Rehabilitation center in Smyrna, Tennessee

At TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, we make it our mission to provide the highest quality of rehabilitation services to each and every one of our patients. From your treatment plan to the time of your appointment, our team is designed to offer the care you need at a time that is most convenient and accommodating for you.

Our experienced therapists follow a hands-on approach, guiding patients to an optimal level of physical activity and function. To ensure your success, we partner with your physician, family and you to create a support team that plays a pivotal role in your recovery.

Contact our physical therapy department at (615) 768-2650.

We are able to provide extensive outpatient rehabilitation services. In addition to main forms of therapy, our therapists are able to care for patients who need:

  • Balance and vestibular rehabilitation
  • Oncology rehabilitation and wellness
  • Orthopedic and sports rehabilitation
  • Dry needling therapy

Oncology rehabilitation and wellness

Our oncology-focused rehabilitation team understands how a diagnosis of cancer, as well as surgery and treatment side effects, change how your body feels and moves. Our team of physical, occupational, lymphedema, and speech therapists, will help you improve your physical functioning and well-being through individual support.

The Oncology Rehabilitation programs at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center is a comprehensive interdisciplinary program developed to provide outpatient rehabilitation to all cancer patients and survivors in need, whether you are newly diagnosed or long finished with treatment.

Our goal is to improve daily function and quality of life for the cancer survivor. We create customized programs to address a wide range of symptoms and diagnoses for each type of cancer.

Our experienced team of therapists work with individuals to address rehabilitation needs for a variety of conditions including:

Breast cancer rehabilitation

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy to treat and reduce the risk of side effects related to breast cancer and breast cancer treatment.

  • Prehab: We will provide education and early intervention to increase tolerance to treatments like surgery or chemotherapy and improve your functional recovery as you go through and complete active cancer treatment.
  • Manual Therapy: This one-on-one, hands-on treatment is performed in a private treatment room. Manual Therapy addresses the impact of surgeries & radiation including techniques and exercises to facilitate optimal healing of the lymphatic system.
  • Exercise-based rehab: We will incorporate exercise, when appropriate, based on levels of recovery from various cancer treatments.

Chemotoxicity and exercise management for the oncology patient

Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Language Pathology can help to treat and reduce the risk of side effects which can develop from cancer and cancer-related treatments.

  • We offer rehabilitation and exercise programs (before, during, and after cancer treatments) that are designed to increase your tolerance to chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and other cancer treatments
  • Areas of treatment:
    • Cardiovascular Assessment and Exercise Prescription
    • Chemotherapy Induces Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)
    • Cognitive Therapy
    • Dizziness or Unsteadiness
    • Fatigue Management
    • Strengthening Assessment and exercise Prescription
    • Swallowing Difficulties

Lymphedema therapy

Lymphedema is swelling in various parts of the body caused by a build-up of lymphatic fluid in the tissues. It can be caused by damage to lymph nodes or vessels as a result of surgery or radiation treatments for cancer patients. It can also be caused by other surgeries, trauma or infections, or be the result of rare inherited conditions.

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center’s certified lymphedema therapist help manage this condition through the use of the following:

  • Manual lymph drainage and complete decongestive therapy (MLD/CDT) is the most effective treatment option for lymphedema. MLD/CDT is non-invasive and has no adverse side effects.
    • Manual lymph drainage is a gentle manual treatment technique, which improves the activity of the lymph vessels and, in the case of lymphedema, re-routes the lymph flow around the blocked areas into more centrally located lymph vessels that drain into the venous system.
    • Complete decongestive therapy: this is an approach that uses manual lymphatic drainage, skin care, exercise, and compression bandaging or garments.
      • Compression bandaging/garments: special lymphedema garments or bandaging can encourage fluid movement to reduce edema. It is important to be properly fitted to contain problem areas and avoid impacting other parts of the body. Our certified lymphedema therapist will determine when and how a patients should wear compression bandaging or garments
      • Exercise: patients are instructed on the type and intensity of exercise to help mobilize the fluid. Stretching exercises can help loosen the tissues in the involved region.
    • Education: how to help prevent lymphedema progression, including proper skin care and hygiene.

Dry needling therapy

Dry needling is a form of therapy in which fine needles are inserted into myofascial trigger points (painful knots in muscles), tendons, ligaments, or around nerves in order to stimulate a healing response in painful musculoskeletal conditions.

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center offers dry needling as a specialized therapy to promote healing and maximize return to optimal function and quality of life.

Conditions that can be treated with dry needling include:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain - upper/thoracic, lower/lumbar, sacral
  • Shoulder pain - impingement, rotator cuff impairment
  • Migraine and tension headaches
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular joint)
  • Hip/gluteal pain
  • Hamstring strains
  • Knee pain
  • Shin splints
  • Calf pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-concussion - whiplash
  • Pelvic floor - external hip, lower back muscles
  • Sport-related injuries

Dry needling is effective at decreasing pain and muscle tightness, as well as improving motor control, range of motion, and overall functional use.

If you experience one or more of the conditions previously listed, talk with your doctor to see if dry needling therapy at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center is right for you.

Physical therapy

We test your muscular strength, endurance, balance and joint mobility. To help treat you, we may use manual therapy services, such as myofascial release, joint mobilization and therapeutic massage. We also provide personalized home exercise and safety programs. Our physical therapy staff assesses and treats patients with:

Occupational therapy

Our highly trained occupational therapists treat patients affected by illness, injury and those requiring specialized assistance in returning to a functional lifestyle. Our occupational services include:

  • Living/working environment adaptation
  • Hand and upper extremity therapy for traumatic and repetitive injuries
  • Vocational and life management skill development
  • Sensory integrative therapy

Speech and language therapy

The experienced speech and language pathologists at TriStar StoneCrest provide treatment for communicative disorders, resulting from head injuries. These can include:

  • Aphasia
  • Dysphagia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Vocal cord paralysis

We offer speech-language tests and treatments, such as:

  • Outpatient videofluoroscopic swallow studies
  • Non-invasive neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) therapy
  • Language and cognitive retraining

Neurological rehabilitation

Our Neurological Rehabilitation Center is an outpatient center in our physical therapy department, which is located in the Physician's Building on the TriStar StoneCrest medical campus. It is staffed by therapists who are experienced in treating patients with chronic and/or acute neurological conditions.

Rehabilitation therapy for pediatric patients

Our team also specializes in physical and rehabilitative therapies for infants and children of all ages. Specifically, we treat pediatric patients with orthopedic, developmental and neurological disorder diagnoses. To better accommodate our smaller patients and maintain interest, we incorporate play into most treatments. This type of treatment benefits our patients with:

  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Prematurity
  • Spina bifida

Physical therapy and rehabilitation at TriStar Health

Rehabilitation refers to the process of helping a patient recover from a serious injury or illness. Patients often have to regain strength and learn new ways of completing normal, daily activities. Physical therapy, a branch of rehabilitation, focuses on building strength and mobility after disease, injury or surgery.

Learn about Physical therapy and rehabilitation