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We understand how frustrating it is to feel trapped by pain and limitations. Our team is here to listen to you and create a treatment plan to get you back to the life you love. Take your first step toward living a pain-free life.
Meet the Staff
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.
Ken Copes graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1995 with a degree in Physical Therapy.
Ken began specializing in the treatment of back pain while still in Physical Therapy school. He teaches unique relaxation and strength exercises to reduce muscle spasms along the spine that restore normal mechanics of the spine. He also utilizes a manual technique called Arthropraxis that can help reduce pain instantly. He believes this focus on the spine is the key to facilitating the normal mechanics throughout the entire body.
Ken is a long standing supporter for local art and music. He was involved in the beginning years of the Lyndon House Art Center. As a bass player he plays with the local band “Kenny and the Bashers.”
He loves playing volleyball, kayaking, listening to live music, and viewing local art.
Hank earned a degree in Health Education from the University of Georgia in 1984 and a degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia in 1987.
He became a Certified Athletic Trainer in 1985 and a Fellow of Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute in 2015.
As a long-standing member St. Joseph’s Catholic Church has been involved in numerous ministries within the church. He was strongly affiliated with Monsignor Donovan High School as a board member, a parent, leader of Haitian mission trips, and continues as the Athletic Trainer for the football team.
With his wife, native Athenian Marianna Brogan, they have three grown children. They enjoy outdoor activities of biking, hiking, kayaking and sailing. He also has a passion for Georgia football and regularly uses his photography skills as a sideline photographer.
John earned a degree in Exercise Science from The University of Mississippi in 2009 and a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Athens Technical College in 2014.
He started his career in Physical Therapy as an aquatic Physical Therapist Assistant in the Athens area before pursuing his passion of orthopedic land based Physical Therapy. His ultimate goal is to help individuals return to a functional, pain free life.
John is a Georgia native currently living in Athens and enjoys living a healthy lifestyle, rock climbing, photography, and college football.
Hear what other HPRC patients have to say.
Having this be my first experience with PT for my neck and back I am truly amazed at the results. It has been an eye opening experience that PT can make the difference in healing from injury.
Ms. McCook has been wonderful in helping me regain more mobility and comfort and in experiencing much less pain in my daily activities. I continue to be able to do more that I had given up on after having been so very active all my life.
Kelly is a exceptional physical therapist and I would recommend or refer her to anyone needing PT.
Kelly is awesome! I have improved by leaps & bounds!
I have several bad disks in my lower back. I was to have an epidural shot to ease the pain and create mobility. After 4 sessions with Dunny, I feel maybe the shot can wait. Thank you for the excellent treatment!
I was treated with professional care and with respect & kindness. I would go to this office again if my doctor referred me. Thank you for all you did for me. I am much better now.
Dr. Kyle is awesome. Kind, gentle and effective. Without his help, I would be in a nursing home. Nicole at the desk is also courteous and very helpful.
I have several bad disks in my lower back. I was to have an epidural shot to ease the pain and create mobility. After 4 sessions with Dunny I feel maybe the shot can wait. Thank you for the excellent treatment!
My therapist was friendly, professional and extremely focused on my healing. I’d recommend her highly!