Our Therapists


Thomas Fish

Thomas Fish, PT, CCI, BS, Owner

Tom Fish received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Winston-Salem State University in 2001. After graduation, he worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings while providing orthopedic, neurological, and sports rehabilitation, and acute patient care. In 2003, he established Kernersville Rehab Specialists, an independent outpatient rehabilitation facility to serve patients in Kernersville and the surrounding triad area.

Tom is highly effective in treating patients of all ages, and having widely varying rehabilitation needs. He provides therapy for pre- and post-orthopedic surgeries, neck and back pain, chronic pain syndromes, neuropathy, postural dysfunction, stroke, neurological conditions, sports rehab, and balance and fall prevention. Tom also specializes in manual therapies utilizing Maitland spinal and joint mobilizations, and using the McKenzie spinal approach.

Tom's clinical expertise has developed through the combination of formal physical therapy education and his vast range of patient experience. Tom continues to study developing advancements in the field of Physical Therapy, and pursues specialty certifications. Recent seminars and certifications include: NDT Based Aquatic Therapy, Mainland-Australian Approach seminars #1-4, Maitland UK Spinal Manipulation, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist 1, Vestibular/Balance Assessment, and the Athletic Neck and Back Pain Symposium. In addition, he has over fourteen years of practical experience in nutrition and physiology gained while participating in competitive bodybuilding, during which time he competed in thirty four events.

As both owner and a treating therapist in the practice, Tom strives to combine both formal knowledge and practical experience to better serve all his patients. He has had the opportunity to help patients ranging from professional to amateur athletes, patients with trauma to the more "routine" injuries, those with sudden acute to more chronic medical conditions, temporary to permanent disabilities, as well as the neighbor next door. With every patient, Tom continues to stress the importance of providing the highest quality, personalized care possible in order to achieve the best results attainable for each patient.

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Shawn Carey, PT

Shawn Carey is a holistic, outcomes oriented practitioner of evidence based physical therapy with over 24 years of experience. Shawn acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in 1993. After graduation he worked in acute outpatient and work hardening clinic in Winston Salem and since that time has provided physical therapy services in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health, and outpatient clinics through the triad for patients ages 3 and up with orthopedic, neurological, pediatric and geriatric populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Shawn is especially effective treating acute and chronic pain syndromes, postural and movement dysfunction, vestibular impairment, prosthetics as well as all your general PT needs.

Shawn has attended extensive post graduate studies focused to the chronic pain patient and include: FOUNDATIONS OF ORTHOPAEDIC PHYSICAL THERAPY, the historical development of manual and manipulative therapies including Hippocrates, Ambrose Pare, Andrew Taylor Still-founder of osteopathic medicine, Cyriax, Mennell, Maitland, Kaltenborn, Paris, McKenzie, Erhard & Bowling, as well as movement and postural dysfunctions, regional pain syndromes presented by Shirley Sahrman, PHD, PT, FAPTA and in depth studies with The Neuro Orthopedic Institute located in Australia of the concept and treatment model for the pathophysiology of chronic pain derived from the principles of neuroplasticity. Shawn strongly believes in the importance of continuing education, keeping his practice and his patient’s treatments as up-to-date as possible.

Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson, PTA

Anne has worked in health and wellness for many years in a wide range of capacities including group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and activities coordinator. Taking that passion for exercise to Healthcare, she became a rehab tech at an outpatient physical therapy clinic, which inspired her to go back to school and become a therapist assistant. Anne really enjoys working with people, and likes to share knowledge and understanding with patients. She's also a mom to four kids, still teaches classes, and likes to run most every day where she does some of her best thinking. Anne is very excited to join the Kernersville Rehab family!

Cynthia Leanne Fish, OTR/L, BS, Co-Owner

Leanne Fish received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Winston-Salem State University in 2002. She began her Occupational Therapy career specializing in pediatrics--treating physically and developmentally disabled children in both school and clinic based settings. She completed advanced training in Sensory Integration while working at Pediatric Therapy Network in Los Angeles along with protégés of renowned expert Jean Ayers.

Upon returning to North Carolina, Leanne has focused on providing outpatient orthopedics, sports, and work injury rehabilitation therapy. She has extensive experience in treating a wide variety of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders in patients of all ages. Leanne's expertise includes therapy for pre- and post-orthopedic surgeries, chronic pain syndromes, postural dysfunction, stroke, neurological conditions, and sports rehab. She routinely utilizes treatment techniques such as myofascial release, manual therapy, aquatic therapy, therapeutic exercises for strengthening and conditioning, and ergonomic assessment.

To provide patients with the best care possible, Leanne actively pursues newly developing therapy concepts and techniques through participation in continuing education opportunities. This focus on life-long learning complements her experience in the "tried and true" hands-on approach to rehab.

Leanne has earned the trust and respect of her patients and leading triad physicians for her compassion and motivating positive encouragement during therapy, and her reputation for delivering highly effective and successful, quality patient care.