Physical Therapy


Physical Therapy


Wright State Physicians Health Center
725 University Blvd.
Fairborn, OH 45324
(937) 245-7200

Physical Therapy

Wright State Physicians offers physical therapy at its state-of-the-art-facility in the Wright State Physicians Health Center, on the campus of Wright State University.

Whether you need pain relief or are recovering from surgery, our physical therapists offer evidence-based, individualized treatment plans with measurable outcomes tailored to help you achieve your personal goals. We are committed to healing your body and restoring you to your normal activities.

Our staff has more than 20 years of clinical expertise. We utilize hands-on interventions with an emphasis on education and incorporating the patient as an integral part of the treatment team.

We also offer a full-range of treatment options with the latest in cold laser technology and a gravity reduced treadmill. Continuity of care is important to us. You will see the same physical therapist and therapy team every appointment. Our team will be in constant communication with your referring physician.

Our Physical Therapists

Iva Staats, P.T.

Iva Staats, P.T.The director of Wright State Physicians Physical Therapy, Iva is board-certified in physical therapy and has more than 18 years of physical therapy experience. Iva attended Miami University, obtaining undergraduate degrees in exercise physiology and athletic training. She graduated from Ohio University’s physical therapy program in 1995. Iva is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Ohio Physical Therapy Association.

She has a strong background in nonsurgical acute to chronic low-back pain, sacroiliac dysfunction, industrial rehabilitation and a full array of nonsurgical to post operative rehabilitation of foot/ankle, knee, hip and shoulder/upper extremity injuries. She places a strong emphasis on education and various manual therapy techniques to facilitate recovery.

Amber Smith, P.T.A., A.T.

Amber SmithAmber joined Wright State Physicians Physical Therapy in February 2015. She brings almost eight years of experience to our experienced team. Amber holds dual licensure as both a physical therapist assistant and an athletic trainer in the state of Ohio. She earned her P.T.A. degree from Kent State University in 2011 and her Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from Wilmington College in 2003.

Throughout her years of practice as both a physical therapist assistant and as an athletic trainer, sports medicine has been her main focus and passion. Amber has practiced in outpatient clinics as well as in high school settings and developed a special interest in both surgical and nonsurgical rehabilitation programs to restore athletes of all types and abilities back to their previous level of play or involvement. She has worked with high school athletes, collegiate athletes and weekend warriors, and has experience in treating patients from the pediatric through the geriatric stage.

Conditions We Treat

We help patients recover from surgery, injury and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. We identify a patient’s problem and implement a plan of care to address limitations related to dysfunction and pain. This may include thermal modalities, such as heat, cold, ultrasound, electricity or cold laser, manual therapy techniques or neuromuscular reeducation. All therapeutic interventions incorporate a strong exercise and educational component.

  • Patellar tendinitis, knee pain, patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)
  • Muscular strain, soft tissue injuries (all types)
  • Joint sprain (ankle, knee, hip, back, shoulder, neck, elbow and wrist)
  • Mechanical low back, cervical pain with or without radicular symptoms (acute or chronic)
  • Localized osteoarthritis (OA) — knee, foot, ankle, hip, back, shoulder and elbow
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Iliotibial (ITB) syndrome
  • Shoulder impingement, shoulder pain, rotator cuff (RTC) sprain/strain
  • Golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow and elbow pain
  • Foot/lower extremity pain related to alignment issues (flat feet, high arch)
  • Athletic injuries with musculoskeletal involvement
  • Work injuries with musculoskeletal involvement
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SI joint pain)
  • Postural syndromes/pain

Next Steps

I am interested in getting physical therapy, now what?

  • You will need to get a referral from a doctor.
  • Have your doctor fax the referral and your insurance information to (937) 245-7311.
  • Upon receiving the referral, we will call your insurance company to determine your physical therapy benefits.
  • We will call you to schedule an appointment.

I have a referral for physical therapy, now what?

  • Have your doctor fax the referral and your insurance information to (937) 245-7311.
  • Upon receiving the referral, we will call your insurance company to determine your physical therapy benefits.
  • We will call you to schedule an appointment.