Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

doc rehabilitationPhysical therapy provided at the highest level of care by compassionate care-givers.

We have a well rounded staff that includes 7 Licensed Physical Therapists, 5 Licensed Physical Therapy Assistants, and 2 Certified Athletic Trainers. Our approach consists of developing an individualized program using the latest rehab equipment, modalities, and manual therapy techniques to maximize your recovery. 

Meet Our Team

We offer the following treatment programs: 

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Meet Our Business Team

  • Martha Knick
    Martha is the Rehabilitation Office Manager. She has been with our Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation team since 2007. Martha has been working in billing and insurance for over 30 years.

  • Angie Jackson
    Angie has been working at Spectrum Medical since 2008. She helps with patient scheduling and billing. Angie is a graduate from Danville Community College with Associates Degree.

  • Diana Booth
    Diana has come back to our  Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation front office team. She has been employed since 2012 doing check-in and patient scheduling. Diana has experience in sales, customer service, and management. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a BSBA with a major in management. Diana enjoys spending time with her friends and family while being a member of Faith Memorial Baptist Church.

  • Lacey Romero
    Lacey joined our office team in 2014. She will be handling scheduling and administrative duties. She enjoys fishing, roadtrips, touring historical sites and is a member of the Timberlake Baptist Church.

Meet Our Physical Therapy Team

We have a well rounded staff that includes 6 Licensed Physical Therapists, 3 Licensed Physical Therapy Assistants, and 2 Certified Athletic Trainers. Our approach consists of developing an individualized program using the latest rehab equipment, modalities, and manual therapy techniques to maximize your recovery. 

Meet Our Team

Physical Therapy Patient Forms

Please print and complete the necessary forms before arriving at your appointment time, this will allow us to optimize your time at our facility. If you are a new patient that has not been at a Spectrum Medical’s facility or has not been seen within the last year, please print and complete the following forms for registration and also complete one of the questionnaire forms or Pain Sheet for your Initial Evaluation.

Complete any of the following that is associated with your specific injury:

If none of the previous questionnaire forms relate to your specific injury, please print and complete the Pain Sheet before you arrive at Spectrum Medical Rehabilitation for your Initial Visit.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office at (434) 797-1807 for help.

We Evaluate:

  • Strength
  • Mobility
  • Range of Motion
  • Pain
  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Posture
  • Body Mechanics
  • Coordination
  • Endurance
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Functional Mobility
  • Overall Functional Ability

Functional Dry Needling

FunctionalDryNeedlingThe intent of dry needling is compatible with manual therapy techniques to improve muscle function, induce relaxation and decreased pain as defined in the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice. This technique requires a written order from a physician at our facility.

This technique works in combination of a physical assessment, exercises, and hands-on mobilizations. This will require that each patient is an active participant in their own treatments. Dry needling involves placing a small needle into the muscle at the trigger point which is typically in an area which the muscle is tight and may be tender with the intent of causing the muscle to contract and then release, improving flexibility of the muscle and therefore decreasing symptoms.

There are times when Functional Dry Needling is contraindicated or not recommended:

  • Bleeding disorders (hemophiliacs)
  • Pregnancy (1st trimester)
  • High Dose anti-coagulants
  • Immune-suppressed patients – (Cancer)
  • Local Infection
  • Over joint replacement, breast implant, pacemaker or spinal stimulator
  • 12 weeks post surgical to the area of the body that had surgery
  • 6 weeks post surgical to a different area of the body than what you had surgery on (i.e. Knee surgery and needling to shoulder)

Common Conditions Treated

  • Non-Traumatic Tendonitis/Tenosynovitis
  • Bursitis & Capsulitis
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Movement Disorders/Dysfunctions
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Neck & Back Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis/ Achilles Tendonitis
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)

How Many Treatments are Suggested

There is no specific pre-set number of treatments for patients but typically positive results are apparent within 3-5 treatment sessions but can vary depending on the cause and duration of the symptoms, and overall health of the patient. However if at any point the patient no longer wishes to continue with dry needling therapy, this treatment will be removed from their physical therapy treatment plan.

What is a Trigger Point

A trigger point is a hyperirritable spot in the muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taut band. The spot is tender when pressed and can give rise to characteristic referred pain and tenderness, motor dysfunction and autonomic phenomena (Travell).

Difference between Dry Needling and Acupuncture

There is a difference between the two treatments styles. Our Therapist only perform dry needling techniques. Dry Needling is not an entry level skill, it should be administered by physical therapists who have taken the necessary coursework to perform this technique.

  • Dry Needling treats neuro-musculoskeletal systems based on pain patterns, muscular dysfunction and other orthopedic signs and symptoms (Intra Muscular Manual Therapy)
  • Dry Needling depends upon physical examination and assessment to guide treatment
  • Acupuncture is a treatment based on eastern medical diagnosis requiring traditional Chinese medicine.
  • Needles are only one part of treatment for TCM practitioners and Acupuncturists: Other techniques are involved: herbs, nutrition, psychology, pulse diagnosis, etc…

Kinetacore and Functional Dry Needling (FDN) was featured on Terry Bradshaw’s “The Edge”. Go to Kinetacore’s website and click on the video for more information on the benefits of Functional Dry Needling.

Click Here for Kinetacore’s Video

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109 Bridge St, Danville, VA 24541
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1075 Spruce St, Martinsville, VA 24112
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