Jaime Holt, PT, MPT, SCS, CSCS
Co-owner and Sports Orthopedic Physical Therapist
Jaime is the co-owner and founder of Holt Physical Therapy & Performance Training. He received his Master's in Physical Therapy in 1999 from East Carolina University, and has been a physical therapist in the Raleigh area for over 16 years. In addition, Jaime earned a Master's degree in Adapted Physical Education and a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology from East Carolina University, where he was a 4-year letterman on the Men's Tennis Team. Jaime is ana American Physical Therapy Association Board Certified Sports Rehab Specialist, a certification held by only 1400 physical therapists in the United States. In 2012, he became the 21st Physical Therapist trained in Dry Needling in North Carolina, and also became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Over his career, he has rehabilitated and trained athletes in the NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL, PGA, MMA, CrossFit Games and a variety of higher level collegiate and high school athletes. In October 2010, Jaime traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia and Helsinki, Finland to be the Physical Therapist for the 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere with the Carolina Hurricanes and was named the PT for the 2011 NHL All Star Game in Raleigh. Jaime was a physical therapist at The Open in 2012 at Royal Lytham and St. Annes and the 2014 US Open at Pinehurst. Jaime is also an educator with Allied Health Education in Raleigh, NC, has authored and been quoted in several articles for Advance for PT Magazine, was a presenter for www.sportsrehabexpert.com, and was a speaker and moderator at the Friesen Physio Fitness Summits.
Jennifer L. Streeter, PT, DPT
Staff Physical Therapist
An Eastern North Carolina native, Jennifer joins the Holt Physical Therapy team having received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Elon University, and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from East Carolina University. Prior to joining Holt PT, Jennifer worked in a privately owned, out-patient orthopedic clinic in Jacksonville, North Carolina. She is Trigger Point Needling certified, a certified RockTape Provider of Fascial Movement Taping (FMT), and is trained and skilled in running mechanics and performing running analysis.
Jennifer enjoys running, hiking, playing soccer and volleyball, and her passion for physical therapy is devoted to helping people return to a healthy and active lifestyle. She enjoys working with people with varying impairments, however her strong passion and clinical interest is the diagnoses, treatment and prevention of athletic injuries, and mobilization of the shoulder and spine. Her treatment approach includes the appropriate use of manual therapy coupled with therapeutic exercises, patient education, and the implementation of a home exercise plan, which are all vital to successful rehabilitation!
Jennifer is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has career aspirations of completing a residency in either orthopedic or sports therapy.
Jon Haimes, PT, DPT, CSCS
Staff Physical Therapist
Raised in High Point North Carolina, Jon joins the Holt Physical Therapy team having received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012 from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of North Carolina. He completed his orthopedic and sports clinical internship at Champion Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. Additionally, he is dry needling certified, has been an active and published member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2010. Prior to joining the team at Holt PT, Jon worked at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura, Florida as an outpatient orthopedic, neurological, and vestibular specialist as well as a post-operative acute care therapist.
Jon enjoys an active lifestyle and participating in many sports including basketball, ultimate frisbee, and disc golf. He grew up as an avid high school athlete playing soccer, wrestling, and distance running, where he developed his interest in fitness, athletics, and sports performance. Jon enjoys working with people of all levels of physical ability from high caliber athletes to exercise novices and has a true passion for helping people overcome their physical impairments in order to return to their favorite activities without limitation. His comprehensive treatment approach focuses on the restoration of healthy whole-body movement patterns through the targeted use of manual therapies and therapeutic exercise in order to help his patients achieve their rehabilitation goals. He particularly loves helping his patients not only get back to but to exceed their previous personal performance records!
Jon has aspirations of becoming an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Board Certified Sports Rehab Specialist.
Elizabeth Fortener, PT, CSCS
Staff Physical Therapist
Liz is originally from Ohio and received her Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Ohio in 2005. Liz moved to Raleigh in 2008 and worked closely with Jaime Holt for several years at the Athletic Performance Center. She spent the last 3 years doing Travel Physical Therapy and has traveled all over the country practicing Physical Therapy in the outpatient orthopedic setting in 6 different states. She is excited to be returning to Raleigh, and is a great addition to our Holt PT staff.
Liz grew up participating in many sports including soccer, basketball, volleyball, and track. She suffered numerous knee injuries, which eventually led to knee surgery while she was in High School. Having to go through the rehabilitation process is when she decided to become a Physical Therapist. She has a passion for helping athletes of any age return to their sport of choice. She feels that education is one of the most important aspects of any rehabilitation program and includes it in every treatment session.
Liz is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is also a Graston Technique provider, which is a form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and has completed the Kinesiotaping courses by the Kinesiotaping Association.
Katie Letsinger, PT, DPT
Staff Physical Therapist
Katie joins the Holt Physical Therapy team having received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from East Carolina University. She recently moved from Asheville, NC where she worked for a large therapist-owned practice heavily focused on manual therapies including: spinal and peripheral mobilizations/manipulations, soft tissue mobilizations, and muscle energy techniques. She loves working with all orthopedic populations but particularly enjoys treating lower extremity injuries such as the foot and ankle. Katie is a familiar face to the Holt PT family having completed a 10 week clinical rotation in January 2016.
In addition to her love of physical therapy, Katie enjoys running, hiking, spinning, and helping her patients return to an active, heathy lifestyle. She has previously traveled to the Dominican Republic providing free physical therapy to the city of La Romana where she truly discovered her passion for serving others.
Katie is currently working on obtaining her dry needling certification, and has high aspirations to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Board Certified Sports or Orthopedic Rehab Specialist.
Carter Smith, PT, DPT
Staff Physical Therapist
Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Carter received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Appalachian State University. While in physical therapy school, Carter completed an 8 week clinical rotation at Holt Physical Therapy and now joins our team as a staff physical therapist.
Carter is passionate about helping others return to, or begin, an active lifestyle and enjoys working with patients of all fitness levels. He loves running and hiking and has a special interest in treating runners, triathletes, CrossFit athletes and patients with shoulder and knee injuries. His treatment approach involves identifying key impairments in functional movements and treating those impairments through exercise and manual therapy. He seeks to ensure that each patient is an active member in their rehabilitation through patient education and consistency with prescribed exercise programs.
Carter is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He has aspirations of becoming a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist.
Certified Athletic Trainers
Lauren Yaeger, ATC, LAT, CSCS
Licensed Athletic Trainer
Originally from southern Illinois, Lauren joins Holt PT after previously working with the women's softball and dance teams at East Carolina University.
Lauren attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in athletic training from a CAATE accredited program. She went on to serve as a Graduate Assistant at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana while obtaining a Master’s Degree in Sports Performance. While at Ball State, Lauren worked with women’s softball and men's/women's swimming and diving teams, and had the opportunity to travel to NCAA regional tournament with women's softball in 2015.
Lauren is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is also certified in lower extremity Positional Release Therapy and is continuing to take courses in Postural Restoration techniques through the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI).
Kate Carter, ATC, LAT
Kate is from Charlotte, NC and joined the Holt Physical Therapy team after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from East Carolina's CAATE accredited program. She worked with a variety of sports teams at ECU including football, baseball, women's soccer, women’s basketball, tennis and swimming.
Licensed Athletic Trainer
She enjoys rehabilitating patients back to full activity without limitations, and has a special interest in treating acute injuries as well as shoulder and foot and ankle impairments. Kate is a certified and licensed athletic trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA).
Physical Therapy Aides and Personal Trainers
Physical Therapy Aide
Originally from Michican, Heidi has lived and traveled across the US and Europe, living in California, New York, Indiana, Missouri, Alabama, and England. She grew up singing and dancing, which led her to move to California to pursue a career as an entertainer. She performed in shows in California, Las Vegas, New York and also on Princess Cruises. After bilateral hip replacements ended her entertaining career, Heidi came to Jaime Holt for her rehabilitation and quickly developed a passion for health and fitness.
Having been a patient after multiple orthopedic surgeries, Heidi understands what it's like to rehab an injury and can easily relate to those who are fighting through pain. Since Holt PT's inception, Heidi has worked side by side with Jaime as his Physical Therapy Aide, and her compassionate care and positive encouragement makes her an invaluable asset to our team.
Physical Therapy Aide
Chase comes from Yadkinville, NC and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science. Chase is a lifelong athlete who played baseball, basketball, and football throughout childhood and college. During his athletic career, Chase developed a passion for fitness, rehabilitation, and optimizing performance. As a CrossFit coach, Chase especially enjoys treating CrossFit and strength based athletes, but also has a true gift for helping all patient populations achieve their fitness and rehabilitation goals. He is currently applying to physical therapy school, with the hope of staying in North Carolina.
Physical Therapy Aide
Originally from Muncie, Indiana, Jordan joins Holt Physical Therapy after receiving his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science & Pre-Physical Therapy from Ball State University. As a summa cum laude graduate, Jordan spent his undergraduate career as a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant & Home Health Aide.
Jordan enjoys a very active lifestyle that includes ample time in both the gym and the basketball court, as well as hiking the mountains of North Carolina and training for his next half-marathon. He enjoys working with all patient populations, and has a special interest in working with youth athletes. Jordan hopes to start Physical Therapy school in the Fall of 2018.
Leigh Sterrett, CPT & Certified Health Coach
A certified personal trainer since 2002, Leigh's overall emphasis is on functional exercise while creating a fun environment. Although every workout is individually designed, she incorporates a great deal of core and balance work in her clients' programs while building strong, toned bodies. Leigh is also a certified health/nutrition coach. A firm believer that "food is information" to our bodies, Leigh educates her clients on why this is true and how food, along with exercise, has such a positive impact on their overall quality of life.
To schedule your training with Leigh, please contact her at (919) 605-7828 or email@example.com.
Lu Holt, BSN, CPT
Co-Owner and COO
Lu is the co-owner and co-founder of Holt Physical Therapy & Performance Training. She spent most of her life in Miami, Florida and graduated from the University of Miami, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. While at the University of Miami, Lu was awarded an endowed scholarship for excellence in clinical nursing and was also one of two nursing students in Dade County selected for the VA's VALOR clinical residency program. During her time with the VA caring for our nation's Veterans, Lu developed a deep appreciation for military personnel and their families, and makes sure that Holt PT remains a strong supporter and credentialed healthcare provider for those who serve and have served our country. In addition to her background in healthcare, Lu has over 15 years of experience in office management and uses her healthcare and administrative knowledge to run the operations of Holt PT.
Lu grew up playing multiple sports throughout childhood, high school, and college, and still enjoys a very active lifestyle. As a lifelong athlete who has experienced multiple injuries and recovered from numerous orthopedic surgeries, including knee surgery, shoulder surgery, and bilateral hip replacements, Lu understands the hard work involved in rehabbing an injury and getting "back in the game!"
Originally from Hershey Pennsylvania, Lynn joins the Holt Physical Therapy team having received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Lebanon Valley College. Prior to joining the Holt PT staff, Lynn worked in an out-patient orthopedic clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina for 9 years, and as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Coordinator for 10 years. Throughout her 10 year career working in Physical Therapy, Lynn has learned all aspects of both the in-patient and out-patient PT settings, and manages all of the day-to-day responsibilities at Holt Physical Therapy. She enjoys a very active lifestyle that includes swimming, hiking, mud runs, CrossFit and Olympic lifting, and has aspirations of becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as completing her certifications in functional movement-screening (FMS) and Strong First (Kettlebell).
Originally from Buffalo, NY, Karen moved to Raleigh, NC after receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The State University of New York at Plattsburgh and her Master's degree in Counseling Education from East Carolina University. Prior to joining the Holt PT team as part-time scheduling coordinator, Karen worked as a contract specialist for WakeMed and educator at Meredith College. In addition to her experience in counseling and healthcare administration, Karen has a passion for health and wellness and is currently working on her personal training certification.