Meet the Staff
Kelly J. Lenz, PT – Co-Owner
Kelly is a physical therapist and co-owner of Clinton Physical Therapy Center. She graduated from the Mayo Clinic Program in Physical Therapy in Rochester, MN in 1984 and continued working at Mayo Clinic for 2 ½ years before moving to Tennessee. Kelly opened the CPTC in partnership with Joyce S. Klee, PT on July 18, 1988. Kelly has 29 years of experience working with industrial rehabilitation, including work conditioning, transitional return to work programs, ergonomic analysis and functional capacity evaluations. Kelly is also a Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist and works closely with industry and business in ergonomic improvements and injury prevention. She also has extensive experience in the areas of TMJ disorders, headache patients and spinal dysfunction.
Joyce S. Klee, PT – Co-Owner
Joyce is a physical therapist and co-owner of Clinton Physical Therapy Center. She graduated from the Mayo Clinic Program in Physical Therapy in Rochester, MN in 1986. She worked at St Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville for 2 1/2 years before opening CPTC in partnership with Kelly J. Lenz, PT, on July 18, 1988. She has 27 years of experience working with spinal dysfunction patients, and a variety of neurologic disorder cases. Joyce has advanced education and experience in the area of dizziness and vestibular rehabilitation.
Bev Baumgardner, PT
Bev graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a B.S. degree in Physical Therapy. Bev is the director of the Women’s Health Program at CPTC. She manages the Osteoporosis program for all women and the Before the Stork program for pregnant women who have back pain. She is also a member of our hand team. Bev has worked at CPTC since 1993. Prior to coming to CPTC, she worked at two Knoxville area hospitals where she developed an interest in treating orthopedic patients such as post operative shoulders and knees. She practices pilates to improve trunk stablization and teaches stabilization exercises when treating spinal dysfunction. Bev lives in Knoxville with her husband and has two grown children.
Susan R. Ewing, PT
Susan Ewing, PT is a 1989 graduate of The Medical College of Georgia, Magna Cum Laude, with a BS Physical Therapy. Susan is a Knoxville native and has practiced in the Oak Ridge and Knoxville areas since 1989. She has a special interest in manual therapy and has progressed to Level III courses offered by the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. Susan is competent in treating TMJ dysfunction, chronic headaches, cervical and lumbar spine disorders, as well as upper and lower extremity problems. She is proficient in the evaluation and treatment of any orthopedic diagnosis including chronic, acute, post surgical, and post-trauma cases. In March of 2003, Susan became certified as a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. Susan resides in West Knoxville with her husband and two children.
Kristina Holland, PTA
Kristina is a recent graduate from Roane State Community College in 2006, Summa Cum Laude, with an A.A. S. degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She holds a prior associates degree in Textile Design. Kristina enjoys working with a variety of orthopedic patients including joint replacements, hand injuries, cervical and back pain. She reside in Oak Ridge with her husband Fred.
Chelsea Cole, PTA
Chelsea is a recent graduate from Roane State Community College, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2012 wtih an AAS degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Chelsea was previously employed at a skilled nursing facility, but found her home in outpatient therapy here at Clinton Physical Therapy Center. She has taken an interest in all aspects of outpatient physical therapy from joint replacements to balance deficits. During her schooling at Roane State she immediately took a special interest in treatment of the neurologic patients as well.
Holly Larrabee, MS,PT
Holly is a Masters level Physical Therapist and a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Holly has been practicing physical therapy since 1997 and has a special interest in Aquatic and Orthopedic Manual Therapy. She enjoys interaction with many different types of patients and feels she can help improve their quality of life through a variety of physical therapy treatment techniques. Holly is originally from San Diego, CA and loves everything associated with the water. She joined the staff at CPTC in December 2000 to develop and expand their aquatic physical therapy program. She also enjoys treating lower quarter alignment and biomechanical problems through specific exercise and use of foot orthotics.
Lisa A. Cox, ATC
Lisa Cox has joined the staff at Clinton Physical Therapy Center as their Certified Athletic Trainer in September 2008. She is a Knoxville native and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2000. During that time she worked as a student athletic trainer with the Lady Vols Athletic Department. Lisa became a Certified Athletic Trainer in August 2002 and has worked with high schools in Blount and Loudon Counties. Lisa is now the Athletic Trainer at Anderson County High School where CPTC has provided athletic training services for 20 years. She also works clinically at Clinton Physical Therapy Center with sports injuries and orthopedic patients and helps implement the Sports Enhancement program for the high school teams.
Alison J. Ulino, PT,DPT
Alison Ulino, PT, DPT joined the staff at Clinton Physical Therapy Center in January 2011. She received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2009. Alison relocated to the Knoxville area to begin his career with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Alison has worked both during her schooling and in her previous job with an extensive pediatric population. During her last year of physical therapy school Mason did research with children who have Spina Bifida which she presented in San Diego, CA at the Combined Sections Meeting for the American Physical Therapy Association. She has a special interest in pediatric patients, but will also be working with the adult neurological patients at CPTC, in addition to orthopedic patients, post-surgical rehabilitation and chronic back pain.