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Physical Therapy

Physical therapists (PT) are licensed health care professionals who offer cost-effective treatments that improve mobility and pain, and reduce the need for surgery and/or prescription drugs. Our team is trained to improve your mobility and motion. Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of daily life, your ability to pursue your favorite leisure activities, and much more.

Our Physical Therapy department works collaboratively with our patients and on-site physicians as well as referring physicians to help individualize each patient’s individual goals, challenges, and needs. Receiving treatment by a physical therapist and participating in your own recovery can be empowering.

Our team prioritizes working with a consistent P.T./PTA throughout treatments to provide exceptional care. At Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville, we strive and are committed to get you back to the things you enjoy!

Casey Daugherty, Physical Therapist, DPT
Casey Daugherty earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University and completed her Doctorate in Physical therapy at Wheeling Jesuit University in 2012. She has experience working with both neurological and orthopaedic conditions. Casey joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville as a full time physical therapist in 2015.

Brianne Mussard, Physical Therapist, DPT
Brianne Mussard earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University-Eastern in 2013 and completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Wheeling Jesuit University in 2015. She has experience working with vestibular, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and orthopaedic conditions. Brianne joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville as a full time Physical Therapist in 2016.

Emily Hickerson, Physical Therapist, DPT
Emily grew up and currently lives in McConnelsville, OH. She holds a Doctorate in physical therapy from Wheeling Jesuit University and a Bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Malone University in Canton. Having spent time running cross country at the collegiate level, she spends her free time running and is currently an OHSAA Official for cross country and track and field in the community. Emily joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville in 2013 and is currently a part-time physical therapist. 

Carrie Lyall, Physical Therapist
Carrie Lyall is a Zanesville native with 15 years of experience treating a variety of neurological and orthopaedic conditions. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University in Athens and a physical therapy degree from The Ohio State University in 2000. She joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville as a part-time physical therapist in April 2009.

Spencer Finley, Physical Therapist Assistant
Spencer Finley has 16 years of outpatient orthopedic experience. He graduated from Zane State College in 1998. At Zane State, he earned an Associates of Applied Science degree. Finley joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville as a physical therapist assistant in 1999.

Jeremy White, Physical Therapist Assistant
Jeremy White has 14 years of outpatient orthopedic experience. He graduated from Zane State College in 2001. At Zane State, he earned an Associates of Applied Science degree. White has been a certified weight trainer since 2005, through the International Weight Lifting Association. He joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville as a physical therapist assistant in 2001.

Amanda Hargraves, Physical Therapist Assistant
Amanda Hargraves grew up in Zanesville. She graduated from Zane State College in 2010, where she earned an Associates of Applied Science degree. In 2010, Amanda joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville as a full time Physical Therapist Assistant.

Brandon Wheeler, Physical Therapist Assistant
Brandon Wheeler grew up in Dresden and is a graduate from Tri-Valley High School.  He earned an Associates degree in Business Management from Zane State College in 2009 and an Associates of Applied Science degree in 2016. Brandon joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville as a physical therapist assistant in July 2016.

Shanda Hendershot, Physical Therapist Assistant
Shanda Hendershot grew up in Zanesville and currently lives in Nashport, Ohio.  She graduated from Zane State College in 2016, where she earned an Associates of Applied Science. Shanda joined Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville as a part-time physical therapist assistant in 2016.