East Tennessee Spine & Sport is your go-to provider of
Pelvic Health Services in Knoxville, TN and the largest provider of pelvic health in East Tennessee.

Minimize symptoms of:

  • Urinary and Fecal Incontinence
  • Core Weakness
  • Ways to minimize repetitive stress on the back and pelvic floor muscles
  • How to complete childcare activities without pain
  • How to decrease stress on healing tissues
  • Ways to minimize repetitive stress on the back and pelvic floor muscles
  • How to complete childcare activities without pain
  • How to decrease stress on healing tissues

Our Experienced Pelvic Health Providers

Emily Pace

Physical Therapist - The Nest

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.


Kayla Beets

Physical Therapist - North Knoxville

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.


Amanda Carden McKinley

Physical Therapist - West Knoxville

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.


Taryn Bader

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist - The Nest

Taryn graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY in 2011. After spending seven years in the outpatient orthopedic setting, she began treating pelvic health conditions and has continued to pursue education and training for that specialty. She is currently pursuing her Pelvic Health certification and has established relationships and lecture opportunities with LMU's PT and OT programs. Her professional goal is to bring pelvic health to therapists igniting their passion for the specialty to provide additional and skilled therapists for the community.

Rachel Smith

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist - The Nest

Rachel was born and raised in Memphis, TN and received both her BS in Exercise Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Rachel is passionate about pelvic floor physical therapy and has specialized in this field since graduating. Rachel loves helping patients with pelvic floor dysfunction reach their goals. She is working towards her board certification in pelvic health. When not in the clinic, Rachel enjoys baking, working out, and exploring her new home in Knoxville.

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