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 Kevin McAlister, DPT, OCS

 

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  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist

  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy

 

 

Education:

Doctorate Degree, Physical Therapy

Shenandoah University, 2009

 

Masters Degree, Physical Therapy

East Carolina University, Greenville, 2001

 

Bachelors Degree, Biology with an emphasis in Chemistry

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, 1994

 

 

 

Kevin is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and he is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS).   This specialy certification identifies those physical therapists that are committed to clinical excellence in their chosen area. It is obtained only after a strict qualification process followed by successful completion of an 8- hour certification exam administered by the National Board of Medical Examiners. To maintain the certified specialist designation, individuals must re-certify every 10 years. Currently, less than1 % of the physical therapists nation-wide have achieved Board Certified status.

 

Professional Areas of Interest

Kevin has a special interest and experience in working with pediatric orthopedic cases involving conditions such as brachial plexopathies and torticollis. He also has attended specific continuing education courses related to geriatric balance rehabilitation and fall prevention.

Kevin enjoys participating in community education programs and often gives of his time to speak to community groups.  Kevin also enjoys treating sport’s injury cases and has over 10 years experience working on a sports medicine team caring for athletes in Western North Carolina. He has been involved in the development of our vertigo rehabilitation program which has been very successful in restoring patients with chronic and severe vertigo to all functional activities.

 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

  • Clinical Instructor for several universities including Medical College of Georgia, East Carolina University, Belmont College, Georgia State University

  • Specialty Section: Orthopedic

  • NC Physical Therapy Association

 

Personal Interests

Kevin and his wife, Donna, are natives of Transylvania County.  Both are graduates of Rosman High School and Brevard College.  They are very active members of their local church and have a love of working with children and the youth.  They have worked in their church developing, directing and teaching in youth programs of all ages for over 10 years.  They have two children Aly-age 13- and Aaron-age 10.  Aly plays volleyball and soccer, and she loves to sing, dance, and perform in the local theatre group.  Aaron enjoys all sports; especially basketball.  He is an avid fisherman and is working toward his junior black belt in karate.  

The family loves hiking the trails of western NC together, playing with their dog Abby, and pulling for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Kevin and Donna have always dreamt of returning to Brevard to care for their family, friends, and home community.