Sarah graduated from High Point University with her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science, and continued on at High Point University to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She had the opportunity to complete an outpatient pediatric clinical internship with Propel Pediatric Therapy to gain more pediatric therapy experience before completing her schooling. Sarah also completed clinical rotations with neurological patients giving her a deeper understanding of various conditions. She has always enjoyed working with children and found a passion in physical therapy after spending a week working alongside physical therapists on a mission trip in Mazatlan, Mexico.
Emily has lived in North Carolina her entire life and currently resides in Greensboro with her fiancé and 4-legged, furry child. She enjoys leading an active and healthy lifestyle.
Sarah Sedaghat has been with PAT since August 2021. She graduated from East Carolina University where she focused her studies and research on pediatrics with an emphasis on Cerebral Palsy. She completed her pediatric field work at an outpatient clinic in Raleigh where she saw a variety of children including children with torticollis, children who toe walk and children with neurologic diagnoses. Sarah loves the opportunity to be creative with treatment, work in a multi-discipline environment and have the opportunity to be a part of a child’s development.
Rachel has been with PAT since March 2021 after graduating from Wingate University in 2020. She completed 2 pediatric rotations while at Wingate University and fell in love working with the pediatric population and utilizing child-led play, having worked with a variety of patient populations including: torticollis, toe walkers, delayed walking, gross motor delay, and neurological diagnoses. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys drawing/painting, playing soccer, and hanging out with her fiancé and 2 dogs.
Dr. LaRoche graduated from the University of St Augustine in 2007 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. After graduation, Ruth moved to Charlotte and started working as a pediatric physical therapist in the home health setting. She has extensive experience in the treatment of children in early intervention, children with complex medical diagnoses, and adaptive equipment prescription. Ruth has experience with ordering specialized equipment including orthotics, wheelchairs and gait trainers, and performing home modification evaluations. Ruth has completed a variety of continuing education courses including pediatric kinesiotaping, durable medical equipment prescription, care and treatment of premature babies and their families, the neonatal ribcage, and management of spasticity in cerebral palsy. Ruth completed her training to become a certified clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2015. Ruth enjoys spending time outdoors, running, and playing with her daughters.
Erin is a therapist who graduated from ECU in 2010. After working for 2 years in Adult Neurological population she transitioned to Pediatrics. She has been with PAT since late 2014. She has a passion for working with kiddos and absolutely loves the infant population. She has taken classes in NDT, TMR for torticollis, orthotic selection and shoe wear and toe walking treatment. When she isn’t working, she enjoys being home with her pup, Toebee who is a sweet, snuggly white ball of fluff.
Mackenzie joined PAT in 2016 after graduating from Elon University’s DPT program. Following getting married, she briefly relocated to Chapel Hill in 2018, where she was able to gain experience in early intervention. Mackenzie was excited to return to PAT in 2020 when she moved back to the greater Charlotte area, and she currently works in the Mooresville and Huntersville clinics. Mackenzie has completed continuing education, and takes special interest, in the following areas: Torticollis, Plagiocephaly/Brachycephaly, early intervention, total motion release, and toe walking. Outside of work Mackenzie enjoys cooking, and anything outdoors with her husband, daughter, and 2 pups!