Meet Our Team

Kasey Cartwright Parsons, PT/CEO

Kasey is our CEO and has worked in the Physical Therapy field since 1991. 

Kasey chose to pursue a career in physical therapy and began working in the field in 1991. Kasey graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1997. Her background in physical therapy includes outpatient orthopedics, hand therapy, wound care, acute care, SNU and HHC. 
 
Kasey has  also received her certification for Medical Screening for Referral through Belmont University which allows her to evaluate and treat patients without a physician's order.  In October 2013, she completed training in Birmingham, AL to receive her certification from Ergo Science, Inc., one of the nation's leading injury prevention and rehabilitation companies to perform their nationally recognized Functional Capacity Evaluations.
 
Kasey is married to Fayne Parsons and has two step children, Holt and David Parsons plus her 3 fur babies, Lily, Jalyn and Stew.
 

Julie Shoemake, CFO

Julie is the CFO and co-owner of Elite Physical Therapy and has been working in the Physical Therapy Industry since 1992. She primarily resides in our Cool Springs & Spring Hill locations. 
 
She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  As CFO, Julie's responsibilities for the multi-site operation include: HIPPA compliance, budgeting and finance, new business developments, administrates billing operations, Information Technology, Human Resource operations, and payroll.
 
Julie is married to Shane Shoemake and has two daughters, Kamryn & Karsyn. Her hobbies include various exercise classes and snow skiing.

 


Colleen Embry, Marketing Director

Colleen is the Marketing Director, Patient Liaison/HR for all three facilities. She spends most of her time visiting doctors and clinics for referrals while maintaining our website (www.elitept.org), Social Media, Newsletters, Events, advertising and Patient/Therapist Relations. You may see her out on the gym floor talking to our patients making sure they are comfortable and satisfied with their treatment. She wants to hear the good things you like and also if you have a suggestion to help serve you better.

Colleen enjoys gardening and loves music. She and her husband, Don have been married since 1982. They have and a son and daughter-in-law, Kirk and Kayla, and two granddaughters, Emma and Scarlett. Colleen started working at Elite in 2012.

 

Kimberly Evans, Managed Care and Marketing Manager

Kimberly Evans is our Managed Care specialist for all 3 clinic  locations and Marketing Manager for Spring Hill and Cool Springs.  She has 10+ years of experience working with insurance companies on behalf of rehabilitation centers.

Kimberly lives in Spring Hill, is married to Aaron Evans, and has three daughters and two dogs.  She enjoys building things, fishing, kayaking, and travel.

 

 

 


Dr. David Cox, Doctor of Physical Therapy, AIB-CVR

David is our Clinical Director for the Cool Springs and Spring Hill locations. He graduated with his B.S.E. in Kinesiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
 
He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2011. David received his certification in Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation in 2016. David has received his certifications for Dry Needling and from Ergo Science, Inc., one of the nation's leading injury prevention and rehabilitation companies to perform their nationally recognized Functional Capacity Evaluations.
 
He has been part of the Elite family since 2013 and has helped in maintaining the high standards that the company holds itself to between both clinics.

David grew up in Germantown and is currently living in downtown Franklin with his wife, Kendra and son, Breck, along with their 2 playful dogs, Isla & Buffet. In his spare time, David enjoys playing golf and training for marathons that he runs frequently throughout the year.

 


Dr. Tori Riechers, Doctor of Physical Therapy, AIB-CVR

Dr. Tori Riechers is our Clinical Director for the Shelbyville location.  She has been a physical therapist for eight years. She graduated from the University of Montana with her B.S.E. in Exercise Science in 2000, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2004. Tori received her certification in Advanced Vestibular Rehabilition in 2016.

She has extensive knowledge in Graston instrument assisted deep tissue mobilization, Mulligan mobilizations, postural and functional assessments, vestibular and concussion assessment and treatment, muscle energy techniques, assessment of pelvis misalignment, American Low Back Pain Center's assessment, treatment of cervical and lumbar pathology, and Mulligan, McConnell, and Rock taping. Tori is also ASTYM certified.

A recent transplant from Illinois, Dr Tori now lives in Murfreesboro with her dog, Daisy Mae. She enjoys hiking with Daisy, Cross Fit, playing and listening to music, and travel.

 

Dr.  Megan McGill, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Megan is a Physical Therapist for the Cool Springs location. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She then went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and graduated in 2016.


Megan grew up in Franklin, TN and started working at Elite in June 2016. She enjoys watching college football (Go Vols), working out, and hiking in her spare time.

 

 


Dr. Holly Massengill, Doctor of Physical Therapy, ATC, OCS 

Holly  Massengill is our PT Supervisor in our contract location at Tennova Healthcare located in Shelbyille, TN.

Holly has been a physical therapist for 27 years, although you would never guess it because she looks so young.  She graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in 1989 with honors with a B.S. in Physical Therapy.  She obtained her athletic training certification in 1991 and became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2014. Holly's areas of expertise are orthopedic and sports medicine with emphasis on using manual techniques such as muscle energy techniques, mobilizations, soft tissue mobilizations.

Holly is ASTYM certified and has worked extensively with lymphedema patients and has had training in
Cranio-sacral techniques.

Holly has been married to the man of her dreams since 1994 and they are blessed to have 3 beautiful
Daughters.  They have recently made the move to a 30 acre farm in Readyville where Holly is learning to
become a farm girl.

 


Casey Horn, Physical Therapist Assistant

Casey is a PTA for the Cool Springs and Spring Hill locations. She graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science from Middle Tennessee State University 2004. She then went on to complete her Associate of Science Degree for
Physical Therapy Assistant at Volunteer State Community College.
Casey is originally from Kansas City, MO, but she grew up in Hendersonville, TN. She moved to Murfreesboro when she attended school at MTSU. She had coached competitive and recreational gymnastics for seven years before she developed an interest in physical therapy.

Casey married her high school sweetheart, Erik, and they welcomed a son Braxton, on March 15, 2010. She has worked with Elite since 2008.
 


Jason Strength, Physical Therapist Assistant

Jason is a Physical Therapist Assistant at Elite's Shelbyville location. He began full-time employment in March of 2016. Jason graduated from Volunteer State Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree after completing the Physical Therapist Assistant program.

Jason is originally from Southwest Virginia and has resided in Murfreesboro TN for the past 20 years. Jason and his wife, Teresa have been happily married for 13 years and look forward to many more. In his free time, Jason enjoys fishing any chance he gets, listening to music, and spending time with his wife and 3 dogs.

 

 


Cara Fite, Physical Therapist Assistant

Cara Fite is our PTA in our contract location at Tennova Healthcare located in Shelbyville, TN.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Professional Exercise Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2013. She then went on to complete her Associate of Applied Science degree for Physical Therapist Assistant at Volunteer State Community College in 2016.

Cara is originally from Shelbyville, TN. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her dog, Axel, and future husband, Michael. She plans to get married in September of 2017.

 

 


Deborah Haggard, Physical Therapist Assistant

Deborah is a Physical Therapist Assistant at our Shelbyville location. 

She completed the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Volunteer State Community College in 1994. Deborah began her employment with Elite Physical Therapy in May 2016.

Deborah and her husband have two daughters.  They enjoy back packing and hiking together. Deborah is also an artist and volunteer mentor.  Her favorite summer activity is when she is a camp Counselor for 16 teenage girls at camps in Missouri and Alabama.
 

 


Stephanie Morgan, Physical Therapist Assistant

Stephanie is a Physical Therapist Assistant at the Shelbyville Clinic.

She graduated from Vol State in 1989  and has worked multiple settings across her career, including inpatient, outpatient, home health, long term care and pediatrics.

She and her husband, Chris, have raised five children “ four sons and a daughter.  They currently reside in Wartrace, TN.

In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys refinishing discarded furniture, spending time with friends and is always up for something new and exciting..

 


Bree Morelli, Physical Therapist Assistant

Bree is a Physical Therapist Assistant that works at all three of our locations. She graduated with an Associate of Science Degree for Physical Therapy Assistant at Southwest Tennessee Community College in 2001.  She then went on to complete her studies with a Bachelor of Exercise Science in Health and Human Performance from University of Tennessee at Martin in 2002.  Bree began working for Elite Physical Therapy in 2002 then moved away for a few years.  She and her family have recently moved back to middle Tennessee and has rejoined our team.

Bree is originally from Millington, TN.  She moved to middle Tennessee when she married her husband, Tony, in 2002. She and Tony have two wonderful sons, Will and Weber.  She enjoys watching her boys participate in sports and crafting in her free time.

 


Everett Boutwell, LAT, ATC

Everett is a nationally certified and licensed athletic trainer. Everett began full-time employment at Elite's Shelbyville location in June 2013; he is the Outreach Supervisor for the Elite Athletic Training program and is the athletic trainer for Shelbyville Central High School.

Everett is a 2013 graduate of Wingate University (North Carolina) with a Bachelor's degree of Science in Athletic Training. During his time at Wingate, Everett worked with seven Division II collegiate athletic teams and worked Rookie minicamp for the NFL Panthers Football Organization. Everett also has his certifications in Rock Tape and IASTM.

In his free time, Everett enjoys playing outdoor sports and spending time on the lake.

 


Matt Harrington, LAT, ATC

Matt is a nationally certified and licensed athletic trainer.  Matt began with Elite in the Cool Springs location in May 2016.  He is also the outreach athletic trainer for Community High School in Unionville, Tennessee.

Matt is a 2011 graduate of University of Nebraska-Kearney with a Bachelors degree in Athletic Training and also a 2013 graduate of University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a Masters degree in Sports Management.  He was an assistant Athletic Trainer at Middle Tennessee State University from 2013-2015.  During his stint at the collegiate level Matt has worked with the following sports:  Men's Track and Field, Football, Women's Soccer, and Women's Volleyball.

In his free time, Matt enjoys playing Golf and spending time outdoors with his wife Jamie and their two long-haired dachshund puppies.

 


Elite Physical Therapy is a privately owned and operated company with 3 locations for your convenience. Our Offices are located in Shelbyville, Cool Springs and Spring Hill TN. Our staff has over 30 years of experience and is owned by Kasey Cartwright Parsons and Julie Shoemake.