Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Being born and raised in Thomasville, Thomas knew his goal was to return home to help bring a higher level of Physical Therapy care to the region. After graduating with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, he was accepted into the the Orthopedic and Practice Management Residency at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. Soon after he was able to realize his dream when he opened Big Oak Physical Therapy in 2015.
As Thomasville's only Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist, Thomas' practice is devoted to treating patient's across all age and activity levels with a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. His training is rooted in Sports Rehabilitation and Post-Operative care, however his passion is treating patients with acute injuries while the body is in the prime position to heal appropriately, without the need for expensive and potentially risky treatments and tests. He believes that the traditional "No Pain, No Gain" mindset in Physical Therapy is often a hindrance to the body's natural healing processes. In addition to being Dry Needling Certified, Thomas is Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified which allows him to evaluate, screen, and treat rotational athletes with greater specificity.
Board-Certified Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy
Marjorie may not be a Thomasville native, but she and her husband Royal, have put down roots in our community. Originally from Eufala, Alabama, Marjorie completed her undergraduate degree at Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science before graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
In developing her personal practice, Marjorie became passionate treating musculoskeletal dysfunction across the adult lifespan, particularly the aging adult. She has used this expertise in becoming the only Board-Certified Geriatric Specialist in our region. Through her continuing education, Marjorie is also certified in Dry Needling. Marjorie also focuses on treating patients with chronic pain, patients who have multiple medical conditions that could complicate their care, and promoting patients to make healthy lifestyle choices. She also directs our chronic pain and oncology programs at Big Oak Physical Therapy.
Marcus is the newest member of our clinical team, but his experience and skills are a vital part of our growth. As a Monticello native, Marcus understands the region and appreciates getting to work with neighbors and friends in the community. In addition to earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida A&M, Marcus also lettered all 4 years in Baseball during his time in undergraduate studies. Using this experience, Marcus is going to help develop our Sports Medicine program further by focusing on injury prevention in young athletes and sport-specific recovery following surgery. He is also working towards obtaining a Board Certification.
Client Care Coordinator
Ansley has been a part of the Big Oak PT team for 2 years, taking care of you from the moment you first walk in. She manages our clinic's scheduling, coordinates with our billing team, and is the one-stop-shop for answers to most of your day to day questions. She also helps with our marketing and outreach programs and directs the client satisfaction initiatives at Big Oak PT.