Vicki VerMeer, MSPT
Owner, Physical Therapist
Vicki joined Carousel Physical Therapy in July 1999 after receiving her Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA. In 1997, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Fitness/Wellness from South Dakota State University. While at SDSU, her focus was rehabilitation in the field of Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Her work experience over the years has included mainly orthopedic and neurologic diagnoses. Vicki uses a “hands-on” approach in the treatment of her patients as she is proficient in Manual Therapy techniques including Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release. With her Physical Therapy training in an Osteopathic School, she believes in the Osteopathic principle of looking at the body as a whole, not just a “shoulder” or a “knee.”
Vicki has completed a numerous Con-Ed courses over the years in manual therapy techniques as well as orthopedic conditions. Vicki says, “Variety is my spice in life. I like seeing a little bit of everything.” One of Vicki’s unique areas of expertise is Lymphedema. She is eager to raise awareness in the general population about Lymphedema – what it is and how it is treated. “Identifying Lymphedema early on helps to minimize how much people’s lives are impacted.”Vicki is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Private Practice Section of the APTA. She is also an American Physical Therapy Association Certified Clinical Instructor and accepts students from Accredited Physical Therapy programs on Clinical Rotations.
Vicki’s passion for therapy and helping people stems from her past – “I always wanted to work in the medical field but it wasn’t until after my own injury playing volleyball that I realized what I was meant to do.” In her spare time Vicki enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children and dog.
John Jedlinski, PTA
LSVT BIG Certified
Joining Carousel Physical Therapy in 2015, John graduated from ECPI in 2014 with an Associate’s degree in Physical Therapy.
However, John found his way to the physical therapy profession in a non-traditional way. Originally, John graduated from Radford University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s in Business, specializing in marketing. He applied his degree as assistant manager for 6-years where he increased sales, expanded brand names, and improved customer service for several retail businesses. During that time, unfortunately, John was involved in a severe motorcycle accident where he sustained multiple injuries: a shattered wrist, and a broken back and femur. As part of his recovery John went to physical therapy for three months. John’s traumatic accident was not only life-changing, but working with his physical therapist was the catalyst that brought him back to school to do something he became passionate about through his own recovery. Thus, John wanted to give back to others by sharing his own experience, and success story!
In the Summer of 2019, John became Certified in the LSVT BIG® Program. An intensive, amplitude-focused physical therapy approach developed from the principles of the effective Parkinson's specific speech treatment LSVT BIG®, the LSVT Programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 25 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health.
John enjoys the outdoors and being active. John’s interests include mountain biking, snowboarding, camping, and adventure races.
John currently resides in Saluda, VA with his wife Marsha, their dog Charlie, turtle George, and rabbit Timothy
Katie Reynolds, DPT
Katie received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA in 2008. She graduated from Longwood University, Farmville, VA in 2005, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She has been with Carousel Physical Therapy since 2009.
Katie has experience in treating various conditions, including but not limited to, Orthopedics, Vestibular, TMJ, General pain, Women’s Health, and Neurological conditions. Her particular areas of interests are Orthopedics and Women’s Health. She is excited to be able to help the local community understand how physical therapy can help with women’s incontinence and pelvic pain.
Katie believes patient education is the key in the rehabilitation process. “When the patient is able to understand the problem for which they are coming to therapy, they then can better understand the importance of certain exercises. This makes for a close patient-therapist relationship.”
Katie is dedicated in expanding her knowledge base in the most up to date manual and exercise techniques to increase the effectiveness of her patient’s individualized treatment. She has taken continuing education courses in Pilates, Orthopedics (neck, shoulder, low back, knee, post-surgical), Women’s Health issues (incontinence, pelvic pain, pregnancy and postpartum), and Craniosacral therapy.
Katie is an American Physical Therapy Association Certified Clinical Instructor and accepts students from Accredited Physical Therapy programs on Clinical Rotations.
Katie lives with her husband and 2 sons in Ottoman, VA and her 2 Labradors. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, gardening, and is an avid sports fan.
Nicole Somers, DPT
Nicole graduated from Lynchburg College with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May of 2017. Prior to this she attended UVA where she received her BSEd in Kinesiology. Her experiences prior to Carousel PT include studying under orthopedic specialists at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, and with the Oncology/Hematology Unit at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA.
Nicole has numerous interests in the physical therapy field, including orthopedics and working with the geriatric population. She believes in taking a multifaceted approach to treating active persons of all ages and skill levels in order to help them return to their desired activities and reach their maximum potential.
Nicole feels it is important to never stop the learning process, both for herself as a healthcare provider as well as her patients. She is dedicated to learning the newest, most effective treatment approaches for her patients in order to educate them about their diagnoses and best course of treatment.
Nicole is a native of the Northern Neck and enjoys spending her spare time on the water with her fiancé, family and friends.
Sarah Wilkins, DPT
Operations Director, Kilmarnock Location
LSVT BIG Certified
Sarah graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2019. Prior to this she attended Virginia Tech where she received her bachelor's in Human Nutrition, Food, and Exercise. Her experiences prior to Carousel included studying under specialists at VCU Health System, Riverside Health System, and Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Sarah has numerous interests in the physical therapy field, including orthopedics and geriatrics, specifically those with Parkinson's disease. Treating the geriatric population has always been a passion of hers, having grown up with extended family close by. She believes that staying active is an integral part to the aging process.
In the Summer of 2019, Sarah became Certified in the LSVT BIG® Program. An intensive, amplitude-focused physical therapy approach developed from the principles of the effective Parkinson's specific speech treatment LSVT BIG®, the LSVT Programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 25 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Sarah feels it is important to never stop the learning process, both for herself as a healthcare provider as well as her patients. She is dedicated to learning the newest, most effective treatment approaches for her patients in order to educate them about their diagnoses and best course of treatment.
Sarah is a native of the Northern Neck and enjoys spending her spare time on the water with her fiancé, family, and friends.
Robert Damon, MSPT
Bob has his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University with his undergraduate from University of Delaware, and Northwestern University Medical School, Programs in Physical Therapy.
Bob has worked in a variety of settings including Acute Care, Orthopedics, Burns, Wound Care, Comprehensive Rehab, and Home Health but for the last 21 years he has primarily been in the Outpatient Therapy setting with the majority of patients in the orthopedic category. Bob's expertise within the orthopedic field includes general orthopedic physical therapy with a particular interest in the Foot & Ankle, including customizing the fitting of orthotics to maximize the patient's rehab potential and functional outcome.
Bob served in the Army from 1973-1975 and in the U.S. Army Reserve 1983-1996 achieving the rank of Major in the Army Medical Specialist Corp. Bob is also fluent in Spanish.
Bob's interests outside of the clinic include sailing, watersports, and traveling; he is a member of the Rappahannock River Yacht Club. Bob spends winter weekends at Wintergreen Virginia where he volunteers with Wintergreen Adaptive Sports teaching skiing to those with disabilities and is a Certified Level II PSIA Adaptive Instructor.
Julianne McLellan, PTA
Julianne McLellan, PTA graduated from the ECPI School of Health Sciences Medical Careers Institute with an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy in April 2017. Prior to joining Carousel, Julianne graduated from Longwood University May 2015 with a B.S. in Psychology.
Julianne has a love for physical therapy, sports, and exercise in general. She was previously the Head middle school basketball coach for St. Gertrude High School, as well as the Assistant varsity volleyball Coach. She also volunteered for the Special Olympics Track and Field in 2016. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM.
Through her own experiences attending physical therapy for various sports injuries, Julianne considered furthering her education in the Physical Therapy field. During her junior year of college Julianne participated in an internship at a PT clinic, where she also and became a PT tech. This experience helped finalize her decision in achieving her Physical Therapist Assistant degree.
Julianne loves the water and enjoys boating, fishing, and riding jetskis. She continues to have a healthy appetite for sports, especially basketball and volleyball. Julianne is from Richmond, VA and is currently residing at her family home in Deltaville, VA.
Kara Everett, DPT, CSCS, CKTP
Operations Director, Hartfield Location
LSVT BIG Certified
Kara joined the Carousel Physical Therapy team of providers in June of 2010 after receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Kara’s interests in physical therapy include orthopedic injuries, with special interest in injury prevention or rehabilitation of shoulder, knee, and hip injuries. She also has experience treating balance, vestibular, and neurological disorders. Kara combines the use of manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercise, and patient education to achieve patient goals and restore their function.
In October 2012, Kara received her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist designation by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She became a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner in 2014. She is LSVT BIG® certified which provides an intensive treatment protocol for Parkinson’s patients with movement disorders. She is an American Physical Therapy Association Certified Clinical Instructor and accepts students from Accredited
Physical Therapy programs on Clinical Rotations.Kara is a native of the Northern Neck and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her husband on the Rappahannock River & Chesapeake Bay.
Jenifer Walker, DPT, Certified Hand Therapist
Joining Carousel Physical Therapy in 2013, Jenifer earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia. In 2020, Jenifer obtained her certification specializing in physical therapy of the hand.
While she enjoys treating a variety of conditions and diagnoses, she is now able to treat more complex injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow, and fabricate customized orthoses for hands, fingers, wrists, etc.
Prior to joining Carousel, Jenifer found her path to physical therapy during her eight years as a massage therapist. She also received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Elementary Education from the College of William and Mary in 2003 and was a was a Special Education Teacher in Springfield, Virginia.
Jenifer grew up in Forest, VA and enjoys going back regularly to visit family, and for the panoramic view of the mountains. She now lives with her husband and two children in White Stone, VA. She enjoys kayaking, yoga, reading to her kids (and to herself when they let her), and has started to learn how to garden since moving here.
Kennan Wyne DPT
Kennan graduated from Lynchburg College with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May of 2015.
Kennan's most recent experiences with Select Physical Therapy included leading and managing their West End clinic in Richmond, Virginia. Kennan gained experience marketing with Select Physical Therapy and enjoys working with patients of all ages. She brings a high-level of energy and charisma to Carousel and has experience treating a variety of diagnoses including general orthopedics, post-operative rehabilitation, chronic pain, gait and balance dysfunction, vestibular disorders, and athletic injuries. She values the importance of patient education to promote overall wellness and the highest quality of life for all patients. Kennan's areas of interest include a general orthopedic physical therapy with a particular interest in sports medicine and women's health to help patients of all age ranges to maximize the patient's rehab potential for a high quality of life with optimal functioning.
Relocating from the hustle and bustle of Richmond, Virginia, Kennan enjoys a slower pace and spending free time relaxing by the river, paddle boarding, and playing with her dog Cooper.
Crystal Bondurant-Salisbury, PTA
LSVT BIG Certified
Crystal joined Carousel Physical Therapy in May of 2012 after graduating from the ECPI School of Health Sciences Medical Careers Institute with an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to joining Carousel, Crystal was a Certified Nursing Assistant where she found, and fell in love with, the Physical Therapy profession.
Crystal’s interest in physical therapy focuses on the outpatient setting with interests in neurological diagnoses, vestibular rehabilitation, and orthopedics. Her goal is to facilitate the restoration of lost mobility and independence. Crystal feels that one of the most important pieces in the recovery puzzle is the patient, because with a goal in mind, and determination, anything can be possible.
In 2013, Crystal became an American Physical Therapy Association Certified Clinical Instructor and accepts students from Accredited Physical Therapy programs on Clinical Rotations.
In the Summer of 2017, Crystal became Certified in the LSVT BIG® Program. An intensive, amplitude-focused physical therapy approach developed from the principles of the effective Parkinson’s specific speech treatment LSVT BIG®, the LSVT Programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 25 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Crystal is a native of Gloucester, VA, and spends her time with her large family, including her husband and two daughters.
Elizabeth McCarthy, PTA
LSVT BIG Certified
Joining Carousel Physical Therapy in 2020, Elizabeth graduated from ECPI in April 2020 with an Associate’s degree in Physical Therapy. Prior to her PTA designation, Elizabeth graduated from Longwood University in 2017 earning a BSN in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science, where she also played D1 softball.
Elizabeth has numerous interests in the physical therapy field, including geriatrics, specifically those with Parkinson’s, as well as women’s health, and lymphedema treatment for breast cancer survivors. Treating the geriatric population has always been a passion of hers, having grown up with both her Maternal and Paternal grandparents in her teenage years. Just after starting at Carousel, Elizabeth completed her certification in the LSVT BIG® Program. An intensive, amplitude-focused physical therapy approach developed from the principles of the effective Parkinson's specific speech treatment LSVT BIG®, the LSVT Programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 25 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Elizabeth believes an active lifestyle is key to a healthy body and mind, so she is dedicated to lifelong learning to provide the best care possible to help one live that quality of life. This includes carrying on her love of softball through coaching efforts locally as a way of giving back to community and youth programs.
Elizabeth is a native of the Middle Peninsula growing up on the Rappahannock River. She now resides in Reedville and enjoys spending time on the water with family, friends, and her dog, Magnolia.
Kevin Flood, DPT
Joining Carousel Physical Therapy in 2020, Kevin graduated from Methodist University with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2020. Prior to earning his doctorate, he attended Radford University where he received his bachelor's in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the College of Science and Technology. Kevin has numerous interests in the physical therapy field, including treatment of neurological conditions, gait and balance, post-surgical rehabilitation, general orthopedics, and pediatrics.
Kevin was introduced to physical therapy at an early age when his younger brother contracted meningitis while their family was stationed in England. The disease left his brother with mild cerebral palsy and hearing loss in both ears. Despite the medical complications, Kevin's brother defied the odds and regained full use of his arms and legs. "I was able to witness first-hand how physical therapy can improve a patient's bodily function, their level of participation in activities they enjoy, and overall quality of life. That is why I chose to become a physical therapist. I want to help others achieve their goals and improve their quality of life."
Kevin believes that the key to success in physical therapy is patient education and building a relationship with them based on their pain and needs. Understanding what motivates a patient allows him to educate them on how physical therapy will help them achieve their goals and tailor treatment sessions that are meaningful for them.
Kevin is a native of Poquoson, VA and currently resides in White Stone, VA. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys being active outdoors, hiking, playing sports, and spending time with his wife.
Olivia Robertson, PTA
Joining Carousel Physical Therapy in 2021, Olivia graduated from ECPI in July 2021 with an Associate's degree in Physical Therapy. Prior to her PTA designation, Olivia graduated from James Madison University in 2016 earning a BSN in Health Sciences, where she was a member of the co-ed community service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega and was on the Equestrian Team.
Olivia has numerous interests in the physical therapy field, specifically with Parkinson's Disease. Treating the geriatric population has always been a passion of hers, having been blessed to live with both her Maternal and Paternal grandparents, and three great grandmothers.
Olivia grew up volunteering at a therapeutic horseback riding facility, helping her to realize how important it was for her to be involved in therapeutic healthcare services (whether physical, occupational, or speech). However, the deciding factor to spend the rest of her life in physical therapy was realized in her 8th grade school year when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, who is now a survivor.
While in school, she was a Rehabilitation Technician for 2 ½ years at Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital where they had a few physical therapists that were certified in the LSVT BIG® program, allowing her to see the successful outcomes of those with Parkinsons's Disease after they finished the intensive, amplitude-focused program. Seeing this triggered her desire to become certified in that program in the near future to help her be able to treat people who would benefit from the specialized type of physical therapy designed specifically for their needs.
After working for Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, Olivia jumped on the opportunity to cowgirl in Wyoming before returning to school in Richmond to fulfill a lifelong dream as she has ridden and competed horses her entire life.
Olivia is a native of Martinsville, VA, but is now living in Loretto, VA (Essex County) with her Fiancé and her Pit/Lab-mix, Guinness, who along with her fiancé is 'her world'.