Summit Physical Therapy

We do things differently. 

About Us

Welcome!

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 Welcome to Summit Physical Therapy! Summit Physical Therapy is an Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic that specializes in orthopedic injuries and manual therapy. 


Why Choose Summit?

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At Summit PT we are committed to evidence-based therapy techniques. We

emphasize manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, and modalities in order to optimize patient outcomes. 

 

Services

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Orthopedic Services

1. Strains/Sprains 

2. Neck & Head Aches

3. Low Back/Spine Conditions

4. Arthritis/DJD

5. Tendinitis

6. Balance Training/Fall Prevention

7. Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction

8. Joint Replacement Rehab 

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Sports Medicine

1. Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education, & Prevention

2. Athletic Training Outreach

3. Knee, Shoulder, Foot, and Ankle Rehab

4. Overhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries) 


Dry Needling

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What is Dry Needling (DN)?

Dry needling involves the insertion of sterile, single-use acupuncture needles directly into myofascial (muscular) trigger points. Research studies have shown that when you insert the needles into trigger points it causes biochemical changes within the body which helps in reducing pain. 

Is DN the same as acupuncture?

Although DN and acupuncture use the same needles, the technique used is different. DN is based upon Western medicine principles of treating trigger points which differ from acupuncture points. 

How does it work?

Pioneering studies by Dr. Jay Shah and colleagues have shown that inserting needles into trigger points causes biochemical changes which alleviate pain. It is essential to elicit local "twitch" responses within the muscle, which are the first steps to breaking the pain cycle and releasing tight trigger points within muscles.   

Is it painful?

The initial insertion of the needle does not usually cause any discomfort. The local twitch response may cause a brief painful reaction. 

What can I expect after being DN?

Soreness may occur after being DN. The soreness is described as muscle soreness over the area treated and into the ares of referred symptoms. Typically the soreness can last between a few hours and 2 days. However, many patients report that their pain begins to alleviate within 24 hours. 

Patient Testimonials


 "Everything is done well. Always shows compassion and care."

Overall Quality of Care & Services: 5


"Overall great. Explained why certain exercises would help me, very pleasant."

Overall Quality of Care & Services: 5


 "I have received great physical therapy at this center and Spencer shows very much concern and patience in helping to get you back to a “normal” life style."

5 Stars


"My lower back pain and sciatica have been greatly reduced, because of Spencer’s excellent coaching, manipulation and needling. The exercises he has given me to do seem hard, but I’m getting stronger, which supports my back! Thank you!!! "

 
"I have been going to Summit PT for 5 weeks now. I am having difficulty with my knee, a meniscus tear. I was having difficulty just walking. With Spencer's help I am almost walking normal now. Thank you!" 

 
"Love how Spencer is taking time to work with me, great place friendly people!" 


"Great place to have PT, Spencer is very nice and knowledgeable. Never rushed through an appointment and will spend time listening to problem/concerns. Has done wonders with my rotator cuff injury. Madison always greets you with a smile."

Our Team

Spencer Shugart MPT, OCS, CSCS

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A native of Perry, Spencer has been practicing physical therapy since he graduated from Western Carolina University in 2011. He is one of few Orthopedic Clinical Specialists, as certified by the APTA, in the state of Georgia. With a background in fitness and personal training, Spencer is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. He is passionate about restoring people to an active lifestyle and returning athletes to a superior level of performance. 

Madison Silverstruck

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Madison is our Patient Service Representative. She was born and raised in Warner Robins, GA. She is a graduate of Houston County High School. She enjoys going to church, making people laugh, and can never say no to a challenge. 

Professional Massage

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Massage by Loyce

 

At Summit Physical Therapy, we have a Professional Massage Therapist. Loyce Kemp is a very knowledgeable and caring therapist who takes pride in continuing education to better meet your needs. She is a graduate of the Atlanta School of Massage, certified in Clinical, Neuromuscular, Reflexology,  & Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Massage.  


Hours: Monday-Saturday by Appointment 


Contact Information: 

478-397-1839

Job opportunities

Licensed Physical Therapist

Summit Physical Therapy is now hiring a Full Time Experienced or Newly Graduated Physical Therapist for our Outpatient Clinic in the Middle GA area. Some responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing direct patient care to assess their medical condition, functional capabilities, limitations and restrictions, and potential for rehabilitation. The Physical Therapist will establish and administer a treatment program with specific goals determined according to the patient's capacity and tolerance under the direction of the Physician, and must set realistic and achievable goals for their patients, document and record the patient's condition, and educate patients and families using appropriate physical therapy methods. 

 

Hours Needed: 40 Hours Per Week 

Requirements Include:

- Must have graduated from an accredited school

- Current state license as a Registered Physical Therapist or proactively in the process of the application process for current state  licensure as a Registered Physical Therapist

- Current CPR certification 

- Develop a plan of care for each physical therapy patient 

- Provide skilled physical therapy services / interventions in accordance with physician orders 

- Assesses patient needs, plans for, evaluates, and modifies care to meet goals of physical therapy interventions

- Experience with manual therapy 

- Good communication skills 

Benefits Include: 

-  Health Insurance

-  Paid Time Off

-  Mentoring Program for New Graduates with a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

- Continuing Education Reimbursement 

- Individualized One-On-One Therapy With Patients 

- Excellent Work Environment  


If you are interested in this position, please contact us. We look forward to assisting you in finding a preeminent career. 

Contact Us

The Personalized Care You Deserve

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you have! 

Summit Physical Therapy

1202 Macon Road, Perry, GA 31069, US

Phone: (478) 987-4600
Fax: (844) 308-4986

Hours

Monday: 7:00am-5:30pm

Tuesday: 7:00am-5:30pm

Wednesday: 7:00am-5:00pm

Thursday: 7:00am-5:30pm

Friday: 7:00am-12:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED