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 a clinic opening this fall in Cumming.
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 with her as she joins our Cumming clinic this fall.
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 Joy Burdette, PT, DPT
Aimee Joy Burdette has completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science from the University of Georgia in 2012 and finished her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA. She joined Georgia Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center in July, 2016.
Additionally, she has gained experience doing clinical rotations at a number of clinics and facilities in Georgia and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Aimee was drawn to a career in physical therapy because she wanted to work with people and help them, and she has always been interested in the human body mechanics. She was a competitive cheerleader for more than 13 years and was originally exposed to physical therapy as a patient.
When she is not working, she loves to work out and spend time with her friends. She is also planning her wedding for next year.
Bill Tjaden, MPT
Bill Tjaden was drawn to a career in physical therapy when he experienced firsthand how effective it was in rehabilitating his injuries as a high school athlete.
Fascinated by the structure and potential of the human body, he began to learn more about his potential career and discovered he had a natural aptitude for understanding and correcting its biomechanics.
Now affiliated with the Alpharetta and Polaris (Atlanta) facilities, Bill began his studies in Pre-Physical Therapy at Creighton University and then obtained a Master’s of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
He gathered experience working in Endurance Rehabilitation in Scottsdale, AZ and Barrow Neurological Associates of Phoenix where he established and managed the physical therapy practice for the world class neurological firm prior to joining Georgia Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center in September of 2012.
He specializes in working with runners, endurance athletes, cyclists, and swimmers as well as performing spinal rehabilitation, myofascial release, and evaluating gait and foot/ankle dysfunction.
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, working out of the Canton clinic.
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.