In-network for Medicare, Blue Cross, Blue Advantage, UHC, Cigna, & VIVA Health

3613 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222


Pivotal Physical Therapy

Physical therapy that makes a meaningful difference


Choose Pivotal Physical Therapy for skilled and compassionate one-on-one care!

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Pivotal Physical Therapy

3613 6th Avenue S (Practice Works), Birmingham, AL 35222

Phone: (205) 675-0051 Fax: (205) 449-5545


Open today

9:00 am – 5:30 pm

*Click on drop-down arrow to see daily hours of operation

Insurance provider status

Accepting Medicare, Blue Cross, Blue Advantage, UHC, Cigna, and VIVA Health


Medicare, Blue Cross & Blue Shield,

 Blue Advantage, United HealthCare, 

Cigna, and VIVA Health 

in-network provider

Direct pay as appropriate


Direct pay is an option for those that need physical therapy and do not have insurance coverage for PT or have really high deductibles. 

Flat rate of $100 for a 1 hour one-on-one PT session

Out-of-network for other commercial insurance - be sure to check your policy for out-of-network coverage


In process of becoming credentialed for other commercial carriers.  You will pay up front and then I will give you information to submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement.

About ME


Why Choose Pivotal Physical Therapy?

Terry Rhoades, PT, DPT, MPPM 

with over 28 years of experience in Physical Therapy  

Specializing in:

  • Manual therapy for spine, neck, and SI joint dysfunction
  • Orthopedic therapy (post-operative, muscle/tendon injuries, back and neck pain, SI joint problems, total joint replacements, shoulder rehab, TMJ dysfunction, and any other orthopedic issue)
  • Vestibular therapy for BPPV, dizziness, vertigo, impaired balance, and post-concussion rehab
  • Neurological physical therapy (stroke, MS, and other neurological disorders)
  • Amputee Rehabilitation
  • Dry needling for trigger points, pain, and additional indications
  • Headache management
  • General physical therapy for other limitations


How Pivotal PT Can Help You

With a broad set of skills as a Physical Therapist and a laser focus on

the most appropriate progression of interventions, patient education, and 

advancement to long-term management or resolution of your problem, 

you will receive individualized care that results in meaningful change. 


See the Difference

 "I strive to create lasting relationships with each and every patient built on trust.

I listen to your goals and tailor your therapy based on your preferences.

I will instill a sense of empowerment that results in PIVOTAL change.

The ultimate goal is successful outcomes and happy customers." 


Our Services


Manual Therapy

Performance of specialized joint manual skills for the neck, spine, and pelvis such as spinal manipulations and muscle energy techniques.  

Muscular interventions are implemented including dry needling, kinesiology taping, and IASTM (instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization).

There is a strong focus on spinal and sacro-pelvic stability through dynamic core stabilization while improving joint mobility and alignment when needed.  

The goal is for you to be like a gymnast...strong yet flexible!  

Back pain and sacro-iliac joint pain can be terribly debilitating but skilled PT has been shown to be quite effective and an excellent alternative or adjunct to pain medications. Find out more below from a Harvard Health article outlining the benefits of physical therapy for spinal stenosis.


Orthopedic Physical Therapy


  • Post-operative rehab based on physician input & healing principles
  • Treatment of muscle and tendon injuries and pain 
  • Back pain and SIJ (sacro-iliac joint) dysfunction
  • Rehab after total joint replacements (hip, knee, shoulder)
  • Rehab related to other joint issues: Shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, foot
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction resulting in jaw pain & joint immobility
  • Headache (often due to orthopedic issues of the neck, poor posture, or inadequate stress management)
  • Dry needling as appropriate


Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

Specialized physical therapy is performed for the clinical assessment and treatment of BPPV, vertigo, dizziness, balance impairments, and post-concussion rehab to improve patient safety and quality of life. 

A measured approach is taken in order to achieve progress and 

reach therapy goals based on scientifically proven interventions.   

*Home exercises are especially important in achieving optimal results.

Terry Rhoades, PT, DPT, MPPM

This is who I am


I completed the nationally ranked Doctor of Physical Therapy program at UAB in 2014

after working 20 years as a Physical Therapist Assistant in multiple settings.  

A long and varied career in Physical Therapy has resulted in 

a well-rounded perspective related to managing the care of my patients.

I also obtained a Master of Arts in Public and Private Management degree from Birmingham-Southern College. 

With the MPPM, I developed an entrepreneurial spirit and learned excellent business management skills

 that allow me to serve my community with honor and distinction. 


On a personal note...I enjoy family time, working in the yard, hiking, jogging, going to the lake, 

and travelling.

This is what I stand for


Helping others to reach their maximum potential.

Acceptance, caring, diversity, friendship, and community.

A strong work ethic and always going above & beyond

 for those who have entrusted me with their care.


This is what we can achieve


As your Physical Therapist of choice, we can work together to create lasting benefits for your mobility, recreation, health, and overall well-being.

Pivotal Physical Therapy can be a catalyst for positive change in your life.

One of my favorite quotes is from the one-and-only Dolly Parton:

"If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one." 

Pivotal Physical Therapy

is located at PracticeWorks in Avondale!


 Practice Works provides a holistic approach to work and health: a vibrant space where therapists and their clients can connect, grow and thrive.

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Pivotal Physical Therapy

3613 6th Avenue S, Birmingham, Alabama 35222

(205) 675-0051


Mon, Wed, Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm

Tue and Thur: 9 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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