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Chad Luth, PT, MPT, founder

Chad Luth, founder of George Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center, received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from Mississippi State University and his Master’s of Physical Therapy at Southwest Baptist University.

For almost 20 years, Chad Luth has dedicated his professional career to serving the sports medicine and rehabilitation needs of metro Atlanta patients.

He began his practice as a staff physical therapist in 1997 and soon earned a leadership role with the largest outpatient sports medicine group in Georgia. He worked with that firm for nine years and ran more than 10 facilities.

At that point he recognized a special need in the northern suburbs for sports medicine and rehabilitation.

He started the Georgia Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center in Alpharetta, GA. in 2006. Specializing in dry needling, aquatic therapy and sports medicine, this clinic quickly became recognized by the community and local physicians as a clinic of rehabilitation excellence.

With the help of a great staff, he opened a second clinic in Canton, GA in 2012 and then partnered with Polaris Spine to run their new spine rehab and wellness center in 2015.

Georgia Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center continues to expand in the metro Atlanta area with new clinics in Cumming & Woodstock.

In his spare time, Chad likes to spend time with his family and friends and play golf.

 

Aimee Bennett, PT, DPT

Aimee Bennett was born and raised in Alpharetta, GA.  After completing her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science from the University of Georgia in 2012 and finishing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA.  She returned home to Alpharetta to join Georgia Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center in July 2016 and currently serves as our Alpharetta Clinic Director.

Additionally, she has gained experience doing clinical rotations at several clinics and facilities in Georgia.  Since graduation, she has completed advanced training in FMT, Functional manual techniques, and is Dry Needling certified through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.   

Aimee was drawn to a career in physical therapy at a young age as she had to attend physical therapy for her own injures acquired through competitive cheerleading.  Through her rehab, she saw how impactful a PT can be in helping someone regain not only strength and stability, but also confidence to return to their sport or activity. 

When she is not working, Aimee enjoys spending time with her husband, puppy and friends, working out, and traveling the world. 

 

Bonny Spears, PTA

Bonny Spears achieved her Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) degree at the University of Indianapolis and joined Georgia Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center in January of 2013, where she is the Clinic Director for our Canton Location and has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1998.

Prior to that she worked for 13 years in a multidiscipline outpatient clinic with a heavy emphasis on manual therapy.

Bonny was drawn to her career because she not only loves helping people, but she is interested in getting them to understand how to help themselves.

When she was 14, she went to physical therapy with her grandfather and was intrigued as she watched his improvement and how the physical therapist got excited about helping him achieve more mobility and improvement. She was hooked.

She volunteered in a hospital system both in an inpatient and outpatient setting throughout high school.

As she puts it, life and love occurred and she did not pursue her dream career immediately. But when her son was two, she decided to go back to school and started the PTA program at the University of Indianapolis.

They moved back into the Canton area which the family has loved being a part of and she settled into her new career.

When she is not working, Bonny loves spending time with family and friends. She is the immediate past president of the Service League of Cherokee County and attends Canton First United Methodist Church. She is part of the Give A Kid a Chance program and is involved in many community events for the City of Canton as a volunteer.


Paige Biringer, PT, DPT 

Paige Biringer completed her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Tennessee in 2014. Shortly after Paige ventured to Austin, TX to complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Paige graduated in 2017 and quickly moved home to join the Georgia Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center family. 

Paige has completed clinical rotations in various physical therapy settings. In addition, Paige is FMT, functional manual techniques, certified through RockTape, is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and has received advanced training in the evaluation and manipulation of cervical and thoracic spine, the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex, and cranio facial regions. 

Paige became interested in the field of physical therapy at a young age after rehabbing various sports injuries from playing competitive basketball and soccer. The creativity, the engaging and personable atmosphere, as well as the rewarding feeling of helping others are some components of what makes this field so enjoyable. 

Outside of work, Paige loves spending time at the lake, running, watching sports, cheering on her Vols, and exploring new restaurants. 



Allison B. Levy, PTA

Allison was born in New York but raised in South Florida.  She received her degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant from Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida in 1995.  She immediately went to work for a prominent physical therapist.  While advancing her PTA career, she went back to school and in 2002, Allison obtained her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University.

With more than twenty years in all aspects of PT and Sports Medicine, Allison moved to Gainesville, Georgia in 2018.  Once settled, she wanted to get back to work.  After careful research on various area practices, she submitted a resume to Georgia Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center and was accepted.  She will be working in their Canton, Alpharetta and Cumming locations.

Allison has been interested in physical therapy starting from a young age due to a serious physical injury to her as a young child.  Her struggle to deal with that injury and overcome it has led to a strong lifetime desire to help others get better and be able to return to productive lives after their injuries.  Her two decades in the field attest to that.     

In her free time, Allison enjoys traveling, watching sports, creating handmade crafts to sell at local fairs, reading, hanging out with family and friends as well as taking care of her two dogs.  


Kylie Woodard, PT, DPT

Kylie Woodard attended Winthrop University where she majored in Exercise Science and played for the Women's soccer team from 2009-2013. She then went on to Mercer University where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016.

Kylie joined the Georgia Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine team in 2019 and has worked in an outpatient orthopedic clinic setting since graduating from PT school. She has her Dry Needling certification and enjoys working with a variety of patient populations. Kylie will practice primarily in our Canton (Sixes Rd) clinic location.

She has grown up playing and watching sports and has always wanted to help others. With the influence of friends and teammates she chose this career and met her husband (also a physical therapist) along the way so everything has worked out for the best. 

Outside of work she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, going to the lake, playing soccer, watching football and attending UGA games. She also loves to workout and go hiking with her dog. Kylie and her husband just moved to Canton from Rome, GA and she grew up in Alpharetta where she went to Alpharetta High School.



Jeremiah Nichols PTA, MS, LAT, ATC 

Jeremiah received his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Kent State University in 2019. He received his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Western Carolina University in 2012 and a Master of Science in Physical Education from the University of North Georgia in 2014. 

Jeremiah has spent the majority of his career obtaining experiences in athletics. As a Certified Athletic Trainer, he has worked with football programs at Clemson University, The University of Alabama and Costal Carolina University. He was also an Athletic Trainer with the University of North Georgia and the Atlanta Silverbacks Women’s Soccer Team. Prior to moving to Georgia, he worked as an athletic trainer for Butler High School in Charlotte North Carolina. 

Jeremiah has always had a passion for athletics and serving others. He found his calling in combining those passions in athletic training. He now continues that passion as a Physical Therapist Assistant and an Athletic Trainer. 

Jeremiah resides in Woodstock Georgia with his wife where they enjoys spending time hiking with their two Huskies and taking time to explore the countries national parks. 


Corey Klein, PT, DPT

Corey Klein is from Aiken, SC and is proud to have lived in many different parts of South Carolina. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology with minor in Chemistry from the College of Charleston in 2010, where he also worked part-time as a Rickshaw driver. Living near the beach Corey developed a love for kayaking and cycling.

After college, while working as a live-in caregiver for a family friend with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) Corey could not turn away from a passion for assisting others maximize their functional independence. He pursued his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the Medical College of Georgia graduating in 2014 and completing rotations in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient neurological rehabilitation, and active duty orthopedic settings while conducting research related to ALS. 

Corey appreciates opportunities to learn new things and meet new people. He enjoys playing the guitar or piano, cycling, doing yard work, and horse playing with his three dogs. He is a die-hard Braves fan and enjoys following all sports. Most of all, he yearns to spend time with his wife and daughter, Emily and Charly.   

 

Ty Stewart, PT, DPT 

Ty Stewart is a Mississippi native where he completed his B.S. in Biology (2014) and his M.S. in Exercise Physiology (2016) from Mississippi State University. Ty found his passion in physical therapy following his own experience as a patient after a sports injury, which lead him to complete his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2019.

Following graduation, Ty practiced in Jackson, MS in outpatient physical therapy before moving to Alpharetta, GA in 2020 to join the Georgia Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center team.

Ty has extensive experience with academic research in the fields of biomechanics and neuromechanics which fuels his desire to remain up-to-date in the latest evidence to support his practice in physical therapy.

For Ty, his time interacting with patients and truly getting to know them is the best part of his job. This in turn helps him to create specific treatment plans to best assist his patients in returning to the activities they love and enjoy.

Ty is an avid Mississippi State Bulldogs fan and in his free time enjoys working out, playing basketball, being on the water, and traveling.

Tony Franco, PT, DPT

Tony was born in Atlanta and grew up in the Roswell/Alpharetta area. Tony attended Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell and then went on to the University of Georgia where he received his degree in Health Promotion. He knew he always wanted to work in the healthcare field, but was unsure of which profession to choose. When he discovered physical therapy, it was a no-brainer, as it encompassed all of his passions into one career; health, physical activity, exercise, fitness, and movement. 

Tony worked as a Physical Therapy technician at Northside Hospital in Atlanta before starting Physical Therapy school at Augusta University in 2017. It was during school when Tony found his passion for helping guide patients with orthopedic and sports/exercise related injuries back to full heath. Since then, he has become hooked with learning about all of the most up to date practices and research in orthopedics and sports physical therapy so that he can provide his patients with the best possible care.  

Tony completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in the summer of 2020, and then shortly after accepted a position at Georgia Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine - Canton location.  

Tony is a huge UGA football fan and Atlanta sports fan. He loves spending time with family and friends, lifting weights, playing soccer, fishing, and spending time outdoors and exploring the world. 

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