Mission Rehabilitation owner looks to improve patients’ overall health

A new rehabilitation practice has opened up in downtown New Albany. Mission Rehabilitation, owned and operated by J. Pullman, P.T., opened its doors at the beginning of April.

Pullman previously owned outpatient offices in Bay St. Louis, Gulfport, and Biloxi from 1999-2005, but when Hurricane Katrina hit, he decided to take his family and move to New Albany.

“I felt the need to open up a practice again. I enjoy working with patients and helping them with their problems. If they come here to see me, they will get personal attention and care,” said Pullman.

In order for someone to come to Mission Rehabilitation, a physician’s referral is needed. He said that the dental, orthopedic, and family physician community has supported his business.

In his practice, Pullman uses comprehensive therapeutic techniques and hands-on advanced exercise physiology in his treatments.

“I focus on the treatment of spinal injuries, headaches, TMJ, back pain, sprains, strains, and more. I help strengthen people and help get their body into correct alignment. I use high velocity spinal mobilization. Also, hands-on applications are patient-specific and joint-specific,” said Pullman.

A lot of the patients Pullman sees are for pain-related injuries or pain caused by age.

For the patients, there is an intermittent traction table for cervical and lumbar decompression.

“Every patient gets an individualized therapy exercise program and are given at-home exercises. Physical therapy is all about the exercise. We treat bones, ligaments, joints, and muscles with exercise therapy. I want to improve overall health, while also treating the issue,” said Pullman.

Pullman has many years in experience in working with manual therapy techniques and using rehab therapy to solve various patient problems. He has 2,000 hours of internship experience under Norwegian and English osteopaths, he graduated from the University of Buffalo with a Bachelors in Physical Therapy and has two years of post-graduate internship and training in manual therapy, has 20 years of experience in moving and rehabilitation, and has worked with professional athletes.

 Mission Rehabilitation is handicapped accessible and is located at 111A Main Street in New Albany. The business phone number is 662-538-8258. Hours are by appointment, but the main focus of time is before and after work in the early morning and early evening hours.