702 Gay St
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Phone (740) 529-7760
Fax (740) 529-7281
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 B. Perry, PT, CSCS, FAFS, CAFS, 3DMAPS
John is a physical therapist and cert strength and conditioning specialist. Graduated from JHS in 1988 and from The Ohio State University Summer of 1992.
He was part owner of an outpatient physical Therapy and Fitness business for over 10 years in Chillicothe Ohio named Midwest Sports Therapy. After leaving there he began speaking and providing continuing education for other Physical and Occupational Therapists, Athletic Trainers and Strength coaches throughout the United States. He has worked with many teams and athletes at Jackson, Oak Hill and Wellston, as well as schools in the surrounding counties.
John serves as Director of Education for the Gray Institute headquartered in Adrian Michigan for whom he teaches and also lectures for a company called Summit Professional Education out of Franklin Tennessee , traveling nationwide for both companies. He has had the opportunity to work with High School, College, professional and Olympic Athletes and their Coaches/Trainers. “ It has been an incredible blessing to be able to teach and train with the best of the best throughout the world.” He has treated and consulted in a variety of Physical therapy settings which has also had him traveling a lot for work over the past several years.
Mr. Perry has returned home for what he calls a dream opportunity to Direct Tri State Rehab and Preferred Fitness in Jackson. "I am thrilled to be able to work with the people of Jackson and surrounding counties and train the athletes in the area again. I have learned so much from some of the greatest minds in the Rehabilitation and Sports performance industry and it is very exciting to be able bring this knowledge to this area." Even though John will continue to lecture on occasion, he states one of the many perks of his new position is that he only has to travel two blocks to get to work on a daily basis; "you will probably see me walking to work a lot of time...I have never been able to do that in my 25 years as a Therapist!"
Jackson has always been my home even though I have logged thousands of miles across the country for work and training. I am blessed to have this opportunity to work with the amazing team at Tri State Rehab and Preferred Fitness to help Jackson and surrounding counties be healthy and fit.
John has very flexible hours on the Physical Therapy Clinic and is teaching and helping develop training classes for Preferred Fitness. For and appointment call or stop in.