About Me

Michele Pond
Michele Pond

My name is Michele Pond. I have been a physical therapist for nearly 25 years specializing in orthopedics and sports related injuries. I graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1999 with a Master of Physical Therapy degree. From there, I moved to Chicago, Illinois and worked for two large hospital based outpatient systems for the next 15 years practicing orthopedic physical therapy in a one on one environment. In addition, as a Certified yoga teacher and Strength and Conditioning Specialist, I know the importance movement and exercise play in the role to recovery. I have also been a patient so I understand what it feels like to struggle with an injury or a setback. A lifelong fitness enthusiast, I know what it takes to stay active throughout the different seasons of our lives.

In 2014, my family and I relocated to the Atlanta area to be closer to family. For the next 5 years I practiced locally but was consistently disappointed at the quality of care I was able to deliver both because of the time constraints I had with each patient and the patient volume I was required to see each day.

Feeling disenchanted with the current outpatient physical therapy model, I dreamed of being able to offer the same quality of care I was used to delivering. In 2019, I began seeing clients independently at a local personal training gym. The spring of 2020 brought about a new set of challenges, so I pivoted to a mobile based physical therapy model bringing my treatments to the client’s home.

Finally, in 2023, I am back in a physical location offering my clients a more comprehensive approach to rehab and injury prevention with the same high quality care while at the same time partnering with an extremely popular and results driven local gym.

Michele Pond

Professional Background

  • I am a licensed physical therapist in the state of Georgia.
  • I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA (CSCS)
  • I am a 200 hour certified yoga instructor
  • Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Level 1
    Selective Functional Movement Systems (SFMA) certified Level 1 and 2
  • Functional Dry Needling certified Level I and II Kineticore/Evidence in Motion
  • When the Feet Hit the Ground Everything Changes: Level 1 and II (Advanced Level Lower Extremity Biomechanics of the Foot & Ankle including video gait analysis and orthotic fabrication and management)
  • Diaphragm and Pelvic Floor Piston For Adult Populations: Julie Wiebe
  • The Lumbopelvic Hip Complex: Diane Lee
  • Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars: Level 1-3, Sacroiliac Joint and Motor Control Strategies