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The Rehabilitation Department at Starr Regional Medical Center serves patients in both the hospital and outpatient settings, as well as patients of Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation, our skilled nursing and long-term care facility. We offer physical, occupational and speech therapies, conveniently located in both Athens and Etowah.
Contact us with any questions you may have at (423) 744-0002 (Athens) or (423) 263-3679 (Etowah).
425 Old Riceville Road #1
Athens, Tennessee 37303
886 Highway 411 North
Etowah, Tennessee 37331
Treatment programs are available for patients with a variety of diagnoses, including specialized treatments such as aquatic therapy, dry needling, Instrument Aided Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Lee Silverman Voice Treatment LOUD program (LVST LOUD), VitalStim and light/laser therapy. Patients are seen for evaluation and treatment following physician referral.
Conditions we treat:
Our team serves a wide range of needs and provides treatment plans for multiple conditions and injuries including:
Chronic/acute pain, especially back and neck pain
Acute orthopedic conditions
Physical Work Performance Evaluation (PWPE)
Pediatric developmental delay or Sensory Integrative Dysfunction
Referral and Evaluation Procedures
Physician referral is required for all services offered by the Starr Regional Rehabilitation Department. Please consult with your physician to determine if therapy is the best option for you. After you receive a physician referral, you may call or come in to schedule your first appointment, which includes registration and evaluation. Prior to your evaluation, we will contact your insurance company for pre-certification and coverage information, if this has not been completed by your doctor. Starr Regional Rehabilitation Department accepts a majority of insurance plans as well as Medicare and TennCare.
Your registration and evaluation appointment will last approximately 60 to 90 minutes. During this time, a therapist will gather all information needed to analyze the problems you are experiencing and create a personalized treatment program.
What to bring to your first visit:
- Insurance cards
- List of medications
- Prescription/referral for rehabilitation services
- Medical Summary Form and Medication Form, found below (optional)
- Clothing that is loose fitting in the area to be treated
- Aquatic Therapy patients: appropriate pool attire (swimsuit or shorts and colored t-shirt); pool shoes (optional);
shower toiletries (optional)
To facilitate your first visit, two required forms are included below. If possible, please print the forms, complete the requested information and bring the forms with you to your first appointment.
Therapy Spotlight: Aquatics Therapy Program
The Athens campus of the Rehabilitation Department offers the only aquatic therapy pool in the community. Water supports the body, reduces joint stress, and provides resistance and assistance to movement. Patients who have limitations, including the ability to bear weight and participate in other forms of therapy, can rapidly improve mobility, strength, and function with aquatic therapy.