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Pediatric 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.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Anna “Lauren” Thrash, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Lauren Thrash, SLP is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and was employed with HPRC in 2016. She received her Master’s in Speech Pathology from Auburn in 2015 and her B.S. degree in Communication Disorders in 2015. She is a member of ASHA.

Medical and Health Resources

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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.

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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.

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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.

Pediatrics 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.

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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.

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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.

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Candy McAlister

Pediatric Rehabilitation

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Catherine Stubbs, PT

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.

Charleston

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Dr. Chris Wilson, PT, DPT, CHES

Physical Therapist

Dr. Chris Wilson, PT, DPT, CHES is a physical therapist serving the greater Mount Pleasant and Charleston communities. He focuses on optimizing movement as a means to transform society. In short, if you have pain and it limits your movement he can help. In addition, if you want to improve your sports and fitness performance he can help by assessing your current movement baseline with the goal of improving performance and reducing injury risk. He also works with leaders in the health and fitness communities including personal trainers, massage therapists, physicians, chiropractors, nutritionists and many more to create meaningful health partnerships that put the emphasis on the patient.
Dr. Wilson has been recognized nationally by the American Physical Therapy Association as an Emerging Leader and was selected for the prestigious Sports Physical Therapy Association’s Kevin Wilk Traveling Fellowship. He has extensive training in a variety of topics including Evaluation of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction and Injuries, Dry Needling, Manual Therapy, Musculoskeletal Annual Examinations, Injury Risk Reduction, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Hip Pain, Foot/Ankle Pain and Return to Sport Considerations following ACL surgeries among others.
Dr. Wilson is proud to be a physical therapist, enjoys easing the pain of his patients, ensuring his clients reduce their injury risk and is excited to be a part of the Mount Pleasant, SC and Charleston, SC communities! Dr. Wilson provides on-call, concierge-level physical therapy services. As a mobile provider of physical therapy services he comes to you at your home, office, gym, athletic fields or wherever you need him. Most insurance is accepted.

Home Health

Elayne Saucier, PT

Physical Therapist

Home Health

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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.

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Elizabeth Cain, OTR

Occupational Therapist

Elizabeth Cain, OTR is a licensed Occupational Therapist and works at St. Francis Rehab Main Street Village Columbus, GA. She has been employed with HPRC since 2009. She received her Masters in Health Science degree in 2008 from Medical College of Georgia. She is PAMS/Modality certified. Her interests include Adult Physical Dysfunction, Hand Therapy and Vestibular Dysfunction. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Georgia Occupational Therapy Association. Elizabeth lives with her husband Scott and daughter in Midland. She enjoys playing with her young daughter, singing in the church choir, crafts, and riding bicycles.

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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.

Electromyography (EMG) / Neuromonitoring Services

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Elizabeth Young, CNIM

Neuro Monitoring Tech

Elizabeth Young, 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).

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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.

Pediatric 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.

Pediatrics at Easter Seals

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Fran McPherson, PT

Director of Pediatric Therapy

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.

Pediatrics at Easter Seals

Greg Johnston

Occupational Therapist

Greg Johnston is a licensed Occupational Therapist and became employed with HPRC in 2016. He received his Master’s in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University and a BS in Occupational Therapy from Medical College of Georgia. Greg is married to Susan and has 3 children, Joshua, Eli, and Paul. Greg enjoys playing the guitar, tennis, and fitness. Greg is Sensory Integration Praxis Test (SIPT) certified. He has special interest in sensory processing disorder and autism..

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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.

Pediatrics at Easter Seals

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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.

Home Health

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Helena G “Ena” Hunt, PT

Physical Therapist

Ena Hunt, PT is a PT at Muscogee Home Health in Columbus, GA. She first joined HPRC in 1983. She has been working in Home Health since 2009. She has her MS in PT from Boston University and a BA in Math from UNC, Chapel Hill, NC. Her areas of interest include joint replacement rehabilitation and geriatrics. She is a member of the APTA and PTAG.

Auburn

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.

Pediatrics at Easter Seals

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Jayme Mancera, OTR

Occupational Therapist

Jayme M Mancera Is from El Paso, Texas and completed her undergraduate degree at Texas Tech University with a BA in Psychology. Later completed a Master of Occupational Therapy degree at the University of Texas at El Paso. Special interest in children and early childhood intervention promoting acheivement in developmental milestones.

Electromyography (EMG) / Neuromonitoring Services

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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.

St. Francis Village

Jennifer Fuller, SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Jennifer Fuller, SLP is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and was employed with HPRC in 2015. She received her M.Ed. degree in SLP in 1983 from Columbus State University. Prior to that she received her B.S. in SLP from University of Montevallo in 1979. She is CCC (Certificate of Clinical Competence) certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, and is licensed in Georgia as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Jennifer is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She likes to play golf.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

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Jennifer Williamson, SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Jennifer “Buffy” Williamson, SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist licensed in Georgia and works at Easter Seals. She was employed with HPRC in 2011. Buffy received her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders in 2003 from Western Kentucky University. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Speech/Hearing Sciences from University of Southern Mississippi in 2000. She is certified through ASHA (American Speech Hearing Association) with CCC (Certificate of Clinical Competence.) Her specialties and interests include pediatrics, autism, and reading difficulties. She lives with her husband Heath and their son Hero in Phenix City, Alabama. Her hobbies include singing, gardening, reading and photography.

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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.

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Joanne O’Connor, PT, OCS

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.

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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.

Electromyography (EMG) / Neuromonitoring Services

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Jon Skelly, CNIM

Neuro Monitoring Tech

Jon Skelly, CNIM is a Neurophysiological Intraoperative Monitoring Technologist with HPRC since his employment in 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.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Jorden Martinez, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

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

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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.

St. Francis Village

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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.

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Kaitlin Hunt, PT

Physical Therapist

Kaitlin Hunt, PT is a Licensed Physical Therapist in Georgia and was employed with HPRC in 2012. She works at St. Francis Rehab on River Road. She graduated from Duke University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2011. In 2008 she graduated from Erskine College with a B.S. in Biology. Her specialty is Orthopaedics. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association Sports Section. Kaitlin’s hobbies include running, tennis and reading.

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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.

Medical and Health Resources

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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.

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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.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

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Kathleen Gilliam, OTR

Occupational Therapist

Kathleen Gilliam, OTR is a licensed Occupational Therapist at Pediatric Rehabilitation and in the Phenix City School System. 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.

St. Francis Village

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Kathryn Stenslie, PT, DPT

Department Director, Physical Therapist

Kathryn Stenslie, PT is a licensed Physical Therapist and Director of Physical Therapy at St. Francis Rehab Main Street Village Columbus, GA, and she has been employed with HPRC since 2008. She received 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) certified and her interests are orthopedics, the shoulder, and manual therapy. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), APTA Advisory Panel on Practice; APTA Private Practice Section, Board of Directors; and member of the APTA Orthopedic Section. She lives with her husband, Joel, and their family in Columbus, GA. Her hobbies include running, biking, triathlons, family and travel.

Home Health

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Kathryn Stenslie, PT, DPT

Department Director, Physical Therapist

Kathryn Stenslie, PT is a licensed Physical Therapist and Director of Physical Therapy at St. Francis Rehab Main Street Village Columbus, GA, and she has been employed with HPRC since 2008. She received 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) certified and her interests are orthopedics, the shoulder, and manual therapy. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), APTA Advisory Panel on Practice; APTA Private Practice Section, Board of Directors; and member of the APTA Orthopedic Section. She lives with her husband, Joel, and their family in Columbus, GA. Her hobbies include running, biking, triathlons, family and travel.

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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.  Kelly is certified in Dry Needling, and she also specializes in manual therapy and myofascial trigger point release. 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.

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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.

St. Francis Village

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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.

Auburn

Leslie S. Nicholas, PT

Physical Therapist

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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.

Pediatrics at Easter Seals

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Lisa Abeyta, SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Lisa S. Abeyta, SLP, is a Speech Language Pathologist licensed in Georgia. She was employed with HPRC in 2011 and works at Easter Seals. She received her M.S. Degree in 1991 from Vanderbilt University, and her B.A. Degree in 1989 from Auburn University. She has a Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Hearing Association. She serves on the Georgia State Board of Examiners. Lisa is a member of Leadership Georgia Class 2010 and Young Life. She lives with her husband Brian and their two children in Midland, GA, and her hobbies are running, reading, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

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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.

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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

Birmingham

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 orthopaedic issues. Her hobbies are running, traveling and playing the guitar. heir children in Opelika, AL. Her hobbies are gardening and rollerblading.

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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.

St. Francis Village

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Peery Moran, PT

Physical Therapist

Peery Moran, MSPT is a licensed Physical Therapist at St. Francis Rehab Main Street Village Columbus, GA. She has been employed with HPRC since 2009. She received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 1999 from North Georgia College and State University, and also has a Bachelor of Business Administration-Marketing degree from University of Georgia at Athens in 1987. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. She is President of the local chapter of P.E.O. (Philanthropic & Educational Organization for Women.) Her hobbies include needle crafts, scrapbooking, travel and entertainment.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

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Peggy Loney, PT

Physical Therapist

Peggy Loney, PT is a licensed Physical Therapist at Pediatric Rehabilitation in 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.

St. Francis Main

Rachel Mueller, OTR

Occupational Therapist

Rachel Mueller, 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.

St. Francis Main

Rachel Selman, DPT

Physical Therapist

Rachel Patrick, DPT, is a licensed Physical Therapist and became employed with HPRC in 2016. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Mercer University and a BS in Chemistry from Georgia Tech. Rachel enjoys working out, piano, and painting. She has special interest in orthopedics, sports medicine and dry needling.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

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Rebecca Tranmer, OTR

Occupational Therapist

Rebecca Tranmer, OTR is a licensed Occupational Therapist at Pediatric Rehabilitation, Columbus, GA, and she has been employed with HPRC since 2005. She received her B.S. degree in Occupational Therapy in 2004 from Medical College of Georgia, and a B.S. degree in Exercise Science in 2002 from Columbus State University. Her practice interest is pediatrics. She lives with her husband and family in Columbus, GA.

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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 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. He is also a Certified Athletic Trainer and his specialties and interests include orthopedics and sports injuries. Memberships include: APTA (American Physical Therapy Association); SCATA (South Carolina Athletic Trainers Association); PPS (Private Practice Section of APTA); SPTS (Sports Physical Therapy Section of APTA); NATA(National Athletic Trainers Association)

Columbia Forest Drive

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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.

St. Francis Main

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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.

Pediatrics at Easter Seals

Sally Norman, M.Ed, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Sally Norman, SLP is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and was employed with HPRC in 2013. She works at Easter Seals. She received her B.S. degree in Communication Disorders in 2009 from Auburn University. In 2012 she received her Masters in Education in Communication Disorders from Valdosta State University. She is a member of ASHA. She enjoys reading and exercising.

St. Francis Main

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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.

Pediatrics at Easter Seals

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Sheri Stein Blum, M.S.,CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Sheri Stein Blum, Ph.D., 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.

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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.

St. Francis Main

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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.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

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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.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Tammy Williams, PT

Physical Therapist

Tammy Williams, PT is a licensed Physical Therapist at Pediatric Rehabilitation, Columbus, GA, and has been employed with HPRC in 2000. She received her MPT degree in 1999 from Medical College of Georgia, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1994 from Georgia Southern University. She is also a Registered Nurse and her specialty is pediatrics. She has achieved “Pediatric Certified Clinical Specialist” certification from the American Physical Therapy Association. She lives with her husband, Richard, and family in Midland, GA.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

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Tara K Langley, OT

Occupational Therapist

Electromyography (EMG) / Neuromonitoring Services

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

Physical Therapist

Tim Clemmons, DPT, ATC, CSCS, OCS, CHT is a licensed physical therapist. 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. 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.

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Tim Sutton

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.

St. Francis Main

Travis Benn, DPT

Physical Therapist

Travis Benn, DPT, is a licensed Physical Therapist and became employed with HPRC in 2016. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Mercer University and a BS in Psychology from Mercer University. Travis has special interest in sports medicine, dry needling and orthopedics.

St. Francis Main

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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.