Tammy Cummings prides herself on offering one-on-one services in a private setting and giving her patients her undivided attention. After 13 years in the industry, she opened Change of Pace Physical Therapy in Owensboro last month.
Unlike most physical therapy clinics, Change of Pace also offers mobile visits where Cummings will bring the clinic to the patient. It is different from Home Health, where people must be home-bound to qualify for services.
“I have the option of mobile therapy visits, which I like to think would be similar to old-fashioned doctor’s house calls,” Cummings said. “Some patients don’t drive, don’t have consistent transportation, are stay-at-home parents/caregivers, or have a condition where riding in a car to a clinic is very painful. I wanted to be able to provide an option for anyone to have access to outpatient services.”
As the only therapist in the clinic, she takes pride in offering a sense of consistency and trust to her patients.
“My goal with opening Change of Pace was to provide the type of patient care that I’ve seen become less common,” she said. “The patients will always see the same therapist for every treatment — me — and not feel like they were passed off.”
Cummings is a graduate of Ohio County High School and the University of Kentucky, where she obtained her undergraduate and master of physical therapy degrees. She married and moved to Owensboro with her husband in 2012, and the two have one daughter.
Services provided by Change of Pace include myofascial release, vestibular rehab, soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, pre- and post-operative care, lymphedema treatment, balance assessment, gait training, fall prevention, strength training, comprehensive treatment programs, and McKenzie treatment.
More information about the clinic can be found on their website here or by searching Change of Pace Physical Therapy on Facebook.
“I say ‘your health is worth my time,’ and I truly believe that,” Cummings said. “I want people to have a place they can go to get personalized, genuine care. I want people to know that they can experience a different kind of healthcare.”