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Our Physical Therapists

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Tiffany Aiken, DPT, Cert. DN, an Atlanta native, attended Spelman College and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Upon completion, she then attended Alabama State University where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2011. She has been practicing in mostly outpatient and orthopedic/sports settings with over 10 years of experience. Currently she is available to PSP on a as needed basis as she takes care of her 2 active and adorable boys along with her husband. When not in the clinic, Tiffany can be found cheering on her boys, traveling and doing community service

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Dr. Tyler Balfour, DPT, Cert DN received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and his doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University. He has 5 years of experience, primarily in outpatient orthopedics, treating individuals of all age ranges and backgrounds. Tyler has received advanced training in managing injury and performance in fitness athletes (ex: Crossfit) and golfers.  Tyler has a passion for helping others, and really enjoys helping people get from an injured to performing state. In his spare time, Tyler loves getting outside on his bicycle, camping, and spending time with his friends and family.

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Michelle Dawson, DPT, Cert. DN, CAPS received her B.S. in Exercise Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Missouri State University. Michelle has spent her career treating patients of all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics with orthopedic and neurological conditions. She has over 5 years of experience rehabilitating patients to get them back to what they love and improving their accessibility as a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist. Michelle enjoys furthering her education to enhance the lives of her patients. Outside the clinic you can find her paddle boarding, hiking, and enjoying Atlanta's restaurant scene. 

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Darryl Drew, DPT, Cert. DN, received his undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Georgia and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. He has 7 years of experience in outpatient Physical Therapy tailoring treatments to patients of all age ranges, backgrounds and conditions. When out of the office, he enjoys weightlifting, kickboxing, watching sports, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

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Ryan Gehr, DPT, cert. DN, received his B.S. in Movement Science from Delaware State University and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the Emory University School of Medicine, where he also completed Dry Needling education. Advanced coursework in Spinal Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Strength and Conditioning and manual physical therapy provided him with a wide skillset to treat patients of all populations. As an action sports athlete, he understands the importance of total body strength, stability and control for injury prevention and avoidance of pain. When not in the clinic, you can find Ryan snowboarding or riding dirt bikes; or spending time with his fiancée, daughter, and Golden Retriever, Rocket!

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Genry Piletsky, DPT, Cert. DN attended Georgia State University where he earned his Bachelors in Exercise Science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Dr. Piletsky specializes in treating lower extremity orthopedic injuries and enjoys working with all types of athletes and fitness enthusiasts. In his free time outside of the clinic, he enjoys staying active by playing soccer, working out, and hiking with his family and siberian huskey (Teddy). 

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Jeff Sondergard, DPT, cert. DN received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa and doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University.  He later completed a residency program with Upstream Rehab to fine tune his evidence-based treatment for all patient populations.  Outside of the office, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family including his two dogs (Kenan and Luka) in addition to playing drums and disc golf.

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Amber Steele, DPT, CSCS received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with 3 years of experience creating custom exercise routines based on her client's personal goals. Amber is currently studying for her Orthopedic Clinical Specialty and hoping to become certified soon.  Outside of work she enjoys watching sports - specifically football and basketball, exercising, trying new food places and being a tourist around the city of Atlanta.

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Tony Suarez, DPT, OCS, cert. DN graduated from Georgia State University with his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He continued his education by completing an Orthopedic Residency and is now a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. He brings with him 5+ years of experience working in outpatient Physical Therapy with experience treating a variety of diagnoses from low back pain and post-surgical conditions to Stroke and Parkinson's disease.  Outside of the clinic, Tony enjoys playing soccer, cooking, eating at new restaurants, and watching all things Marvel/Star Wars/DC related. Tony is dedicated to helping each one of his patient's achieve their goals for Physical Therapy and learning how to live a pain free life!

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Eric Volz, PT, DPT received his undergraduate degree in Exercises Science from Georgia Southern University and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Brenau University. Outside of the clinic, Eric enjoys golfing, working out, hiking, playing the piano, and traveling whenever he can. A fun fact about Eric is he has citizenship for the United States and Germany.

Our
Physical Therapy Assistants

Hyneef Banks, PTA received his B.S. in Movement Science from Delaware State University and received his Associates in Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Harcum College. Hyneef was introduced to PT in 2005 when he fractured his ankle. Since then, he knew PT could be a career path for him. In 2012, he began working in the field as a rehabilitation technician. Hyneef is passionate about helping people and being apart of their journey to regaining their function. Understanding the anatomy of the body and proper body mechanics is what Hyneef uses to guide his treatments. Hyneef loves to enjoy his work-life balance by spending time working out, running, enjoying time with family and friends and traveling

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Lauren Doft, PTA received his B.S. in Movement Science from Delaware State University and received his Associates in Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Harcum College. Hyneef was introduced to PT in 2005 when he fractured his ankle. Since then, he knew PT could be a career path for him. In 2012, he began working in the field as a rehabilitation technician. Hyneef is passionate about helping people and being apart of their journey to regaining their function. Understanding the anatomy of the body and proper body mechanics is what Hyneef uses to guide his treatments. Hyneef loves to enjoy his work-life balance by spending time working out, running, enjoying time with family and friends and traveling

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Brooke Knight, PTA A Locust Grove native, received her Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Mercer University and her PTA degree from Atlanta Technical College. She has 2 years of experience in outpatient and home health physical therapy working with a wide variety of patients from all ages and backgrounds.  Outside of the clinic, Brooke enjoys riding her horse Trigger, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two nephews.

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Alexa McCauley, PTA earned her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Chattahoochee Technical College in 2020. Since then, she has focused on staying up to date with the most evidence-based treatments for a variety of spinal, orthopedic, and neurological conditions, with specific continuing education and passion in concussion/TBI management. Even before she joined the profession, she knew exactly where she wanted her career to focus: helping people whose lives have been turned upside down by a sudden injury or accident get back to their normal lives. As someone who has personally experienced a similar situation, she is determined to ensure each patient never feels like they are just another number in the system. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, painting, gaming, and playing frisbee with her Australian Shephard, Lucky.

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TeRae Mitchell, PTA is a former dancer of 15+ years with a focus on modern and contemporary styles, as well as spending 4 years training in martial arts. She received her Associates degree from the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at Tidewater Community College, as well as a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Old Dominion University. She is certified in Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). TeRae brings 4+ year of experience working in outpatient and acute care physical therapy with experience working in a variety of diagnoses including general orthopedic, aquatics, post-surgical conditions, neurological disorders, amputations, pediatrics, and geriatrics. Her hobbies include the fine arts, cake designing, crafting, and spending time with her family.

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Kirsten Wages, PTA received her B.S in Exercises Science from Auburn University and graduated with her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from South University. Kirsten has over 7 years of experience treating orthopedic and neurological injuries, specializing in spinal pathologies and joint manipulations. Outside of the clinic she loves to travel the world and learn new cultures, hike, and cheer on Auburn Football. She is dedicated to her work and is excited to get you back to doing what you love. War Eagle!

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Joe York, PTA was a student-athlete at Darton State College, where he received his Physical Therapy Assistant degree. After graduating, he received extensive training in Corrective Exercise Specialization and Kinesio Taping with emphasis on sports related injuries and prevention, and obtained an additional personal training certification through NASM. On his off time, he enjoys being active in the soccer scene throughout metro Atlanta, watching sports, and fishing. 

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