Peak Rehabilitation, Fitness and Performance Center, LLC brings physical therapy, fitness and performance training to one facility. We operate in a fun and comfortable environment that exhibits the highest standards of professionalism, honesty, integrity and compassion.
Our mission is to achieve the highest standard of rehabilitation and fitness to maximize your potential.
Our goal is to return you to work, sport or play in the shortest amount of time with individualized treatment plans and comprehensive care.
Our staff of rehabilitation and fitness experts will assist you in meeting your personal goals so you can reach your PEAK potential.
Lonnie is from Nebraska and received his BS in biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1989. He continued his studies with US Army-Baylor to complete a Masters of Physical Therapy in 1991. Lonnie is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCC, 1993). He then became a certified athletic trainer (ATC) in 1996 and is Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS 1996, 2006). Lonnie is our lead therapist for trigger point dry needling (2012). In 2010, he and Gary Gilbert founded Peak Rehabilitation, Fitness, and Performance LLC.
Gary R. Gilbert PT, DPT
Gary comes from Northern California and received a B.S. in Human Movement from the University of Oregon in 1989. He then attended Army/Baylor graduating with a Master of Physical Therapy in 1991. His duty assignments included Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Pentagon as Chief Physical Therapist, and Heidelburg, Germany from 1995-1998. Gary, his wife, and family moved to Augusta in 1998 to join Orthopaedic Associates Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. In 2010, he and Lonnie Hergott founded Peak Rehabilitation, Fitness, and Performance LLC. Gary is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and received his Doctor in Physical Therapy from US Army/Baylor University in 2010.
Luke D. Heusel PT, DPT, OCS
Luke hails from Eastern Ohio and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1996 with a degree in Biology. He finished his M.A. in Human Performance and Health Promotion specializing in exercise physiology at the University of New Orleans in 1998. Luke graduated from the US Army/Baylor program with a master’s degree in physical therapy in 2000. He then moved to Augusta with his wife and family to serve at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft Gordon, GA and deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2002. Luke began at Orthopaedic Associates Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in 2005 after leaving the military. Luke received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from US Army/Baylor in 2008. He is board certified in orthopedics (OCS) and has McKenzie training in treating low back pain. Luke serves as the clinical education coordinator (CCCE) for physical therapy students and director of the Peak Performance Lab.
Karla N. Deal PT, MPT
Karla is a native of Roswell, Georgia. She received her B.S. degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina, Columbia and graduated from Medical College of Georgia with a Master of Physical Therapy in 2006. Karla joined the Orthopaedic Associates team in 2008 and transitioned to PEAK in 2010. She has previous physical therapy experience working in both acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings. Karla also has experience in coaching recreational and competitive gymnastics. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and traveling to the beach.
Allison joined the PEAK Rehabilitation Fitness and Performance team in 2011. She began practicing physical therapy 12 years ago and has specialized in orthopedic rehabilitation for the past 10 years with a concentration in manual therapy. Allison also has previous experience in both acute care and pediatric physical therapy. Allison is a graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin with her undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine (2001) and master’s degree in physical therapy (2003). She enjoys being active in the outdoors, traveling with her family, and playing tennis in local leagues throughout the CSRA. She currently resides in Aiken with her husband and daughter.