About Us

Dunn Physical Therapy of RaleighDunn Physical Therapy was established in 1998 by Tess and Christopher Dunn. Being a family owned private practice, Dunn Physical Therapy has gained the reputation and experience of being able to provide result based driven care, evidence based care and passionate care to their patients. We are proud that some of our therapists have earned the distinction of being Board Certified Specialists in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS). This nationally accredited certification is awarded to an elite group of physical therapists for their superior skills and knowledge in the realm of orthopedic physical therapy. A clinical requirement and rigorous written examination must be successfully completed in order to attain this honor.

Dunn Physical Therapy promotes the patient's right to choose a physical therapy provider so that the patient may have full confidence in the care that they receive. North Carolina State law allows a patient to come directly to us with or without the referral of a doctor. Local physicians refer their patients to us as a result of the commitment that we share for quality care.

In 2003, Tess and Christopher Dunn were awarded the 2003 Practice Award by the American Physical Therapy Association’s Private Practice Section. This national award recognizes outstanding contributions to the community, as well as an innovative approach to physical therapy.

Providing superior care to each individual patient is the primary focus of our practice. Please browse our website or call our office with any questions regarding treatment.


physical therapy clinic apex Owners Chris and Tess Dunn

Christopher Dunn PT, OCS, CERT-MDT, CMP
Christopher Dunn PT, OCS, CERT-MDT, CMP has been a physical therapist for over 25 years. A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native, Christopher earned his BS in Physical Therapy from Daemen College in Amherst, NY. He also obtained specialized training with an advanced Master’s in Orthopedic Physical Therapy along with the McKenzie Certification, which is the mechanical diagnosis and therapy of the spine. Christopher is Board Certified in Orthopedics by the APTA. Only 2% of physical therapists in the U.S. had this certification at the time it was awarded. Christopher is passionate about physical therapy and how it can improve a patient’s quality of life. He combines his Cert. MDT with other physical therapy approaches to help patients understand the underlying problem of their physical therapy issues. The whole body approach is his focus with every patient.

With over 25 years of orthopedic outpatient experience, Christopher also has an extensive continuing education history for the evaluation and treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions. His extensive experience in orthopedics has equipped him to provide care for elite athletes, high school and club sports teams. He provides detailed evaluation and assessment of orthopedic conditions and highly skilled intervention and treatment for these conditions. He enjoys the challenge of treating the athlete from start to finish and helping them understand how to keep their body prepared for elite sports.

Christopher has served as a guest lecturer for Duke University and Winston Salem State’s Physical Therapy Schools. He also serves as Treasurer for the Independent Private Physical Therapy Network. You will frequently find Christopher speaking at various community groups regarding ergonomically correct workstations and also injury prevention for the athlete. He has a strong history of working on spinal injury cases. Solving complicated physical therapy issues are his strength.

Dunn Physical Therapy is a sponsor of the “Back of the Net” soccer show on 99.9 and Christopher is a frequent guest on the show discussing many different physical therapy issues involving the athlete.

Christopher and his wife Tess are founders of Dunn Physical Therapy. They frequently offer volunteer therapy services to non-profit organizations in the community. Christopher is the father of 5 and is involved in many of his children’s sports teams. He is currently a CASL coach of his son’s team. Christopher and his entire family are fierce Pittsburgh Steeler fans!


Pam Foland, PT, MS, ITFS- Director of Pediatric Therapy
Christopher Stotsky, MPT, COMT- Director of Raleigh Office
Rhoger Villalon, DPT- Director of Apex Office