About Us

More than half of all Americans are suffering from pain. Whether it is a recent episode or chronic, an ABC News/Stanford study revealed that pain in America is a serious problem. However, many do not even know that physical therapists are well equipped to not only treat pain but also its source.

Our comprehensive rehabilitation services will help you return to optimal levels of independence and pain-free function — getting you back to the life you want.

Every patient receives an evaluation prior to beginning treatment. At the conclusion of the evaluation, we develop an individualized plan of care that is shared with the patient, and a copy of this plan is sent to the patient’s physician or caseworker. We work together with each and every patient, designing exercises and using modalities tailored to their particular needs to help them regain or improve their quality of life.

We will provide you with the proper education and exercise tools to help you reach your goals, along with motivation and encouragement throughout your treatment program.


We treat a variety of conditions, from childhood injuries to age-related symptoms. You can be sure at Brunswick Physical Therapy that you will have a positive and encouraging environment to properly motivate you to regain the function and lifestyle that you desire. 

  • Post-Surgical Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Acute, Chronic Rehab
  • Joint Replacement Rehab
  • Spine Rehabilitation/Core Stabilization
  • Sports Injury Rehab
  • Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain and more

The first office of Carolina Rehabilitation, Inc. was opened in Wallace, North Carolina, in July of 2002, by J. Scott Stephens, MS, PT. This practice was created to assist local employees regain their pre-injury or pre-disease status. The second office opened in Wilmington, N.C. in July 2003. Our Brunswick County division, partnered by Stephens, Mary Francis Stoker, PT, MHA., DPT. and Scott Thomas, PT, BSc., Cert. M.D.T., CGS has four offices. These four offices are conveniently located in Shallotte, Sunset Beach, Southport and Supply, NC. Collectively they d/b/a/ Brunswick Physical Therapy Associates,(BPTA) a division of Carolina Rehabilitation, Inc. BPTA opened its doors in August, 2004. Brittany Edwards, PT, MS and Scott Stephens, MS, PT joined forces in October 2004 to create a third division of Carolina Rehabilitation, Inc, called Edwards and Associates Physical Therapy (EAPT).  Each of our clinics strives to provide appropriate, cost-effective physical therapy services for a wide variety of diagnoses to a population ranging from "newborns" to "born a long time ago folks." Most of the patients we treat have been referred from the superb physicians and other healthcare professionals in our surrounding communities who seek to enhance their patients' well-being. Our mission is to provide needed rehabilitation services to those whose circumstances have challenged their functionality. These services are provided in convenient locations.  Our therapists have numerous certifications along with clinical and leadership awards based on professional peer recognition. Collectively we have more than seventy-five years of clinical experience. We are very proud and grateful for the exceptional professionals and staff members who deliver care for Carolina Rehabilitation, Inc.  In our corporate opinion, "If your body isn't working for you, we should be!"

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