proudly serving the greater Cincinnati area

At Summit Physical Therapy, our number one priority is the patient. We strive to provide individualized treatment with hands-on, compassionate care. We do not rush our patients or our clinicians. Rather, we perform comprehensive evaluations and encourage patient input for treatment planning and goal setting.

Our philosophy is to provide the highest quality therapy through personalized care and education. We support creative and individualized intervention. Our personalized approach ensures patient comprehension and will enhance proper treatment progression to secure the best outcome for our patients. In order for full return to an active and healthy lifestyle, the patient must be involved and educated in the recovery process.

Our highly trained staff treats every patient as if he or she is a family member or personal friend. We realize that as a consumer, you have a choice as to where you receive your rehabilitation care. We would be grateful for the opportunity to assist in your recovery

We accept most insurance plans including Medicare and Work Comp.


don’t wait to receive physical therapy

While some insurance plans require a physician referral, an increasing number of plans provide coverage for direct access to physical therapy services allowing our patients to attend physical therapy without a referral.

We Offer:

  • No waiting lists
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Personalized care with treatment plans tailored for each patient
  • Licensed therapists
  • Specialized treatment programs
  • Friendly and open environment
  • Convenient locations with easy access and parking

We are located in Mt Orab serving the greater Cincinnati area.  Please call any of our locations for questions regarding therapy, insurance coverage or to make an appointment.

Summit – Mt Orab
108 Glover Drive
Mt. Orab, OH 45154
t:937.444.2933  f:937.444.2924

Meet Doug Galvin!

Owner of Summit Physical Therapy


Doug Galvin MHS, PT has specialized in Orthopedic Physical Therapy for over 30 years since graduating with honors from Ohio University.  He later earned his Master’s degree in Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis and was twice recognized as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association.  Doug has had the opportunity to work closely with many Orthopedic and primary care physicians in greater Cincinnati and founded Summit Physical Therapy Mt Orab in 2002.    He frequently attends continuing education courses and specializes in the treatment of the spine, orthopedic injuries, sports medicine, and postoperative and total joint rehabilitation.


Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.

  • Strains/Sprains
  • Neck & Head Aches
  • Low Back/Spine Conditions
  • Arthritis/DJD
  • Tendonitis
  • Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction
  • Manual Therapy
  • Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education & Prevention
  • Knee, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle Rehab
  • Overhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries)
  • Endurance Training
  • Balance/Fall Prevention


Patient Forms

Patient Forms

For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.

New Patient Registration Form PacketDownload

Revised Telehealth Consent Form | Download

This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL FORM.

Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter

The Therapy Connection | Download


Functional Outcome Questionnaires

Please fill out the appropriate survey prior to your first visit.

Arm, Shoulder and/or Hand Pain | Download

Low Back Pain | Download

Lower Extremity Pain | Download

Neck Disability | Download

Physician Use

Physician Use

Prescription Form | Download

This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL PRESCRIPTION.


For Additional Questions Please Contact Us

Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.

We operate in a direct access state where, if your insurance plan authorizes self-referral to physical therapy, a physician referral is not necessary for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. Please check with your insurance though as many health insurance plans require a physician’s referral for therapy to be covered. We also offer treatments, services and/or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.

We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.

As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.

Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.

– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.

Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.

We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.

Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.

The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.


"Summit Physical Therapy greatly assisted me in recovering from my hip replacement. I always felt comfortable doing what was asked of me because of their high level of knowledge and professionalism. I highly recommend them to anyone in need of physical therapy."

"I highly recommend Summit for physical therapy!  Doug and Brittany are wonderful!  My daughter was a little anxious but they quickly made her feel comfortable. They do a great job explaining the exercises."
Amy V. - Facebook

“Great customer service and therapists are attentive, caring, friendly and efficient!!  Definitely recommend Summit!!"

Amy S. - Google

“Doug and his staff came highly recommended by my surgeon at The Christ Hospital Group. I worked with him on Pre/Post Op rotator cuff and bicep repair surgery. He is genuinely interested in the care of each patient's specific needs. It has been a pleasure working with them from scheduling to actual physical therapy."

Amanda C. - Google

“Summit Physical Therapy is wonderful! Many of our clients go there and have nothing but positive things to say about them. Highly recommend!”


“Doug and his staff provided outstanding service yet again. This total knee replacement was the second in the last five months. Great service, individualized care. Great Job and thanks again.”


“Coming soon!”

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