Kim Kiamie Chastain, Founder
BS, PT, DPT, Cert. DN
Dr. Kim Chastain is the Owner of Crabapple Physical Therapy that opened in October 2017 in the downtown Crabapple community. Crabapple Physical Therapy is located in Milton (aka Alpharetta) at the border of the neighboring town of Roswell in the heart of North Fulton, GA. Kim is the previous owner of a multi-site company in Cobb and Cherokee Counties that she founded in 2002 known as OrthoSport Physical Therapy. After selling OrthoSport to WellStar Health System in Jan 2012 and taking on the Executive Role at WellStar for their system’s Outpatient Rehab growth for 5 years, Kim missed the private practice life and subsequently left WellStar to return to her roots in patient care and private practice.
Kim’s next professional goal is to teach as an adjunct faculty on Orthopedics and to complete The American Academy of Manipulative Therapy (AAMT) Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy with the Spinal Manipulation Institute.
Kim’s 31+ year career as an Orthopedic Physical Therapist includes:
- Doctorate in Physical Therapy EIM Institute of Health Professions 2010
- BS, PT degree : Hunter College (NY) 1986
- National Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist x 20 years
- Certification in Dry Needling
- Executive Program in Practice Management
- Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification
- Completed thousands of hours of advanced clinical, leadership and business training.
- 2 years of Chiropractic Training at Life University.
- Multiple Director roles in hospital out-patient and private practices.
- Former Partner with USPT 5 clinic locations in GA: Spine & Sport Physical Therapy
- Adjunct Teacher in Orthopedics SUNY Stonybrook & Touro College (NY) Physical Therapy Programs
- Advanced Clinical Training in Spinal Manipulation
Kim’s 2 young sons, Nicholas & Andrew, are the light of her life and they live in the Crabapple Community in Milton. Kim loves time spent at the beach having grown up on Long Island, going for long walks, and has an insatiable appetite for learning on all subjects. Time spent on any creative business or personal endeavor, as well as helping people in pain are Kim’s mainstay for happiness.
Blake Pugh, PT, BS, MPT, Cert. DN
Blake is the Clinic Director of Crabapple Physical Therapy. He completed his undergraduate and graduate course work at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia earning a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and a Master of Physical Therapy degree. Blake has 10 years working experience in Outpatient and Inpatient Physical Therapy. He has worked with three different hospital organization as a Physical Therapist including Piedmont, Union General, and Wellstar Health System. Prior to completing his Master’s in Physical therapy, he worked in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Blake is a two-time recipient of the Heart of Fayette Award and has an extensive background in manual therapy.
Blake is continuously enriching his knowledge with professional education coursework. In addition to functional orthopedics, his coursework has included balance assessment and treatment, examination and treatment of myofascial pain, and numerous manual therapy courses. Blake is certified in Dry Needling and is a Graston Technique provider.
As a Clinic Director, he enjoys assisting physical therapy students towards becoming practicing clinicians. Blake enjoys working with patients of all ages and activity levels to assist them along the road to recovery in educating them with the knowledge he has gained. He is grateful for the opportunity to assist patients and provide treatment whether manual or exercise based depending on their individual needs.
Blake is married with three active children and enjoys playing golf, softball, hiking, coaching youth sports and watching college football.
Kate Davis, BS
Kate Davis is the Practice Manager at Crabapple Physical Therapy. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Mississippi. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration in Health Administration from Northcentral University. While attending Ole Miss, Kate represented the Rebels playing on the women’s soccer team. Her freshman year, Kate struggled with compartment syndrome (an overuse injury) and ended her soccer career with surgery. Thus, her interest in rehabilitation evolved. While pursuing her degree, she became a Certified Personal Trainer through American Aerobics and Fitness Association. She is also a certified Kettlebell instructor through CardioPump and certified rowing instructor through UCanRow2. With these certifications, she became the lead trainer at the University of Mississippi’s Recreation Center. Upon graduation, Kate worked in outpatient physical therapy as an aide for two years for Wellstar Health System.
Kate was recruited as the Practice Manager of Crabapple Physical Therapy because of her experience of creating an atmosphere of hard work, fun, and educating patients properly while meeting goals.
Kate grew up in Mississippi before moving to Cobb County. She enjoys going to CrossFit weekly to work out and hanging out with friends. She especially loves being with her Yorkie, Teddy. He is currently in training to become a therapy dog and works hard for tennis balls. She also enjoys traveling home to Mississippi for Ole Miss Football games and visiting family.
Stacey DiMarco, BS
Stacey is the Director of Community Relations and Business Development. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor degree in Marketing. While attending school at Maryland, Stacey earned an internship with IBM’s Federal Marketing division working beside their sales engineering teams. It is there her love of sales and technology blossomed. Stacey spent the next 12 years honing her technology and sales skills working her way up the ranks in various companies: Andrew Corporation, American Express and Cisco Systems.
In 2001, Stacey decided to stay home and be mom. During the next 10 years, she did a lot of volunteering at her children’s school. During 2011-2013, Stacey took the big plunge and became PTA president at Alpharetta Elementary School. She worked to improve the school and learning experience of the students. While PTA President she completely revamped the school Business Partner Program increasing monetary donations significantly. She also implemented a “soft marketing” program that brought in additional revenue. She also designed, implemented and maintained the school website.
Stacey has been a member of the Alpharetta/Milton community for 16 years and has always been active, playing tennis and exercising. She has found, as she hit middle age, it is very important to care for minor pains and injuries before they become chronic issue. And, having children who have broken several bones, Stacey knows the value and importance of physical therapy in the healing process. So, when she decided to re-enter the workforce, she wanted to merge her experience in sales/marketing with her passion for leading a healthy lifestyle and being active.
Stacey has a husband and two daughters who attend Milton High School. Her girls have followed in her foot steps and found the love of tennis. Both play for the Milton HS tennis team. In her spare time, Stacey likes to play tennis, exercise and relax with her family either pool or beachside. She is often found walking her sweet black and white boxer mix dog, Cookie Lou, around the Milton/Alpharetta/Crabapple Community.