About Us

Core Values

FAITH: We will submit our practice and everything we do in it to God.

FAMILY: We will make family a priority over our work.

INTEGRITY: We will be faithful to our values even when it is difficult. We will be honest and fair with patients, employees, vendors and referral sources.

SERVICE: We will demonstrate servant leadership; our focus will be on our patients and those we lead.

COMPASSION: We will reach out and assist the poor, oppressed, sick and hurting people in our community.

FITNESS: We will maintain a healthy lifestyle as an example to our patients and community.

PERSEVERANCE: We will demonstrate excellence in our patients care, even in difficult circumstances.

GIVING: We will commit financial resources to support Christian causes locally and around the world.

History & Mission

TherapySouth was founded in July 2006 by Steve Foster, PT, LAT. His vision was that TherapySouth would be a therapist-owned practice, specializing in “hands-on care, close to a patient’s home or work”. All of our clinics maintain an informal atmosphere that helps patients feel at home in their surroundings. Having several locations allows patients to conveniently attend physical therapy two to three times per week to improve their daily functions. We know our patients’ names when they walk in the door of our clinics!

Clinical excellence is the foundation of our successful patient outcomes. Many of our therapists have advanced certification in orthopedic physical therapy, as well as other specialty areas including manual therapy, dry needling, after-surgery rehab, sports medicine, women’s health, and hand therapy.

Hundreds of physicians in Alabama,Georgia and Mississippi trust TherapySouth to care for their patients each day. We work with physicians, families, employers and insurance companies to ensure the best care possible for every patient.

Leadership, Corporate Staff and Board Partners


Doug Cole, PT, MPT

VP of Operations

Johnny Cupp, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Susan Ainsworth

Director of Billing Services

Pat Lorino

Director of Administrative Services

Nicole Payment

Human Resources Generalist

TherapyManager – Corporate Staff

Tammy Williams

Workers Compensation Liaison

Janice McHenry

Operations Accounting Supervisor

Thomas Capps

Senior Accountant/Financial Analyst

Lindsey Pope

Accounting Specialist

Andy Avedisian

Operations Specialist

Leslie Arnold

Administrative Training Specialist

Kristin Lovejoy

Administrative Coordinator

Katie Ratliff

Marketing Coordinator

Suzanne Moore

Marketing Manager

Meghan Roden

Physician Liaison / North Alabama

Gabrielle Conoly

Physician Liaison / South Alabama

Board Partners

Doug Cole, PT, MPT

VP of Operations

Josh Steed, PT, DPT

Director of TSAW

Allison Fowlkes, PT, MSPT

Alan Spooner, PT, DPT

A not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization whose purpose shall be to reach out and help those in need, the sick, the oppressed and the hurting in our communities and around the world. Our hope is to provide:

  • physical and occupational therapy equipment to those who might otherwise be unable to obtain it
  • support to the community in times of natural disaster

Giving Back - ORganizations and events


Guatemala, Kenya, China, Honduras

Community Partners

TherapySouth believes in giving back to our community. We are proudly partnered with the following organizations.