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Physical Therapy promotes wellness, mobility and independent function.  Physical Therapists have advanced understanding of how the body moves, what keeps it from moving well and how to restore mobility.

Is Physical Therapy for Me?

Physical Therapists are experts on movement and function.  At Tristar Physical Therapy our Physical Therapists are skilled at assessing and managing a range of conditions including:

  • Physical conditions such as back pain, arthritis and repetitive strain injury
  • Sports injuries
  • Pediatric conditions such as developmental delay, fractures and cardiorespiratory conditions
  • Post surgery recovery
  • Physical complications of cancer and its treatment
  • Incontinence
  • Mobility problems related to neurological disorders such as stroke, spinal cord injury or Parkinson’s disease
  • Pre- and post-natal problems and other women’s health conditions
  • Neck and back pain and other joint injuries
  • Respiratory and cardiac conditions

Physical Therapists in Maryville - Morristown - Bean Station - New Tazewell - Newport can also help you to prevent most of the above conditions by offering advice on posture, exercise, workplace and lifestyle habits.

At Tristar Physical Therapy your Physical Therapists work as part of a team with you and sometimes other health care providers or sports coaches.  The success of your Physical Therapy program usually requires your co-operation outside of our Physical Therapy clinic.  You will probably be required to participate in an exercise program or some modifications to your postural or lifestyle habits.  Your dedication to your Physical Therapy "homework" will greatly enhance the outcome of your Physical Therapy program and will help you to achieve your goals as quickly as possible.

You can expect your Physical Therapist will follow the system below to ensure your time in Physical Therapy and at home is used effectively to reach your goals.

  • Assess your symptoms. 
  • Diagnose your condition.
  • Plan your treatment.
  • Treat your condition.
  • Continually evaluate the effect of treatment on your condition and adjust the treatment plan if necessary.
  • Help you to manage your condition at home and to prevent reoccurrence of problems.
  • Communicate with any other health professionals involved with your condition, such as your doctor, to ensure a united approach to achieving your goals.

At Tristar Physical Therapy our Physical Therapists keep up-to-date with the latest in medical and sports science research to help them select treatments that have been scientifically proven to help your condition.  This is called "Evidence Based Practice".

Some of the treatments that the Physical Therapist at Tristar Physical Therapy  may use include:

  • Mobilization of joints
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Electrotherapy such as ultrasound therapy and electrical stimulation
  • Massage
  • Advice and education

Make us your first choice for Physical Therapy in Maryville - Morristown - Bean Station - New Tazewell - Newport.


We are distinguished for our success in treating orthopedic injuries and conditions, meaning those that impact the skeletal system and its associated joints, muscles and ligaments.

By combining evidence-based research, manual therapy and modalities along with prescribed exercises, we work to help reduce pain and inflammation and then heal the injury.

Our goal is to get you back to your normal level of activity as quickly as possible.

Manual Therapy

We use hands on manual therapy to mobilize and manipulate your body in an effort to decrease pain and increase your range of motion. Manual therapy is very effective in adding flexibility to stiff joints and muscles.

Our forms of manual therapy include soft tissue mobilizations and Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM).

Motor Vehicle Accidents

From whiplash to head injuries to musculoskeletal issues, we will work with your physician, insurance provider and other team members after a motor vehicle accident to assist in your recovery.

Our goal is to assess your injuries thoroughly, recommend a course of physical therapy if we believe it will be affective, and then work together towards your recovery as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

Workplace injuries

We will work as a team with your physician and Workers’ Compensation representative to deliver a program of physical therapy that will lead to your recovery from workplace injuries with a goal of returning to work as quickly as possible.

We also work on personal injury cases.

We sometimes have to recommend a graduated return to the workplace along with ergonomic counselling to ensure that the problem does not reoccur.

Pre and Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Physical therapy after surgery, especially joint replacement surgery, has been found through evidence-based research to speed your recovery and help you make a more complete recovery.

We will work with your surgeon and physician as a team to determine the most effective physical therapy for you and help you to heal and rehabilitate without risking re-injury.

Our goal is to help you increase strength, activity, and range of motion so that you can return to your normal level of activity as quickly as possible.

Neuromuscular Re-Education

Neuromuscular re-education techniques refer to techniques that attempt to retrain the neuromuscular system to function properly.

Normal patterns of movement can be disrupted by injuries or impaired by certain medical conditions.

The exercises normally used in physical therapy can be helpful in neuromuscular re-education.

We include postural education, balance training, proprioception, kinesthesia, and vestibular rehabilitation.

Balance Dysfunctions

If you suffer from frequent falls, imbalance, dizziness or migraines, you may be experiencing a problem with your vestibular system, you main balance system.

It is important to receive proper therapy to avoid compounding the difficulties caused by imbalance issues, including a tendency to fall and create more injuries.

Dizziness and imbalance issues can rob you of your independence and curtail your ability to live life fully.

We have success in treating balance dysfunctions with a variety of physical therapies that help us get to the root cause of your problem and work to solve it.

General Weakness

Many patients seek physical therapy over issues of general weakness.

In some cases, their condition is linked to recovery after hospitalization or surgery, and we help the patient restore day-to-day activities.

Therapeutic Exercise

We encourage patients to complete their individualized home exercise program between visits to promote faster recover and strength building.

These exercises include strengthening exercises, stretching, sport specific exercises, gait training and return to functioning.

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