Our Staff

Physical Therapy

                                   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 16 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
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 
                                  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 
                                  her husband have 2 sons and live in Tifton.  

Occupational Therapy 

                                   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   Brandy McKeown is a 2000 
                                   graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. She is a licensed
                                   occupational therapist and is a certified lymphedema 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   Donna Case is a 2011 graduate of Darton
                                   College's Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She is a licensed   
                                   occupational therapy assistant. 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   Rehabilitation Services of Tifton is proud to 
                                   welcome licensed occupational therapy assistant Jill Peters.  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.  

Speech Therapy

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. 

Support Staff

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.       
1488 Old Ocilla Road
Tifton, GA 31794

(229) 386-5200  Phone
(229) 386-1412  Fax
Cephas Gumbs, PT
John Davis, ATC
Roxanne Tyler, PTA
Pam Ellis, PTA
Ron Adams, OTR/L, CHT

Brandy McKeown, OTR/L, CLT-LANA
Andy Ellis, PT
Brandy McKeown, OTR/L, CLT-LANA