2017 Residents

Dr. Emily Brown

As a staff physical therapist, Emily joined Pivot Physical Therapy’s Cary-Aquatics team in August of 2016. She has clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics as well as aquatic therapy. She has taken continuing education courses on Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), a technique used to decrease muscular tension and trigger points and is FMT RockBlades certified. She has interest in clinical research and has presented her findings on foot mobility’s impact on tibial stress during running at the local and national level. Emily also is very interested in sports and coaches a local club volleyball team. She received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with emphasis on Motor Development at the University of South Carolina in 2013 and went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University in 2016.

Dr. William Stokes

Dr. Stokes is a recent graduate from Wingate University. A North Carolina native, he was a competitive swimmer growing up which lead him to Wingate as a undergraduate. Throughout his Doctor of Physical Therapy program, Dr. Stokes became very active within several professional associations including the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association, the American Physical Therapy Association, and the American Trauma Society. He has also held many leadership positions within those associations from committee members to the Core Ambassador to North Carolina. He lives in Concord, NC with his wife, Emily, and their pets.

Dr. Corey Drvol

Corey Drvol is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is the clinic director for Pivot Physical Therapy in Morrisville, NC. He joined the Pivot Physical Therapy team in July 2016 after working for 2 years in Jacksonville, FL in outpatient orthopedics. Corey has experience working with patients of all ages and a special interest in working with athletes following injury. He enjoys building strong relationships with his patients while guiding their rehabilitation. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association. Within those groups, Corey is a member of both the Orthopedics and Sports sections. Corey is originally from Omaha, Nebraska and received his B.S. in Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He attended Duke University for Physical Therapy School and graduated in 2014.

Dr. Amir Sanii

Amir Sanii, PT, DPT, CSCS joined Pivot Physical Therapy in August 2016. He is a physical therapist in Fayetteville, NC. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and plans to pursue certification in dry needling and manual therapy as well as his OCS. Amir obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at East Carolina University in 2016 and his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology at North Carolina State University in 2013. While at ECU, Amir served as a Graduate Assistant at the ECU Human Movement Analysis Laboratory and as Faculty- Student Liason for the ECU Physical Therapy Club. He also served as the Vice Chair of the Student Interest Group of NCPTA. In 2015 He went on a medical mission trip to Dominican Republic with other physical therapy students to give free care to individuals in need. Amir is an avid runner and he loves to treat runners and other athletes to help them reach their goals. Amir is an die hard NC State fan and he likes to play fantasy sports almost as much as he likes to play real sports. He loves to travel so that he can see new sights, experience new cultures, attend sporting events, and mainly eat the delicious food.

Dr. Maggie Ray

My name is Maggie Ray. My education included attending the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH for a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and I continued at the University of Toledo to complete a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2015. Following graduation, I moved to Charlotte, NC in 2015 and have been practicing in the outpatient orthopedic setting since. Most recently, I completed my dry needling certification through the Spinal Manipulation Institute. Professional goals include, obtaining my OCS, becoming SMT certified by the Spinal Manipulation Institute, and possibly participating in a manual therapy fellowship. Some personal facts are that I enjoy drawing and hiking, I am married, and have two border collies.

Dr. Don Reynolds

My name is Don Reynolds. I am 56 years old, married with 3 adult children ( 2 girls, one boy). I live in the scenic mountain area of eastern Kentucky/Tennessee just north of Knoxville, Tn. I am a United States Air Force veteran honorably discharged. My recreation activities has been as a martial arts practitioner and instructor and also composing, recording and performing music in a Christian rock/pop group for over 25 years. My original career was as an electronics repair technician in the USAF working on ground control radar, and then as a civilian working in consumer and industrial electronic systems. I decided that I did not enjoy this field so at a friends recommendation, I looked at the physical therapy discipline. In 1996, I returned to college and achieved my associate degree as a physical therapist assistant in 1998. I practiced for many years as a PTA in varied clinical setting and enjoyed it immensely. Wanting to expand my scope of practice and skills, I decided to return to university in 2010 and pursue my Doctor of Physical therapy degree. I achieved my Bachelor in Business Management through the University of Findlay’s degree completion online program. During all this time I continued to work full time as I could not quit as I had my bills and other financial responsibilities to consider. I applied and was accepted to the University of Findlay weekend PTA to DPT transition program. Working full time and traveling 6 hours each way every other weekend for several years was very challenging, but I graduated in 2016. I passed my NPTE exam and am now licensed to practice in both Kentucky and Tennessee. I am currently employed in a hospital based outpatient clinic. Since I have graduated, I have become certified in both taping and IASTM through ROCKTAPE/ROCKBLADES. I have also completed the required McKenzie MDT method courses and will sit for the certification exam in November. I am very interested in manual therapy and have been exposed to both the Maitland and Mulligan styles. My desire now is to pursue my clinical specialty in orthopedic physical therapy and receive my OCS certification. I spoke to Dr. Bob DuVall and was very impressed with his credentials and what NxtGen institute had to offer for residency training. I enrolled in the pre-residency program and now I am excited to begin the actual orthopedic residency program.

Dr. Neil Parry

Neil Parry, PT, DPT is a Staff Physical Therapist at the Pivot Physical Therapy in the Crystal City, Virginia location. Neil joined Pivot Physical Therapy in the fall of 2016 upon graduation from Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit in the summer of 2016. While in school, Neil had clinical rotations in a variety of settings including inpatient rehabilitation at Wellspan Rehab Hospital in York, PA as well as outpatient orthopedics at Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Cincinnati, OH. Neil has treated a variety of patient populations but holds a special interest in the hip and knee. Neil holds a certification in Sportsmetrics, the first and largest ACL prevention program in the country. Neil is a native of upstate New York but has since moved to pursue his career in Physical Therapy in the Washington, DC area. Neil earned a duel Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Health Sciences from Duquesne University before moving onto his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He is currently pursuing his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through a residency at NxtGen Institute of Physical Therapy to further his depth of knowledge in the field of orthopedics.

Dr. Jason Smith

My name is Jason Smith. I am a 2014 graduate from West Virginia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. I have a passion for orthopedic and sport specific physical therapy which began after sustaining a career ending shoulder injury while playing college baseball. I am a member of the APTA Orthopedic Section and aspire to become an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2018. I have recently acquired my Dry Needling Certification and now look forward to improving my knowledge and clinical skills through the Nxt Gen Residency in order to provide my patients with the highest quality of care.

Dr. Tim Gosnell

Tim received both his Bachelor of Science in 2013 and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2016 from Wingate University. After graduating with honors as a part of Wingate’s inaugural class of 2016, he joined the care team at the Physical Therapy Center in Monroe, NC, where he plans to further grow as a skilled clinician. In addition to his doctorate training, he received his certification for dry needling by the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Tim values patient education, and believes that empowering patients to actively participate in the their care is a key to their overall wellness. He is looking forward to residency training in order to help him best prepare for management of direct access patients and patients with orthopedic conditions.