- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Direct Access
Spine & Sport was founded in 2004 by Dr. Jacques L. Beauchamp and Dr. Eric C. Bull. The company specializes in the advanced practice of physical therapy and high-quality personal training services. They have grown from a one-room clinic with three employees to six facilities employing over 100 staff members in a matter of 6 years. Spine & Sport currently serves southeast Georgia and Florida. They have facilities in Downtown Savannah, Whitemarsh Island, Effingham, Richmond Hill, Hinesville and now Jacksonville.
In September of 2011 the company was honored for the third year in a row by Inc. Magazine; being ranked one of the nation's fastest-growing, private companies. Spine & Sport strives to offer a healthcare experience beyond compare through exemplary customer service and expert technical skill. Our employees genuinely care for each patient and client that comes through the door. Patients, clients and co-workers alike enjoy the family-like atmosphere. Spine & Sport is not only a great place to come for care, but a great place to work!
Dr. Beauchamp, is the President and Co-Founder of Spine & Sport. In 2009, he launched TherapyNow, a nationwide rehabilitation service staffing company, that he is currently operating as the CEO.
He is one of a handful of physical therapists in the State of Georgia to be a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in both Sports and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. Dr. Beauchamp was an Adjunct Professor in Armstrong Atlantic StateRead More...
Dr. Bull and his college roommate Dr. Jacques L. Beauchamp, started Spine & Sport in Feb 14, 2004. Between April of 2006 and April 2009, growth measured over 600% and starting in 2009 Spine and Sport has been in INC Magazine’s for four consecutive years as members of the “500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the US”.
Dr. Bull is a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, the Oglethorpe Driving Club, the Forest City Gun Club,Read More...
Bobby joined Spine & Sport in March of 2011. He quickly mastered his post of Director of the Richmond Hill clinic, and was promoted to the Vice President of Operations. Bobby's extremely strong background in development and coordination of internal operational policies and procedures makes him a resident go-to guy. During his career he has specialized in marketing, product development, and operations. Bobby is an avid music enthusiast and reader, and he currently lives in Savannah.
Morris is new to the Spine & Sport team with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Savannah State University, is currently enrolled in Graduate School at Embry-Riddle University and he is in the Army Reserves. As a Director of Rehabilitation, he has an affinity for helping others and taking part in providing the best form of care for all Spine & Sport patients. In his spare time, he enjoys his family, football, racquetball, poker, running and working out!
Ian received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Biology from Springfield College, and in 1998 he graduated from North Georgia College & State University with his Master of Science in Physical Therapy. He went on to earn a Doctorate of Science in Orthopedic/Sports Physical Therapy. Ian is an Affiliate Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has scholarly record of research, and has been published in several of the top Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation Journals. He is a certified specialist in Orthopedics, Sports, Mechanical Diagnosis/Therapy of the Spine and has certifications within the Titleist Performance Institute. Ian enjoys sports and lives on Tybee Island with his wife, Erin, their two sons, Avery and Jack.
Gary Gemlich joined Spine & Sport in mid July of 2011 after relocating to Savannah with his wife and son. He is a graduate of Allegheny college of Maryland with his A.S. as a Physical Therapist Assistant, West Virginia University with a B.S. in Education, and has his M.S. in Sports Medicine. He currently works at the Hinesville location and began there as a staff PTA, worked his way to clinic manager, and was recently promoted to the Director of the Hinesville clinic. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son, playing golf, exercising, cooking, traveling, and working on his antique truck.
Anthony Glenn received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from The University of South Carolina at Aiken. He became a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant after earning an Associate of Health Science from Greenville Technical College. The clinical rotations Anthony has completed have provided him a great deal of experience in the treatment of orthopedic, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. He has assisted in patient care by instructing and advancing patients in therapeutic exercise programs and administering the appropriate physical modalitites.
Mark began working for Spine & Sport in 2011 after earning his doctorate of physical therapy degree from Savannah’s own Armstrong Atlantic State University. While working he has pursued multiple continuing education opportunities including completing Promotion Training University’s Orthopedic Residency program, and will soon begin Fellowship training. In March he became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. His interests include pain science, educating patient’s about pain and “why we hurt”, as well as general orthopedic rehabilitation. In his spare time he enjoys running, kayaking, being outdoors, and spending time with his fiancé and golden retriever named Sadie.
Amelia Manley joined the Spine & Sport team in November 2011, after moving back to Savannah from Canada. She works at our Islands clinic. Amelia enjoys staying active, and participating in many of the local running events. Staying fit better allows Amelia to enjoy her favorite pass time of cooking and trying new ethnic meals. Amelia also enjoys spending time with her two children, and helping her husband with his oyster farm. She loves meeting new people, and making people feel better for a living.
Katie joined our physical therapy staff in November 2011 after relocating to Savannah from Pittsburgh with her fiance. She is really enjoying becoming part of the Spine and Sport team. Her and her fiance are getting married at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah April 20, 2013. Katie is part of our Residency programs, one of the few in the state of Georgia.
Zach relocated to the Savannah area in summer of 2011 to join Spine & Sport. He moved from Florida, where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Health Science at the University of Florida, and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of North Florida. Zach recently got married in June 2012, and enjoys exploring Savannah with his new family. In his free time, Zach enjoys watching Florida Gator sporting events, playing tennis, golf, or fetch with his dog Snickers.
Natalie joined Spine & Sport’s Hinesville clinic in January of 2012 after relocating from Palm Beach, FL. She is the company’s first Occupational Therapist, which has been both challenging and very rewarding. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, running, playing sports, and watching football.
Dr. Kirsten Davidson joined Spine & Sport as a Physical Therapist in July of 2012 after receiving a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Kirsten is originally from Virginia Beach, VA and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Virginia. Kirsten is very active and loves the outdoors, whether it be relaxing at the beach or hiking in the mountains. When not at work, Kirsten is usually running, biking, or swimming. She loves participating in races and is always looking for a triathlon or running race in which to compete.
Dr. Hudacko earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science with an emphasis in Physical Therapy, as well as a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. While working on her undergraduate degree, she played on the University's Division I Soccer team. A love for the game of soccer, and a desire to make a positive impact on kids, lead Dr. Hudacko to volunteer countless hours coaching in organized youth leagues.
Heather is originally from Palatine, IL (northwest of Chicago). She went to Mississippi State University for undergrad, and PT school at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Heather worked for 3 years in outpatient orthopedics in the Chicago area before coming to Spine & Sport to work and do the residency program. In her spare time she likes to work out, cook, read, and volunteer with her church.
Natalie joined Spine & Sport in May 2013. Natalie graduated from Georgia State University with a Masters in Physical Therapy in May 2006. Natalie has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science. Natalie has served in the United States Army as a physical therapist for 4 years and then worked as a civilian physical therapist for the military. Natalie is currently completing her transitional doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Montana. Natalie’s next career goal is to sit for the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist examination in March 2015 as well as begin a Manual Therapy Certification program. Natalie moved to Hinesville, GA with her husband and 2 children.
Alan joined Spine & Sport in February 2013 after graduating from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in December 2012 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He is originally from Tifton GA and received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. He is currently completing a residency in orthopedic physical therapy which provides advanced post-professional training that improves clinical decision making with emphasis on direct access, advanced medical screening, evidence-based practice, and manual therapy. He is preparing to take the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist examination in March 2014 and I will soon sit for the Manual Therapy Certification in October 2013 through the University of St. Augustine. He has an interest in attaining dry needling certification in the near future and plans to pursue a fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in order to continue advancing his clinical skill set and become a leader in the industry that always advocates for the patient’s best interest. He enjoys seeing patients’ direct access because it allows him to fully utilize his unique skill set in order to restore normal movement, prevent future injury, improve quality of life, and reduce financial strain. Outside of work Alan enjoys golfing, fishing, hunting, going to the beach, spending time with friends, and keeping up with all the Atlanta sports teams…and the Seminoles!
Jennifer was born and raised in the small town of Stoneboro, PA, and currently lives in Savannah. She is a graduate of Liberty University and Lynchburg College where she earned a Bachelors in Kinesiology specializing in exercise science, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She earned the John Echternach Research Award for Best Student Presentation, and graduated magna cum laude. She holds certifications in CPR, and as an ACSM Health and Fitness Specialist. She is currently pursuing an orthopedic residency with dreams to pursue a manual certification as well. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys running, exercise, sports, attending church, spending time at the beach, and being outdoors in general.
Melissa Fender joined the Spine & Sport team in 2009 after a long career in Luxury Resort Spa Management, Corporate Training & Corporate Brand Positioning. She held many positions within the organization before being promoted to Vice-President of Administration in July 2010. As a top company executive, Melissa most enjoys planning and implementing strategies for ensuring solid, functioning company policy and the overall establishment of the organization. Melissa is an avid lover of children, and is currently serving a two-year term as a Community Business Advisor on the Blandford Elementary School Council in Effingham County. When needed, she also volunteers her services as a Certified Massage Therapist & Shiatsu Practitioner to raise funds for Hope for Savannah, a local non-profit organization serving families with children who are fighting all types and stages of childhood cancer.
Jessica Williford joined the Spine & Sport team in July of 2013. With a professional background in Education and Student Housing, Jessica is most looking forward to continued community involvement and public service. Jessica is a Master’s Graduate from Georgia Southern University and is an Effingham County native. Jessica resides in Rincon and is a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran church. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, crocheting and spending time with her family.
Lisa Malphrus joined Spine & Sport as the front desk receptionist at the Effingham location in August of 2007. A former educator, Lisa was looking for a field of work where she could continue to be of encouragement to the public. As a receptionist, greeting and managing patient files allowed her to grow more acquainted with the field of Physical Therapy. Lisa was promoted to Patient Care Representative in March of 2008, and shortly after she was promoted to the Director of Promotions. Now she heads up House Calls as the Director of External Services. In her spare time, as a mother of three adventurous boys, Lisa enjoys exploring the outdoors, hiking, camping, cooking, and writing.
Personnel Manager Brian Walker joined Spine & Sport after serving as Human Resources Administrator for DynCorp International, supporting employees in the U.S, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. After spending over a year in Kuwait and Iraq assisting the Middle Eastern region and training new Human Resource representatives, it was time to return home. In his spare time, Brian enjoys spending time with his family and creating art. A published cartoonist, he has done work for over a dozen companies such as Upper Deck and Marvel Comics.
Dru is responsible for ensuring all open Spine & Sport positions are properly filled, and with the company growing so quickly, she always keeps busy. The unique interview process makes finding a candidate a very exciting and rewarding process. As Hiring Liaison, she also works with schools across the country to reach out to physical therapy students. Dru is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, and she rarely misses watching a Tennessee Vols or Lady Vols game. Dru is actively involved in Savannah’s Delta Gamma Alumnae Group, 13th Colony Society, and Acacia Avenue Designs; a non-profit organization that works to empower oppressed Ugandan women. .
Jennifer joined the Spine & Sport family in September of 2012. She relocated back to Savannah after living in Chicago for two and half years where she enjoyed working in health care as a radiology technician and marketing director. Jennifer loves writing, reading, going to the beach, exploring downtown Savannah, and spending time with friends and family (including her four fur babies: Havoc, Ouija, Gremlin, and Hazel).
Robin Wynn was promoted to Income Manager after a successful tenure working in our Hinesville location and at other posts within the Finance Department. She works very closely with each patient to be sure he/she fully understands statements received and ensures payments are manageable for each patient's individual financial situation. Robin currently resides in Allenhurst with her husband of fifteen years, Jermaine. They have a beautiful family of five children Jasmyne, Jermaine Jr., Malik, Jordyn, and Savana. As a busy mother and career woman, IF a free moment presents, Robin spends it reading quietly.
Victoria joined the Spine & Sport team after relocating from Key West, FL with her husband Michael, formerly of the U.S. Coast Guard and current SCAD student, and their precious daughter Gabriella. Since moving to the area they have also welcomed a very large addition to their family; Odin, a loving and energetic Great Dane. In her spare time, Victoria loves photography, playing beach volleyball, exercising and gardening.
Shasta joined Spine & Sport in October of 2007 as the Billing/Insurance Verification Officer and was promoted to Income Manager in 2009, in 2011 she took the opportunity to become a part time employee as the Account Control Officer. Shasta has been a Effingham County resident since she moved here at the age of 5. In her spare time Shasta enjoys being with her husband, and watching her two sons play baseball or football.
Heather Sheffield began employment with Spine & Sport in October 2011 as the receptionist in our Effingham clinic. In April 2012 she was promoted to Corporate Billing Officer and joined the Corporate Finance Team. Heather also works as the bookkeeper for her family owned business: A-J’s Dockside Restaurant on Tybee Island. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Tosca started with Spine & Sport in 2012. She came to the area from Augusta, GA, where she worked for a doctor’s office as Insurance Verifier and a Scheduler. She is part of a retired military family who has traveled to many wonderful place in the United States, as well as abroad. She has a degree in Accounting.
Krissie Laird is the Director of Public Relations for Spine & Sport. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors degree in Education and her professional background includes Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. Krissie and her husband, Preston, moved to Savannah in 2009 and have since been enjoying all that the historic city has to offer. They are members of Savannah Christian Church, and Krissie is active in the Telfair Museum's William Jay Society and the Savannah Area Phi Mu Alumnae group. In her spare time, Krissie enjoys travel, exercise, and the outdoors. She is also the proud new mom to her beautiful daughter, Mary Leighton.
Originally from the Iowa, Brett moved with his family to Georgia in 1989. That was the same year that Georgia had a record snowfall in December, which Brett jokingly says was “Georgia’s way of welcoming him.” He graduated from Effingham County High School , completed courses in Arts at SVA in New York, and achieved Governor’s Honors at Valdosta State University. He was awarded the distinction of “Best Weekly Cartoonist,” by the Georgia Press Association in 2003. He worked in media for 15 years prior to coming to Spine & Sport. During his time in the marketing department of the Savannah Morning News, he was awarded “Best Promotion in Print” and “Best Promotion Out of Print” and “Best Advertising Campaign” by the Georgia Press Association every year that he entered the competition. Brett has received three commendations from Senator Jack Hill’s office for his excellent work in media.
From Effingham County, Melissa Thompson works as Spine & Sport's Bulk Mail Officer. Her duties are to accurately determine the need for bulk mailing and get materials to the correct publics in a timely manner. Melissa has previous work experience in office administration, billing, and customer service. In her free time she enjoys shopping, water activities and most of all spending quality time with her daughter, Brittany.
Kelly originally joined the staff at Spine & Sport in 2009 as a physical therapy aide, was promoted to the front desk in 2010, and in 2011 became the scheduler for our Hinesville clinic. Kelly's desire to bring new patients to Spine & Sport, and the initiative she has taken to do so, caused her to be promoted to the position of Referral Source Contact Officer in 2013.
Lauren came to Spine & Sport as a Design Intern in March 2013, and was later brought on as the Compilations Officer where she is responsible for conceptualizing and designing all of the promotional material that goes out to our patients. Originally from the California Bay Area, Lauren graduated magna cum laude from San Jose State University with her Bachelor’s in Graphic Design and a minor in Art History. Shortly after graduating she relocated to Savannah with her husband, Chad, and their four dogs.
“I am writing to commend your company, namely your staff for excellent, professional service. True to form, you provided an in-depth assessment of me.. I will say it again; this was superior to any other physical exam done by a healthcare professional. All of the employees never rushed me, or spoke 'above' me. They all appear to be the genuine article when it comes to their profession, and are able to balance it with human touches of fun, humor, encouragement, and a seemingly endless supply of positive energy. They really listen, fine tune my care according to the day or week. I wish I had them as daily personal trainers to keep me on track for the rest of my life!” –J.B., repeat patient
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Spine & Sport is your best source for physical therapy and post orthopedic surgery rehabilitation. We have 6 locations in Georgia and Florida that can meet all of you physical therapy and other wellness needs. Our physical therapists are knowledgeable about the latest methods in physical therapy and can help you overcome physical pain and meet other wellness goals you may have. Our staff can use physical therapy to treat most body pains including neck, back, foot, and leg pains. Through physical therapy we can cure daily headaches as well! Stop living in pain and visit one of our physical therapy specialists today.