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Tom Kelly, PT

Tom Kelly, PT
Owner, Physical Therapist

Tom graduated from The University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences and received a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy in 1979. He started his career as a staff physical therapist at Baptist Memorial Medical Center in Memphis, TN. In 1982, Tom moved back to Knoxville, TN where he took the position of Director of Rehabilitation Services at St. Mary's Medical Center.

Tom Kelly and Andy Smith opened Associated Therapeutics, Inc. in 1985. Tom is certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation which includes the treatment of Balance Disorders.

Tom and his wife, Dianne, have three children. He enjoys sports, the outdoors, and spending time with his family.

Andy Smith, MS, PT

Andy Smith, MS, PT
Owner, Physical Therapist

Andy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Kansas State University in 1971. He continued his education at the University of Kansas where he received a Certificate of Physical Therapy in 1972. In 1978, Andy received a Master's of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California, Graduate School of Physical Therapy.

Andy served the United States Army as Captain and Staff Physical Therapist at the U.S. Army Hospital in Okinawa, Japan. Prior to beginning private practice, Andy served as Clinical Director at The University of Tennessee Physical Therapy Department. Andy Smith and Tom Kelly opened Associated Therapeutics, Inc. in 1985. Andy specializes in Industrial Rehab including Functional Capacity Evaluations, Job Site Analysis, and Ergonomics Consultation.

Andy and his wife, Tina, have four children. Andy has a passion for running. He has participated in many local charitable long distance running events and has run in the Chicago, Hawaii, and Dublin, Ireland marathons - just to name a few.

Andy Smith, MS, PT

Amber Z. Hall, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Amber graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center & received a Master of Physical Therapy degree in May 2006 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in December 2006. Amber joined the Associated Therapeutics, Inc. team in August 2011.

Amber got married in June 2014 to her wonderful husband, Preston. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and hiking.

Amber became a McKenzie Certified Therapist in February 2017, specializing in spine disorders.

She and her husband are also expecting their first child, Zachary, in June 2018.

Niel Corrier, PTA

Niel Corrier, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Niel earned his Physical Therapist Assistant degree at South College in 2005. He worked at Fort Sanders Parkwest Hospital from 1995-2000. There, he worked as a cardiovascular technician assisting with heart catheters and invasive procedures. Niel also worked at Lakeshore Mental Health Institute as a psychiatric specialist for the USAR 844th Combat Engineer Battalion. He joined Associated Therapeutics, Inc. in December 2005 and is working as a Physical Therapist Assistant with a concentration in aquatic therapy treatment. Niel enjoys hiking, swimming, water parks, traveling, the beach, and spending time with his wife, Hope.

Marie Hardwick

Marie Hardwick
PT Coordinator and Work Conditioning Technician

Marie is a Knoxville native who has been with Associated Therapeutics, Inc. for 20 years. She has served in many capacities during her employment. She is currently working as the PT Coordinator and Work Conditioning Technician. Marie enjoys traveling and is an avid Lady Vols fan!

Michelle Blankenship, Office Manager

Michelle Blankenship
Office Manager

Michelle has been with Associated Therapeutics, Inc. since 1995, serving in many different capacities during that time. She does a little bit of everything to help keep the company operating smoothly. Some of her responsibilities include Human Resource Management and day-to-day operation management. In short, she keeps this place organized and running smoothly.

She and her husband, Steve, are active members of Clear Springs Baptist Church in Corryton. They enjoy spending time with their family, playing music, camping, and hiking. They have two wonderful sons, two beautiful daughter in-laws, and two precious grandsons.

Kelly McCarter, PTA

Kelly McCarter, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant, Insurance Coordinator

Kelly graduated from Maryville College and received her BA in Physical Education and Wellness in May 2010. She continued her education at South College where she received her Physical Therapist Assistant degree in September 2012. She began working as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Associated Therapeutics, Inc. in August 2013.

Kelly enjoys the outdoors, playing soccer, sports, and spending time with her friends and family including her Great Dane, Layla.

Kelly McCarter, PTA

Robert Siler
ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Robert has been a personal trainer for over 4 years. In that time, he has helped people change their lives for the better. His expertise is to motivate and drive clients to reach their goals from losing weight to overall health and wellbeing. His careful guidance can help you reach your goal body weight, improve your blood pressure, and increase your self-confidence. He loves to exercise, maintain a healthy diet, push himself to his limits, and stay consistent in order to be a good role model for his clients.

Amy Dittsworth Shofner
Licensed Massage Therapist

Amy Dittsworth Shofner has been a part of the hospitality and massage industries for over 20 years combined. She began her studies at Utah College of Massage Therapy, Salt Lake City, in 1999. She joined the Associated Therapeutics and Jumpstart team in September of 2010. Amy values continuing her education and attends classes regularly to add tools to her tool belt. Because of her training in health and wellness, she has also found a passion for fitness and nutrition and has begun studies for her ACE Personal Trainer Certification. Amy uses positive, holistic methods, and believes that massage, fitness and nutrition are important for anyone who desires less pain and stress, and a happy, healthier life.

Amy enjoys reading, writing and artwork. She also enjoys spending time outside working in her garden, in the woods, or on the water with her husband, Mike and German shepherd, Titan.