St. Francis Rehab Main Street Village
Ready to get started with physical therapy?
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
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.
Julie King PT, DPT is the Department Director and 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.
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.
Virginia “Ginnie” Byrd, CCC-SLP is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist at St. Francis Rehabilitation Main Street Village in Columbus, GA. She has been employed with HPRC since 2017. Ginnie received her MS degree in 2011 from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL. Ginnie is CCC-SLP certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Language, cognitive and voice therapy are just a few of her methods of rehabilitation.
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!