Birmingham Physical Therapy is a physical therapist owned private practice committed to quality one-on-one care with consistent care from one therapist. Our philosophy is that our patients have specific needs unique to their lifestyle that require aggressive rehabilitation in order to return to activity as soon as possible.
Please call (205) 298-9101 to make an appointment. Most insurance policies cover physical therapy; we will be happy to call and verify your benefits.
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PT, MS, OCS
Ellen has been practicing physical therapy since 1979. She is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist, with a special interest in spine and manual therapy. Ellen is a guest lecturer and lab consultant at UAB Physical Therapy School and has served on both the State and National Physical Therapy Association Boards. She enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and traveling. She still gets together regularly with her college friends from Sewanee!
- Fun fact: Ellen’s career test from high school predicted her to be a hairdresser or a PT!
PT, DPT, OCS
Julie earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UAB after graduating from Auburn University with a degree in exercise science. She is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist with an interest in manual therapy for spinal dysfunction. She has done continuing education in areas of mobilization with movement, dry needling, and yoga. Julie enjoys entertaining, running, and spending time at the farm with her family of five!
- Fun Fact: If Julie had to pick another career, she would be a dermatologist.
Scott worked for several years in acute care rehabilitation at UAB before he discovered his true love of manual therapy here at Birmingham PT. He has extensive training in mobilization and manipulation techniques for musculoskeletal disorders. He is a lab instructor at UAB Physical Therapy School and enjoys riding his motorcycle, metal work, and outside activities. He has four kids that all support themselves and he is a “distinguished senior” at his local pistol range. If/when he grows up, he wants to be a bartender.
- Fun fact: Scott was a collegiate cheerleader at Jacksonville State University
Shauntá graduated from UAB with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy after completing her Biology degree from the University of West Georgia. As an active athlete, Shauntá suffered from injuries, and so she understands the challenges as well as the benefits of sports rehabilitation. She has taken courses on running evaluations, dry needling, and myofascial manipulation. She has a soft spot for kids and teenagers and has experience working at Children’s Hospital. Her patients call her fingers “steel daggers” and her skinny ankles “chicken legs.” She enjoys coaching basketball, watching movies, and being outdoors.
- Fun fact: Shauntá was named after Shaun Cassidy because her mom liked him so much!
Kristen graduated from UAB with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy after graduating from Auburn University in Exercise Science. She is experienced in outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, and manual therapy with a focus on sports-related injuries. She has taken courses about baseball players, dry needling, and lumbopelvic mobilization/manipulation. She enjoys spending time at Lake Martin, water skiing, and doing outdoor activities with her two little ones. If you have good pizza recipes, tell Kristen so that she can eventually win the family pizza cooking contest!!!
- Fun Fact: Kristen can twirl fire and knives!
PT, MS, OCS, MTC
Chris has been practicing physical therapy since 2001. He is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist, with a special interest in spine and manual therapy. He is also Manual Therapy Certified through the University of St. Augustine. Chris is a lab consultant at UAB Physical Therapy School. Chris has an additional interest in Sports performance related to runners and Golfers. In his free time, he enjoys going to the lake with his wife Kristen, who also works at BPT, and 2 children.