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Welcome to Hart Spine and Rehab. Our office promises a family atmosphere with world-class care. Our friendly staff welcomes you with smiling faces and we endeavor to make each visit a pleasant experience. We are conveniently located one block east of Dalraida Commons at 4135 Atlanta Highway in Montgomery, Alabama.

 

Do you suffer from….?

  • Back, Neck or Joint Pain
  • Muscle Tension Headaches
  • Herniated or Bulging Discs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Injury Related Pain

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Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.

Doctors of Chiropractic often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians; practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.

In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may compliment or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”  

– Thomas Edison


Location

4135 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL 36109
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About Us

Our office is a multi-discipline clinic, including physical therapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy. Our goal is to meet the medical needs of each person who visits our office through these services. We look forward to helping all our patients reach their maximum health potential.

 

Meet our Chiropractors

Dr. Jason Hart

Dr. Jason Hart opened his own private clinic, Hart Spine & Rehab, in February 2012 after 10 years of chiropractic experience. He is a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College located in Kansas City, Missouri. Practicing in the Montgomery area since 2003, Dr. Hart has been voted “#1 Doctor in Montgomery” in the Montgomery Advertiser’s Readers Choice Awards. He is also a member of the Chiropractic Society of Alabama and American Chiropractic Association. Dr. Hart has also served as an adjunct professor at Troy University Montgomery.  Dr. Hart loves spending time with his beautiful daughter, Kennedy. In their free time, they enjoy visiting the library, the science center, and camping at the beach.

 

 

Dr. Lori Ann McMillian

Dr. Lori Ann McMillian has served the Montgomery area since 2008. She is a graduate of Texas Chiropractic College located in Pasadena, Texas, where she received her Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2004. As a long-time chiropractic patient, Dr. McMillian knows first-hand the importance of proper spinal alignment. Being able to help others improve their quality of life, all without drugs or surgery, has been a very fulfilling part of her career. Dr. McMillian is certified through the Alabama State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

 

 

Meet our Physical Therapist

Dr. LaDarius “LD” Woods is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, where he attended Homewood High School. Following graduation, he attended the United States Air Force Academy where he played varsity football and ran track for the Falcons. After two years, he transferred to Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) to complete his undergraduate studies.

He is a graduate of Alabama State University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and currently holds certifications as a Strength & Conditioning Coach, Aerobics Instructor and Personal Trainer, USATF Level 1 Track and Field Coach, and Blaze Sports America Certified Disability Sport Specialist.

He has served as an adjunct instructor at Alabama State University and South University in their DPT and PTA programs respectively and is currently pursing a PhD from Auburn University.  His clinic interest includes: Health & Wellness, Pediatric to Adolescent Sports Rehabilitation, General Orthopedics, and Geriatric Rehabilitation.

 

Meet our Massage Therapist

Missy Johns, LMT, graduated high school in Clearwater, FL and joined the US Navy where she served 9 years. Once out of the military, she decided to pursue a career in Massage Therapy. She attended Heritage Institute and received an Occupational Associates Degree in Science, specializing in massage. She is trained in Neuro Muscular Therapy, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofascial Release and many other modalities of massage. Missy has a passion for massage therapy and focuses on improving her patients’ quality of life by easing pain and relieving stress.

 

Meet the Staff

The doctors could not do their jobs without the support of our amazing staff.  Our staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. The staff treats every patient as if they are family and truly care about getting them healthy and helping them obtain the ultimate goal: wellness.

Stacie Tierce – Office Manager

Stacie has worked with Hart Spine & Rehab since day ONE! You can see her almost everywhere in the office: front desk, therapy room, waiting area, billing and anywhere else she is needed. She is our real-life Wonder Woman. Stacie has proven to be loyal to our clinic and to our patients. She graduated Troy University Dothan in 2006 where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. When you talk with her, you will not doubt that her goal is to treat everyone like family and help patients reach their optimal health potential. If you have any questions, she will most likely have the answers! Our joke around the office: “Just Ask Stacie!”

When Stacie is not being Wonder Woman for Hart Spine & Rehab, she is wearing her cape at home. Stacie is from “The Peanut Capital of the World.”  In 2005, she married her high school sweetheart, Clint, and relocated to the Montgomery area.  She is a wife to the pastor of a local church and mother to 3 beautiful children. Stacie enjoys spending time with her family: traveling to explore new places, enjoying good food, and living an active lifestyle.

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Brittany Truitt – Community Educator

Brittany has worked with Hart Spine & Rehab since September 2017. Brittany is the “public eye” of our office.  Although, on occasion, you may find Brittany greeting you at the front desk or answering your phone calls as the need arises; she is primarily outside of the office educating the public and other professionals on our services, to ensure that our patients are receiving the care they need and deserve. Brittany oversees our social media marketing, promotional materials and activities, doctor-client referrals, and attorney-client referrals.  Brittany is passionate about our clinic, and she shows that passion through her work.

When Brittany is not being our “public eye”, she is being mommy to her beautiful daughter, Hannah Grace. She is currently pursuing her bachelors degree in Marketing at AUM. In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with Hannah, camping, going to the beach, and modern farm-housing everything.

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New Patient Center

What can I expect as a new patient?

  • No long wait times – Our office staff strives to minimize your time in our waiting area.
  • Same day appointments – Our clinic is accepting new patients with appointments available on the day you call.
  • Family friendly atmosphere – Our office is a professional workspace in which patients of any age will feel comfortable and relaxed as our doctors and staff provide treatment.
  • Ease of payment – Our office accepts cash, check, and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express) as valid forms of payment.

What insurance is accepted?

  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Viva Health

Services

Services We Offer:

  • Spinal Manipulation
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Traction Therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • And much more…

What is Traction Therapy?

Spinal traction therapy is a non-invasive treatment used to relieve chronic lower back pain, especially sciatica, and neck pain.

Lumbar traction can relieve pressure on compressed nerves, help muscles relax and reduce muscle spasms. Traction can increase the space between vertebrae – reducing pressure on intervertebral discs and nerve roots.

Cervical traction can relieve muscle spasm and nerve root compression by stretching soft tissues and increasing the spaces between cervical vertebrae.

Why should I consider Traction Therapy?

Traditionally, surgery, pain medications and manipulation have been the primary treatments employed by doctors to address most problems involving the spine.

The complications from back surgery can be severe and may result in permanent debilitating conditions. Surgery can be extremely expensive with recovery taking several months.

Pain medications can make it difficult for a person to carry on with normal day to day activities.

Thousands of back pain patients have been successfully treated with traction therapy!

PHYSICAL THERAPY

What is a physical therapy?

Physical Therapy is a skilled intervention delivered by a Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy focused on restoring or maintaining functional level. Physical therapy can address pain, range of motion deficits, strength deficits, posture, and any leisure activities (hunting, fishing, running) you once enjoyed. Physical Therapist utilize techniques such as: manual therapy, neuromuscular reeducation, therapeutic activities, therapeutic exercise, electrical stimulation, traction, and ultrasound.

What physical therapy is not?

Exercise. Exercise is delivered a gym, studio, or box by a (non)certified personal trainer, weight lifting coach, or strength coach.

Before your first appointment

Visit our New Patient Center.

What do you need to bring to your first visit?

  • Positive Attitude
  • Loose Fitting Clothing
  • Insurance Card
  • Any images (x-ray, MRI, CT scan) that you have recently (within 6 months) taken

Conditions Treated

  • Chronic Pain
  • Spinal dysfunction
    • Low back pain
    • Neck pain
  • Sports Injuries
    • Return to Sport
  • Pre and post operative orthopedic care
    • Total/partial joint replacement
    • Ligament repair
    • Tendon repair
  • Overuse injury
    • Muscular strains
    • Ligament sprains
  • Gait dysfunction
    • Loss of balance
    • Trendelenburg
  • Dizziness and Vertigo
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Chronic respiratory

Additional services offered

  • Annual Wellness (fitness) exam
  • Personal nutritional plans
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Sports strength and conditioning
  • Power/Manual wheelchair evaluation

Dry Needling

Integrative Dry Needling

Integrative Dry Needling is a highly effective form of physical therapy for the treatment of a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. It is not appropriate for all conditions or pathologies and the use of the technique will be at the discretions of your physical therapist.

How does it work?

Integrative dry needling is not acupuncture (traditional Chinese medicine), it is based on neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. A very fine filament needle is inserted through the skin and into the deeper tissues that are considered trigger points to your pain. Dry needling works by causing a microlesion within the pathological tissue thus breaking up shortened tissues, inhibiting a reflex arc from the nervous system to the tissue, normalizing the inflammatory response, and centrally mediating the pain. This mechanical and neuromuscular effect provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal which ultimately reduces pain.

What Conditions can be treated?

Conditions include, but are not limited to neck, back, and shoulder pain, arm pain (tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, golfer’s elbow), headache to include migraines and tension-type headache, jaw pain, buttock pain and leg pain (sciatica, hamstring stains, calf tightness/spasms)

Are the needles sterile?

Yes, we only use sterile disposable needles.

Is the procedure painful?

The fine filament needle is very thin, solid, and flexible, which allows for the needle to be pushed through the skin versus cutting the skin. This helps reduce any discomfort that may occur with the procedure. We strive to make the treatment virtually painless however at times a local twitch response of the muscle may be felt. When the needle is inserted into the pathological tissue that local twitch response sensation is normally and is felt only momentarily.. many patients describe this twitch response as a little electric shock, cramp, or an ache sensation. These sensations are perfectly normal and even a desirable response. Your PT will make every effort to make your experience comfortable and therapeutic.

How will I feel after the Dry Needling treatment?

This will vary but many patient experience immediate relief of their symptoms and an increase in range of motion. Soreness can also be a common response from the needling but does not occur with all people. Some individuals may experience an immediate achiness or a delayed soreness the next day. The soreness, if present, will usually last 1-2 days, use of heat and light massage and movement will be beneficial. Mild bruising may occur at the needling site and is more prevalent in certain parts of the body. Larger bruising may also occur but is rare. Application of ice on a bruise will help with the soreness and skin discoloration will last several days but is not harmful.

It is uncommon but possible that the treatment may temporarily increase your symptoms. This is not unusual but if this continues past the 1-2 day window, inform your PT to allow adjustment of your program to enhance your comfort next time. This does not mean that needling will not be beneficial to your condition.

Will I continue to do exercises or receive other treatments?

Yes, your personalized physical therapy program will still integrate traditional physical therapy methods including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, endurance training, stabilization, and posture training.

How many treatments will I need?

This will depend on the category you fit in, which is determined by the state of the injury and your overall health. Remember we are attempting to cause mechanical and biochemical changes without any pharmacological means. Therefore, we are looking for a cumulative response to break the pain cycle. Your PT will able able to give you more insight into your evaluation.

What should I do to prepare for treatment?

  • Do not eat 30 minutes before the treatment
  • Be well hydrated by empty your bladder prior to treatment
  • Wear lose fitting clothing, shorts, or bathing suit for easy access to your painful areas

What should/can I do after treatment, what should I avoid?

Our recommendations vary depending on the amount of soreness you have and on the individual response to treatment. Recommendations may include increasing your water intake, applying ice or hate over the area, gentle stretches and modifications of activities.

Is Dry Needling treatment covered by my insurance?

This is a Physical Therapy treatment and is NOT acupuncture therefore your coverage of Dry Needling should correspond with your Physical Therapy benefits. You can discuss this further with our administrative staff if you require more information.

Not all medical or physical therapy professionals are trained to perform the Integrative Dry Needling treatment technique. The physical therapists at YOUR CLINIC have advanced training and have been certified through the Integrative Dry Needling Institute.

Testimonials

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Hart and all his staff were amazing!!! From booking the appt, to the front office staff, the visit with Dr. Hart, and to checking out were all awesome! He has a very caring environment there and they all helped to ease my nerves! I can’t wait to go back! -A. Guthery 5/31/18

 

Dr. Hart and his staff are very professional and very caring in taking care of your needs. They are very friendly and quick to accommodate you with scheduling your appointments. They have all the cutting-edge equipment to produce a great experience in your process of healing. You will not be disappointed. I would and have recommended them to anyone interested in a holistic approach to inner health. You will not find a more knowledgeable or friendly staff and you will leave there feeling as if you were their only patient… the personal touch! -D. Stollenwerck 5/31/18

 

Great place! Friendly, helpful staff! Dr. Hart has helped me a lot! Back and neck doing much better! Highly recommend Hart Spine & Rehab!! -T. Barron 5/23/18

 

Everyone at Hart Spine and Rehab is patient and kind when we bring our baby and toddler in for adjustments. Dr. Hart has been wonderful, he’s gentle with his manipulation, and genuinely cares about his patients. We always look forward to our appointments, and recommend Dr. Hart every chance we get. -A. Estes 5/18/18

 

All the staff are very friendly and caring. Dr. Hart is so caring and really concerned about your overall health. He is very personable and listens to what you are telling him about your issues. He is also gentle when giving an adjustment. First chiropractor who does not hurt me when adjusting my neck. He found out what my lower back issue was and with traction it is much improved. -J. Wiles 5/17/18

 

Dr. Hart is amazing. As a child I had bad experiences with a chiropractor that left me very leery of chiropractic as a whole, but after hurting my back this week I felt I didn’t have a choice. From the moment I walked in the staff was very friendly. Dr. Hart genuinely listened to my symptoms and concerns. He explained each step as we went and was extremely kind. Before I left my pain had greatly improved. I would highly recommend him to anyone. -M. Taylor

 

I’m not sure I would have made it through my pregnancy without Dr. Hart! He helped me so much!
-T. Odom 2/14/18

 

“Dr. Hart and his staff (from front desk to PT) are amazing. So professional, effective, clean and above all nice. I have really improved here. I came in pain and am leaving feeling great. Great service & even better people! Thanks y’all!” –J. Lynch 4/4/16

 

“Since coming to Dr. Hart, I have felt better than I have in 30 years. Dr. Hart himself is a professional who honestly cares about his patients. The staff at Hart Clinic makes every visit an enjoyable experience. I would like to personally acknowledge Mrs. Jan. She treats patients as part of a family. NOT just a means to making a pay check. Mrs. Jan is one of the medical fields BEST professionals I have ever met.” –Henry Parker 10/5/15

 

I have enjoyed being here, they are really great people. Really helpful. If I know anyone that needs a chiropractor, this is the place to go. – Verna Fendeerson

 

“I felt much better after my appointment. My pain was greatly reduced. They made sure every single question I had was answered. Their staff is very friendly and professional. I was very satisfied with my visit. They were helpful and I left feeling encouraged. The office was very easy to locate. I didn’t have any trouble finding it at all.” -JBT

 

“They were absolutely amazing and make others in the same field look like beginners. Not only did I have no more pain after my adjustment, but I felt great afterward. I definitely saw a huge difference. They really go above and beyond to make me feel special. I’ve never been anywhere that seems to care more about their clients than here.” -Sheryl

 

“Dr. Hart is one of those rare gems. He is the kindest and most compassionate of all. His skill set is amazing. Given my spinal conditions, I will be a life-long patient.” – Summer

 

“I am going to refer everyone I know here. I absolutely love this place. They were so easy to reach in an emergency, they answered my call immediately. It is a relief to know that I can count on them to always be there for me when I need them the most.” – Anonymous

 

“I went to see Dr. Hart and from the first visit I knew he actually cared. Another benefit of Dr. Hart’s practice is he is in a building with Harmony Wellness and Rehab so there is a Physical Therapist and a MD in the same building.” – DBB