The Lakeview/Southside TherapySouth team proudly serves patients from Lakeview, Southside, Crestwood, UAB, Forest Park and Avondale. We accept all patients, regardless of whether they have been referred by a doctor or not. If you have questions about physical therapy services at our Lakeview/Southsi...

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Catherine McIntosh


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B.S. Exercise Science College of Charleston 2007 Doctorate of Physical Therapy University of Alabama-Birmingham 2010 Certified Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Provider Certified Dry Needling Practitioner Clinical Experience: Outpatient Physical Therapist since 2011 Clinical Areas of Interest: Manual Therapy Sports Rehab Industrial Rehab Community Health and Wellness Promotion Health and Wellness for Athletes Professional Associations: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member of Redeemer Community Church Health and fitness: running, hiking Why I became a physical therapist: I enjoy working closely with people and love to promote health and wellness to improve quality of life and athletic performance.

Laura Richardson


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Doctor of Physical Therapy-UAB 2010 B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology-Troy University 2007 Certified Dry Needling Practitioner Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner Areas of Interest: Health and Wellness Run or Walk evaluations Manual Therapy Sports Rehab Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time at home and outside in our community with husband, Jason two daughters and American Bulldog, Jack Sports: Former Athlete (Soccer), and fan of the Troy University Trojans and UAB Athletics; currently enjoy going to the gym, Pilates and Yoga classes, and walking/running in my neighborhood “What I like most about my profession, particularly working in the outpatient setting, is the connections I make with my patients, and helping them get their function back. To be an active part of getting someone back to what they love doing, whether it is a playing a sport, or picking up their grandchildren, is very rewarding for me. "

Leslea Shamp


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Education: 1983 Bachelor of Science – Auburn University-Health Phys. Ed & Recreation-Student Athletic Trainer 4 yrs 1985 Master of Science in Physical Therapy – UAB 2010 Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy – University of Maryland at Baltimore Clinical Experience: 30 years; private practice since 2003. Main experience has been out-patient orthopedics and private practice settings since 2003. Areas of Interest: Shoulder & Knee Manual Therapy and Rehabilitation All orthopedic conditions, including sports-related injuries and TMJ dysfunction Professional Associations: APTA Member Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy Section Member Personal Interests: Relatives are spread out between Florida, North Carolina & New York City. Member of Discovery United Methodist Church Hobbies: Mountain & road biking, hiking & camping Sports: Avid Auburn football fan, Volleyball/softball scholarship-Auburn University

Abbey Sedlacek


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Abbey Sedlacek, PT grew up in Birmingham, AL. She attended the University of Alabama, much to her dad’s chagrin, then UAB for PT school, graduating in 2017. Her favorite things to do are hike with her dog, Yogi, travel, and play ultimate frisbee. Her mom is a pediatric physical therapist at Children’s Hospital. Growing up, she was able to see her mom’s passion and joy for taking care of her patients, all being compelled by the love of Christ. The Lord perfectly coordinated her life and gave her a passion for others that allowed her to pursue the same career.

Rachel Moran


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Education: • B.S. Exercise Science University of Mississippi 2016 • Doctorate of Physical Therapy University of Alabama-Birmingham 2019 Clinical Experience: • Outpatient Physical Therapist • Group Fitness Trainer Clinical Areas of Interest: • Manual Therapy • Community Health and Wellness Promotion Professional Associations: • American Physical Therapy Association Personal: • Family: husband (Nolan) and black lab (Tripp) • Favorite activities: soccer, hiking, biking, and gardening “Working as a physical therapist allows me to connect with patients through compassion, empathy, and friendship. My goal as a health care provider is to empower my patients to incorporate health and wellness into every aspect of their lives.”

Justin Kirk


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B.S. in Kinesiology with minor in Spanish, UAB 2015 Doctorate of Physical Therapy, UAB 2018 Clinical Experience: Outpatient Physical Therapy UAB Acute Care Lakeshore In-Patient Rehab Clinical Areas of Interest: Strength Training and Injury Prevention Manual Therapy Sports/ Athletics Rehab Community Health and Wellness Post-Operative Orthopedics Professional Associations: UAB School of Health Professions Junior Advisory Board Personal: Christian Medical Missions of Alabama Family: Wife and dog Member of: Redeemer Community Church Hobbies: Strength training, ultimate frisbee, soccer, road/mountain biking “I strive to encourage and empower my patients in their health journey. I make an effort to provide clear, thorough education to my patients regarding their care. While providing care for what may be injured, I make an effort to emphasize injury prevention, wellness, fitness, and performance. “


720 32nd Street South,
Birmingham, AL 35233


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