Ellen Hamilton PT, MS, OCS
Ellen has been practicing physical therapy since 1979. She is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist, with a special interest in spine and manual therapy. Ellen is a guest lecturer and lab consultant at UAB Physical Therapy School and has served on both the State and National Physical Therapy Association Boards. She enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and traveling. She still gets together regularly with her college friends from Sewanee!
• Fun Fact: Ellen’s career test from high school predicted her to be a hairdresser or a PT!
Julie Beavers PT, DPT, OCS
Julie earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UAB after graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Exercise Science. She is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist with an interest in manual therapy for spinal dysfunction. She has done continuing education in areas of mobilization with movement, dry needling, and yoga. Julie enjoys entertaining, running, and spending time at the farm with her family of six!
• Fun Fact: If Julie had to pick another career, she would be a dermatologist.
Scott Collins PT, MS
Scott worked for several years in acute care rehabilitation at UAB before he discovered his true love of manual therapy here at Birmingham PT. He has extensive training in mobilization and manipulation techniques for musculoskeletal disorders. He is a lab instructor at UAB Physical Therapy School and enjoys riding his motorcycle, metal work, and outside activities. He has four kids that all support themselves and he is a “distinguished senior” at his local pistol range. If/when he grows up, he wants to be a bartender.
• Fun Fact: Scott was a collegiate cheerleader at Jacksonville State University.
Kristen Fountain PT, DPT
Kristen graduated from UAB with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy after graduating from Auburn University in Exercise Science. She is experienced in outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, and manual therapy with a focus on sports-related injuries. She has taken courses about baseball players, dry needling, and lumbopelvic mobilization/manipulation. She enjoys spending time at Lake Martin, water skiing, and doing outdoor activities with her two little ones. If you have good pizza recipes, tell Kristen so that she can eventually win the family pizza cooking contest!!!
• Fun Fact: Kristen can twirl fire and knives!
Chris Fountain PT, MS, OCS, MTC
Chris has been practicing physical therapy since 2001. He is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist, with a special interest in spine and manual therapy. He is also Manual Therapy Certified through the University of St. Augustine. Chris is a lab consultant at UAB Physical Therapy School. Chris has an additional interest in sports performance related to runners and golfers. In his free time, he enjoys going to the lake with his wife Kristen, who also works at BPT, and 2 children.
• Fun Fact: Chris has recently taken up a new hobby of participating in Spartan Races! He has completed one race and hopes to complete more in the near future.
Kimberly Dunn PT, DPT, OCS
Kimberly earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UAB after graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. She is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist and enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic injuries with a manual therapy approach. She has done continuing education in the areas of spinal mobilization/manipulation and dry needling. Kimberly enjoys outdoor activities, spending time at the lake, and tailgating for football games with her family.
• Fun Fact: Kimberly and her husband are a divided house. She attended Auburn and her husband cheers for Alabama!
Will Oldfield PT, DPT
Will earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UAB after graduating from the University of Montevallo with a degree in kinesiology. He has clinical experience in pediatric physical therapy and loves working with children. He is married to his high school sweetheart who is a practicing speech pathologist in the Birmingham area. In his free time he enjoys camping/backpacking, watching European soccer, and woodworking.
• Fun Fact: Despite growing up in the middle of Alabama, Will pulls for the Ole Miss Rebels in football.
Danielle Smith Receptionist
Danielle received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from UAB. . She is currently working her on Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology. During her downtime, Danielle likes to eat, work out, volunteer, or catch a movie with friends. She loves to travel.
• Fun fact: Danielle's dream job is to be a professional food taster for cook-offs!
Marisa King Receptionist
Marisa earned undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology from the University of Alabama. She is married to her husband, Nathan, and is mom to one son, Declan. During her free time, Marisa enjoys spending time with her family, running, and attending Blake Shelton concerts.
• Fun fact: Marisa has kayaked down the Anduin River in New Zealand. This is the river where scenes from Lord of the Rings were filmed!
Ali Deweese Receptionist
Ali is currently working toward an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science Kinesiology at UAB. Following graduation, she plans to further that knowledge by obtaining a doctorate degree in physical therapy. In her free time, Ali enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, and shopping.
• Fun Fact: Although she is a big Alabama fan, Ali enjoys spending a lot of her time in Auburn.
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