The Rehabilitation Center
A part of Watauga Medical Center
Watauga Medical Center
Mon – Fri, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
232 Boone Heights Dr, Suite A
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 268-9043
Fax: (828) 268-9045
Cannon Memorial Hospital
Mon – Fri, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
436 Hospital Drive, Suite 120
Linville, NC 28646
Phone: (828) 737-7520
Fax: (828) 737-7509
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy in Boone and Linville
Telehealth is now available. You may be able to visit with your healthcare provider from the safety of your own home! Call (828) 268-9043 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. You can call us directly to schedule an appointment. Most insurance carriers do not require a physician referral!
Patients are provided with customized, therapeutic interventions to meet their individual needs. The unique locations allow patients access to strength and conditioning equipment and pool at The Williams YMCA of Avery County and the Paul Broyhill Wellness Center in Boone, providing a continuum of care from acute care to wellness programming. Some Outpatient Rehab Services require a physician’s referral for insurance coverage. Please contact the Rehabilitation Center for more information about referrals.
Employers: We are a WorkSTEPS Licensed Provider
The Rehabilitation Center therapists are trained and licensed to administer WorkSTEPS functional employment testing for your employees. We offer these services at our Boone location.
Please contact our office managers, in Boone at (828) 268-9043, ext. 4 or in Linville at (828) 737-7520, with any questions regarding referrals and insurance.
It is the patient’s responsibility to determine if Cannon Memorial Hospital or Watauga Medical Center is in-network with your insurance plan. When inquiring about whether or not we are “in network” with your insurance company, please refer to us as Cannon Memorial Hospital or Watauga Medical Center. We can assist you with this process, if you have any questions.
Forms to complete before your appointment
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
Neurological Rehabilitation >
- Head Injury
- Concussion evaluation and management
- Demylinating Diseases
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Cerebellar Disorders
- Peripheral & Central Vestibular Disorders
- Bell’s Palsy
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Functional Electrical Stimulation
Orthopedic Rehabilitation >
- Musculoskeletal Disorders and Conditions
- Rehabilitation following trauma, injury, accident
- Post-surgical rehab for musculoskeletal conditions
- Geriatric Rehabilitation
- Consultation for specific exercise programs
- Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
- Manual therapy for spine and extremities
- Total Joint rehab with attention to functional outcomes
- Aquatic therapy for appropriate conditions
- Work Conditioning
Lymphedema Management >
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- Compression Bandaging
- Patient Education
General Medical Rehabilitation >
- Weaknesses / Loss of flexibility
- Deconditioning / Loss of function
- Rehabilitation of cancer patients
- Chronic pain / Disease management
Women's Health >
- Pelvic pain and dysfunction
- Osteoporosis management
Other Specialty Services >
Speech Therapy Services >
- Swallowing Disorders
- Language and Comprehension
Prevention & Wellness
Wellness Programs >
- Transition to Wellness Program
- Aquatic Rehab Program
Occupational therapy is a science-driven healthcare profession that examines the person, the environment, and the tasks the person desires to perform. The goal is to restore the person’s function or adapt the task or environment for optimal performance. Read More: What is Occupational Therapy?
Although sitting on the comfy couch in your pajamas might sound like a more comfortable way to work, you are at risk for musculoskeletal strain or pain from awkward sitting postures. Here are some tips for setting up a home office and preventing pain and injuries. Read More: 4 steps to a pain-free home office
A balance disorder is a condition that makes you feel unsteady as if you are moving or spinning even though you are standing still or lying down. Studies indicate that “dizziness” is among the three most common complaints encountered in the primary care setting. Read More: Common Causes and Treatments for Balance Disorders
Dry needling doesn’t sound like a fun day at the park but intramuscular stimulation, as it is sometimes called, is a treatment used to target and restore muscle function while reducing muscle pain. Read More: Dry needling therapy to increase muscle function and reduce pain
The Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to practicing Physical and Occupational Therapy within an evidence-based, clinical practice paradigm. Read More: All Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services
I had been experiencing benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BBPV) for a month and had one Epley maneuver when I saw Katherine Graham. She is a godsend! She thoroughly explained what was happening to me and performed two Epley maneuvers back-to-back. The next day I woke up without feeling dizzy and I felt as though I had my life back. Thank you!
I am so thankful for the dedicated, knowledgeable, and friendly staff at The Rehabilitation Center.
I have been extremely well-treated during my therapy. Melody was very accommodating with appointments. Michelle Forrest provided methods very appropriate to my condition – very basic at the beginning, but more applicable to my condition as time passed. But above all, she was very patient with me.
The service was excellent. Everyone was courteous. The therapist was wonderful in working with me and explaining everything to me. I could not have made it without these services. Thank you.
I just want to say how awesome the PT workers are! They care above and beyond for their patients. Susan and A.J. are so wonderful. I went from using a walker, wheelchair, and cane to walking with nothing! The workers and the therapy pool have had a miraculous effect.
Michelle Forrest is excellent and I am here to sing her praises. Today was my last session for treating lymphedema as a result of breast cancer radiation and lymph node removal. She was professional and also caring. I appreciated her attention to detail, her love for her profession shows greatly.
My time at the Wellness Center was incredible. It was a long road to recovery and I am so thankful for my PT therapist Susan Curtin and my trainer Jaco Gerbrands. Their support and coaching has helped me grow stronger and better not only as a player, but as a person. Thank you for being by my side the whole way! I will miss you, thank you so much for making me stronger.
I have participated in multiple physical therapy programs as a result of five orthopaedic surgeries, from California to North Carolina. The Rehabilitation Center here in Boone provides amazingly superior personalized, compassionate, and professional services compared to my past experiences. I have worked with three therapists, each with a personal expertise and focus. Best experience I’ve ever had!