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 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.

Elizabeth Moore Thompson, PT, DPT, COMT, OCS

Physical Therapist
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Elizabeth grew up in Columbia, TN, and is very excited to return to Middle Tennessee to continue pursuing her passion of physical therapy and dance medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 2013.  Prior to PT school, she received her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Samford University and gained experience as a certified athletic trainer working with middle school and high school athletes.

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Katie Lakoff, PT, DPT, Cert MDT

Physical Therapist
Pelvic Health Specialist
Certified MDT Therapist
Certified – IPSI Pain Neuroscience Education

Originally from Memphis, TN, Katie moved to Nashville upon graduating from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with her Doctor of Physical Therapy and Alpha Eta honors.  Prior to that, Katie played collegiate soccer at Freed-Hardeman University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science.

Katie’s interest in physical therapy began after minor injuries while playing soccer throughout the years.  She began her physical therapy practice in orthopedics after experiences in acute care, burn care, skilled nursing, neuro inpatient, and vestibular rehabilitation. Katie is passionate about treating a variety of pelvic health conditions and educating others on the importance of pelvic floor rehabilitation.  She has completed the Pelvic Floor Capstone through the Herman and Wallace Institute as well as numerous other courses in pre-partum, post-partum, post-menopausal, and rectal/pelvic pain rehabilitation.  Katie is also a Certified MDT clinician with training in pain neuroscience education, Maitland-Australian approach, and Selective Functional Movement Assessment.

She is so excited to be a part of the P3 family!  In her spare time Katie enjoys, traveling, hiking, watching sports, and spending time with her Husband, Lincoln and dog, Huey.

Siobhan Godwin, MHScPT, BScKIN, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT, Certificate Sport PT

Physical Therapist
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
Concussion Management & Rehabilitation
Integrated Support Team Physical Therapist – Figure Skating
United States Figure Skating (USFS) and Skate Canada Coach

Siobhan graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Master of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy/Maîtrise en Sciences de la Santé en physiothérapie. Prior to pursuing her degree in Physical Therapy, Siobhan attended the University of Windsor where she completed a Bachelor of Movement Science in Human Kinetics.

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Barbara Zwerner, MSPT, CPI

Physical Therapist
Orthopedic Manual Therapist – Trained
Certified Pilates Instructor – Balanced Body Pilates

Barbara has been a physical therapist for almost 20 years since obtaining her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2001. She has practical experience in a chronic-pain management clinic as well as acute care and pediatrics; but, her primary experience and focus has been in outpatient orthopedics. She has had specialty training in a number of exercise approaches and manual therapy techniques, and she is also a comprehensive Certified Pilates Instructor. She received her Pilates certification through Balanced Body in 2010 and had the privilege to train under Elizabeth Larkam, co-founder of Polestar Pilates and nationally recognized as a pioneer of merging Pilates with rehabilitation.

Prior to moving to Nashville, Barbara practiced physical therapy in Alabama and California while her husband attended medical school and residency. They have been happily settled in Nashville for over 10 years and find it the perfect place to raise their family. She has a passion for physical therapy and helping people achieve pain-free movement. She has always identified as an athlete and despite hitting mid-40’s and raising 3 busy boys, being physically active is still a high priority. Her current favorite ways to keep moving are biking, hiking, running, Pilates, yoga, barre classes, rock climbing and playing tennis and ultimate frisbee.

Fallon Messer, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist
Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
Certified Running Gait Analyst
Trained in Manual Therapy—Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars
Dry Needling – Trained—Structure and Function

Fallon is originally from Virginia where she received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Virginia in 2014 where she pursued a Distinguished Major’s tract which culminated in a formal written thesis and independent research project in the field of epigenetics. Fallon originally wanted to pursue a MD/PhD however was drawn to physical therapy after training for her first half marathon. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018.

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Abby Conrady, PT, DPT, Cert MDT

Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Certified MDT Therapist
Pelvic Health Specialist
ISPI Pain Neuroscience Education – Certified

Abby graduated with honors from Saint Louis University with her Bachelors in Exercise Science in 2014 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016. Upon graduation, Abby moved to Nashville to start her career in physical therapy in the outpatient orthopedic setting.

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PILATES INSTRUCTORS

Kim Holt, CPI

Certified Pilates Instructor

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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Dawn Murry

Certified Pilates Instructor
P3 PILATES MANAGER

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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Megan Carvajal

Pilates Instructor

Megan Carvajal received her M.F.A. in Dance with a concentration in choreography and performance from The Florida State University’s (FSU) School of Dance in 2016, where she also earned a B.S. in Environmental Science with a minor in Chemistry, graduating Magna Cum Laude. During her graduate career, Megan became Mat 1 and 2 Pilates certified through Balanced Body under the mentorship of Dr. Tom Welsh, a renowned dance scientist. After graduation, Megan moved back home to Miami, FL where she further extended her knowledge of Pilates, receiving her comprehensive Pilates training through Polestar Pilates. Currently, Megan is a Budokon Mobility ambassador, graduating from teacher training in October 2020.

Megan is an explorer looking for like-minded adventurers who want to discover their full potential by taking risks and trying on unconventional movement patterns to unlock new sensations and strength in the body. Megan pulls from her diverse background to create experiences that are an amalgamation of her movement knowledge. She is passionate about helping others to move more efficiently, with breath and awareness. She has a keen eye for putting people into perfect alignment. When Megan is not teaching Pilates, she is dancing, choreographing, rock climbing, training in calisthenics and Gyrotonic, and making connections in the dance community.

FRONT DESK TEAM

Our Amazing Front Desk Team

(Pictured Left to Right)
Whitney Whittaker (Office Manager), Kane Dayton, Brianna Razo, Tammy McCammon-Tracy

Not pictured…Marissa Razo (picture coming soon!)

Our Greeter/P3 pup “Stoney”