702 Gay St
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Phone (740) 529-7760
Fax (740) 529-7281
Physical Therapy Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8am to 6pm
Meet Our Staff
Joe Isaac, PT, CSCS - Owner, Director
Joe Isaac graduated from Ohio State University in 1994 with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy. He spent his first three years as a physical therapist at King's Daughter's Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky where he treated a variety of patients in an outpatient setting. He later advanced to the coordinator of industrial rehabilitation. His responsibilities included performing functional capacity evaluations, pre-employment screens, job analysis, and program development. In October of 1997, he branched off on his own and began a number of home health and long-term care physical therapy contracts. In January of 1998 he and his business partner opened their first outpatient clinic in Ironton, Ohio. This has now grown to include five locations.
Isaac's passion had also included fitness, which has now become a large component of the services provided as each location includes a full fitness center. These facilities are open to the general public and active patients and are called Preferred Fitness Centers.
Isaac is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and has developed a sports performance program for athletes for all ages called F.A.S.T. (Function Agility Strength Training). F.A.S.T. is also available at all locations. He also serves on the board of directors for the Ohio Physical Therapy Network, which aggressively promotes private practice issues throughout the state.
John Malone PT, DPT
John Malone is a 2008 graduate of Notre Dame High school in Portsmouth, Ohio. Upon graduation, he attended Shawnee State University, majoring in Sports Studies with a focus on Exercise Sciences. He graduated from SSU in 2012, and began his Doctorate of Physical Therapy studies at the University of Dayton.
Throughout his studies at the University of Dayton, John completed clinical rotations in a wide variety of settings. His first rotation was in the ICU at Kettering Medical Center. For his neurological rotation, John worked at Cardinal Hill Rehab in Lexington, Kentucky with patients suffering from a wide variety neurological pathology. His third and fourth rotations were completed in the outpatient orthopedic setting in Portsmouth, Ohio, both at SOMC and Tri-State Rehab.
John also participated in research, looking the correlation of Functional Movement Screen (FMS) scores and injuries in NBA players from 3 different teams. He also performed an independent study in Dry Needling and wrote a Critically Appraised Topic on the effects of Dry Needling on Myofascial Trigger Points, which is a common finding in the outpatient population. John graduated from the University of Dayton with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in May 2015.
Upon graduation, John became an employee of Tri-State Rehab in June 2015. He specializes in the treatment of orthopedic and sports medicine injuries, and has experience treating a wide variety of athletes, ranging from youth to the professional level. In his free time, John enjoys exercising and watching college football, and going on fishing trips.