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, Paul Castle 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.
Ashley Castle, PT, DPT
Ashley Castle is a 2009 graduate from the University of Kentucky with a doctorate of physical therapy degree. Born and raised in the Ashland area, she has strong ties to both her family and the community. Professionally, Ashley’s area of emphasis is pediatrics having completed affiliations at Cardinal Hill during Sensory Integration Camp and at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. She has also attended several continuing education courses in pediatrics at the national Combined Sections Meetings hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association. She chose physical therapy as a career after witnessing a remarkable therapy session with a toddler who had cerebral palsy.
In her free time Ashley loves attending UK football and basketball games. She also enjoys traveling, riding ATVs, and spending time with family and friends.
Zachary Grimm, PT, DPT – Director
Zachary Grimm was raised in Wellsburg, West Virginia and graduated from West Liberty State College as an undergraduate to earn his Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2003. He then went on to attain a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from West Virginia University in 2010. After moving to Huntington, WV he practiced for three years at Cabell Huntington Hospital in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has since worked in a variety of settings across the age spectrum in the Huntington valley and rural areas throughout West Virginia and Kentucky. His areas of practice emphasis include general outpatient orthopedics, joint replacement, lumbar and pelvic dysfunction, pediatric trauma, and aquatic therapy.
Zachary is the proud father of two small children and spends a large portion of his free time being a kid with them. His interests also include fitness, nutrition, and a wide variety of nerdy entertainment.
Craig S. Buell, PT, MSPT
Craig Buell graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University with a BS in Biology as well as a MS in Physical Therapy in 1999. Craig was captain of his cross country and track team at Wheeling Jesuit University. He moved to Elkins, WV to work for Davis Memorial Hospital in both outpatient and acute care therapy. In 2002 he moved back to his hometown of Huntington, WV to work as director and physical therapist for Tri-State Rehab Services in our Westmoreland office. Professionally he enjoys working with patients of all ages and diagnoses including sports and work related injuries. He is licensed to work in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Craig continues to run and focus on fitness in his personal time. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and friends.
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.
John Malone PT, DPTJohn 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.
Dave Coburn PTA, ATC
Dave Coburn is a resident of Greenup Kentucky Graduate of Marshall University 1997 in athletic training/ sports medicine. 1999 graduate of Shawnee State University Physical Therapy Assistant program. Specialize in sports training and outpatient rehab. Hobbies are spending time with my children and exercises.