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Lea Lyle, PT
Lea Lyle is a physical therapist with OrthoTennessee. She received a bachelor’s degree in deaf interpreting and education from Maryville College and a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
Lea has been a physical therapist since 1986. She says her role in the clinic is to evaluate and treat orthopedic disorders. She supervises and teaches physical therapy students.
“I became a physical therapist because I had a desire to be involved with people on a personal level to help them achieve personal goals,” Lea says. “I also had an interest in anatomy and exercise.”
“In my work I most enjoy the relationships I develop with my patients and the pleasure of watching them achieve their physical goals,” Lea says. “I like helping them through a tough time.”
In her spare time, she enjoys church and bible study, exercise, reading and spending time with her family.
Susen Varghese Thomas, OT
Susen Varghese Thomas is an occupational therapist with OrthoTennessee. She received a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy and a master’s in occupational therapy with a concentration in neuro rehabilitation from Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, University of Bombay.
Susen has been a physical therapist since 1992. She describes her role in the clinic as helping patients to regain their physical function and skills to a level comparable to previous function.
“I became an occupational therapist because I wanted to work with people and wanted to see people get better,” Susen says. “What I enjoy most about my work is the interaction with patients and seeing them get better.”
Susen is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading, listening to music, and collecting coins and stamps.