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Methodist Therapy Services

Methodist Therapy Services is an outpatient therapy center in Oak Ridge offering 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 required.

At Methodist Therapy Services 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.

Our therapists provide individualized, one-on-one care in more than 6,000 square feet of gym and private treatment areas. Conveniently located on the Oak Ridge Turnpike across from Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, Methodist Therapy Services is just 15 minutes from West Knoxville. We accept most insurances and offer extended care hours Monday – Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to noon so that we can meet our patients’ scheduling needs.

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)

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Services:

  • Acute Neck and Back Rehabilitation (Body mechanics, Flexibility, Strengthening, Neutral Spine)
  • Care for Work Related Injuries
  • Flexibility Assessments and Programs
  • Gait Evaluation and Training
  • LSVT BIG Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease
  • Headaches
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Orthotics
  • Pain Management
  • Post-operative and Non-operative Joint Rehabilitation
  • Post-operative Total Joint Replacement Rehabilitation
  • Prosthetic Training for Amputees
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Services:

  • Custom Splinting
  • Hand Therapy
  • Home Safety and ADL Training
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Pediatric Rehab
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/CRPS
  • Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy Services:

  • Articulation
  • Dysphagia
  • LSVT LOUD Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease
  • Fluency
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Language
  • Laryngectomy
  • Modified Barium Swallow Studies
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Rehab
  • Stroke / Traumatic Brain Injury
  • VitalStim Therapy
  • Voice

Pediatric Therapy

Helping Kids Be Kids

The pediatric therapists at Methodist Therapy Services in Oak Ridge are making a difference in the lives of children throughout our area. Our comprehensive team offers speech, occupational, and physical therapy to pediatric patients from birth to 18 years old.

Is Your Child a Candidate?

With an experienced pediatric therapy staff, Methodist Therapy is able to help care for a variety of conditions pediatric patients may face, including:
• autism spectrum disorders
• brain injury and trauma
• cerebral palsy
• developmental delays
• Down syndrome
• feeding and swallowing disorders
• fine and gross motor delay
• sensory integration
• speech and language disorders

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

Stroke Support Group

The Anderson County Stroke Support Group is an educational and social organization for patients, families and others who have been affected by a stroke. We invite you to attend our meetings, which are held the last Tuesday of every month* from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Cheyenne Ambulatory Center, 944 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

For more information, call Janie at (865) 494-7350 or Faye at (865) 482-4474.

*Special meetings are held in July, November and December. Please call to confirm date and location

Staff at Methodist Therapy

Methodist Therapy Services offers a multi-disciplinary staff including:

  • Certified LSVT “BIG” and “LOUD” Parkinson’s Therapy Providers
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist
  • Certified McKenzie Therapist
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Certified Pediatric Specialist
  • Certified Sensory Integration Occupational Therapist
  • Certified VitalStim Providers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Vestibular Therapist

Referral and Prescription Policy

Rehabilitation services are available by physician referral. After you see your physician and obtain a prescription for therapy, 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 15-30 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.

Contact Us

Methodist Therapy Outpatient Services

991 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Phone: (865) 835-3370
Fax: (865) 835-3371
Open: Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m.  –  6 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. – noon