About Us

Keep Moving Wellness Program

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"I was in no shape to get in shape until I went to Moving Forward Physical Therapy, Inc" - Current Participant in Wellness Program

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Keep moving at Moving Forward

Come join others at Moving Forward to improve overall strength, endurance, balance, and overall health!!

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Monthly Membership

Our wellness program is a month to month membership which allows you have access to free weight, cardio machines, and fun atmosphere to exercise.

Meet Moving Forward's PTs

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Margaret Gibson, MPT

Vanessa Sutphin-Mayes, PT

Vanessa Sutphin-Mayes, PT

 Margaret received her Physical Therapy degree at Shenandoah University where she received a Masters in Physical Therapy in 1998.  She has worked in multiple settings over past 19 years including outpatient orthopedics, acute care, skilled care and home health.  She began her career at Lee County Community Hospital and as worked at the managerial level for Lonesome Pine Hospital and Johnston Memorial Hospital during her career. She has been active in the American Physical Therapy Association including serving as Director of the Mountain District of the Virginia Physical Therapy Association in the past. In her spare time Margaret likes to play golf and travel  

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Vanessa Sutphin-Mayes, PT

Vanessa Sutphin-Mayes, PT

Vanessa Sutphin-Mayes, PT

 Vanessa received her Physical Therapy degree from East Tennessee State University in December 1997.  She has worked in multiple settings during her career, including acute care, outpatient orthopedics, home health, pediatrics, early intervention, and school systems. In January 1998, began her career at Lee County Community Hospital, which was then acquired by Health Management Associates. She remained with Lee Regional Medical Center as Physical Therapist and Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation until 2006, at which time she became employed by Wellmont Health System as Physical Therapist/Clinical Manager at the Pennington Gap Outpatient Clinic. Vanessa remained there until the decision was made to close Lee Regional Medical Center in September 2013. In February 2014, Moving Forward Physical Therapy, Inc. opened in Pennington Gap, Virginia. Vanessa says, “I am honored to say that I am a co-owner of this agency, where we continue to provide quality physical therapy services to our community.” In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the lake, shopping, and watching her daughter play sports.  

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Josh Terry, PT, DPT

Vanessa Sutphin-Mayes, PT

Josh Terry, PT, DPT

 Josh received his Physical Therapy degree from East Tennessee State University.  He has been practicing since 2012, providing care is various  settings including outpatient, acute care, and home health.   In his spare time, Josh enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. He also enjoys playing most sports including basketball and cycling.  

Moving Forward's Staff

Kim Hurst

Ashley Ward, PTA

Jolanda Ledford

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Kim is the Outpatient Physical Therapy Representative at Moving Forward Physical Therapy.  She graduated from Mountain Empire Community College with certification in Medical Records Management.  She has been working in the outpatient physical therapy setting since 1992,  She enjoys reading, crocheting and genealogy. 

Jolanda Ledford

Ashley Ward, PTA

Jolanda Ledford

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 Jolanda works as a Rehabilitation Aide at Moving Forward Physical Therapy.  She brings 20 years of experience in Outpatient Physical Therapy.  She attended Mountain Empire Community and Lincoln Memorial University, receiving certification in Health Information Science.  She enjoys reading, photography and attending her children’s sporting events. 

Ashley Ward, PTA

Ashley Ward, PTA

Valerie Taylor, LPTA

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Ashley works as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at Moving Forward Physical Therapy, Inc. Ashley earned her Associates Degree in Physical Therapy from Wytheville Community College. She has been practicing as a physical therapist assistant since 2012.  Ashley has treated patient in multiple setting including skilled nursing facility and outpatient clinic.   In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors with family.    

Valerie Taylor, LPTA

Valerie Taylor, LPTA

Valerie Taylor, LPTA

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 Valerie works as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at Moving Forward Physical Therapy, Inc. Valerie earned her Associates Degree in Physical Therapy from Wytheville Community College. She has been practicing as a physical therapist assistant since 2002. She provides physical therapy for wide range of patient varying from pediatrics to geriatrics.  Valerie has treated patient in multiple setting including skilled nursing facility, school systems, inpatient rehab, acute care, and outpatient clinic.   In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors with family, camping, and kayaking.    

Tara Wells, LPTA

Valerie Taylor, LPTA

Tara Wells, LPTA

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Tara works as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at Moving Forward Physical Therapy, Inc. She earned her Associates Degree in Physical Therapy from Wytheville Community College. She has been practicing as a physical therapist assistant since 2011.  Tara has treated patients in multiple settings including inpatient and outpatient facilities.  In her spare time, she enjoying being outdoors with her family, reading, and archery.       

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Located @ 282 Westgate Mall Circle, Suite 104 Pennington Gap, VA 24277

Moving Forward Physical Therapy, Inc

276-546-1234

Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm

Friday: 8am - 12pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed