duke University's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher and has advanced training in dry needling. Katie has been running since high school and completed her first marathon in 2014. She is an active USA track and field member and a USA track and field level 1 coach. As a member of the APTA Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Section and Sports Physical Therapy Section, Katie is excited to use her love of exercise and mental balance to help clients achieve their goals for health, fitness, strength and flexibility for whole person wellness.
Sabina Beckler, PT, DPT
Sabina is a native of North Carolina growing up near Hickory, NC. She completed her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at Lenoir-Rhyne University where she was a student athlete participating in Track and Field. Following graduation, Sabina continued at UNC-Chapel Hill completing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 with a focus on orthopedics and pediatrics in advanced courses. Sabina is an APTA member and has a variety of physical therapy experiences including working with the military, addressing student athlete needs, and optimizing gross motor development in a variety of pediatric conditions. Sabina enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, playing soccer, running, hiking, and traveling in her free time. Her desire is to help patients lead an active and healthy life.
Donna is a North Carolina native, living in Randolph, Lee and now Chatham County. She spent 19 years as a service manager for a General Motors dealership. Her proudest moments are her children’s accomplishments with one son in the United States Air Force who is now finishing his education at East Carolina University, one son who graduated from Western Carolina University , and a daughter who is a stay at home mom to Donna’s granddaughter. She enjoys time with her family and friends and camping with her husband. Donna is excited to be a part of Chatham Rehab at Pittsboro team where she serves as the face of patient access. Donna enjoys meeting each patient and assisting patients pursue their therapy needs.