St. Francis Rehab Main Campus
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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
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.
Katherine M. Branch, OTR/L is a licensed Occupational Therapist and has been employed with HPRC since 2019. She received her Masters of Occupational Therapy degree in 2014 from University of Alabama at Birmingham and her BS degree in 2012 from Judson College. Katherine is a member of the National Board of Occupational Therapy, as well as the American Occupational Therapy Association and Alabama Occupational Therapy Association. Her clinical interests include Hand Therapy. Outside of work, Katherine enjoys lettering, the great outdoors, sunset chasing, and exercising.
Kimberly Green, PT, serves as Director of Inpatient Rehab Services and a licensed Physical Therapist at St. Francis Main Campus. She 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.
Lindsey Martindill, PTA, is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and has been employed with HPRC since 2017. She earned her PTA degree in 2012 from Darton College and previously earned a B.S. degree in Exercise Science in 2010 from Columbus State University. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. She is ASTYM (Augmented Soft Tissue Massage) certified. Her interests include orthopedics, sports injuries and pain science.
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.
Raleigh Robbins, PT, DPT is a licensed Physical Therapist who has been employed with HPRC since 2020. In 2015 Raleigh received her bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University. She then went on to Mercer where she completed her doctorate in 2020. Her practice interests include orthopedics, amputations, Parkinson’s Disease, balance training and acute care. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). In her free time, Raleigh enjoys exercise, reading and travelling.
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.
Daria Parker Wilson earned her Associate of Arts and Sciences in the Physical Therapist Assistant program from Bishop State Community College. Prior to that, Daria obtained her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Samford University.
Daria is most interested in treating balance.
In her free time, Daria enjoys spending time with her family.
Leigh Page earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Columbus State University.
Leigh specializes in orthopedics and is most interested in treating knee and hip pain.
In her free time, Leigh enjoys reading and spending time with family.
Bio coming soon!
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.
Bio coming soon!
Bio coming soon!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dustin Brett earned his Master of Occupational Therapy from Husson University. Prior to that, Dustin obtained his Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies from Husson University.
Dustin specializes in the rehabilitation of elbow, wrist, and hand injuries. He is most interested in treating flexor and extensor tendon lacerations and repairs.
In his free time, Dustin enjoys hiking, deep-sea fishing, and spending time with his family.
Erin Brown, PT, DPT was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia. She is a 2002 graduate of Columbus High School and a 2006 graduate of Columbus State University where she earned her Bachelors in Exercise Science with a Minor in Psychology. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010 from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia.
After graduation, she worked in Acworth, Georgia for four years where she also went through an Orthopedic Residency program through PT Solutions. She obtained her dry needling certification during this time as well. In 2014 she returned to her home in Columbus. She now works as a physical therapist for HPRC at St. Francis. She has a passion for treating multiple orthopedic conditions, as well as patients who suffer from vertigo.
In her spare time, Erin donates her time to helping children with disabilities in her community. She is on the board of directors for a local charity, Pedaling For Kids, that raises money for children with disabilities to help pay for equipment needs that insurance does not cover. She has two children, Madison and Peyton, with her husband, Taylor.
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!