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Our Team

The mission of Iron City Physical Therapy is to help you lead a healthy, abundant life. Read on to learn more about our staff.

Deborah Lechner

Deborah Lechner
- Physical Therapist
President of ErgoScience/Iron City Physical Therapy

As founder and President of ErgoScience, Inc. and Iron City Physical Therapy, Deborah has extensive experience in physical therapy, functional evaluations, job analysis, post-offer screening, impairment rating and onsite therapy.

Her work has been published in the national and international journals. Deborah is often a speaker at conferences for Healthcare, Safety and Case Management professionals.

Rebecca Nunley

Rebecca Nunley
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified in the ErgoScience Functional Capacity Evaluation, AMA Impairment Rating, ALINE Foot and Ankle Assessment and Orthotic System, and the dorsaViā„¢ motion sensor system

Graduate of the University of Alabama in 2011 and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Physical Therapy program in 2015.

As our lead therapist, Becca offers many treatment options to her patients with the aim of getting them back to their optimum health efficiently and effectively. She collaborates with her patients to customize their treatment to help them meet their personal goals. Through her gentle but persistent guidance and patience, Becca helps her patients achieve maximal improvement and optimize their function. She wants each patient to achieve their personal best.

Alyssa Shedlarski

Alyssa Shedlarski
- Doctor of Physical Therapy

Graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2011 with a degree in Exercise Science, then graduated from UAB in 2015 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Alyssa is passionate about working with patients to help them get back to a healthy, fulfilling life. She loves treating her patients, getting to know them better, and learning about their lives. As a physical therapist, she values being able to address mobility impairments and other conditions that cause pain in the body. She works with each patient to help them meet their goals and getting them back to living life without significant pain or discomfort.

Will Scogin

Will Scogin
- Doctor of Physical Therapy

Graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from UAB in 2013, then earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from UAB in 2016. He will complete his Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy, Texas Tech University in 2021. Certified in Orthopedic Manual Therapy


Will is an experienced physical therapist with specialized skills in manual therapy and dry needling. He loves spending time with patients, helping them feel better. He has practiced physical therapy in both California and Alaska but is very happy to be back in the Birmingham, Alabama area.

Donna Johnston

Donna Johnston
- LPTA | CEAS | Auxillary Clinic Coordinator
Certified in the ErgoScience Functional Capacity Evaluation, AMA Impairment Rating, ALINE Foot and Ankle Assessment and Orthotic System

Donna joined ICPT in 2009 as the Physical Therapy Coordinator at our worksite clinic at American Cast Iron and Pipe Company. Since then, she has helped grow our worksite clinic and our community-based clinic in the Mountain Brook/Homewood area. Donna has extensive experience treating both orthopedic and neurologic disorders—especially those who have sustained a work-related injury.

She also excels at performing pre-hire Physical Abilities Tests for companies throughout the greater Birmingham area. Regardless of whether an injury occurs at work or at home, Donna helps her patients address the root cause of the problem so the pain is a thing of the past.

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