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First Choice Physical Therapy

First Choice Physical Therapy has locations in Lynn Haven, FL, Callaway, FL, and Panama City Beach, FL and serves residents of Bay County and surrounding areas. We are distinguished for our quick and effective response to helping patients heal from injuries. With NINE Doctors of Physical Therapy supported by an experienced team of FIVE PTAs, we are ready to see you and help you get better! We don’t believe you should compromise your life waiting in pain. We have a goal of seeing you within 24 hours after you call us, with or without a referral from your medical doctor. We have a well-earned reputation for the kindness and successful evidence-based care our patients receive. Our founder, Dr. Wade M. Rinehart, has built a culture of responsiveness that always puts patients first.

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The First Choice Difference

Locally Owned and Operated

Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews

Personalized Treatment

Three Convenient Locations

We Specialize In...

We Specialize in getting you better FAST! We know that there are numerous Physical Therapy clinics to choose from in our area, but we want you to make us your First Choice! We are not a big hospital or a corporately owned outpatient clinic. Our clinic is owned and operated by Doctors of Physical Therapy as it should be! We are the hometown choice, and we make sure you feel it every time you come in for care. We have listed our services below so that you can do your research. We think that you will find that First Choice Physical Therapy not only meets your needs - we exceed them.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a broad-ranging health care profession focused on helping people restore functional activities that have been lost or compromised because of illness or injury.

Post Surgical Rehabilitation

Post Surgical Rehabilitation

The experts at First Choice Physical Therapy can make you aware of what to expect prior to your joint replacement surgery and afterwards, we will work with you to regain motion and ensure there is no lasting disability.

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Our services are focused on young and adult athletes and are broad-ranging, including a return to golf program which can dynamically improve your swing (but not necessarily your score).

Dry Needling

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a skilled intervention by a licensed and trained Doctor of Physical Therapy. It is a technique that targets myofascial trigger points (TrPs) in order to relieve pain and improve range of motion. Another name for dry needling is Trigger Point Therapy.

Spinal Mobilization

Spine (Spinal Mobilizations/Manipulations)

In the United States, about 90 percent of people will experience severe back and neck pain at some point in their lives.

Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents

At First Choice Physical Therapy, our professional and experienced team will work with your physician and insurance provider to assist in your complete recovery following a motor vehicle accident.

Shoulders, Knees, Hips, Ankles, Elbows and Wrists

Shoulders, Knees, Hips, Ankles, Elbows and Wrists

Joint injuries can keep you from your favorite sport and the active lifestyle you love. We can help you heal and rebuild strength and flexibility as well as show you how to minimize your chance of re-injury.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Our physical therapists are highly trained and licensed to provide expert advice and treatment for injuries and conditions that impact the body’s ability to function effectively and pain-free.

Temporomandibular Joint Pain

TMJ Program

Pain in the temporomandibular joint which connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull can occur following an injury such as a heavy blow or whiplash, or from teeth grinding, arthritis or stress.

Industrial Rehabilitation

Industrial Rehabilitation

Working as a team with your physician and workers’ compensation case worker, we take a systematic approach to help injured workers work through the various stages of rehabilitation using measurable clinical objectives.

Work Related Injuries

Work Related Injuries

We are experienced in the treatment of injured workers, offering a full range of rehabilitative services. Initially we will meet with you to assess your injuries and prescribe a full course of therapy.

Functional Capacity Evaluations

Functional Capacity Evaluations

A functional capacity evaluation means an assessment of your ability to perform certain jobs capably. It is an essential phase as well in most workers’ compensation or disability claims.

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Physical Therapy Tips

Creating the Perfect Warm-Up Routine

 May 19, 2022

Whether you are an avid gym-goer, new to fitness, or getting back into exercising after surgery, a solid warm-up routine is essential for success. Evidence shows that warming up prior to exercise prevents injury and prepares your cardiovascular system. Most tissue injuries, specifically muscle strains and tears, occur when a muscle is placed under tension […]

Physical Therapy Tips

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

 May 6, 2022

Typically with shoulder impingement, your biggest aggravating movements are going to be reaching overhead, behind your back and behind your head/ear. This is because these positions compress and close down the space in your shoulder joint the most. In order to improve this, you need to stretch the surrounding muscles around your shoulders/neck and strengthen […]

Physical Therapy Tips

Do I Need Surgery For a Rotator Cuff Tear?

 April 15, 2022

Do I need surgery for a Rotator Cuff Tear? Not always. Depending on the type/size of the tear and the person’s activity level, rotator cuff tears may be rehabilitated with conservative care. The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery reported one study published in 2013 of 600 people of all ages and found that 22% […]

Accepted Insurances

First Choice Physical Therapy accepts and participates in most insurance plans inlcuding Florida Blue, Medicare, Tricare East, Humana, United Healthcare, Workers Compensation, and VA. As always, you are encouraged to contact your insurance company directly to check the participation status of any provider before you see them. In addition we accept cash, checks, and credit cards. We also offer other affordable financing options such as Care Credit.

Apply for Care Credit or learn more by visiting www.carecredit.com.

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