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Our Staff


Dr. Ross Brakeville

Dr. Ross Brakeville, PT, DPT, STC, TPI-3 is the owner of Georgia Sports Medicine Specialists. Dr. Brakeville graduated from Maryville College in 1987 with degrees in Science and Physical Therapy. He went on to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Specialty Certification in Sports Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2007. Dr. Brakeville has continued his pursuit of orthopaedic and sports medicine education with clinical internships in pediatric and adult orthopedic programs facilitated by recognized physicians in Athens, Macon and Atlanta Georgia.


Dr. Brakeville’s involvement in education includes an initial site for Emory University’s Physical Therapy’s orthopaedic residency program. He is an adjunct instructor for KSU’s Nurse Practitioner program teaching Orthopaedic Evaluation Methods and a guest lecturer for several Physical Therapy programs teaching Evaluation and Management of The Adolescent Athlete. He has presented throughout the Southeast on sports medicine topics to Family Practice Physicians, Physical Therapists, GATA, PGA, PTA, and Coaches.

In addition to his teaching schedule, Dr. Brakeville has written two books on golf biomechanics, authored several columns for local magazines, and was the host of a weekly health segment on The Golf Show.

Dr. Brakeville also established sports medicine programs throughout north Georgia. He can be credited to sports medicine programs for Cherokee County’s high school system, the World of Gymnastics/Cheer, Reinhardt University, the Impact Soccer Association, and the Old Town Athletic Club.

  • Past Chairman of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce’s Health and Wellness Committee – Helping to enhance healthcare as integral component to the infrastructure of Cobb County.

  • Past Member of the Cobb 2020 coalition to help improve health of Cobb County, a program seeking to grow the number of citizens who engage in physical activity as primary means to improve the health of themselves and their communities.

  • Current WebMD medical review board member

  • Georgia State Golf Association – Health and Wellness Director Adaptive Golf Program

  • Current Chaiman APTA Georgia’s Orthopaedic & Sports Focused Interest Network

  • Past Chairman: Golf Special Interest Group of the Sports Physical Therapy Section APTA

Dr. Carlee Shope


Dr. Carlee Shope, PT, DPT  was born and raised in Gainesville, GA. She pursued her undergraduate studies at Georgia College and State University, obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science in 2020. Later, she attended the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, successfully earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2023.


When she isn't at work, Carlee loves spending time outside and cherishing moments with loved ones. Carlee's greatest ambition is to leave a positive impact on the world around her. She hopes her career in physical therapy will help her leave all people and places better than she found them.


Gracelyn Bayliss

Gracelyn Bayliss, BSEd 's bio is coming soon!

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