Our Team

Johnson & Hayes Physical Therapists was founded by Scott Johnson and Todd Hayes in January 2003 with the opening of their Huntsville office. As childhood friends, Scott and Todd played high school and college baseball together. Their shared sports history and their personal sports injuries sparked an interest in physical therapy. Scott and Todd are both graduates from the University of Alabama-Birmingham with Master’s degrees in Physical Therapy.

 

In 2005, Scott and Todd expanded their practice and opened a Madison location. This second location was opened to improve accessibility for patients in the growing Madison area.

 

The J&H Huntsville office relocated to 4240 Balmoral Drive in 2013. The new space provides room for expansion, ample parking space, and houses THE STUDIO, a specialized fitness studio founded by Scott and Todd. At THE STUDIO, clients can be assured that the programs are designed with their individual concerns in mind by someone highly trained in rehabilitation of orthopedic pathology, biomechanical efficiency in athletic performance and injury prevention in all stages of life.

 

On June 12, 2017, J&H opened it’s 3rd location in Franklin, TN. David Jennings, PT is the clinical manager of this facility. He completed his sports physical therapy residency from Vanderbilt University/Belmont University.

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Scott JohnsonCo-Founder, PT, MS

Scott Johnson, a Huntsville native, co-founded Johnson & Hayes Physical Therapists in January 2003. Scott began playing baseball and basketball at an early age, which he continued through college. He graduated from Grissom High School, where he lettered in baseball and basketball, and went on to play baseball at Gadsden State Community College. He then played baseball at Birmingham-Southern College, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Psychology. Scott went on to receive his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama – Birmingham, and later received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama – Birmingham. Having undergone physical therapy due to numerous injuries in collegiate sports, Scott always had an interest in the profession. Scott received his Alabama PT license in 1994, and worked as a Physical Therapist/Manager at Baptist Health System for 4 1/2 years. He then worked as a Physical Therapist/Administrator at HealthSouth for 4 1/2 years. Scott is married to the former Carrie Cason, and they have two children, Sam and Abby. Scott enjoys treating post operative and non operative orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries with manual therapy emphasis. His areas of interest and expertise include shoulder and knee injuries, scoliosis rehabilitation, and rehabilitation of athletes. In his spare time, Scott loves to spend time with his family and friends, play golf, and serves as a board member with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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Todd HayesCo-Founder, PT, MS

Todd Hayes, a Huntsville native, co-founded Johnson & Hayes Physical Therapists in January 2003. Todd has an extensive background in sports. He played baseball and basketball at Grissom High School, where he graduated in 1987. Todd was no stranger to sports related injury; he broke his tibia and fibula in his right leg during a baseball collision. The importance of quality rehabilitation became evident at an extremely young age. After graduation from Grissom, Todd played baseball for two years at Gadsden State Community College, and then went on to play at Lipscomb University. He received a Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Math upon graduation from Auburn University, and later a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Upon completing his Physical Therapy degree, Todd worked at HealthSouth for three years. He married his high school sweetheart, Monica Lancaster Hayes, and they have three children: Katie, Carter, and Lauren. In his spare time, Todd loves to coach youth sports, play golf, snow ski, travel and spend time with his family. He enjoys serving on his church mission board and as board member for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Todd receives extraordinary joy from being a physical therapist because he is able to return people back to the things they love to do.

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Brent CongoPhysical Therapist, MTC

Brent Congo, from Athens, AL, joined the Johnson & Hayes team in 2003 because of the excellent camaraderie among staff and the ample time he was able to spend with his patients. Growing up, he had an interest in science and anatomy. As he studied he became fascinated with how the human body heals or, in many cases, does not heal properly. Physical therapy afforded Brent a career where he can have a positive influence in the body’s healing process. He loves being able to provide education and hands-on treatment to patients so that they can understand how to take care of their own bodies properly to prevent injury and to promote good health. Brent received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Alabama – Birmingham, a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama – Birmingham, and a Manual Therapy certification from the University of St. Augustine. In his spare time, Brent enjoys boating, reading, coaching soccer and being active in his church. Professionally, he enjoys neck, shoulder and back rehabilitation.

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Jacqueline “Jacqy” StonePhysical Therapist

Jacqy Stone, a Huntsville native, joined the Johnson & Hayes team in 2003 because it was privately owned, already had wonderful team of therapists on staff, and had a reputation of treating patients throughout their complete recovery process. Jacqy chose the profession of physical therapy because she desired a vocation which allowed her to stay active and assist others in achieving their goals using science and hard work. She especially enjoys treating patients who have orthopaedic issues including trauma, multiple fractures, total joint arthroscopy, cervical/lumbar spine (general pain), shoulder, knee, ankle and epicondylitis.  Jacqy received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Music at the University of Montevallo, and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama – Birmingham. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cycling, hiking and playing with her dogs. She is a member of APTA, The Orthopaedic & Geriatric Sections and Alabama PTA.

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Jack BicePhysical Therapist

Jack Bice, a Huntsville native, has been a physical therapist at Johnson & Hayes since 2003. He became interested in the profession after receiving physical therapy many times for various injuries he has sustained. Jack received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Cincinnati and his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama – Birmingham. In his spare time, Jack enjoys cycling and target shooting.

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Patricia “Ricia” GarrardPhysical Therapist

Ricia Garrard, from Mobile, AL, joined the Johnson & Hayes team in 2004 because she wanted to work with a company that was owned by physical therapists where the needs of the patients were a priority. Growing up, Ricia wanted to find a career where she could combine her love of science with the opportunity to work with people, and physical therapy provided just that. She finds if extremely rewarding to work to improve a patient’s quality of life. Her interests include manual therapy and treating spinal pain ranging from body mechanics and posture training to core stabilization exercises to Pilates. She greatly enjoys instructing individual clients in Pilates training at THE STUDIO at Johnson & Hayes.  Ricia graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University and received a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama – Birmingham. In her spare time, Ricia loves to travel, work out, hike, read and play with her two very spoiled dogs.

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Allison LindseyPhysical Therapist

Allison Lindsey, from Memphis, TN, joined the Johnson & Hayes team in 2013, after working with them as a student in 2010. She was interested in returning to work at Johnson & Hayes because she realized everyone on the team was a great group of people who loved that they did, and that they were able to really make a difference in the lives of their clients. She knew this was the profession for her because she wanted to help improve other’s quality of life.  Allison received her Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. In her spare time, Allison loves good food, biking and helping educate people on ways to make their life better.

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Megan McKenzie MillerPhysical Therapist

Megan Miller, a Huntsville native, joined the Johnson & Hayes team in 2012 because she liked the environment and the approach to treating patients. She loves being a part of a growing business that maintains its small-town atmosphere and patient relationships. Megan always had a strong interest in anatomy and knew that she wanted to do something in the medical field. In high school, her cousin sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury from a car accident. Taking her to her therapy sessions, Megan found PT to be the most interesting. She was intrigued by her cousin’s progress and the therapist’s amount of knowledge of the human body, and knew that was the field for her. Megan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. In her spare time, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Beau, traveling, playing golf, mountain biking, spending time at the park, lake and beach. She is a sports fanatic, and loves watching football and baseball. Megan takes an active role in the community through her local sorority alumni association, the UAHuntsville alumni association, and her church membership. She is working to complete a manual therapy certification in the fall of 2012, and previously worked as the assistant fitness director at the UAHuntsville Fitness Center, where she enjoyed promoting overall health and fitness to patients.

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Stacy YungkurthPhysical Therapist

Stacy joined Johnson & Hayes Physical Therapists in 2014 after relocating with her husband from Tucson, Arizona. She was excited to be a part of the team working with the Dizziness and Balance program and enjoys helping people return to their normal movement and pre-dizziness levels of function. Stacy became interested in vestibular rehab after experiencing vertigo herself at a time when treatment was limited to medication. Stacy is also an LSVT BIG certified clinician and a certified Pilates instructor. She finds the BIG program to be very beneficial in delaying the progression of movement impairments and maximizing function in persons with Parkinson’s disease. Stacy is a Washington, D.C. native and received her B.S. in P.T. from the University of Maryland at Baltimore (Go Terps!). She has many years of clinical experience including working in Kazkahstan, where she lived with her family for 3 years. She is a member of the APTA neurology section. In her spare time, Stacy loves the outdoors, hiking, travel, spending time with her friends, family and grand pups. She also loves movies, theater, music and dancing. She is very active in her Church and missions.

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Addison DavidPhysical Therapist Assistant

Addison, also known as Addie, is from Hartselle, Alabama and joined the Johnson & Hayes Physical Therapists team in 2014. When looking for a company to work for, Addie wanted one with a great reputation for client satisfaction. She loves the environment at J&H and is thrilled to be able to work with knowledgeable therapists who also have a passion for what they do. As she was growing up, Addie knew she wanted to work in the medical field because she loved helping others. After receiving physical therapy herself for a sports injury in high school, she decided to pursue physical therapy as her career. Addie received her Associate of Applied Science degree from Calhoun Community College and graduated Magna Cum Laude. As an LSVT Big certified clinician, Addie especially enjoys helping to improve the lives of individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, traveling, participating in Bible studies and spending time with family and friends.

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Allison StanfordPhysical Therapist

Allison, from Mobile, joined the Johnson & Hayes Physical Therapists team in 2015 because she appreciated the J&H approach to patient-therapist consistency throughout the rehabilitation process. Allison developed her interest in physical therapy at Ole Miss, where she was a member of the cross country and track & field teams. In the training room after practices, she was able to watch and experience physical therapists aid her, her teammates and other athletes in returning to their favorite sport- sometimes even stronger than before. Allison received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Mississippi and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In her spare time, Allison loves running, reading, playing the violin, and traveling to Oxford, MS for a weekend of tailgating and Ole Miss football.

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Drew StanfordPhysical Therapist

Drew Stanford, from Hoover, Alabama, joined the Johnson & Hayes Physical Therapists team in 2015 because he appreciated the environment and approach to patient-first care. He became interested in the field while receiving physical therapy after his own baseball related shoulder injury. Drew played baseball at Troy University where he graduated with a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology before receiving his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In his spare time Drew loves hunting, fishing, spending time outdoors and watching baseball and football.

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Josh CashPhysical Therapist

Josh Cash, from Huntsville Alabama, joined the Johnson and Hayes team in August 2016 because he was drawn to the patient-first care that was demonstrated by all of the employees at Johnson and Hayes Physical Therapists. Josh orginally was a Physical therapy technician here at Johnson and Hayes Physical Therapists roughly four years ago and has just returned to Huntsville as a full fledged Physical Therapist. Josh first became interested in Physical Therapy after injuring his low back playing tennis in high school and experienced first hand how integral Physical Therapy is for any type of rehabilitation after an injury, whether it is an injured athlete, after a surgery, or simply the aches and pains of life. Josh received his Psychology degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and went on to receive his Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of South Alabama. In his spare time, Josh enjoys playing Tennis, golf, and mountain biking. He also enjoys watching Alabama football and spending time with friends and family.

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David JenningsPhysical Therapist

David joined the Johnson and Hayes team in January 2017 and is working in the Franklin, TN clinic.  He recently completed the Sports Clinical Residency program with Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute and Belmont University and is a Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He worked as an athletic trainer for several years at Louisiana State University while earning a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology, and at Vanderbilt University working with the track and field and cross country teams.  He has also spent time in the NFL working with the Tennessee Titans during physical therapy school.  He graduated from Belmont University with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy before entering the sports residency program.  He has a strong desire to return each patient to their highest level of function including elite athletics.  He is trained in myofascial trigger point dry needling and uses a systematic movement evaluation approach with each patient.  In his spare time, David enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife, son and two dogs.