Physical Therapy Team
Joe is the Director of Physical Therapy for Spectrum Medical. He is a Licensed Physical Therapist and is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in 1983 with a degree in Biology and then completed his BS Degree in Physical Therapy at Old Dominion University in 1985. He has been practicing as a Physical Therapist for 27 years. Joe’s interest in rehabilitation is general orthopedics and Pediatrics. He enjoys spending time coach basketball, hiking, gardening, and running.
Mary Ellen is Licensed Physical Therapist and a graduate of North Carolina State with a BS degree in Biological Sciences and then went onto Duke University to complete her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy. She is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) through Maitland Physiotherapy. Mary Ellen has 15 years of practicing as a Physical Therapist with her primary specialty in orthopedics. She has interests in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation and peripheral and spine mobilization and rehabilitation.
Cortney has been a Licensed Physical Therapist since 2003. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She also has a certification through Maitland Physiotherapy as an Orthopedic Manual Therapist. In the 9 years of practicing in PT, she treats post surgical, general orthopedics, and sports medicine patients. During this time, she also spent time in acute care and home health setting. Cortney’s interest is in manual therapy and sports medicine. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children.
Leslie is a Licensed Physical Therapist. She has been with Spectrum Medical since 2010. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a BS Degree and then went on to Winston Salem State University to attain her Master’s of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. She focuses on outpatient rehabilitation. Leslie enjoys water sports at the lake and bowling.
Patti is a Licensed Physical Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Chowan University. Patti earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Old Dominion University in May 2007. She has gained experience within a variety of settings including adult and pediatric outpatient, school-based pediatric and home health locally and in the Hampton Roads area. Patti enjoys spending time with her family. She is also a member of the Junior Wednesday Club and enjoys philanthropic service for the local community.
John is a Licensed Physical Therapist. He has been Spectrum Medical since 2013. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a BS Degree in Biochemistry and proceeded to go onto to Marymount University to attain his Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree. He has an interest in working with patients recovering from neurological impairments (such as stroke, SCI, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and traumatic brain injuries). John enjoys spending time with his family, running, hiking, and camping.
Jennifer Davis has been a Licensed Physical Therapist since 2003. She joined Spectrum Medical in July of 2017. Jennifer received her Masters and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Shenandoah University. She has practiced in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, home health, skilled rehab, as well as Early Intervention. Jennifer’s current interests are in general orthopedics, sports medicine, and vestibular rehab. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Rachel is a Licensed Physical Therapist. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia in 2015 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, Florida in December of 2017. Her interests include orthopedics, sports medicine, manual therapy, and working with patients who have spinal dysfunctions and chronic pain.
Heath is a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant and Certified Massage Therapist. He has an undergraduate degree in Biology from Carson Newman where he also participated in football. He then went on to Jefferson College of Health Sciences to receive his Physical Therapist Assistant degree where he has been practicing for 10+ years. He also graduated from Richmond Academy of Massage and has been a Certified Massage Therapist since 1995. Heath has spent time working FMS and is certified. He has been practicing in Pittsylvania County/Danville City area since 1998. Heath’s focus has been in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. He enjoys being active and has interest in restoring muscle cars/trucks and physical fitness. Heath is also a Marketing Executive for Malaleuca Wellness Company.
Drew Gunnell is a Physical Therapist Assistant at Spectrum Medical. He graduated in May of 2017 from Jefferson college of health sciences, and began his career at Spectrum soon after. Drew enjoys talking with patients during treatment and encouraging them to work hard towards their goals. Outside of Spectrum, Drew is an active member of his church serving in youth and outreach ministries, and playing guitar on the worship team. He also does missionary work with his church.
Brittany is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. She graduated from Liberty University with a BS in Exercise Science. She continued her education at Jefferson College of Health Sciences to earn her Associates Degree as a PTA. Her focus is outpatient therapy. Brittany enjoys spending time with family and outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, and swimming.
Chase is a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. He earned his BS in Health Sciences and PTA degree from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in 2018. He is currently pursuing his MS in Healthcare Administration through Liberty University. Chase enjoys sports, lifting weights, hunting, and fishing.
Aaron is a nationally Certified Athletic Trainer since 2002 and state licensed by Virginia and North Carolina. He graduated from Davis & Elkins College with a BS degree in Physical Education and Health and attained his Masters degree in Athletic Training from West Virginia University. He has certifications by JTech Medical for Functional Capacity Evaluations, FMS for the Functional Movement Screen, and is an Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI) for Averett University Athletic Training Program. Aaron also provides consulting for sports medicine to the four Pittsylvania County High Schools
Brandon Owen is an athletic trainer at Spectrum Medical in Danville, VA. He assists the orthopedic doctors with casting, splinting, brace fitting and fracture reductions. Brandon also provides sports medicine outreach to Danville Public Schools. He graduated from Averett University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. He has worked as a wellness program coordinator which included movement screening, application of corrective exercises and program design. Brandon then became the head athletic trainer at Hargrave Military Academy before taking his current position at Spectrum Medical. Brandon enjoys playing golf and is an avid sports fan.
Brandon is a native of Danville, VA and currently resides in Chatham, VA with his wife and two year old son