Physical Therapy and Performance Lab

Our Staff

Abby Douek

Abby Douek

OWNER / PT / MPT

Over the past 15 years, Abby has worked closely with athletes ranging from grade school to professional level, including the Olympic level. Her experiences and course work over the years have allowed her to develop a strong knowledge in manual therapy, exercises for injury prevention and recovery and perfecting form for recreational and competitive activities. Through extensive treatments and watching hundreds of runners and triathletes at various levels, she has become known for gait analysis and correction. She has come to realize that correction of form and muscle imbalances are crucial to not only recovering from injury but preventing them from happening again...

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Kari Smith

Kari Smith

PT, DPT

Kari spent five years working in an outpatient orthopedic shoulder clinic developing a strong foundation of manual therapy skills related to the shoulder girdle, as well as the cervical and thoracic spine. Here, she participated in clinical research aimed to develop new techniques in shoulder rehabilitation, and she gave multiple presentations to her professional peers regarding physical therapy treatment of shoulder pathologies including glenohumeral joint instability, rotator cuff tears/repairs, and scapulothoracic joint dysfunction. At Run Raleigh PT, Kari incorporates dry needling and manual therapy techniques to address biomechanical dysfunction...

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Brian Lesesky

Brian Lesesky

PT, MPT, CMTPT

He attended NC State University where he obtained a degree in Business Management.  After working in sales, he discovered his true professional calling in the area of physical medicine. Brian received his Masters in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University in 2006 and focused in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. He is now skilled in a variety of techniques to facilitate improved body mechanics, increase strength and reduce pain. Most recently Brian set his focus on the science and relief of myofascial and trigger point pain by obtaining his certification as a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT). Knowing these specifics allow Brian to...

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Carol Dubbels

Carol Dubbels

PT, MPT, CSCS

Carol Dubbels has been a practicing physical therapist since 2006. She attended Iowa State, receiving a bachelor’s degrees in community and regional planning in 2001, but quickly discovered that planning was not her professional calling. She returned to school to complete her Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 2006. Since graduating, she has worked in several orthopedic clinics, including a spine specialty clinic and a sports performance clinic. She has experience in 2D and 3D gait analysis, force plate analysis, as well as extensive manual therapy training in muscle energy, myofascial, strain/counter-strain...

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Claire Little

Claire Little

PT, MPT

Claire's primary goal of treatment is to guide her patients toward independence with self care and symptom management by teaching them the proper tools and exercises. One of her strengths is the ability to teach her patients WHY they are doing particular exercises, and HOW they got injured in the first place. She also finds the primary source of the chain of dysfunction, to improve long term success. Claire has worked with runners, triathletes, cyclists, and athletes of multiple other sports. She also has a background with pre- and post-partum related low back pain patients, TMD (temporomandibular dysfunction), neck and shoulder pain, and amputees...

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Angela Angeles

Angela Angeles

PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST

Angela is a wellness coach, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor and loves sharing her joy for movement and wellness. She's a Raleigh transplant via Oakland, California, and grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Angela is a graduate from American University and played Division I field hockey for 4 years. As a fitness trainer, her training philosophy and approach emphasizes the mastery of fundamental movement patterns. She helps her clients identify muscular imbalances, improve posture, develop mobility and sound mechanics, and ultimately build strength by using functional movement exercises. As a wellness coach, she believes that behavior change...

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