Andy Ellis, PT Andy Ellis obtained his Bachelors of Science in
Physical Therapy from Georgia State University. He is the President of
Rehabilitation Services of Tifton, which he opened in 1983, as well as
Rehabilitation Services of Coffee, which he opened in 1995. In the past,
he has served on the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy, served
on the Board of Directors of the Physical Therapy Association of
Georgia, and co-chaired the Sports Medicine Seminar for 20 years.
Andy is a current member of the American Physical Therapy
Association and the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. Andy
and his wife Pam live in Tifton and have one daughter and three sons.
Cephas Gumbs, PT, DPT Cephas Gumbs has more than 20 years of experience as a physical therapist. He is an alumnus
of Tuskegee University and Georgia State University. He
continued his education and in 2019 earned his Doctorate of
Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. Since joining
RST in 2003, Cephas has worked with a variety of diagnoses
with emphasis on general orthopaedic and post-surgical
diagnoses, sport medicine, and neurological cases. Prior to joining RST, Cephas worked in
various skilled nursing facilities in South Georgia. Cephas strives to provide quality physical
therapy that will maximize the functional mobility and quality of life of his patients.
Pam Ellis, PTA Pam Ellis is a licensed physical therapist assistant
and has over 30 years of experience. She obtained her associate of
science in physical therapy from University of Alabama at
Birmingham. Pam has extensive experience in a wide variety of
diagnoses. Pam states, "I really enjoy getting to know each patient.
It is such a joy to see them doing the things they love again - without
pain." Pam enjoys spending time with family, watching sports -
especially the Braves, gardening, and needlepoint. Pam and her
husband Andy live in Tifton and have one daughter and three sons.
Roxanne Tyler, PTA Roxanne Tyler is a licensed physical
therapist assistant and has been with RST for over 20 years. She
obtained her associate of science in allied health from Abraham
Baldwin College and her physical therapist assistant training
from Thomas Technical Institute. Roxanne has experience with a
wide variety of diagnoses including many orthopedic conditions.
Her goal in treating patients is to make sure they get back to
their daily activities and the things they enjoy as quickly and safely as possible. Roxanne and
her husband and daughter live in Ocilla. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and
being involved with church.
Jocelyn Wall, PTA Jocelyn Wall is a licensed physical therapist
assistant. She is a 2015 graduate of Darton State College. Jocelyn
enjoy working with my patients and getting to know them. Seeing the
positive impact I have on their lives by helping them feel better and
getting back to their normal function makes my heart smile! Like the
saying goes, 'if you do what you love, you'll never have to work a day
in your life.'" Jocelyn enjoys spending time with her family. She
has 2 sons and lives in Tifton.
Heather Garces, PTA Heather Garces began working with our
fitness center as a student in high school. Having a passion for
helping people, Heather pursued a career as a physical therapist
assistant. She is a 2017 graduate of Albany State University.
Heather feels it is rewarding to see patients achieve their goals
while working with them throughout the healing process. She is a
native of Tifton and enjoys going to the beach, spending time with
family, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.
Brandy McKeown, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, CLWT Brandy McKeown
is a 2000 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. She is a
licensed occupational therapist, a certified lymphedema therapist,
and a certified wound therapist. Brandy is the director of RST's
office. Brandy states, "It is very gratifying to help a patient who
didn't even think there was help available. It is the best feeling to
know that I help people live full and productive lives." Brandy enjoys
yard work and traveling and is an active member of her church.
She, her husband, daughter, and son live in Tifton.
Jessie-Lynn Myers, OTR/L Jessie-Lynn Myers is a 2020 graduate
of Barry University's Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
program. She also obtained her bachelor of science in psychology
from the University of Florida in 2017. Jessie-Lynn loves occupational
therapy because it allows her to help patients increase functionality
and engage in tasks that are meaningful to them. She is originally
from Branford, Florida and now lives in Lenox with her husband,
Chance. Jessie-Lynn enjoys spending time with her family and being
involved with her church.
Donna Case, COTA/L, CLWT Donna Case is a 2011 graduate of
Darton College's Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She is a
licensed occupational therapy assistant and certified wound therapist.
One of her favorite quotes is "Life is meant to be lived, but if we live
without making a difference it makes no difference that we lived." She
loves making a positive difference in her patients' lives. Donna has a
passion for treating patients with lymphedema. As a one-time patient
herself, she has empathy for her patients. Donna lives in Tifton and
enjoys traveling, photography, scrapbooking, helping out in the family
cake shop, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.
Jill Peters, COTA/L Jill Peters is a licensed occupational therapy
She is a 2012 graduate of Darton College's Occupational Therapy
Assistant program. Jill states, "I enjoy getting to know my patients
and helping them feel good about themselves - physically and
emotionally." Jill is originally from Beloit, Wisconsin and enjoys
"junkin'", refinishing furniture, painting, and gardening.
Kristen Sims, COTA/L Kristen Sims is a 2018 graduate of Albany
State University's Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She
lives in Fitzgerald with her husband, son, and daughter. Kristen
loves being able to help her patients while at the same time getting
to know them. She enjoys shopping, camping and spending time
with her family and friends.
Rehabilitation Services of Tifton has a strong support staff to ensure that you have a positive experience with all aspects of your treatment. Some of the support staff's duties include aiding therapists, scheduling, helping fitness members, filing insurance, and conducting day-to-day operations.