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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
  • Concussion rehabilitation
  • 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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Testimonials

Been coming here for orthopedics since 91 and have never had issue with any surgery they have performed in me knees and shoulders


Our Pyhsical 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.


Carrie Lyall

Physical Therapist
Carrie Lyall is a Zanesville native with experience treating a variety of neurological and orthopaedic conditions. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University in Athens and a physical therapy degree from The Ohio State University in 2000. She joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville as a part-time physical therapist in April 2009.


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.


Amanda Hargraves

Physical Therapist Assistant
Amanda Hargraves grew up in Zanesville. She graduated from Zane State College in 2010, where she earned an Associates of Applied Science degree. In 2010, Amanda joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville. She is currently a part- time Physical Therapist Assistant.


Brandon Wheeler

Physical Therapist Assistant
Brandon Wheeler grew up in Dresden and is a graduate from Tri-Valley High School. He earned an Associates degree in Business Management from Zane State College in 2009 and an Associates of Applied Science degree in 2016. Brandon joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville as a physical therapist assistant in July 2016.