Meet Our Team

Khalia Hughes

Khila Hughes,

Personal Trainer/Exercise Specialist

Khila is an exercise specialist for Aquacare Physical Therapy. Her role as an exercise specialist is to maintain a clean and organized clinic and assist the PT and PTA with patients. Khila has obtained two certifications, one as a personal trainer under the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and a Zumba instructor. She specializes in one on one and group fitness training. Khila currently runs two classes at the lifestyle fitness center Kurves Kamp and Zumba. Khila is passionate about health and fitness and enjoys helping others navigate through their fitness journey. Khila is excited about continuing her education and looks forward to sharing her passion with everyone.

Amanda Pender, DPT/Milford Clinical Director

Amanda Pender,

DPT/Milford Clinical Director

Amanda is a Physical Therapist who is currently treating patients in the Milford Delaware community for Aquacare Physical Therapy, and graduated in 2009 from Duke University with a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. Since graduation, she has pursued specializations in manual therapy techniques with a Maitland COMT certification, vestibular rehabilitation, and LSVT for Parkinson’s disease, along with further studies in hand disorders and splint fabrication, concussion rehabilitation, and TMJ and cervicogenic headaches. Amanda would like to help meet the physical/health needs of the community in any way possible, and has been attending continuing education classes on a variety of topics to best help our clients with multiple problems.

Ryan Spotts, PTA/Fitness Center Coordinator

Ryan Spotts,


Ryan is a Physical Therapist Assistant who is currently treating patients in the Milford and Millsboro Delaware communities for Aquacare Physical Therapy. Ryan graduated in May of 2019 from Delaware Technical Community College with an Associates of Applied Science Physical Therapist Assistant Degree. While at Delaware Technical Community College, Ryan graduated with honors receiving the Magnum Cum Laude award in his class. Ryan has a passion with treating patients that have spinal conditions and has furthered his education by successfully completing McKenzie Part A and B through continuing education.

Ryan is committed to his growth as a health care provider to better the health and wellness of his community, and is currently enrolled at Wilmington University in pursuit of achieving a bachelor’s degree in Health Science. Ryan’s mission is to provide each patient/client a personalized treatment or exercise program to help them reach their own individual physical goals, by working with an exceptional team of physical therapists and by striving to constantly grow individually in the field of physical therapy.

Christy Baker, Front Office Coordinator

Christy Baker,

Front Office Coordinator

Christy is a front office coordinator at Aquacare Physical Therapy and Milford Lifestyle Fitness Center in our Milford Delaware location.  She has been with the company for 4 years, working the first 3 1/2 years in the Millsboro office.  Before Aquacare, Christy worked as a rehab tech for 10 years in an inpatient rehab setting.  Christy was born and raised in Kent County, Delaware.   

Hannah Hastings,

Exercise Specialist

Hannah is an exercise specialist in our Milford Delaware facility for Aquacare Physical Therapy. In that role, she ensures that the clinic is a clean environment, helps the DPT’s and PTA’s with the patients exercises and assists the front desk with answering phones and scheduling. In the past she has had experience working as a rehab tech in another physical therapy company which has overall helped her thrive with Aquacare. Hannah and her soon to be husband have just purchased their first home in the Milford area. In her spare time she enjoys photography as she has her own photography business: Hannah Beth Photography. She truly has a passion for aiding the patients to recovery and for them to have the best experience while they are here.