Our Staff

James B. Cox, P.T.James B. Cox, PT

Jim is the president and founder of THERAPY1ONE. A scholarship football athlete at Ohio University from 1977-1981, he received his Bachelor's degree in Zoology in 1981. Jim received his degree in Physical Therapy from Cleveland State University in 1983. He returned to Ohio University to get a Master's degree in Sports Medicine in 1984. With over 25 years of experience as an orthopedic physical therapist, Jim has multiple specialties in the area of spinal rehabilitation, sports medicine, manual therapy, wellness and industrial rehabilitation. He is certified in Physical Work Performance Evaluation by ErgoScience. He has been qualified as an expert witness in the areas of physical therapy and functional capacity evaluation. Jim has consulted with industry for ergonomic job analyses for many local companies including Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Bay County Schools, Bay Line Railroad, Apalachicola Northern Railroad, Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, Arizona Chemical Corporation, Gulf Power, Wendy's, Shoney's, Cost Cutters and many others. Jim serves as THERAPY1ONE's Practice Administrator and is certified in this position by the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Lori L. Cox, P.T.Lori L. Cox, PT

After sustaining a sports-related hip injury as a teenager, Lori's brief encounter into the world of Physical Therapy sparked her interest. She realized then just how important a healthy physical body is to enable people to go about their daily lives and to do the things they enjoy! Lori has been practicing Physical Therapy since 1987 and she now has an even greater appreciation for this health care profession. She sees it working everyday in the successful treatment of acute and chronic pain, dysfunctions, post-surgical healing, and prevention of injuries and disease processes. Lori loves working directly with people to assist them in feeling better, maximizing their quality of life and staying well. Physical Therapy can also positively affect a person's psychological, emotional, and social well-being. Lori feels very blessed to live and work in the Bay County area. Her goal is to provide each client with respect and care to the best of her ability.

Josh Schenkel, PT, DPT, OCS.Josh Schenkel, PT, DPT, OCS

As a Physical Therapist, Josh strives to provide the best care for each patient. He uses patient values and the latest evidence to direct treatment. Josh is the clinic director at THERAPY1ONE in town on Jenks Ave. Josh received his Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida in 2003, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of South Florida in 2014. He has specialized in treatments like joint mobilizations and muscle energy techniques to relieve pain. He believes that function is a result of good movement and that you need to move well to be at your best. Josh helps the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Gulf Coast State College as an adjunct teacher for orthopedics. He enjoys spending time with his family and golfing.

Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist

Susie Garcia, PT, OCSSusie Garcia, PT, OCS

Susie has been working at our Panama City facility since June 2010. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2004 from Florida International University and went on to receive her Master's degree in Physical Therapy three years later. Most of her professional experience involves working with Orthopedic and Geriatric patients in various settings, but loves any opportunity to expand her expertise in treating Neurological patients as well. Susie strives to provide the best care and up to date education to her patients in order to speed their recovery, encourage better lifestyle choices, and return them to their prior level of function. Her hope is that past, current, and future patients continue to improve their overall quality of life after their rehabilitation experience is over.

Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist

Jared Wichers

Jared Wichers, PT, DPT

Jared Wichers, PT, DPT received his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa in 2013. Jared's professional experience includes outpatient orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation with special interest in spine rehabilitation and shoulder injuries. He has a strong background in manual therapy with superior hands on skills for treating a variety of orthopedic conditions including spinal mobilization and Mulligan techniques. Jared also enjoys the outdoors as a fisherman and golfer and loves spending time with his family.

Laura M. Smith, P.T.A.Laura M. Smith, PTA

Laura Smith, PTA born and raised in Michigan prior to moving to Panama City. She received her Associate Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant from Gulf Coast State College. Laura has 14 years experience in outpatient orthopedics. She places emphasis to free her patients from pain, restore prior level of function, and prevent re- occurrence. She is a certified APTA clinical instructor affiliated with Gulf Coast State College students. She is blessed to able to give back to her profession. She is also trained in the MyoKinesthetic System, a muscle movement technique that corrects and balances the nervous system. She has a passion for leading a healthy lifestyle and enjoys teaching others how to make good exercise habits for a healthy living.

James Cutchin, P.T.A., C.C.E.T.James Cutchin, PTA, CCET

James has been doing physical therapy here at THERAPY1ONE ever since graduating the program at Gulf Coast Community College in May of 2010. He chose physical therapy as a profession so he can assist others in maintaining and improving their quality of life. He has been recently trained in the MyoKinesthetic System, a muscle movement technique that corrects and balances the nervous system. James is from Florida, but has been all over the world in different endeavors in his life. He proudly served our country for four years in the United States Air Force. He is married to his lovely wife Robin of 13 years and has two wonderful children Max and McKenna. James always encourages others to stay fit, take their vitamins, say their prayers, and enjoy life. He looks forward to working with patients and helping them reach their maximum potential.

Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer

Kelli Cianelli, P.T.A.Kelli Cianelli, PTA

Kelli Cianelli is a Panama City Native who graduated from Mosley High School, and has just recently graduated the PTA program at Gulf Coast State College. She became interested in the field of Physical Therapy, after she underwent Rotator Cuff surgery in high school from a sports related injury. She enjoys all aspects of the field and is eager to continue her education to maximize personalized care with all varieties of patients. Kelli strongly believes in not only the physical aspect of therapy, but the psychological aspect as well. She strives to be a constant encouragement to all patients who come in contact with her. She understands that at times simple tasks may appear impossible to those she treats, but in the wise words of Audrey Hepburn "nothing is impossible, the very word says I'M POSSIBLE."