Spindale Staff

Steve Ahrens

Steve Ahrens, MPT
Physical Therapist & Clinic Director

Steve graduated from West Point in 1984 and served as a Ranger-Qualified Infantry Officer until 1989. Steve earned a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University in 1992. He has over 25 years of experience in orthopedics and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has helped numerous professional and Olympic athletes with their rehabilitation.


Emily Fleming

Emily Fleming, DPT
Physical Therapist

originally from Wilmington, NC, received a Bachelor of Science from Elon University before pursuing her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is a member of the Geriatric section of the APTA and is an LSVT BIG certified clinician.


Erin Hoyle

Erin Hoyle, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Erin earned an Associate in Applied Science in 2000 from Greenville Technical College. She has experience in acute care, skilled nursing, home health and outpatient settings. She joined the PRO team in 2016 and serves as the Operations Leader. Erin is an LSVT BIG certified clinician. She enjoys outpatient orthopedics, balance and fall prevention and working with patients living with Parkinson’s Disease.


Kevin Porter, Physical Therapy Assistant

Kevin Porter, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Athletic Training from Gardner Webb University in 1997. He completed the PTA Program at Greenville Technical College in 2001. He is licensed in NC and SC. He has 17 years of experience in orthopedic and sports injuries. Kevin also has LSVT BIG certification for Parkinson’s Disease.


Dylan Suttle, Physical Therapy Assistant

Dylan Suttle, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Dylan earned his Associate in Applied Science in 2019 from Southwestern Community College in Sylva, NC. He has experience in skilled nursing, acute care, and outpatient settings. His passion is for treating outpatient orthopedics and the athletic population.


Angie Staley, Physical Therapy Assistant

Angie Staley, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

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Hannah Crawford, Physical Therapy Assistant

Hannah Crawford, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

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JT Ramsey, Office Specialist

JT Ramsey
Office Specialist

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Kaylie Blankenship, Physical Therapy Assistant

Kaylie Blankenship, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

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Emilee Hodge

Emilee Hodge, OT
Occupational Therapist

Emilee began her journey as an Occupational Therapist after graduating from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2020. Over the course of her career as an OT, Emilee has widened her experience working in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, outpatient pediatrics, and skilled nursing facilities. This experience has only increased her knowledge in treating over the age spectrum. Emilee's expertise includes treating diagnoses of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, both surgical and nonsurgical in nature, as well as creating customized orthotics for stability and mobility. She is dedicated to providing an individualized treatment approach to maximize the functional independence and quality of life of all her patients. In her free time, Emilee enjoys traveling with her fiancé and their two dogs as well as spending time with family and friends.


Marque Bumgardner

Marque Bumgardner
Lead Therapy Aide

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