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North Charleston Office


Ross Curnett, DPT

Ross Curnett, DPT, OMT-C

A Rhode Island native, Ross migrated south to Charleston, SC in 2001 to pursue a B.S. in Exercise Science at the College of Charleston. After graduation in 2005, he enrolled at the Medical University of South Carolina and earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2008. In addition, he earned a Orthopedic Manual Therapy certificate from MUSC in 2013.

In 2010, Ross’s long time dream and vision came to life with the birth of Atlas Physical Therapy in Summerville, SC. Since its inception, Atlas has grown to three locations in the Lowcountry and proudly strives to be the leader in outpatient therapy services. Ross is the lead physical therapist and clinical director of the North Charleston clinic and specializes outpatient orthopedics with special interests in manual therapy with emphasis on spinal manipulation and trigger point dry needling.

Ross also has considerable experience with post operative shoulder and knee rehab and has observed multiple surgical procedures (rotator cuff repair, ACL reconstruction and general shoulder / knee arthroscopy).

Ross spends his free time enjoying an active Lowcountry life with his wife Jamie, two young sons, and their dog Izzy.

Diane O'Brien, PTA

Diane O’Brien, PTA

Diane grew up in New York and earned her Bachelor of Arts in elementary education at L.I. University Southampton Campus. In 1998 she and her husband relocated to sunny Charleston to escape the brutal winters up north.

As an avid soccer player, Diane always had a great interest in sports medicine. In 2001, she earned an associate’s degree as a physical therapist assistant from Trident Technical College and has been working in the outpatient setting for over 12 years and joined the Atlas team in 2011.

 

Stephen McGuigan, PTA

Stephen McGuigan, PTA

A South Carolina native, Stephen grew up in Columbia, South Carolina with his mother, father, and twin brother, Mark. He moved to Charleston in 2005 where he completed his Bachelors of Art in Biology at The College of Charleston in 2009.

After graduation, Stephen enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Trident Technical College earning summa cum laude praise upon completion of his Associate’s in Health Science.

Stephen joined the Atlas Physical Therapy team in 2015 where he enjoys the fast past environment focusing on post-surgical shoulder, knee, and hip rehabilitation.

In his free time, Stephen enjoys the Charleston lifestyle with his wife Leander and their Pitbull mix Camden. He has involved himself in many projects for their new home located in Hanahan, South Carolina and enjoys the beach, exercising, and sporting events.

 

Summerville Office


Tom Welsh, DPT

Tom Welsh, DPT, CSCS

Tom Welsh is a Lead Physical Therapist and Clinic Director of our Summerville location.

Tom treats his patients with a unique combination of orthopedic and biomechanical analysis. He has an extensive manual therapy skill set with a specialization in trigger point/functional dry needling. He himself has an athletic background having experience in playing competitive baseball, football, lacrosse, power lifting and wrestling throughout school.

In 2007, He completed his bachelor's degree in Applied Exercise Science with strong concentrations in Strength and Conditioning and Personal Training (Springfield College,MA). After his internship as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist in the NFL, Tom received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Upstate Medical University in 2010. He was also a co-founder of a strength and conditioning facility for young athletes while in PT school and is formally a USA Weightlifting Club Coach.

Tom prides himself on implementing cutting edge, evidence based treatment with a priority emphasis in quality of care. He uses a combination of strong manual techniques and extensive knowledge of exercise to remedy a variety of conditions from waking up with a stiff neck to rehabilitating major surgery.

Mount Pleasant Office


Nathan Jones, DPT, CSCS

Nathan Jones, DPT, CSCS

Originally hailing from the mountains of Colorado, Nathan joined the Marine Corps out of high school and ultimately ended up stationed in Georgia. After the military, Nathan earned a B.S. in exercise science in 2013, then migrated to Charleston to attend MUSC’s physical therapy program. While finishing his doctorate of physical therapy in 2016, Nathan became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Nathan spends most of his free time in various gyms and weight rooms, and has competed in powerlifting, strongman, and Crossfit, earning several wins and a North Carolina tire deadlift state record.

Caroline Carson, DPT, OCS

Caroline Wheeler, DPT, OCS

Caroline Wheeler is a Physical Therapist at Atlas PT in Mount Pleasant.

Caroline received her undergraduate education from Clemson University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in health sciences. In 2008, she earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from MUSC and began practicing outpatient orthopedics.

She is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the Board of Physical Therapy Specialities and a Kinetacore certified trigger point dry needling provider. Special interests in treatment approach include manual therapy, trigger point dry needling and creating evidence based treatment programs based on current research.

She is experienced in treating operative and non-operative orthopedic conditions as well as migraines, chronic pain, TMJ dysfunction and stroke rehab. Her approach to treatment is manual based and focuses on clean, functional movement patterns followed with specific corrective exercise.

Caroline and her husband Sam live in West Ashley with their two year old son, Cohen, 13-year-old chocolate lab Bosco, and cat Avis. They enjoy hiking, Clemson sports, running, good music and any outdoor adventure. Caroline and her husband are originally from Clemson, SC.

 

Isabel Bosso, DPT, LMT, CSCS

Isabel Bosso, DPT, LMT, CSCS

Isabel Bosso is a physical therapist and clinic director of Atlas Physical Therapy of Mt Pleasant.

She attended Clemson University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science. She then furthered her education and training by becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and received her Massage Therapy license at Trident Technical College. Isabel then attended the University of St. Augustine where she earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is actively licensed in massage therapy, personal / group training, as well as physical therapy.

Isabel specializes in orthopedic and spinal conditions with an emphasis on manual therapy through the use of trigger point dry needling, soft tissue treatments, and joint mobilization / manipulation. She incorporates the use of corrective exercise and movement patterns using assessments such as the Functional Movement Scale and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment to ensure appropriate return to sports and recreational activities.

Isabel is originally from the Charleston area and lives in Mt Pleasant with her husband Josh. She is a runner and rock climber with an appreciation and love for all forms of exercise and sports.

 

 

 

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