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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.

 

Jennifer Hughes, MPT

Jennifer Hughes received her Masters of Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Teas.

As a published clinician, she brings a variety of experience while she leads our Cumming location.

Her sports medicine career began in the clinic and was followed through on the field allowing her to work with high school teams as well as college and Olympic athletes.

She worked in an orthopedic based home care environment, highly focused on acute total joint replacements and pediatrics (neonatal-18).

Her continuing education has allowed her to complete a manual physical therapy curriculum with the University of St. Augustine and become a certified instructor for pre/post-partum patients. She recently completed her concussion certification.

Her unique ability to relate across all age ranges and gain positive results is a result of her expertise and skill.

 

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. 


Deborah Styron, PT

Deborah Styron was born and raised in Coral Gables, Florida.  After receiving her Bachelors of Health Science in Physical Therapy degree at the University of Florida in 1993 she moved to Atlanta.  Despite growing up in Florida, she has deep roots in South Georgia where her parents are from and has called Georgia her home for the past 25 years.

Deborah has always had a strong desire to work in Healthcare.  Her choice of a Physical Therapy career is a perfect combination of her love for helping people and exercise/fitness.  She has worked in several clinical settings including Acute Care/Hospital, Home Health, Assisted Living and Outpatient clinics during her career.  She enjoys working with patients of all ages and diagnoses and has focused her career on Outpatient Orthopedics primarily.  Deborah joined Georgia Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center in Canton in January 2018.

When not treating patients, Deborah is a wife and mother of two active children and a step-mother to a teenager.  She stays busy and devoted to her children's athletic activities and is a proud soccer and basketball mom in the evenings and on the weekends.  She attends Woodstock City Church and enjoys exercising. 


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.  


Josh McWhirter, PT, DPT

Josh grew up in Canton, Georgia for most of his life, obtained his B.S. in Exercise Physiology and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of North Georgia. Josh states he decided to get into the physical therapy field, "Because I enjoy the relationships, I get to build with people that need someone to share compassion, and I saw a need to blend the medical and rehabilitation field with technology!"

Josh is additionally the chief operating officer of a medical technology company specializing in augmented reality rehabilitation and education with clients in North America, Asia and Europe. 

He loves to work out, longboard, drink coffee, and play video games in his free time with his wife. Occasionally he refers to things he likes as “super mega dope”. His bucket list includes performing H.A.L.O. jumps skydiving, becoming a pilot, and traveling to every continent. 

Josh joined Georgia Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center in August 2019 and works primarily at the Canton and Woodstock Clinics.


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.


Chantal Elmore PT, DPT

Chantal Elmore received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise & Sport Science with a certificate in Disability Studies from the University of Georgia in 2016. Chantal then went on to complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Mercer University and graduated with honors from the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy National Honor Society in 2019.

Upon graduation, Chantal moved back to her hometown of Cumming, GA to join the Georgia Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center family. She is passionate about providing individualized physical therapy for people of all ages with sports and orthopedic-related injuries in a positive environment. Her clinical interests include endurance sport injuries and performance, neurodynamics, manual therapy techniques, and working with people with chronic and complex pain states. She is a member of the orthopedic section of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia.

Outside of the office, Chantal enjoys spending time running and training for ultramarathons, lifting weights at the gym, camping, traveling, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. 

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