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Rehabilitation Services

We offer comprehensive rehabilitation services across the healthcare continuum to address the specific physical and cognitive impairments and needs of the persons in the communities that we serve.  We offer services from pediatrics to geriatrics and have a host of specialty trained clinicians available to evaluate, assess and treat a wide variety of diagnoses/conditions.

Treatments and Procedures

Common treatments and procedures include:

  • ‘Hands on” Manual Therapy
  • Therapuetic exercises
  • Electrical and Thermal modalities
  • Therapuetic activities/exercises focused on improving functional ability
  • Activities of Daily living training
  • Splint fabrication and modifications
  • Wheelchair Seating Assessment
  • Voice and Language Training
  • VitalStim Therapy focused on improving swallowing ability
  • Cognitive retraining techniques

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists (PTs) diagnose and treat patients who are experiencing medical problems or other health related illnesses that limit their ability to function in their daily activities.
PTs assess the patients' needs and develop a specific treatment plan to restore function, reduce pain, and to promote the ability to move.
Common injuries or diagnoses treated on an outpatient basis:

  • Total knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Post-surgical orthopedic patients
  • Back pain
  • CVA (Cerebral Vascular Accident)
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Wound care and many more.

Physical therapists assist people with orthopedic conditions and/or injuries, neurological impairments, sports injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, spinal conditions and workplace injuries including repetitive stress disorders.

Clinical Certifications

Therapists who specialize in the following areas and hold clinical certification in specialty treatments include:

  • Certified Hand Therapists (CHT)
  • Certified Manual Therapist (COMPT)
  • Assistive Technology Professional (ATP)
  • Pediatric Certified Specialists
  • McKenzie Certified manual therapist
  • Vestibular Certified
  • Maitland (manual therapy) trained therapists


  • Elizabethton 1497 W. Elk Ave., Ste. 12 Elizabethton, TN 37643 Phone: 423-542-7460 Fax: 423-542-7465
  • Erwin 800 S. Mohawk Dr., Ste. D Erwin, TN 37650 Phone: 423-743-1245 Fax: 423-743-2885
  • Johnson City 415 N. State of Franklin Rd. Johnson City, TN 37604 Phone: 423-232-1100 Fax: 423-232-1127
  • Niswonger Children’s Therapy Services 415 N. State of Franklin Rd. Johnson City, TN 37604 Phone: 423-232-1107 Fax: 423-232-1152
  • Kingsport 2204 Pavilion Dr., Ste. 115 Kingsport, TN 37660 Phone: 423-857-6777 Fax: 423-857-6788
  • Mountain City 1901 S. Shady St. Mountain City, TN 37683 Phone: 423-727-1162 Fax: 423-727-2212


  • Abingdon 445 Porterfield Hwy. Ste. F/G Abingdon, VA 24210 Phone: 276-623-0153 Fax: 276-623-1672
  • Clintwood 312 Hospital Dr. Clintwood, VA 24283 Phone: 276-439-1450 Fax: 276-439-1451
  • Lebanon 111 S. Flannagan Ave. Lebanon, VA 24266 Phone: 276-883-8095 Fax: 276-883-8097
  • Marion Lifetime Wellness 1 Health Way Marion, VA 24354 Phone: 276-378-1841 Fax: 276-378-1845
  • Norton 1490 Park Ave. NW, Ste. 1 Norton, VA 24273 Phone: 276-439-1450 Fax: 276-439-1451
  • St. Paul Riverside Clinic 16431 Wise St. St. Paul, VA 24283 Phone: 276-883-8297 Fax: 276-762-0612

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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation (Cardiac Rehab) is a program that is designed to improve your overall health. Johnson City Medical Center offers a quality cardiac care program designed to help you attai

Industrial Rehabilitation Program

Mountain States Rehabilitation provides comprehensive functional employment testing at our rehabilitation clinics through WorkSTEPS program.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Our hospital and rehab units take a multidiscipline approach to inpatient intensive rehabilitation.

Neurologic Rehabilitation

People who suffer from brain, spinal cord or neuromuscular problems (such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease) can receive physical therapy, occup

Niswonger Children’s Therapy Services

Our physical therapists assist people with a wide range of conditions and injuries.

Occupational Therapy

The goal of Occupational Therapy is to have each patient function on the level of their highest potential, caring for themselves. Patients with strokes, hip fractures, hand patients, pediatrics, ge

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our pulmonary rehabilitation services will improve your quality of life, increase your endurance and reduce breathing problems.

Speech-Language and Swallowing Therapy

Our speech language pathologists evaluate and diagnose speech, language, cognitive communication and swallowing disorders for individuals of all ages. 

Transitional Care Units

Our Transitional Care Units offer physical, occupational and speech therapy services in a skilled nursing setting.


100 Greenway Circle
Erwin, TN 37650

Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, licensed for 48 acute-care beds, has provided high-quality medical care to Unicoi County and parts of Western North Carolina since 1953.

400 N. State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604

Johnson City Medical Center, MSHA’s flagship facility, is a 445-bed regional tertiary referral center for the entire service area and one of six Level 1 Trauma Centers in the state of Tennessee.

1901 South Shady Street
Mountain City, TN 37683

Johnson County Community Hospital offers hometown inpatient care coupled with a state-of-the-art 24-hour emergency department.

16000 Johnston Memorial Drive
Abingdon, VA 24211

Johnston Memorial Hospital is part of the Mountain States network including some of America’s best heart hospitals.

100 Fifteenth Street NW
Norton, VA 24273

Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Virginia, is a not-for-profit, 129-bed, acute-care facility serving Southwest Virginia and Southeastern Kentucky since 1949.

2000 Brookside Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660

Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 261-bed not-for-profit hospital that has been serving our region for over 40 years.

245 Medical Park Drive
Marion, VA 24354

Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Virginia, includes a 44-bed acute care hospital, a 109-bed nursing care facility, and a variety of outreach programs.

58 Carroll Street
Lebanon, VA 24266

Russell County Medical Center in Lebanon, Virginia, is a not-for-profit, 78-bed hospital dedicated to bringing quality healthcare to Southwest Virginia.


Chad Capps (on right) is inducted by Dr. Don Samples, dean of the ETSU College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Unicoi County Memorial Hospital’s Chad Capps honored by ETSU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Chad Capps, director of physical therapy at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, was recently honored by his alma mater, East Tennessee State University. Capps was recognized by the ETSU College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences with a Distinguished Alumni award and was inducted into the college’s Alumni Hall of Fame. ... read more about Unicoi County Memorial Hospital’s Chad Capps honored by ETSU.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Russell County Medical Center hosts free holiday event for the community

As a way to say “thank you” to the community, Russell County Medical Center and the Russell County Medical Center Foundation Board are hosting a free holiday event. The seventh annual Holiday Health Celebration will take place at the Russell County Conference Center (139 Highland Dr., Lebanon) on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 6-8 p.m. ... read more about Russell County Medical Center hosts free holiday event for the community.

Johnston Memorial Hospital's team that helped the hospital earn the EPA's ENERGY STAR certification
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Johnston Memorial Hospital again earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy efficiency

ABINGDON, Va. – For the second year in a row, Johnston Memorial Hospital has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. ... read more about Johnston Memorial Hospital again earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy efficiency .