Manchester Office

TOP Rehab Services | Manchester Staff

Support Staff

Colt Norton

Front Desk Receptionist / Scheduler

Colt Norton works as front desk receptionist / scheduler two days a week at the Manchester TOP Rehab office. He is a former patient, who was able to overcome a Spinal Cord Injury, after a motor vehicle accident (MVA) in 2016. Colt is a member of the Nashville Sled Preds Ice Hockey team. He participates in multiple extracurricular activities, including kayaking, zip lining, and wheelchair tennis. He is part of the Centron Study at Middle Tennessee State University. He is an inspiration to all who meet him.

Testimony of Injury and Ability to Overcome
My name is Christopher Colt Norton. I work in the lobby at the Manchester office. On December 23rd, on my way to work I was involved in a wreck. I was stopped and about to turn left when I was rear ended by a Ford Ranger traveling at a high rate of speed. I awoke to a light shining in my eyes from a flight nurse who witnessed the accident. She held my neck still until the ambulance arrived. Her words were, 'I can't believe you survived this wreck." The truck hit me so hard that it broke off the driver’s seat and the seat belt. I ended up in the back seat on the passenger’s side. When the ambulance and fire truck moved me to the stretcher, I was experiencing excruciating neck pain. The paramedic said, "You must have someone looking over you to have survived that." At 2 a.m., my entire body went numb. My parents drove me to St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville where more scans and X-rays were completed. The tests revealed that my spinal cord was compressed to the size of a ribbon and after I had surgery, I was paralyzed for 9 days. I had to be turned every few hours to prevent bedsores. Then, the nurses used a sling to put me in a sitting position because I could not sit on my own. I had to have an NG tube because my digestive system had shut down. This is when the thoughts of never being able to do anything caused depression to set in. I was devastated. I did rehab at Trustpoint, followed by outpatient services at TOP Rehab. I am now fortunate enough to be able to work alongside amazing people that have helped me along my journey and recovery. I’m a member of the Nashville Sled Preds Ice Hockey team. I also like to go Kayaking, zip lining, and participate in wheelchair tennis. I am also a part of the Centron Study at Middle Tennessee State University, where I use the underwater treadmill and balance machine. I am now able to drive again, and have recently purchased and renovated my own home. I am truly blessed


Crystal Hale, LMT

Front Desk Receptionist / Licensed Massage Therapist

Originally from central Illinois, Crystal Hale went to the Institute of Therapeutic Massage and Wellness in 2003. While there, she received an award for being one of the top 3 with the most volunteer hours (working on pre and post sports massage for the Quad City Steamwheelers). After graduating Crystal moved to Manchester, Tennessee and started at Top Rehab in Feb of 2014. Crystal is a licensed massage therapist as well a receptionist and clinician in the Manchester office.

Crystal is married and has 2 children. She loves to be with her family, especially at sporting events and trying foods from different places or countries. She also enjoys movies, music, and making people laugh.


Nikki Funk

Front Desk Patient Coordinator

Nikki is the patient coordinator at Top Rehab Manchester. Her job includes coordinating patient schedules, contacting physicians offices, interviewing new patients and reviewing insurance benefits with them at the time of their evaluation. Nikki is married with a son due August 2022. She loves to spend time with family. Her hobbies include fishing, traveling and being outdoors.

Therapy Staff

Ashley McMurtry, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Ashley McMurtry received her undergraduate degree from Newberry College while being a dual-sport athlete in basketball and softball, and her doctorate degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Physical Therapy. In her professional career, Ashley has served both children and adults with a variety of diagnoses including but not limited to Autism, Down's Syndrome, gross motor skill developmental delay, CVA, spinal disorders and orthopedic impairments. She has gained experience in a variety of settings such as acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, and the school system. Ashley currently lives in Tullahoma with her husband, Cody and daughters Hartleigh, Kinsleigh, Presleigh, and Retteleigh. She enjoys all things sports and being active and spending time with family.


Paisley Reed, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Paisley Reed received her undergraduate degree from Motlow State and her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Chattanooga State. In her professional career, Paisley has served both children and adults with the majority of her focus being in pediatrics. She treats a variety of diagnoses including Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephalus, Torticollis, and Spina Bifida. Paisley works in both the Tullahoma and Manchester clinics, as well as in the Tullahoma school system. Paisley currently lives in Estill Springs where she recently purchased her first home. She enjoys watching movies, traveling, attending sporting events, and spending time with family in her spare time.


Ron Clippard, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Ron's adventure in complimentary care began when he was a young adult and developed hobby interests in Yoga, nutrition and Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. After listening to Dr. Andrew Weil speak at a book signing, Ron was inspired to become a massage therapist. He soon attended and graduated from the Tennessee Institute of Healing Arts with a certification in Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) from the NMT Center in St. Petersburg, FL. He began a private practice and joined the TOP Rehab team in 2001. Since graduating in 1997 Ron has avidly pursued his education by completing over 1000 hours of continuing education in various techniques and related studies. He has more recently become an Emmett Practitioner and continues along this path to date. Emmett technique is a unique form of bodywork that employs light touch to help with pain and discomfort. Ron's goals remain dedicated to refining technique and treatment for improved patient outcomes.


Meagan Holt, OTR

Occupational Therapist

Meagan Holt received her undergraduate degree from MTSU with a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science and her Master's of Occupational Therapy degree from Alabama State University. In her professional career, Meagan has served both children and adults, with majority of her patient care focused in pediatrics. She currently lives in Winchester, TN with her husband, Dylan and son, Layne. In her spare time, Meagan enjoys coaching gymnastics, traveling, fishing, and spending time with her family and friends. 


Morgan Farris, OTR

Occupational Therapist

Morgan received her undergraduate degree from TTU with a Bachelor’s of Exercise Science Pre-OT and her entry-level doctorate degree (OTD) in occupational therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Clearwater, Florida. In her professional career, she strives to find innovative, meaningful activities for children with a variety of conditions. She is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and often integrates these principles for a holistic, mind-body approach. By Fall 2022, Morgan will have completed a series of courses totaling 100-hours to become certified by USC as a sensory integration provider using the classical Ayres Sensory Integration theory.


Britney Keele, SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Britney received her undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Communication Disorders & Sciences and her Master’s degree from Faulkner University in Speech-Language Pathology. In her professional career, Britney has taken special interest in treating children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, becoming a Certified Autism Specialist by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards and certified to administer the Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers & Young Children (STAT) by Vanderbilt University. Britney has had the opportunity to work with both children and adults with a variety of diagnoses including: phonological disorders, articulation disorders, Autism, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, expressive and receptive language disorders, dysphagia, sensory feeding disorders, and social-communication disorders. Britney is licensed by the state board of Tennessee and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. Britney currently lives in Manchester with her husband, Adam. She enjoys riding horses, reading, spending time with her family, and traveling.


Andrea Goodman, M.S., CCC-SLP

Andrea Goodman graduated from MTSU in 2018 with her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, then went on to attend Faulkner University where she earned her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology in 2020 before coming to work with us at TOP Rehab. Andrea has experience in clinical pediatric and adult outpatient settings, as well as schools. She has served both children and adults with a variety of diagnoses, such as articulation disorders, phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, receptive and expressive language delays, dysphagia, aphasia, and stuttering. Andrea has also worked with those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down Syndrome, stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, ADHD, dyslexia, and more. She is a Murfreesboro native who enjoys animals, coffee, movies, the beach, and a good nap. "My career in Speech Language Pathology is dedicated to my brother, Jason, who first introduced me to ASD and sparked my love for the population."


Brandie White, CF, SLP

Brandie White received her undergraduate degree at Middle TN State University and her Masters of Speech Language Pathology degree from Faulkner University in AL. During her studies and time at TOP Rehab, she has worked with a both adult and pediatric patients, with a focus on the pediatric populations, such as articulation/phonological disorders, expressive/receptive language disorders, dysphagia, and Autism. She lives in Manchester, TN and loves spending time with her family, friends, and two pups, Sophie and Trixie. 


Heather Moyer, COTA/L

Heather has been a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant for nearly a decade. She received her degree from Nashville State Community College. She had been working at skilled nursing for nearly 10 years. She is certified in Saebo Stroke Recovery. She lives in Tullahoma with her husband ,Chad, daughter, Mackenzy, and bonus daughter, Harper. When she's not on the lake, you can find her at the ballfield. Family is very important to her, so she's heavily involved in everything they do.


Jamie Collins, DPT

Jamie received her undergraduate degree from MTSU with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and her Doctorate from The University of Saint Augustine in Physical Therapy. Jamie currently sees all ages, including multiple diagnoses, and specializes in pelvic floor dysfunctions. Outside of work, Jamie enjoys traveling to new places, playing anything outside, and spending time with her family.


Erika Caher, SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Originally from Illinois, Erika received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Western Illinois University. In her professional career, she has had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and disorders. Erika has had the opportunity to work with children with Developmental Delays, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Articulation/Phonological Disorders, and Feeding/Swallowing Disorders. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and their families. Erika is licensed by the board of Tennessee and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. In her free time, Erika likes to spend time with her animals and friends.


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