About Us

Our Story

Elite Physical Therapy was founded in 2001 in Shelbyville, Tennessee and has expanded to clinics in Franklin and Spring Hill, Tennessee.  Founders Kasey Cartwright Parsons and Julie Shoemake and their team are committed to providing the highest quality of treatment with the best results.

What sets Elite PT apart from others is:
  • Our focus on results.
  • Our ability to get them.
  • Keeping updated with the latest equipment and technologies.
  • Let us be your “go to” for assistance in finding the right physician for your healthcare.
So how do we do that?
We do that with the advanced skill of our physical therapy staff.  You will receive direct hands-on care at each visit in a professional and friendly manner which will make you feel like you are part of our family.  We follow through from the type of care you receive, to what to do at home to aid in your recovery, to anything related to insurance or personal responsibility.
Our mission is to provide patients with the highest quality of care, while continuing to educate our patients and our staff with improvements in the field of healthcare.
It is our goal to provide these services based on a firm foundation of integrity, honesty, dedication and mutual respect.

Kasey Cartwright Parsons


Kasey is our CEO and has worked in the Physical Therapy field since 1991.

Kasey chose to pursue a career in physical therapy and began working in the field in 1991. Kasey graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1997. Her background in physical therapy includes outpatient orthopedics, hand therapy, wound care, acute care, SNU and HHC.

Kasey has also received her certification for Medical Screening for Referral through Belmont University which allows her to evaluate and treat patients without a physician’s order. In October 2013, she completed training in Birmingham, AL to receive her certification from Ergo Science, Inc., one of the nation’s leading injury prevention and rehabilitation companies to perform their nationally recognized Functional Capacity Evaluations.

Kasey is married to Fayne Parsons and has two step children, Holt and David Parsons plus her 3 fur babies, Lily, Jalyn and Stew.

Julie Shoemake


Julie is the CFO and co-owner of Elite Physical Therapy and has been working in the Physical Therapy Industry since 1992. She primarily resides in our Cool Springs & Spring Hill locations.

She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. As CFO, Julie’s responsibilities for the multi-site operation include: HIPPA compliance, budgeting, and finance, new business developments, administrates billing operations, Information Technology, Human Resource operations, and payroll.

Julie is married to Shane Shoemake and has two daughters, Kamryn & Karsyn. Her hobbies include various exercise classes and snow skiing.