Our Physical Therapists
Peachtree Spine Physicians
Dr. Tiffany Aiken, DPT, Cert. DN, an Atlanta native, attended Spelman College and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Upon completion, she then attended Alabama State University where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2011. She has been practicing in mostly outpatient and orthopedic/sports settings with over 10 years of experience. Currently she is available to PSP on a as needed basis as she takes care of her 2 active and adorable boys along with her husband. When not in the clinic, Tiffany can be found cheering on her boys, traveling and doing community service.
Dr. Tyler Balfour, DPT, Cert DN received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and his doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University. He has 5 years of experience, primarily in outpatient orthopedics, treating individuals of all age ranges and backgrounds. Tyler has received advanced training in managing injury and performance in fitness athletes (ex: Crossfit) and golfers. Tyler has a passion for helping others, and really enjoys helping people get from an injured to performing state. In his spare time, Tyler loves getting outside on his bicycle, camping, and spending time with his friends and family.
Michelle Dawson, DPT, Cert. DN, CAPS received her B.S. in Exercise Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Missouri State University. Michelle has spent her career treating patients of all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics with orthopedic and neurological conditions. She has over 5 years of experience rehabilitating patients to get them back to what they love and improving their accessibility as a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist. Michelle enjoys furthering her education to enhance the lives of her patients. Outside the clinic you can find her paddle boarding, hiking, and enjoying Atlanta's restaurant scene.
Dr. Darryl Drew, DPT, Cert. DN, received his undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Georgia and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. He has 7 years of experience in outpatient Physical Therapy tailoring treatments to patients of all age ranges, backgrounds and conditions. When out of the office, he enjoys weightlifting, kickboxing, watching sports, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Ryan Gehr, DPT, cert. DN, received his B.S. in Movement Science from Delaware State University and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the Emory University School of Medicine, where he also completed Dry Needling education. Advanced coursework in Spinal Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Strength and Conditioning and manual physical therapy provided him with a wide skillset to treat patients of all populations. As an action sports athlete, he understands the importance of total body strength, stability and control for injury prevention and avoidance of pain. When not in the clinic, you can find Ryan snowboarding or riding dirt bikes; or spending time with his fiancée, daughter, and Golden Retriever, Rocket!
Dr. Jeff Sondergard, DPT, cert. DN received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa and doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University. He later completed a residency program with Upstream Rehab to fine tune his evidence-based treatment for all patient populations. Outside of the office, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family including his two dogs (Kenan and Luka) in addition to playing drums and disc golf.
Dr. Amber Steele, DPT, CSCS received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with 3 years of experience creating custom exercise routines based on her client's personal goals. Amber is currently studying for her Orthopedic Clinical Specialty and hoping to become certified soon. Outside of work she enjoys watching sports - specifically football and basketball, exercising, trying new food places and being a tourist around the city of Atlanta.
Dr. Tony Suarez, DPT, OCS, cert. DN graduated from Georgia State University with his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He continued his education by completing an Orthopedic Residency and is now a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. He brings with him 5+ years of experience working in outpatient Physical Therapy with experience treating a variety of diagnoses from low back pain and post-surgical conditions to Stroke and Parkinson's disease. Outside of the clinic, Tony enjoys playing soccer, cooking, eating at new restaurants, and watching all things Marvel/Star Wars/DC related. Tony is dedicated to helping each one of his patient's achieve their goals for Physical Therapy and learning how to live a pain free life!
Eric Volz, DPT received his undergraduate degree in Exercises Science from Georgia Southern University and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Brenau University. Outside of the clinic, Eric enjoys golfing, working out, hiking, playing the piano, and traveling whenever he can. A fun fact about Eric is he has citizenship for the United States and Germany.