The Mansions and FOX Rehabilitation have partnered together to offer an innovative and proactive program called FOX Optimal Living (FOL). This program provides all residents living at Sandy Springs, Alpharetta and Decatur locations on-site wellness assessments and classes, as well as therapy services.
This is a proactive approach to prevent injury and promote wellness for optimal quality of life for older adults residing in these communities. We look forward to getting to know you and assisting you to achieve your wellness goals – we want you to be the best that you can be!
Exercise classes are led by exercise physiologists specifically trained for older adults. Classes are provided at no additional fee to residents and are specifically tiered based on each resident’s level of fitness. Residents are welcome to attend any class, as all fitness levels are welcome! Classes range from tai chi to boxing, as well as sitting and standing classes focusing on core, balance and cardiovascular endurance.
Some of our residents require individual therapy services in addition to our wellness classes. These are provided by our clinically excellent team of Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists. Please ask any member of our rehab team about the services we can provide you.
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FOL Rehab Directors
Matthew Schmidt, PT, DPT, CERT, DN at Alpharetta
Dr. Matthew Schmidt, PT, DPT, Cert. DN is a physical therapist and FOL Rehab Director for the Mansions in Alpharetta, Georgia. Matthew is a proud Texas Aggie and received his doctorate from Angelo State University. He previously worked with outpatient neurological and orthopedic patients before moving to Georgia. He is dry needling certified and has an interest in the biopsychosocial effects of chronic pain. Matthew competes as an amateur natural bodybuilder in his free time.
Felicia Jones, MS, OTR/L at Sandy Springs
Felicia completed her B.S. at The Ohio State University and received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University. She started treating with FOX Rehab in June and accepted the FOL Rehab Director role in Jan 2018. Felicia enjoys focusing on improving quality of life of residents, manual therapy for orthopedic challenges, dementia and nutrition for seniors. She is the baby of 3 older brothers, enjoys playing billiards, traveling and hiking.
Caroline Hill, OTR/L at Decatur
Caroline has been with fox since in August of 2016 when she completed her clinical rotation in Charleston, SC. After completing the New Graduate Mentor Program and spending a year in Charleston, she transferred to Atlanta in December and accepted the FOL director position in March. Caroline has special interests in dementia and PD. In her free time, Caroline enjoys running. She has completed 4 half marathons, and ran her first full marathon last year!
Nancy Velordi, Physical Therapist
Billy Thompson, Speech-Language Pathologist
Natasha Kharwanwala, Physical Therapist
Jennifer Godfrey, Occupational Therapist
Rajesh Chatkara, Physical Therapist
Megan Grove, Occupational Therapist
If you have a question for us here at The Mansions and FOX, please click here and we’ll be glad to be of assistance to you!