Amy Hardy is a physical therapist with OrthoTennessee. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
Amy has been a physical therapist since 2000. She helps coordinate the operations of the clinic and communicates with the orthopedists regarding physical therapy treatment. She strives to provide quality physical therapy to help patients return to a desired level of activity.
What she most enjoys about her work is getting to know people and advising them on how to recover from an orthopedic surgery or injury.
Christy’s passion for physical therapy began after her cousin suffered an ACL injury from skiing. Christy saw firsthand how physical therapy “scored the winning goal” in essence by facilitating the recovery post-surgery. Interacting with patients and playing a vital role in the recovery process is what Christy enjoys most about her position.
A graduate of Knoxville Business College, Christy holds an Associate’s degree in Physical Therapy Assistance. Her career as a PTA began in 1999 and she enjoys working closely with the Physical Therapists to carry out the plan of care individualized for each patient.
An avid sports fan, Christy and her husband enjoy traveling together to watch the Vols.
Aimee Skaggs is a physical therapist assistant with OrthoTennessee. She chose physical therapy as a career choice after therapy for shoulder surgery. Aimee finds enjoyment in seeing her patients return to their normal activities after completing therapy.
“Once their therapy is completed, patients are no longer limited to pain or physical restriction. It gives me great satisfaction to know that I assisted in their recovery.
“Although I enjoy working with all of our patients and the variety of orthopedic injuries we see in our clinic, I feel I have a nice connection with our shoulder patients. Due to my own history, I can empathize with the pain and restriction they experience.”
In her leisure time, Aimee enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Susen Varghese Thomas is an occupational therapist with OrthoTennessee. She received a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy and a master’s in occupational therapy with a concentration in neuro rehabilitation from Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, University of Bombay.
Susen has been a physical therapist since 1992. She describes her role in the clinic as helping patients to regain their physical function and skills to a level comparable to previous function.
“I became an occupational therapist because I wanted to work with people and wanted to see people get better,” Susen says. “What I enjoy most about my work is the interaction with patients and seeing them get better.”
Susen is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading, listening to music, and collecting coins and stamps.