Knoxville Health Summit brings experts to your home

The Knox County community has an opportunity to learn more about a variety of health and wellness issues with Knoxville Health Summit, a free virtual event open to the public from 8:30 am. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4.

The summit is a seminar series “dedicated to helping you live your healthiest and most fulfilling life, right in the comfort of your own home,” stated Dr. John-Mark Chesney, physical therapist, DPT and owner of Simply Physio, 111 Loudoun Road, Suite 102, who organized the summit, on his website.

Chesney said he is using Zoom, similar to Skype or Facetime, to present the summit.

“It’s very easy to use and allows us to connect to you safely,” he added.

“People can learn more about local health and wellness experts and topics,” Chesney added. “Ten health experts, all local, will each speak for 25 minutes during the event.”

Those interested can register to receive the link to join the Zoom summit by going to

After signing up, “we will send you an e-mail with the Zoom link a couple days before the big day,” Chesney said.

Among the topics to be discussed are improving sleep, chronic sinus infections, solving back pain, the best medicine for arthritis, improving bone density and building strength after 50.

“Our speakers are locally recognized health and wellness experts,” he said. “Whether you are trying to eat healthier, get fit, sleep better, be mindful, get rid of back or knee pain, the Wellness Expo will help you learn actionable steps to living a healthier, happier life.”

Chesney also said some speakers might provide special rates to viewers interested in their services. Speakers include Andrew Henderson, owner of Fitness Together; rheumatologist Dr. Tonya Baker; Lisa Hall, owner of OsteoStrong; Chesney; Dr. Luke Howell, DO, with Pillar Primary Care; Dr. Stephen Wireless, otolaryngologist with Parkwest ENT and Fort Loudoun Medical Center; Dr. Michael Blair, physical therapist and DPT, also with Simply Physio; Krystal Goodman, nutritionist; Daniel Rochat with PerfectWater; and health expert Julie Callis.

This is the third year Chesney has hosted such a seminar.

“I started it during COVID to create an opportunity to get good information,” he said.