ABOUT

The Vestavia TherapySouth team has been proudly serving patients from Vestavia, Homewood and Hoover for the past 12 years. We accept all patients, regardless of whether they have been referred by a doctor or not. If you have questions about physical therapy services at our Vestavia location, call 20...

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MEET OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY STAFF

Alan Spooner

PT, DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Education: B.S. Exercise Science University of Alabama at Birmingham 1995 M.S. Physical Therapy University of Alabama at Birmingham 1999 Doctor of Physical Therapy University of South Alabama 2009 Clinical Experience: 17+ years in outpatient physical therapy setting Certified Athletic Trainer 1996-2010 Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist 1995-2007 Certified Dry Needling Practitioner (Level II-Kinetacore) Trained in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Areas of Interest: Sports Medicine, Post-operative Physical Therapy, Cycling/endurance athletics, Manual Therapy, Injury Prevention/Wellness Professional Associations: APTA Personal Interests: Family (Wife Melanie Three Children: Ben, twin girls Emily and Claire) Active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church Cycling, Photography, and Hiking Assistant Coach – Vestavia Hills HS Mountain Bike Team (NICA)

Alan Bigbee

DPT

imgAlan Bigbee

PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

BS, Auburn University 2012 Doctorate of Physical Therapy- University of South Alabama 2015 Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling, Level 2 Experience Outpatient Orthopedics Certified Dry Needling Practitioner Areas of Interest Manual Therapy Dry Needling Shoulder and Spinal Orthopedics Associations APTA member since 2012 Personal Interests Running, Weightlifting, Basketball, Hiking, Traveling, Outdoor Activities.

Hannah Cox

DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Doctorate of Physical Therapy: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2015 Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Mississippi State University, 2012 Dry Needling Practitioner Clinical Experience: Outpatient Orthopedics Areas of Interest: Manual Therapy Sports Rehabilitation Tennis – wellness services and injury prevention TherapySouth Tennis Wellness program Professional Associations: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 2013 Personal Interests: Active Member of Mountain Brook Community Church Hobbies: Fly Fishing, Photography, Running

Laura Porter

DPT, MPH

imgLaura Porter

PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

B.S. Exercise Science Samford University 2005 Masters in Public Health University of Alabama-Birmingham 2007 Doctorate of Physical Therapy University of Alabama-Birmingham 2014 Certified Dry Needling Practitioner Clinical Experience: Outpatient Physical Therapist since 2015 Clinical Areas of Interest: Manual Therapy Community Health and Wellness Promotion Industrial Rehab Shoulder Injuries Professional Associations: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Personal Interests: Family: 2 kids – Sawyer and Maggie Member of The Church at Brook Hills Enjoy running and working out Why I became a physical therapist: I love being a physical therapist because it affords me the opportunity to get to know my patients on a personal level, while helping them improve their overall quality of life. I feel lucky that I get to encourage others on their journey towards decreased pain and improved function as they get back to the activities they enjoy! And honestly, so many of my patients have as much of a positive impact on me as I do on them – these relationships enrich my life immensely! I feel blessed to be in this field and working for a great company like TherapySouth.

Armin Hornikel

PT,DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Alabama-Birmingham 2016 EIM Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Residency Trained 2019 Certified Dry Needling Practitioner Clinical Areas of Interest: Manual Therapy Chronic Pain conditions and Pain Science Returning athletes to their full potential Personal: Spending time with family in Tuscaloosa, triathlon training, swimming, trying out new cooking recipes, exploring Alabama, traveling to visit friends all over the country “My PT passion is managing acute conditions to prevent progression to chronicity, This has always been a priority of mine as I was in/out of Physical Therapy for shoulder pain during competitive swimming and I understand what it feels like to not be able to participate in a passion. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages to help facilitate return to their favorite activities, no matter how small or large the task!”

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1944 Canyon Road, Suite 100
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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