229.382.7120 / 800.648.1935

Spine Therapy Center

Spine Therapy Center
An innovative outpatient physical therapy facility with a specialized focus on spinal care



Two locations:
18th Street, Ste. 200, Tifton, GA 31794
1622 Madison Avenue, Tifton, GA 31794



Intense Hands-On Therapy

Our philosophy of care is centered on decreasing pain, improving motion, building strength and endurance, and restoring the patient’s quality of life.  By providing a variety of manual therapy techniques, we are able to better address muscular and joint restrictions that, otherwise, could not be identified.  Massage,  myofascial  release  and  spinal mobilization / manipulation  are  various techniques  employed  to  restore  function and decrease pain.

Spine Therapy Center offers patients a commitment of individualized, patient-centered attention by:

  • Providing an intense, hands-on approach.
  • Offering a variety of manual techniques ranging from myofascial release to spinal mobilization/manipulation. 
  • Providing the latest approaches to spinal mechanical traction and pain-relieving modalities.
  • Educating patients on specific exercises to enhance mobility, improve strength and optimize function. 

Continuous Advanced Approaches

  • Constant research and a continuous dedication to stay up to date with advancing technology, specialized treatments and exercises, and scientifically based interventions are essential to our patient’s care.
  • Emphasis on patient education

Who can refer to the Spine Therapy Center?

By emphasizing patient education, Tift Regional’s Spine Therapy Center can help you learn lifestyle changes and exercises that will improve strength, flexibility, and posture, while decreasing pain, assisting you to ultimately maintain the good health you achieve through our services.  Individualized treatment plans can be structured based upon your activity goals.  Depending on your needs, treatment may include:

  • Moist Heat / Cold therapy
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Iontophoresis
  • Myofascial Release
  • Spinal Mobilization / Manipulation
  • Spinal Mechanical Traction
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Work Hardening-General Conditioning

The Spine Therapy Center welcomes all physicians from any discipline of medicine to refer their patients for evaluation and treatment.  Most patients suffering from neck or back pain may never see a surgeon for their condition, and may seek medical attention from a variety of physicians within the medical team. We would encourage all physicians to take advantage of this specialty center of physical therapy care in order to provide their patients the optimal in spinal therapy care. 

The Spine Therapy Center desires to assist physicians in the management of their patients and serve as a consul­tant if the physician would like more information on how physical therapy can aid their patients in a full recovery.  If you are a patient, you can request information from your physician on how physical therapy could help you, and you can recommend a referral to the Spine Therapy Center.  All patients have the choice of their physical therapy provider.

About the Director



Melanie K. Peavy, MPT, RN, BSN is a native of Tifton with  advanced training  and  extensive  ex­perience in spinal  physical    therapy.    Melanie   received her  Bachelor’s Degree  in  Nursing from  Valdosta  State  University and went on  to com­plete her Master’s Degree in Physical  Therapy from  the University  of  St.  Augustine  for Health Sciences.   She attended  a  physical   therapy  program  under  the  direction  of  Dr.  Stanley  Paris,  an international expert in  the   field   of   spinal   physical   therapy.   Since graduation,   she   has   worked  as   an  out­patient physical  therapist   treating  a   variety   of  patient conditions with a special  interest in  spine  care  and general orthopedics.  She has received two additional years of  post   graduate   education  in  the  specialized evaluation and  treatment of  the  cervical,  thoracic and lumbar spine towards her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. 

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Tift Regional Medical Center
901 E. 18th Street, Tifton, Georgia 31794   229-382-7120 or 800-648-1935