Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists (PT) are licensed health care professionals who offer cost-effective treatments that improve mobility and pain, and reduce the need for surgery and/or prescription drugs. Our team is trained to improve your motion, strength and function. Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of daily life, your ability to pursue your favorite leisure activities, and much more.

Our Physical Therapy department works collaboratively with our patients and on-site physicians as well as referring physicians to help individualize each patient's individual goals, challenges, and needs. Receiving treatment by a physical therapist and participating in your own recovery can be empowering.

Our team prioritizes working with a consistent P.T./PTA throughout treatments to provide exceptional care. At Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville, we strive and are committed to get you back to the things you enjoy!

Services We Provide:

  • Comprehensive evaluations
  • Pre and post op rehab
  • From injury to return to sports
  • Injury prevention programs
  • Pain management techniques and programs
  • Post op return to sports testing
  • Return to throwing progression programs
  • Running evaluations
    • Your PT will collect information on current pain/ injury or history of running injuries
    • Comprehensive musculoskeletal examination assessing strength, flexibility and stability
    • Walking and running gait analysis
    • Setting goals (to improve strength, alter biomechanics of gait, etc.)
    • Set up plan of care and schedule additional treatments as needed
  • Therapeutic taping
  • Modalities (Ultrasound, electrical stim, diathermy)
  • Manual and mechanical cervical and lumbar traction

What to expect during your first visit:

Your first visit will be an evaluation completed by a physical therapist (PT).

At times, there is also a partial treatment provided during this visit as well.

You should dress in comfortable clothes (such as exercising clothes).

Your PT will perform an evaluation and provide discussion about their findings and rehabilitation goals that are personalized for you.

After this visit there is typically a plan for treatments 2-3 times per week. Your therapist will determine the expected frequency and duration of visits.

What to bring to your first visit:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of insurance
  • PT prescription (this is needed if you are referred by a physician that does not practice in this office)
  • List of current medications

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Just had surgery on my broken & splintered arm/ wrist/hand by doctor saunders. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I know it has only been a day but i notice a outstanding improvement. I hope i don't break any other body parts but if i do you will get my buisness. Doctor Saunders and his team are fantastic!

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Our Physical Therapy Team


Casey Daugherty

Physical Therapist, DPT
Casey Daugherty earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University and completed her Doctorate in Physical therapy at Wheeling Jesuit University in 2012. Casey joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville as a full time physical therapist in 2015.


Brianne Mussard

Physical Therapist, DPT
Brianne Mussard earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University-Eastern in 2013 and completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Wheeling Jesuit University in 2015. She joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville as a full time Physical Therapist in 2016.


Emily Hickerson

Physical Therapist, DPT
Emily grew up and currently lives in McConnelsville, OH. She holds a Doctorate in physical therapy from Wheeling Jesuit University and a Bachelor's degree in exercise science from Malone University in Canton. Having spent time running cross country at the collegiate level, she spends her free time running and is currently an OHSAA Official for cross country and track and field in the community. Emily joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville in 2013 and is currently a part-time physical therapist.


Spencer Finley

Physical Therapist Assistant
Spencer Finley graduated from Zane State College in 1998. At Zane State, he earned an Associates of Applied Science degree. Finley joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville as a full-time physical therapist assistant in 1999.


Jeremy White

Physical Therapist Assistant
Jeremy White graduated from Zane State College in 2001. At Zane State, he earned an Associates of Applied Science degree. White has been a certified weight trainer since 2005, through the International Weight Lifting Association. He joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville as a physical therapist assistant in 2001.


Mollie George

Physical Therapist Assistant
Mollie George grew up in Zanesville, Ohio. She graduated Zane State College in 2020 earning an Associates Degree of Applied Science. Mollie joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville, Inc in 2020 and is currently a full-time physical therapist assistant.


Hannah Phillips

Physical Therapist Assistant
Hannah Phillips grew up in Zanesville, Ohio. She graduated in 2019 from Zane State College with an Associates Degree of Applied Science. Hannah joined the Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville team in 2019 and is a full-time Physical Therapist Assistant.


Taylor Cassady

Physical Therapist Assistant
Taylor Cassady grew up in Duncan Falls, Ohio. She graduated from Zane State College in 2017 earning an Associates Degree of Applied Science. In 2021, Taylor joined the Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville team and is a full-time Physical Therapist Assistant.