Teresa Hale, PT/Founder
Teresa founded Allied Rehab in 1987. Teresa is a graduate of the UNC-CH School of Physical Therapy and has over 30 years of experience in the profession. She specializes in treatment of neck and back pain as well as neuro-rehabilitation for stroke and head injury patients. Teresa finds it most rewarding to teach patients how to help themselves. A long time member of the APTA and NCPTA, she has held leadership roles with the Practice and Finance committees; and has served as a Clinical Instructor for physical therapy students from UNC-CH, ECU, and Nash Community College. A Wake County native, she lives in Wake Forest with husband Matt; and together they have launched 3 children into adulthood. Teresa spends her spare time gardening, cooking, and singing.
Jennifer Keith, PTA
Jennifer is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant who has worked at Allied Rehab since December 1997! Jennifer graduated with an Associate’s in Applied Science from the Physical Therapy Assistant Program in 1991. She enjoys working one-on-one with a variety of teen, adult, or senior physical therapy patients using treatment techniques to restore function. Jennifer can help reduce neck/back/knee pain, offer unique therapeutic exercise, and maximize neuromuscular ability. She believes in treating people how she would like to be treated. Jennifer is married to a local guy, and her daughter is a North Carolina teacher.
Zoe Prime, MS, CCC-SLP
Zoe graduated from Fairfield University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a minor in Psychology. She then graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology. Zoe has experience working with children of all ages and communication disorders, including early intervention and children with multiple handicaps and a variety of medical needs. Zoe has also worked with adults on rehabilitation of swallowing and cognition, as well as the geriatric population with a focus on compensatory strategies for those with dementia. In her spare time, Zoe enjoys staying active by doing yoga, reading, writing, and exploring her new home in downtown Raleigh with her husband.
Megan McGrath, MA, CCC-SLP
Megan graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with her Bachelors of the Sciences degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She continued her education at The University of North Carolina, Greensboro where she received her Masters of the Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Megan has experience working in various settings such as school, clinic, hospital, and private practice with populations including early intervention, school-aged children, young adults, and older adults. Megan had the unique experience of working with an Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) specialist while completing her MA degree and has a special interest of working in this area of the field. Megan’s other professional interests include working with special populations teaching social pragmatics and she has completed research within the field on the effectiveness of using music, movement, and improvisation to promote these abilities. When not working, Megan likes to keep busy with exercise, dance, volunteering, and exploring!
Raluca Nicodim, MS, CCC-SLP
Raluca graduated from California State University of Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders. Prior to pursuing her Master’s, she completed a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program and began working for a pediatric private practice as a licensed SLPA. During that time, she provided services in variety of settings including in homes, daycares, Headstart preschool programs, and in elementary schools. She continued working as a SLPA as she completed her Master of Science in Communicative Disorders from California State University of Northridge. Raluca has experience working with children of all ages and a wide variety of diagnoses and specialized medical needs. She also had the unique experience of working at a multi-disciplinary clinic and has had the ability to collaborate with PT, OT, Child Development, ABA, and psychologists when treating her patients and believes that a multi-disciplinary approach can greatly maximize a patient’s progress. Raluca has experience working with early intervention, AAC, fluency, receptive/expressive language, and pragmatics. She has had experience working with adults and treating speech and swallowing disorders under the supervision of a supervisor in a skilled nursing facility as part of completing her externship during her graduate program. Raluca is happy to call North Carolina her new home, she recently moved from California with her husband and 2 dogs. During her free time, she enjoys being out in nature, spotting wildlife, hiking, going to concerts, checking out new local restaurants, and traveling.
Jenna Sarett, OTR/L
Jenna graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN with her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. She went on to complete her Master of Science in occupational therapy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jenna has experience working with children in a variety of rehabilitation settings. She enjoys working with children to manage behavioral and sensory processing differences, as well as to improve fine, gross, and visual motor coordination. She feels passionate about the importance of intervening early to maximize a child’s potential for success and independence, and believes in fostering skill development through occupation. Jenna played varsity soccer at Rhodes, and continued her career on the club team at UNC during her graduate education. She still enjoys playing soccer with her friends in her spare time. She also loves being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her family and dogs.
Suzanne Dotson, OTR/L
Suzanne graduated from East Carolina University with her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology with a goal to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy. In the process, she learned about occupational therapy where she discovered her true passion and professional home. She continued on at East Carolina University to complete a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Children have always been a part of Suzanne’s life both personally and professionally. She feels strongly that fostering a child’s growth requires space for the child to be themselves and consistent family involvement. She especially enjoys working with children on emotional self-regulation, frustration tolerance within a variety of skills, and sensory processing differences. In her free time, Suzanne is running around in the woods with her husband and daughter, reading science fiction, trying a new plant out in her vegetable garden, or making a fun mess somewhere.
Mikayli Rhoney, DOT, OTR/L
Mikayli graduated from NC State University with her bachelor’s degree in Genetics. She went on to complete her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. Mikayli has experience working in various rehabilitation settings such as outpatient orthopedics, school, sensory clinic, private practice, and hospital with children and adults of all ages. Her professional interests include developing strategies to help with sensory processing differences and helping to facilitate fine motor skills and upper extremity function with infants, children, and adults so that they can better participate in activities at home, school, and work. In her free time, Mikayli enjoys working out, traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with her fiancé, family, and friends.