Meet the dedicated professionals who "make life feel better"
With a career spanning more than 30 years, Alan Grodin, president and founder of Sovereign, is one of the pre-eminent physical therapists in greater Atlanta. He is recognized as a master clinician, author, teacher, and innovator.
Through Sovereign, Alan has realized his personal vision for a truly patient-centered PT practice. Sovereign combines advanced rehabilitation services with a commitment to meet the individual needs of every person we treat. This commitment includes patient education, coordinating care with the patient’s physician, and addressing both the short and long-term goals of treatment.
The results of this approach are highly favorable outcomes and the overwhelmingly positive experience of Sovereign patients.
Sovereign’s success is reflected in the quality of the leadership team working with Alan across the practice. In addition to vice president Jill Jacobs, the team consists of seven clinic managers, each representing a different Sovereign location:
Alan Grodin, PT, MTC
Founder and President
With a career spanning more than 30 years, Alan Grodin is a leading physical therapist and developer of successful PT practices in Georgia and other states. Nationally recognized as a master clinician, Alan is extensively published and has created and taught continuing education courses throughout the United States as well as in Japan, Chile, Iceland, and Canada. Read more
Jill Jacobs, PT
Chief Operating Officer
A physical therapist for nearly 30 years, Jill Jacobs has played a key role in developing and managing physical therapy organizations, leveraging her ability to build strong relationships with patients, providers, and therapists. Read more
Elizabeth Lane Billeter, PT, DPT
Elizabeth is responsible for providing clinical excellence for patients and providers alike while overseeing daily clinic operations. Liz's expertise includes treating patients with orthopedic dysfunctions at the shoulder, hip, knee, and foot as well as spine dysfunctions. Read more
Aaron Schauble, MPT
Licensed physical therapist Aaron Schauble, MPT, is Clinic Manager for SR's Decatur location. He is responsible for building the Decatur clinic, providing patients and providers alike with a physical therapy resource dedicated to clinical and patient service excellence. Read more
Lucia Quintal, PT
Lucia has practiced as a licensed physical therapist since 1976. Her first 18 years in the field were spent in Brazil, where she earned her degree in physical therapy from Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas. Read more
Tammy Petty, PT
Tammy is a licensed physical therapist and is responsible for providing leadership in the Loganville Clinic. Tammy brings 26 years of experience as a physical therapist to Sovereign. She received her degree from Georgia State University. Read more
Kelly Conley, PT, DPT, OCS
Dr. Kelly Conley is clinic manager at SR’s Hapeville location. She has been treating patients with orthopedic and pelvic diagnoses since 2000. Read more
Dale Alderman, PT
Licensed physical therapist Dale Alderman,PT, DPT is the Clinic Manager for SR's Lawrenceville location. He is responsible for building the Lawrenceville clinic, providing patients and providers alike with a physical therapy resource dedicated to clinical and patient service excellence. Read more
Ryan W. Belmore PT, DPT, CSCS
Ryan is clinic manager for Sovereign’s Snellville location. He graduated from the University of Florida with a doctorate in physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology, as well as Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Ryan takes special interest in the mechanisms and treatment of chronic pain (particularly in the neck, low back, and lower extremities) and has completed advanced training in dry needling. He is also experienced in the evaluation and treatment of vestibular, balance, and vertigo conditions. Read more
Rob Maresca, PT, DPT, OCS
Rob Maresca has been practicing physical therapy in the metro Atlanta area since 2008 after receiving his doctorate in physical therapy from Georgia State University. He completed his residency training in orthopedics and became a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist in 2011. Rob has also been a long-time member of both the American Physical Therapy Association and the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. Read more
All Clinic Managers have outstanding credentials and experience, and they continue to treat patients and maintain their own caseloads (as does Alan). They see that the latest services and “best practices” are always available to Sovereign patients. (To cite one example: our use of the groundbreaking Schroth Method to help those suffering with idiopathic scoliosis.)
At every Sovereign location, the focus of our leadership remains the same: truly personalized care, delivered with the highest level of professionalism and expertise.