At Comprehensive Physical Therapy Center (CPTC), our staff is comprised of clinicians with a combined 63 years of experience…and counting.
All have earned Physical Therapy degrees from accredited universities recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and have continued to remain active members of our profession's national organizational body. Our clinicians are all licensed to practice in the state of North Carolina and practice in accordance with our state practice act. Our clinicians have continued to push their level of expertise by attending continuing education seminars annually and obtaining advanced specialty certifications.
In addition to patient care, our clinicians are active members in the community, participate and host various educational seminars. Also, all of our clinicians serve as Clinical Instructors (CI) for local and national physical therapy graduate students in the clinic.
Bruce Buley, MA, PT, OCS, CMTPT, CSCS, Clinic Director, is a certified Clinical Instructor by the APTA and mentors physical therapy students.
Bruce Buley, MA, PT, OCS, CMTPT, CSCS, Clinic Director received his physical therapy training at Downstate Medical Center in New York City and earned an advanced Masters in Physical Therapy at UNC-CH. His 43+ years of physical therapy experience have included treating patients with orthopedic, neurological, cardiac, pediatric and sports related problems, including orthotic fabrication. Bruce completed his advanced certification in dry needling in 2015.
Bruce has served on the academic and clinical faculties of UNC-CH and Medical College of Georgia. In 1999, Bruce became a Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) by the APTA and in 2002 became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Bruce received the 2002 “Excellence in Clinical Practice” award given by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association. In 2005, Bruce was awarded the “Mabel Parker Clinical Education Excellence” award from UNC-CH.
Bruce has lived in Chapel Hill and directed CPTC since 1989. He enjoys biking, running, swimming, tennis, weight lifting, and yoga.
Cameron Aiken, PT, DPT - Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Cameron Aiken spent many years as a massage therapist in Texas, Alaska and NYC. During this time, he developed a unique style that focused on slow, deep-tissue work to increase mobility throughout the spine, shoulders and lower extremities. This understanding of the patterns of joint and muscle dysfunction has been the foundation of his work as a physical therapist. Additionally, Cameron is a classical singer, with degrees in Vocal Performance from the University of South Carolina and Rice University. He has been a performer, music teacher, choral conductor and composer with numerous opera companies, churches and schools. (He has also been known to play guitar and sing cowboy songs in the NYC subway!) His experience with the abstract physicality of singing has been fundamental to his concept of exercise and physical therapy. Having completed his doctorate in physical therapy in 2017, he is honored to be working with a staff at Comprehensive Physical therapy that is focused on 1 to 1 patient care.
KEVIN KIRK, M.A., ACSM - Kevin is one of the premier exercise professionals in the Triangle. He has worked the field of health and fitness for 25 years. He holds a masters degree in Human Performance from UNC-CH and bachelor’s degrees in Exercise Science and Psychology. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and is certified by that organization as a health and fitness instructor. Additionally, he is certified through the American Alliance of Health and Fitness Professionals as a Post-rehab Conditioning Specialist. Kevin has served as fitness director and exercise instructor at various commercial facilities and has supervised fitness and weight management programs for many organizations. He has run the strength training programs for the Orange County Department on Aging at the Chapel Hill Senior Center since 1995. Kevin served on the Durham County Fitness Council from 1996-2001 and was the president of the council when it won the Vanguard Award as outstanding local council in North Carolina in 1998. Currently, he serves as the exercise consultant and instructor for the Diabetes Self Management Education program in Orange County. Kevin has specialized in helping people with traumatic brain injuries develop exercise regimens that fit their abilities. Likewise, he is the referral of choice for older individuals who are dealing with chronic conditions or recovering from procedures like knee and hip replacements. His clients have included heads of cardiology at Duke and UNC, presidents of universities, and world-renowned doctors and business leaders. He founded Functional Fitness in 1997. A former volleyball player and coach who has won medals at national competitions, Kevin is an avid cyclist and endurance athlete who has run a marathon, completed triathlons, and ridden double century rides (200 miles in one day). However, these days if he's not in the office, you will most likely find him behind a ping pong table or on the baseline of a tennis court.