Meet The Team
Sterling Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy
Dr. Julie Brooks Sterling, PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS
Owner and Physical Therapist at Sterling SMPT
Dr. Julie Brooks Sterling, PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS is highly skilled in the areas of orthopedics and sports medicine. She has advanced training in manual therapy, strength and conditioning, dry needling, SFMA Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 Golf Screenings.
In addition to many years of experience as a treating clinician, Julie has had personal experience in Physical Therapy as a student athlete having several injuries requiring surgery during her collegiate career. She understands the physical, mental and emotional struggles of an injury and what it takes to get back to playing at the highest level.
Julie grew up in the sports world being active in youth sports through the collegiate level. She has the knowledge, compassion, experience and drive to help you accomplish your goals and live your best life.
A native of Atlanta, GA, Julie played basketball and soccer at St. Pius X Catholic High School. She went on to earn a soccer scholarship to the University of Miami (Go Canes!) and graduated with a B.S Ed in Exercise Physiology and minor Business Administration. Julie then attended the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), graduated with high honors and was honored by the faculty with the Outstanding Physical Therapy Student Award.
Since graduation, she has invested many hours completing rigorous specializations and certifications to be prepared to better serve her patients. With a background in sports, Julie is passionate about helping young athletes to weekend warriors, stay active and healthy.
She does injury prevention training with local youth soccer programs, and return to field training with her athletes, as they transition back to the field following injury. Julie’s advanced skill set and treatment approach will enable you to return to the activities you enjoy.
Certifications and Specialties:
Dr. Michelle Chu, PT, DPT, OCS
MICHELLE IS ALWAYS STRIVING TO LEARN AND GROW AS A CLINICIAN IN ORDER TO BETTER SERVE HER PATIENTS AND CLIENTS. SHE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT WORKING WITH ATHLETES TO HELP THEM RETURN TO SPORT AND ENJOYS WATCHING HER PATIENTS BLOSSOM THROUGHOUT THE JOURNEY.
Michelle Chu, PT, DPT, OCS has been a practicing Doctor of Physical Therapy since 2014. She specializes in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Michelle completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. She then went on to pursue an Orthopedic Residency at Temple University. In addition to being a Board Certified Doctor of Physical Therapy, Michelle is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Michelle strongly believes in life long learning and is always striving to learn and grow as a clinician in order to better serve her clients and the community. She has a particular interest in working with fitness athletes, weightlifters, tennis players, dancers and gymnasts. She has completed hundreds of hours in Continuing Education – including manual therapy courses for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, Clinical management of the fitness athletes. Michelle is passionate about working with athletes to help them return to sport and enjoys watching her patients blossom throughout the journey. Sports has been a defining part of every stage of Michelle’s life. She has enjoyed the journey of getting to try different sports and seeing herself evolve as an athlete. She was a competitive tennis player in her childhood up until high school, and continued with intramural tennis in college. During Graduate school, she developed a passion for running and has completed marathons and half marathons, with her favorite by a landslide being the NYC Marathon. Post graduate school, Michelle trained in CrossFit for 6 years. Currently, her main athletic focus is training in Olympic Weightlifting. Michelle is a NY native but now calls Georgia home, and is excited to bring her skills and passions to the Georgia community. When she is not in the clinic, Michelle enjoys exploring Georgia with her husband and daughter, scrapbooking, and reading.
Dr. Torey Page, PT, DPT, OCS
THERE IS JUST NOTHING LIKE HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF A PERSON’S JOURNEY TO ACHIEVING THEIR GOALS AND WITNESSING THE JOY THAT OVERCOMES THEM THE MOMENT THEY REALIZE THEY HAVE ARRIVED THERE. IT NEVER GETS OLD. IT IS A CONSTANT REMINDER THAT MOVEMENT NOT ONLY HEALS THE BODY, BUT IS MEDICINE FOR THE SOUL.
Dr. Torey Page is recognized as a specialist in evaluation and rehabilitation of the lower extremity, pelvis, spine, and shoulder. During his career he has had the privilege of helping thousands of patients return to their sport, as well as their recreational activities and hobbies. He is a specialist in the analysis of human movement and biomechanics, with advanced training in running mechanics, running retraining, and return to sport training. As a former collegiate level athlete himself, he understands the balance required to improve performance, while also maintaining health and wellbeing. Along with having over a decade of experience as a physical therapist, Dr. Page has multiple years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach. While attending San Diego State University, he was an intern strength and conditioning coach for the SDSU football team. Following graduation he became the lead fitness consultant for the Woodside Fire Department, and trained many triathletes and long distance runners in the San Fransisco Bay Area. Dr. Page received his doctorate of physical therapy from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Ca. He is not only a board certified physical therapist, but is also recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a specialist in evaluation and treatment of orthopedic conditions (OCS). Furthermore, he has completed an advanced fellowship in biomechanics analysis, gait and running mechanics, and return to sport assessment and training under Christopher Powers. During his free time, Dr. Page enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife Joey have been blessed with two beautiful daughters, Savannah and Harper. They also are parents to a Corgi/German Shepard puppy, named Gatsby who has gained viral fame on social media. Additionally, he enjoys staying active himself and regularly enjoys working out, running, and hiking.
Dr. JESSICA RAMIREZ, PT, DPT
Jessica Ramirez PT, DPT has been a practicing Doctor of Physical Therapy since 2015. She specializes in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Jessica completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. She has advanced training in manual therapy, dry needling, clinical management of fitness athletes, and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).
Jessica developed her passion for physical therapy and working with an active population through her own personal experience with physical therapy as a student athlete. She grew up playing sports and was able to continue basketball at the collegiate level where she sustained several injuries requiring surgery and subsequent physical therapy. Because of this she offers a unique perspective for her clients who are striving to get back to performance after an injury.
Sports have always been a focal point for Jessica. She has a passion for working with athletes pre and post injury to help them achieve their highest potential and return to a sport that brings them joy. Her favorite part about working at Sterling SMPT is the time she gets to spend with her patients. Coming from the traditional insurance model of physical therapy, she often struggled to give 110% to all her patients due to the time/financial constraints imposed by insurance companies. Here at Sterling SMPT she is able to provide patient focused care and help her patients achieve their goals.
A native of Florida, Jessica has lived in Atlanta since graduating from UCF in 2015. She currently resides in Brookhaven and enjoys playing grass and sand volleyball, lifting, hot yoga, and spending time with her friends. She is excited for this opportunity to bring her skills to the Suwannee community
PATIENT RELATIONS / MARKETING COORDINATOR
WATCHING PEOPLE HAVE NOT ONLY THE PASSION FOR MOVING THEIR BODIES BUT ALSO TO BE THE STRONGEST THEY CAN BE IS VERY INSPIRING. IT SHOWS THAT MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL ENDURANCE BOTH PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE IN GETTING PHYSICALLY STRONGER.
Will was born in Jackson, MS until his family moved to Austin, TX in 2009. He returned to Mississippi for school at Mississippi State, go other Dawgs, and when he was offered a job in Alpharetta after college, jumped on the opportunity to try out a new place to live. A lifelong athlete Will was a competitive swimmer on both club and academic teams throughout middle and high school. At Mississippi State he worked as a spin instructor at the on-campus gym which helped deepen his love for fitness. Currently, he is also a Pure Barre Instructor in the Metro Atlanta Area, which is where you can find him when not at the clinic. Being able to continue teaching has really helped him learn how to make fitness accessible to anyone interested in becoming the strongest version of themselves. When he is not working you can find him reading, baking, going for a run, or at whatever coffee shop suits his mood.