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Reynolds and Associates Physical Therapy Staff

Physical Therapists

Nancy Reynolds, PT, MEd
Nancy received her Physical Therapy degree from Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY, and a Master’s degree in sports medicine/athletic training from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Her 40 years of physical therapy practice have included work in rural and urban hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health, schools, and teaching. Nancy received the 2011 Excellence in Clinical Practice Award from the NCPTA; a prestigious honor awarded to one clinician in NC each year. Nancy has developed a passionate interest in working with patients with Parkinson's disease. She is certified in PWR! Exercise for Brain Change and the Allied Team Training program through the Movement Disorder Society & National Parkinson Foundation. Her clinic is included in the network directory of UNC's National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence. Outside of her rewarding career, Nancy enjoys creating beautiful pieces of art glass, exercising, and reading.

Janet Snyder, PT
Janet Snyder PT, COMT graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. Since graduation, Janet has worked exclusively in outpatient treatment serving in a variety of settings from small community clinics to large hospital system rehabilitation departments. Over the years, Janet expanded her expertise with study in the McKenzie method of spine treatment. Maitland Manual Therapy, and orthopaedic advanced study. She obtained her OCS certification in 2010 and her Maitland COMT certification in 2013. She has maintained her COMT certification while working closely with orthopedic surgeons from UNC Hospitals and Wake Orthopaedics to learn the most recent clinical guidelines for post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation. Janet originally worked with Reynolds and Associates Physical Therapy from 2007 to 2011 and is elated to have rejoined the excellent staff here in July 2018.

Lindsey Kenny, PT, DPT
Dr. Lindsey Kenny is driven by her belief that age is an asset, not a condition. She helps people thrive in motion (not age in place) through specialized therapy in balance and falls prevention, neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s, and orthopedic injuries. Lindsey has over 10 years of experience and holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Aging from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is certified in PwR!4Life™ for Parkinson’s treatment and the Otago Exercise Program for balance training. Dr. Kenny joined our team in November 2011. Outside the office, she can be found with her handsome husband and 3 young children hiking around and splashing in the Eno River.

Cristina Baric Layne, PT, DPT
Dr. Cristina Layne earned her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Elon University in December 2013. Cristina completed her clinical rotation with us and then joined our physical therapy team in January 2014. Cristina has experience in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient orthopedics. She is interested in pursuing an Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certification. Outside of the clinic Cristina enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, traveling, and running.

Claire McCormick, PT, DPT
Dr. Claire McCormick earned her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Duke University. She then obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duke University, with clinical training at Duke Regional Hospital, WakeMed, and Concentra Medical Center. Dr. Claire McCormick joined us in October 2015. Claire has experience in neurological rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedics, and has a particular interest in Parkinson’s disease. She is certified in LSVT BIG® and PWR!Moves® for the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s. She is also an active member of the Parkinson’s Foundation and Neurology Section of the APTA. Outside of the clinic, Claire stays active by cheering on the Duke Blue Devils, singing in the Choral Society of Durham, exercising, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Ellie Rubin, PT, DPT
Dr. Ellie Rubin Guidice earned her B.A. in Urban Design and M.A. in Historic and Sustainable Architecture from NYU. Her subsequent professional experience focused on skyscraper architecture and urban landscape design. Concerns about the impact of physical disability on community accessibility led to a career change that brought Ellie back to her hometown of Chapel Hill, where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UNC Chapel Hill. She trained at UNC Hospitals, Frye Regional Medical Center, and UNC outpatient clinics throughout the triangle. Ellie’s special interest is in pre- and postsurgical and nonsurgical orthopedic care. Dr. Rubin joined our team in November 2018. Outside of the clinic, Ellie enjoys watching baseball, gardening, and being outdoors with her husband Eddie and boxer dog Chelsea.

Vidya Krishna, PT
Vidya received her Physical Therapy degree from G.S Medical College, Bombay University, India in 1981. Following her clinical training she worked at major hospitals both in an urban and rural setting with a variety of patients. After practicing in India for 12 years, she migrated to the US with her family where she started working at the Health Center at Cornell University. At Cornell, Vidya worked in an outpatient setting and with the Back Injury Program for employees. From 2001-2008 she worked at Duke Regional Hospital in Acute Care. Most recently she was a Physical Therapist at Brookshire Nursing Center in Hillsborough in Subacute Rehab. Vidya has a special interest in working with geriatric patients. Over the years she has gained experience in treating patients with Neurological Disorders and post-surgical Orthopedic Rehabilitation. She continues to provide care in this capacity as a member of Reynolds & Associates Physical Therapy team since Sept 2019.

Meredith Smythe, PT, DPT
Dr. Meredith Smythe earned her B.A. in Dramatic Arts from UNC Chapel Hill. She worked as an English teacher for three years in France and Ecuador. She later earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UNC Chapel Hill. She trained at Triangle Orthopedics/D1 Sports, UNC hospitals, Carol Woods, and the Program of All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly in Burlington. She is certified in the Otago exercise program and completed continuing education on how use yoga poses as therapeutic exercise. Dr. Smythe joined our team in March 2020. Outside the clinic, Meredith enjoys meditation, drawing, speaking other languages, dancing, running, swimming, yoga, gardening, and spending time with her mother and cat.

Office Administration & Billing

Debbie Baker, CPC
Debbie joined us in January of 2011 as our Practice Administration and Billing Manager. She originally worked in computer programming for 10 years after receiving a BS in Computer Science. She then took time out of the work force to raise her 3 children, 1 son and twin girls. Debbie retrained in Health Information Technology, receiving her CPC medical coding certification in 2009. She was a physician medical coder prior to finding her home at Reynolds & Associates PT. As a billing specialist, Debbie communicates extensively with insurance companies and is the primary point of contact for patients' insurance questions, handling all billing matters. She has contributed greatly to improving the overall efficiency of office procedures and billing processes. Outside the office Debbie enjoys spending time playing tennis.

Leanne Tupper, CPC-A
Leanne has been with the Reynolds & Associates team since February of 2018. In March 2019, she received her AAPC certification in Medical Billing and Coding after completing her schooling with Purdue Global. She also holds a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio from 2003. Following that, her career was in the education field for almost 15 years as a kindergarten then preschool teacher and a preschool director/supervisor. Leanne also served for 6 years in the U.S. Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard as a medical technician. When not working, she enjoys time with her husband and son, chasing her black lab mix “Milo”, reading, movies, and exercising.

Physical Therapy Techs: These girls help keep the clinic running smoothly and orderly. In addition to their scheduling and clerical duties, they are available to help wellness participants in understanding exercises, operating equipment, and completing their workout in the facility.

Elizabeth Loftus
Elizabeth is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She will graduate in May 2021 with a double major in Psychology and Exercise and Sports Science. Following graduation, she is planning to earn her DPT. Outside of Clinic and school, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family and two dogs and going to UNC sporting events. She spends the remainder of her free time running.

Kimmie Baxter
Kimmie is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She will graduate in May 2021 with a double major in Exercise and Sports Science and Religious Studies and a minor in Neuroscience. Following graduation she plans to apply to DPT programs. She is a member Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-health honors fraternity. She also serves as the Vice President of the National Residence Hall Honorary. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time with friends.

Sofia Franzoni
Sofia is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She will graduate in May 2022 with a major in Exercise and Sports Science and a double minor in Neuroscience and Health and Society. Following graduation, she is planning to take a gap year to travel before applying to DPT programs. Outside of clinic and school, she also works as a home health CNA and likes to spend the remainder of her free time with her friends and family or enjoying the outdoors.

Abby Kunz
Abby is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She will graduate in May 2022.


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