"Patients readily find they can move more freely in the water than on the land. They subsequently are more compliant with aquatic therapy and have a greater sense of accomplishment. The real value of Integrated Therapy, LLC is that the therapists motivate our patients to continue their exercise program by participating in aquatic classes after the initial prescribed course is completed. Improving strength and mobility then becomes a life time endeavor, instead of a short sighted six week goal."
Dr. Kimberley Wilson
Piedmont Rheumatology Consultants, PC
Harriet Adams, PTA, BA, Owner
Harriet is the owner of Integrated Therapy, LLC. She has been involved in the aquatic physical therapy industry since 1991. She attended Saint Mary’s College in Raleigh, N.C. and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, she completed the physical therapist assistant program at Gwinnett Technical Institute and she studied aquatic physical therapy techniques in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland. Harriet earned her recognition of advanced proficiency for the physical therapist assistant in muscoloskeletal physical therapy. She worked for seven years at the Shepherd Spinal Center. Harriet presents aquatic therapy seminars to healthcare providers, hospitals and fitness organizations with a focus on independence and function for patients with orthopaedic and neurological diagnoses and chronic illnesses.
Harriet co-authored Aquatic Exercise Toolbox, which is published by Human Kinetics. She is an active member of the Aquatic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and served on their board for seven years. The Physical Therapy Association of Georgia awarded Harriet the “Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant” award in 2004. She was the recipient of the 2003 Fidelity award from the American Red Cross. Harriet was also honored with the 2005 “Women to Watch”; where she was honored by her Junior League peers. Currently, Harriet serves on the board for Peachtree Road United Methodist Church Pre-School and Paces Neighborhood. She previously served on the boards for the Junior League of Atlanta and the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Savannah, Georgia. She is also the owner of Aquatic Consultants of Georgia, Inc. Harriet is married with a son and daughter and lives in Buckhead.
Leslie Ackermann, PTA
Leslie Ackermann studied Animal Science and Biology, receiving her Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia. She received her Associate in Health from the Medical College of Georgia and Middle School Teaching Certification from Brenau University. She has a rewarding career in physical therapy. Leslie likes seeing people benefit from her care. She has been with Integrated Therapy for five years. Aquatic therapy is by far her favorite type of therapy because the benefits a patient receives are almost immediate. Leslie has also worked in a wide range of different types of therapy from rehab centers, acute hospital settings, outpatient clinics, home health, nursing homes, and assistive living facilities.
Victoria Anglin, PTA
Victoria Anglin graduated with an Association Applied Technology in Physical Therapy from Gwinnett Technical College in 1998. She is a license Physical Therapy Assistant who also holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Northern Arizona University. Victoria has eleven years of varied physical therapy experience in multiple settings, including long term, acute, rehabilitation, outpatient, home health and skilled nursing. Additionally, Victoria holds certifications in Senior Strength Training and Weight Training. Her personal interests are facilitating healthy living in children and adults through exercise boot camps, after school and summer programs.
Tania Avolio, PT
Tania has her Master’s Degree from University of Miami, where she was on the women’s basketball team. With experience over 20 years, she has worked across the entire continuum of care with specialties in manual therapy, pediatrics and aquatic therapy.
Robyn Bishko, MPT
Robyn Bishko received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 1992. Since that time she has worked in a wide variety of physical therapy settings including: outpatient ortho, acute care, inpatient neuro and ortho rehab, rehab management, and home health. Her continuing education has focused on orthopaedics, muscle imbalances, and manual therapy including a 10 week course in China. Originally a New Yorker, Robyn has had the opportunity to live in many wonderful cities in the USA and Europe. She is happy to now be settled in Atlanta with her husband and two children, and excited to be part of the Integrated Therapy team.
Jennifer Browning, PTA
Jennifer graduated with an Associate in Applied Technology in Physical Therapy from Athens Technical College in 2000. She is a licensed physical therapist assistant and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia. She has 7 years’ experience in the out-patient/sports medicine setting and 9 years in the home health care setting. Jennifer is married and has 2 children and 6 dogs.
Ashley Camoosa, BS, PTA, MBA
Ashley graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences in 1993. After graduation she enrolled in Gwinnett Technical Institute’s Associates Degree Program for Physical Therapist Assistants. In 2005, Ashley received her Masters of Business Administration from Mercer’s Stetson School of Business and Economics. Ashley is a member of the APTA and presently serves as the treasurer of PTAG. She has worked extensively with geriatrics in all areas ranging from acute care to outpatient rehab. Her passion is advocacy for seniors in order to ensure their highest quality of life.
Margaret Cook, PT
Margaret Cook is an honor graduate of Georgia Tech (BS in Applied Biology) and received her master’s degree in physical therapy at Georgia State. She has practiced physical therapy in both worker's compensation and outpatient rehab settings, and she's taken further coursework in McKenzie and Women's Health. She’s been drawn to the water since she started swimming at age 3 and became certified in SCUBA at age 12. She loves that water provides the freedom to move and develop strength with less pain, while it simultaneously helps with circulation and balance. Margaret values a whole-body approach to healing, which she found was an essential component in her recovery from Lyme disease, and which can also be invaluable in other disorders which cause inflammation and joint pain. She lives in Atlanta with her husband of 16 years and their 3 children.
Maria Doolen, PT
Maria brings over 20 years of physical therapy related experience to Integrated Physical Therapy. She obtained her Physical Therapy Degree from Arkansas State University. She has a Master's degree in Exercise and Movement Science and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from The University of Arkansas where she played basketball for the Lady Razorbacks. Because of Maria's love for the water she moved to Florida after college. This is when she first became exposed to aquatic physical therapy. Her understanding of the physiological properties of water and its therapeutic effect on joints and pain is just one of the reason's Maria wants to diversify her clinical skill set in the Alpharetta region working with patients who might not be otherwise can withstand land based therapy. When Maria is not working, she is actively involved with her 6-year-old daughter Faith. She also enjoys spending time at the beach, traveling internationally, watching Razorback sports and hanging out with her 2 dogs, Abbie and Foster.
Francine Ellis, MPT
Francine graduated from Georgia State University with a masters in physical therapy in 2002. Prior to joining Integrated Therapy, she worked in outpatient physical therapy, working with a variety of orthopaedic and neurologic patients. She has attended numerous post-graduate courses in manual therapy using the Maitland approach. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Francine is a former competitive team member of the Atlanta Track Club Women’s Team, and remains an avid runner.
Sharon Greene, PT, MS, OCS
Sharon graduated from the Medical College of Georgia Physical Therapy program in 1988. She has worked in a variety of settings, but has always had a special love for aquatic therapy. She never tires of the surprised look on her patients faces when they get relief for the first time by exercising in the water. Sharon’s most recent accomplishment was earning her Orthopedic Certified Specialist certification. She is active in the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia and is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee. Sharon attends Riverstone Church and enjoys spending time with her husband and children, hiking, gardening, reading and music.
Naomi Haney, PTA
Naomi received her degree of Associate in Applied Technology in Physical Therapy from Athens Technical College in 2011. She began working as a PTA in an outpatient aquatic and land-based setting. She also has experience in the skilled nursing facility and home health settings. She is also a certified Zumba® fitness instructor and enjoys teaching indoor and outdoor fitness classes. Naomi lives in Madison County with her husband and 2 children. She loves spending time with her family at the lake tubing, swimming, wake surfing, and paddle boarding.
Ricky Hunter, PTA
Ricky received his Associate in Health Science from Greenville Technical College. He has been practicing Physical Therapy since 1992. Ricky has gained a wealth of experience by working with very skilled physical therapist in six different areas of Physical Therapy. He has furthered his education by attending the Atlanta Back School, completing McKenzie A and Strategic Orthopaedics Lumbar course. This knowledge was put to use as one of the primary aquatics and smart spine instructors at Piedmont Hospital. Professional accomplishments include serving on the PTA Advisory Board at Gwinnett Technical College, and he’s an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor.
Elana Larrier, PT
Elana worked in the fitness industry for 8 years before completing her Masters in physical therapy at Georgia State University in 2003. After graduation, she began working in various outpatient orthopedic physical therapy settings and realized she had a special interest in spinal pathologies. She has since completed various courses to increase the variety of ways she can treat the back on both land and water. Treating patients on land for over 13 years, Elana appreciates the range of benefits the water provides to patients struggling with difficult diagnoses. The water allows her to use her creativity and various techniques available to help improve her patient’s function on a daily basis.
Kaye McKneely, PTA
Kaye received an Associate in Applied Sciences from a joint program at Gwinnett Technical Institute and DeKalb College. She has worked as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant for 13 years. Her case loads include general orthopaedics, neurological, and general deconditioning disorders. Her experience ranges from Acute Care Inpatient clients, Inpatient Acute Rehab, Long Term Care, Outpatient Orthopaedic, and Aquatic Outpatient (one-on-one) setting. Kaye is certified for CPR through the American Heart Association and has Basic Water Rescue certification with the American Red Cross. She is licensed with the State of Georgia and is a very active member of the Georgia Physical Therapy Association, as well as engaged at the national level in the American Physical Therapy Association. She is President of the Physical Therapist Assistant Special Interest Group in Georgia and acts as the Georgia Physical Therapist Assistant Caucus Representative in the American Physical Therapy Association. She was voted as Physical Therapist Assistant of the Year in 2008 in the State of Georgia.
Cheryl Parellada, BS, PT
Cheryl graduated from Louisiana State University, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She has worked with both inpatient and outpatient physical therapy. Achievements in her career include a promotion to Outpatient PT Director, training with McKenzie certified therapist and learning technique, and working on numerous PT teams at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL. Cheryl has also extended her experience to that of homecare physical therapy. She has her Physical Therapy license in Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. Cheryl is a member of the APTA and has been practicing since 1986.
Lisa Pinson, DPT
Lisa is a practicing physical therapist for over 20 years. She began her career in her home state of New York and spent 15 years as a private practice owner in Scottsdale Arizona. She specializes in pediatrics and is due to complete her Doctorate of Physical therapy with an emphasis is private practice management in August of 2017. Lisa recently relocating to Atlanta where her husband grew up. She lives in Brookhaven with her husband and three children.
Judy Razaitis, PT
Judy graduated from Penn State University in 1979 with a B.S. in Rehabilitation Education. She went on to graduate with a B.S. degree in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University in 1984. She has worked in various settings such as outpatient Orthopaedic, Lymphedema and Biofeedback clinics. She has long seen the benefits of aquatic therapy for allowing pain free mobility and recovery from injury. She has lived with her husband in Roswell for 27 years and enjoys outdoor activities, Tai Chi and spending time with family and friends.
Kathleen M. Reese, BS, PT
Kathleen began her post graduate career working with caseloads including outpatient pediatrics, inpatient and outpatient orthopaedic, and neurological rehabilitation. Kathleen has worked in home health as well as served as the primary therapist a nursing facility. Most recently, she worked with general orthopaedic and neurological, back pain, and balance deficit patients at an outpatient therapy clinic. Kathleen received her Bachelor of Science in Allied Health from the University of Connecticut.
Maggie Reinberger, PT
Maggie has a Bachelor of Art from Cornell University, and received her M.S.P.T. from Beaver College (now Arcadia University) in 1987. Her first physical therapy job was in-patient rehabilitation at Moss Rehab in Philadelphia, where she was introduced to aquatic therapy. Since she moved to Georgia in 1993, she has worked in home health care, pediatrics, long term care, out-patient manual therapy, and aquatic therapy. She has worked for Integrated since January 2016.
Cheri Rourk, PT
Cheri has 16 years of experience in Physical Therapy. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. Cheri attended the Physical Therapy school at the University of North Florida. She has worked in all settings including acute, rehab, sub-acute, outpatient, and home health. Being a Florida girl, aquatic therapy is her favorite. Cheri is married to her husband of 13 years, Mike. Together they have two very energetic boys, Jack and Caleb.
Ken Schauer, PTA
Ken graduated from Florida State University with a BS in Business Administration and earned a Physical Therapy Assistant degree from South University in Tampa. Along with aquatic therapy, he has worked in acute care, in-patient rehab and outpatient settings. Ken has grown up around the water and was a competitive swimmer during school. He and his wife live in Johns Creek, along with their daughter and son. They like to stay active outdoors but also enjoy a good movie to relax.
Alyssa Walz, PT, DPT
Alyssa received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014 from Georgia State University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009. She completed a long-term internship at Tender Ones Therapy Services where she discovered her love and passion for working with children. Alyssa continues to work for Tender Ones Therapy Services as an aquatic and land pediatric PT. Alyssa and her colleague started paddle boarding aquatic therapy at the lake in summer of 2015. This year Alyssa ran a paddle boarding PT/OT therapy camp with another OT. Alyssa is the Assistant Academic Clinical Coordinator at Georgia State University. She co-founded and is president Eduglobal Alumni Advisory Board which mentors students in international clinical education. In addition, she served on a medical physical therapy mission trip to Nicaragua in 2017. In her leisure time, she enjoys traveling the world, paddle boarding, hiking, tennis, running, yoga, spending time with friends and family, especially her maltese dog, Magdelina.
Ablavi Koudonou, Office Manager
Ablavi was born in Togo in West Africa and currently resides in Stone Mountain. She’s a senior at Herzing University, studying Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security. Ablavi has been a lifeguard for six years and taught swim lessons for a year. Her hobbies include swimming, reading, and having fun with family and friends. In her spare time she volunteers with Trees Atlanta, planting new trees around the city.
Ashley Owens, Assistant Office Manager
Ashley Owens is a native of Georgia. She attended Georgia Perimeter college of Georgia State where she majored in Pre-Nursing and then changed to a health science major. While in school she worked for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite for 4 years as a Nutrition/Formula Technician. Her hobbies are organizing, traveling and reading. She loves being in a positive environment and meeting new people.
Karen Johnson, Marketing Assistant
Karen is an Atlanta native. She earned her degree in Recreation from the University of West Georgia. She is also a preschool teacher at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, where she teaches 2 and 3 year olds. Karen is married with 2 college aged sons. She enjoys tennis, swimming and running in her spare time.
Glenn Butler, Corporate Chef
Chef Glenn Butler studied at the Culinary Institute of America with Chef Ralph Varketta of Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has over 45 years of culinary experience. He was an instructor and dean at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Chef Butler has authored a cookbook, as well as owned his own restaurant and catering business. He has worked as a private chef for 15 years and is a certified working chef (CWC).
Michelle Moore, Public Relations Director
Michelle began her career in Atlanta and has over 15 years of sales, account management, marketing, and relationship building experience. Throughout her career, Michelle has managed National Accounts for several technology and telecommunications companies including CompuServe, WorldCom, BellSouth, and Barco. She has also managed national marketing communications and distribution for Barco Projection, a large Belgian multi media company. Michelle was also the Sales and Marketing Manager for JustAskBoo, an on-line local newsletter, where she was responsible for advertising and social media marketing. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University. A native of San Marino, California, Michelle lives in Atlanta with her two children.
Michele Colbert, Office Manager, Billing
Michele is the office manager at Capital Billing Services. She began her tenure with Capital Billing Services in 2013 as a Certified Medical Billing Specialist. She graduated from Medtech College. She rose through the ranks to Office Manager in 2015. Michele and her team of billers work diligently to process all Insurance and patient bills on behalf of Integrated Therapy, ensuring all patient concerns are addressed and accounts are resolved.