Meet Our Team

Gabriella Benninger, DPT

Gabbi earned her clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Duquesne University, where she also earned a bachelors of Science and bachelors of health science. During her time at Duquesne, Gabbi was a Division 1 Heptathlete for four years.

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Olivier Chassin, DPT, Cert. DN

Olivier is the co-owner of Orthopedic Physical Therapy Associates and has extensive experience treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. He has a special interest in the treatment of shoulder and spinal injuries in athletes, and is a Running & Gait Analysis specialist. Olivier treats patients at our Wake Forest and Cary locations. Olivier received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, with specialization in Exercise

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Grant Nelson, DPT, Cert. DN

Grant is the co-owner of Orthopedic Physical Therapy Associates and has considerable experience in the treatment of orthopedic injuries as well as balance and vestibular therapy. A North Carolina native, he completed a BS in microbiology with a minor in business management at North Carolina State University. He went on to pursue his graduate degree from Duke University where he earned a

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Alexandra Millay, DPT, CSCS

Alex earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Duke University and bachelors of science in kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Medicine from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has experience treating a wide variety of orthopedic injuries for all ages, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Alex enjoys working with athletes of any sport

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Holly Schmitz, DPT

Holly earned her clinical doctorate in physical therapy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she also earned a bachelors of health sciences. In her years of practice, she has worked at various clinics in New York, Illinois and North Carolina.

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Heather Smith, DPT

Heather Smith DPT is a Wake Forest physical therapist with Orthopedic Physical Therapy Associates. Heather enjoys working with all orthopedic conditions as well as geriatric patients.

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Leigh Taylor, DPT

Leigh earned a clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Shenandoah University, and a BS in exercise science from the University of South Alabama. Leigh discovered physical therapy quite by accident after graduating with her undergraduate degree. She knew little about physical therapy, but learned through experience as a physical therapy aide helping the therapists keep the clinic clean and patients

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Morgan Young, DPT

Morgan earned her clinical doctorate in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine and a bachelors of science in biology and chemistry from Christopher Newport University.

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