Over 25 years of dedication.

Our physical therapists have extensive clinical experience and unmatched expertise in a variety of wellness practices.

The key to achieving optimal health is finding the right physical therapist who is an expert in the field and who truly cares about your pains, aches, and concerns. Learn more about our amazing East Tennessee Spine & Sport physical therapy team and how they can help you start your path to a lifetime of wellness.

Graeme Keys

Physical Therapist · Diplomaed McKenzie Therapist · Clinic Director

Graeme Keys graduated from the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Northern Ireland in Physiotherapy in 1995. After working for 2 years in the UK health system he immigrated to the USA in 1997. He settled in Knoxville, TN in 2000 to work at a Spine Center of Excellence as the Director of Physiotherapy, working with Spine surgeons and Injection trained Physiatrists in the conservative and post-surgical management of spinal conditions. This became his area of special interest and extensive experience. He also worked at Results Physiotherapy in the Knoxville and surrounding areas as their Director of Clinical Education. Graeme joined ETSS in late 2016 and opened the Farragut clinic which is now the only Certified McKenzie Clinic in Knoxville.

Graeme is a Diplomate of the Postgraduate residency program of the McKenzie Institute International (Dip. MDT) He is also a Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist (COMT) and a Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP).

Graeme currently guest lectures at ETSU in their Orthopaedic Physical Therapy department, and also lectures to Physical Therapists state-wide on post-operative management of spinal conditions and integration of manual therapy approaches. He is an editor on SpineUniverse.com, both posting and reviewing articles on manual therapy and spine treatments.

As a father of 17 year old twins, most free time is spent with the family, but Graeme has found time to enjoy immensely travelling the US, both conventionally and also on his Harley Davidson, and loves listening to and playing music and especially enjoys playing with a local band, the Gnarly Goats!

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Hollie Hennessy

Physical Therapist · Certified McKenzie Therapist

An Oregon Native and graduate of Oregon State University with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, Hollie spent several years in the golf industry and traveled for tournaments at the business-executive and professional level. She further pursued physical therapy at East Tennessee State University where she obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

After being exposed to the McKenzie method early in her career, Hollie continued her postgraduate training and became certified in 2013. Inspired by outcomes with the McKenzie method, she further pursued training in manual therapy and became a certified orthopedic manual therapist at the end of 2013. Hollie continues to seek additional postgraduate education opportunities in manual therapy, such has the Mulligan approach and advances in shoulder assessment and treatment methods. “I feel very fortunate my postgraduate education opportunities challenged me to understand and apply mechanical diagnosis and manual therapy techniques early in my career. What inspires me each day is the opportunity to listen while each patient tells their story, apply what I know and create a plan together that engages the patient to achieve their personal goals.”

Outside the office, Hollie has an interest in the culinary arts (but has not perfected the “Southern Biscuit” yet), music, and seeks to fill her first ever passport.

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Whitney Lensgraf

Physical Therapist

A Farragut High School graduate, Whitney earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Tennessee in 2008. She then gained interest in physical therapy after having the opportunity to work as a support staff member under Graeme Keys. She was accepted into physical therapy school and graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from East Tennessee State University in December 2015.

Whitney settled into a position locally in Farragut where she worked for four years before joining the ETSS team in July 2020. She is excited to resume working with her mentors. Whitney is currently pursuing her post-doctorate McKenzie certification. She loves the variety of patients and conditions the profession of physical therapy has to offer. When Whitney is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and playing with their English Springer Spaniel, Auggie.

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Joel Maher

Physical Therapist Assistant

Joel started as an avid Weightlifting and Powerlifting athlete competing locally and nationally. This fed his desire to become a personal trainer and help others achieve their fitness goals. He then returned to college to further his education and graduated as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2014. After working in Maryland, then Alabama, he moved to Knoxville with his wife and settled in East TN in 2016. While continuing his education in physical therapy he knew there was more left to learn and was excited to join ETSS in mid 2019, immediately starting his McKenzie Method training and mentorship. He brings with him a desire to help patients achieve their best pain free lifestyle and also elevate their fitness levels.

Outside of work Joel likes to spend time with his wife Aubrie, and black lab puppy, Luna. As a CrossFit Level 1 coach he enjoys staying involved at the gym and coaching CrossFit athletes. He also enjoys days on the lake, hiking, mountain biking, and playing lacrosse when he can find it. He loves Knoxville for its welcoming hospitality and diverse culture and is excited to spend many more years here.

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Jordan Durham

Physical Therapist Assistant

Jordan began her collegiate career with a business focus. After working in Human Resources for nearly 10 years, she discovered her desire to serve the community had shifted more towards health and fitness. Working as a support staff member in an Outpatient Therapy setting, she went on to graduate from South College with a B.S. in Pre-Physical Therapy and obtained her license to practice as a Physical Therapist Assistant.

She brings with her an immense motivation to help her patients reach their goals and add value to their day-to-day life.

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Robby McCarty

Physical Therapist

Robby is a Farragut native, and graduate of Farragut High School. He grew up cheering on the Admirals on Friday nights. After graduating, Robby stayed local attending University of Tennessee Knoxville where he studied Kinesiology and, of course, on Saturdays was fired up to support the Vols.

Working as a trainer at the YMCA Robby developed an interest in wellness and using exercise to help people achieve their goals. Robby knew people needed more solutions especially those dealing with chronic spine pain, orthopedic and sports injuries so he attended University of Tennessee Chattanooga to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Throughout the program and clinical rotations Robby found additional ways to address back pain and orthopedic problems using manual techniques, dry needling and educating people. Robby learned about the McKenzie Method during one of his later rotations and found the outcomes impressive and has already started his post-doctorate education in the Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (The McKenzie Method).

Robby is happy to be back in the Farragut area where he plans to embrace the search for his first home. On weekends Robby enjoys exploring all the new things downtown, hanging out with his family and friends, and will most likely be a regular at the new Top Golf.

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Bill Pendergrass

Physical Therapist · Certified McKenzie Therapist · Clinic Director

Bill graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006. Early in his career, he was challenged that there was a different and better way to help his patients than traditional physical therapy. It lead him to pursue postgraduate training in manual therapy and he is currently certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Certified), Movement with Mobilization (Mulligan Certified) and Trigger Point Dry Needling. Bill practices an integrated manual therapy approach along with specific exercise prescription that allows his patients to achieve their optimal results.

An Oak Ridge native, Bill moved back to the Knoxville area after graduation where he has been working in the Fountain City area for the past 8 years. When Bill is not in the clinic, he is busy with his 6 children!

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Kristine Bedell

Physical Therapist · Certified McKenzie Therapist

Kristine is an East Coast transplant just recently relocated to Tennessee and excited for all the opportunities the Spine and Sport family has to offer. She obtained her BS in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland-College Park in 2007 and her DPT from the University of Maryland-Baltimore in 2015.

She began her career as a travel/contract PT exploring multiple settings and gaining experience before landing here in Knoxville. She looks forward to treating a variety of diagnoses with the philosophy that treatment should be about the whole person and not just the injury. She hopes to educate all patients on means to independently manage pain and meet functional goals..

Outside the clinic, Kristine enjoys dancing, yoga, hiking, camping, skiing and music.

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Kayla Beets

Physical Therapist

Kayla is a graduate of Maryville College with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from South College. Falling in love with the pelvic health patient population during an extensive clinical internship, Kayla most enjoys helping new moms return to their active lifestyles. She is a passionate lifelong learner and is excited to pursue her certifications in pelvic health and McKenzie Manual Therapy.

Kayla also takes a holistic approach with her patients by not merely treating the title of their diagnosis, but rather treating the person as a whole by using exercise, manual therapy, and healthy lifestyle techniques.

Kayla was born and raised in Knoxville, TN, and looks forward to working with ETSS as she continues living in the surrounding beauty the area has to offer. When not in the clinic, Kayla can be found in the mountains rock climbing and camping with her husband, dog, and friends.

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Damon Deopere

Physical Therapist Assistant

Damon graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and obtained his license as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2017. While working as a PTA in acute inpatient rehabilitation for a few years, Damon finished school at SIUC with his Bachelor's of Science in Health Care Management in 2020.

Damon recently settled into Knoxville from Illinois and is very excited to explore East Tennessee with his girlfriend, Erin, and their dog, Jax. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys staying physically active, weightlifting, powerlifting, and playing soccer. He also enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, and sampling local craft beer.

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Meghan Wills

Physical Therapist Assistant

Meghan graduated from East Tennessee State University with her B.S. in Exercise Science in 2018 and went on to complete her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from South College of Knoxville in 2020.

Meghan’s interest in physical therapy began during her teenage years when two people close to her suffered traumatic brain injuries. Since then Meghan has strived to work towards a career that helps others restore function and independence. When Meghan isn’t in the clinic you can find her spending time with her husband, family, and two cats Binx and Luna.

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Erin Brown

Physical Therapist Assistant

Erin is a recent Knoxville transfer from Michigan, and is excited to continue her PTA career with East Tennessee Spine and Sport. She obtained her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Mott Community College in 2017, and her Bachelors of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Michigan - Flint in 2016. Being a dancer from a young age, she has always been interested in how the human body moves, which kick started her love for PT.

She has treated in multiple outpatient settings with a specific interest in musculoskeletal diagnoses and post-surgical care. She believes in tailored treatment plans, and addressing the specific goals of her patients. When she's not at work, you can find her spending time with her husband, two dogs (Kade and Harley), and friends, as well as exploring her new home town of Knoxville!

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Angelina Reece

Clinic Director · Physical Therapist Assistant

Angelina is a graduate from South College-Asheville and has recently settled into Knoxville. She started out with her passion for bodybuilding and competing right after high school and then her father had to have extensive rehabilitation after a motorcycle accident and watching him go through therapy sparked her interest for PT and then soon after she completed her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant.

Angelina is enthusiastic about Physical Therapy as well as health and fitness. She believes giving back 100% to those she treats, not only by her demeanor and interaction with them but also by making sure she is delivering the best, most evidence-based practice.

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Enid Tate

Physical Therapist · Certified McKenzie Therapist

Enid is an experienced physical therapist that has been with Spine & Sport for over 15 years. Graduating from Ohio University with Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy, she worked in a variety of clinical settings prior to living to Tennessee in 1999.

During her time at Spine and Sport, she has specialized in treatment of neck and back pain. She is currently certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Certified).

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Peyton Taylor

Physical Therapist

Peyton was born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee and is a graduate of East Tennessee State University where he focused his undergraduate studies in Exercise Science. He played Division 1 collegiate baseball at ETSU from 2012-2017, and was named a team captain his senior year. His interest in physical therapy was sparked following a knee injury during his baseball career and he was able to return to sport with the guided help of physical therapy. He completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2021 at East Tennessee State University.

Outside of the clinic, Peyton enjoys spending time with family and friends. His hobbies include golfing, exercising, and spending time with his dog Charlie. He is also a big fan of the Atlanta Braves and ETSU Bucs.

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Greg Sills

Physical Therapist Assistant

Greg graduated from Ohio University in 1996 with a BS in Sports Science and obtained his PTA degree in 2003 from Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC. He joined East Tennessee Spine & Sport in 2017 with 14 years of clinical experience specializing in orthopedic/sports medicine specializing in treating shoulder and knee dysfunction. In 2012 Greg was awarded the American Physical Therapy Association PT/PTA Team of the Year award for clinical excellence.

Living in Charleston, SC for over 20 years provided Greg an opportunity to participate in many lowcountry activities like golfing, fishing and open water swimming. Greg has participated in over 10 open water races ranging up to 2.4 miles in length.

Greg relocated to Knoxville to be closer to his wife’s (Melissa) family and raise their two children (Robbie & Zoe).

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Greg DeFilippo

Physical Therapist · Certified McKenzie Therapist · Founder & President

Greg graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Notre Dame in 1989. His interest in warmer climates and the desire to avoid life in a microbiology lab led him to the University of Florida, where he completed a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology in 1991. As a Gator, he went on to complete their Physical Therapy Program in 1993. While at the University of Florida, Greg was a Graduate Assistant in the Center for Exercise Science with a focus on the development of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal strength utilizing equipment designed by MedX. His master’s thesis was titled the “Effect of Training Frequency on Cervical Rotation Strength.”

Once he completed his Physical Therapy degree, he had the opportunity to continue the research on a more clinical basis in San Diego, CA, at the UCSD Spine and Joint Conditioning Center. Greg had the honor of working with both Vert Mooney, MD, and Leonard Matheson, PhD, as part of a team performing research involving MedX Spinal Strengthening and Functional Capacity Evaluations. He worked with the group of MDs, PhDs, Chiropractors, PTs, PTAs, ATCs, and Exercise Physiologists in an outpatient clinic developing the clinical protocols that continue to be utilized in the clinics today at East Tennessee Spine & Sport. The spinal protocols evolved into a measurement driven phase system, with an emphasis on the transition from the movement directed care of the McKenzie Method to the isolated strengthening produced by MedX spine equipment.

Greg is certified in MedX Spinal Strengthening, the Cal FCP for Functional Capacity Evaluation, and Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (The McKenzie Method). He has also served as an instructor during certification courses involving both MedX and the Cal FCP. He has spoken at several conferences on topics such as the MDRS Clinical Phase System, the use of MedX protocols, and the use of PTAs, ATCs, and EP’s in the physical therapy clinic.

Greg was part of a group of clinicians who formed a company focused on promoting these protocols and the development of outpatient physical therapy clinics. The company was called Measurement Driven Rehabilitation Systems (MDRS). In 1995, Greg was asked to move to Knoxville to develop a location in East Tennessee. Although he spent several years traveling to and from California to help develop numerous clinics, Tennessee became his home. He is now the sole owner of East Tennessee Spine & Sport, dedicating all of his time to the continued development of our local network of clinics.

Greg is the father of three incredible young women. Although he struggles at times with their choice of schools, he is very proud of his two Tennessee Volunteers and his one Kentucky Wildcat. He enjoys hanging out with his daughters when they let him, which is always more enjoyable when that includes sports, some sun, and (of course) fishing.

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Ian McKinley

Physical Therapist

Ian graduated from ETSU in 2017 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has worked in the greater Knoxville area since and joined the Spine and Sport team in 2019. Ian has several years of outpatient physical therapy experience and looks forward to continuing to pursue further experience with McKenzie Certifications.

When not in the clinic he enjoys hiking with his wife and his dog, enjoying trying local craft beer, and practicing brazilian jiu jitsu.

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Zane Banschbach

Physical Therapist

Zane graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S in Kinesiology in 2015. After receiving his bachelor’s degree he had an opportunity to work as a physical therapist technician and personal trainer for several companies in Arizona. He then went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical therapy at A.T. Still University and graduated in 2021 with Honors.

Upon graduating with his Doctorate he was inducted into the National Physical Therapy Honor Society, Pro Bono National Honor Society, and awarded the A.T. Still Professionalism Award. During his Doctorate program Zane found a passion for providing pro bono services and was a founding member of the A.T. Still Center for Occupational & Physical Therapy. Zane has a passion for working with patients who have orthopedic conditions as well as neurological disorders.

Zane is originally from Montana and lived in Arizona for many years. He had experienced physical therapy, on the receiving end, at a young age following bilateral knee surgery. He went on to work in civil construction for 10 years before finding his way back to physical therapy, this time as a clinician. When not at work, Zane enjoys riding dirt bikes and spending time outdoors with his wife and kids.

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Kelsey Hornick

Physical Therapist

Kelsey is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. As an avid mountain biker and yoga practitioner, she has always enjoyed getting people back to what they love doing without pain. Throughout her first two years of practice in orthopedics, she noticed a high frequency of pelvic floor specific complaints in the general population. After obtaining further education in pelvic health, she fell in love with helping patients of all ages reduce incontinence and constipation and recover from pelvic pain.

She thoroughly enjoys assisting new moms adjust to the ever changing demands on their bodies before and after pregnancy as well. Kelsey aspires for continuous growth and is committed to her pursuit of further education in pelvic health and orthopedics. She is also a registered yoga teacher and prenatal yoga instructor and is excited to apply all learning and experience to help her patients.

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Azana Ezekiel

Physical Therapist Assistant

Azana is a Knoxville native who graduated from South College-Parkside in 2021. She loves to stay active with yoga and strength training and is working towards obtaining her RYT200. She has always had a passion for helping people and showed an interest in physical therapy when she had injured her ACL in middle school.

Donnie Sharp

Physical Therapist · Certified McKenzie Therapist · Clinic Director

Donnie has been a Physical Therapist in the Oak Ridge area since graduating with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from ETSU in 2004. He is currently certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie certification), Mobilization with Movement, Certified Manual Therapy as well as Trigger Point Dry Needling.

Donnie’s interest in Physical Therapy began with a shoulder injury he incurred as a former Division 1 baseball player. His experience with the rehabilitation process in physical therapy left him feeling as though there had to be “something more” to offer and he has focused his career and post-graduate education on what exactly that might be. He believes that through a combination of manual therapy techniques and a patient -specific care plan he gives the patient ownership of their healing process.

When not in the clinic, Donnie enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristin, and their 3 children, Reagan, Dax and Drew. He has enjoyed the experience of coaching their soccer and baseball teams, is an active member of Providence Church and an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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Eric Thomas

Physical Therapist · Certified McKenzie Therapist

Eric was born and raised in Knoxville and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Exercise Science. Eric went on to get his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from East Tennessee State University. Eric is currently certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (the McKenzie Method or MDT) and Trigger Point Dry Needling which he uses to effectively treat a variety of conditions of the spine and extremities.

When not in the clinic, Eric enjoys golfing, traveling, being on the lake, and cheering on the Vols.

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Emily Pace

Physical Therapist

Emily has been treating pelvic health since graduating from ETSU in 2011. She has always had a passion for learning that hasn’t dulled with time. She obtained her Certification of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) in 2017 and is working towards her MDT (McKenzie) and Pelvic Health certification. In addition to constantly learning new things, Emily lectures about the pelvic floor and the benefits of physical therapy to physical therapy students and medical students at ETSU, OB/GYN residents at UT, and to various groups.

Emily uses her extensive training and creative solutions to help patients return to their optimal level of function. She has a huge heart for all things pelvic health, but especially those around pregnancy and postpartum dysfunctions.

When she is not working, Emily spends her time traveling, practicing yoga, weight lifting, and spending time with her family and her dog.

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Katie Ford

Physical Therapist

Katie is a native Knoxvillian who graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a BS In Exercise Science in 2013 and a DPT from University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis in 2017. She went into physical therapy because of her desire to help others and her interest in physical health. She is grateful for the opportunity to pursue what she is passionate about at East Tennessee Spine and Sport.

Katie enjoys running, hiking, going to UT games, and spending time with her family and friends, but her favorite pastime is being at home with her husband and dog.

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Kristi Granger

Physical Therapist

Kristi is a Knoxville native and long time Vol Fan. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a BS in Kinesiology. She continued her studies at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga where she graduated with her DPT. Her interest in physical therapy sparked in the ninth grade when she received therapy for an ankle injury. She enjoys getting to be a part of the patient's healing process while also building relationships with patients.

She enjoys hiking, water skiing, new adventures, and about everything outdoors. She is very excited to be a part of the team at East Tennessee Spine and Sport.

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Amy Merritt

Physical Therapist Assistant

Amy graduated from ETSU with her bachelor’s in Exercise Science and after being a Physical Therapy Tech for 3 years she returned to school and graduated from Roane State Community College from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.

Being a new mom herself and experiencing similar symptoms of her postpartum patients and the stress the body goes through sparked an interest in the pelvic health physical therapy world. Therefore, after working 3 years in a hospital setting she decided to transition to the outpatient pelvic health physical therapy where she can help other new moms return to their new and adjusting lives as well expanding her knowledge with the other diagnosis/patient population that obtain to pelvic health.

When not working, Amy enjoys spending time with her new little family and camping.

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Zach Paul

Physical Therapist Assistant

Zach graduated from South College and obtained his PTA license in 2020. His interest in physical therapy came at an early age being a multi-sport athlete all of his life and dealing with injuries and rehab along the way. With experience in orthopedics, geriatrics, and pediatrics, Zach was excited to join the ETSS team in 2021 to further find himself as a clinician by continuing to learn and improve his craft.

Zach was born and raised in the small town of Jacksboro, Tennessee graduating from Campbell County High School. When not in the clinic he enjoys hunting, weightlifting, spike ball, cheering on the Vols, and spending time with his family and girlfriend.

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Micah Reppuhn

Clinic Director · Physical Therapist · Certified McKenzie Therapist

Micah is a familiar face from his previous stint as a Physical Therapist Assistant with ETSS from 2014-2018. He completed a BS in Allied Health from East Tennessee State University in 2016 before going on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at South College in 2020.

With his return to the Spine and Sport family, Micah has a passion for treating all things orthopedic with an emphasis on returning his patients to their highest level of function in order to experience life to the fullest. His time outside of the clinic is filled with family, enjoying the outdoors, active involvement in his church, and competing in olympic weightlifting.

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Nic Brewton

Physical Therapist

Nic graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a B.S. in Kinesiology in 2016. He then went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center located in Memphis and graduated in May of 2020.

Nic wishes to make an impact in people's lives and improve their function in the same manner when he went through physical therapy.

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Amanda Carden McKinley

Physical Therapist

Amanda graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2014 with a B.S.Ed. in Kinesiology. She went on to get my Doctorate of Physical Therapy at East Tennessee State University in 2017. In her very first semester of PT school, Emily Pace gave a presentation to her class on pelvic health. A spark was ignited and from that time on, every thing she did was in service of one day becoming a pelvic health physical therapist. Now that she has achieved that goal she enjoys working with patients with any form of pelvic floor dysfunction, but has a special passion for helping individuals with pelvic pain.

She’s a Knoxville native, born and raised. In her free time she enjoys traveling, hiking, trying new foods and craft beers, loving on my pets, and spending time with her husband.

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Vee Walden

Physical Therapist Assistant

Vee is a graduate of South College of Knoxville and became a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2018. Her interest for Physical Therapy began at a young age and she was encouraged and inspired by her Aunt (PT) who shares the same passion for Physical Therapy.

Vee is excited to join the ETSS Pelvic Health team. She looks forward to a great experience and the opportunity to grow as a therapist. When she is not working, she enjoys being on Norris Lake and spending time with family and friends!

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Chris Yarrobino

Physical Therapist Assistant

Chris obtained his PTA degree from Norwalk Community college in Connecticut in 2019. He joined East Tennessee Spine & Sport in July of 2021 with 5 years of overall clinical experience, where he was able to work with patients of all ages and activity levels. Chris played ice hockey and baseball growing up and found himself as a patient in Physical Therapy, which is where he got a desire to become a PTA.

Having a variety of positions in a Physical Therapy setting has enabled him to help patients recover from injuries with multiple perspectives. Chris is originally from New York and recently moved to Knoxville in March of 2021 with his wife, Bethany. He enjoys watching sports, working out, grilling, playing golf and hockey as well as hanging out with his family. Chris is excited to be in Tennessee and to be a part of East Tennessee Spine and Sport.

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Lindsey Von Hagen

Physical Therapist Assistant

Lindsey is a Knoxville native who graduated from Roane State as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2020. Her interest in rehabilitation and wellness began at a young age when a PT shared their love for the career with her.

Lindsey is grateful for the opportunity to work in a profession where she can play a part in improving others lives. In her free time she enjoys trail running, cycling, backpacking, and spending time with friends and family.

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Gretta Berry

Physical Therapist Assistant

Gretta graduated from South College as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2022. She decided to become a PTA because she is amazed with human anatomy, and she hopes everyone can enjoy life to the full without pain being a limitation. She especially enjoys returning injured athletes and new moms to sport.

Gretta was born and raised around Knoxville, and most of her family lives here. In her free time, you can find her running, hiking, baking and spending time with her family.

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