Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

ANDALUSIA HEALTH PHYSICAL THERAPY & SPORTS MEDICINE
849 S. Three Notch St., PO Box 760, Andalusia, AL 36420
Phone: (334)428-7040  Fax: (334)222-6983

Mission Statement

We are committed to being the best choice for therapy in Covington County and the surrounding area.
 
Andalusia Health Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is an outpatient clinic that provides individualized, compassionate patient care. We strive to provide evidence-based treatment to help reduce pain and restore function with daily mobility and other meaningful activities. We hope that you will choose us as your physical therapy and sports medicine provider and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have at the contact information on this website. 


Hear From Our Team

Learn about how Andalusia provides the full continuum of care to the community, directly from the team that know our program the best.


What is Physical Therapy?

The profession of Physical Therapy is devoted to working with patients to rehabilitate and prevent movement dysfunction or disability caused by illness, injury, or other causes.  In addition, licensed therapists work with patients to relieve pain, promote healing, and restore functional abilities, to enable them to adjust to any temporary or permanent physical changes.
We treat patients with a variety of conditions including but not limited to the following:

  • Joint replacements or surgery
  • Musculoskeletal upper and lower extremity conditions
  • Post-operative orthopedic conditioning
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Patellofemoral and other knee pain
  • Fractures
  • Sports injuries 
  • Tendonitis
  • Weakness
  • Amputations
  • Balance and gait (walking) disorders
  • Cancer sequelae 
  • Neurological conditions
  • Stroke or head injury
  • Work-related injuries

Why Choose Andalusia Health?

We strive to provide the type of physical therapy we would want for ourselves or our own family members. Our friendly staff is committed to customer satisfaction.  We have a high success rate for helping clients achieve their goals. We offer services to meet your needs using only licensed professionals in the practice of physical therapy. We aim to provide excellent physical therapy service and encouragement to help maximize your physical therapy results. 


Contact Info & Hours

Phone number: (334) 428-7040
Fax number: (334) 222-6983

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 7:00am- 5:00pm


Location

We are located at the very back of Andalusia Health. You will see signs for physical therapy patient parking, as well as a sign on the wall near our entrance. 

Address: 849 S. Three Notch St., PO Box 760, Andalusia, AL 36420


FAQ

What does physical therapy involve/ What types of treatments are available?

Evaluation: Your care begins with an in-depth assessment of your condition. Your licensed therapist then develops a customized treatment program that is directed toward making meaningful, practical, and sustained changes in your ability to function.  Goals for therapy are developed with you and are focused toward maximizing functional independence, preventing further movement/function problems and maintaining health.

Treatment Program: To assist you in achieving your individual goals, we offer a wide variety of skilled physical therapy interventions including: 

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Functional training education
  • Manual (hands-on) therapy to help reduce pain and decrease joint and soft tissue mobility restrictions
  • Electrotherapy for improving muscle activation and/or reducing pain and promoting muscle relaxation
  • Ultrasound to help reduce pain and inflammation and facilitate the tissue healing process
  • Heat and cold modalities
  • Mechanical traction for neck or back problems

What do I need to know about insurance?

Most forms of physical therapy treatment are covered by insurance, but coverage varies with each plan.  Our intake Coordinator/ Financial Counselor Rebecca will discuss your specific coverage and costs with you on your first visit.

What should I wear?

You should wear clothing that is comfortable and will allow free movement. We often need to access the skin for assessment and treatment. You may have to do stretches. 

How long will each session last? 

Session times vary according to individual factors, but on average last 40-90 min depending on your specific needs. 

How many times per week will I need to come?

Frequency of visits is usually 1-3 sessions per week. Your physical therapist (and sometimes your physician) will recommend how many times per week is optimal for you. Frequency is adjusted on a case-by-case basis depending on your progress or personal preference. 


Meet The Staff 

Garian Gooden, MSPT: Rehab Services Director
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John Thomas, ATC/L, PTA: Outpatient Physical Therapy Director
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Andrea Johnson, DPT: Physical Therapist
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Haley Johnson, DPT: Physical Therapist
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Brian Earnest, PTA: Physical Therapist Assistant
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Susan Fillmer, PTA: Physical Therapist Assistant
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Allan Franklin, PTA: Physical Therapist Assistant
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Hope Hicks, PTA: Physical Therapist Assistant
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Rebecca Jackson: Intake coordinator/ Financial Counselor
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