Aberdeen Physical Therapy & Wellness Team - Kellie

Kellie Baker


Kellie grew up in Raleigh, NC, where she attended Leesville Road High School and began developing an interest in movement, anatomy, and rehabilitation. She graduated from East Carolina University in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Science and returned to ECU for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy – graduating in 2019. Kellie was conferred a student leadership award by her cohort and the faculty-given George Hamilton Award for student excellence.

After a wonderful experience at Aberdeen Physical Therapy as a student, Kellie accepted a position at the clinic upon graduation. Kellie has had experience treating patients at the East Carolina University physical therapy clinic and the ECU pro-bono clinic. Her specialties include shoulder and neck rehabilitation, general orthopaedics, and trigger point dry needling. Kellie also has a strong interest and background in persistent and complex pain. 

Her interests outside of the clinic include reading, recreational running and weight-lifting, and exploring local breweries and eateries. She enjoys playing piano and acoustic guitar.  

  • East Carolina University, B.S in Exercise Physiology, May 2015
  • East Carolina University, Doctorate in Physical Therapy, May 2019
  • Aberdeen Physical Therapy and Wellness, August 2019-Present
  • East Carolina University Physical Therapy Clinic Clinical Assistant, January 2018-December 2018

  • Aberdeen Physical Therapy and Wellness- Aberdeen, NC, January 2019- Current,Outpatient Orthopaedic       
  • Roosevelt Inpatient Rehabilitation- Warm Springs, GA, May 2018- July 2018, Inpatient Rehabilitation    
  • Wayne Memorial Hospital- Goldsboro, NC, October 2017- December 2017, Acute Care                                  
  • Orthopaedic Specialists of NC- Raleigh, NC, March 2017- April 2017, Outpatient Orthopaedic       


  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program Level 1, APTA 2021

  • Simplifying the Hip, Memet Gem 2021

  • Anterior Hip and Goin Pain, Dr. Alison Grimaldi 2021

  • The FMT RockPods Myofascial Cupping Certification, 5-2021.

  • Dry Needling II, Myopain Seminars, 2020

  • Combined Sections Meeting, Washington D.C., 2019

  • Explain Pain, NOI Group; Chicago, IL, September 2019

  • Dry Needling I, Myopain Seminars, Bethesda, Maryland, 2019

  • Evaluation and Treatment of the Injured Runner, East Carolina University, 2018

  • Advanced Concepts in Spine and Manual Therapy, East Carolina University, 2018

  • Advanced Seminar in Evidence Based Practice: Orthopaedics, East Carolina University, 2018

  • Lifestyle Medicine in PT, NCPTA Fall Conference, Wilmington, NC, 2019

  • Nutrition, NCPTA Fall Conference, Wilmington, NC, 2019

  • Hypermobile Athletes, NCPTA Fall Conference, Wilmington, NC, 2019

  • PT and Migraines, NCPTA Fall Conference, Wilmington, NC, 2019

  • PT for Injured Runners, NCPTA Fall Conference, Wilmington, NC, 2019

July 2019
NPI:  1871148106

  • American Physical Therapy Association Member 2016-Present
  • North Carolina Physical Therapy Association Member, 2016-Present

  • Student Leadership AwardECU DPT program – peer selected
  • George Hamilton Award for Student Excellence, ECU DPT program – faculty awarded