Meet Our Team

Kaela Bellefeuil, DPT, OCS

Kaela earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Winston-Salem State University and a BS in exercise science from Pfeiffer University, where she played four years of basketball.  She played two previous years while she studied at Meredith College. In addition, Kaela finished the Orthopedic Certified Specialist Residency Program at Arcadia University in 2021. She enjoys working with a wide variety

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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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Jaime DelGenio, DPT, Cert. DN

Jaime earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Buffalo, with special interest and internship experience in Strength and Conditioning. She then went on to study at Franklin Pierce University in Arizona, where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She spent 2 years working with active duty members of the military community, helping them to

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Michael Holt McPherson, DPT

Holt earned his clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Duke University, and attended Georgia Tech as an undergrad. When he was at Tech, he ran track and earned All-ACC honors in Long Jump. Holt has clinical interests in sports, running, and spine conditions. In his free time he chases his young children around and when time permits he squeezes in

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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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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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