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Southwind was founded in 1989, originally developing highly successful work hardening programs for workers compensation injuries. We built our current facility with a 5,000 square foot gym, walking track and indoor pool in 1996 and began expanding our programs. Today we offer a wide range of physical therapy treatment including: aquatic therapy, senior therapy, orthopedic therapy and we continue to treat workers compensation injuries. We've also developed a robust wellness program especially catered to middle-age and older adults. We participate in both the Silver Sneaker and Silver and Fit programs.


Spring time Savings

15% off 

Any 3 month membership.

Offer valid through April 30th, offer not valid with
any other discounts, please see staff for details

28 Years of Local Physical Therapy Experience

Meet the team

Physical Therapy/Gym staff

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​​​​​​​​​Kevin Calkins, MPT
Lead Physical Therapist​

Kevin has been the lead physical therapist with Southwind since 2004. He earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1986 and his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002. Kevin is a compassionate caregiver whose areas of expertise include: aquatic therapy, orthopedic injuries, balance and gait problems, sports injuries, and manual therapy. Kevin is also highly experienced in treating workers compensations injuries. Kevin is a certified Functional Capacity Evaluator. Kevin is a long-time Durham resident. He is an avid cyclist and loves spending his off time with his wife Kathy Jo and their daughter Esm

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Krista Rosenquest, BS
PT Aide/Fitness Instructor

Krista is a recent graduate of the Exercise Science Department at UNC-Chapel Hill. Krista supervises our work conditioning and work hardening patients and is a pool aerobics instructor. Krista is also happy to answer any membership questions you may have. Krista was born in Raleigh and currently lives in Durham. Her goal is to get into PT school and become a Physical Therapist someday soon.

Tony Smith, CPO
PT Aide/Fitness Instructor

Tony has been with Southwind since 1992. He is also works for the Durham Fire Department as a first responder. Tony is in charge of our gym area and leads our pool and land aerobics classes. Tony is also our Certified Pool Operator. Tony is a life-long Durham resident and is married with 1 son.

Office Staff

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​​​​​​​​​​​Michael Brinkman, MBA

Mike has been with Southwind since its beginnings in 1989. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business from UMASS Amherst and his MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill. Mike is in charge of the day-to-day operations at Southwind. He is happy to answer any questions you may have about insurance, referrals, or memberships. Mike lives in Durham with his wife Julie and their 3 children.

​​Debbie Smart
Billing/Insurance Specialist

Debbie has been with Southwind since 1995. She has over 30 years experience in claims processing and insurance.  Debbie is in charge of processing our insurance claims and collections for Southwind. She is happy to answer any billing or insurance questions you may have.​ Debbie lives in Apex with her husband Len and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.​​