Tom Boers, MT
Tom graduated in 1974 from the Amsterdam Academy for Physical Therapy, graduated in 1977 from the School for Manual Therapy in Utrecht, The Netherlands. He is a Fellow with the American Academy for Orthopedic Manual Therapist (AOOMPT) since 2001 and has dedicated his career to Orthopedic physical therapy with an emphasis on spine problems.
Lori Bartenfeld, MPT
Lori is a native of Dalton, Georgia. She attended Carson Newman College, in Jefferson City, TN where she obtained her degree in Exercise Science while playing four years of collegiate tennis. After graduating Lori worked as an Exercise Physiologist and Tennis Professional at Bradley Wellness Center until 1995. Lori attended Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta, and graduated from the School of Physical Therapy with a Master’s degree in 1998. Lori began her career as an outpatient physical therapist in South Carolina where she spent over 15 years in treating musculoskeletal issues with an intense focus on spine rehabilitation. Lori has worked for Hamilton Medical Center since 2015 with Tom Boers, PT, MT for manual therapy and spine rehab.
Brian Paxton, PT, DPT
Brian is a native of St. Simons Island, GA . Brian attended the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, where in 2004 he received a clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy. Brian loves the game of golf and has been Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Golf Fitness Certified and TPI Medical 2 Certified since 2010. He has also been a certified Stecco Fascial Manipulation© Provider since 2014. Brian has mentored with Tom Boers, PT, MT for manual therapy and spine rehab.
Jessica Metcalf, PT, DPT, CSCS
Jessica attended Armstrong State University, where she obtained her clinical doctorate in physical therapy in 2016. Jessica is certified in dry needling and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. She has trained under the direction of Tom Boers, MT, since 2019.
Chris Smotherman, PT, DPT
Chris attended the University of Tennessee, where he obtained his B.S. in rehabilitation science and his clinical doctorate in physical therapy in 2005. Chris has experience in home healthcare, outpatient orthopedics, and sports rehabilitation. He has trained under the direction of Tom Boers, MT, since 2019.
Raised in Dalton and a 1992 graduate of Dalton High School, Karyn returned to the area after graduating from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She completed her first Group Fitness Instructor certification with AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America) in 1997. Over the past 20 years as a group fitness instructor at the Bradley Wellness Center, Karyn has added to her list of credentials to include MOSSA programs (Group Power, Group Ride, R30, and Group Core), Pilates, CrossFit L-1 certificate, and the 200hr RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. In 2013, Karyn met and began working with Tom Boers at Hamilton Spine Health and Sport. Her role as the Sports Performance Trainer is to work closely with the physical therapists in the department to design an appropriate exercise plan for their patients with back and/or neck dysfunctions. This allows the patient to return to his or her sport or to improve his or her general fitness.
JT is a graduate of Berry College in Rome, GA. He is a decorated golf professional with an extensive and impressive background. His experiences include coaching positions at Clemson University, Tulane University, and Georgia Southern University. JT instructs in all areas from full golf swing analysis, short game instruction including chipping/pitching, bunker, putting, on-course simulation work, tournament preparation, practice plans, tournament schedule, and junior, college or professional golf development.
Karley was a four year collegiate player at Berry College, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Administration and Business. During her college golfing career Karley was awarded WGCA All-Region in 2019, SAA First-Team Honor in 2018, SAA Second-Team Honors in 2016, and 2019, and was awarded the SAA Sportsmanship Team Award in 2016, 2017, and 2019. She also received high honors in academics earning SAA Academic Honor Roll in 2016, 2018, and 2019.