Physical Therapy

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is a treatment program that helps a person in a wide variety of ways. People go to physical therapy when they are looking to improve or restore body movements that might have resulted from various incidents including, sports injuries, prolonged pain, a recent surgery, or to help manage a chronic illness. When participating in physical therapy, you will receive an individualized treatment plan that will help you work towards regaining or strengthening body movements. At the Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness, you will receive excellent care from qualified Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistants that will be with you every step of the way, guiding you on your recovery. 

Physical Therapy Services
Improve Your Quality of Life

Our therapists use specific skilled techniques and equipment to help you regain or improve your quality of life. We treat, neuromuscular and integumentary issues to increase strength, flexibility, aerobic capacity and improve fundamental abilities for daily activities as well as provide the following benefits:

  • Assessment of gait (step length, weight distribution, speed, distance and time) using biofeedback for re-training
  • Sports rehab  
  • Concussion care
  • Vestibular and Balance
  • Educate on injury prevention and disease management
  • fall prevention add interventions
  • Improve motor function
  • Improve posture and body mechanics with education and ergonomic training
  • Managing pain (acute and chronic)
  • Neck and back pain
  • Neurological rehabilitation (Stroke, TBI, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s, MS…)
  • Orthopedic
  • Pediatric
  • Regaining function-mobility, ADL's (activities of daily living), and RTW (return to work)
  • Use of assistive devices, adaptive equipment, orthotic and/or prosthetic training
  • Pre/post-surgical and post injury, musculoskeletal
Vestibular Rehabilitation 

Vestibular Rehabilitation promotes strengthening the central nervous system through specialized treatments to compensate for inner ear dysfunction. These treatments assist with many vestibular problems, including Benign Proximal Positional Vertigo, Ménière's Disease, Labyrinthitis, and Vestibular Neuritis.

Resolutions of Symptoms 

Benign Paroximal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo. It is the result of the crystals of the canal shifting into the wrong position. This generally occurs when turning in bed, bending or looking up causing episodes of vertigo (dizziness). 

Infection or Inflammation can be caused by a viral infection and can affect hearing (labyrinthitis). The semi circular canals can swell and send incorrect signals to the brain causing episodes of vertigo that can last for hours or days. The first episode is usually the worst and can cause loss of hearing.

Ménière's Disease is a common condition in which too much fluid builds up in the ear canals. The buildup causes increased pressure and swelling affecting both balance and hearing. Episodes of vertigo can last for hours with fluctuating hearing problems, usually worse in one ear and worsens over time. It causes a feeling of fullness, pressure in the ear, buzzing and/or ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

Vestibular Rehabilitation Includes:

  • Education
  • Exercises 
  • Fall Prevention & Safety
  • Improve ADL's / Lifestyle
  • Community Re-entry
Dry Needling
Are you experiencing pain, muscle tightness, limited movement, or headaches?

If so, you may benefit from Trigger Point Dry Needling. Dry Needling (TDN), also known as Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT), is a manual therapy technique in which small, solid, microfilament needles are inserted into muscular trigger points in order to relax the muscle, reduce pain and ultimately improve function.

While the same type of needles is used as those for acupuncture, TDN is not acupuncture. A trigger point is a localized area of deep tenderness within a taut band of muscle that is able to produce referred pain either spontaneously or upon palpation. TDN interrupts the physiological dysfunction which is causing the muscle to tighten. This causes the muscle to relax, removes the source of irritation and the increased electrical activity at the trigger point, and promotes healing. Once this is achieved, the muscle may require strengthening and/or retraining to function properly.

Dry Needling requires an evaluation by a trained professional with extensive knowledge of the nervous system, muscular system, orthopaedics, and TDN techniques. The staff performing this procedure at Knox Community Hospital’s Center for Rehabilitation & Wellness have undergone extensive training and testing on the techniques and are experiencing very good clinical results.

Patient Feedback 

“A trigger point was released in my hip region which allowed me to touch my toes for the first time and sit through a church service without pain!”

“I can’t believe my pain is completely gone!”

“I feel much looser, can I give you a hug!”

“I didn’t even feel the needle! Just a muscle twitch.”

If you feel like this Dry Needling may benefit you, please call 740.393.9670.

Water Resistance for Rehabilitation


Our aquatic therapy uses water resistance to help you rehabilitate after an injury or chronic illness. Our 90° pool is excellent for pain relief while exercising shoulders, back, hips, knees, and ankles. Buoyancy enables partial weight-bearing when full weight-bearing is not possible or too painful.

  • Increase in muscular strength and endurance
  • Increase in peripheral circulation
  • Improvement of body awareness, balance/trunk stability
  • Improvement of respiratory muscles
  • Promotion of muscular relaxation with increase in joint movements
  • Reduction of pain and sensitivity

Full control of bowel and bladder are required to participate in an aquatic program.

Our Aqua Classes


This class is a recreational exercise class in warm water designed to accommodate the abilities of individuals with arthritis and other related musculoskeletal conditions (each person exercises at his/her own pace).


Get fit with this 60 minute challenging workout!  Aqua Fit class uses the natural resistance and buoyancy of water against your body to provide a wide variety of conditioning and cardiovascular activity. Each aspect of the class is designed to increase aerobic fitness and muscle tone while having fun in the water.

Call us to inquire about class times 740.393.9875. We would love to see you there!

Pediatric Physical Therapy 
  • Pediatric physical therapists work with children and their families to improve a child’s ability to move safely and independently in their home, school, and community.
  • We help infants learn gross motor skills such as rolling, sitting, crawling, and walking.  We treat torticollis, positional plagiocephaly, low muscle tone, and gross motor delays.
  • We work with toddlers and older children to help improve strength, balance, and coordination so they can learn to run, jump, safely go up and downstairs, and learn to catch and throw balls.  So they can participate to the best of their ability with siblings, family members, and peers.  
  • We also work with children with a variety of injuries and illnesses. These include concussion, broken bones, sprains, autism, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and any other diagnoses interfering with a child’s ability to move and function independently.
Available at 3 Locations
Physical Therapy

Mount Vernon
Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness

1330 Coshocton Avenue
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050


Mount Vernon
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Monday – Friday 

1220 Yauger Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050


Physical Therapy Services

Monday and Wednesday 8 am - 6 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 8 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9 am - 3 pm

4581 Columbus Road
Centerburg, Ohio 43001