Meet Our Physical Therapy Team
Physical Therapists in Knoxville & Athens, TN
Michael Hoag, PT, DPT, MBA, OCS, MTC
Michael Hoag, PT, DPT, MBA, OCS, MTC, is the operations manager for OrthoKnox physical therapy and a physical therapist with more than 21 years of experience providing outpatient orthopedic physical therapy care to the Knoxville, TN community. Michael has earned the prestigious credentials of an orthopedic certified specialist (OCS) and is manual therapy certified (MTC), ensuring that our patients receive quality care from highly trained specialists.
Michael has significant experience assisting individuals in returning to work. His expertise includes directing work conditioning programs and developing pre-employment screening tools. He focuses on an exercise-based therapeutic program and biomechanical assessments, complemented with manual therapy interventions.
Michael received his bachelor of science in health from the University of Richmond in 1993 and a master of science in physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1995. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with his MBA in 2000, and he completed the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program through the University of St. Augustine in 2011. Michael works with several sports programs and teams in the Knoxville area.
Laura McCallister, PT, DPT
Laura McCAllister, PT, DPT, is a Knoxville native who joined OrthoKnox physical therapy in 2010. She received a bachelor of science in exercise science from Lipscomb University in Nashville and a doctorate of physical therapy (DPT) from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Her interests are in orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation. Laura assists with providing medical coverage for local gymnastics events.
Corbin Black, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Corbin is originally from Cookeville, TN. She has a bachelor of science in exercise science from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. She moved to Knoxville for the PTA program at South College. During the program, Corbin did a clinical round with OrthoKnox Physical Therapy under Laura McCallister, PT. She graduated in September of 2015 and joined the OrthoKnox team for 6 months part-time. Before returning to OrthoKnox in June 2017, she had experience in an out-patient setting for over one year.