Physical Therapy Staff
Keith E. Evans, PT, DPT
- Missouri Western State University
(Exercise Science and Pre-Physical Therapy)
- University of Missouri-Columbia
(Bachelor of Health Science - Physical Therapy)
- Georgia State University
(Master in Exercise Physiology)
- Alabama State University
(Doctor of Physical Therapy)
Practice Limited to: Physical Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation and Fitness Enhancement
For over two decades as a physical therapist, Keith E. Evans has been dedicated to serving the needs of others with his skills, ability and expertise in the challenging yet rewarding field of physical therapy. His desire to become a physical therapist began in high school but was solidified while undergoing rehabilitation for injuries received while playing college football at Missouri Western State University. A strong leadership base was developed at Missouri Western State University where he was the captain of the football team, vice president of the student government and involved in other campus organizations. After establishing a strong educational base with his exercise physiology studies at Missouri Western State University, Mr. Evans furthered his education by earning a professional degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1981. He continued his studies by obtaining a Master's Degree in Exercise physiology from Georgia State University, a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Alabama State University, and a Doctorate in Medicine from Xavier University School of Medicine.
Keith E. Evans, a Missouri native, born and raised in Farmington and began practicing physical therapy in his home state in 1981 where he served as staff Therapist at Village Drive Physical Therapy in St. Joseph, Missouri and Physical Therapy Director at both Washington County Hospital in Potosi, Missouri and Lindell hospital in St. Louis Missouri. Later, he moved to Georgia and became the Director of Physical Therapy at a local Atlanta hospital. He opened his own private physical therapy and sports medicine practice in 1985 in a 1,000 square foot space leased in a small office complex in South Atlanta. After seven years in that location, he designed and expanded his facility to a 13,500 square foot stand alone building, adding a fitness center to provide the community with a total wellness center. Although his practice continues to grow, Mr. Evans remains committed to serving the physical therapy and fitness needs of the community under the name of Atlanta Human Performance Center.
Keith E. Evans is well respected among his peers. His rehabilitation services are often recommended to athletes from weekend warriors to professional athletes. The Atlanta Human Performance Residency Program is so highly sought after that, students from all across the nation request physical therapy rotations under his tutelage. He also takes the time to teach many of those same students about what is needed to establish a private practice. Mr. Evans' field expertise has led him to address groups of physicians, physical therapists, and exercise physiologist. He is also often contacted to speak to high school and college students and members of the general public on a variety of topics, ranging from motivation, injury rehabilitation and prevention to general fitness.
Keith E. Evans is a community leader. His company also sponsors Walking and Running Clubs and is a chosen provider by Medicare to provide exercise prescriptions for seniors through a program called Silver Sneakers. Mr. Evans is well known for his annual Fitness Extravaganza, which has become a south side tradition. It is a day of fitness education with activities that include a health fair, fitness evaluations and various aerobic activities. Mr. Evans, who is also a pilot, enjoys taking the time to expose young adults to the challenges and pleasures of aviation and provides free medical flights through the Angel Flight Organization. As a past member of the Board of Directors for Capital City Bank, Mr. Evans understands the importance of building a legacy to bank on and agrees that empowering our community is the way to accomplish this goal.
Cheryl D. Gray, PT
Staff Physical Therapist
Mrs. Gray has been a Physical Therapist for over 30 years. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree and did post graduate work at Georgia State University. Mrs. Gray was in private practice for 15 years on the south side of Atlanta with clinical expertise in orthopedics and neurology. She has provided care in all areas, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Mrs. Gray believes that the 'whole' ( including the physical, mental, and spiritual person) patient has to be involved in the rehab process in order to heal.
Dorothy Jackson, LPN, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Ms. Jackson attended Monroe Tech in Albany, Georgia where she obtained her, (LPN) License Practical Nurse. She worked in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida then, returned to Georgia and attended Gwinnett Technical College and obtained her Associates of Arts Degree in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program. Ms. Jackson began work at Executive Park South Physical Therapy as a PT Tech prior to attending school for PTA. She commenced working with Mr. Keith E. Evans in the spring of 1983. Ms. Jackson contributes over 30 years experience to the Atlanta Human Performance Center's Physical Therapy Department.
Phyllis M. Arnold, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Mrs. Phyllis Arnold attended California State University in Bakersfield, California with an Athletic Scholarship in Women's High Jump with a personal record at 6'4-3/4". She was a member of the USA Track and Field Team and traveled in the US and Europe and retired in 1991. Mrs. Arnold received her Associate Degree in Applied Science with concentration in Physical Therapy Assistant Program at Austin Community College and obtained her Certificate in Neuromuscular Clinical and Sports Massage Therapy from Atlanta School of Massage. Mrs. Arnold contributes over 23 years of experience to the Atlanta Human Performance Center's Physical Therapy Department.
LaShaundra Murphy, BS
Physical Therapy Technician/Exercise Physiologist
Ms. Murphy graduated from Jacksonville State University and received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science & Wellness.
Abdulaziz Mohammed, BS
Physical Therapy Technician/Exercise Physiologist
Mr. Mohammed graduated from Florida A&M University and received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science & Pre-Physical Therapy. He has contributed a significant amount of community volunteer work with Reach One, Teach One, youth organization in College Park, Georgia.
Mr. Ydrecious Milner, BA, MS
Mr. Milner graduated from Saint Leo University and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. He continued his education at Georgia Southern University and obtained his Master of Science in Exercise Science & Kinesiology. He has contributed a significant amount of community volunteer work with Hands on Atlanta.
Terry Y. McGrady, BBA
The important job of Center management is entrusted to Ms. Terry McGrady who has been with the organization since 2000. Ms. McGrady received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with a specialty in Management from Saint Leo University. An experienced professional, Ms. McGrady's tenure reflects over two decades of Medical Office Management which include responsibilities with Atlanta Human Performance Center.
Ms. Christian began her employment at AHPC in August 2016. Her interpersonal skills and diverse social service background enables her to effectively communicate and service clientele.