MANUAL PHYSICAL THERAPY, INC.

Harley Hudson, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant


Harley graduated from Martin Community College's Physical Therapist Assistant Program in May, 2019. She started her career at MPTI in June 2019. Harley has previous experience in Outpatient, Home Health and Pediatrics Care. She has already completed numerous hours of training and skill advancement under the direction of  Dr. Kelly Senglar-Vitale and the other Doctors of Physical Therapy at MPTI. Harley has begun her  STEP training and the C-STEP certification through the Ola Grimsby Institute and looks forward to completing that certification in 2021. Harley wanted to become a PTA to help others regain their sense of independence and prior level of function. She wants to help her patients achieve a better quality of life. Harley is from Washington, NC and loves spending time on the river with family, friends and her yellow lab Paisley. 

Kathleen Upchurch, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant


Kathleen graduated from Nash Community College's Physical Therapist Assistant Program in May, 2018. She began her career at MPTI in July, 2018. Kathleen had exposure with a variety of patient diagnoses ranging from orthopedic to neurological disorders. She completed training in Aquatic Therapy which has been helpful during her time here at MPTI. She has completed numerous hours of training and skill advancement under the direction of  Dr. Kelly Senglar-Vitale and the other Doctors of Physical Therapy at MPTI. Kathleen has begun her STEP training and the C-STEP certification through the Ola Grimsby Institute and looks forward to completing that certification in 2020. Kathleen became interested in Physical Therapy after her experience in PT from a knee injury which resulted in knee surgery. She fell in love with the PT profession through her own rehabilitation experience. She enjoys being a PTA, where she can use her problem solving skills and create a personal bond with her patients. Kathleen enjoys hiking, kayaking, weight lifting and reading on the porch with her bulldog Judge. 

Jared Knight, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant


Jared graduated from Craven Community College's Physical Therapist Assistant Program in May, 2019. He began his career at MPTI in July 2019. He has already completed numerous hours of training and skill advancement under the direction of  Dr. Kelly Senglar-Vitale and the other Doctors of Physical Therapy at MPTI. Jared has begun his STEP training and the C-STEP certification through the Ola Grimsby Institute and looks forward to completing that certification in 2021. Jared enjoys being outdoors, playing various musical instruments and spending his free time with his dog Roo. 

​​​Melissa Mains, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant


Melissa Mains graduated from Nash Community College's Physical Therapist Assistant Program in May, 2018. She began her career at MPTI in June, 2018. She has completed numerous hours of training and skill advancement under the direction of  Dr. Kelly Senglar-Vitale and the other Doctors of Physical Therapy at MPTI. Melissa has begun her STEP training and the C-STEP certification through the Ola Grimsby Institute.


Erin Grady Griswold, PTA, C-STEP

Physical Therapist Assistant

Certified Clinical Instructor (CCI)


Erin Grady graduated from Nash Community College's Physical Therapist Assistant Program in 2012. She has been with Manual Physical Therapy, Inc. since October 2013. Erin has completed numerous hours of training and skill advancement under the direction of  Dr. Kelly Senglar-Vitale and the other Doctors of Physical Therapy at MPTI. She has also attended several continuing education courses to date in regards to the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, vestibular and balance disorders. Erin has successfully completed the C-STEP certification through the Ola Grimsby Institute. She has also completed training and certification as a Clinical Instructor and proudly provides a clinical learning experience for PTA students. Erin completed her Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences in May 2020.

Manual Physical Therapy, Inc.
3200 Nash St. N Wilson, NC 27896 US
Phone: (252) 243-6784 Website: http://www.manualptinc.com