Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Neurosurgery

Physical therapy helps you heal faster so you can return to pain-free movement as quickly and safely as possible. The expert team at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute strives to provide you with the best possible physical therapy experience by employing proven techniques like cupping and dry needling. Call one of their five clinics, conveniently located throughout Cookeville and Crossville, Tennessee or request an appointment online today.


What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is the field of health care that focuses on evaluating and treating movement problems related to an injury or condition. The dedicated physical therapy team at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute provides exceptional patient-centered care. In addition to developing strong provider-patient relationships, they create individualized physical therapy programs to accelerate recovery and enhance your overall quality of life.

Why would I need physical therapy?

Physical therapy is often the initial treatment for injuries and diseases that cause mild to moderate pain and dysfunction. If you need surgery, such as a joint replacement, physical therapy helps you prepare for and recover from the procedure. The physical therapy team at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute treats many conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Spine injuries
  • Foot and ankle pain

They also work with patients who experience headaches and vertigo, including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

What does physical therapy entail?

The physical therapy team at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute specializes in manual therapies that involve a hands-on approach to promoting optimal healing. They employ many proven-effective techniques, including:  Manual therapies Manual therapies such as the Mulligan Concept, the Maitland® Approach, the McKenzie Method®, and others help your therapist evaluate and treat various mobility issues. Cupping Cupping can relieve pain and muscle tension and facilitate healing by promoting blood flow. Your therapist places cups on your skin to create suction. Dry needling Dry needling involves inserting needles into trigger points or areas of muscle tension. The needle releases the trigger point, providing pain relief. Other physical therapy treatments include therapeutic exercises, sports-related rehabilitation, taping and strapping, and various soft tissue release techniques. Your therapist may also conduct one or more tests, such as a gait analysis or balance assessment, to evaluate your condition and monitor progress.

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

Physical therapy greatly improves your overall treatment process and recovery time. In addition to a faster return to normal activities and a pain-free life, you experience many benefits, including increased strength, flexibility, and coordination. For expert physical therapy care in a state-of-the-art facility, call Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute or request an appointment online today.