Therapists

Dr. Paul Iverson, DPT, MTC

Dr. Iverson, owner of Chattanooga Physical Therapy, has 13 years of physical therapy experience and is a certified manual therapist. After working for several large therapy companies and becoming frustrated at the inability to treat his patients with the level of attention he felt was necessary, Paul opened Chattanooga Physical Therapy in 2009. Paul is dedicated to his patients' outcome and success. Paul, his wife Brook and their daughter Morgan have called Chattanooga home since 2000 after moving here from Florida where Paul received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine. While hailing from the great state of Utah, Paul has fallen in love with Chattanooga and southern hospitality. Paul's passion for serving people and his family is followed by his intense love of pudding and 1980's music.

Dr. Stephen Tilstra, DPT

Dr. Tilstra joined Chattanooga Physical Therapy in 2014 after receiving his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Following his undergraduate degree in Finance, Stephen worked for a short time with a local financial consulting firm before deciding to continue his education to become a DPT. Stephen has a passion for working with patients with orthopedic injuries and enjoys helping athletes recover. As an enthusiastic athlete, Stephen enjoys taking advantage of the outdoor scene Chattanooga has to offer with cycling, climbing, running, sailing and hiking through the region. Stephen’s love of outdoor activities and travel is quickly followed by his ability to give Paul a hard time for his choice of musical taste.

A Physical Therapist is a highly trained medical professional who is prepared to evaluate and treat your physical impairment. Physical Therapists use various treatment tools to promote movement, reduce pain and help restore function. At Chattanooga Physical Therapy all of our therapists are licensed Doctors of Physical Therapy. We believe that life should not be lived in pain. When you come to us with an injury we will carefully exam you to develop a specific treatment program that most appropriately and effectively targets your needs. No one injury is the same and neither should our approach to treating you. We take pride in helping people through the difficult process of recovery from injuries.