Elite Rehab Solutions opens clinic in Valley

Published 7:00 am Thursday, October 17, 2019

VALLEY — Elite Rehab Solutions recently opened a new physical therapy office in Valley.

Located behind San Marcos in Valley, Partners Matt Watson, Jared Blair and Chip Ransom said this is the company’s ninth location in Alabama and Georgia.

“Our goal is to promote health and wellness in the community,” Watson said Wednesday during a ribbon-cutting hosted by the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce.

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He said the business can help with aches, sprains headaches or general stiffness.

Watson, who is the local therapist, said the clinic provides a lot of hands-on care and doesn’t focus on using lots of equipment to achieve their goal.

Also, if their therapy isn’t working for a particular patient, Watson said they would get that person where they need to go.

“We have great relationships within the community with physicians, and we can get you’re the appropriate referral if we are not able to get you better,” he said.

In Alabama, anybody can walk into Elite Rehab Solution with a prescription and see a physical therapist one time, Watson said. That visit is called a Direct Access Visit. Watson said after the visit, the clinic would make a call to a physician to work on getting a prescription to start physical therapy regularly.

He said patients could also provide their own prescriptions. Watson said once they have a prescription in hand, things start to happen behind the scenes between the physical therapist and the physician about caring for the patient. However, after the first visit, he said Alabama law requires the patient to have a prescription to be seen.

Once the physical therapy starts, Watson Insurance also isn’t a barrier to feeling better, according to Blair. He said there is a self-pay fee schedule for patients.

“We don’t want finances to be the reason you don’t get the treatment you need. We will work with you the best we can,” he said.

Blair said the clinic accepts most insurance, but it’s best to call ahead of time.

The clinic opened two weeks ago and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed on the weekends.

Watson said the move to Valley came after its Roanoke location started to see several patients from Valley and LaFayette who were saying they would like to see a similar service closer to home.

“So, we said let’s give it a try,” Watson said. “It was a way to help a community that needs some good health care.”