​​Karen Hansen, PT, DPT


• Doctor of Physical Therapy and owner of TTBC

• Certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation

• Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist

• Certified in LSVT® Big for Parkinson's Diease

• BS in Biology from St. Olaf College, 1998

• Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Washington University School of Medicine, 2000

• Doctor of Physical Therapy from Washington University School of Medicine, 2005

• 18 years of clinical practice

• Extensive education in vestibular rehabilitation, balance retraining, neurological conditions, spinal pain, headaches, muscle imbalances, and orthopedic conditions.


675 C South Jefferson Avenue

Cookeville, TN  38501

Phone:931-528-8822

Fax:931-528-8825

ttbc@therapyandbalance.com

Support Staff


Jenn Plecan

• Office and Insurance Coordinator


Brenda Michel
• Receptionist and Technician Coordinator


Julie Ward

• Rehabilitation Technician


Kayla Starnes
• Rehabilitation Technician


Therapists and Staff

Eric Smith, PT, DPT

• Doctor of Physical Therapist from Harding University, 2018
• Certified in LSVT® Big for Parkinson's Disease 


Linda Savage, PT​

• Physical Therapist

• BA in Physical Therapy from University of Tennessee, Memphis, 1996

• 23 years of clinical practice


Sally Drost , PTA

• Physical Therapist Assistant

• PTA degree from Volunteer State Community College

• Bachelor of Arts from Tennessee Tech University, Health Education

• 32 years of clinical practice


Caroline Hutchingson, PTA, PRN

Cerina Craig, PTA, PRN


Dewayne Trobaugh, PTA, PRN