Aquatic & Land Based Physical / Occupational Therapy

Kernersville, NC

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Our Therapist

Thomas Fish, PT, BS, Owner

Tom Fish received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Winston-Salem State University in 2001. After graduation, he worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings while providing orthopedic, neurological, and sports rehabilitation, and acute patient care. In 2003, he established Kernersville Rehab Specialists, an independent outpatient rehabilitation facility to serve patients in Kernersville and the surrounding triad area.

Tom is highly effective in treating patients of all ages, and having widely varying rehabilitation needs. He provides therapy for pre- and post-orthopedic surgeries, neck and back pain, chronic pain syndromes, neuropathy, postural dysfunction, stroke, neurological conditions, sports rehab, and balance and fall prevention. Tom also specializes in manual therapies utilizing Maitland spinal and joint mobilizations, and using the McKenzie spinal approach.

Tom's clinical expertise has developed through the combination of formal physical therapy education and his vast range of patient experience. Tom continues to study developing advancements in the field of Physical Therapy, and pursues specialty certifications. Recent seminars and certifications include: NDT Based Aquatic Therapy, Mainland-Australian Approach seminars #1-4, Maitland UK Spinal Manipulation, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist 1, Vestibular/Balance Assessment, and the Athletic Neck and Back Pain Symposium. In addition, he has over fourteen years of practical experience in nutrition and physiology gained while participating in competitive bodybuilding, during which time he competed in thirty four events.

As both owner and a treating therapist in the practice, Tom strives to combine both formal knowledge and practical experience to better serve all his patients. He has had the opportunity to help patients ranging from professional to amateur athletes, patients with trauma to the more "routine" injuries, those with sudden acute to more chronic medical conditions, temporary to permanent disabilities, as well as the neighbor next door. With every patient, Tom continues to stress the importance of providing the highest quality, personalized care possible in order to achieve the best results attainable for each patient.

Cynthia Leanne Fish, OTR/L, BS, Co-Owner

Leanne Fish received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Winston-Salem State University in 2002. She began her Occupational Therapy career specializing in pediatrics--treating physically and developmentally disabled children in both school and clinic based settings. She completed advanced training in Sensory Integration while working at Pediatric Therapy Network in Los Angeles along with protégés of renowned expert Jean Ayers.

Leanne Fish received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Winston-Salem State University in 2002. She began her Occupational Therapy career specializing in pediatrics--treating physically and developmentally disabled children in both school and clinic based settings. She completed advanced training in Sensory Integration while working at Pediatric Therapy Network in Los Angeles along with protégés of renowned expert Jean Ayers.

To provide patients with the best care possible, Leanne actively pursues newly developing therapy concepts and techniques through participation in continuing education opportunities. This focus on life-long learning complements her experience in the "tried and true" hands-on approach to rehab.

Leanne has earned the trust and respect of her patients and leading triad physicians for her compassion and motivating positive encouragement during therapy, and her reputation for delivering highly effective and successful, quality patient care.

Elizabeth Storholt, DPT

Elizabeth Storholt received her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Elon University in 2008 with a strong emphasis in evidence-based therapy and differential diagnosis. She immediately joined the KRS rehabilitation team as a staff Physical Therapist.

Liz is a patient-oriented, skilled therapist providing orthopedic, neurologic, aquatic, sports rehabilitation and manual therapies to the pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. She is quite adept at encouraging patients to exert maximum effort to get best possible results from their therapy program. She enjoys helping patients understand their conditions and the rehabilitation process through providing patient and family education.