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Meet our Physical Therapists

Kristy Allen Weems, PT

Kristy Allen Weems is a native of Coffee County where she and her husband Jeff make their
home. They have 2 children, Kennedie and Hayden, who keep them very busy with Hayden's
senior year in high school and upcoming senior year of Coffee High Baseball and Kennedie's
junior year at UGA with a Journalism and Mass Media focus. Kristy attended Valdosta State
University obtaining a B.S. degree in Sports Medicine in 1994 and was a Certified Athletic
Trainer prior to obtaining her degree in Physical Therapy in 1996.

Many of you will know Kristy as she has been a provider of Physical Therapy in the home
health setting in Coffee and Atkinson counties for the past 21 years. Prior to that, she and Jeff
lived in Binghamton, NY where Jeff was a Certified Athletic Trainer for the New York Mets AA
team. While in New York, Kristy gained invaluable acute care experience with a team of over
50 clinicians in a two-hospital system. As a new graduate from The Medical College of Georgia
in 1996, Kristy was chosen to be a part of the 1996 Olympic Games volunteer medical team.
After serving at the Olympics, she accepted a position at Anderson Area Medical center, which
at that time was the level 1 trauma center with a state-of-the-art Neuro ICU. Kristy was
fortunate as a new PT to mentor under a team of several excellent clinicians and
Neurosurgeons. Returning to her roots in orthopedics, Kristy has enjoyed several stints in
local outpatient orthopedic clinics as needed.

Kristy brings to FZYICAL Physical Therapy and Balance Center of Douglas, 24 years of
experience in helping patients regain their life after orthopedic, neurological, COVID 19,
trauma injuries, and various general functional declines.

Kaela Coppersmith, PTA

We are excited to welcome Kaela Coppersmith, Physical Therapist Assistant to Fyzical Douglas and Balance Centers. Kaela is a 2020 graduate of Mercyhurst University. Aside from earning her PTA degree, she also has a BS in Psychology as well as a minor in Biology. Kaela worked as a physical therapist technician for 3 years, which inspired her to pursue a career in physical therapy. It also enabled her to discover she is extremely passionate about working with the geriatric population.

When Kaela is not working, she enjoys staying active by playing pretty much any sport. She also enjoys watching sports and baking competition shows, drawing, and reading. Kaela is relocating from Erie, PA and is looking forward to living in Douglas, GA with warmer weather.