Meet Our Physical Therapists

Emily McCabe, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of North Georgia
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Georgia College and State University

Emily grew up nannying for her two cousins with Down Syndrome and learned about pediatric therapy at a young age through her time them. Her interest in sports and fitness, combined with her passion for children with special needs, led her to pursue a career as a PT. She trained at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, treating neonates and children of all ages who had experienced traumatic injuries and surgeries. She loves being able to help families make the most of their time together by using physical therapy to make their day-to-day and leisure activities possible.

Emily grew up in nearby Suwanee, but she has traveled abroad with other therapists and nurses to provide healthcare and therapy services to underserved communities in Belize. An avid runner, she enjoys running 5K and 10K races to support a variety of causes. She spends her free time traveling – camping, kayaking, hiking, and skiing – with her husband.

Toula McCarty, BS, PT

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Toula brings extensive experience to Kid’s Creek Therapy with both parents and children loving her gentle guidance. She has 25 years of experience in a variety of pediatric settings including Mississippi Children’s Rehabilitation Center, public schools, the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas and two private pediatric practices. Toula has continued her education with conferences and workshops in the areas of cerebral palsy, neurodevelopmental treatment, sensory integration, motor control and learning, vestibular processing and orthopedics. She is incredibly focused on improving the lives of children through physical therapy and is dedicated to the use of collaborative, holistic, and research-based treatment models. Toula lives in Alpharetta with her husband and enjoys time volunteering at the Philoptochos Society due to her Greek heritage.

Talitha Rector, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Emory University
Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, Elon University

Talitha’s middle school dream of becoming a PT came true in 2007 when she graduated from Emory University with her physical therapy doctorate. She began her career at Kennedy Krieger’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury but transitioned to pediatrics in 2012. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings, including the school systems, outpatient clinics, and early intervention. Talitha has received continuing education training in functional movements, reflex integration, kinesiotaping, and social-emotional development and has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses, including autism, musculoskeletal pain, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, prematurity, torticollis, global developmental delays, and genetic disorders. Talitha values the importance of patient/parent education and believes it is her job to assist in integrating therapy into the daily lives of her patients because sometimes the smallest changes make the biggest difference. In her spare time, Talitha enjoys quilting, cycling, and walking her dog, Louie.

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