Our Staff:

  • Summer Brown
    Cell 423-802-9572
  • Ashlee Chandler
    Cell 423-598-8176
  • Katrina Shahani
    Cell 423-208-6838
  • Rebecca Haas
    Cell 423-260-0634
  • Kim Millians
    Cell 423-322-2934
  • Carla Cates Polk
    Cell 423-463-6309

Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation can improve each patient’s quality of life by through physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and respiratory therapy.   Through teamwork with your physician, a plan can be created to rehabilitate and improve physical, mental and emotional health.  The goal is to return each patient to the highest level of rehabilitation and to return the patient home when possible.

Rehabilitation can be offered through inpatient, outpatient, and home health rehabilitative therapy, which allows for continuity in the therapy plan and for a continuing relationship with the physical therapist when the patient returns home. A Registered Physical Therapist evaluates the patient’s needs and establishes an individual treatment plan to assist the patient in regaining the highest degree of function possible. Both children and adults are served by physical therapists. The therapists work with patients who have suffered loss of function as a result of strokes, falls, hip fractures, athletic injuries, accidents, back problems, arthritis, or other illnesses. A physical therapist works to help patients restore muscle strength, relieve pain, and regain mobility. Therapists also provide training in the use of orthotic, prosthetic, and other assistive devices.

Occupational therapy helps the patient to regain as much independence as possible in the activities of daily living, and tasks such as grocery shopping, meal preparation or money management. Teaching the patient less strenuous ways to carry out daily activities, as well as prescribing special equipment designed to make the patient more independent, are important elements of occupational therapy.

Respiratory therapy is comprised of respiratory therapists and specially trained nurses working together to treat patients with respiratory difficulties. This skilled staff is committed to restoring the simple freedom and independence of breathing, even in the most difficult cases.

Speech therapy may be necessary for victims of stroke or children with learning disabilities and speech therapy is provided for communication disorders such as: receptive and/or expressive language disorders; swallowing (dysphasia) difficulties; language disorders (learning disability, minimal brain dysfunction, mental retardation, autism, aphasia, memory problems, confusion); articulation disorders (developmental misarticulations, dysarthia, cerebral palsy, cleft palate); voice disorders (vocal abuse, laryngectomy, spastic dysphonia); fluency disorders (stuttering); and hearing impairments.  For non-speakers, sign language, communication boards or electronic devices may be used to facilitate communication.