TheraSport Physical and Aquatic Therapy is a private practice owned by Dr. Mindi Meadows, PT, DPT, MS, ATC. We have proudly been serving the Rainsville area, including DeKalb and Jackson Counties, since 2003. Our staff is committed to providing the highest quality of care while treating our patients with the utmost respect to restore function and quality of life.
TheraSport is an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic that provides physical and aquatic therapy. We employ physical therapists and athletic trainers and specialize in sports medicine, workman’s compensation injuries, total joint replacements, and general orthopedics. Our certified athletic trainer is responsible for sports medicine coverage of local high school practices and games and is available to help guide students and parents in medical decisions. Our physical therapists value treating each patient as an individual with specific treatment plans in a professional, yet comfortable environment. Although we are a “medical” facility, we strive to make each patient feel as if they are at home.
Mindi is the only dual- credentialed full time physical therapist practicing on Sand Mountain and TheraSport is the only full time physical therapy clinic in Rainsville. Mindi is a Doctorate level physical therapist and has been practicing since 1997. She also has her Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine and is a Certified Athletic Trainer.
Dr. Mindi Meadows, PT, DPT, MS, ATC
TheraSport Physical and Aquatic Therapy is locally owned by Mindi.
She completed her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2008, her Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine in 1998, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1997 from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She was the Director of Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine for Southeastern Rehabilitation in Scottsboro, Al, for four years before opening her own practice in Rainsville in 2003. She is the only full time physical therapist practicing in Rainsville at this time. Mindi is also the owner of PINK Dance Studio, which opened its doors in 2005 and is now located inside the same building as TheraSport Physical Therapy. She was a competitive dancer throughout high school and a collegiate top ten dancer/choreographer. She combined her passion for her patients and her dancers to incorporate these two businesses in the same building.
Jill Crow, LPTA, ATC
Jill completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training in December, 2000, from Troy University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She worked solely as a Certified Athletic Trainer from January 2001 until September 2010 when she completed the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Wallace State Community College. Jill received the top student award in her graduating PTA class. Jill has been working as a full time LPTA and part time ATC from September 2010 to present. Jill has been a member of the TheraSport Team since it’s conception in 2003. Jill is married to Allen Crow and has three children, Daxson, Isaac, and Sydney Crow.
Dylan Scott, LPTA
Dylan is a LPTA, he lives in Albertville and he graduated from Douglas High School in 2013. Throughout high school he was always busy with sports and he played basketball and golf. After high school he attended Snead State Community College where he completed his prerequisite classes for the PTA program, he then earned his Associate's degree in Applied Science in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Wallace State Community College in 2018. When Dylan is not at work you'll find him outdoors, fishing, playing golf, or going to the gym to workout.
Daniel graduated from Hazel Green High School in 2011 and University of West Alabama in 2015. Going into his 5th year of being the Outreach Athletic Trainer for Therasport. Hobbies include: Reading fantasy series and historical fiction, Ultimate Frisbee, obsessing over any photos of a Pug he finds, and trying ball park hotdogs. I’m excited to continue serving and enhancing the athletic departments and communities of Geraldine and Plainview. Working with an athlete to get back to the football/softball/baseball field, or basketball/volleyball court is a reward like no other. It’s a passion of mine for an athlete to be stronger than their pre-injury selves. Also, being able to see my athletes transition from kids to adults is one of the many joys of my job. Thank you for the memories so far, and to many more!
TheraSport proudly opened its doors to our new “home” on 12-10-12.
The ultimate goal of our new building was to be able to continue to provide a professional, yet comfortable physical therapy experience that would feel more like home to patients than medical in nature.
With a spacious lobby and more square footage this clinic is sure to help patient’s to achieve the best possible treatment and chance for recovery. We have new cardiovascular equipment that adjusts to patients of all sizes and is specific to different patient populations, including elderly patients and total joint patients. We also have new weight equipment that is very user friendly and fits all patient types as well. We now have a sports/functional training area for sport specific rehabilitation that all of our athletes are able to utilize during their treatment without feeling crowded or crowding others. Athletes can now swing a bat, shoot a ball or even do functional drills on a suspended floor that is better for their joints. Finally, patients now have access to our 92 degree rehabilitation specific pool with handrails surrounding the pool, jets that provide resistance in the water for strengthening, and a deep water well for lumbar traction.
There are several benefits from using aquatic therapy for patient healing and exercise. First, the buoyancy of the water decreases the amount of weight bearing; therefore reducing stress on joints. Next, the viscosity of water is excellent in providing resistance to all exercises in the water for strengthening without using weights. Aquatic therapy can also decrease swelling and improve balance through its hydrostatic pressure. Finally, the warm temperature of the water assists in muscle relaxation and vasodilation of blood vessels, which increase blood flow to injured areas. Most people find that by decreasing the amount of joint stress it is easier and less painful to perform the exercises in the aquatic environment. All of these properties can be useful for several diagnoses including:
PINK Dance Studio opened in August of 2005 in Rainsville and offers classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Pointe.
Dancers may begin taking classes at three years of age. We have a recital in May of each year and offer classes year round. We do offer the chance to compete in dance competitions and have even competed in New York City at the NYCDA National Championships. Our new studio has the feel of a historic warehouse and is built on a suspended floor with ballet barres surrounding the studio and floor to ceiling mirrors.
Feel free to call with any questions! 256-638-PINK (7465)