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Meet the Team at Gulf Coast Physical Therapy

Gulf Coast Physical Therapy has been a locally owned company, supported by a staff of trained professionals since 1999. They are dedicated to helping you recover from injuries and surgeries and to developing your body to its strongest and most active potential. Contact us today to start your program!
Ken Ackerman, PT

Ken Ackerman, PT

Education: University of MS Medical Center, Jackson, MS

  • Physical Therapy of Mississippi
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Authorized by the Mississippi States Board of Physical Therapy to perform Therapeutic Dry Needling (TDN)
Areas of special interest:
  • Manual therapy
  • Orthopedic disorder
  • Lumbar spine
  • Cervical spine
  • Sports injuries
  • APTA
  • MPTA
Ken has 18 years of experience in this field.  He is also CPR and First Aid Certified.
Jenny Hornberger, Physical Therapist

Jenny Hornberger, Physical Therapist

Jenny graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.E. in Biomedical Engineering (2007) and the University of Miami with a DPT degree in 2013.

Her clinical experience includes treatment of overhead athletes, competitive and recreational runners, and middle and high school athletes. She is also CPR and First Aid Certified.

She has been a member of the APTA since 2010 and a member of the MPTA since 2015. Outside of the office, she enjoys running, bird-watching, and cheering for the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Kim Irwin, Office Manager

Kim Irwin, Office Manager

Kim has been with Gulf Coast Physical Therapy since the beginning in 1999. Her favorite part about what she does is seeing people get better.

Her responsibilities include scheduling and answering phones. She’s the first face you will see when you visit, and she handles insurance verification.

Kim lives in Long Beach with her husband, her dog Ellie and cat Izzie. Outside of the office, she enjoys walking and biking.
Jenny Hornberger, Physical Therapist

Maggie Brannan - CPR and First Aid Certified

Maggie was born and raised in Hattiesburg and attended Petal High School. Next she graduated from Pearl River Community College and finally the University of Mississippi. majoring in psychology. She has 5 years of experience in sports medicine and athletic training. She is CPR and First Aid Certified.

Maggie enjoys working with athletes and has a passion for helping rehab those dealing with post-surgery issues. Outside of the office, she enjoys working out and also currently lives on the Coast. 
Kim Irwin, Office Manager

Diana Kent - CPR and First Aid Certified

Diana was born and raised in San Angelo, TX. She moved here to the Coast as a result of her husband being in the military.  He is currently based out of Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, which is also where they currently live. 

Diana enjoys helping people get better so they can enjoy life more, instead of feeling restricted. She intends on making a difference in the lives of others and is happy seeing positive change occur in people's lives, which helps her realize how one shouldn't take life for granted. She is also CPR and First Aid Certified.

Diana has 5 children and 3 grandchildren. Outside of work, she enjoys eating out, claims to be a certified foodie, and most of all enjoys spending time with her grandkids.
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