Wes Franks – PT, MS, OCS, MTC
Wes Franks graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in biology and an M.S. in biomechanics and sports medicine. He developed a particular passion for studying human movement, culminating in a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. While in St. Augustine, Wes studied under Stanley Paris and became certified in manual physical therapy in 2000. His special interests include sports biomechanics, arthritis, general orthopaedics and upper extremity neurovascular disorders.
Food/Restaurant: Sushi at Nama
Color: British racing green
Drink: Bit O’ Honey- like the candy, only better
Genre of music: Bluegrass, classic rock, today’s hits
Superhero: Hong Kong Phooey- #1 super guy
Childhood movie: Star Wars
Hobbies: Judo/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MTB, fly fishing, hiking
Dean Douglass – DPT, BSc Hons
Dean Douglass attended Samford University, where he received a B.S. in exercise science. He continued his education in Northern Ireland, where he received a BSc with honours in physiotherapy from the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. After returning to the United States, he pursued a degree with the Ola Grimsby Institute, focusing on orthopaedic manual therapy. Dean’s special interests include the treatment of spinal dysfunctions, orthopaedic ailments and general conditioning.
Food/Restaurant: Foothills Milling Company
Drink: Sweet Tea, Beer
Genre of music: Folk
Superhero: Captain America
Childhood movie: The Goonies
Hobbies: soccer, running, snow skiing
Matt Cabbage – PT, DPT, ATC
Matt Cabbage graduated from Lipscomb University with a B.S. in Athletic Training and completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. While attending PT school, Matt participated in an internship with the Tennessee Titans. He has a passion for teaching and currently an adjunct professor at Pellissippi State Technical Community College for Anatomy and Physiology. Matt’s special interests include sports injuries, chronic tissue injuries, biomechanics, and most general orthopaedic dysfunctions.
Food/Restaurant: BBQ Brisket, Sweet Peas
Drink: Cheerwine – Cherry Soda
Superhero: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Genre of music: Soul, Motown, 90’s Alternative Pop, Indie Rock, Folk, Bluegrass
Childhood movie: Sandlot
Hobbies: Basketball, Snowboarding, Running, Golf, Guitar, Hiking, Napping
Kathy Kearse – PT, CLT-LANA
Kathy graduated from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Physical Therapy in July, 1985. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including neurology and orthopaedic rehabilitation. In 2000, Kathy received a specialty certification in lymphedema therapy and was among the first therapists to receive a national certification by the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA). She has practiced most exclusively with lymphedema and cancer patients for the past 15 plus years. Kathy is actively involved in community education in the Knoxville area and has professionally spoken regionally and internationally. She is the author of several journal publications and co-author of the Lymphedema Caregiver’s Guide: arranging and providing home care, published in 2009 by LymphNotes.com.
Food/Restaurant: Lasagna/ Aubrey’s
Drink: Perrier sparkling natural mineral water
Genre of music: Contemporary Christian, Classic Rock and Country
Superhero: Captain James T. Kirk
Childhood movie: It’s a Wonderful Life. Other favorites: Apollo 13, The Sixth Sense, The King’s Speech
Hobbies: Walking Zach (my boxer) and Hiking in the Smokies
Kerry Price — Physical Therapy Tech
Kerry originates from Birmingham, AL where we grew up. He came to Knoxville for a change of scenery and took a position at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Kerry joined our team with a well rounded background including Licensed EMT, IT support, service in the Navy, and physical therapy clinic support.
Genre of music: 80s, classic rock, Jazz, and R&B
Childhood movie: Flash Gordon
Hobbies: Photography, traveling, socializing
Drink: V8 Splash
Tiffany Hanson — Facilities Coordinator
Tiffany serves as the Facilities Coordinator for Provision Health and Performance. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Resource Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Prior to joining the Provision team, she spent several years in retail management and customer service roles. She and her husband relocated to East TN from South Dakota where they grew up. She enjoys spending time with her little girl Hartley Ann.
Food/Restaurant: anything grilled
Genre of Music: Country and anything I can run to
Superhero: My Dad- superhero of my life!
Childhood Movie: Dirty Dancing
Hobbies: bringing pinterest pins to life!