Bill Robinson is a physical therapist at OrthoTennessee. After completing his enlistment in the Navy, Bill looked at several career possibilities, choosing physical therapy because it gives him the chance to work with athletes.
"I enjoy the opportunity to help people overcome injuries and get back to everyday life and sports. I take particular satisfaction in educating my patients and helping them understand their injury and to avoid or manage future injuries.'"
During his service in the Navy, Bill was stationed onboard the USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70), based in Pearl Harbor. He received his Bachelor of Rehabilitation Science and Master of Physical Therapy degrees from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University.
Bill enjoys coaching youth soccer and playing soccer in the Knox Metro Soccer League. Bill and his wife have a son and a daughter.
An avid golfer, Bill was a physical therapist for the U.S. Senior Amateur Golf Tournament in Florida.
Donna Hunter is a physical therapy assistant with OrthoTennessee. She received an associate’s degree in physical therapy assistance from South College in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Donna has been a physical therapy assistant since 2002. She describes her role in the clinic as implementing the plan of care established by the physical therapist. She says she also educates and motivates the patient using exercise to progress the patient towards her/his physical therapy goals.
Donna was motivated to become a physical therapist assistant after her grandfather had a stroke.
“When I was young I was always trying to help him,” Donna says. She says she was also very athletic and believes that the combination of exercise plus health care equals physical therapy assistance.
What Donna says she most enjoys about her work is seeing her patients overcome obstacles and return to doing activities they love.
“I like to know I’ve helped them achieve their goal,” Donna says. She also likes meeting people as part of her work.
In her spare time, she likes dancing, horseback riding, snorkeling, remodeling old houses, boating, activities with friends and family.
Devin Cole is a physical therapy assistant new to OrthoTennessee in 2017. Devin's desire to become a PTA was born out of his high school sports career. While playing football and hockey, he incurred several injuries that kept him in a PT office over the span of his experience. While he was there, his knowledge about PT grew, which in turn, led him to pursue a career in the field.
Devin attended South College in Knoxville, where he received a bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy Assistance.
Devin would explain his role to his patients as someone who ensures each patient follows the regimen set forth by their doctors and therapists in order to gain full benefit of surgery and/or therapy. This will only help return patients to normal functioning level or better. Devin most enjoys the vast diversity that he sees, whether that is the different personalities of patients or the different injuries that he comes in contact with on a daily basis. Devin enjoys watching all sports, going to sporting events, or spending time at quarries and rivers with his dog, Molson.