Leigh is the owner of Ability Pediatric Therapy and has practiced Physical Therapy since 1996. Leigh was raised in Cleveland, GA, has been married for 21 years and has 2 children that keep her busy outside of the clinic. She is a graduate of White County High School, Reinhardt College and Georgia State University. She opened Ability in 2014 after 18 years of providing Physical Therapy in a variety of settings, including orthopedic, geriatric and pediatric environments. She fell in love with serving children and their families. Leigh has made it her mission to see that children and families get the care they need, including therapy but also with resources to help in their day to day lives. She has strived to create facilities that are non-traditional and that include a warm, loving and playful environment where children feel they are having fun while having therapy.
PT, DPT, ATC
Jordan is a Gainesville, GA native who has had a passion babies and kids for as long as she can remember. She spent her young years helping with children’s camps, serving for many years of Vacation Bible School and traveling on mission trips with her family. She received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Georgia College and State University in 2013. Jordan worked as a certified Athletic Trainer for local high schools and colleges for 3 years while pursuing her next degree, so she also has a love for and history of treating sports related injuries in our young population. She obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of North Georgia in 2017, and began serving patients at Ability the same year. She currently lives with her husband
and 2 spunky daughters. She brings with her great knowledge for pediatrics in a vast array of populations, including DMI and Therasuit Certifications. Her passionate, dynamic, willing and loving personality separates her in the field of Physical Therapy.
Hillary Wood provides Physical Therapy in our Cornelia office. She received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science, graduating Cum Laude. She furthered her education at Brenau University, in Gainesville, GA receiving her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018. She was a member of the Inaugural graduating class and received the Clinical Excellence Award during the hooding ceremony for her unsurpassed performance working with children. She is planning to pursue her Pediatric Certified Specialist in the near future which will further her skills and knowledge in the pediatric realm. Hillary has a drive to work with children of all ages, is passionate about each child and thrives in watching them succeed while aiding them in their developmental process. Hillary is a native of Franklin County where she currently resides with her husband and two dogs, and their two children.
PT, DPT, BSFCS
Anna is a physical therapist who attended UGA for her bachelor's degree in Nutrition and the University of North Georgia for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She graduated in 2018 and has been providing Physical Therapy at Ability since that time. Anna also raises guide dogs for the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. She was recognized for her work with training guide dogs for the blind while at UNG and brought a whole new world to the therapy community/school. She was raised in Cumming, GA and now lives in Dahlonega, GA with her husband, 2 sons and four legged therapy and police dogs. She serves at Abiltiy as the handler for our therapy dog, Harlin, as well. She has a passion for helping children and finding new ways to have fun while receiving Physical Therapy.
Heather LaPrade graduated in 2017 from Piedmont College in Demorest, GA. While playing Volleyball for the Lions and getting her degree in Biology. She was an Honor roll student but knew God was calling her to do more, she soon enrolled in University of North Georgia to get her Doctor of Physical Therapy. While studying in Dahlonega she took the time to go to Peru for a mission trip and treat children who had nowhere else to turn. When she was back in Georgia, she started her clinical rotation, little did she know that during her last rotation she would be finding her new home at Ability Pediatric Therapy. During Heather's free time, she loves to play volleyball and travel with her family. Her favorite destination to date is in 2019 when she traveled to the Island Oahu, in beautiful Hawaii.
Meg is a physical therapist who graduated from UNG twice: once for her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and again for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Meg played soccer starting at a young age and ended her soccer career by playing four years at the collegiate level at the University of North Georgia. Outside of soccer, Meg grew up volunteering at daycares, VBS, and was an occasional farm hand when needed. She always knew she had a calling to serve and love on children, and when she graduated in 2021, she landed her dream job at Ability. She sets herself apart by speaking both English and Spanish. Meg currently lives in Gainesville, GA with her husband and four-legged pup, Charlee. Her heart is as big as the curls on her head, and she finds so much joy in watching her kids meet their goals.
Allison Robbins graduated in 2018 from Georgia College with her bachelors in Exercise Science. In her graduating year, she was called to the field of Physical Therapy resulting in her enrolling in the PCOM-Georgia inaugural class and later graduating in 2021 with her Doctorate. Upon graduation she also received the Excellence in Anatomy Award. Growing up, she volunteered with VBS and taught Sunday School at her church back and Marietta, and found her love for working with children reborn when introduced to pediatric Physical Therapy at Ability. Allison loves working with children and watching them have fun while developing their motor skills and learning each day. Currently, Allison lives in Lawrenceville, GA with her husband where together they participate in hobbies such as bouldering and obstacle course races!
Travis graduated from Murray State University in spring of 2017 with a degree in Exercise Science (Pre-Physical Therapy). After graduation, Travis quickly moved to Florida to pursue his highschool-sweetheart, learn how to make the perfect latte, and soak up as much sun as possible. Travis then furthered his education at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in the spring of 2022. Now, he resides in Suwanee, GA with his beautiful wife and sweet kitten, and is commuting to our Cornelia location to help children find new ways to be safe, independent, and functional in their home and community environments