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CORA Physical Therapy Kingsport: Getting you better and back to your life

Amy Millhorn Leonard • Nov 18, 2018 at 4:30 PM

The majority of patients who undergo physical therapy fare much better in decreasing or eliminating pain than those who only take medications or do nothing and try to live with it. CORA Physical Therapy works to make physical therapy treatment easily accessible so that patients can get better – and back to their lives - as quickly as possible.

And, now, Kingsport residents can benefit from CORA’s cutting-edge, results-driven professional care.

Through acquisition of the former Champion Physical Therapy, CORA Physical Therapy now offers a diverse array of services right here in Kingsport. Located at 1825 N. Eastman Rd., Suite A, CORA’s Kingsport location celebrated its grand opening in October.

Under the leadership of physical therapist and clinic manager Mallory Bell, CORA Physical Therapy Kingsport’s open-concept design offers patients even more treatment options in a bright, friendly, welcoming environment.

Mallory holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of South Florida and a doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Florida, a pioneer facility in pain research. She completed her internship with CORA in Greenville, South Carolina, before moving to Kingsport with her husband. The couple fell in love with the rural setting of the area and hopes to own and operate a farm.

Mallory was a gymnast beginning at age 4 and later became a pole vaulter. Through sports and her own sports-related injury she became focused on the mechanics of physical movement and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and passion with members of the Kingsport community. She is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.

Mallory’s team includes physical therapy assistant Kayla Ward, as well as patient service coordinator Katie Arnold.

The team at CORA Physical Therapy can evaluate patients and create individualized plans of regular movement and exercise therapy to treat the source of the pain and discomfort, not just the symptoms.

“We are very patient-oriented. We find what they are struggling with, educate them about how we can help, and through physical therapist/patient teamwork we help them reach their goals,” Mallory said.

Mallory utilizes Selective Functional Movement Assessment to get people back to life and work quicker after injury. She feels that decreasing fall risk for the elderly is very important and is skilled in working on vertigo and balance with them.

“I love working with patients of all ages and I am passionate about empowering them to do things they did not realize they could do,” she stressed.

CORA accepts patients not only through referrals from physicians, but also from patient inquiries by phone and walk-ins. They accept all insurances and have a non-insurance patient payment option. Katie says, “Most all patients have an idea of what our services will cost and what insurance will pay at their first appointment.”

One of the leading outpatient physical therapy providers in the southeast, CORA Physical Therapy has over 160 clinics including four in the Tri-Cities area – Kingsport, Johnson City, Bristol and Elizabethton – and one in Morristown.

CORA Physical Therapy offers spinal, post-op, orthopedic and vestibular rehabilitation, podiatric, pain management and orthopedic manual therapies as well as functional capacity and sports injury evaluations and treatment. They also specialize in McKenzie Method, Dry Needling and Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM).

The Kingsport location is typically open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but the staff will adjust hours based on patient needs. To learn more about how CORA Physical Therapy can relieve your pain and help get you back to life, call (423) 390-8948 to schedule an appointment or visit the website at www.coraphysicaltherapy.com.

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