Shawn Taylor, PT
Shawn started Taylor Rehab in 1999 in an office in downtown Mooresville. He expanded his practice to a second location in the Mooresville Gateway in 2001. With the growth of his practice he moved the downtown office to a larger office in Morrison Plantation in 2006. Shawn continues to work hands-on in the clinic in addition to overseeing the two locations. He has a broad knowledge base in all areas of outpatient physical therapy. His expertise is on manual therapy techniques to restore function of the spine and extremities.
Shawn graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1994. He also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida in 1987. He played tennis at the University of Florida and was the 4 time all South Eastern Conference selection. Shawn played on the professional tennis circuit in 1987.
Shawn is married and has three children. He continues to enjoy playing tennis, sport fishing, hiking, traveling, and running to stay fit.
Kristine Fedorka, PT
Kristine graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 1989. She has worked exclusively in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine throughout her career. She is a certified clinical instructor and has participated with several Universities mentoring student physical therapists. Kristine has completed numerous continuing education courses with emphasis on utilizing manual techniques to address mechanical dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system. She enjoys working with post-operative recovery, repetitive injuries, sports related injuries, and injury prevention incorporating supportive techniques like Graston and kinesiotaping.
Kristine has a broad knowledge of various fitness activities including; cross fit training, pilates, yoga, weight training, running, cycling and swimming. She is a PADI certified scuba diver; enjoys hiking, cycling, camping, and most other outdoor activities. She has 2 children who both participate in competitive athletics. Her husband competes regularly in triathlons and is a 2 time Ironman.
Janet Taylor, PT
Janet graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1994. Janet also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Emory University in 1987. While at Florida International University Janet and Shawn met. After graduating they began their lives together as traveling therapists, giving them the opportunity to enjoy traveling across the United States while beginning their careers in physical therapy. After settling in NC in 1998 Janet encouraged Shawn to open Taylor Rehab allowing him to utilize both has business and physical therapy degrees. Janet then spent time at home raising their family and currently works part time. Janet enjoys working with a variety of patient populations. She has taken many continuing education courses and most recently training in spinal and joint mobilization from Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars.
Janet has enjoyed raising their 3 children and spending time with both family and friends. Janet has a life long love of running and has run numerous marathons. She also enjoys yoga, hiking, traveling and spending time outdoors.
Annie Meske-Karns, MPT
Annie Meske-Karns, MPT, was born and raised in Pennsylvania, finished her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at Andrews University in Michigan in 1991, and now calls Mooresville, North Carolina, “home.” She has lived in Mooresville with her husband and three children for over 20 years.
Annie began her clinical experience in an orthopedic spine center in Michigan before moving to North Carolina. In North Carolina, she worked as an outpatient orthopedic clinician, hospital-based, for the next eleven years. She then joined the staff of Taylor Rehab. She has taught college laboratory courses to physical therapy students, has acted as a clinical instructor, has attended numerous continuing education courses with an emphasis on orthopedic manual treatment techniques, and is certified to perform dry needling with patients. Professionally, she enjoys treating orthopedic spine disorders focusing on manual techniques combined with exercise, education, and modalities.
Personally, she enjoys time with her family, gardening, and water activities on Lake Norman.
Melissa Bell, PT, DPT
Melissa joined the Taylor Rehab team in December 2013. She attended Clemson University where she received a Bachelors of Science in Health Science. She then attended East Carolina University where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During her time at ECU, Melissa was a graduate assistant to Dr. Leslie Allison, PT, Ph.D., assistant professor specializing in geriatrics and fall prevention research. As a graduate research assistant she helped coordinate and run a free fall risk assessment clinic in the community. Her doctoral research was in the field of geriatric fall prevention and she was a co-winner of the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association 2011 Fall Conference student research poster presentation for development of a patented innovative clinical fall risk assessment tool. Melissa also took several special topics courses while at East Carolina, including in depth training in vestibular and balance disorders.
Melissa enjoys treating a variety of patient populations including geriatrics, spine pain, vestibular disorders, general orthopedics and sports injuries. She has completed extensive continuing education including training in spinal and peripheral joint mobilization from Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars. She is also credentialed through the American Academy of Manual Therapy (AAMT) in Dry Needling. Additionally she is certified in Graston Technique instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and is trained in Kinesio Taping with the Kinesio Taping International Association.
Melissa lives in Mooresville, North Carolina with her husband Cameron. They both enjoy staying active through cycling, running, hiking, and kayaking Lake Norman.
Clint Serafino, PT
Clint joined the team at Taylor Rehab in February 2017. He graduated from Winston-Salem State University in the inaugural Doctorate in Physical Therapy cohort. During his tenure at WSSU, he completed The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, which provided physical therapy screenings to underserved communities in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
While working with outpatient and acute care populations at Carolinas Healthcare System in Shelby, NC, Clint developed a passion for manual therapy, mechanotherapy, and spine pain patients. Clint is a chronic pain and manual therapy specialist; and, he has been credentialed through the American Academy of Manual Therapy (AAMT) in Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Dry Needling. Clint holds a Diploma in Osteopractic Physical Therapy, a 9-course series specializing in cutting-edge manual therapy such as myofascial cupping and instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization, as well as application of the best clinical evidence for differential diagnosis of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
He is currently completing an APTA-accredited Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy through the AAMT culminating in March 2017, at which time he will earn recognition from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists as a Fellow (FAAOMPT). As part of this fellowship, Clint has authored evidenced reviews of myofascial cupping mechanisms and the application of dry needling for Bell’s Palsy. He has also presented lectures at Wingate University, Winston-Salem State University, and the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association Triad District meeting regarding the vital role of mechanotherapy in the practice of evidence-based physical therapy.
Clint currently resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Tara, and dog, Kona.
Stephanie McNamara, PT
Stephanie graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Florida after completing her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. Like many physical therapists, she discovered the profession through injuries of her own while playing high school soccer. With her collegiate soccer career derailed, she took steps to pursue a doctorate in the profession she came to love. Certified in Dry Needling and pursuing a certification in Spinal Manipulation through the American Academy of Manual Therapy (AAMT), Stephanie is constantly seeking to further her knowledge and skills as a physical therapist.
Stephanie has lived in North Carolina since 2015 and enjoys all outdoor activities. She enjoys hiking, weight lifting and yoga and is an active participant at a local Cross Fit box.
Kristen Hawbaker-Sauers, PT
Kristen was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania. She attended Central Pennsylvania College receiving her Associates in Applied Science in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program. After graduation she lived in Florida for 10 years, her first 2 years as a PTA were in an Outpatient Facility where they focused on the McKenzie Method of treatment. Kristen then worked with Geriatrics doing Home Health, and she stayed with that company for 8 years. In 2013 she moved to North Carolina and joined the Taylor Rehab team.
Kristen has been married for 10 years and has 3 girls including a set of twins. She enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and other activities such as Boot Camp classes, running, cycling, hiking, and weight training,