Dr. Bradford Cotten, D.C.


For Bradford Cotten, medical treatment begins and ends with his patient’s trust. He loves building the kind of open and honest relationships that lead to better medical services and, often, to connections that last well after patients no longer need care. Cotten says his easygoing and approachable manner was learned from shadowing his father, whose dream was to one day work with him.

Cotten’s interest in chiropractic medicine began with his own successful treatment. An avid outdoorsman, he suffered from neck pains so acute he could barely turn his head while deer hunting. A visit to a local chiropractor’s office cured him of that pain. After encouragement from his father, Cotten graduated from Sherman College of Chiropractic and returned to Albany to serve his hometown by establishing an innovative medical practice. Dr. Cotten is a member of First United Methodist Church of Albany. He enjoys all the outdoor recreational activities that southwest Ga has to offer.


Dr. Dixon Cotten, D.C.


Dixon Cotten is an intrepid problem-solver whose family has been committed to providing medical care to Albany and Southwest Georgia for generations. He enrolled in Sherman College of Chiropractic in Boiling Springs, South Carolina and embarked on the journey toward starting Southern Spine and Health.

Originally a partnership with Cotten’s father — an esteemed orthopedic surgeon in Albany who passed away in 2013 — Southern Spine and Health reflects the family’s vision for a conservative approach to healthcare that responds with thoughtfulness and precision to the patient’s concerns. Cotten believes in rigorous analysis to craft individualized and creative treatment programs utilizing patients’ real-time diagnostic data. Alongside the center’s other medical professionals, he works tirelessly to offer non-surgical and non-invasive alternatives to manage pain.

Dr. Cotten is an honor graduate of Deerfield-Windor School and Auburn University, where he earned degree with honors in Biomedical Science. He loves to spend his free time hunting, fishing, scuba diving in Southwest Georgia and traveling.


Dr. Ron Register Jr., D.C.


Ron Register brings a deep understanding of the body’s mechanics and the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment to his practice. A high school football injury at Deerfield-Windsor School in Albany led to periodic severe low back pain. After chiropractic adjustments, Register was relieved of this debilitating pain.

Register’s positive experience with chiropractic medicine eventually led him from Darton College and Georgia Soutwestern State University to Life University, where he graduated with honors from the College of Chiropractic in 2016. His expertise and commitment to service have motivated him to take annual mission trips to spread the opportunity for healthcare to less fortunate populations around the world. In Haiti, he recently adjusted a patient who was 102 years old, showing the kind of meticulousness and attention to detail that distinguishes him in the chiropractic field. Dr. Register is a member of First United Methodist church of Albany. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and being in the outdoors.


Dr. Liza Clement, D.C.


Dr. Liza Clement is a proud new resident of Albany GA. Dr. Clement grew up on a farm in rural Killen, Alabama and is an avid outdoors-woman and equestrian. She attended Birmingham Southern College, graduating at the top of her class with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She then attained her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University in Atlanta. She went on to do post-doctorate training in veterinary chiropractic, becoming certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA). She brings a one of a kind level of attention to every client and is excited to now bring her passion for helping people through holistic chiropractic care to the Albany community. Dr. Clement is dedicated and determined to help you reach your optimal health and wellness goals and looks forward to serving you and your family. In her spare time, Liza enjoys taking chiropractic mission trips, travel, riding horses, working out, and spending time in nature with her husband and 2 dogs.


Bryan Green, PA-C


Bryan graduated with honors from South University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. After graduating, Bryan and his wife Claire moved to Albany. Mr. Green started his career as a PA with Drs. Dixon and Bradford Cotten’s late father, Dr Bennet Cotten, an esteemed Orthopedic surgeon in Albany.

Since starting his career in Orthopedics, Bryan has spent time in Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery, Hospital Medicine, and Urgent Care. Throughout his career, Bryan’s mission has not changed. His goal is to help his patients get better as quickly as possible and enjoy continued health. Bryan is excited to share his mission at our new location in Americus.

Bryan is a member at Covenant Presbyterian Church and enjoys spending time with his wife Claire and his two children, Jade and Hunter.


Leah Webb, FNP/ENP -C


Leah’s heartwarming passion is making a positive difference in her patient’s lives. Watching her grandmother take care of her terminally ill grandfather is what influenced Leah to become a nurse. Leah’s dream is to help others and provide quality healthcare for all. She graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After graduation, she worked in the ICU at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for years before deciding to become a Nurse Practitioner in Family Medicine. Pursuing her dreams of becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Leah attended Emory University and graduated with a dual degree in Family Emergency Care.

Leah’s love for people and her passion to make a difference has played a direct role in her care for her patients. Leah joins us with extensive experience in pediatrics with acute and chronic conditions.

In her off time, Leah enjoys spending time with her two young children and husband. One passion they share as a family are horses. Leah is an equestrian and loves to ride in her leisure time.


Ronda Brookerd, Weight Loss Counselor


Ronda Brookerd’s inspiration to become a Weight Loss Counselor originated with her Father, who died at a young age after struggling with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. While struggling with her own weight and health, Ronda experimented unsuccessfully with a multitude of diets, supposed quick fixes, and weight loss trends, and eventually found Hi-Energy as a patient. Hi-Energy offered a difference in philosophy for losing and maintaining weight, as well as teaching a healthy lifestyle.

Ronda’s success as a patient at Hi-Energy gave her the confidence that she could continue with the healthy lifestyle changes, as well as the desire to reach out and share her experiences with others by opening her own Hi-Energy Weight Control Center.

Ronda completed certifications in both Weight Management and Weight Loss Counseling in 2001, and has over 16 years of success in helping others reach their weight loss goals. Her passion for helping people get healthy and to conquer their struggles with weight has continued to drive her throughout the years.

Ronda and her staff at Hi-Energy are excited to join the physicians and staff at Southern Spine and Health, where they will continue to offer safe, effective, convenient and affordable weight loss programs in addition to the many services available with this partnership.

Ronda and her husband Eddie have made Albany their home for over 35 years, and have two grown sons as well as one granddaughter.