Sue Baechle, PT - Lead Pediatric Physical Therapist
Sue began her professional career in California at the Children’s Hospital of San Diego after earning her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, CA in 1988. She has been treating pediatric patients for 28 years in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, neonatal intensive care unit, outpatient clinic, and the school setting. Sue has extensive experience treating patients with a wide range of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, torticollis, post dorsal rhizotomy, dystonia, prematurity, muscular dystrophy, hemiplegia, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, congenital anomalies and syndromes and developmental delay.
Sue continues her educational training in Neurodevelopment treatment (NDT), Beverly Cusick and Cascade casting courses, infant massage, toe walking courses, torticollis, plagiocephally, wheelchair assessment, and sensory defensiveness courses.
Sue and her husband Jim moved from Michigan in 1998 and have raised their three children in the Sumner County area. Sue enjoys spending time with her family, church and community.
Christine Morrow, ST - Lead Speech-Language Pathologist
Christine began her professional practice in 1995 after graduating from Murray State University with a Master’s in Communication Disorders. She began her career working extensively with Adults in nursing homes, hospitals and home health settings. Christine expanded her practice to include pediatrics in 2005. She has worked with adults and children with developmental disabilities, prematurity, strokes, cognitive deficits, Apraxia, Autism, Asperger’s, head injuries, and feeding/swallowing disorders.
Her goal is to see every patient, young and old, increase and strengthen their independence and become a successful communicator in every aspect of their daily life. Christine is a lifelong resident of Nashville and graduate from Father Ryan High School. She and her husband, Todd, have two daughters. She enjoys being active in her church and community.
Beth Sikes, OTR/L - Lead Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Beth began her professional practice in 1995 after graduating from the University of Tennessee-Memphis with a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She now has 21 years of experience and has worked solely in pediatrics in a variety of settings including in early intervention settings, pre-schools, local school systems, and clinic-based settings. She is one of few therapists in middle Tennessee certified to administer and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test. Her continuing education has also focused on sensory processing, sensory feeding issues, behavior, hand development, visual perceptual skills, handwriting and difficulties associated with autism.
While she enjoys working with children with all types of disabilities and delays, she really loves to work with children with sensory processing difficulties, and those with autism are her passion.
Beth grew up in Davidson County and attended Goodpasture Christian School. She moved to Sumner County when she married John Sikes. They are busy keeping up with two very active boys.
Kelley Southard, PT - Lead Adult & Adolescent Physical Therapist
A 1987 graduate of The Ohio State University, Kelley worked as an athletic trainer apprentice within the Ohio State athletic program while completing her physical therapy schooling. While on her last clinical and sports medicine rotation in California she learned to love the complicated spine and orthopedic patient who needed manual techniques and rehabilitation.
She has enjoyed working in Sumner County for the last 29 years within outpatient settings in Gallatin, White House and Hendersonville meeting the therapeutic needs of orthopedic, spine, chronic and pelvic pain, sports related, joint replacement and work-injured patients.
Kelley continues her educational training in McKenzie, Muscle Energy, Myofascial, Craniosacral, Dynamic Taping, Strain-Counterstrain, and Balance techniques.
Kelley and her husband Steve have raised their four children in Hendersonville while enjoying participating in their church, athletic events, schools and community.
Amy Houston, OTR/L - Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Amy Houston received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1993 for Occupational Therapy from Washington University, School of Medicine in St. Louis. For over 23 years she has worked with a wide range of pediatric patients in a variety of settings including early intervention, home health, school system, and inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation.
Amy resides in Hendersonville with husband Patrick and their three children.
Amy McLaurin, PT, ATP - Seating and Mobility Specialist
Amy began her professional career in 1995 after completing her undergraduate education at David Lipscomb University and then receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her career experience includes Vanderbilt University Medical Center in adult care and Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center in the Spinal Cord Injury program. Most recently, Amy was employed at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in the seating and mobility/wheelchair clinic in addition to treating pediatric patients with various neurological and development diagnoses. Amy has 15 years of seating and mobility experience and earned her ATP certification in 2008. She also holds certifications as a Certified Infant Massage Instructor and as a Child Passenger Safety Technician to provide medical car seats to pediatric clients. Amy’s primary goal as a therapist at the Therapy Center is the further development of the seating and mobility/wheelchair clinic in order to provide custom seating and mobility devices, medical car seats and other custom equipment. One of Amy’s most memorable personal and career experiences was participating in a mission trip to Guatemala to provide wheelchairs to children and adults offering them the freedom of independent mobility. A native of Mt. Juliet, Amy currently lives in Hendersonville with her husband Scott and two children, Ansley and Britton.
Jane Garrett - Office Manager
Jane was born and raised in Chattanooga Tennessee. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a minor in psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. She has been with The Therapy Center since March 2006 and is dedicated to her role as office manager.
She and her husband, Steve, moved to Hendersonville in 1988 and they have three sons. She is active in her church and community, enjoys spending time with her family and friends and enjoys cooking, crocheting, and reading in her free time.