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Therapy Services

Methodist Therapy
Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy

Services Offered at Methodist Therapy in Oak Ridge
Methodist Therapy in Oak Ridge offers a wide range of physical, occupational and speech therapies, including neurological, orthopedic, pediatric and vestibular rehab for adults and children. To enhance these services, we have partnered with the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center in Knoxville to provide care. A doctor’s referral is needed for therapy services.

Objectives of Rehabilitation

  • Increase strength, conditioning and coordination of all body movements
  • Restore and increase flexibility to within normal or functional limits
  • Improve Balance
  • Decrease pain, muscle spasm, spasticity and edema (swelling)
  • Promote the healing of soft tissue injuries
  • Emphasize proper body mechanics and improve postural and gait problems
  • Promote independence in ambulation transfer activities, dressing, and communication
  • Promote relaxation and stress relief
  • Emphasize home exercise program
  • Patient and family education
  • Assist in returning to work, sports and activities of daily living in a timely manner
  • Improve vocal quality, clarity of speech, language and cognitive skills for independent communication
  • Improve safety of eating, feeding and swallowing

Community Outreach Programs

  • Consultations
       Injury Prevention
       Injury Rehabilitation
  • Educational programs and seminars
  • Participation in Community Health Fairs
  • Support Groups

At Methodist Therapy our mission is to provide patients, community and referring physicians with the finest and most comprehensive physical, occupational and speech therapy services available in a convenient and pleasant patient setting.

We offer: 

  • Multidisciplinary team conferences for pediatric and neurological patients for the best continuity of care
  • One-on-One Therapy
  • An atmosphere designed to promote positive feedback
  • Abundant parking for the handicapped
  • Post Therapy Program to allow for continued individual exercise after your formal therapy program has ended (Post Therapy is not covered by insurance)

Staff at Methodist Therapy

Physical Therapists
Physical Therapist Assistants
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Occupational Therapists
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Speech and Language Therapists
Certified VitalStim Providers
Certified Sensory Integration Occupational Therapist
Certified LSVT "BIG" and "LOUD" Parkinson's Therapy Providers

Referral and Prescription Policy

Rehabilitation services are available by physician referral. After you see your physician and obtain a prescription, call to schedule an initial evaluation. (Your doctor’s office may schedule this initial appointment.)

Initial Visit and Evaluation

During the initial evaluation, a history will be taken, an assessment will be made, and a treatment plan (goals, frequency and duration) will be formulated. Please wear loose fitting clothing appropriate to the body part being evaluated. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out the necessary paperwork, and plan on the initial evaluation lasting about one hour. Be sure to bring insurance cards, doctor’s prescription, and photo identification. Please call 24 hours in advance if you must cancel or reschedule your appointment.

Insurance and Scheduling

Due to insurance restrictions, your condition will be evaluated at the time of your initial evaluation. However, your treatment may not begin until insurance approval has been received.  Methodist Therapy accepts most insurance. 

Make every effort to attend therapy sessions as scheduled to receive the most benefit from treatments. Canceling or missing appointments may decrease the effectiveness of the care received. Methodist Therapy reserves the right to discharge a patient from care if that person misses two or more scheduled appointments without notification of cancelled appointment.

Map and Directions
Click here for directions to Methodist Therapy and a campus map.

What Our Patients Say
New Parkinson's therapy offers BIG improvements for patients
Bill Player, Oak Ridge

Specialized therapy helps tendonitis patient keep moving and shaking
Linda Nyholm, Oak Ridge

Pediatric therapy turns out to be “saving grace” for Karns family
Jennifer and Alex Dean, Karns

Methodist Speech Therapy has Parents of Troubled Eater Saying “Hot Diggety Dog”
Tiffanee and Maycee Higgins, Norris

Early intervention for speech delays puts West Knoxville girl “right where she needs to be”
Dana and Amelia Powers, West Knoxville

Methodist Therapy in Oak Ridge
Outpatient Services
Monday–Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:00 a.m. - noon
991 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 835-3370
Fax: (865) 835-3371