Meet the professionals who provide care at Advanced Physical Therapy. Our professional staff promotes a healthy, healing environment where patient-centered care and evidence-based practice makes Advanced Physical Therapy the best place for patients during recovery.
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Chatham University B.S. Physical Therapy, West Virginia University
Jamie is motivated by seeing the results people achieve by the end of their therapy—a return to their desired activities and stronger, healthier, and less prone to injury and disease. At Advanced Physical Therapy, Jamie started a popular Parkinson’s-specific exercise class that has helped a multitude of patients.
Always “on-call” for friends and family, Jamie has given community talks and lectures on physical therapy including Marshall University and University of Charleston. She serves the WV Physical Therapy Association and helps out at the Hubbard Hospice House. When she is not working or teaching about physical therapy, she’s likely playing tennis, being outside (when the weather is warm), and working with Charleston’s Girls on the Run Program. Jamie has previously worked at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston General Sub-Acute Rehabilitation, and Teays Physical Therapy Center – St. Albans.
BA in Health and Human Performance from West Virginia University Masters of Physical Therapy from West Virginia University
Caroline obtained her BA in Health and Human Performance and her Masters of Physical Therapy from West Virginia University. After completing her education at WVU in 2006, she joined Health South, where she primarily worked with neurolgical disorders (TBI, CRA, Parkinson’s, MS and Guillain-Barre). In 2008 she joined APT where she works with a variety of orthopedic diagnosis as well as patients with vertigo and gait and balance disorders.
Caroline has 2 children. She stays active with running and crossfit. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and attending WVU sporting events.
Deb received her PT degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York. She worked in NY, CA and PA before returning to her native WV in 1992. Work experience comes from a variety of settings including acute care, medical rehabilitation, pediatrics and out-patient.
Deb became a certified yoga teacher in 2003 and has been involved in bringing yoga to Kanawha County School students since 2004. Her passion is introducing yoga to populations living with challenges as a tool to building self-esteem and coping mechanisms. Deb has presented to numerous groups on topics of wellness and self-care .
Deb is the proud mother of one son and one dog and enjoys playing outside, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Gayla is the insurance benefits coordinator and medical records custodian. She also fills in as back up receptionist when needed. She is the mother of two sons and grandmother to an amazing grandson. In her spare time, she loves to travel, hang out with friends and anything outdoors.
Steve was born & raised in Charleston, WV. Stephen has practiced physical therapy in many different settings. He is most passionate about his work in the outpatient setting, caring for people with neck & back pain. Steven specializes in spine physical therapy & has many certifications for various types of treatment for spine issues. He is also a speaker & educator for SI Bone which is an innovative, patented implant to fuse the SI joint to help relieve pain in this region. Steve is also a physical therapist for hospice, treating patients in their home. Steve has been a physical therapist for more than 30 years, helping patients return to their maximum functional mobility. Steve & his wife, Suzanne, have 2 grown sons & enjoy listening to local music & hanging out with friends.
Jessica is from Charleston, WV & obtained her doctorate in physical therapy from West Virginia University. She has practiced in many different settings including pediatrics, acute care, long-term care, skilled nursing & outpatient orthopedics. Jessica has over 10 years of physical therapy experience & brings a positive & gentle approach to her treatment of patients. She is regularly researching & educating herself & her patients to achieve the best possible outcomes so that people can return to their highest & best functional level. Jessica & her husband, Justin, are the proud parents of two small children who keep them on their toes & very busy.
Certified Athletic Trainer, Alderson-Broaddus College (2010) Physical Therapist Assistant, Mountwest Community and Technical College Certified in RockTape application
Tori appreciates helping our clients reach their fullest physical potential by educating them on their condition and how to treat it. She particularly loves to empower people to continue improving outside our doors. Tori is certified in RockTape application, a kinesiology tape that helps to promote movement, decrease swelling and pain.
When Tori is not working with APT patients, you can find her staying active by playing slow pitch softball game basketball. She has recently picked up recreational volleyball and would like return to biking. She previously worked with MedCare Therapy Center in Cross Lanes, West Virginia.
Physical Therapist Assistant, Mountwest Community and Technical College (2014)
Amy prides herself on motivating our patients to reach their fullest potential through therapeutic rehabilitation. Amy enjoys bringing smiles and laughter to those she works with. She is not shy and will joke and even dance to liven up a patient’s therapy session.
Outside of our clinic you can find Amy volunteering at high school football games near her home. Amy also loves to travel and spend time with her family creating new memories that she holds close to her heart.
BS in Athletic Training Marshall University 2015 FMT and RockBlade certified
Colton has worked with the GW High School football, basketball, soccer and lacrosse teams and Nitro High School football, basketball and wrestling teams as well as the Charleston FC Alliance soccer club. In his spare time, he enjoys weight- lifting, fishing, hunting and football.
Terri, our office manager at Advanced Physical Therapy, handles all aspects of billing for physical therapy services, insurance and patient payments, patient statements, and account questions. Terri has installed debit/credit card transactions here for patient convenience and is streamlining tasks and staff efficiency through our electronic medical billing/records system. She also manages human resources for APT staff.
Terri enjoys cheering for WVU sports teams and cooking up new recipes. And Christmas. There is no Christmas shop that goes unvisited when Terri is traveling by—she loves shopping for her own decorating or Christmas toy drives. Previously, Terri was the office manager at South Charleston Primary Care and Credit Manager for Kanawha Scales and Systems.
Paula efficiently manages scheduling and she makes sure to greet each patient with a smile. She is a graduate of the Wilma Boyd School of Business and Travel and has over twenty-five years of office experience. When she is not welcoming you to our office, she enjoys spending time with her family and is very active in her church.
Christina efficiently manages appointments and greets patients at Advanced Physical Therapy. When she is not welcoming you to our offices, she is spending time with her family, riding a motorcycle, and swimming. Christina has previously worked at Continental Surfaces, Ticketmaster, and Champion Output Solutions.