Allison Fallin is excited for her new KORT office to open on Nov. 1. Fallin said it’s been a goal from the beginning to open the first physical therapy clinic in Owensboro specializing in pelvic health.
Fallin will be clinic director for the new KORT (Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team) office, located at 2804 Frederica St. next to Tropical Smoothie. She has been a therapist for almost 10 years now and has been with KORT for about 2 years.
“This was part of the goal when I came on with the organization, was to grow certain patient populations and offer services that I was passionate about in order to open a new office,” she said. “I’m excited because there isn’t another physical therapy clinic here that specializes and is prioritizing men’s and women’s pelvic health. So, helping people with anything from just general pelvic pain or tailbone pain to urinary incontinence, post-cancer treatment, or prenatal and postnatal patients.
Fallin said as a whole KORT is a general orthopedic-based organization. All KORT locations offer functional dry needling and post-surgical care and specialize in neck and back pain.
However, each location also offers unique services with therapists who bring a passion to their work, something Fallin said is a benefit to the patients.
Fallin’s office will primarily focus on men’s and women’s pelvic health. They will also offer concussion rehab, vestibular rehab and look to add ReVital Cancer Rehab within the coming months. The other Owensboro location (3515 Frederica St. across from Red Lobster) offers an orthopedic weight reduction program for those looking to overall pursue better health.
There is also an office in Whitesville, while the entire company has about 60 locations.
“That’s the beauty of it is we do have multiple locations for the convenience of our patients,” she said. “But we as therapists, based on our individual passions, have pursued specialized care. I’ve always treated orthopedics sports medicine, that was kind of my initial passion, but it has also developed more into the specialized care. We’ll still offer everything for general care though.”
To start, Fallin will be the only therapist at the new location. As they grow their specialty programs, they’ll look to add more therapists.
She said her current patients can come with her to the new office. New patients will also be accepted, and they can usually walk in without needing a referral.
“Luckily in the state of Kentucky, physical therapy is what they call direct access,” she said. “The majority of commercial insurances allow you to come to physical therapy without a referral from a physician. The exception would be Medicare patients or any federally funded insurance companies.”
Anyone with questions about needing a referral or other services can call the office at 270-297-1390. To start, the new office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.