Cumming Staff

Matt Foltz, CEO, PT specializes in sports injury rehab and orthopedic rehab. dry needling certified
Matt Foltz, CEO, PT

Matt is a native of Roswell, GA, and has been practicing physical therapy for over 25 years in the Atlanta/North Metro area, specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine.

Matt received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Exercise Medicine and received his Masters of Physical Therapy degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He currently assists in the interview process of prospective Physical Therapy students at Emory University.

During Matt’s 25 years in the Physical Therapy field, he has assisted in numerous sports medicine venues including the SEC football championship, SEC basketball championship, ACC basketball championship, World Wrestling Entertainment, SEC gymnastics championship, Peach Bowl, Sarazen golf tournament, and area high school sports programs. Matt previously served as Vice President of Operations for one of the country’s largest outpatient rehabilitation corporations, while still maintaining active patient care and his sports medicine outreach programs.

When Matt is not out serving in the community he is very active with his family.

Certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling

Cindy Wheeler, PT specializes in orthopedic and sport injury rehabilitation and treatment. dry needling certified Cindy Wheeler, PT

Cindy is a native of Canton, CT, and has been practicing physical therapy in Cumming since 1984. She specializes in orthopedic and sports injuries.

Cindy received her degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA in 1984. She co-owned Lanier Physical Therapy for 10 years in Cumming, Sugar Hill, and Duluth before selling it to a large rehabilitation corporation. She has also both owned and worked for in-home physical therapy companies. Through her interest in sports, she has volunteered at both Walton and Forsyth Central High School athletic events. Her physical therapy treatment philosophy consists of an individualized treatment approach emphasizing proper exercise and posture. She also works part-time for her husband Jim, in accounting, and is involved in CASA of Forsyth County and Cumming First United Methodist Church. In her spare time, she enjoys golf, Georgia football, arts and crafts, traveling, family.

Certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling

Jill Mathis, PT specializes in orthopedic rehab and vestibular rehab to treat injuries and BPPV (vertigo)
Jill Mathis, PT

Jill is a native of Cumming, GA, and has been practicing Physical Therapy for over 20 years in the Metro area. She has been specializing in orthopedics for the past 15 years.

Jill received her Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree from Georgia State University, in Atlanta. Jill loves to help the people in her community stay healthy and active and takes pride in the small-town feel of her one-on-one physical therapy approach. As well as treating general orthopedic patients, Jill has a love for the geriatric population and performs vestibular rehab - a form of therapy that involves treating balance deficits and dizziness issues.

As a part-time physical therapist and a full-time mom of three, Jill knows the importance of getting her patients back to doing what they love and she takes much pride in helping people "rehab like a champion".

Certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling

Ellen Welch, PT specializes in orthopedic and post operative rehabilitation. interested in crossfit
Ellen Welch, PT

Ellen is a native of Cumming, GA, and began practicing physical therapy 14 years ago. She has worked in orthopedics, home health, and rehab facilities around the metro Atlanta area.

Ellen received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Furman University and then went on to receive a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia.

Ellen is a busy mom with 3 children and is a competitive tri-athlete during the season.

Crystal Holcomb, PTA

Crystal has been practicing as a Physical Therapist Assistant since 2007. She is a graduate of Athens Technical College and has been licensed in the state of Georgia since graduation. Crystal has worked in a variety of settings and has a background in outpatient orthopedic care, aquatic therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and geriatrics.

Crystal is a certified Diabetes Paraprofessional from the Association and Diabetes Care & Education Specialists and is leading our diabetes self-care management program at Champion.

Crystal is a Forsyth County native. When not working at Champion, she enjoys spending her time with her husband, William, their two sons, and golden doodle.

Certified Rocktape Functional Movement Professional

Jose DeJesus, PT, DPT

José is originally from North Carolina and has been practicing Physical Therapy for over 12 years. José has lived in the suburbs of North Atlanta with his wife and three kids for 9 years.

José attended East Carolina University where he received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and his Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. Since graduation, José's practice has been centered around the treatment of sports and orthopedic injuries in the outpatient clinical setting. His special interests include general orthopedics, treatment of the shoulder and knee in young athletes, dry needling, and vestibular therapy.

José is a certified clinical instructor for future Physical Therapists through the American Physical Therapy Association. In his spare time, José enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, traveling the world, and cooking/baking.

Certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling

Julie Epp, COOJulie Epp, COO

Julie is a native of Cumming, Ga. She attended school at Gainesville College and thereafter began her career specializing in all facets of office and insurance management related to the physical therapy field.  With 25+ years of experience, she controls the day to day operations at both Champion Physical Therapy locations.

Julie has one son and enjoys spending most of her time with family and friends. She loves traveling, attending concerts, and spending time on the lake with her fiancee.

 

Donna Tanguay, Front Office Manager

Originally from New Hampshire, Donna has lived in Cumming for 10+ years with her husband Paul. She has two daughters and is enjoying her first granddaughter!

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling the world.

Dani Kwiatkowski, Front Office Manager

Originally from Maryland, Dani has lived in Cumming for 20+ years with her husband, two daughters, and granddaughter. Dani has spent most of her career in customer service and enjoys meeting and helping those who walk through the Champion doors.

When she’s not at Champion, you can usually find her on the tennis court or by the lake.

Alpharetta Staff

Keith Borger is certified by the Titlest Performance Institute and practices Physical Therapy in Cumming, Georgia. Keith specializes in sports rehabilitation and dry needling techniques.Keith Borger, PT, DPT

Keith Borger received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of West Georgia in 2013, where he played Division II baseball for the Wolves. In 2016, Keith received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Mercer University. Upon achievement of his Doctorate, he completed Mercer University’s Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program in 2017 and went on to achieve a Board Certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2018. Keith is currently a Clinic Director at the Alpharetta location and the Center Coordinator for Clinical Education at Champion Physical Therapy.

Keith's clinical interests and specialties include sports rehabilitation with an emphasis on overhead and swing athletes, manual therapy, movement analysis, spinal mobilization/manipulation, and post-operative care. He is a certified Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) professional, which allows him to focus on reducing injuries and improving golf performance. He understands that a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible. Using TPI, Keith can analyze how physical limitations in a player’s body can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury.

Keith lives in Roswell, GA with his wife, daughter, and dog Wrigley. In his spare time, Keith enjoys playing golf and tennis and cheering on the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, and Georgia Bulldogs.

Certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling

email: keith@championpt.net

Nikki Bailys, PT, DPT

Nikki was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Emory University and Bachelors of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology from the University of Florida. After finishing her Doctorate, she completed Mercer University’s Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program in 2020.

Her clinical interests include movement analysis and manual therapy. In addition to general sports and orthopedics, Nikki has a special interest in the endurance athlete population and is a USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach.

Growing up in Jacksonville, Nikki was a gymnast for over ten years and spent a lot of time in physical therapy as a patient. Due to her upbringing, Nikki’s goal is to have her patients return to their passions just as the physical therapists did for her growing up. Nikki is a staff physical therapist at both the Cumming and Alpharetta locations.

She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), APTA Georgia, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).

In her free time, Nikki can be found cheering on the Florida Gators, Atlanta Braves, running or in a spin class.

USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach

email: nikki@championpt.net