PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PILATES INSTRUCTORS
Heather Herod Cole, PT
Owner, Physical Therapist, Pilates Instructor
Heather Herod Cole minored in Business Administration while earning her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College. She has extensive post-graduate experience in orthopedics, manual therapy and dance medicine, including completing the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries “Principles of Dance Medicine” curriculum. She is certified in orthopedic manual physical therapy via Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars. She is the official physical therapist for New Dialect, and has served as a physical therapist for Nashville Ballet & Dance Theatre of Tennessee.
Heather earned her rehabilitation-based certification in Pilates in March 2012 via Polestar Pilates. Combining Pilates into her physical therapy practice had been a long-term goal of Heather’s and is what motivated her to start a practice that combined both modalities together. Heather is privileged to work with an amazing group of people that make P3: Precision Physical Therapy & Pilates what it is today. The superb continuity of care that patients receive is due to the talented team of Pilates instructors & physical therapists.
Jeannie Newton, DPT
Physical Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor
Jeannie Newton has been a physical therapist since 2002, with practical experience in acute care, home health and outpatient settings. She was also part owner/operator of a physical therapy business for three years, and is now an enthusiastic new addition to the P3 family.
Jeannie was certified as a Pilates instructor by Polestar Pilates in 2000, where she had the privilege of studying under owner Brent Anderson, PT. She first began studying and practicing Pilates in 1990 in New York City while attending NYU. She was also a professional dancer for thirteen years and performed at Opryland as well as in various CMT videos and various shows around the country.
Carolyn Lucas, DPT
Physical Therapist, STOTT PILATES Trained Pilates Instructor
Carolyn Lucas is a licensed Physical Therapist at P3: Precision Physical Therapy and Pilates. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Belmont University, where she graduated with Academic Excellence in 2014. Carolyn spent her undergraduate career studying Exercise Science at The University of Mississippi where she graduated from with Honors in 2010. Her passion for physical therapy originally stemmed from her passion and love for dance and performing. Carolyn started dancing at the age of three. Since then, she has performed in dozens of shows and musicals and danced professionally in both New York City and Las Vegas. However, she suffered an injury while dancing that ultimately led her back to school and to the field of physical therapy.
Carolyn has practical experience in acute care, pediatrics, rehab, and outpatient settings. The majority of her post-graduate education has included Maitland-based manual therapy techniques as well as extensive STOTT PILATES training; and Carolyn is working towards obtaining her certification in each realm. She has also completed the 1st level of the CAPP (Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic PT) Pelvic Series of the APTA (American Physical Therapy Association). Carolyn’s dance medicine knowledge comes not only from personal experience, but she has also completed training through the Dance Medicine Practicum at Westside Dance and Physical Therapy in New York. Carolyn is an active member of the APTA, including the Orthopedics, Women’s Health & Neurology sections as well as the Performing Arts Special Interest Group. She is also a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS).
Amanda McPeek, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, STOTT PILATES Certified Pilates Instructor
Amanda McPeek is originally from Nashville, TN where she quickly realized her love for dancing and movement. She received a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Tennessee State University in 2016 and is a STOTT PILATES reformer certified instructor.
Amanda’s passion for physical therapy and Pilates resulted from a personal experience after an ankle injury and surgery while dancing. She has clinical experience in the areas of outpatient orthopedics, inpatient and outpatient pediatrics, cardiopulmonary ICU acute care, sub-acute care rehab, and skilled nursing facilities.
Chelsea Matthews PT, DPT, CPI
Physical Therapist, SFMA Certified Practitioner, STOTT PILATES Certified Pilates Instructor
Chelsea received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She translated her ability to reverse engineer and think 3-dimensionally into a career in physical therapy, earning a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Belmont University.
Chelsea is certified in Selective Movement Functional Assessment (SFMA) and uses this to treat the entire body, not just the source of the pain. Combining SFMA with her STOTT PILATES Reformer and Mat Certification allows her to combine multiple modalities to achieve optimum results for her patients. Chelsea has also taken multiple courses through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS) to refine her manual therapy treatment skills to allow for a quicker patient recovery and progression.
In her free time, Chelsea enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, photography and spending time with her amazing husband and their dog and cat.
Ashley Hodges, PT
Ashley received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Belmont University in 2011, after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Tennessee. She has extensive training in manual techniques including a full body certification in Active Release Technique, as well as being certified in Dry Needling.
Being a former dancer herself, Ashley had a special interest in working with the performing arts population. She spent two years as the touring physical therapist for Billy Elliot the Musical before working in New York City on multiple Broadway shows including The King and I, The Lion King, West Side Story, and more.
Ashley is very excited to be back in her home state of Tennessee, and thrilled to be on the team at P3!
Dawn Doll CPI
Certified Pilates Instructor
P3 PILATES MANAGER
Dawn, a fully certified STOTT PILATES Instructor, has been teaching Pilates since 2004. Pilates, her “first born,” stemmed from rehabbing her own personal back injury a young athlete. This created the foundation and catalyst to her career in the fitness industry. Dawn is an American Council of Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer and holds more than 10 additional certifications extending from Indoor Cycling and Kettlebell to Yoga and Gyrotonics. She has worked as a group fitness and personal trainer and has extensive experience cross-training athletes as well as rehabbing every-day bodies post-surgery or injury. She shoots fitness videos for Wellbeats, Inc. specializing in Fusion Pilates and Yoga, Strength Training, and Kettlebell. Most impressive, in 2010, Dawn founded Revolution Cycle + Fitness and operated her own boutique studio specializing in indoor cycling and Pilates.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Stephanie moved to Nashville five years ago to attend Belmont University, where she had the opportunity to minor in Dance. Being a dancer since she was five years old, her love for the body and health brought about a desire to help others continue to move and take care of their bodies. It wasn’t until she started working at P3, Precision Physical Therapy & Pilates, in Nashville, TN, that she fell in love with Pilates.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Dawn, a native of New England, moved to Nashville from Bedford, New Hampshire in June of 2017. She is a certified STOTT PILATES Instructor and has been teaching Pilates since 2000. After teaching all types of group fitness for many years, Pilates became her true passion and she was STOTT PILATES certified in Mat & Reformer (2005) and Injuries & Special Populations (2011). Dawn is an American Council of Exercise (ACE) Certified Group Exercise Instructor and holds additional certifications in TRX, Spinning, and Kickboxing. Her work as a group exercise instructor and as a Pilates trainer has provided extensive experience training athletes as well as individuals with injuries or chronic conditions.
Laura Hicks Foutz, CPI
Certified Pilates Instructor
STOTT PILATES® CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
**Laura runs the STOTT PILATES® education. She does not see private clients nor teach classes at P3. **
Laura found the STOTT PILATES® method while dancing with the California Ballet in San Diego, CA. As a professional dancer, Laura has always been drawn to movement, so Pilates seemed to be the natural fit. It was the anatomy and science behind the method that really got her hooked. Laura received her Level 1 certification and training in 2005 at the STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center in San Diego. In 2006, Laura moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she became an instructor for Inspire Health.
In 2007 she received her Level 2 certification. While working at Inspire Health, Laura had the unique opportunity of working closely with physical therapists using the STOTT PILATES® method in the rehab and post rehab setting. This broad experience lends her the ability to work with people at any end of the spectrum, whether recovering from injury, managing pain, athletic training or anything in between.
FRONT DESK TEAM
Meet Our Amazing Front Desk Team
From left to right:
Jen Hartsel, Michael (Mikey) West, Whitney Whittaker