Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Cancel Survivor Physical Therapy Program

Physical therapists can play a vital role in determining and treating any physical impairments or functional limitations encountered by many survivors who want to return to their previous activities or are motivated to initiate new health changes for a better quality of life.

To improve the transition from cancer patient to cancer survivor, THERAPY1ONE Rehabilitation Center   is now expanding their services in the Panama City community.  We are the only facility to offer structured  physical therapy programs by trained cancer rehabilitation professionals.

Susie Garcia, OT, OCS


Susie Garcia, PT, OCS
has been working at THERAPY1ONE since 2010.  She graduated with a
Bachelor’s Degree in 2004 from Florida International University and went on to
receive her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy three years later. While most
of her clinical practice involves working with Orthopedic and Geriatric
patients, the combination of all her knowledge has resulted in applying her
skills as a cancer rehabilitation clinician.
James Cutchin, PTA, CET


James Cutchin, PTA, CET began
working for THERAPY1ONE after graduating from Gulf Coast Community College in
2010. He chose physical therapy as a profession so he can assist others in
improving their quality of life and reaching their maximum potential.  He
hopes to promote exercise as a significant element of cancer recovery as a
certified cancer exercise specialist.


Our goal is to develop individualized plans to ultimately help survivors regain their independence and minimize disability following the completion of their cancer treatment.


Research shows that physical therapy significantly decreases the side effects of medical treatment and improves survival rates after cancer diagnosis.  Our physical therapists are professionally trained to offer evidence based programs to cancer patients set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine and American Cancer Society.


During their rehabilitation program, patients are assessed at their initial consultation and prescribed a plan of care that includes safe activities and effective exercises within their level of training intensity while under the supervision of a physical therapist.  Intensity levels are based on the patient’s present physical status, current phase of treatment, and results from physical therapy evaluation and clinical exercise testing.    

What can patients expect?

· Patient education

· Manual Therapy

· Progressive exercises

· Balance assessments

· Modalities


   Who can benefit the most?

· Research shows greatest improvement for those

who have completed

medical treatment but the program is available
to everyone


Although cancer treatments have advanced and become more effective in recent years, survivors are sometimes still left with the long term side effects of chemotherapy or radiation. Common impairments can include:


·       Weakness

·       Cancer Related Fatigue

·       imbalance

·       flexibility deficits

·       fibrous adhesions/scarring

·       pain

·       swelling

·       muscle atrophy

·       weight gain

·       peripheral neuropathy

·       decreased joint range of motion

·       difficulty ambulating
   850 763 0603




Monday, October 10, 2016

Welcome to the THERAPY1ONE Family!

Susan Funk, O.T., C.H.T.

THERAPY1ONE is happy to announce we have a Certified Hand Therapist/Occupational Therapist starting with us as of Wednesday 10/12/2016. Her name is Susan Funk and she is new to the area, but comes to THERAPY1ONE with many years of experience.

We would love to help you and your patients with any Physical Therapy and now Occupational Therapy needs you may have.    # 850 763 0603


Friday, August 12, 2016

Sending a Ray of Sunshine!

When I walked in the door I was greeted from a ray of sunshine named Jennifer. At the appointment time either Paige or Kelli called me back for my treatment. For an 83 year man with arms that didn't work after 18 or so treatments I was almost back to normal.

No one could have treated me better than these three ladies,

Roger H.  Panama City Beach

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


THERAPY1ONE Rehabilitation, Health & Fitness Center is pleased to announce that Josh Schenkel, P.T. and Director of Physical Therapy and Susie Garcia, P.T. are now board-certified orthopedic specialists, according to American Physical Therapy Association.

Specialization is the process by which a physical therapist builds on a broad base of professional educational and practice to develop a greater depth of knowledge and skills related to a particular area of practice. Clinical specialization in physical therapy responds to a specific are of patient need and requires knowledge, skill and experience exceeding that of the physical therapist at the entry to the profession and unique to the specialized area of practice.

The specialist certification program was established to provide formal recognition for physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience and skills in a special area of practice and to assist consumers and the health care community in identifying these physical therapists.

3210 Jenks Ave./12111 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City, FL 32405/Panama City Beach, FL 32407

Monday, June 6, 2016

Healing of the Foot

After 14 visits following 3 foot surgeries I am doing much better, less swelling and less pain. I still have a way to go before I am totally recovered, but I have a very good start thanks to the 2 gentleman physical therapists that worked with me. They were very considerate and professional! The staff at the front desk were very kind, thoughtful, and professional. I found my whole experience at therapy1one was very beneficial to the healing of my foot.



Donna J.

Thursday, April 7, 2016


I came in on crutches and left with hardly a limp. Everyone was very helpful and professional. From the moment you walked in (thank you so much Jennifer) you were made to feel at home and cared for. Kelli and her interns were very knowledgeable and their expertise was instrumental in my recovery.

Thank you,
Dan M.
Panama City Beach, FL

Monday, October 5, 2015

Pain in the Neck!

When I came to THERAPY1ONE I just had major surgery. I was in a neck collar and could not move my neck. My goal was to be able to move it like before surgery (total movement).  I thought this may be a long time, but with the help of Josh, James, and Laura I have total movement to the right and I am about there on the left as well.

Thank you so much and I will continue to do my home exercises. God bless all of you love in Christ,



Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Meet our Therapist (Panama CIty Beach) Paige Chenoweth-Allen PT, DPT

Paige joined the Panama City Beach THERAPY1ONE team
in May 2015. In 2011 she graduated with her Doctorate in
Physical Therapy from Mount St. Mary's College in Los
Angeles, CA. Paige loves to work in the outpatient
orthopedic physical therapy setting developing treatment
 plans focusing on manual therapy techniques and
practical home exercise programs. Paige strives to
provide exemplary care to each of her patients in order
to help them achieve their individual goals. Personally
Paige enjoys exploring the sites and cuisine of the
Emerald Coast with her husband.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Professional Attitude and Concern with all her Patients.

A few weeks ago I had surgery on my right shoulder and thumb. The doctor recommended therapy for both, so since I have used THERAPY1ONE in the past with great success, I chose it again. When I arrived I wanted my nephew, James Cutchin to be my therapist. I have used him after both knee replacements and was amazed how quick I was able to return to a normal lifestyle. After talking to James he did not hesitate to tell me he wanted to do the therapy, but Kathy Pitts would be the best choice due to my thumb.

Mrs. Pitts could not have been better! My shoulder did not concern me much because I have had that surgery three times before and recovery was not a problem. My hand did concern me because I could hardly move my thumb or fingers. I did not expect my hand to be in that condition after surgery. I almost thought something went wrong and I would be messed up forever. Kathy Pitts assured me I would see progress, but it would take some time for complete recovery. She was right, I started seeing progress each visit and with the exercises she gave me to do at home I saw progress between visits too. I did not understand how what she had done was working, but it was and with great results. Kathy Pitts explained the procedures as she was working with my hand and I saw results with everything she had done. Kathy Pitts made me feel comfortable as she did with everyone I saw her helping. I am impressed and grateful to her for her professional attitude and concern with all her patients.


Once again if the need ever arises I would not hesitate to use or recommend THERAPY1ONE. From the time I entered the door till I left, I was treated like me and my problems matter. Please pass along my thanks to the entire staff and especially Kathy Pitts for helping me get back to a normal life.


Thank you!

                                                                         Sincerely yours,

                                                                         Rudy C.




Monday, July 27, 2015

Genuine Heartfelt Love for her Patients.

Many people in the world , for one reason or another find their true calling in life. I'd like to tell you about a very special woman who has found her true calling. Her name is Kathy Pitts, who is an Occupational Therapist currently employed at THERAPY1ONE located at 3210 Jenks Ave. Panama City, FL 32405.

I met Kathy as a patient in 2005, after my left wrist was replaced, as well as complicated tendon surgery due to my severe Rheumatoid Arthritis. l As soon as I met Kathy, I knew she was the Occupational Therapist for me. I say this because, as complicated as my recovery would be, she took an unbelievable interest in my case. She did not hesitate to call my Orthopedic Surgeon to fully understand the protocol he wanted her to perform with my wrist and tendons in order to achieve the very best outcome of my surgery. My surgery was snot one that was easily recoverable from because the Rheumatoid Arthritis was so severe, I had almost no use of the hand at all. With Kathy's help and unbelievable dedication to my case, the outcome was better than I had ever expected it to be.

Around 2006, I had to have my shoulder replaced because the movement was very painful, and my range of motion was decreasing  at a fast rate. Again, because of her dedication and caring, I had gone back to Kathy, because I knew that if anyone could get me moving my arm and shoulder again, it was Kathy Pitts.  Once again, Kathy did an amazing job with my rehabilitation. If I had any concerns or questions, she was readily available to speak to me. She did not hesitate to call me, or ask me to come in to discuss and address my concerns or questions.

Recently in 2014 I had to have my wrist replacement removed because of several fluid sacks that appear on  my hand, which has to be surgically removed, and my Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Steven Kronlage was afraid they would keep developing. He was not sure what was causing this other that the Rheumatoid Arthritis and there was other tendon issues he needed to tune up while he was taking the replacement out. He was the one who told me to go back to Kathy because I would need a special splint to support my wrist and my tendons while they were healing. Well, by this time Kathy had moved from her former place to THERAPY1ONE. I had to Google her name, but was able to find out she was at THERAPY1ONE. I did not want to go to anyone else for my therapy, because I trusted her completely, and I knew she was the best Occupational therapist in Panama City, and was the one person familiar with my surgery. This special splint that Kathy had to make for me by hand was the most complicated piece of equipment I have ever seen, and like before, she personally called my surgeon to speak with him about me and what exactly he needed her to make. We sent him a picture of it when she was finished , and he was amazed at her talent in making this specialized brace. Then, at my next visit appointment with him, he got to se3e it in person, he was very impressed with her talent.

This year, Dr. Kronlage will be putting my wrist replacement back in because it seems that the fluid sack have not returned since then, he will also be fixing my right index finger, and replacing the knuckle with a plastic one., because the arthritis has eaten away at it to where I am not able to make a fist and of course you know where I will be doing therapy. I would also like to say that my Orthopedic Surgeon has many patients that travel, as I do, from Panama City to Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, FL. for their surgeries. He recommends Kathy to all his patients that live here or close to here because he has seen her work first hand with me since 2005.0

Not only is Kathy great at her job, she truly cares about her patients in a way I have never experienced with any other therapist. She takes a special interest in everyone of them, not just me. It only takes one time meeting this amazing women to realize that she takes pride in her work, cares deeply for her patients, and has found her true calling in life. I will never go to another therapist other than Kathy because of her dedication to her patients, determination to see them heal and return to a pain free full life, and her  genuine heartfelt love for her patients.


Sincerely and Gratefully

Ms. Mary