Physical Therapy/Ortho/ Wound Care: Vital Services for Our Tribe.

The Physical Therapy/Ortho/Wound Care Department is dedicated to the promotion of healing, knowledge, and physical independence by providing quality rehabilitative and wound care interventions. Here, the talented team of clinicians, doctors, and nurses provides a wide array of services and care.

Those in Need of Comprehensive Physical Therapy (PT) or Those Suffering with Musculoskeletal Conditions Will Find These Services Invaluable:

  • Acute and chronic injury assessment and rehab
  • Post-operative rehab
  • Sports rehab
  • Gait and balance disturbance therapy
  • Treatment for neurological conditions
  • General conditioning (including patients with the diagnosis of COPD—working in conjunction with the Respiratory Therapy Department)
  • Wound care
  • Routine preventative diabetic foot care
  • Inpatient rehab
  • Inpatient wound care
  • Home physical therapy

Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact the Physical Therapy/Ortho/Wound Care Department:
828.497.9163 ext. 6270

Frequently asked questions:

  • Will I need an appointment to come in?

    Yes, please call 828.497.9163 ext. 6270 to schedule an appointment.

  • Do I need to see a doctor or get a referral to PT or Wound Care?

    In general, no, unless:


    • You have been injured at work and have a Workers’ Comp case.
    • Your injury is the result of a motor vehicle accident.
    • You have seen an outside specialist or provider.


    Any of these three scenarios will require a referral or prescription for PT from your primary care provider.

  • How many times do I have to come to PT?

    The frequency and duration of PT treatment will be determined by your therapist at the initial visit.

  • Can your department prescribe medication?


  • Can you get me a walker or a wheelchair?

    Physical Therapy does provide a limited amount of equipment, such as crutches, canes, and certain types of braces. In some instances, we can help facilitate a patient getting a walker or wheelchair with a doctor’s order.

  • Do I need an appointment to get my toenails trimmed?

    Yes. We provide routine nail and callus care for patients with diabetes, but you need an appointment.

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