We would like to introduce our sports medicine and rehabilitation facilities, OrthoTennessee Therapy, including occupational and physical therapy. Our state-of-the-art facilities are conveniently located at our OrthoTennessee offices.

Therapy Patient Reviews

See what our patients are saying about our dedicated, specialty-trained therapy team members!

  • Christy Headla, PTA


    -William B.
  • Lea Lyle, PT

    “She is so knowledgeable and understands. I enjoy working with her.”

    -Mary Ellen H.
  • Christy Headla, PTA

    “I also need to mention Lindsey Smith, DPT. These ladies are fabulous! Always listened to my concerns and gave feedback. I am my hardest critic, but they are pleased. I met one of my goals two weeks ago. I look forward to pushing on with new things to get my shoulder back to 100%. I believe with their help and Dr. McDowell’s work it will be possible.”

    -Kimberly S.
  • Amy Hardy, PT

    "Excellent therapy session."

    -William B.
  • John van Leeuwen, PTA

    “John was always helpful and explained the exercises precisely. Good personality!”

    -Pamela K.
  • Christy Headla, PTA

    “Christy did an excellent job. Each one in that department knows exactly what to do, and you can have one therapist today and another therapist next visit and there is no change in the procedures. And they all follow the doctor’s orders with perfection­—all working as one unit. I won't go anywhere else.”

    -Jim H.
  • John van Leeuwen, PTA

    “I am very pleased with the services I got from OrthoTennessee. I had my ORIF ankle surgery in November 2018, and I started PT in January 2019. I’ve had appointments with physiotherapists Lea Lyle, PT, and John to date. I would like to highly recommend both of them to any patient. I found Lea very compassionate. She has an exceptionally caring and enthusiastic approach to deal with patients that any patient will find very helpful. Within the first three sessions with Lea, I was able to get rid of the air cast. I still remember my joy of that day.

    From the next sessions, I got John as my physiotherapist. I found John to be extremely caring and extremely good in motivating. He would not let you leave until you put your best. He is full of techniques that patients like me will find extremely helpful. I felt like he tries his best to find each patient's pain points, does his research, and lets you go home with great advice and exercises that will help you heal quickly.

    I took more sessions with John, so I spoke more about him. But I found both Lea Lyle, PT, and John very knowledgeable, kind, full of techniques, have approaches that are highly effective. I thank both of them to help me get my foot back.”

    -Zoairia L.
  • Susen Varghese Thomas, OT

    “Superb: knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and informative!”

    -Jerry E.
  • Lindsey Smith, DPT

    "Thoughtful, took my individual situations into account."

    -Judith G.
  • Lea Lyle, PT

    “My therapist was very professional, very pleasant, and easy to work with. I would recommend any and all patients to use this facility for their therapy.”

    -Larry C.
  • John van Leeuwen, PTA

    “John provided great care with my initial recovery from my total knee replacement. I only moved to another facility to limit the amount of driving we had to make to get to therapy.”

    -Roger C.
  • Lindsey Smith, DPT

    “Lindsey is the best. Worked with me on every need I had. She pushed when she needed to and held back when I needed it. She is very patient and answered a million questions for me. She also makes the torture fun at times.”

    -Susan K.
  • Christy Headla, PTA

    “I was very pleased with my therapy. Everything went well.”

    -Debbie K.
  • Lindsey Smith, DPT

    “Everyone was great, knowledgeable and always smiling and very friendly! I enjoyed all my sessions and they got me to a point where I can do the rest on my own! They were always on schedule.”

    -Mark L.
  • Joanne (Lynne) Shaw-Johnson, PT/CHT

    “I had physical therapy with Lynn as well as Lea Lyle, PT, John van Leeuwen, PTA, and Cailey. All of them are extremely knowledgeable and were very professional. This is the best PT office that I have been treated by in Knoxville, and I will go back there if I ever need treatment again.”

    -Ruth Anne M.
  • Susen Varghese Thomas, OT

    “Great experience!”

    -Gordon B.
  • Christy Headla, PTA

    “I have used physical/occupational therapy with left and right total knee replacements and left and right rotator cuff surgeries, and no matter which therapist I had working with me, they were always friendly, courteous, and professional. In my opinion, there can be no better in their field around Tennessee, and I wouldn't hesitate recommending them to anyone. I was well enough to leave in half the time it would have taken anywhere else.”

    -Linda S.
  • Lindsey Smith, DPT

    "Lindsey is great!! She explains very well my therapy each time I see her. She is very pleasant, kind, and professional. I highly recommend her."

    -Faye C.
  • Amy Hardy, PT

    “Amy is the best. She was very knowledgeable, friendly, and had just the right amount of push to help me in my recovery. Amy always listened to me when she asked how my day went after PT. She didn't push me to do something which hurt and introduced new concepts to aid in my recovery. I was very impressed with not just Amy, but all the staff at the UT Hospital location. Thanks to Amy and the staff, I'm back to work and people are impressed with how well I recovered.”

    -Diane M.
  • Lindsey Smith, DPT

    “I have seen Lindsey and Cynthia the most, in addition to a few others. They are very professional, and their fun personalities help me get through the workout.”

    -Robert G.

Our friendly and highly trained professional therapy staff is committed to providing personalized care and focusing on each patient’s individualized needs. As part of that commitment, our therapy team offers advanced services in both occupational therapy and physical therapy as well as the custom treatment plans and condition-specific care you need to excel.

Occupational Therapy

In our occupational therapy department, our therapists offer a comprehensive range of occupational therapy services to help restore the function of our patients after injury, surgery, and illness.

Our certified occupational therapists evaluate and develop individualized care plans that address the specific needs and treatment goals of our patients. Therapy treatment may include the use of modalities and various forms of therapeutic exercise to enhance function. Our goal, and commitment, is to return our patients to their everyday tasks free of pain.

Physical Therapy

The goal of physical therapy is to make movement and activity easier, reduce pain, restore muscular strength, and help our patients return to active living.

The specialty-trained physical therapy experts at University Orthopaedic Surgeons provide comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation services for patients. These services include conservative injury treatment, pre- and postoperative treatment, and spine care and management.

For all your orthopaedic therapy needs, visit one of our convenient locations listed below.

UT Research Park

  (865) 595-1940

  (865) 595-1945


1600 Accelerator Way
Suite 200
Knoxville, TN 37920

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Turkey Creek Office

  (865) 218-9330

  (865) 218-9338


11440 Parkside Drive, Suite 303
Knoxville, TN 37934

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Weisgarber Office

  (865) 558-4480

  (865) 558-4481


1422 Old Weisgarber Road
Knoxville, TN 37909

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Fort Sanders West Office

  (865) 558-4491

  (865) 558-4493


260 Fort Sanders West Blvd
Suite 110
Knoxville, TN 37922

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North Knoxville Office

  (865) 512-1140

  (865) 512-1141


7557 Dannaher Lane
Suite G30
Powell, TN 37849

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Oak Ridge Office

  (865) 482-2390

  (865) 482-2347


90 Vermont Avenue
Suite 301
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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