PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PILATES INSTRUCTORS

Heather Herod Cole, PT, COMT, CPI, CMTPT – Owner

Physical Therapist
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist – Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars
Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist – Myopain Seminars
Pilates Instructor & former Educator – Polestar Pilates
Trained in STOTT PILATES Level I program

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, Fall Dance Company and Found Movement Group, 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.

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Jeannie Newton, DPT, COMT, CMTPT

Physical Therapist
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist – Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars
Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist – Myopain Seminars
Certified Pilates Instructor – Polestar Pilates

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.

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Amanda McGee, PT, DPT, CPI, CMTPT

Physical Therapist
Trained in Manual Therapy – Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars
Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist – Myopain Seminars
Certified Pilates Instructor – STOTT PILATES 

Amanda McGee 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.

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Ashley Hodges, DPT

Physical Therapist
Certified in dry needling – Integrated Dry Needling
Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist
Active Release Technique – Trained

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, Functional Range Conditioning mobility 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 most recently served as Shania Twain’s personal physical therapist on her NOW world tour, and also traveled with Duran Duran treating the band members on their latest world tour.

Ashley is very excited to be back in her home state of Tennessee, and thrilled to be on the team at P3!

Alex Bars, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
Pelvic Health Physical Therapist
Pilates Instructor – Trained – Polestar Pilates
Dry Needling – Trained – Myopain Seminars

Alex received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University in 2014. As a Nashville native, she decided to move back to her hometown and pursue her career in physical therapy driven by her passion for helping others and serving the Nashville community. Alex received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Tennessee State University in 2018.

Alex has clinical experience in the areas of outpatient orthopedics, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and pelvic health. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association. She has completed the 1st level of the CAPP (Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health) pelvic series of the APTA. She is also trained in the Comprehensive Series of Polestar Pilates. Additionally, Alex is trained in dry needling for myofascial trigger points via Myopain Seminars.  She is excited to be joining the wonderful P3 team!

In her free time, Alex enjoys being outdoors, watching football, and spending time with her husband and dog.

Laura Young, PT, MPT

Physical Therapist
Pilates Instructor – Polestar Pilates Graduate
Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist – Myopain Seminars

 

Laura Young has been practicing physical therapy since 2006. After earning her Master of Physical Therapy Degree from West Virginia University, she began her professional career in Richmond, Virginia where she worked in outpatient orthopedics and served as the lead physical therapist for the Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia. Laura joined the P3 team in 2018 after relocating to Nashville.

Laura developed a special interest in treating performing artists after completing a clinical internship with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, during her graduate studies. Her postgraduate training has included dance medicine focused courses through NYU´s Harkness Center for Dance Medicine and Westside Physical Therapy under New York City Ballet Physical Therapist, Marika Molnar. She has completed sports medicine and post-operative rehabilitation courses as well as various manual therapy based courses such as Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars, the University of St. Augustine, and the Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute. In 2013, she became certified in trigger point dry needling (CMTPT) through Myopain Seminars, and in 2018 she completed pilates teacher training through Polestar Pilates.

Laura is passionate about treating orthopedic conditions and improving performance in patients of all fitness levels.

Erin Jarrett, PT, DPT, CPI

Physical Therapist
Pelvic Health Specialist
Manual Physical Therapist
Pilates Instructor

Erin Jarrett received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN in 2009.  Since graduating she has specialized in the treatment of pelvic floor rehabilitation, furthering her specialization and knowledge in pelvic health through the Herman and Wallace Rehab Institute.  Erin is skilled in treating a variety of diagnoses including pelvic pain, incontinence, sexual dysfunction and pre/postpartum musculoskeletal conditions.  She is also skilled in outpatient orthopedic rehab.

Erin discovered Pilates on her continued journey of treating patients with chronic pain conditions as well as addressing her own long-standing injuries from playing competitive sports/soccer.   She received her certification through Polestar Pilates, has enjoyed interlacing Pilates principles into her holistic treatment approach, and has seen the benefit of incorporating Pilates principles in the treatment of complex conditions. She is passionate about helping people of all ages break pain cycles and poor movement patterns, as well as creating positive movement experiences getting them back to the things they love to do.

She believes that posture and alignment along with addressing muscle imbalances are key in treating chronic pain. The power that perspective has on a person’s pain experience is profound as well. Pilates is an amazing tool to help change that perspective and relationship to pain and improve overall quality of life.

Erin combines her expertise in physical therapy and Pilates in an encouraging, relaxed environment to help her clients achieve long-lasting results. She firmly believes in a multi-faceted approach to health and wellness.

A native Memphian, Erin currently lives in East Nashville with her husband and Great Dane Titan. In her free time, she enjoys running, live music, and hanging with family and friends.

Barbara Zwerner

Physical Therapist

Barbara Zwerner received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy degree in 2001 from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Since then, as she followed her husband around the country for his schooling, training, and employment, she had the good fortune to accumulate 10+ years of physical therapy practice across 3 different states: Alabama, California and Tennessee. While the majority of her employment experience is in outpatient orthopedics, she has also worked in acute care, pediatrics, and pain management settings.

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Carolyn Lucas, DPT

Physical Therapist,
Pilates Instructor – Trained – STOTT PILATES
Dry Needling Trained – Myopain Seminars
**Currently out on maternity leave**

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).

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PILATES INSTRUCTORS

Kim Holt, CPI

Certified Pilates Instructor
P3 PILATES MANAGER

Kim moved to Nashville six years ago from Valdosta, Georgia where she was a faculty member for the Theatre and Dance program at Valdosta State University. Kim has been dancing since she was three and it was her love for movement that led her to Pilates. She fell in love with Pilates while receiving her MFA in dance choreography and performance at Florida State University. While attending FSU, she studied kinesiology and Pilates under Tom Welsh. In 2008 she received her Pilates certification through Body Arts and Science International (BASI) under the direction of Karen Clippinger. This certification includes mat, chair, reformer, cadillac, and barrel as well as a dancer specific certification.

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Stephanie Johnson

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.

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Dawn Murry

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.

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Kathryn Phillips

Certified Pilates Instructor

Kathryn is originally from Orange County, California, where she fell in love with classical ballet at an early age. At 16 she moved to Texas to train in the Professional Division of the Houston Ballet Academy (HBA). While in the academy, she began to implement Pilates into her routine to maintain balance amidst a rigorous schedule. She found that not only did Pilates increase her strength and muscular endurance in dancing, but it helped her avoid suffering from any major dance injuries.

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FRONT DESK TEAM

Our Amazing Front Desk Team

(Pictured Left to Right)
Cierah McCann, Whitney Whittaker (Office Manager)

 

Our Greeter/P3 pup “Stoney”