By Mike Steely

Associated Therapeutics, Inc. is a privately-owned physical therapy practice that focuses on providing personalized treatment to each client. The practice began in 1985 with the mission to advance the health and independence for each individual served.

Their mission has not changed over the 32 years they have been serving this community.  The staff has continued to develop and grow professionally in order to remain current with the ever-changing advancements in the field of physical therapy.

Tom Kelly and Andy Smith are both physical therapists and founders of Associated Therapeutics, Inc. In addition, they are joined by Amber Hall, Doctor of Physical Therapy, who is certified in the McKenzie approach in the treatment for spinal disorders.

Additional staff includes two registered physical therapist assistants, a certified personal trainer, a licensed massage therapist along with various support and office management staff.

Associated Therapeutics, Inc. also provides a large gym area equipped with state of the art exercise equipment used for those undergoing physical rehabilitation as well as for those in the community-based fitness program. Participation in the fitness program is through a monthly membership under the guidance of a certified personal trainer in a comfortable non-competitive environment.

For those post workout sore or achy muscles, Amy Dittsworth-Shofner, LMT, can work your knots out and relax your muscles with her various massage techniques.

Associated Therapeutics, Inc. is a general physical therapy practice with specialty areas in the treatment of spine care, vestibular and balance related disorders, joint replacement rehabilitation, and work-related injuries.

The facility hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment after hours. You can call them at (865) 687-4537 or find them on the internet at

“From the young athlete recovering from an injury and anxious to return to play to the senior adult who wants to regain strength and maintain independence, we can help,” Kelly told The Focus.