Meet Our Staff

Scott Gibson

PT, OCS, LAT

Laura Cox

PTA

Kate Weatherman

MA/CCC-SLP

Physical Therapy / Speech and Language Pathology

Alleghany Health Physical Therapy is the only physical therapy practice in Alleghany County that offers comprehensive services to help patients with all types of injuries and conditions to regain maximum physical function.

The choice is yours to stay here in Alleghany County for Physical Therapy and Speech and Language Pathology.

We provide physical therapy to people of all ages both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our speech-language pathologist works to evaluate, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

Patients may be referred to our clinic through their medical provider.  Once scheduled for your appointment, our staff will complete a comprehensive evaluation to develop a treatment plan specific to your needs.  If you are seen through direct access, you may be financially responsible for services provided if not paid by your insurance company.

We offer treatment for a wide range of conditions including:

Muscle and bone injuries occur in daily life and sporting activities.  The specialists at Alleghany Health Physical Therapy have the expertise and training to address all of your orthopedic and sport’s needs.  Based on your initial evaluation and diagnosis, a specific plan of care will be developed to address those initial needs of injury.  As improvement occurs, specific tasks for your sport or daily function will be identified to continue rehabilitative interventions to address those needs for full functional return.  Collaboration will occur with the local high school athletic trainer, as appropriate, to better ensure sport specificity to get you back in the game.  For more information from the American Physical Therapy Association, view the videos below:

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Dry Needling is a physical therapy technique that uses a “dry needle” without medication or injection which is inserted through the skin and into the trigger point.  It is designed to relieve pain and improve range of motion in injured patients.    When the trigger point is released you will feel a cramping or local twitch response.  Dry needling uses acupuncture needles to perform the intervention, however, dry needling is not acupuncture.  Dry needling is a very safe technique, however, there are some precautions that your medical professional will explain prior to the intervention.  For more information from the American Physical Therapy Association, click here:

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Whether you are post total joint replacement, rotator cuff repair, or lumbar fusion, you have individual needs that will be addressed through your healing and rehabilitative process.  Based on your specific surgery, there are certain healing timeframes and guidelines that are accounted for to maximize your functional outcome.  Communications with your surgeon occur as needed to ensure a collaborative rehabilitation process.  We will use modalities to control pain and swelling as needed to help you better tolerate exercise.  We will also push you to regain your function as soon as possible.

When an injury occurs at work and you are not able to fully complete your job tasks, frustration and fear of re-injury can play a role in deciding when you are able to return to performing your duties.  We will work with your case manager and physician to control pain, normalize your range of motion and strength to be able to return to work.  We will look at the specific essential responsibilities on your position description to identify those tasks that are needed to return you to your career.  Through comprehensive physical therapy, we will build your confidence so that you will be ready to return and minimize any fear of re-injury.  For more information from the American Physical Therapy Association, view the videos below:

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Whether a concussion occurs from an athletic event or during normal daily activities, the variety of symptoms can become debilitating if not managed appropriately.  An evaluation should be done by a qualified medical provider trained in concussion management.  Initial physical and mental rest should occur followed by a graded and directed increase in activity level.  Physical therapy can be instrumental in return to sport or normal daily activity.  Standardized testing and therapeutic interventions will address the specific symptomology from a team approach to get you back to normal life activities.

Our speech-language pathologist works to evaluate, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults.  The disorders that are treated include:

  • Speech and language difficulties – includes having trouble understanding what they are saying and expressing basic needs.
  • Swallowing difficulties- choking/coughing when eating/drinking of any consistency. Difficulty taking pills.
  • Voice – no voice or very quiet voice or hoarse, breathy, or nasal vocal quality.
  • Cognition and memory deficits – difficulties with answering questions, counting, listing days of the week/months, asking questions, understanding what was said, figuring things out, time and money management, and planning.  Examples of issues with memory and attention would be following directions, remembering how to do daily living tasks, and are easily distracted.
  • Stuttering – difficulty with flow of speech.
  • Hearing loss
  • Social Issues – examples would be inappropriate turn taking in conversations, minimal eye contact, no use of social greetings/closing, or perception of personal space.

Our trusted team will help you recover from
an injury or surgery, prevent future injuries, and
live more easily with a chronic condition.

To schedule these services at Alleghany Health Physical Therapy, call (336) 372-3282.

Patient Testimonials

“I was having neck pain and headaches. My doctor diagnosed an arthritic condition in my neck vertebrae and prescribed physical therapy. I was skeptical. How could PT help with a type of arthritis? But after weeks of ongoing pain I decided to call Alleghany Health’s PT clinic. From the moment I met with my Physical Therapist and Sandra Busic, PT Assistant, I learned a tremendous amount about vertebrae and muscles I never knew. After the first two visits I was feeling better. By the time I completed the sessions I was virtually pain free. The exercises and strategies were simple and didn’t take much time. Mrs. Busic always explained the reasons for the strategies and was very supportive. I now feel back to normal and I’m truly grateful. I can unconditionally recommend these professionals when PT is needed!”

-Charles Rudy

“Today I give much thanks to Alleghany Health, and especially the staff in Physical Therapy. With major issues in my lower back, they have taught me to manage my pain with the proper exercise and body mindfulness. NO surgery and NO narcotics!”

-Gary Medley