Jim Mike Hinzman, PT, Cert. MDT
Jim Mike Hinzman is the President 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 is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, which has been shown to be effective in maximizing a patient’s return to their prior level of function. Jim Mike has a passion for helping patients achieve their health and fitness goals through exercise, lifestyle changes, and proper postural techniques. In his spare time, Jim Mike enjoys helping his two girls, Ava and Caroline, with their sporting activities and spending time with his wife, Tanya, and their youngest daughter, Charlotte.
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, his two children, Alice and Caleb, and his two dogs. Chris and Christen both enjoy the outdoors and going on hiking and backpacking trips.
Stephanie Woodall, DPT
Stephanie Woodall is a licensed physical therapist. She joined the East Athens Physical Therapy staff in 2014. Stephanie graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education in Exercise and Sport Science in 2011. She then went on to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Georgia Regents University in Augusta (formerly the Medical College of Georgia).
Stephanie enjoys being a part of the East Athens Physical Therapy team. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know her patients and support and encourage them as they work to return to the activities they are passionate about.
In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband Michael. They were married in 2014 and love reading, drinking good coffee, and cheering on the Dawgs together. Stephanie is a native of Watkinsville and is glad to have returned to the Athens area.
Sarah Littlefield, DPT
Sarah Littlefield is a licensed physical therapist who joined the East Athens team in 2016. Sarah graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2010. She then attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in December 2016.
Sarah moved to the Athens area in August 2016 and is excited to invest in her new community and neighbors. Her favorite part of physical therapy is getting to know her patients, hearing their stories and seeing them return to activities they are passionate about.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband, Tray. She also enjoys reading, cooking, and attending UGA sporting events.
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 recently completed a course from the McKenzie Institute to continue his education in low back 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 friends and being in the great outdoors.
Kate Butler, DPT
Kate is a licensed physical therapist that joined the East Athens team in 2018. She earned a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Tennessee in 2014 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Mercer University in Atlanta in May 2018.
Originally from Maryville, Tennessee, she moved to the Athens area in July 2018. She is excited to be a part of the community here. She loves helping her patients on their journey to recovery and watching them get back to doing what they love to do.
In her spare time, she enjoys volleyball, exploring new places, watching college football, and spending time with family and friends.
Annabeth Norboge, PTA
Annabeth is a Watkinsville-native who graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2010 with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. She 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 and 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.
Charles Jones, DPT
Charlie is a licensed physical therapist who joined the East Athens team in 2017. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s of Health Promotion degree in 2014. He then attended Armstrong State University and earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in May 2017.
Charlie returned to the Athens area in June 2017 and plans to stay for the long term. His favorite part of physical therapy is getting to spend every day trying to make a difference in his patient’s well-being.
In his spare time, Charlie enjoys spending time with his friends and family. He also enjoys Netflix bingeing, trips to the gym, and trying out a new restaurant. Finally, he would like to express the following sentiment: Go Dawgs!
Rachel 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, after which she worked as a PT tech for EAPT until she returned to school in 2016. She graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2019 from the University of North Georgia. She returned to EAPT and accepted a job with the people who started her love of helping people heal and get better.
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 and 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 her family and friends. She also loves reading, traveling, and taking care of her horses and chickens.