Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Thank You!


I would like to thank my physical therapist, Laura Smith, for her kindness and patience during my physical therapy. You started me on exercises that were always challenging and never extended me beyond endurance. With your good sense of humor you were able to get me to relax and therefore to coach and reassure me when I was having self-doubt about my ability to ever have relief from my back pain.

As someone who has never has physical therapy exercise, I am happy to say your program has given me a whole new awareness for my body. I’ve learned that weight training is extremely important for women my age, and if I don’t make an effort to keep my muscles strong around the bones, I’ll wake up every day aching and complaining. I know I have to keep working harder as time goes by, but I also know that I feel really good after each PT session.

Therapy one, has some wonderful people working there and they care about their patient and show it to everyone.

I have decided to join their gym to continue my weight training.

Bonnie H.




Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Life is Beautiful!

In the great dictionary of life, a photo of Kathy’s face should be next to the definition of compassionate care. Thank you, Kathy, for the excellence in comforting, educating, guiding, encouraging, and for your warming touch. You didn’t just treat an injured joint, your helped a whole body-A PERSON


Thank you,

Dr. Buhrow

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My Heart Has No Bottom!

Thank you so much for taking care of me at THERAPY1ONE. It was much appreciated and may the good Lord bless you always. Kathy, Susan, Debbie, and Adam, thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you guys my heart has no bottom.

Love you all lots,

Annica C.

Monday, November 10, 2014


Kathy was fabulous as my therapist! I was suffering with tendinitis in my right arm, after Occupational Therapy I was 90% improved. I am thankful to say that now I am back to 100%. Kathy provided a wonderful atmosphere for Occupational Therapy. I would definitely return again of needed.


Thanks Again,

Wilma C.

Kathy Pitts, OTR/L

In Great Pain!

I was in great pain when I started THERAPY1ONE for Physical Therapy in my neck and lumbar. The treatment I received particularly from Heather has me moving again, almost PAIN FREE! Because of surgical failings 25 years ago there are some motion restriction and pain I will always have, but Heather brought me back down to my own “ground zero”! If I ever need Physical Therapy again I will ask for Heather!


Thank you,

Elizabeth R.

                    Heather Rawson, P.T., D.P.T.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Keeping Your Needs in Mind!

I would like to extend my appreciation to your entire staff and your professional help. Your staff was more courteous than most doctor's offices. I had a small setback which delayed my therapy for a couple weeks, but the staff was very attentive and extended their concern with calls to check on me and get me back on the schedule. They were very understanding and helped schedule with my needs in mind.


I would recommend THERAPY1ONE!

Regina K.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Myth VS. Fact

Myth: I can do physical therapy myself.

Fact: Your participation is the key to a successful treatment plan, but every patient still needs the expert care and guidance of a licensed physical therapist. Your therapist will leverage his or her specialized education, clinical expertise, and the latest available evidence to evaluate your needs and make a diagnosis before creating an individualized plan of care.


Myth: Physical therapy is only for injuries and accidents.

Fact: Physical therapists do a lot more than just stretch or strengthen weak muscles after an injury or surgery. They are skilled at evaluating and diagnosing potential problems before they lead to more serious injuries or disabling conditions—from carpal tunnel syndrome and frozen shoulder, to chronic headaches and lower back pain, to name a few


Myth: Physical therapy is only for injuries and accidents.

Fact: Physical therapists do a lot more than just stretch or strengthen weak muscles after an injury or surgery. They are skilled at evaluating and diagnosing potential problems before they lead to more serious injuries or disabling conditions—from carpal tunnel syndrome and frozen shoulder, to chronic headaches and lower back pain, to name a few.


Myth: Physical therapy is painful.

Fact: Physical therapists seek to minimize your pain and discomfort—including chronic or long-term pain. They work within your pain threshold to help you heal, and restore movement and function. The survey found that although 71% of people who have never visited a physical therapist think physical therapy is painful, that number significantly decreases among patients who have seen a physical therapist in the past year


Myth: I need a referral to see a physical therapist.

Fact: A recent survey by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) revealed 70% of people think a referral or prescription is required for evaluation by a physical therapist. However, all 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC) allow patients to be evaluated by a physical therapist without a physician's prior referral.


Friday, October 24, 2014

75 to 90% Positive Outcomes with this Treatment....CHECK IT OUT!

Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is a manual technique that utilizes stainless steel instruments. These instruments are used by our Physical Therapists to aid in the detection and treatment of soft tissue dysfunction.

These tools are very smooth and have various shapes and sizes designed for specific tissue and body based areas. These tools help to detect restrictions and allow for a more precise treatment, providing the results that out patients are looking for.

·        Restores movement

·        Reduces Pain

·        Used in combination with therapeutic exercise to increase long-term results

·        Effectively breaks down scar tissue


Below are some common treatment issues IASTM can help


·        Hamstring Strains

·        Rotator Cuff  Repair

·        Lower extremity injuries in runners

·        Tight Neck Muscles

·        Tendonitis

·        Decreases inflammation rapidly

·        Plantar fasciitis

·        Tennis Elbow

·        Golfer’s Elbow

·        Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

·        Shin Splints

·        Achilles Tendinitis

·        Decreased Mobility

*This technique has had positive outcomes in 75 to 90 percent of all conditions treated.

Monday, September 29, 2014

An elbow fracture is painful and tender. The elbow and surrounding region swell up, and you lose ability to move your elbow or wrist. The pain is located where the bone broke and may hurt even when you're not moving the arm; but it will probably hurt more when you move the elbow or when the elbow is touched.

How Is It Diagnosed?
An x-ray is the best way to diagnose an elbow fracture. If a Occupational therapist suspects that that you have an elbow fracture, the therapist may arrange for an x-ray and refer you to an appropriate physician. The Occupational therapist can check for damage to other joints and muscles and make sure that the nerves and blood vessels in your arm have not been affected by the broken bone.
In most cases, people with fractures visit a physician with a specialty in managing bones and joints (orthopedist). Depending on the type of fracture, the physician might prescribe a cast or a sling, or, with severe fractures, surgery.

Your elbow will most likely be stiff, and your arm will be weak, especially if you had surgery. Your Occupational therapist will help prevent permanent loss of movement in the elbow, so don't delay your visit.

Your Occupational therapist will examine your elbow and select treatments based on your goals, level of physical activity, and general health.

  • Returning the arm to a good level of fitness
  • Restoring full movement and strength in a safe manner while healing occurs
  • Assessing the fracture to make sure that you can return safely to previous home and work activities
  • Guiding you to a safe return to sports and other physical activities—a return too early after a fracture may increase the risk of another fracture
  • Recommending protective equipment, such as wrist guards or elbow pads, for use during sports

THERAPY1ONE has an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of experience.

                                                               Kathy Pitts, OTR/L

Special Thanks to Laura!

Thanks to the THERAPY1ONE team! Everyone involved in my treatment provided EXECELLENT care. Special thanks to the Physical Therapy Assistant, Laura Smith. Laura led me through most of my treatment and set me up for success as I graduated from the treatment program. With Laura’s guidance my pain level went from an 8 (Pain Level 1 to 10….10 being the worst) to a 1 or no pain at all. I would highly recommend this clinic to friends and family.


Lorna B.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Encouraging and Excellent!

I would like to say how pleased I was with the physical therapy I received @ THERAPY1ONE.  Laura Smith was excellent and a very encouraging Physical Therapist. I would recommend Laura Smith and THERAPY1ONE to anyone!


Maureen R.

Laura Smith, P.T.A.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Runner's Goals

Whether a runner's goal is to improve his or her time, increase speed or stay fit, it's essential to maintain correct form to prevent injury. Physical therapists can advise runners on proper form, training methods, strategies for preventing injuries, and proper shoe selection and work with them to develop a plan, tailored to their specific needs, for successful running. Physical therapists can also evaluate, diagnose and treat runners who have sustained a running-related injury.


Hamstring Injury

A hamstring injury occurs when 1 or more of the 3 hamstring muscles or tendons (a type of soft tissue connecting the muscle to the bone) tear. It is 1 of the most common injuries of the lower body, particularly affecting athletes participating in sports such as football, soccer, or track. After tearing a hamstring muscle, a person is 2 to 6 times more likely to suffer a subsequent injury. Surgery is required to treat the most severe cases. However, in most cases, hamstring injuries are managed with physical therapy.

Helping you with all your therapy needs...........

Friday, September 5, 2014


I have used THERAPY1ONE on two other occasions with total success. On May 29, 2014 I had a total knee replacement which required very extensive therapy. Once again I chose THERAPY1ONE and had total success! The physical therapists at THERAPY1ONE are second to none and will work with the patient to ensure they meet their goals. I am always treated like a friend at THERAPY1ONE,not just another patient. I have recommended THERAPY1ONE to several people and they also are completely satisfied with the care provided to them. THERAPY1ONE IS #1 IN MY BOOK!!


Thank all of you so much,

Mr. Martin

Thursday, August 28, 2014






Mention the “Cash Back To Schools Program” when you begin therapy at our facility and we will give 5% of your total reimbursement to an area school program of your choice


           Panama City, FL — As school budgets shrink smaller and smaller and educators are digging deeper and deeper into their own pockets, it’s good to hear that some area businesses are giving back to the area schools. Therapy One hopes to lessen the stress on our local educators by giving a portion of our profit straight to the people who need it the most.  Therapy One applauds our educators for all they do in teaching high quality education.  We are very excited about our new program at Therapy One and hope that everyone will participate in giving back to our local schools.


            If you have any questions concerning our new program or questions about our services at Therapy One please give us a call at one of our two convenient locations.


3210 Jenks Avenue – 763-0603  OR  12125 PCB Pkwy – 236-7497


Friday, June 20, 2014


Anyone who is interested in a FREE class to see what to expect is welcome to join us on Wednesday, June 23rd @ THERAPY1ONE (3210 Jenks Ave. location) for the first offical BOOTCAMP with Katie (Certified Personal Trainer).
Class will start @ 5:30 and will last until 6:30
Please bring a water bottle and towel with you.
904 861 5323 Call to reserve your spot today!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Best Shape of Your Life!

Katie Mantelli is here to help you with all your fitness needs. Katie is a Certified Trainer that will assist in your journey through weight loss, strength and endurance, set you up on an exercise program, help you gain knowledge in eating habits, provide boot camps for all levels, provide sports performance training, and much more.

Katie comes with years of knowledge in the fitness industry and her ultimate goal is to help you reach your personal fitness goals.

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach
  • Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology
  • Certified in Sports Training

Call today for a FREE client consultation 904 861-5323 (Katie's personal cell) or THERAPY1ONE 850 763 0603 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Simply the Best!

There are many reasons why I love THERAPY1ONE & would recommend it to others in a heartbeat! First, it is run smoothly and in an organized manner, which keeps stress down for the patients. Second, every Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant there does their job WELL!! The longer I was in therapy, the more apparent that became. Third, I LOVE LAURA SMITH (P.T.A.), SHE IS THE BEST!! J Most importantly, is the success of my therapy to a healthier stronger me! Having a total knee replacement is no picnic, and good therapy is imperative. THERAPY1ONE kept me on track, meeting my goals.

Thank you,

Sheri M.                               Lynn Haven, FL

              Laura Smith, P.T.A.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Keeping Balance!

When I first went to THERAPY1ONE for my balance, I was very skeptical that I could be helped, but with the fantastic help of Josh Schenkel, P.T., D.P.T. and James Cutchin, P.T.A., they helped my more than I could have ever hoped for. Josh is an exceptional physical therapist! I left the building exhausted, but oddly I still enjoyed it. I could see improvement from day one, small at first, and better each visit. Also I would like to say that the entire staff is great.

God Bless all of you,

Mary L.     Panama City, FL
                        Josh Schenkel, P.T., D.P.T. & James Cutchin, P.T.A.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Thumbs up!

On the first day @ THERAPY1ONE, my hand and thumb were swollen, tingling, and I could only extend my thumb at 45 degrees. Kathy Pitts, my occupational therapist @ THERAPY1ONE, worked with my hand, repaired my brace and instructed me in the care of my hand. The result was the tingling disappeared and the swelling diminished. I am now able to extend my thumb to a 90 degree angle. I would recommend Kathy Pitts to anyone in need of occupational therapy.


Shelia T.    Panama City, FL
Kathy Pitts, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Friday, May 23, 2014

Meniscal Tear


The meniscal tear is a common injury. It can affect athletes who play individuals and team sports. It's also common in people who have jobs that require lots of squatting, such as plumbers or coal miners. Your physical therapist can help you manage the injury and, if surgery is required, can help you prepare for the procedure and recover your strength and movement afterward.


Call today 850 763 0603

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


After suffering for around three months with a frozen shoulder I had my doctor perform a shoulder manipulation. After the procedure was performed I started physical therapy at THERAPY1ONE. With 16 days of physical therapy at THERAPY1ONE I am now able to return to normal activities.

One of the most embarrassing obstacles I had to deal with while having a frozen shoulder was to climb out of the car at the bank drive-thru window. Other issues I has was washing and curling my hair, getting dressed, and sleeping comfortable at night.

I am truly thankful for the treatment at THERAPY1ONE. They helped me solve these issues and advised me in a follow up exercise program at home, as needed.


D. Grant      Panama City, FL
  Therapists who worked with Mrs. Grant 

 Laura Smith, P.T.A. 

Josh Schenkel, P.T., D.P.T.                                                




Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ankle Sprain?

Did you know on a given day, more than 25,000 people will sprain their ankle? It can happen when you land the wrong way while playing sports or participating in other physical activities, it can even happen by stepping on an uneven surface while walking. It can happen to athletes, non-athletes, children, and adults.

What Is Ankle Sprain?

Sprains are injuries to ligaments, the "bands" that hold joints together. Ankle sprains occur when the foot twists or turns beyond its normal range of movement, causing the ligaments to stretch beyond their normal length. If the force is too strong, the ligaments may tear.
An ankle sprain can range from mild to severe, depending on how badly the ligament is damaged or how many ligaments are injured. An ankle sprain is given a grade from 1 to 3 depending on the amount of ligament damaged. A grade 1 sprain is mild, grade 2 is moderate, and grade 3 is severe.
Ankle sprains also are classified as acute, chronic, or recurrent:
  • An acute sprain occurred recently—usually within the past few weeks—and is in an active stage of healing.
  • chronic sprain continues to cause symptoms beyond the expected time for normal healing.
  • recurrent sprain occurs easily and frequently, usually with only minimal force.

Your physical therapist @ THERAPY1ONE can perform an evaluation to determine how unstable your ankle is and whether you are able to start physical therapy for your ankle or follow up with a medical doctor to determine if x-rays will be needed.

Our overall goal is to return you to the roles you perform in your everyday life as quick as we possibly can. By not contacting licensed professional serious problems—such as decreased movement, chronic pain, swelling, and joint instability—could arise, severely limiting your daily activities. 

What would I do at therapy?

Range-of-motion exercises. Swelling and pain can result in limited mobility of the ankle. A physical therapist teaches you how to do safe and effective exercises to restore full movement to your ankle.
Muscle-strengthening exercises. Ankle muscle weakness may cause long-term instability of the ankle and new ankle injuries. Your physical therapist can determine which strengthening exercises are right for you based on the severity of your injury and where you are in your recovery.

Body awareness and balance training. Specialized training exercises help your muscles "learn" to respond to changes in your environment, such as uneven or unstable surfaces. When you are able to put full weight on your foot without pain, your physical therapist may prescribe these exercises to help you return to your normal activities. For instance, your physical therapist might teach you how to do this: with or without your eyes closed, stand on one leg or stand on a wobble board to challenge the muscles around your ankle.

Functional training. When you can walk freely without pain, your physical therapist may begin "progressing" your treatment program to include activities that you were doing before your injury, such as walking in your neighborhood, jogging, hopping, or modified running. This program will be based on the physical therapist's examination of your ankle, on your goals, and on your activity level and general health.
Activity-specific training. Depending on the requirements of your job or the type of sports you play, you might need additional rehabilitation that is tailored for your job or sport and the demands that it places on your ankle. Your physical therapist can develop a program that takes all of these demands—as well as your specific injury—into account.

Call today! 850 763 0603