Raised in the suburbs of Birmingham, AL, Hunter and his family moved around a bit before settling in Newnan, GA, where he spent his adolescent years. After high school, Hunter went on to graduate from Valdosta State University where he earned the degree of B.S. in Exercise Physiology in 2016. He then went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Georgia Southern University in 2020.
Hunter’s love for physical therapy was born in high school when he himself had to attend therapy due to injuries sustained while playing baseball. He was fascinated with the ability of athletes to return to the same degree of competitive play following major injury.
All of Hunter’s experience as a physical therapist has been spent in the outpatient orthopedic setting where his passion lies. He loves people and is a lifelong fitness devotee; a functional bodybuilding athlete himself, Hunter employs a fitness-based approach toward rehabilitation and strives to help people restore function, eliminate pain, and achieve their goals while also discovering strength and mobility capabilities they never thought they would see again – no matter what stage of life they are in. Prioritizing evidence-based practice, Hunter utilizes a blend of clinically-informed manual therapy techniques, adjunctive modalities, and individually tailored exercise prescription and programming to address each patient’s specific needs.
When he is not in the clinic, you can usually find Hunter lifting weights, eating food (one of his main talents), enjoying a long hike, watching sports, bingeing Netflix, taking on some house project in which he usually finds himself calling someone more qualified to handle, spending quality time with friends and family, and exploring the world with his wife, Courtney, and his black lab, Merlin.