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We understand how frustrating it is to feel trapped by pain and limitations. Our team is here to listen to you and create a treatment plan to get you back to the life you love. Take your first step toward living a pain-free life.
Chatham, VA 24531-3352
Meet the Staff
Allison attended the University of Evansville, graduating in 2013 with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science and in 2015 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She obtained her CSCS in 2013 and her SCS in 2017.
Allison completed a 15 month sports residency with ProRehab and the University of Evansville following graduation. After completion of her residency program, she continued working in an outpatient/sports clinic in Evansville, Indiana. Allison also worked at the University of Evansville, treating Division I athletes.
Allison’s hobbies and interests include baking, playing sports, hiking and being outdoors. She was born and raised near Columbus, Ohio. Her parents and sister still reside in the Ohio area.
Derick Simpson earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from South College. Prior to that, Derick obtained his Bachelor of Science from Liberty University.
During his time at South College, Derick was able to finish the program magna cum laude and be selected by the South College faculty to receive the Dean’s Award.
Derick is most interested in treating orthopedics/sports.
Derick was born and raised in Gretna, Virginia. He is married to his wife Stacey. Together they have two children, Collin (4) and Atlee (2). In his free time, Derick enjoys fitness, playing guitar, and family time.
Hear what other Mountain River patients have to say.
Her physical therapist took the time to explain how her home exercises would help during therapy and after. “I have continued using the exercises even though I have finished with my therapy.” She was happy with her therapy and everyone involved. Really excited that the exercises continue to help her with her arthritis.
Thanks so much for everything you have done for me. You have a very professional staff in a laid back atmosphere. You all worked me hard and still cared for my well being. To Ed & Melody, thank you for making me feel as if I was your only patient. You guys are great! Thanks…
I just wanted to thank you again for getting to the root of my knee pain so quickly and finding the remedy that took my ugly limp away. With the limp I looked like an old sixty-one, now I will be able to chase down anyone within ten years of my age. I took a…
I am extremely satisfied with the care and treatment that Justin, his assistant Jeff, and all the other great people at Mountain River Physical Therapy (gave me). They are knowledgeable, kind, and encouraging. When you allow them to treat you back to full health, you will not be disappointed.
… I recently used your facility for recovery from surgery on my spine. I think because of the great people there and their ability to really help and care for the patient’s needs, I was able to recover faster than normal.
Last week I was in Biloxi & Pascagoula, MS with other Wood County Habitat for Humanity folks putting new houses together… No major back or leg problems. An entire year has gone by without my needing your attention/care. I can now go up 2 flights of stairs without needing the railing.
I have done physical therapy a few times and I have never ever worked with such wonderful and kind people as you.
I can honesty say your staff and their buoyant attitudes made going to physical therapy an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I commend their professionalism and dedication to their patients.
You just can not imagine how much I appreciate you and your wisdom! If you had not found my torn patella tendon, I’d still be falling and the problem would have never been fixed!
Your smile and laughter kept my spirits high… while your expertise helped me get back on my feet. You have my thanks and gratitude for all the time you spent assisting my recovery.