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12000 Aiken Road
Louisville, KY 40243

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(502) 489-8002


Monday:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday:7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Physical Therapy
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Hand Therapy
Athletic Training Services
Sports Medicine
Work Conditioning
Lower Extremity Orthotics
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KORT is Kentucky's premier provider of outpatient physical and occupational therapy specializing in orthopedics, sports and industrial medicine. Since 1987, KORT has provided clinical and customer service excellence to patients in our centers, at employer sites and with high school, college and professional sports teams.

Our extended center hours offer you the flexibility of before work or after work appointments. With the convenience of same-day or next-day appointments, you can begin your recovery right away. With more than 54 centers throughout Kentuckiana to serve you, you'll be sure to find one close to your home or office.

Clinical excellence, caring, convenience - that's what you deserve and that's what you'll get at The Best in Rehab.

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Our Team
Headshot of Chris Distler, P.T., DPT, OCS, Center Director

Chris Distler, P.T., DPT, OCS, Center Director

Chris is a Louisville native. He earned a bachelor's degree and doctorate of physical therapy at the University of Kentucky. Chris completed an orthopedic residency program and is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Kentucky Physical Therapy Association. His clinical interests include general orthopedic injuries and disorders, hands-on therapy and helping patients meet their goals for recovery. Chris enjoys running, playing soccer, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Headshot of Stephanie Johnson, P.T., DPT

Stephanie Johnson, P.T., DPT

Stephanie earned her doctorate of physical therapy degree from the University of Indianapolis in 2008 and her bachelor's degree in exercise science from the College of Charleston in 2005. She is the clinical director and is certified in vestibular rehabilitation, concussion management, trigger point dry needling and instrumented soft tissue mobilization. Clinical interests include treating the dizzy patient and those with orthopedic injuries Stephanie enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her husband and three children.
Headshot of Christine Brightwell, P.T., DPT, OCS

Christine Brightwell, P.T., DPT, OCS

Christine received a doctorate of physical therapy in 2015 from Mount St. Joseph University and bachelor's degree in exercise science and kinesiology in 2011 from Miami University. Christine is an orthopedic certified specialist and has certifications in trigger point dry needling and vestibular rehabilitation. She is also part of KORT's Net Health Bootcamp team, helping to teach documentation and billing/coding to our clinicians. She is certified to perform functional capacity evaluations and treat temporomandibular disorders. Christine enjoys playing tennis and working with volunteers, undergraduate students and physical therapy students working toward licensure.
Headshot of Nolan May, P.T., DPT

Nolan May, P.T., DPT

Nolan grew up in Louisville and graduated from Bellarmine University with a doctorate in physical therapy. He also attended Bellarmine for undergraduate studies and was a member of the baseball team. His clinical interests include general orthopedic conditions, sport injuries and manual therapy. Nolan enjoys running, weightlifting, watching Louisville sports and spending time with family and friends.
Headshot of Hannah Nelms, P.T., DPT

Hannah Nelms, P.T., DPT

Hannah is a Bellarmine University graduate with a doctorate in physical therapy and bachelor's in health science. She founded Bellarmine University Dance Company, which continues to be a successful registered student organization. Along with her leadership of BUDC, she also served as a board member on her class council throughout her time in the physical therapy program. Hannah enjoys teaching dance to all ages, making sure her dog, Koda, get lots of exercise, as well as attending live concerts and performances. Hannah's clinical interests include orthopedics, pediatrics, geriatrics and working with those involved in the creative or performing arts.
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Amanda L. Edsell, OTR/L, CHT

Amanda graduated from Spalding University in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy, and received board certification in hand therapy in 2008 from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. Amanda is certified to perform augmented soft tissue mobilization, functional capacity evaluations and is trained in the application of kinesio taping. She specializes in treatment of the upper extremity, custom splint fabrication and work conditioning. She joined our KORT team in 2004. Amanda enjoys hiking, camping, traveling adventures and being involved in her daughter's school activities and sports.
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Hannah Martin, PTA

Hannah graduated from the University of Cincinnati-Clermont with her associates degree in physical therapy assistant in 2021, and a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Kentucky in 2016. Her clinical interests include orthopedics, sports injuries and geriatrics. In her free time she enjoys cuddling her dog, Lucky, exploring new cities with friends and cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats and Jacksonville Jaguars.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapy
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Recovery and Reconditioning
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Dry Needling
  • Fall Prevention Program
  • Manual Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Spine Program
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Women's Health
  • Fibromyalgia Treatment
  • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Pelvic Therapy

Hand Therapy

  • Hand Therapy
  • Arthritis / Osteoarthritis Program

Sports Medicine

  • Athletic Training Services
  • Sports Medicine
  • ACL Program
  • Concussion Management
  • Functional Movement Screen

Work Health

  • Work Conditioning
  • Ergonomic Programs
  • Post-Offer Employment Testing

Prosthetics & Orthotics

  • Lower Extremity Orthotics
  • Foot Orthotics

Care Delivery

  • In-home Physical Therapy
  • Telerehab
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