Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab
The Physical Therapy Department at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic is staffed with Licensed Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants and an Occupational Therapist. Our physical therapists see patients primarily with musculoskeletal and spine diagnosis.
The Physical Therapy Department has more than 4,000 square feet and is equipped with a full range of exercise equipment and treatment modalities. We have two physical therapy locations in Jackson and one in Paris.
“Our goal is to provide superior rehabilitation in a positive, motivating environment,” says Tom Johnson, a Physical Therapist and Director of the Department.
- Physical therapy is a healthcare specialty involved with evaluating and treating individuals with impairments or limitations in their overall physical function. These challenges can be the result of disease, injury or a pathological process. The physical therapist provides services that relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical limitations. The ultimate goal in physical therapy is to restore maximal functional independence to each patient.
- Occupational therapy is a medical profession, which also involves the rehabilitation of individuals with impairments resulting from injury and/or disease. Occupational therapists specialize in the treatment and rehabilitation of the injured upper extremity and may use functional purposeful activities to address or treat the underlying dysfunction. When necessary, an occupational therapist may be involved in the fabrication of custom hand splints for the treatment of certain hand or wrist injuries. Like physical therapy, the goal of occupational therapy is to restore normal functional use of the involved extremity in activities of normal daily living.
- Hand therapy includes specialized rehabilitative services for the hand and upper extremities to help patients manage pain and recover quicker. Certified hand therapists Jared Alvey and Kimberly Nolen offer a significant amount of specialized training to help patients with conditions affecting their hands and upper extremities. Hand therapy is a type of medical rehabilitation performed by occupational or physical therapists that helps speed recovery and a return to a productive lifestyle. Click here to read more.
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Your physical or occupational therapy will be based on the diagnosis given by one of our doctors. During your initial evaluation, the therapist will assess many things, including pain and swelling, strength, range of motion, balance and posture. The findings of the evaluation will help the therapist develop and implement an individualized treatment program to help alleviate existing problems as well as provide preventative care and improve quality of life.
Patients receive a high standard of care at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Physical and Sports Rehab Clinic. For example, we have manual therapy focusing on spine patients and restoring mobility to patients with back problems and back pain. We have sports medicine therapists who use techniques to restore athletes to higher performance levels. For our geriatric patients who have recently had joint replacement, we have therapists who work toward achieving a faster and less painful recovery.
Our trained staff discusses with each patient individual conditioning, strengthening, avoiding re-injury, and home exercise techniques to achieve every patient’s individual goals. To ask questions or learn more about our Physical and Sports Rehab Clinic, call (731) 410-2357.
Physical Therapy Locations
Bone & Joint Clinic–Main
24 Physicians Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
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