Diversity In Leadership. Equality In Values.
Our Management Team is comprised of 7 members, 6 of whom are Physical Therapists. Privately owned by Physical Therapists, we understand and support the importance of spending time with our patients.
Skip Hunter, PT, ATC
Stuart Hunter, a.k.a. "Skip," earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1978 from the Medical University of South Carolina while simultaneously earning his certification in Athletic Training. He acted as Director of Sports Medicine at the Charlotte Sports Medicine Center in North Carolina for three years, then served as a trainer for eight years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Skip served as trainer for the U.S. Soccer Program with the under twenty-one team in France, with the under-sixteen team in France, and with the World Cup team versus Trinidad in the U.S. He furthered his career as Head Athletic Trainer for the Charlotte Rage arena football team in 1991 and later served as an Athletic Trainer for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Neil Richardson, PT
Neil Richardson received his undergraduate degree from Erskine College in 1972 and his Physical Therapy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1975.
In the early 1980’s, Neil was the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Anderson Memorial Hospital and Chief Physical Therapist at Orangeburg Regional Hospital. He has served as rehabilitation consultant to SC State College Athletic Department, Williamston Hospital and Anderson City Council Advisory Committee.
In 1984, he founded Anderson Physical Therapy which met consistent growth for over 20 years. He joined with Skip Hunter to develop Clemson Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1994.
Jim Stoker, PT, MA, SCS, CSCS
Co-Owner, Senior Vice-President
Jim Stoker, originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina, received his BA in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University in 1989, a BS in Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in 1992, and a MA in Exercise Science from Furman University in 1999. He received his Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification (CSCS) in 1996 and achieved Board Certification from the APTA, Sports Certified Specialist (SCS), in 2010.
Jim lectures nationally on topics such as the most up-to-date techniques in shoulder and knee assessment and treatment, as well as ankle and foot pathologies.
He has dedicated many years of service to the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (SCAPTA), serving as the Reimbursement Committee Chair, South Carolina Delegate to the American Physical Therapy Association House of Delegates, Vice-President and President of SCAPTA. Jim is also an active member of the Orthopaedic, Sports, and Private Practice Sections of the APTA and the NSCA.
Kelson Colbo, PT
Vice-President of Clinical Services
Kelson is originally from Montana where he attended Montana State University studying Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology. He continued his studies in Baltimore at the University of Maryland where he graduated from the Physical Therapy program with honors and distinction.
Kelson returned to Montana and spent the next 12 years working in his outpatient physical therapy practice. He joined Clemson Sports Medicine in June 2006 as a Clinic Director in Hilton Head, and was later promoted to Vice-President of Clinical Services as a member of our Management Team.
In addition to his clinical oversight responsibilities, Kelson combines his unique background in clinical management and information technology, assuming responsibility for company Information Technology. This position includes all aspects of technology planning, compliance, technology project management and design, project implementation, and network support for all clinic locations, the corporate office and centralized billing applications, and corporate data center locations. He is actively involved in designing and implementing applications that assist Clemson Sports Medicine and its affiliates with unique and useful reporting and other practice management information.
Director of Marketing and Recruiting
Catherine Sullivan, originally from Marietta, Georgia, graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University. She then graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1998, earning her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy.
Catherine joined Clemson Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2001 as the Director of our Seneca clinic, where she expanded her manual therapy skills in spine rehab, as well as her interests in amputee gait training. After showing an avid interest in program development, marketing, and community relations, Catherine was promoted to the Management Team as the Director of Marketing and Recruiting in 2003.
Catherine serves on the Advisory Committee for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Greenville Technical College and remains highly active in the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce as the Membership Chair on their Board of Directors and in "Women In Business," a branch of the Clemson Chamber.
Vice-President of Administration
Melissa Kelley is a native of Oconee County, where she worked with her father managing their family business until 1995. She attended Tri-County Technical College, receiving certification in Medical Transcription, then joined Clemson Sports Medicine in 1998 as a Medical Transcription Specialist. She subsequently became an Administrative Assistant to the Director of Human Resources.
In 2001, Melissa was promoted to Payroll Supervisor/Benefits Coordinator where she has expanded her career-building experiences managing payroll processing, coordinating company benefits, 401 (k) plan processing, as well as taking an active role in developing policies and procedures for our company. In 2008, Melissa was promoted yet again to the Management Team and now acts as Vice-President of Administration.
Turner A. Blackburn (“TAB”), PT, MEd, ATC
Vice-President of Corporate Development
Turner A. Blackburn (“TAB”) earned his BS in Education, MEd in Guidance and Counseling, and his National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification at the University of Virginia. He earned his Physical Therapy degree from The Medical College of Virginia.
Tab worked for 18 years at the Hughston Sports Medicine Center at the Human Performance and Rehabilitation Center/Rehabilitation Services of Columbus. He is a founding member of the Berkshire Institute of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, Teton Physical Therapy and the North American Sports Medicine Institute (NASMI). In 1994, the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association honored Tab with the Ron Peyton Award and later honored his long time support of the Section with the 'Turner A. Blackburn Lifetime Achievement Award'.
Tab lectures nationally and internationally on shoulder, knee, foot and ankle pathology and has specialized in the construction of orthotics for over 20 years.
Prior to joining Clemson Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tab served seven and half years as Executive Director and Adjunct Professor at the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine in New Orleans. He currently acts as Vice President of Corporate Development as well as the Clinic Director of Sports Plus Physical Therapy in Manchester, Georgia.