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 Cephas Gumbs has more than 18 years
experience as a physical therapist. He is an alumnus of
Tuskegee University and Georgia State University. 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 home 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 and
serves as RST's aquatic therapist. 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
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
assists with Rehab Services' aquatic therapy program. She states "I
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 and
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.
Ron Adams, OTR/L, CHT Ron Adams is a 1995 graduate of the
Medical College of Georgia. He is a licensed occupational therapist and
is the only certified hand therapist within 25 miles of Tifton. Ron's
passion in treating patients is to see them achieve their maximum
rehab potential and return to the quality of life he or she desires. Ron
enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He and his
wife are active members of their church and serve as youth leaders.
Ron and his wife and two boys live in Douglas.
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 and is a certified lymphedema therapist a certified
wound therapist. 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.
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.
Fitness & Wellness
John Davis, ATC John Davis is a 1999 graduate of Georgia
Southwestern State University, where he obtained his bachelor of
science in education. John's major was in exercise science, with
an emphasis in sports medicine. He is a board certified athletic
trainer. He and his wife live in Tifton.
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.