OUR STAFF

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Lisa Altamirano 

PT, MS, BFA, CSCS

 Lisa grew-up in Pensacola, Florida enjoying life on the water.  Her activities included sailing, skiing, boating, scuba diving, swimming, soccer and tennis until she was reintroduced to dance.  Dance took her to Birmingham, AL in 8th grade to the Alabama School of Fine Arts. As an 8th grader she was a member of Alabama Ballet touring Alabama and even Hawaii.  Her excellent training and maturity took her to SUNY Purchase and later NYU's conservatories for dance. This experience laid the foundation to push the boundaries in sports medicine and general orthopedics at UAB Sports Medicine under Dr. William Garth after graduating from UAB Department of Physical Therapy. Her experience working with collegiate and professional athletes; back/neck, trauma, adolescent, musician, and dance patients; and developing a Dance Injury Program was the catalyst to open Agile PT in 2008. What started as a niche practice for dance with wellness has grown into a respected practice known for attention to detail and devotion to excellent care utilizing the most progressive manual and therapeutic methods to facilitate patients back to life, efficiently and safely. After 24+ years as a physical therapist she still loves her profession in addition to learning new skills and methods. Lisa takes pride in creating and treating alongside a team that believes in the same vision and values of wellness as the day she opened the clinic with her family.

  • B.F.A. (Bachelor Of Fine Arts) - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

  • M.S.P.T. (Master Of Science in Physical Therapy) - University of Alabama at Birmingham 

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - National Strength and Conditioning Association

  • Certified Pilates Reformer, Chair, Table/Trapeze, & Cadillac Instructor - Balanced Body University

  • Functional Medicine Certified - Functional Health Solutions

  • Functional Mobilization I & Lower Quadrant Certified - Institute of Physical Art

  • Back Education and Training Certified - Institute of Physical Art

  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation I - Institute of Physical Art

  • Class IV Lightforce Therapy Laser Certified - Lightforce

  • Dry Needling Certified - Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments

  • Aaron Mattes' Active Isolated Stretching Certified - Aaron Mattes 

  • Marilyn Gossman Professionalism in Physical Therapy Award from the ALPTA  2020

  • Innovation in Physical Therapy Award from the ALPTA 2012

  • Who's Who Among Students in America's Universities and Colleges for Physical Therapy Award

  • Dance Merit Scholarship Award

  • Rosella Hightower's Centre de Danse in Cannes, France Scholarship Award

Contact:    lisa@myagilept.com

Clinic  Director / Physical Therapist
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Pilates Instructor

Andrea Bridges

 Andrea grew up in Louisiana and started dancing since the age of eight. After trying tap and jazz, she discovered her passion for ballet. She accepted an invitation to study in Washington, D.C., at the School of the Washington Ballet where she studied ballet. She later traveled to Moscow and Leningrad to learn the Russian method, Vaganova. After dancing professionally, Andrea served as an Artistic Director and Choreographer in Louisiana, so she could instill her love of movement into others. After losing everything in Hurricane Katrina, she moved to New York to pursue Pilates. After learning from the best of the best, she taught in New Jersey before joining the Agile team in 2014 where she uses Pilates to improve the fitness and healing of her clients. 

  • Certified Romana Pilates Instructor - Romana's Pilates Certification Program

  • Citation Award for Distinguished Ability - Lady Gwen Ashton of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet of Canada

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Physical Therapist

Jill Pinto

PT, DPT

Jill was born and raised in Colorado. She played a variety of sports-- including soccer, rhythmic gymnastics, softball, and skiing/snowboarding-- from a young age which continued through college. She moved to North Carolina after PT school where she met her husband, Christopher, and had their three children-- Alexandria, Evelyn, and Vincent.  She has 10+ years serving a broad range of patients in orthopedics, acute care, sports, pediatrics and adolescents,. She was instrumental in filling the void to open pediatric clinics at her last facility. Jill recently moved to Birmingham in July of 2022 and is so far loving the beautiful nature and friendly people. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and exploring the outdoors.

  • (B.S.) Bachelors of Exercise Science - St. Louis University

  • Minor in Psychology - St. Louis University

  • (D.P.T.) Doctorate in Physical Therapy - St. Louis University

Contact:    jill@myagilept.com

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Physical Therapist

Emily Gantt

PT, DPT, LAT, ATC, PAM-GC

Emily is originally from the greater Detroit area in southeast Michigan. Throughout middle and high school, Emily danced at a local studio and attended dance competitions in addition to joining her high school dance team. In college, she continued dancing and choreographing in a student-led dance club on campus. After college, she worked for Henry Ford Health where she provided medical services in the high school setting while working alongside the team physician in an outpatient orthopedic clinic. While in PT school, Emily studied in a Performing Arts Medicine Graduate Certificate Program to expand her treatment capabilities to the performing arts community. She also worked in the performing arts medicine clinic at Shenandoah University, and later spent 3 months working with dancers in the St. Louis Ballet Company. 

  • B.S. (Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training) - Grand Valley State University

  • D.P.T. (Doctor of Physical Therapy) - Shenandoah University

  • PAM-GC (Graduate Certificate in Performing Arts Medicine) - Shenandoah University  

Contact:    emily@myagilept.com

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Physical Therapist

Samantha Newcomb

PT, DPT

Samantha grew up in the Birmingham area graduating from Thompson High School where she was active in cheerleading and gymnastics. This is where her passion for exercise and rehab began. She loved competing in local and national competitions and was awarded UCA Individual All-Star Cheerleader. Prior to entering Auburn University, she continued working with gymnasts and cheerleaders as a choreographer. While at Auburn, Samantha worked closely with the School of Kinesiology as a student Ambassador. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. She is an avid Auburn fan and loves going to football games with her husband and their 3 boys.

  • B.S. (Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science) - Auburn University

  • Minor in Psychology - Auburn University

  • D.P.T. (Doctor of Physical Therapy) - University of Alabama at Birmingham 

  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation I Certified - Institute of Physical Art

  • Class IV Lightforce Therapy Laser Certified - Lightforce

  • Dry Needling Certified - Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments

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Administrative Manager

Mona Myers

Mona was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Growing up, she loved helping others by serving at church and volunteering where needed. Her dedication to serving others continued as she pursued her degree in ministry. In 2013, Mona joined the Agile Team, and continued to volunteer at various charities and nonprofits outside of work. During her time at Agile, she has worked in all capacities of the front office including insurance making her knowledgeable in all areas of administration. In April of 2022, she traveled to Ukraine where she packed cargo vans with supplies in Budapest, Hungary, and drove it to L'viv, Ukraine, to be delivered to civilians and Ukraine's military. In her leisure time, she loves spending time with her friends, family, and two kids going camping or to the beach.

  • Ministry Leadership - Highlands College

  • CPR Certified - American Red Cross Association

  • Class IV Lightforce Therapy Laser Certified - Lightforce

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Accounts Manager

Andrea Brittain

CPhT

 

Andrea is originally from Gadsden, AL. She played basketball and softball all 4 years of high school before going to nursing school. She moved to Florida with her family where she aided elementary school children in areas where they struggled academically. In 2018, Hurricane Michael brought them back to Alabama where she started at Agile Physical Therapy soon after. She currently lives in Orlando, FL but works remotely to continue taking care of the Agile family.Andrea has worked in every area of the front office and is knowledgeable from check-in to insurance.

  • Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician

Contact:    andrea@myagilept.com

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Physical Therapy Technician

Katie Spitzer

CMA

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  • Former Alabama Ballet Company Member

  • Former Alabama Ballet Principal Dancer

  • Certified Medical Assistant

  • Class IV Lightforce Therapy Laser Certified - Lightforce