Lila Ralston

190 Pendleton Dr.

 Athens, GA 30606

(706) 548-8406


Qualifications: Compassionate, team-oriented physical therapist assistant with excellent communications skills, committed to evidence-based practice and lifelong learning





Athens Technical College, Athens, Georgia

Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant                                                 June 2007


The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Bachelor of Arts, Religion, Summa Cum Laude                                                         December 1982





Oconee Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation, Watkinsville, Georgia           April-May 2007

Gained experience in outpatient rehabilitation, primarily with orthopedic

patients; interventions included traction, ultrasound, electrotherapy,

balance training, strength and conditioning, and patient education


St. Mary’s Center for Rehabilitative Medicine, Athens, Georgia                               February 2007

Gained experience with inpatient rehabilitation, primarily with CVA and

complicated orthopedic patients; interventions included gait training,

balance and proprioceptive work, and conducting stroke education class     


Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens, Georgia                                                  September 2006

Gained experience in acute care, with patients in the cardiovascular,

neurology, nephrology, intensive care and orthopedics units; interventions

included therapeutic exercise and frequent co-treatment with occupational therapy


Athens Magazine, Athens, Georgia                                                                                     1986-2005

Numerous freelance articles on topics ranging from gardening to child abuse                                             


Activities and Awards



The Phi Beta Kappa Society, University of Georgia chapter member

Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, member

Award of Excellence in Technical Education Scholarship, Athens Technical College

Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership nominee, Athens Technical College

Access to Health Care Subcommittee, Partners for a Prosperous Athens, member

American Physical Therapy Association and Physical Therapy Association of Georgia member




Ellen P. O’Keefe, PT, DPT                              Diana Carman, PT

Program Director                                            Clinical Director

Physical Therapist Assistant Program            Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Athens Technical College                                Athens Technical College

800 U.S. Highway 29 North                           800 U.S. Highway 29 North

Athens, GA  30601                                         Athens, GA 30601                        


Sophia Waters, MS, PT                                   Jennifer Browning, PTA

Clinical Director                                              Oconee Physical Therapy

Oconee Physical Therapy                                and Sports Rehabilitation

and Sports Rehabilitation                                1741 Hog Mountain Road

1741 Hog Mountain Road                               Watkinsville, GA 30677

Watkinsville, GA 30677                                  (706) 769-6261

(706) 769-6261


Gwynn McNally, PTA                                     Kim Pritchett, PTA

Center for Rehabilitative Medicine                  Regional Rehabilitation

St. Mary’s Hospital                                         Athens Regional Medical Center

1230 Baxter St.                                               1199 Prince Avenue

Athens, GA 30606                                           Athens, GA 30606

(706) 389-3555                                                (706) 475-3511