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Heather Smith MPT, MTC – Owner 

Heather Smith brings her extensive experience and thorough training to Pinnacle Performance Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, her own firm which she opened in the spring of 2015.

Raised in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee and graduated from Powell Valley High School, Heather earned an Associate’s of Science Degree from Walter State Community College in 1998.

She went on to study environmental and occupational health at East Tennessee State University until she moved to Memphis, TN to pursue her dream of becoming a Physical Therapist.

She graduated with her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis in 2003.

Heather completed her Manual Therapy Certification at The University of St Augustine in 2007.  This certification gave her an additional skill that improved her ability to perform hands on treatment options as a physical therapist. This MT certification is held by a little over 2,500 other physical therapists in the nation and is helpful to her current orthopedic practice back in Harrogate, TN.

Heather is an active member of the APTA and Private Practice Section of the APTA.  She is also a member of the Orthopedic Section of the APTA.  She has 7 successful years experience in private practice.  Heather hopes to bring her experience back to her home town to help the Tri State area with all their rehab needs. 

Jayme Mills OTD, OTR/L, CBIS

Jayme Mills is excited to bring her experience and educational training to Pinnacle Performance Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, starting 2018.

Raised in Barbourville and graduated from Knox Central High School, Jayme went Eastern Kentucky University to earn a Bachelors degree in Occupational Science. Jayme went on to pursue her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy in Nashville, TN from Belmont University.

During her graduate study Jayme completed fieldwork rotations at Vanderbilt Hospital in Neuro and Trauma. Her interest in neurological differences and injuries grew prompting her to obtain a Brain Injury Specialist certification awarded by the Brain Injury Association of America. Jayme also completed a skilled pediatric rotation at Shriners hospital in Lexington, Ky. As her capstone project for her OTD Jayme completed original research work at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital that was accepted by AOTA for presentation at the 2016 conference.

After completing her educational program Jayme moved to GA where she worked for the Bartow County school system as an Occupational Therapist. She returned to KY as part of a team that opened an outpatient pediatric clinic in Louisville, KY. Jayme is thrilled to return to the beautiful Appalachia to practice.

Mara Brock, AT

Mara Brock grew up in New Tazewell, TN. She attended Lincoln Memorial University and graduated in December of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Throughout her college career she accepted many awards including the Athletic Training Student Clinician of the Year award. Mara is nationally certified as an Athletic Trainer by the BOC and is licensed by the State of Tennessee. She is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

During her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends.