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Physical Therapy vs. Opioid Pain Killers

Physical Therapy or Opioids for Pain? You Choose. By Darin Payne, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Cert. DN, Cert. SMT, Dip. Osteopractic STAR Physical Therapy, McMinnville, TN It’s no secret that there is a problem in the state of Tennessee with opioid drug abuse. Though the problem will vary from county to county, Tennessee hospital charges for […]

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STAR Partners With Show Hope to Serve Orphans In China

As part of our world outreach, STAR Physical Therapy partners with Show Hope to help fund crucial physical therapy services for orphans in China.  We recently received this update from Jessica Minard, a Physical Therapist that works at Maria’s Big House of Hope.  It shows the progress that is being made, but also reminds us that the […]

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Haiti Mission Reflection from Terri Ellison

To think back on my time in Haiti there are so many moments that will stay with me in my heart forever. I was immediately blessed and amazed by the LiveBeyond organization and their passion for serving the people of Haiti. That type of passion is contagious and their mission of reaching people for the Lord […]

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Haiti Mission Reflection from Elizabeth Holman

Going to Haiti was a large step outside of my comfort zone. I went because that was what God was calling me to do. After being there for 2 days, I knew I had done the right thing and God had a purpose for me being there. I was there to learn more about him […]

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Haiti Mission Reflection from Megan Hemmingsen

I had the extreme privilege of being on the first STAR Mission Team to Haiti in 2015. It was a life changing event for me. My eyes were opened to poverty and hunger I had never imagined possible. It was an experience I knew I would be called back to serve again. I had tried […]

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Haiti Mission Reflection from Tameka Duncan

Having the opportunity to go to Thomazeau, Haiti was a life changing experience. Firstly, I am grateful to be employed by STAR Physical Therapy, a company who has strong foundational values in faith and a true heart to serve others, locally and globally.  LiveBeyond, the organization that we assisted, was/is very intentional in their efforts […]

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Haiti Mission Reflection from Kyle Blevings

I don’t think the emotions and thoughts I felt on this trip can even be put into words. I am sure everyone else has said, “it was an eye opening experience, and we need to be grateful for the things we have.” Even though that was a huge part for me, I want to attempt […]

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What is Direct Access by Ryan Schaefer

DIRECT ACCESS PHYSICAL THERAPY By Ryan Schaefer, PT, DPT STAR Physical Therapy, Brentwood, TN As of January 1, 2015, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands allow individuals to seek some level of physical therapy treatment from a licensed Physical Therapist without obtaining a script or referral from a Physician. This […]

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Haiti Mission Reflection from Robyn Hepler

Last week, God opened my eyes to true poverty and oppression when I went to serve in Haiti. The children we worked with and the people we met are starving and have nothing. They sleep in shacks made of tin and sticks on dirt floors. They have no idea where their next meal will come […]

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Haiti Mission Reflection from Donna Fairbank

Thank you again for the opportunity to serve “The least of these”.  This trip was very humbling for me, it made me very grateful for what I have and makes me really reevaluate my wants from needs.  I have always had a heart to serve others, but now wonder do I or have I ever […]

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