The Peak RFP Podcast is designed to inform, educate and empower its listeners across the spectrum of rehabilitation and wellness in an outpatient orthopedic setting.

About Our Hosts

Caleb Mellinger, PT, DPT, ATC
Caleb graduated from The University of Georgia in 2011, where he studied athletic training. In his time at UGA, he worked with their football, softball, track and field, and competitive cheer teams. He also spent time working with the Jacksonville Jaguars during training camp and preseason. He continued his education at Georgia Regents University where he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2014. He continued his commitment to improving patient outcomes by participating in an orthopedic residency program to receive his board certification in orthopedics (OCS). Caleb is our clinical education director to include oversight of the residency through Evidence in Motion and our CCE for PT students. He is a member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Caleb is passionate about improving your quality of life and returning you to function.

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.

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