Providing Personal Care and Effective Results in South Knoxville Since 1992

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Welcome to Foothills Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center

Looking for a drug-free solution to your pain and movement problems?

We Can Help


Whether you got hurt playing sports, pulling weeds, overtraining, at work, or simply had a brief uncoordinated moment, we can help. We specialize in orthopedic rehabilitation and sports medicine for student athletes, weekend warriors, and orthopedic injuries of the young and old.
Physical therapy should be the first stop when you are suffering from a musculoskeletal problem.
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Foothills Physical Therapy Center is your premier full service physical therapy private practice. Our staff is trained to efficiently rehabilitate a variety of conditions with different modalities:
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Feeling pain? Don’t live with it! Our free consult includes a 15-20 minute visit with a licensed doctor of physical therapy, no referral needed! Let’s discuss your condition and find the next steps to get you back to your best! Medicare, Medicaid, and other federally funded programs are not eligible.”

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Read What Our Patients Are Saying
  • My back has been an issue since my High School days. After seeing a doctor, physical therapy was requested. I had never been through physical therapy, so I did not really know what to expect


  • I developed severe pain in my left hip and was referred by my doctor to Foothills Physical Therapy.


  • Wow – two feet ready to move back into running! After an ankle injury that postponed my plans for a half marathon, the crew at Foothills got me back on track.


  • Before coming to see Amy I was having headaches almost everyday. In just a couple of months of therapy my headaches are virtually gone.


  • I learned a significant amount about my weak core and weak right side. I learned many exercises and proper was to stand, sit, clean, and do dishes.


  • I tore my ACL playing soccer. Dr. Mathien recommended Foothills Physical Therapy.


Physical Therapy in the News

Helpful tips & facts to guide you through your rehabilitation
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  • July 13, 2021
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  • July 6, 2021
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  • June 22, 2021
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  • June 15, 2021
    As we explained in our last newsletter, there are several steps you can take to reduce your risk for shoulder pain, but even if you follow these measures to a T, pain may still develop for reasons that are partially out of your control. If you do begin no

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  • June 8, 2021
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  • June 1, 2021
    The shoulder doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves. As the only major joint that can rotate a full 360°, the shoulder is the most mobile and flexible joint in the body, and this flexibility allows you do things like throw a baseball, reach for

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  • May 25, 2021
    As we discussed in our first newsletter this month, most people are aware that exercise is good for you and is recommended for achieving and maintaining optimal health. Yet still, a significant portion of the population doesn’t do it. We mentioned in th

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  • May 18, 2021
    Dieting can be overwhelming. With new research constantly emerging, new diets seemingly popping up every week, and experts regularly claiming to have discovered the magic bullet to weight loss or nutrition, it’s difficult to even keep track of what’s

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  • May 11, 2021
    In our last newsletter, we explored a few of the many health benefits associated with regular physical activity and discussed two popular approaches to exercise that are worth considering: high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and moderate-intensity c

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