August 8, 2023 by admin 0 Comments


Penny has been serving as a certified therapy dog at PAT since the beginning for 2023. She has been working hard since she was 11 months old to become the very best therapy dog. She has both her Canine Good Citizen certificate as well as her therapy dog certification. She loves being able to use all of her skills and training to help out during therapy sessions with all the kiddos. She is so excited to meet you all!

May 4, 2023 by admin 0 Comments

Mallory D.

Mallory graduated from Gannon University’s DPT program in Erie, PA in May 2020. A Buffalo native, she was eager to relocate to North Carolina to escape the NY winters. Before joining PAT in 2023, she worked for another pediatric outpatient clinic for 2 years gaining experience and knowledge with the pediatric population. She enjoys the range in being able to work with infants to then school aged children, as well as helping patients and their families achieve milestones/goals. In her free time she enjoys being active, cooing new recipes, reading, and shopping.

June 15, 2022 by admin 0 Comments

Sarah M.

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.

September 16, 2021 by admin 0 Comments

Emily C.

Emily is a graduate of High Point University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She has always had a passion for pediatrics which was inspired by her time in physical therapy as a child. She has experience working with children of various orthopedic, neurological, and developmental abilities.

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.

August 26, 2021 by admin 0 Comments

Sarah S.

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. 

April 26, 2021 by admin 0 Comments

Rachel T.

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. 

January 15, 2021 by admin 0 Comments

Ruth L.

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.

January 15, 2021 by admin 0 Comments

Erin C.

Erin is a physical 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. 

January 15, 2021 by admin 0 Comments

Mackenzie N.

Mackenzie graduated from Elon University’s DPT program in 2015 and was eager to start her career in Pediatric PT at PAT. Mackenzie briefly relocated to Chapel Hill in 2018, while her husband finished graduate school, where she was able to gain experience in early intervention in home, daycare, and community settings. She was excited to return to PAT as the PT director when she moved back to the greater Charlotte area in 2020. Mackenzie currently works in the Huntersville and Mooresville clinics. Mackenzie has completed continuing education for, and takes special interest in, treating infants including Torticollis, Plagiocephaly, Brachycephaly, and developmental delay. Outside of work Mackenzie enjoys cooking, and anything outdoors, with her husband, daughter, and 2 pups!