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Full time Physical Therapist (PT)

PRN Physical Therapist (PT)

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Welcome to Synapse NeuroRehab + Wellness

WE CONNECT BRAINS TO BODIES, PHYSICAL THERAPY
TO WELLNESS, AND PEOPLE TO RESOURCES.

SERVICES

At Synapse, we provide one on one, total body, and evidence-based physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy for people with Movement Disorders.

Our methodology includes, but is not limited to:
  • LSVT BIG and LOUD®

  • PWR!®  (Parkinson's Wellness Recovery)

  • Vestibular Rehab 

  • Yoga Principles

  • Manual Therapy

  • Balance and Falls Training

  • Gait Training

  • Self-care Training 

  • Strength, Flexibility, and Endurance Exercise

  • Cognitive and Vision Activities

  • Pain Management

  • Family/Care Partner Training

  • Extensive Education

  • Community Referrals/resources

  • Home Assessments/Modification

  • Voice training

  • Swallow therapy


We also offer physical training and teach group exercise classes at The Center for Movement Challenges!
About

IF YOU MOVE WELL, YOU LIVE WELL!

We know through evidence and years of clinical experience that exercise is necessary to optimize quality of life and delay disease progression for people with Movement Disorders.

At Synapse, we help people with Movement Disorders get better and stay better through exercise and education. We strongly believe in the importance of continuity of care between medical specialists, rehab therapies, and wellness. We are located next door to the Center for Movement Challenges, which offers boxing, yoga, and general exercise classes for people with Movement Disorders. Between episodes of physical therapy, we will connect you with exercise classes specific to your needs!

 

Click on the video below to learn more about our friends and partners at the Center for Movement Challenges!

Instructors

MEET THE TEAM

Dr. Amy Morse, PT, DPT

CO-FOUNDER, PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Dr. Amy Morse graduated from Medical University of South Carolina with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009. She worked at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, SC for four years where she began working with people with Parkinson’s Disease.  Following this, Amy moved to Atlanta in 2013 and took a job with Emory Healthcare until 2021.  During her time at Emory, Amy expanded and led the Movement Disorders rehab program, was a mentor for Emory University’s Physical Therapy Neurological Residency program and was the lead PT on the Comprehensive Care Clinic for PD.  She has spoken at many local and national community events and conferences including Emory’s Udall Community Conversations, National Parkinson’s Foundation “Living Well” and “Fitness Counts”, and World Parkinson’s Congress in 2016. In 2017, she completed the Physical Therapy Faculty Scholar program with the Parkinson's Foundation. She teaches the Parkinson’s lab materials for Emory University and GA State’s Physical Therapy students. 


Amy has been involved with the LDBF Boxing for Parkinson’s (now part of the Center for Movement Challenges) program since 2014 and currently serves on the Physical Therapy Advisor for Parkinson's & MS Exercise and Wellness Programs.  She is co-author and presenter of the LDBF Affiliate Certification Training Program.

 

In 2021, Amy opened up her own private practice, Synapse, with her business partner Brittney in hopes to connect rehab and wellness for optimal care for people with Movement Disorders.

Dr. Tina Dehnke PT, DPT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Dr. Brittney Hooker, PT, DPT, NCS

CO-FOUNDER, PHYSICAL THERAPIST

 

Dr. Brittney Hooker graduated with her BS in Exercise Science from Southeast Missouri State University in 2014 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of Missouri in 2017. She completed her Neurologic PT Residency at Emory University in 2018 and was board certified as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist in 2019. She also received her certificate in vestibular rehabilitation in 2018. She worked as a PT at Emory Brain Health Center from 2018 – 2021, where she primarily treated people with Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders. During her time at Emory, she was also a mentor for the Emory Neurologic PT Residency Program. 

 

In 2021, Brittney transitioned to her current role as Co-Founder and PT at Synapse NeuroRehab and Wellness, where she continues to focus on improving the quality of lives of people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurologic diagnoses. 

 

Outside of the clinic, Brittney is a group exercise instructor at the Center for Movement Challenges (CFMC) and an adjunct faculty member at Emory University DPT School. Brittney is active in the PD community, working closely with the Parkinson’s Foundation, the APDA, the YMCA, CFMC,  and Atlanta Neuroscience Institute (ANI).  Brittney has spoken at a variety of local and national events and presented her research on PT for people with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy at APTA CSM.

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Cynthia "Cindy" Lourie, MS, OTR/L, ECHM, CAPS

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Cindy has been a licensed occupational therapist for 30 years. She has worked in various settings including home health, inpatient and outpatient rehab and acute care. The majority of Cindy’s career focus as an OT has been to address the needs of the adult and older adult populations. An occupational therapist assesses and evaluates a client’s functional status in their environment with the goal of maintaining or maximizing a person’s independence. Cindy has the clinical skills to evaluate a person and their surroundings to identify the barriers to independence and then to establish an individualized plan to address and overcome those hurdles. To modify or adapt the environment or a task is not to take away independence, but to maximize it. Cindy is the owner of Enable Home Solutions and is a member of the National Aging in Place Council. 

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Molly Brown

OFFICE COORDINATOR

Molly is an Atlanta native. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. She is currently finishing up her field work at the Stone Mountain Community Garden's Food Pantry garden on the weekends to attain her Master Gardener certification. She has also just recently started run/walking 5Ks, but is pretty sure that will only be during the cooler months. Molly is excited to be a part of the team and looks forward to getting to know everyone. 

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Amanda Smith, SLP

SPEECH THERAPIST

Amanda is a speech language pathology as well as the founder of of Lasting Language Therapy Services. She earned her Master's degree from the University of Georgia. Throughout her career, she has dedicated herself to neuro-rehabilitation. Her passion as an SLP lies in assisting individuals to communicate more effectively and efficiently.

CONTACT

Our Address:

6667 Vernon Woods Dr NE, Ste A-14 Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Phone:

(404) 425-9494

Fax:

(404) 549-2877

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