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You may even already know some of us. We live, work, and play right here in the Picayune community. That’s why the clinic atmosphere is so warm and friendly! It is too bad you’re injured, but we are glad we can help you with your recovery.

Ernie Landrum, Owner, MPT

Ernie is a lifelong resident of Picayune/Pearl River county, except for a couple stops along the way for athletics and school. He’s married to Laura Anne Landrum and is the father of two children, Sam and Sydney.

Ernie graduated from Picayune Memorial High school in 1995 and attended Meridian community college on a baseball scholarship. After a brief stop at PRCC, he continued his education at Southern Miss where he received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology in 1999.

Following USM, he began the Master of Physical Therapy program at the University of Mississippi, graduating in 2002.

He and his wife returned to Picayune upon graduation, and he began working in his hometown community. In 2003, after just one year working at the local hospital, he was lucky enough to join a private practice. Sixteen years later, here he is! He is right here at Picayune Physical Therapy Center, striving to provide the best care for each patient every day!


Emily Randall, PT, DPT, OCS

Emily grew up in Pearl River County, graduating from PRC High School in 2002. She received her B.S. in Psychology from University of Southern Mississippi in 2006. Emily graduated from Belmont University (Nashville, TN) in 2009 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has been practicing physical therapy for more than 10 years now.

Emily is excited to always be learning. Within her practicing years, she earned her Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2014.

Emily enjoys serving South Mississippi while she strives to continually learn new skills and develop as a PT. She has a dynamic approach to treating each patient with love and care.

Emily and her husband, Robbie Randall, have three children. They enjoy spending their time together while being active outdoors. They attend St. Matthews Catholic Church in Perkinston, MS. Emily’s favorite things include family fun, reading, coffee, boating, and exercise.

Austin Slade, PTA

Austin grew up in Poplarville, Ms where he attended high school and played soccer. Austin attended college at Pearl River Community College, where he completed his degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2015.

When Austin is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He attends Derby Baptist Church in Poplarville, MS. He enjoys watching sports, cooking, fishing and camping.


Maverick Smith, Rehab Technician

Maverick is a Rehab Technician here at Picayune Physical Therapy Center. He was born and raised in Poplarville, MS., where he lives with his wife, Melanie. He completed his undergraduate studies at Central Baptist College in Conway, AR where he received a B.S. in Health Science in 2014.

Working in the clinical setting for the last five years, he has since continued his graduate level studies at the University of Texas and will receive a M.S. in Kinesiology in May 2020. He is also preparing for his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification to use in a sports performance role at Picayune Physical Therapy Center.

Maverick’s goal for the future is to bring a higher level of athletic performance to Pearl River County while promoting education, safety, and technique.

Regina Randall, Rehab Technician

Regina is a physical therapy tech at Picayune Physical Therapy. She began working as a physical therapy tech in 2001 and has been with Picayune Physical Therapy since 2011.

Originally from Meridian, MS., Regina grew up on the Mississippi Gulf coast. She lives in Picayune with her husband. And when she’s not working, she enjoys photography, spending time with friends and family, and watching movies.

Tiffany Hollis, PTA

Tiffany grew up in Bogalusa, LA where she attended Franklinton High School and participated in the school’s cheerleading and xtreme dance teams. She competed on a Level 4 competitive cheer team in Slidell and then joined a Level 6 co-ed cheerleading team in Hammond LA. Tiffany taught cheerleading, acrobatics and gymnastics at Dawn’s Dance Academy in Bogalusa for 8 years.

After high school, Tiffany attended Southeastern Louisiana University for 2 years and then transferred to Delgado Community College for 2 years. Tiffany was accepted into the 1-year PTA program at Delgado Community College in 2015 and graduated with an associate degree in Applied Sciences in 2016.

Tiffany attends Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bogalusa, LA with her family. She and her husband own a Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goat Farm in Crossroads, MS. She also enjoys fishing, hunting and spending time with family.

Bridget Deschamp, PTA

Bridget is one of the PTAs here at Picayune Physical Therapy Center. She is originally from Poplarville, MS and still resides there with her husband and son. She graduated from Poplarville High School in 2006 and furthered her education by graduating from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Pearl River Community College in 2011.

Bridget has been employed at PPTC since June of 2011. Her journey with Physical Therapy first began after she injured her knee playing softball in high school. After several surgeries and months of PT she was able to return to playing softball and continued through college. Through it all, she considers it a blessing in disguise because it led her to this career. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones.

Beth Morel, Billing Coordinator

Beth is the Accounts Receivables/Billing Coordinator. She has been in the medical billing field for a total of 38 years, 30 years in Physical Therapy and the last 12 with Picayune Physical Therapy Center. She feels blessed to be part of such an incredible team of professionals and she is especially proud of the quality care that our patients receive. 

When she’s not at work, Beth enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends, but most of all her grandchildren.

Cindy Sharkey, Receptionist

Cindy Sharkey is originally from the gulf coast. She moved to Picayune in 2003 with her husband, and children.

Cindy was actually a patient before becoming employed with Picayune Physical Therapy Center. She says she immediately felt the sincere community atmosphere in the friendly, family-oriented environment. This was especially obvious with the staff and her now boss, Ernie Landrum, P.T. She received not only dedicated treatment, but also a welcoming warmth mixed with a little humor for the added plan of care.

Cindy started her employment with Picayune Physical Therapy in 2005. She started out as a tech, then one year later became the receptionist. She enjoys welcoming and interacting with patients, as well as witnessing their progress from the beginning of their treatment to the end.

It is truly home away from home in the workplace.


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