Our team values knowledge and has chosen to attain advanced clinical education and training, specialty certifications. We have years of experience providing one on one hands-on healing designed to treat the body as a whole. We require our therapists to meet the highest standards in the industry. Only then can they provide you with the excellent service you deserve. We all value and strive to achieve a loving, caring, and healthy environment to help you achieve your goals.
Alison Smith, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Alison graduated from St. Louis College of Health Careers- PTA, AAS. She has also received a BS- Exercise Science from SIUE. Her interest in fitness started at a very young age. In high school, she found running, from which grew into her passion for everything exercise and nutrition, which influenced her decision to major in exercise science. While in school, she became a personal trainer and has had the privilege to work with many populations, both able-bodied as well as disabled.
"Health and helping people find their optimal level of well being is a passion I have had the extreme pleasure of turning into a life long career, and I can honestly say that I love every minute of it."
Dr. Hunter Knight, PT/DMT/COMT
Physical Therapist - Owner
Dr. Hunter Knight purchased Omni Physical Therapy in January 2009. It has been her mission to provide effective care in an environment that maximizes healing. She brings a combination of western and eastern medicine to her clinic giving her clients the choice of a spa-like environment, as well as state of the art sports and enhancement opportunities. Dr. Knight recently completed an additional year-long certification in manual therapy to prepare her to start her fellowship training.
Julia Brinkley, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Julia graduated from St Louis College of Health Careers-PTA, AAS with honors and graduated with a BS-Exercise Science From Truman State University. She lives in Ballwin with her husband, Jacob, and her daughter, Eleanore. She is a Cardinal and Blues fan.
Office and Billing Manager
Michaela manages our daily front desk operations and everything behind the scenes. Michaela strives to provide an incredible patient experience both in and out of the clinic. She also handles all of our billing here at Omni!
Michaela comes to us with years of experience in leadership positions. She is currently in nursing school to pursue her career in the medical field. Michaela loves to read and learn about interesting new topics.
Lisa Smout is a Physical Therapist and Master Personal Trainer. She specializes in keeping her clients moving and finding exercise that makes them feel good! Lisa received her degree in Physical Therapy in 1999 from Maryville University.
Additionally, she is a certified Personal Trainer and running coach. She treats a wide variety of musculoskeletal/orthopedic conditions. She particularly enjoys working with athletes, those who suffer from low back pain and balance/fall prevention. When not working, Lisa enjoys being active outside or watching documentaries. She is married to Scott and has 3 teenagers.
Marketing Director and Receptionist
As Marketing Director and Receptionist, Ashley is the first person you will meet with before your appointment. She ensures our patients have completed all of the necessary documents and schedules you at your most convenient time. Delivering a high-quality patient experience is Ashley's passion!
Ashley was born and raised in Saint Charles, MO. She recently moved back home from San Antonio, Texas, where she attended the University of Texas-San Antonio for three years. She is currently attending the University of Missouri- Columbia online to finish her BS and to pursue a career in Health Sciences.