John Krusenklaus Medical Director, PT, OCS
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John is a 1982 graduate of the University of Texas of San Antonio. John is a board certified orthopedic specialist with 30 years experience. He has been a consultant to DeRoyal Corporation with custom patents for foot and ankle products. He speaks a couple of times a year at the department of Biomechanics at The University Of Tennessee. John is also a consultant to: The University of Tennessee Sports Medicine, Fellowship program, and the Knoxville Track Club. John is an expert in Biomechanics especially related to the foot.

Caitlin Kothe Clinical Director, PT, DPT, MS, CSCS
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Caitlin is a transplant to the Knoxville area after growing up in Santa Rosa, CA. She completed her undergraduate education at Miami University in Ohio, where she was a member of the Varsity Synchronized Skating and Collegiate Figure Skating teams. She, then, completed a Master in Health and Exercise Science, specializing in neuromuscular control patterns of the ankle, before completing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Washington University in St Louis. Her education at physical therapy school was based on the Movement Systems Impairment method, which focuses on changing faulty movement patterns during daily activities to improve function and assist in pain management through exercise and postural training. Caitlin has a dual practice emphasis on both pain management throughout the lifespan and performing artists with acute and chronic injuries. She spends her free time with her husband, Brett, and 2 kids, Lucas and Ava.

Jacob Treadway PT, DPT
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Jacob Treadway was born and raised in Knoxville (Go Vols)! He is proud to say that he was a War Eagle throughout high school and his undergrad studies as he attended Gibbs High School and Carson Newman University. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise, and eventually obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During his graduate studies at East Tennessee State University, Jacob met his wife Megan, and they currently reside in his hometown of Corryton, Tennessee. They both love and cherish their relationship with Jesus and desire to pursue a life of servitude, especially in their jobs where they have an opportunity to serve their patients. Jacob enjoys competition, especially in football, baseball, Olympic lifting, crossfit, running, and golf. He is a family man who loves and cherishes his relationships. God has blessed his life with his wife, mother, father, brothers, and close friends. One verse that has influenced Jacob is James 1:18., “We chose to give us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.”

Gabe Punke PT, DPT
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Gabe started shadowing at a local PT clinic in Sevier County during high school, where he ended up working intermittently throughout his schooling. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, where he was a student trainer for the Sports Medicine program. He worked along side several athletic trainers and physical therapists while covering numerous practices and games for women’s rowing, women’s soccer and football. After graduating in December 2014, he went on to get his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Gabe completed his last clinical at TSMG in April 2018 and was hired with us soon after! He enjoys sports, hiking, and anything active or outdoors.

Maggie Jarnigan PT, DPT
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Maggie Jarnagin is a native to Knoxville, TN who loved growing up right near the Great Smoky Mountains. She traveled down south to complete her undergraduate education at Auburn University receiving a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science (War Eagle!). During her time at Auburn, Maggie had the opportunity of shadowing and working with local physical therapists in various settings. She continued to strive for knowledge and educational experiences after college leading her to Tennessee Sports Medicine Group where she became a physical therapy technician. Maggie went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at East Tennessee State University which exposed her to various aspects of orthopedic and neurological physical therapy across the lifespan. She returned to TSMG as a clinician, passionate to give back and serve the community that has given her an abundance already. Maggie enjoys spending time with family and friends, getting outdoors, traveling, and busting a move every now and again.

Ethan Haynes Licensed Pedorthist
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Ethan Haynes was bored and raised in Somerset, Kentucky. is our Licensed Pedorthist that specializes in lower extremity orthotics and braces. He found his way into this field by Jesus leading him to Tennessee Sports Medicine for his love of helping others. He finds the most gratification by helping people be able to walk that otherwise may not have been able. Ethan enjoys dirt bikes, rock climbing, and mountain biking. Whether it’s discussing fun things to do outdoors or creating your personal orthotics, you’re in great hands with Ethan.

Jon Lilly PTA
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Jon Lilly graduated in 2004 from Walters State Community Community College and has over 11 years of experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant in clinical, hospital, and rehabilitation setting. His experience is extensive in working with diverse patient populations to include grade school through college level athletes as well as the geriatric population. He has hands on experience in assisting with TMJ and joint replacement patients including shoulder, knee, and hip.  John loves spending quality time with his family and in his down time he enjoys wood working.

Shannon Lyle MS, ATC
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Shannon received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Sports Medicine from the Ohio Northern University and her masters of Science in Sports Medicine from Georgia State University. She has 20 years of sports medicine and clinical experience. She is also trained in Strain Counterstrain and Active Isolated Stretching. Shannon loves to play her flute in her Orchestra at Grace Baptist Church. In Shannon’s downtime, you can find her reading, outside in the sunshine, or spending time with her family.

Christy Griffin MA, ATC, LAT
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Christy received her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine and Master’s in Education from Tusculum College. She has 20 years combined experience in athletic training and functional rehabilitation. She also is trained in Strain Counterstrain and Active Isolated Stretching. Christy enjoys hiking and spending time with her family.

Stephanie Smedley ATC
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Stephanie Smedley is a yankee, born and raised in Rochester, New York, but has grown to be Southern at heart. In 2012, she acquired her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training with minors in Sport Psychology and Personal Training from West Virginia University (Go Mountaineers)!  In 2014, she completed her Master’s in Sport Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Stephanie enjoys being creative through painting, likes to sit on the porch while reading a book (with some sweet tea, of course), and is an avid golf and hockey fan. Stephanie and her husband Justin have been residing in Knoxville for three years and hope to continue to grow roots in the area.

Angela Berry CPT, NASM CPT, AIS Therapist, C.H.E.K. Exercise Coach
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Angela Berry is a native to Dayton, OH where she lived in a military family with 3 siblings. In 2002 she moved to Knoxville, TN where she started her profession in restaurant management. After some time in management, she discovered her passion and care for helping people. Being a former soccer player combined with her love for the outdoors, and desire to help others in the area of wellness grew in her heart. She pursued her passion and became a certified personal trainer through NASM. Angela has 2 years experience in running boot camps. She currently holds the position of Clinical Coordinator at TSMG with numerous responsibilities. Angela is also involved in running a boot camp with her partner: HollyBerry Fitness. Angela lives with her son Sawyer and dog Lucy. She is passionate about her work, people and adventure, but most of all she loves her son. Her dream is to travel to the rolling hills of New Zealand one day.

Aaron Stout MS Exercise Physiology, Coordinator of Functional Rehabilitation, C.H.E.K. Exercise Coach
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Aaron Stout is an Exercise Physiologist with a Master’s  degree from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor’s degree from Lee University. He is a husband and father of who immensely enjoys the analysis of human movement. With experience in soccer, rugby, and weightlifting, Aaron finds satisfaction in working to improve the strength and range of motion deficiencies he finds in himself and others.

Brenda McCloud Chief Financial Officer
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Brenda has more than 25 years of experience in outpatient physical therapy business administration. She holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Tennessee Wesleyan College. Brenda enjoys biodynamic vegetable and herb gardening and preserving “clean” foods for family and friends.

Jesse Champion Marketing Coordinator & Patient Care Coordinator
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Jesse Champion was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. She has been involved in equestrian competition since age five and continues to compete in Eventing at the professional level. She graduated from Pellissippi Community College with an Associate’s degree in Science and would eventually like to obtain her Masters of Business Administration. Jesse is married and has two beautiful stepdaughters.

Charesse Vegas Front Desk Representative
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Charesse Vegas is one of the first friendly voices you will hear when you call our office! Charesse is a California native, but moved to Knoxville in 2013 with her two sons and we sure are thankful for that! She is always eager to help in anyway she can and brings a joyous energy to our clinic! In her free time, she enjoys watching her boys play baseball and staying active with their dog, Mia.

Shawna Hubbs Front Desk Representative
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Shawna is a jack of all trades, but before TSMG, she spent most of her time in sales. Shawna has a unique passion for physical therapy and the relief that it can provide as she speaks very openly about the role it played in one of her family member’s lives. Shawna is a baseball enthusiast, keeps us all laughing, and is a vital member of our team.

Mary Kathryn Weathers Facility Technician
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Mary Kathryn was born and spent early childhood in Greeneville, SC before moving to Knoxville for the rest of her school age years. Mary Kathryn enjoys reading books, watching movies, and experiencing nature.