Human Performance and Rehabilitation Centers, Inc.

All LocationsPediatric Rehabilitation

Alison L. Smith, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Alison Smith, CCC-SLP was employed with HPRC in 2014, and she works at Pediatric Rehabilitation in Columbus, GA. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in Georgia. She received her MA degree from Michigan State University in 2012. She is CCC-SLP certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Alison enjoys hiking as her pastime.

All LocationsMedical and Health Resources

Allie Cerutti, MPO, CO

Orthotist

Allie Cerutti, MPO, CO is a certified Orthotist and joined Medical & Health Resources with HPRC in 2016. She earned her Master’s in Prosthetics & Orthotics from Northwestern University in 2015. Allie completed her orthotics residency in Spring 2016 in her hometown of Saint Louis, MO. In Fall 2016, she received her certification with the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) and joined the team in Columbus, GA. She is an active member of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP) and the Academy’s Gait Society. Allie lives with her husband, Tom, with whom she enjoys cooking, hiking, running, and experiencing the art and music scene in Columbus.

All LocationsMedical and Health Resources

Ashish Doshi, CPO, LPO, FAAOP

Department Director, Prosthetist & Orthotist

Ashish Doshi, CPO, LPO, FAAOP is a licensed Orthotist & Prosthetist and has been employed with HPRC since 1996. He is Director of Medical and Health Resources. He received his B.S. degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics in 1991 from University of Bombay, India. His certifications include: American Board for Certification, Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist; and Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists. His specialties and interests are myoelectrically controlled upper extremity prosthetics, and microprocessor controlled knee joints in lower extremity prosthetics. He is a licensed Orthotist and Prosthetist in the states of Georgia and Alabama. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists, Georgia Society of Orthotists & Prosthetists, and the Alabama Prosthetic & Orthotic Association. He lives with his wife and their two children in Columbus, GA. His hobbies include photography, reading and traveling.

All LocationsSt. Francis Village

Babette Smith, PT

Spine Physical Therapist

Babette Smith, PT, is a licensed Physical Therapist and works at St. Francis Rehab Main Street Village Columbus, GA. She has been employed with HPRC from 1998-2007 and in 2011. She received her Physical Therapy degree from Daemen College, Amherst, NY, in 1992. She is a licensed physical therapist in three states -- Georgia, Alabama, and New York. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Her interest is spine physical therapy. Babette lives with her husband, Michael, and their children in Fortson, GA, and her hobbies are hiking and biking.

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

Brian Phillips, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Brian Phillips, PT, DPT, is a licensed Physical Therapist who has been employed with HPRC since 2006. He received the following degrees: D.P.T., University of Scranton in 2008; M.P.T., Medical College of Georgia in 2003; and B.S. in Health Science, Columbus State University in 2000. His practice interests include shoulder rehabilitation and sports medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists (ASSET) where he serves as the Communications Chair, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Orthopedic Section of the APTA, and the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia.

All LocationsPediatrics at Easter Seals

Brittany Easley, OT

Occupational Therapist

Brittany is a licensed Occupational Therapist and became employed with HPRC in 2016. She received her Master’s from Tuskegee University and is licensed in Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri. Brittany enjoys sports and painting.

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

Brittany McLeod, PT

Physical Therapist

Brittany McLeod, PT, DPT, is a licensed Physical Therapist, and has been employed with HPRC since 2013. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree in 2012 at Upstate Medical University in New York and her BS degree in Heath Science at SUNY Brockport New York in 2009. She is credentialed as a Clinical Instructor. Her specialties and interests include orthopedics. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Section. She lives with her husband, Dave and their daughter in Columbus, Georgia.

All LocationsSt. Francis River

Brittany Reese, DPT

Physical Therapist

Brittany Reese, DPT is a licensed physical therapist employed with HPRC since 2015. Her education includes: Medical College of Georgia, DPT in 2015. Her interests include orthopedics and sports injuries. Memberships include: APTA (American Physical Therapy Association).

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

Bryce W. Gaunt, PT, SCS

Department Director, Physical Therapist

Bryce Gaunt, PT, SCS, is a licensed Physical Therapist who received his Physical Therapy degree from Saint Louis University in 1992. He became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS) in 1998. He has been a member of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists (ASSET) since 2000 and has served in many capacities, including President. Bryce has been employed with HPRC since 1992 and is currently Clinical Director of Physical Therapy at The St. Francis Rehabilitation Center Main Campus in Columbus, Georgia. Since 2002, more than 98% of his patient population has consisted of people with orthopaedic shoulder conditions. Bryce has presented over 200 scientific and profession presentations with the majority of these focused on shoulder rehabilitation and he has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. Bryce is also co-editor of and a primary contributor to the reference book A Systematic Approach to Shoulder Rehabilitation.

All LocationsPediatric Rehabilitation

Catherine Stubbs, PT

Assistant Department Director, Physical Therapist

Catherine Stubbs, PT is a licensed Physical Therapist at Pediatric Rehabilitation, Columbus, GA. She has been employed with HPRC since 2002. She received her M.S. in Physical Therapy in 2000 from North Georgia College and State University. Her practice interest is pediatrics and she has achieved "Pediatric Certified Clinical Specialist" certification from the American Physical Therapy Association. She lives with her husband, Brian, and children in Columbus, GA. Catherine’s hobby is ballet.

All LocationsPediatric Rehabilitation

Christina Marinelli, OT

Occupational Therapist

Christina Jackson, OTR/L is a licensed Occupational Therapist at Pediatric Rehabilitation, Columbus, GA. She joined HPRC in April 2017 after completing her M.S. in Occupational Therapy in 2016 from The University of Alabama at Birmingham and received her B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University in 2013.  She loves working in Pediatrics and her interests are Sensory Integration and she is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). She lives in LaGrange, GA with her husband, John. Christina's favorite past times include hiking, baking, watching Auburn football, and spending time with family and friends.

All LocationsPediatrics at Easter Seals

Dr. Sheri Stein-Blum, CCC/SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Dr. Sheri Stein-Blum, CCC/SLP, is a state licensed and ASHA Certified Speech Language Pathologist that works full time with HPRC at Easter Seals in Columbus, GA. She started her employment with HPRC in 2012. She received her Ph.D. from Walden University in Early Childhood Education in 2015 and earned her M.S. degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University in 2000. She is licensed in several states (Georgia, Alabama, and Florida) and has advanced trainings and certifications in: Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment, Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson - TalkTools - Training in Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment, PROMPT – Level 1, Vital Stim, Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), and Hanen – It Takes Two to Talk. Sheri is also a DREAM-Qualified SLP with TobiiDynavox and Field Examiner for Pro-Ed and LinguiSystems. Her Specialties/Areas of Interest are in: Early Language/Pre-School and Elementary, Motor Speech Disorders (Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Oral Motor/Feeding Difficulties, Alternative and Augmentative Communication (Speech Generating Devices), Neurogenic, and Auditory Processing Disorders. She lives with her husband Jay, their son Aidan, and dog Bracha in Columbus, GA. Sheri enjoys watching movies, writing poetry, spending time with her family, and being active with the Jewish community.

St. Francis Main

Dustin Brett, OT

Occupational Therapist

Dustin Brett, OT is a licensed Occupational Therapist, and has been employed with HPRC since July 17, 2017. He received his Masters of Occupational Therapy degree in 2017 from Husson University in Bangor, Maine and his BS degree in 2016. Dustin is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

All LocationsHome Health

Elizabeth Bloodgood, PT, ATC

Physical Therapist

Elizabeth Bloodgood, PT, ATC is a licensed Physical Therapist and has been employed with HPRC for thirteen years. For the past four years she has been treating Home Health patients. She received her M.S. degree in Physical Therapy in 1986 from the University of Indianapolis. Prior to that in 1984 she also earned a B.A. degree in Health Education from Purdue University. She is a licensed Athletic Trainer and her interests include sports/orthopedic and geriatric rehabilitation as well as home health. She is a member of the Georgia and Alabama Physical Therapy Associations, as well as the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Athletic Trainers Association. Her hobbies include travel, photography, sports, pottery and zymurgy.

All LocationsElectromyography (EMG) / Neuromonitoring Services

Elizabeth Hammock, CNIM

Neuro Monitoring Tech

Elizabeth Hammock, CNIM, is a Certified Neurophysiological Intraoperative Monitoring Technologist with HPRC in Columbus, GA, since her employment in 2005. She received her B.A. degree in Biology from Columbus State University in 2004. She is a member of ASET (American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists, Inc.) and ASNM (American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring).

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

Elizabeth Ross, OTR/L, CHT

Occupational Therapist

Elizabeth Ross, OTR, CHT is a licensed Occupational Therapist at St. Francis Rehabilitation in Columbus, GA, and has been employed with HPRC since 1995. She received her B.S. in Occupational Therapy in 1995 from Medical College of Georgia, and a B.S. in Education in 1988 from Columbus State University. She is a Certified Hand Therapist and specializes in hand therapy. She is certified in Physical Agent Modalities (CPAM). She is a member of GASOPT (Georgia Association of School Occupational and Physical Therapists) and GOTA (Georgia Occupational Therapy Association). She lives with her husband, Robin, and family in Columbus, GA.

All LocationsSt. Francis River

Elliott Kees, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Elliott Kees, PTA is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at St. Francis Rehab River Road, Columbus, GA. He was employed with HPRC in 2010. He earned his PTA degree in 2009 from Darton College and previously earned a B.S. degree in Exercise Science in 2007 from Columbus State University. His interest is orthopedics. Elliott lives in Columbus, GA, and his hobby is playing golf.

All LocationsPediatric Rehabilitation

Folashade Abayomi, COTA

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Folashade Abayomi Graduated from Darton College with COTA in 2009. She Received B.S. in Healthcare Management from Albany State University in 2015, and she is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Member of Phi Beta Kappa. She started with HPRC 7/27/2015.

All LocationsPediatrics at Easter Seals

Fran McPherson, PT

Director of Therapy Services

Fran McPherson, PT is a licensed Physical Therapist, has been employed with HPRC since 1991, and is currently Director of Pediatric Therapy located in the Easter Seals facility off of Double Churches Road. She received her B.S. degree in 1991 from Florida A & M University. She is NDT (Neuro Developmental Treatment) certified in adult hemi-paresis. Her practice interests include neurophysiological rehabilitation. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She lives with her husband, Allen, in Smiths Station, AL. She enjoys boating activities.

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

Gretchen Hinson OT, CHT

Department Director, Occupational Therapist

Gretchen M. Hinson, OT, CHT, is a licensed Occupational Therapist and is Director of Occupational Therapy at St. Francis Rehabilitation Main Campus in Columbus, GA. She has been employed with HPRC since 1990. She obtained her pre-requisites from The University of Georgia and graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA in 1990. She obtained her certification in Hand Therapy in 1996. She is also certified in Physical Agent Modalities (CPAM). She was the 2013 recipient of the George M. McCluskey, Jr. Award presented by HPRC, Inc. Her specialties are elbow, wrist, and hand injuries. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Georgia Occupational Therapy Association (GOTA), American Society of Hand Therapists and Georgia Upper Extremity Special Interest Group. She has served as Vice-President, Columbus-District GOTA from 1992 – 1997. Gretchen lives with her husband, Marc, and their children in Midland, GA. Her hobbies include traveling and exercise.

All LocationsPediatrics at Easter Seals

Heather Neely, SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Heather is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and became employed with HPRC in 2016. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Harding University. Heather is certified Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) and Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP). Heather is married to Daniel Neely. Heather enjoys reading and photography.

All LocationsPediatric Rehabilitation

Jaime Gordon, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Bio coming soon. We are dedicated to providing clear and effective information on all of our team members.

All LocationsAuburn

Jamie Danielle Gomberg, PTA

PT Assistant

I am a graduate of Wallace community college, Dothan Alabama 2001 from the PTA program and have a bachelor degree in science form Georgia State. I have a wonderful husband Scott Gomberg and an amazing son, Jordan. We are involved in our church and in foreign Missons. I am proud to be part of the HPRC family.

All LocationsElectromyography (EMG) / Neuromonitoring Services

Jeffery Fraser, PT, MS, ECS, CNIM

Department Director, Electrophysiologist, Physical Therapist

Jeffrey Fraser, PT, MS, ECS, CNIM, is a licensed Physical Therapist and is Director of Electrophysiology and Intraoperative Monitoring services of HPRC. He has been employed with HPRC since 1997. He received his M.S. degree in physical therapy in 1995 from University of Alabama at Birmingham, and also has a B.S. degree from Utah State University in 1992. He is an APTA Board Certified Specialist in Clinical Electrophysiology and certified in Neurophysiological Intraoperative Monitoring. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association where he served as a district director. He is also a member of the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring. He lives with his family in Midland, GA.

All LocationsSt. Francis River

Jo Barker, PT

Physical Therapist

Jo Barker, PT is a licensed Physical Therapist at St. Francis Rehabilitation, Columbus, GA, and has been employed with HPRC since 2004. She received her B.S. degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas in 1992. She has Clinical Instructor Certification by the American Physical Therapy Association. Her special interests include rehabilitation of the knee and lower body, work hardening and clinical instruction. She is a member of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. Her hobbies include biking, gardening, reading and cooking.

All LocationsSt. Francis Village

Joanne O’Connor, PT, OCS, PRPC

Physical Therapist

Joanne O'Connor PT, OCS, PRPC is a licensed physical therapist employed with HPRC since 2001. She is an APTA Board Certified Clinical Orthopedic Specialist since 2008, and a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner through the Herman and Wallace Institute since 2016.  Joanne received her BS degree in Physical Therapy from the University of CT in 1978.  Her clinical interests include the spine and pelvic rehabilitation/women's health.  She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association Women's Health and Orthopedic sections.  She is a Certified Clinical Instructor through the APTA.  Her hobbies include reading, and container gardening, and re discovering rug hooking.

All LocationsSt. Francis River

Joel Stenslie, PT

Department Director, Physical Therapist

Joel Stenslie, PT is a licensed Physical Therapist at St. Francis Rehabilitation, Columbus, GA, and has been employed with HPRC since 2008. He received his B.S. in Physical Therapy in 1998 from Hoge School Enschede, Netherlands, and a B.S. in Exercise Science from University of Montana in 1996. Joel is ASTYM (Augmented Soft Tissue Massage) certified and his interests are orthopedics, sports performance and manual therapy. He is a member of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and serves on its Practice Affairs Committee. He lives with his wife, Kathy, and family in Columbus, GA. He enjoys triathlons.

All LocationsElectromyography (EMG) / Neuromonitoring Services

Jon Skelly, CNIM

Department Director, Neuro Monitoring Tech

Jon Skelly, CNIM serves as the Department Director of Intraoperative Monitoring and is a Neurophysiological Intraoperative Monitoring Technologist. He has been with HPRC since 1996. He received a B.S. in 1990 from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He is CNIM (Certified Neurophysiological Intraoperative Monitoring) and R.EPT. (Registered Evoked Potential Technologist) certified. He is a member of ASET (American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists, Inc.) and ASNM (American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring). He lives with his wife, Lisa, and family in Mauk, GA.

All LocationsAuburn

Jorden Ragsdale, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Jorden Ragsdale, PTA graduated from South University in 2015. He has been employed with HPRC since July 2015. Jorden enjoys painting and fishing.

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

Joseph Kostuch PT, SCS

Physical Therapist

Joseph Kostuch, PT, SCS, is a licensed Physical Therapist having graduated from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse in 1997. He has been employed with HPRC since 1998. Joe is an APTA Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS). His current interests include shoulder rehabilitation along with extremity orthopedics and sports medicine. He is a member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Sports & Orthopedic Section of the APTA; past District Director for PTAG (Physical Therapy Association of Georgia); and current Communications Committee Member and Past President of ASSET (American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists). He lives with his wife, Krista, and their two daughters in Cataula, GA.

All LocationsSt. Francis Village

Julie King, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Julie King PT, DPT is a licensed Physical Therapist at St. Francis Rehabilitation Main Street Village. She has been employed with HPRC since 2008. She obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Belmont University in 2008 and her Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services Education from Auburn University in 2004. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. She is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor and is certified in ASTYM (Augmented Soft Tissue Massage) and dry needling. She specializes in neurological and orthopedic disorders with a focus on knee and foot/ankle dysfunctions. Her hobbies are tennis, traveling, and community volunteerism.

All LocationsAuburn

Karen Lynn, PT

Department Director

Karen Lynn, PT is a licensed Physical Therapist and Director of Physical Therapy at HRPC-Auburn, and has been employed with HPRC since 2005. She received her M.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1994. Her interests are balance/vestibular rehabilitation and spine therapy. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She lives with her husband, Brett, and their children in Opelika, AL. Her hobbies are gardening and rollerblading.

All LocationsMedical and Health Resources

Karen Newsome, CO, LO

Orthotist

Karen Newsome, CO, LO is a licensed Orthotist at Medical and Health Resources, Columbus, GA. She has been employed with HPRC since 1988. She received her degree in Orthotics in 1994 from Northwestern Medical University, B.S. in Education in 1989 from Columbus State College, and BA degree in 1986 from Chattahoochee Valley Community College. She has certificates in STARband™ Custom Cranial Remolding Orthosis; in management of scoliosis through the use of the Charleston Bending Brace; and certificate in the fitting of S.W.A.S.H™ (Standing Walking and Sitting Hip) dynamic hip orthosis. She lives in Phenix City, AL, and her hobbies include crossword puzzles and spending time with her dogs.

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

Karri Iten, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Karri Iten, PT, DPT, OCS is a licensed Physical Therapist and became employed with HPRC in 2016.  She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University of Omaha, NE in 2009. She became a Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) in 2014. She is also an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor. She is a member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Orthopedic Section and Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG). Karri lives with her husband, Chris, and their dog, Marley. In their free time, they enjoy sports, being outdoors, and traveling.

All LocationsPediatrics at Easter Seals

Kathleen Gilliam, OTR

Department Director, Occupational Therapist

Kathleen Gilliam, OTR is a licensed Occupational Therapist and Department Director at HPRC Easter Seals. She has been employed with HPRC since 2007. She earned her Masters of Health Science in Occupational Therapy in 2007 from Medical College of Georgia, and also received a B.A. in Psychology in 2002 from University of Mississippi. She is a member of American Occupational Therapy Association and Georgia Occupational Therapy Association. Her hobbies are tennis, art and volunteering in the community.

All LocationsHome HealthSt. Francis River

Kathryn Stenslie, PT, DPT

Vice President of Operations, Physical Therapist

Vice President of Operations, Physical Therapist

Kathryn Stenslie, PT, DPT is a licensed Physical Therapist in Columbus GA and serves as Vice President of Operations for HPRC.  Kathy has been employed with HPRC since 2008. She received her post professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the EIM Institute of Health Professions in 2012, her B.S. degree in Physical Therapy in 1998 from Hogeschool Enschede, Netherlands, and her B.S. degree in Health and Exercise Science in 1995 from Furman University. She is ASTYM (Augmented Soft Tissue Massage) and dry needling certified and her interests are in orthopedics and manual therapy. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), APTA Private Practice Section, APTA Orthopedic Section and Physical Therapy Association of GA. She currently serves as President of the Institute of Private Practice Physical Therapy for the Private Practice Section. She resides in Columbus, GA with her husband, Joel, and 3 children. Her hobbies include running, biking, triathlons, family and travel.

All LocationsColumbia Forest DriveLexington

Kelly McCook, PT

Physical Therapist

Kelly McCook, PT is a licensed Physical Therapist at HPRC in Columbia, SC. She has been employed with HPRC since 1997. She received her education at University of Kentucky, receiving her M.S. in Physical Therapy and B.S. in Health Sciences in 1997. Kelly was an All-American swimmer at the University of Kentucky, and she then pursued the sport of triathlon for the next ten years. Her swimming and multisport background has facilitated her treatment of local area athletes. Her specialties are manual therapy, myofascial trigger point release, and she is certified in dry needling. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the South Carolina chapter of the APTA. Her hobbies are backpacking, biking, swimming and yoga.

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

Kimberly Green, PT

Physical Therapist

Kimberly Green, PT, is a licensed Physical Therapist and has been employed with HPRC since 1993. She received her MSPT degree in 1993 from Duquesne University, and her BS in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Georgia in 1991. She is certified to perform functional capacity evaluations and impairment ratings, and her clinical interests include shoulder rehabilitation, fractures, dance rehabilitation, instrument assisted soft tissue massage, and running biomechanics. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Section. She lives with her husband, Richard and their three children in Ellerslie, Georgia. Her hobbies include running, biking, and fishing.

All LocationsSt. Francis Village

Laura Sherwood, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Laura Sherwood, PT, DPT, OCS is a licensed Physical Therapist at St. Francis Rehab Main Street Village Columbus, GA. She was employed with HPRC since 2010. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2010 from University of South Florida, and also has a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Auburn University in 2006. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She is an APTA Board Certified Clinical Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) since 2014. She is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor and is certified in dry needling and ASTYM. Her special interests include orthopedic, neurological, and lymphedema related conditions. She lives in Salem, AL with her husband, Michael, and enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

All LocationsAuburn

Leslie S. Nicholas, PT

Physical Therapist

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

Lindsay Blair Merrick, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Lindsay Merrick, OTR/L, is a licensed Occupational Therapist and has been employed with HPRC since October 2014. She received her Masters of Health Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Medical College of Georgia (Georgia Regents University) in 2014. She also has a B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia in 2011. Her specialties and interests are hand therapy, wound care, and sports medicine. She is certified in Physical Agent Modalities (C-PAM). She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT). Lindsay’s hobbies are running, dancing, outdoor activities, and traveling.

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

Lindsay Newcomb, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Lindsay Newcomb, PT, DPT, is a licensed physical therapist employed with HPRC since 2016. She graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014 from the University of North Dakota. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Her clinical specialties include outpatient orthopedics and pelvic floor rehabilitation. She has received specialized training for pelvic floor rehabilitation through the Herman and Wallace Institute. Her hobbies include crocheting, hiking, hunting, as well as spending time with her husband, Kurtis, and their dogs, Jackson and Sadie.

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

Maison McKee, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Maison McKee, PT, DPT, is a licensed physical therapist and has been employed with HPRC since 2013. Maison received his Bachelor's degree in 2010 from Florida State University, and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree in 2013 from University of North Florida. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. His specialties and interests include rehabilitation of the spine. Maison is a sports enthusiast and is an avid runner.

All LocationsPediatric Rehabilitation

Megan Plume, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Bio coming soon. We are dedicated to providing clear and effective information on all of our team members.

All LocationsPediatric Rehabilitation

Melissa Munn, DPT

Physical Therapist

Bio coming soon. We are dedicated to providing clear and effective information on all of our team members.

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

Michael Balkcum, PT

Department Director, Spine Physical Therapist

Michael Balkcum, PT is a licensed physical therapist in Columbus, Georgia, and has been employed with HPRC since 1992. He is Director of Spine Rehabilitation at St. Francis Rehabilitation. He received his B.S. degree in Physical Therapy in 1992 from Georgia State University. He also has a Respiratory Therapy degree from Columbus State University in 1982, and an A.S. degree in science in 1980 from Chattahoochee Valley Community College. His interest is orthopaedics, and he is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. He enjoys sky diving and stain glass work

All LocationsBirmingham

Morgan Jackson, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Morgan Jackson is a licensed Physical Therapist and was employed with HPRC in 2013. She worked in an outpatient clinic in Columbus, GA, before moving to Birmingham in 2016. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from University of South Alabama in 2013, and her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science from Belhaven College in 2009. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Physical Therapy Association of Alabama. She is certified in dry needling. She specializes in spine physical therapy, vestibular therapy, and general orthopeadic issues. Her hobbies are running, traveling and playing the guitar.

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

Natalie Day Sandoval, PT

Physical Therapist

Natalie Day Sandoval, DPT, PT, is a licensed Physical Therapist and has been employed with HPRC since 2009. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of South Alabama in 2009, and a B.S. degree in Biology also from the University of South Alabama in 2006. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. She is certified in ASTYM therapy for the upper and lower extremities and trunk, as well as Functional Dry Needling for the treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction. Her practice interests include rehabilitation for shoulder and upper extremity injuries; lower extremity rehabilitation for knee, foot, and ankle pathologies; sports injuries; running biomechanics; and post-operative rehabilitation. Natalie resides in Columbus, GA with her husband, Roland, and their twin boys, Samuel and Sawyer. She values her family time and being outdoors. Other hobbies include yoga, traveling, gardening, wining and dining with her husband, and comedy.

All LocationsLexington

Paul L. Padgett, PT, ATC, CSCS, CKTP

Physical Therapist

Paul L. Padgett, PT, ATC, CSCS is a licensed Physical Therapist employed with HPRC since 2016. His education includes: Medical University of South Carolina, MSRS in PT 2006 and Clemson University, BS in 2003. Paul is a Certified Athletic Trainer, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. He is also certified in Thoracic Spine, Cervical Spine, Upper Limb, and Cranio-fascial Dry Needling. His specialties and interests include orthopedics and sports injuries. Memberships include: APTA (American Physical Therapy Association), SCAPTA (South Carolina Chapter of the APTA), SPTS (Sports Physical Therapy Section of APTA), SCATA (South Carolina Athletic Trainers Association), and KTA (Kinesio Taping Association). He lives with his wife, Candice and family in Gilbert, SC. His hobbies include spending time with family, being outdoors, working in the yard, participating in church, and attending Clemson University sporting events.

All LocationsPediatrics at Easter Seals

Peggy Loney, PT

Physical Therapist

Peggy Loney, PT is a licensed Physical Therapist at HPRC Easter Seals Columbus, GA. She has been employed with HPRC since 1999. She received her B.S. degree in 1975 from University of Texas Health Science Center. Her interest is neurophysiology. She lives with her husband, Roger, and family in Columbus, GA. Her hobbies include square dancing, music and reading.

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

Rachel Chariton, OTR

Occupational Therapist

Rachel Chariton, OTR, is a licensed Occupational Therapist and has been employed with HPRC since 2013. She works in the Occupational Therapy Department specializing in elbow, wrist and hand injuries. She received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2013 from Mount Mary College. She also received a Bachelor's degree in Management of Health and Fitness from Northern Michigan University in 2005. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). As a native of Wisconsin, Rachel appreciates the ability to enjoy the outdoors year round. Her hobbies include running, biking and traveling.

All LocationsSt. Francis Village

Rebecca Loney, DPT

Physical Therapist

Rebecca Loney, PT is a licensed Physical Therapist at St. Francis Rehabilitation Main Street Village in Columbus, GA. She has been employed with HPRC since 2017. She received her DPT in 2016 from Hardin-Simmons University Department of Physical Therapy in Abilene, TX. Her interests include orthopedics, neuro, and acute care patients. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog.

All LocationsColumbia Forest Drive

Roy “Dunny” Dunlap, Jr. PT, ATC

Department Director, Physical Therapist

Dunny Dunlap, PT, ATC is a licensed physical therapist employed with HPRC since 1987. He is Director of HPRC Physical Therapy in Columbia and Lexington, South Carolina. His education includes: Winthrop University, MBA 2001; Medical University of South Carolina, B.S. in PT 1987; The Citadel, M.Ed. in 1984 and B.S. in 1980. Dunny is certified in Dry Needling, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). He is also a Certified Athletic Trainer and his specialties and interests include orthopedics and sports injuries. Memberships include: APTA (American Physical Therapy Association); PPS (Private Practice Section of APTA); SPTS (Sports Physical Therapy Section of APTA); NATA(National Athletic Trainers Association); SCATA (South Carolina Athletic Trainers Association).

All LocationsColumbia Forest Drive

S. Kyle Alexander, DPT

Physical Therapist

Kyle Alexander, PT, DPT has been employed with HPRC Physical Therapy since 2014. He received his Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy at Mercer University in 2014 and his BS degree in Exercise Science at Georgia Southern University in 2009.  He is credentialed as a Clinical Instructor and dry needle certified. Kyle is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Section. His specialties and interests include shoulder rehabilitation, spine rehabilitation and gait mechanics.

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

Sachiko T. Garner, MS, PT

Physical Therapist

Sachiko Garner, PT, is a licensed Physical Therapist, and has been employed with HPRC since 2005. She received her MSPT degree in 2004 at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and her BS degree in Exercise Science/Athletic Training at Columbus State University in 2001. She is credentialed as a Clinical Instructor and certified in the treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction with dry needling. Her specialties and interests include shoulder rehabilitation, post breast cancer rehabilitation including lymphedema and running biomechanics. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Orthopedic Section of the APTA. She lives with her husband, Jeremy and their three children in Salem, Alabama. Hobbies include boating, running and enjoying quiet family time.

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

Samuel Coley, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Samuel Coley, PT, is a licensed Physical Therapist, and has been employed with HPRC since 2011. He received his DPT degree in 2011 at Georgia State University and his BS degree in Exercise Science at Columbus State University in 2008. He is a certified ASTYM provider of the Upper & Lower Extremity and he is certified in the treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction with dry needling. His specialties and interests include orthopedics, TMJ treatment, sports performance, and manual therapy. He is a member of the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and Orthopedic Section of the APTA. He lives with his wife, Lacy and their two children in Columbus, GA.

All LocationsAuburn

Steve R. Carroll, PTA

PT Assistant

Steve Carroll, PTA is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, employed with HPRC in Auburn, AL, since 2008. He received his A.S. degree from South University, Montgomery, AL, in 2007. Hobbies include weight-lifting, ATV riding, spending time with friends and family much as possible.

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

Steven F Winfree, PTA

PT Assistant

Steven Winfree, PTA, is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and has been employed with HPRC since 2011. He received his PTA degree from South University in 2011. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Orthopedic Section of the APTA, and Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. He is a credentialed clinical instructor and enjoys shoulder and sports rehabilitation. He lives in Auburn, AL with his wife, Ashley, and their three children. Steven's hobbies include golfing, fishing, and outdoor activities.

All LocationsPediatric Rehabilitation

Suzanne Ruffner, OTR

Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapist

Suzanne Ruffner, OTR is a licensed Occupational Therapist and is Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation in Columbus, GA. She has been employed with HPRC since 1977. She received her Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy from University of Florida in 1977. Her practice interests are pediatrics and feeding difficulties. She serves on the board of the local chapter of the National Arthritis Foundation. She lives in Columbus, GA, and her hobbies are reading and collecting dolls.

All LocationsPediatric Rehabilitation

Tara K Psalmond, OT

Occupational Therapist

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All LocationsElectromyography (EMG) / Neuromonitoring Services

Tim Clemmons, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, OCS, CHT, ECS

Electrophysiologist, Physical Therapist

Tim Clemmons, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, OCS, CHT, ECS is a licensed physical therapist and electrophysiologist. He was employed with HPRC in 2012. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2008 from University of South Alabama, his M.Ed. degree in 2002 from Auburn University, and a B.S. degree in 2001 from University of West Alabama. Tim received his Electrophysiology Specialist Certification in 2017. He is an APTA Board Certified Clinical Orthopedic Specialist. His specialty and interest is orthpaedics. Tim and his wife, Kim, have two children, Katie and Abigail. Tim enjoys running, college football and reading.

All LocationsLexington

Tim Sutton, PT

Physical Therapist

Timothy Sutton, PT is a licensed Physical Therapist at HPRC Physical Therapy in Lexington and Columbia, SC, and has been employed with HPRC since 1994. He received his B.S. in Physical Therapy from Medical College of Georgia in 1994, and a B.S. in Education from Columbus College in 1992. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Section. He is a Certified Manual Therapist and is also certified in Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). He lives with his wife, Candie, and family in Lexington, SC.

All LocationsSt. Francis Main

William “Morgan” Scarbrough, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Morgan Scarbrough, PTA, is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, and has been employed with HPRC since February 4, 2016. He received his Associate PTA degree in 2015 at South University in Montgomery, AL and his BS degree in 2008 at Auburn University. Morgan and his wife Jana have one daughter, Lela. Morgan’s interest include hunting, and working out at the gym.