Thank You For A Successful School Drive!

Thank You For A Successful School Drive!

Thank you to all of our wonderful clients and friends who participated in our school drive by donating school supplies! All of your donations went to Windy Hill Elementary, an elementary school that is dedicated to community learning and instilling leadership qualities to children at a young age. In the picture above is our wonderful marketing coordinator Elizabeth Lear along with Windy Hill’s Principle Calvin Reddick. If you have an event you want community involvement please email Elizabeth at!

Let Us Help You Get BACK TO NORMAL!

“Eliminating chronic and recurrent back pain using a proven, holistic approach designed to educate, empower, and encourage patients who have run out of options for relief” Premier Physical Therapy’s unique Back to Normal Program is presented in 4 Phases, each featuring carefully monitored and executed steps specifically designed to progress you back to your normal life, free from the restrictions of back pain. What exactly does the Back To Normal Program Offer you as a patient recovering from back pain or injury? 6 Week Protocol Flexible Scheduling Convenient Location Proven Success Rate Results Driven Interventions Evidence Based Treatments Nearly All Insurances Accepted No Fads, Gimmicks, or Gadgets Compassionate Hands-On Approach Created by Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapists Phase I-II Time: 1-3 weeks Visit: 1-6 Goals: Painfree Active Range of Motion 1.  Comprehensive Biomechanical Evaluation                               
  • Posture Screen
  • Pelvic Girdle
  • Spinal Mobility
  • Core Strength
  • Functional Movement Screen
  • Myofascial Mobility
  • Flexibility
  • Postural Stability
  • Foot Structure
2.  Outcomes Measures
  • Back Index
  • Patient Specific Functional Scale, etc.
3.  Program Orientation
  • Introduction to Program
  • Goal Setting
  • Scheduling
  • Educational Materials (Written and Online)
4.  Manual Techniques As Needed
  • Myofascial Release
  • PNF Stretching
  • Spinal Mobilization
  • Kinesio-Taping/Orthotic Insoles As Needed
  • Sacroiliac Correction
5.  Introduction to Back Care
  • Posture Optimization and Self-Correction
  • Proper Body Mechanics
  • Proper Lifting Techniques
  • Work Station Ergonomics
  • Neutral Spine Position
  • Relaxation and Breathing Techniques
6.  Therapeutic Exercises
  • Lumbar Stabilization
  • Core Strengthening
  • Mobility Exercises
Phase III Time: 3-6 weeks Visit: 6-12 Goals: Normal Strength 1.  Manual Techniques As Needed 2.  Review of Back Care 3.  Therapeutic Exercises 4.  Instruction In Home Exercise Program 5.  Functional Testing To Ensure Independence In Back Care Techniques 6.  Review of Home Exercise Program 7.  Reassessment
  • Posture
  • Body Mechanics
  • Core Strength
  • Spinal Mobility
  • Myofascial Mobility
  • Flexibility
  • Outcomes Measures
8.  Supervised Therapeutic Exercises, Core Strengthening 9.  Supervised Functional Movements and Lifting Tasks 10.  Advanced Lumbar Stabilization Exercises 11.  Final Review
  • Home Exercise Program
  • Body Mechanics/Lifting Techniques
  • Relaxation/Breathing Techniques
  • Posture Self Correction and Optimization
  • Workstation Ergonomics
12.  Posture and Symmetry Comparison 13.  Outcomes Measures 14.  Discharge Evaluation Phase IV Time: 6-12 Weeks Visits: 12-16 Goal: Injury Prevention/Back to Normal 1.  Advanced strengthening 2.  Return to sport/activity training 3.  Finalize/Update HEP

Call 904-996-6922 today to book a thorough biomechanical evaluation and orientation to the program and get ready to get BACK TO NORMAL!

Premier Physical Therapy Has Your Back!

Foot and Ankle Pain

Foot care is an integral part of optimal health maintenance. A comprehensive bio-mechanical foot evaluation helps many of our patients target and treat chronic foot problems. We will conduct a full assessment of your feet and take a full history of your foot problems, then determine the best course of action for you. As part of your evaluation, you will receive:

  • detailed structural and biomechanical foot evaluation
  • one pair of customized removable orthotic insoles
  • shoe type recommendations
  • customized exercise program specifically for your foot type and issues

Please call to schedule your appointment: 904-996-6922


Have you ever been told, “If it hurts, don’t do it”? Whether you work on your feet, play sports to keep fit, or suffer from foot diseases like arthritis or diabetes, you know that staying off your feet is not an option. Healthy feet, ankles and legs are essential to your overall well-being, and physical therapy can help keep you on the move.

At Premier Physical Therapy, our expert therapists apply scientific principles to provide you with a vision for your recovery. We help you stay on target with detailed evaluations and customized treatment programs. If you’re concerned about taking up a new sport or activity, we can teach you how to approach new challenges safely.

What seems to be a complex problem may be easily corrected by Premier’s trained and board-certified therapists. Read on to learn how Premier Physical Therapy can help you reach your goals at work and at play.


Maybe you work on your feet all day. Or if you sit at work, then exercise or play sports, your feet and legs can experience large amounts of stress from the impact of running or the repetition of cycling. Pain and injury can reduce your ability to perform your job or stay active and fit. Premier’s therapists will perform a detailed exam, develop specific treatments, and provide you with a timeline for recovery. Our process involves:

  • Detailed Evaluations – We start with a complete history of your symptoms and perform a gait analysis using video to examine the entire leg’s movement.
  • Customized Treatment – Your program is tailored to the biomechanics of your feet, ankles and legs. Our therapists incorporate solutions including manual therapy, exercises
, and footwear recommendations. In addition, our AlterG anti-gravity treadmill allows you to return to walking and running sooner, by reducing weight bearing on painful or injured lower extremities.
  • Runner screenings – These evaluations benefit competitive and recreational athletes. We analyze how much and when you run, your running surfaces, and your shoes. We can also make shoe recommendations and modifications using custom orthotic insoles.
  • Bicycle Fittings – A fitting by a trained physical therapist can help cyclists avoid many problems caused by riding a bike that is the wrong size and set-up.
If you need physical therapy to overcome pain and injury, or if you want to get fit safely, Premier can help you get your whole body back on track. THE PREMIER EXPERIENCE

If you’ve already had physical therapy, you know how difficult it can be to find quality personal care. That’s why we designed a physical therapy center where comfort, exceptional treatment and convenience are at the center of your health care universe.

Then there are the people who will guide you on your path to health. Dedicated professionals who know you by name; compassionate individuals with outstanding skills and credentials.

We’re here to make sure your needs are met, your questions are fully answered, your pain is reduced, and your ability to perform at or close to your peak is restored quickly and safely.


Premier’s board-certified Orthopedic Specialist has advanced training in the anatomy and biomechanics of the foot, ankle and leg. With a staff led by a national-caliber field sports athlete, we understand your drive to perform at your peak at work or in sports.

Help us change lives!

Premier Physical Therapy and Jacksonville Muay Thai are excited to announce we are partnering to be the first affiliates in the Jacksonville area for the Rock Steady Boxing program for persons affected by Parkinson’s.

Rock Steady Boxing is a program that helps persons affected by Parkinson’s disease regain control of their body, and their lives, by offering a program of specific movements via boxing to maintain or improve function.

By donating to our fundraiser or volunteering your time, we can be the first program like this in Jacksonville!  We need to raise enough money to send two of our employees and two employees from Jacksonville Muay Thai to Indiana for training in order to be an affiliate.

If we continue to raise money beyond what we need for training and initial setup, we will be able to provide this wonderful service free of charge.

Even if you are not able to donate money or volunteer your time, please pass this on to friends, family, and associates and help us make a difference!

The more you are willing to help, the more we can do!

Bosum Buddies talk

Owner Chris Kopp spoke with Jacksonville’s Bosom Buddies at their breast cancer support group meeting this month about how physical therapy can help recovery following surgery by restoring shoulder motion and strength and managing swelling often associated with the procedure.
The Bosom Buddies program at the Women’s Center of Jacksonville provides education, advocacy and support for women affected by breast cancer.    They have a weekly support group other events throughout the year.
The next event is Remission Rocks Again benefit on 7/15/2016 for individuals or companies willing to support the Bosom Buddies group.
Additional information can be found on the website.

Printed newsletter available online

  We are now able to provide an online copy of our print newsletters we send out each month.  Find the latest edition in our Newsletter page.