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Physical Therapists

Shannon Johnson, DPT

Newton PT Office

ShannonJohnsonDPTShannon Johnson is a licensed Physical Therapist that has been with Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists since 2010.  Shannon graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Piedmont College in 2004.  She graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 2006 with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and then a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2008 also from the Medical College.  

Jack DeRienzis, LPT

Hickory Office | Newton PT Office | Taylorsville Office

Staff DeRienzisJohn "Jack" DeRienzis is a licensed Physical Therapist with 10 years experience in outpatient, inpatient and home health settings. Graduating from the University of TX Southwest Medical Center in 1997, Jack practiced for 2 years in TX before relocating to western NC. He joined the outpatient Physical Therapy team at COS in July of 2003. 

Kevin Holland, LPT

Morganton PT Office | Valdese Office

Staff HollandKevin has been with Carolina Orthopedic Specialists as director of our Morganton, NC therapy clinic since 2004. He graduated from East Carolina University with a B.S. in Physical Therapy in 1993. He went on from there to work in outpatient clinics in Roanoke Rapids, Wilmington, and then to Morganton NC. 

Maureen McCarthy, LPT

Hickory Office

Staff McCartheyMaureen McCarthy is a licensed Physical Therapist and has been with Carolina Orthopaedics since 2005. She is originally from New York State, where she completed her education and training. She first attended the State University of NY at Oneonta and graduated cum laude with a BA in Biology and Chemistry in 1997. She then transferred to the University of NY at Buffalo, and received a BS degree (summa cum laude) in Physical Therapy. 

Anna Russ, LPT

Morganton PT Office

AnnaRussAnna Russ joined the Carolina Orthopaedic team as a Physical Therapist in 2007, and is serving at the Morganton clinic. She earned her Master's of Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with distinction from University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2004 where she was a collegiate track athlete and student athletic trainer.

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