Physical Therapy


Common Diagnoses We Treat

Our Doctors offer one-on-one Physical Therapy visits to help patients reach their personal goals. Whether you are looking to get back to walking your dog without pain or plan to run in the next Flying Pig Marathon, we are here for you. All visits include assessment, diagnosis, and any treatments deemed necessary by your therapist. Treatments may include manual therapy such as dry needling, myofascial cupping, visceral manipulation, instrument assisted soft tissue massage, and joint mobilization. Treatments also include therapeutic exercises with an emphasis on patient education and self management tools.


In-office visits are available in Cincinnati, OH and Telehealth appointments are available to those located anywhere in Ohio or Kentucky. Schedule your in-office or Telehealth visit at the link above or by contacting us at or calling/texting (513) 208-2257.

· Shoulder pain

· Shoulder impingement

· Rotator cuff tendonitis

· Labrum injuries (such as SLAP tear)

· Elbow pain

· Tennis elbow

· Golfers elbow

· Neck pain

· Headaches

· Mid back/thoracic pain

· Low back pain

· Sciatica

· Disc herniation

· Degenerative disc disease

· Hip pain

· Hip bursitis

· IT Band Syndrome

· Femoral Acetabular Impingement

· Knee pain

· ACL tear

· Meniscus tear

· Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

· Foot/Ankle pain

· Ankle sprains

· Plantar Fasciitis

· Achilles Tendonitis

· Bunions

· Osteoarthritis of any joint

· BPPV, Vertigo, and other Vestibular Disorders

We also treat patients following these common surgeries:

· Spinal fusion

· Cervical or lumbar laminectomy

· Rotator cuff repair

· Mumford

· Total Shoulder Replacement

· Biceps repair

· Shoulder arthroscopy

· Shoulder Labrum Repair

· Total Hip Replacement

· Total Knee Replacement

· Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Repair

· Knee Meniscectomy/Arthroscopy

· Achilles’ tendon repair

· Bunionectomy

· Post fracture any bone/joint


Let Us Help You Get Back To

· Strength Training

· Olympic Weightlifting

· Powerlifting

· Strongman

· CrossFit

· Running

· Rock Climbing

· Pilates

· Yoga

· Group fitness class

· Any sport including soccer, golf, tennis, baseball, softball, and more

· Any other training, sport, or fitness activity that you love


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take my insurance?

Absolute Kinetics has chosen a cash-based model for our practice. We feel this model is the most efficient and effective way to provide physical therapy services. In this model, we are able to provide full price transparency (so you do not receive surprise bills months after your visits). We are also able to provide you with the individualized attention you need to get the most out of each session with us. You will pay for your physical therapy visits at the time of service. This allows us to focus on providing direct, one-on-one care, while keeping administrative costs low. We offer single sessions, as well as packages of 6, 8, or 10 visits at a reduced price per session. You may pay for your services by using cash, a check, a debit/credit card, or with your HSA or FSA. In some instances, you may personally file for reimbursement from your insurance company. Most insurance companies, with the exception of Medicare, Medicaid, and some HMOs, will provide some reimbursement for services received "out of network". The amount you are reimbursed depends on your plan. We can help you with the process of finding out if you can receive reimbursement, and we use a program called Reimbursify to help you file your claims. Depending on your in-network and out-of-network benefits, seeing a cash-based physical therapist may actually be more cost effective. With our ability to spend one-on-one time with our patients, we often see them for less total visits and are able to help our patients get back to the activities they love sooner than in a traditional insurance based model. We are also able to address all of your concerns and provide you with the evidence-based care we know you need and deserve, without worrying about claims being denied by insurance. If you have further questions about the cash-based physical therapy model we have chosen, please contact us at

Can I use my HSA or FSA card?

Yes, we are able to accept payment from both an HSA (Health Savings Account) and FSA (Flexible Spending Account).

Do I need a referral from my Physician for physical therapy?

No, you do not need a referral from your Physician for physical therapy. If you are experiencing a new onset of pain, or have been dealing with pain for weeks, months, or even years, you can schedule with one of our therapists directly. We can often get patients in within 24-48 hours for their initial evaluation. Seeing a physical therapist first can save you both time and money. It prevents you from needing additional (often unnecessary) appointments to assess your problem, costly (and again, often unnecessary) imaging, and we can typically provide you with some techniques within the first visit to start addressing your problem. Our therapists are highly trained, so if you are presenting with symptoms that we don't feel are within the scope of our practice, we will immediately refer you out to the appropriate provider.

Do I need to have an x-ray or an MRI before I see a physical therapist?

No, you do not need to have an x-ray, MRI, or any other tests prior to seeing a physical therapist. Our physical therapists are highly trained and will screen all patients to make sure they are appropriate to be treated by a physical therapist. If we are concerned that imaging may be needed, we will immediately refer you to the appropriate provider.

How many visits will I need?

This is a tricky one - it really depends! At Absolute Kinetics, we pride ourselves in providing individualized care to all of our patients. This means that we assess each of our patients to determine how often they should be seen and how many visits we feel they may need in order to reach their goals. In general, we see most of our patients between 6-10 visits total. Some of our patients will then transition to a maintenance program, depending on their personal needs.

Do I need to stop my normal exercise or activities while I am seeing a physical therapist?

At Absolute Kinetics, we believe in an active approach to healing. Depending on the severity of your pain or injury, some activities may need to be scaled-back or temporarily stopped. However, we work with our patients to make sure we find something to keep them active and all patients are provided with home exercises to work on between physical therapy sessions.

Do you offer wellness or maintenance programs?

Yes, for patients who have completed a package with us, we offer a maintenance program. This maintenace program includes 1 session/month at a reduced single session rate and requires a 3 month commitment. Many of our patients love this program, as it allows them to stay at peak health and performance and address any new issues that come up quickly. We also offer individual virtual fitness programming.

Do you treat pelvic floor dysfunction?

Yes! Our pelvic floor specialist, Dr. Tyler Kornblum, PT, DPT, ATC, treats pelvic floor dysfunction in men, women, and non-binary individuals. You can read more about the diagnoses Dr. Tyler treats here.

Does every patient get dry needling?

No! Dry needling can be a beneficial treatment for those experiencing pain, however it is not the right treatment for every patient. If you are uncomfortable with dry needling, your therapist can offer many other treatment options to address your symptoms. If you want to learn more about dry needling, check out this blog post.

Do you offer Vestibular therapy?

Dr. Alexis Hutchison, PT, DPT, OCS has experience working with patients with vestibular diagnoses including Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), vestibular weakness, cervicogenic dizziness, and other vestibular disorders. She is also able to screen symptoms of dizziness to determine if physical therapy is appropriate or if the patient should be seen by another specialist. Dr. Alexis is currently not taking new patients, but please contact our office to learn more if you are experiencing vestibular symptoms and we can get you to the right provider.