Sanford Physical Therapists

MaryEllen Axner

MaryEllen received her B.S. in  Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 1988.  She  received a M.S. in Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of  Health Professions in 2002, and received a PhD. in Orthopedic and Sports Physical therapy from Rocky Mountain in 2018.  MaryEllen  is co-owner of a private practice in North Carolina and building the  framework necessary to allow for clinical-based research.  She has a  special interest in Aquatic Physical Therapy and develops aquatic  protocols for orthopedic and sport specific conditioning programs. Interests outside physical  therapy include physical activity with the family, good food, good  movies, fashion and reading. 

Farrah Ashley

Farrah obtained a Masters in Physical Therapy  degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2001.  She  is a Sanford native and has been with Kinetic since 2001.  Farrah  special interest lies in lumbrosacral dysfunction and total joint  replacement rehabilitation.  Farrah utilizes myofascial release  techniques to assist with pain relief. Farrah’s personal interests  include spending time with her family and traveling, especially to the  North Carolina coast. 

Nicholas Myles

Nick graduated in 2005 with a  Masters of Physical Therapy degree from Thomas Jefferson University in  Philadelphia.  Nick is originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania.  He  moved to North Carolina in 2005.  Nick has specialized in out patient  physical therapy services since 2005. He enjoys spending time with his  family, running, biking, golf, and other sports. 

Anthony Markham

Anthony graduated from the University of North  Carolina Chapel Hill in 2002.  During the course of his career, he has  worked in a variety of settings, with a varied patient population.  He  brings his experiences as a recreational marathon runner and exercise  enthusiast into the clinic environment. He challenges his patients to  reach their maximum potential.  Anthony is a local native and he enjoys  spending time with family and friends and exploring the rapidly changing  Triangle area. 

Kristy Angell

Kristy graduated from Campbell University with her doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017. Originally from Sanford, she enjoys the small town life and wanted to give back to her rural community. She is passionate about vestibular and preventative therapy. Her interest include spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, and going to the beach. 

Colleen Karner

Colleen graduated from Fayetteville Tech in 2012 as a Physical Therapist  Assistant and has worked in the outpatient setting since that time.  Originally from Massachusetts, she moved to Sanford in 2008 after  enjoying the experience of travel offered through her husband's military  career. Colleen's areas of special interest include orthopedic and  pediatric care. Her interests include hiking, yoga and paddleboarding.   

Kaitlyn Keefer

Kaitlyn graduated from Chatham University, located in the great city of Pittsburgh PA, with her doctorate of physical therapy in 2013. She is originally from Rockwood PA. Kaitlyn enjoys working with geriatric patients with neurological and orthopedic impairments. Kaitlyn is an avid Pittsburgh Steeler and Penguin fan. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.