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Staff Bios

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Dr. Ross Brakeville

Dr. Ross Brakeville, PT, DPT, STC, TPI-CFI 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 such groups as 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, writes a regular column for local magazines and has hosted a weekly segment on The Golf Show.

 

His sports medicine programs include Cherokee County’s high school system World of Gymnastics/Cheer, Reinhardt University, Impact Soccer Association, Old Town Tennis and PGA Tour Superstore in Kennesaw.

Outreach

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.

 

Member of the Cobb 2020 coalition to help improve health of Cobb County – Growing number of citizens who engage in physical activity as primary means to health of self and community.

Obstacle Course initiative – Design and development of Level 1 – 5 obstacle courses with objective of  increasing physical activity through efficient use of space and time.

Trina Hodgson

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Trina Hodgson, MS, ATC  hails from Fairfield, Virginia, and earned her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from West Virginia University in 2011. After graduating, Trina completed an Athletic Training Fellowship, where she collaborated with the wrestling team at the University of Maryland between 2011 and 2012.

 

After relocating to Georgia in 2012, Trina pursued her Master's degree at the  University of Georgia, all while contributing her expertise to their volleyball team. She then transitioned to working with their soccer team, dedicating her services to them from 2014 to 2017. In 2017, Trina embarked on a new endeavor as she commenced her training responsibilities with the Kennesaw State University football team. Afterward, she extended her assistance to the university's soccer team, working with them from 2019 until 2022.

Throughout her tenure as a certified athletic trainer, Trina Hodgson has acquired several notable certifications to enhance her skill set, including certifications in CPR/AED, Graston Technique, PBFR (Personalized Blood Flow Restriction), and Dry Needling. She maintains her professional standing by being board certified and holding a valid license in the state of Georgia. Trina is also an active member of esteemed professional organizations such as the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and the Athletic Trainers in the Physician Practice Society. These affiliations further showcase her dedication to staying informed and engaged in the evolving field of athletic training.

Paige Gukhman

Paige Gukhman, PTA is a dedicated and accomplished Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) who is passionate about helping others recover from injuries and regain their physical abilities. She earned her Associate’s of Applied Sciences Degree in Physical Therapy Assistance from Chattahoochee Technical College in December 2022 and is a board-certified PTA in the state of Georgia through the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

 

Paige was born and raised in Kennesaw, GA. Before pursuing a career in physical therapy, Paige's journey began in the world of professional dance. She obtained her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Point Park University in 2013 and embarked on an exciting adventure: performing on cruise lines worldwide. However, her own experience with injury and rehabilitation inspired her to shift her focus to physical therapy as her second career.

Paige's diverse background in dance and entertainment, combined with her comprehensive education, allows her to approach physical therapy with a unique perspective. She is deeply committed to helping her patients return to their favorite hobbies and sports, enabling them to live active and unrestricted lives after injury. With a compassionate nature and a strong work ethic, Paige is dedicated to staying updated on the latest advancements in her field to provide the best care possible for her patients.

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