Administration

Joe Isaac, PT, CSCS Owner / CEO / President

Joe Isaac, PT, CSCS, has over 25 years of clinic experience in the outpatient PT arena. After graduating from Ohio State University in 1994 he began practicing as an outpatient physical therapist in a large medical center in Kentucky where he treated a variety of patients in an outpatient setting. He later advanced to the coordinator of industrial rehabilitation. His responsibilities included performing functional capacity evaluations, pre-employment screens, job analysis, and program development. His passion for fitness and performance drove him to develop the blended approach that is Tri-State Rehab Services and Preferred Fitness center which he co-founded in 1998. Tri-State Rehab & Preferred Fitness has grown to 6 locations in 3 states and includes fitness centers that are open to the general public as well as patients as they complete their PT process.

Isaac is certified in Dry Needling and Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization as well as Movement Analysis. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and developed a sports performance program for athletes of all ages called F.A.S.T. (Function Agility Strength Training). Isaac serves as the Vice President of the Mid- American Rehabilitation Network (MARN), which aggressively promotes private practices in OH, KY, WV, as well as expanding into contiguous states.

Chelsey Newlon, Executive Assistant/ HR Compliance Coordinator

I am from Raceland, KY. I graduated from Ohio University with a double bachelors in Communications/Public Relations and Psychology. I have been with TSR consecutively for the past 3 years. I currently am the Director of HR, Marketing and Administration. I currently reside in Barboursville, WV with my husband and 2 kids.

Beverly Ritchey, Director of Billing

Ashley Castle, PT, DPT Director of Ironton and Corporate Compliance Officer

Where you are from? Raceland, KY

Where you went to college? Morehead University & University of Kentucky

How long you’ve been a therapist? 15 years

How long you’ve been at tristate? 15 year

Why you like being a therapist? I love being a therapist because I get the unique opportunity to develop a relationship with my patients, not just be their healthcare provider. I’m able to help them return to the activities they enjoy and celebrate their achievements. Restoring movement, reducing pain, and seeing patients achieve goals is a rewarding profession and I’m thankful to be apart of it.

Wes Bailey, PTA, ATC Director of Portsmouth and Shawnee State Campus

Where you are from? Franklin Furnace, OH

Where you went to college? Shawnee State University

How long you’ve been a therapist? 10 years

How long you’ve been at tristate? I was a patient when I was younger and never left.

Why you like being a therapist? It is rewarding getting to help people overcome trails in their lives. Helping patients get back on their feet after injury and helping them become a better version of themselves.

Craig Buell, MPT- Director of Westmoreland

Where you are from? Huntington, WV

Where you went to college? Wheeling Jesuit University

How long you’ve been a therapist? 24 years

How long you’ve been at tristate? 22 years

Why you like being a therapist? I like being a therapist because every patient and situation provides a unique opportunity to problem solve in an effort to improve someone’s quality of life.

Wes Lauderback, PT, MPT Director of Wheelersburg

Where you are from? Minford, OH

Where you went to college? PT degree is from The Ohio State University

How long you’ve been a therapist? A total of 23 years (5 as a PTA & 18 as a PT)

How long you’ve been at tristate? Since the beginning of 2020

Why you like being a therapist? I like helping people, trying to restore their quality of life back to them.

Sherry McGraw Assistant Billing Director