Located downstairs from the MTBJ clinic is our Physical Therapy unit. Our group of professional therapists can work with the patient to recover from surgery or injury, offering state-of-the-art weight equipment, stationary bikes, free weights, and other tools necessary to return patients to their full previous function level. MTBJ Physical Therapy offers treatment for sports injuries, general orthopedic injuries, neck, back and joint pain, and joint replacement. We also implement post-surgical exercises to ensure patients can meet their personal health objectives. Prior to beginning a physical therapy regimen, patients meet with one of our qualified, experienced therapists regarding specific goals and concerns. The source of your pain will be evaluated and a highly specialized treatment plan will be developed with your goals in mind.
One of the best benefits of including MTBJ Physical Therapy in your rehabilitation plan is the use of our HydroWorx® Therapy Pool. HydroWorx is an industry leader in the area of aquatic therapy equipment. MTBJ is one of very few facilities in the Middle Tennessee area to have this equipment on site. The pool is equipped with an underwater treadmill to enable patients with limited mobility the opportunity to rebuild their strength. While land weights can cause added stress and pain on an injured part of the body, aquatic therapy uses the water’s natural resistance to reduce forces on weight-bearing joints. The result is improved motion and flexibility when used in conjunction with a land based therapy plan. The pool can even be used for patients who cannot swim.
For a patient dealing with an ACL reconstruction or other total joint replacement, an aquatic therapy plan can have the patient in the pool at four weeks post-surgery. Our therapists work with you to continue the seamless service started by the physicians in our office. In addition to a physical therapy plan outlined by MTBJ, patients are also given home based exercises they can do on their own time. Together with the specialized on-site therapy, patients typically experience a faster return to post injury function. It is important that patients follow the plan to ensure proper healing and to reduce the likelihood of pain recurrence from their initial injury.
Contact our office at 931-560-1400 for more information on setting up your appointment with MTBJ Physical Therapy, or visit www.mtbjpt.com.
Ashley Miller, PT
Ashley serves as the Clinic Director for MTBJ Physical Therapy. Ashley received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis in 1999. Her clinical experience includes evaluation and treatment of orthopedic dysfunctions, including post-operative orthopedic treatment for upper and lower extremity injuries, spine, and aquatic therapy. Her interests include treatment of sports injuries, total joint replacements, and facilitation of return to sports or industry. Ashley is CPR certified by the American Heart Association.
Ashley and her family enjoy living in her native Columbia. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running, and many other outdoor activities.
Shane Wilson, PT, ATC
Shane is a Physical Therapist for MTBJ Physical Therapy. Shane received his Masters of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in 1993. In 2003, Shane became certified in athletic training. He has practiced in various orthopedic settings for physical therapy in Columbia and the region. Shane has also worked with local high schools and colleges providing sports medicine coverage for their athletes.
Shane is married with two children. He enjoys running activities, working in the yard, and playing and hanging out with his kids and family.
Terri McNutt, PT
Terri is a Physical Therapist for MTBJ Physical Therapy. In 2009, Terri received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Saint Augustine, Florida. She worked in pediatric, neurological, and orthopedic settings in Memphis, Tennessee. She relocated to the Nashville area and enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dog, Ace, and being outdoors.
Denice Hornbaker, OTR/L
Denice graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. Denice has worked in many medical settings including outpatient, inpatient, and skilled nursing. Her areas of experience include orthopedics with emphasis on hand and upper extremities, neurological, work conditioning, and ergonomic assessments. Denice has worked with patients of all ages. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 36 years and her children and grandchildren. She enjoys traveling, going to the beach, being outdoors, and mission work.