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Indian Trail/ Matthews

  • Location:1001 Van Buren Avenue, Suite 3 | Indian Trail, NC 28079

  • Contact: Ph. 704-628-6053 | Fax 704-628-6702

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    • Joe Tedesco

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        Joe is a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Duke University, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Athletic Trainer, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has also completed advanced training in Trigger Point Dry Needling through Myopain Seminars.

        Joe focuses on movement dysfunction, optimizing biomechanics via diverse manual therapy techniques in conjunction with therapeutic exercise to correct kinetic chain flaws. His career passions include evidence based functional rehabilitation and spinal stability as it relates to correcting movement dysfunction for sports performance, job demands, and weight management. Joe has treated athletes from pediatric to professional, including pro and amateur golfers, triathletes, distance runners, cyclists, gymnasts, Olympic track athletes, lacrosse and soccer players, collegiate and pro football, baseball, hockey, and basketball players, Crossfit athletes, weekend warriors, ballerinas, and Broadway performers. He also served on the Athletic Training staff for the Florida Gator men's basketball team.

        He currently serves as a sports medicine advisor for Union and Mecklenburg County high schools sports, Extreme Ice, Porter Ridge Athletic Association, Mint Hill Athletic Association, Charlotte Soccer Academy, Jami Masters School of Dance, Crossfit Indian Trail, Crossfit S3, and Ultimate Crossfit.

        Joe is always a student and seeks the most current treatment advances for his patients. From knee replacements, ACL reconstructions, Tommy John elbow reconstructions, and pediatric growth plate injuries, he uses this knowledge to create patient-specific, sport/athlete-specific, year-round training/injury prevention programs according to age, previous injuries, competition level, position, energy system and work:rest requirements. He will also address nutritional intake to optimize your training and injury recovery.

        Whether it's learning to walk, training to run the Boston Marathon, or making the climb up Mt. Everest, Joe promises you a dedication to excellence and unsurpassed devotion to helping you achieve your goals.

    • Carla Kay Pegram

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        Carla Kay earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Wingate University. Prior to that she attended North Carolina State University and received her Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and Marketing with a minor in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism.

        Growing up in Henderson, NC – Carla Kay played several sports for Southern Vance High School. She was a letter winner for the varsity basketball, soccer and tennis teams for the Raiders. Before attending Wingate, Carla Kay worked for the Carolina Mudcats Baseball program and worked as the Recreation Supervisor in her hometown. She would also coach and officiate youth soccer and teach private tennis lessons. Currently, Carla Kay is participating in powerlifting after discovering her love of the sport while in graduate school . She continues to perfect her technique and looks forward to starting competition training soon.

        Carla Kay is passionate about youth athletics and strength training with young athletes. She believes that efficient movement patterns with resistance training and sprint mechanics build a strong athletic foundation. Carla Kay has dedicated herself to promoting education to youth athletes and their families on topics ranging from concussion care in sport, improved athletic performance and proper nutrition planning for athletes.

        Outside of work, Carla Kay enjoys hiking, fishing, and anything that involves being outdoors. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and is a die hard NC State Wolfpack fan!!!!

    • Thomas Childers

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        Thomas joins the Architech Sports team after graduating with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University. Prior to studying at ECU, Thomas attended UNC Charlotte where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training.

        With his educational and clinical experience in both physical therapy and athletic training, Thomas has developed a passion for helping individuals not only return to the field, but also addressing any underlying impairments to prevent further injury and prepare them to perform at the highest level.

        Outside of the clinic, Thomas enjoys spending time with his fiancé Carey, throwing ball with his golden retriever Kenly, and staying active whether it be working out or playing golf. Being a lifelong sports fan, he enjoys supporting the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte 49er athletics, and his fiancés Tar Heels.

    • Cristian Black

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        Cristian earned her Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training with a minor in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Cristian had the opportunity to work with all Division 1 athletes while at UNCW and assisted local Wilmington high school sports. Post graduation, she moved to Statesboro, GA where she worked as an Athletic Trainer for Optim Healthcare in both the secondary school and junior college setting.

        Following her time in southeast Georgia, Cristian accepted an Intern Athletic Trainer position with UNC Charlotte. While at Charlotte, Cristian was able to further develop her acute injury management, injury prevention, evaluation and treatment skills to provide the highest level of care to the 49ers football and men's/women's golf teams. Cristian is excited to be apart of Architech Sports team. She looks forward to working with the youth athletes of the greater Charlotte area and seeing them achieve their athletic goals.

        Cristian is a native of Matthews and is a graduate of Butler High School (Go Bulldogs!) She enjoys spending time with friends and family, Food Truck Friday's and supporting her Seahawks, Niners and Carolina Panthers.

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