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Al Gesite, PT, MS, COMT, STC, FDNS

Al has been an Orthopedic Physiotherapist/ Physical Therapist for 23 years. He is the owner of PhysioEdge Physical Therapy. He received his Undergraduate studies in Bachelors of Business Administration from Georgia State University and continued to received both Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy and Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Armstrong Atlantic State University. His advance training and extensive continuing education courses taken nationally and internationally are in Manual/Manipulative Therapy, Sportsmedicine, and Movement Science including Selective Functional Movement Assessment(SFMA) and Functional Movement Screen (FMS). He has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative/Manual Therapy from Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia and a Sports Physical Therapy Certification from both North American SportsMedicine Institute and University of St. Augustine. He is also a Functional Dry Needling Specialist and a Functional Fascia Therapeutics Provider (FFTp).  Aside from being committed in life long learning for our industry and treating patients locally, he serves as an Instructor/Faculty for the Functional Dry Needling and Functional Therapeutic Application Courses for Kinetacore/Evidence in Motion in United States and Canada.  He is also a Certified First Responder. He is a credentialed APTA Clinical Instructor and an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), both the Orthopedic and Sports Therapy Section, the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia(PTAG) and also with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists (AAOMPT).  He currently lives in Woodstock with his wife Carly and two little girls, Kamilla and Natalia.  Please feel free to contact him at agesite@physioedge.net.

Jessie Sharp, PT, DPT, CAPP

From the age of nine, Jessie knew she wanted to be a physical therapist after her father was injured in an industrial accident. After returning from his first day of physical therapy, he was able to focus on the positive aspects of his treatment and the ultimate functional gains his therapy would provide. Having never stepped foot in a physical therapy clinic Jessie knew one day she would be a physical therapist and her family's experience was the foundation of inspiration and support of her in her professional dreams. Jessie has been involved in physical therapy healthcare for 10 years and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Zoology from Southern Utah University. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, CO in 2008 while conducting research for foot and ankle disorders. Jessie has focused her advanced training in orthopedic physical therapist for the past three years. She is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling and Selective Functional Movement Assessments. She focuses on orthopedic physical therapy and sports medicine. She has also developed the Women’s Health program for PhysioEdge Physical Therapy. Jessie has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) on the national level for 5 years, both in the Orthopedic and in the Women’s Health Sections as well as a member of local state Physical Therapy Associations of both Colorado and Georgia. She has attended local and national conferences for the profession and has performed community education and physical therapy services pro bono. Jessie is married to Steven Martin and moved to the Atlanta area in 2010. She enjoys motorcycles, hiking and running with their dogs  Rizzo and Libby, road bicycling, cars and traveling.

Zachary Dunkle, PT, DPT, OCS, CPPS

Zac is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist, who took a unique path to becoming at physical therapist. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Zac served as a Scout Sniper and Reconnaissance Marine. After leaving the Marine Corps, he attended the Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. While at Penn State, Zac assisted lead researchers in the Neuromotion laboratory investigating gait changes following ACL ruptures. After graduating from Emory University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, he completed an orthopedic residency through Emory University. In addition to being an orthopedic physical therapist, he is a Certified Physical Preparation Specialist who uses unconventional training methods to enhance athletic performance. Along with being a practicing physical therapist, Zac currently teaches within both the Doctor of Physical Therapy and orthopedic residency programs at Emory University. Professionally, Zac is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the GA Physical Therapy Association. Zac currently resides in Sandy Springs with his wife, Erin and two dogs, Ayla and Kevin

Melody Lawson

 

Sherry Greene

 Sherry performs insurance and patient billing functions and has been with PhysioEdge since May 2009. She is the owner of Atlanta Medical Solutions billing company established in 1993. She has 19 years of billing/coding experience specializing in Physical Therapy and  Workers’ Compensation and is certified in computer programming.

Sherry is married to Don and has 2 children, Emily and Kara. She enjoys following college football (Bama), exercising, gardening and spending time with family.

 

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