Performance Physical Therapy – Stockbridge
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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
Dr R M Barney Poole, PT, DPT, FAPTA, AT-Ret has made himself available as an educator, clinician, and volunteer to his colleagues, patients, and community throughout his career. This accessibility has been a hallmark of his leadership role in the physical therapy profession. Dr. Poole is CEO and owner of Performance Physical Therapy of Stockbridge, Georgia an outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy private practice and a division of Human Performance and Rehabilitation Centers, a Confluent Company. Prior to that, he was physical therapist/corporate director of the Atlanta Division of the Human Performance and Rehabilitation Centers, associate professor of anatomy-physiology at Columbus State University, and a teacher, athletic trainer, and coach at Glenwood High School in Phenix City, AL. He earned a BS in physical therapy from Georgia State University, BS in biology from Columbus State, and MEd in secondary education in biology, also from Columbus State and earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Alabama State University.
A member of American Physical Therapy Association Georgia for 37 years, he has served chapter as president, vice president, parliamentarian, program chair, chief delegate, and delegate. In 2001, he was elected Vice Speaker of the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) House of Delegates (HOD) and member of the Board of Directors and served two terms. During this time he was instrumental in designing and implementing the Local Area Network (LAN) system used to track and expedite HOD motions, improving the flow of business during House sessions and was an early advocate of electronic voting in the House. As chair of the APTA Task Force on Public Awareness and Public Relations, Dr Poole provided active mentoring to his constituency and the public, keeping them informed of APTA services available to chapters and components and potential patient/clients. He has also chaired the APTA Reference Committee, and most recently served as Chair of the House Special Committee to Determine Board Honorarium.
As a clinical teacher and faculty member, Dr Poole participates actively in the support and education of PT students as adjunct clinical faculty for Alabama State University and Georgia State University Physical Therapy Departments. In addition, he is known as a physician educator, teaching assessment of musculoskeletal injuries and appropriate referral of patients to physical therapy to physician members of the American Association of Family Physicians for over 25 years.
Dr. Poole is the recipient of APTA’s Lucy Blair Service award for distinguished service to the profession of physical therapy. In 2016, he was selected as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, awarded to members whose contributions to the profession through leadership, influence, and achievements demonstrate frequent and sustained efforts to advance the profession of physical therapy.
K. Taylor Adkins earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Mercer University. Prior to that, K. Taylor obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern University.
K. Taylor is most interested in treating ankle and foot disorders.
In her free time, K. Taylor enjoys exercising, reading, and volunteering with APTA Georgia.
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!