Jim Mike Hinzman, CEO, PT, Cert. MDT
Jim Mike Hinzman is the CEO of East Athens Physical Therapy. He is a licensed physical therapist and has been practicing since 2000. Jim Mike earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology at the University of Georgia and a Masters of Physical Therapy at the Medical College of Georgia.
Jim Mike is a Certified McKenzie Provider. McKenzie Physical Therapists specialize in the assessment and treatment of lumbar and cervical disorders through proven, evidence-based criteria. He enjoys using the newest PT technologies such as Neubie Neuromuscular e-stim and Heart Rate Variability to accelerate patient outcomes. In his spare time, Jim Mike enjoys helping his three girls, Ava, Caroline, and Charlotte, with their sporting activities and spending time with his wife, Tanya.
Lindsey Argroves, DPT
Lindsey Argroves is a licensed PT that joined EAPT in January 2021. She attended Armstrong State University where she graduated with her B.S. in Rehab Sciences in 2015. She then went to Wingate University in North Carolina for graduate school where she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy in December 2020. She has returned to EAPT to start her journey of treating others and helping them reach their goals.
Lindsey is a born and raised Madison native who loves being back in the Morgan County community. She has returned to educate and help others through their physical therapy journey. Her favorite aspect of work is interacting with patients, expanding her knowledge, and motivating each person to reach their goals.
In her spare time, she enjoys watching Netflix, cooking, working out at the gym, and spending time with her 3 dogs: Georgia, Max and Otto.
Jesse Ferguson, DPT
Jesse earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Augusta University in 2018 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Augusta University in 2022. Jesse is originally from the Athens area and is excited to be back home. In his spare time, Jesse loves spending time with his wife and son. Jesse also enjoys spending time outside hiking and playing just about any sport.
Megan Golden, PTA
Megan Golden is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant who joined the East Athens staff shortly after graduating from Athens Technical College in 2022. Originally from the Columbus area, she relocated to the Athens area in 2015 where she taught ESOL in Clarke County before pursuing her passion of helping people gain mobility to get back to their hobbies and favorite activities without pain.
When she is not at work, Megan enjoys running, spending time with her husband and her dogs, Buster Posey and Little Dog, cheering on the Braves and Bulldogs, reading, traveling, and aerial arts.
Emery Hancock, PTA
Emery Hancock is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant who joined the East Athens Physical Therapy staff in June 2022. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science. Emery attended South University in Savannah and graduated with his Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant in May 2022.
Emery enjoys being a part of the East Athens Physical Therapy family. He enjoys meeting new patients, getting to know them, and helping them get back to doing things they enjoy.
In his spare time, Emery enjoys attending UGA Football and Baseball games, playing golf, and hunting/fishing.
Cora Hrebec, PTA
Cora Hrebec is a Physical Therapist Assistant who is originally from Illinois, graduating from Kaskaskia College in May of 2022. Shortly after, she moved to Athens and joined the EAPT team in October 2022.
Cora has been passionate about movement and healing since she was young, starting to learn yoga at the age of 15. She got her 200hr Yoga Teacher certificate in 2021 and carries that holistic-minded approach with her as a PTA. Her favorite part of working at EAPT is helping her patients learn about their bodies so they can work as a team to reach the patients’ goals. In her spare time, Cora enjoys hiking, reading, yoga and spending time with her friends and family.
Daniela Juarez, PTA
Daniela Juarez is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant who graduated from Athens Technical College in May of 2022, with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant. She joined the East Athens Physical Therapy team in April of 2023.
She spent most of her childhood living in Oglethorpe County and graduated high school from there in 2018. She enjoys helping others and collaborating with staff members to provide patients with quality care. During her free time, she likes staying active, exploring different parks and going hiking. She also enjoys spending time with her loved ones.
Rachael Nation, DPT
Rachel Nation is a licensed physical therapist who joined the East Athens Physical Therapy team in May 2019. She graduated with her B.S. in Biology in 2015 from the University of North Georgia and worked as a PT tech for EAPT until she returned to school in 2016. She graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2019 from the University of North Georgia. She returned and accepted a job at EAPT where her love of helping people heal and get better began.
Being from Oglethorpe County, Rachel is excited to be able to work with her community and see her family and friends reach their goals. She loves working with the EAPT family. Her favorite part of work is meeting her patients, learning about their lives and passions, and helping them get back to doing the things they love.
While not at work, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband (Jeremy) and daughter (Finley), born in 2021, as well as her family and friends. She also loves reading, traveling, and taking care of her horse and chickens.
Annabeth Norboge, PTA
Annabeth is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Watkinsville-native. She graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2010 with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. Annabeth attended Athens Technical College and graduated with her Associates of Science Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 2016. She has been working at East Athens Physical Therapy since graduation.
Annabeth is excited to be working in her hometown, getting to know her patients, and seeing them work hard to meet their goals.
In her spare time, Annabeth enjoys reading and cheering on the Atlanta Braves and her Georgia Southern Eagles.
Michael Stahl, PTA
Michael Stahl is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. He received his Associates of Science of Physical Therapy Assistant from Darton College. He graduated from Darton in 2011 and was awarded his license in February 2012. Michael has been working with East Athens Physical Therapy since March of 2012.
Michael has completed several courses from the McKenzie Institute to continue his education in low back and neck treatment. Michael has enjoyed his time with East Athens Physical Therapy. He loves spending time with people and getting them back on their feet.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Bonnie and their new baby daughter Ellie. He also enjoys being in the great outdoors.
Chris Warren, PT
Chris Warren is a licensed Physical Therapist and has been practicing physical therapy since 2004. He has been a therapist at East Athens Physical Therapy since 2005. Chris graduated from the University of Georgia in 2000 receiving his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science. He then went on to receive his Masters of Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia in 2003.
Chris is a McKenzie trained physical therapist having completed 4 courses from the McKenzie Institute in addition to a course update. He also enjoys working with sports related injuries as well as general orthopedic injuries.
Chris enjoys being at East Athens Physical Therapy and strives to make each patient feel welcomed and comfortable during their treatment sessions. He works hard at helping his patients to relieve their symptoms as quickly as possible. In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, Christen, and their three children, Alice, Caleb, and Vince. They enjoy fun family trips to the beach and mountains as well as watching the kids play sports and watching Georgia football.
Stephanie Woodall, DPT
Stephanie Woodall is a licensed Physical Therapist. She joined the East Athens Physical Therapy staff after graduating from physical therapy school in 2014. Stephanie graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Science in Education in Exercise and Sport Science in 2011. She then went on to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Augusta (formerly the Medical College of Georgia).
Stephanie enjoys being a part of the East Athens Physical Therapy team. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know her patients while supporting and encouraging them as they work towards activities they are passionate about. She also enjoys integrating the Neubie into treatment plans and seeing patient recovery accelerated and outcomes improved.
In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband Michael and her children Ellie and Jack. They enjoy cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs and the Atlanta Braves together. Stephanie is a native of Watkinsville and is glad to have returned to the Athens area.