The Therapy Center of Mississippi Sports Medicine is a full-service rehabilitation clinic, established in 2005, specializing in the care of patients with orthopaedic and sports-related injuries. At MSMOC, our skilled therapists have easy access to your physician as well as easy access to your medical records, MRI, X-rays, and other information needed to best manage your treatment plan.
This continuity of care ensures your individual case is managed according to your specific needs, which means our physical and occupational therapists not only provide interventions based on their careful judgments about diagnosis and prognosis but also confer regularly with your referring physician to optimize and expedite your recovery.
Our goal is to assist your physician in treating orthopedic problems, as well as an athletic injury while utilizing cutting-edge rehabilitation techniques to guide the individual to recovery. Our staff will evaluate your current condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to return you to your maximal level of performance. To facilitate your recovery, we offer:
At The Therapy Center at Mississippi Sports Medicine in Jackson, we have two ORS certified Physical Therapists that utilize blood flow restriction (BFR) through the Owens Recovery Service. BFR is a new treatment technique that utilizes a brief and intermittent occlusion of venous blood flow using a tourniquet while exercising. Using this technique, patients can exercise with significantly lighter weight and less stressful exercise while still creating strength gains. Physical Therapists use the Personalized Tourniquet System for BFR, manufactured by Delfi Medical Innovations, Inc., a world leader in tourniquet technology and safety.
At The Therapy Center at Mississippi Sports Medicine in Jackson, we have three Physical Therapists who are certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN). TDN is a valuable treatment for musculoskeletal related pain such as soft tissue and joint pain, as well as to increase muscle performance. TDN involves placing a small needle into the muscle at the trigger point which is typically in an area where the muscle is tight and may be tender with the intent of causing the muscle to contract and then release, improving the flexibility of the muscle and therefore decreasing the symptoms.
Jackson, Flowood, Madison
Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM (even during lunchtime)
The Therapy Center - Jackson
5-Star Therapy - Flowood
Madison Performance Healthplex Therapy
Our highly trained staff is composed of:
These professionals regularly attend nationally accredited courses to stay on the cutting-edge of orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation.
Alan has been the Director of Rehab Services at MS Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center since its inception in 2005. He grew up in Jackson, MS, and received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi College in 1987. He decided to continue his education in 1993 and was accepted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He received his BS in Physical Therapy in 1995 and even graduated Cum Laude. He has worked in both Acute and Outpatient settings with the majority being in Outpatient Orthopedics. Alan received his Doctorate(?) of Physical Therapy from UMMC in 2011. Alan began working with Jackson Academy as an Athletic Trainer after passing National Certification Boards in 1999. Alan is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, MS Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers Association, MS College Baseball Alumni Committee and several Honor Societies.
Alan is married to Susan Whitfield and is the father of Matthew and William Whitfield. Alan was chosen as The Best Physical Therapist in the Clarion Ledger Best of polls in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Alan is currently certified through Owens Recovery Science in the use of Blood Flow Restricted (BFR) therapy.
Clay is originally from Philadelphia, MS. He attended Madison-Ridgeland Academy and graduated in 2007. Following high school, he went to Mississippi College where he played baseball in 2007-2011. After college, he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Clay has worked in outpatient therapy since graduation. He has worked at Mississippi Sports Medicine since 2014. Clay is certified in trigger point dry needling, as well as blood flow restriction (BFR) treatment.
Clay is married to Libbo Crosswhite and they have two children, Mary Thomas and Russell. They are members of Pinelake church.
Keith Comish, PTA, ATC, grew up in Clarksdale, MS, and graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Communications/Public Relations. He worked in advertising for seven years before returning to school in 1998 and earning an Associates degree in Applied Sciences from Hinds Community College. He became a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and began his career in outpatient physical therapy with Baptist Health Systems. In 2005, Keith joined MSMOC. Keith earned his athletic trainer certification during a 4-year internship with the ECHL Jackson Bandits hockey team. He also served as an athletic trainer with St. Joseph High School for 7 years, and currently serves as the assistant athletic trainer for the Holmes Community College Mens’ and Women’s Soccer teams, with whom he has worked for the last 14 years. Keith is an avid cyclist and member of Jackson Metro Cyclists. He and his wife have two sons, two daughters-in-law, two grandsons and a dog. He is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church where he serves on the Parish Council and is the Altar Server Ministry Coordinator.
Logan grew up in Purvis, MS and graduated from Mississippi College in 2016. He played baseball and received his B.S. in Exercise Science. He attended the University of Mississippi Medical Center and graduated with his Master’s of Occupational Therapy in 2019. Logan has experience in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient orthopedics. He also received specialized hand therapy training at Southern Bone and Joint in Hattiesburg, MS.
Logan is currently working under the mentorship of Chris Ethridge, MD, James Moss, MD, and Nicholas Jew, MD at the Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center.
He is married to Kristin and he is a member of both the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and Mississippi Occupational Therapy Association (MSOTA).
Georgiana is a Madison, Mississippi native. She received her Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2019 and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Georgiana has experience in a wide variety of settings including inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, and outpatient upper extremity rehabilitation. She received clinical training in upper extremity rehabilitation at the Veteran’s Administration in Jackson, Mississippi and Encompass Rehabilitation in Sarasota, Florida. She is a member of American Occupational Therapy Association, Mississippi Occupational Therapy Association and American Society of Hand Therapists.
Georgiana and her husband, Zach, reside in Gluckstadt, Mississippi where she enjoys traveling, fishing, and crafting pottery.
Honors and Awards
McKenzie is a native of Madison, MS. She attended Madison Central High School where she was a member of two state champion soccer teams. After high school, McKenzie graduated from Mississippi State University in 2018, where she played collegiate soccer and received her B.S. in Kinesiology. She was recognized by the SEC each year as a member of the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll. McKenzie later earned her doctoral degree in Physical Therapy in 2021 from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. McKenzie has gained experience in a variety of clinical settings throughout physical therapy school including acute hospital care, general outpatient orthopedic, inpatient neurological rehabilitation, and sports specific physical therapy.
She is a member of both the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Mississippi Physical Therapy Association (MPTA).
Stephen (Nathan) grew up in Vicksburg, MS. He played basketball for Hinds Community College in 2015 where he tore his ACL and Meniscus. It was during that recovery where he decided he wanted to pursue work in Physical Therapy. He attended The University of Southern Mississippi to receive his B.S in Exercise Science. After graduation, he would continue his education at the Nursing Allied Health Campus at Hinds Community College. Where he received his Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) degree. Nathans’s resume is filled with a variety of therapy methods including: long term acute care, myofascial release, hippotherapy, pediatrics, aquatic therapy and outpatient orthopedics. Nathan is currently working under the mentorship of Alan Whitfield, PT, DPT, Clay Crosswhite, PT, DPT, and Keith Comish, LPTA, ATC at the Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center.
Nate is married to Kyisha and he is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Ian was born and raised in Madison, MS. He graduated from Madison Central High School where he was on the three-time state championship winning soccer team. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 2019 where he received his BS in Kinesiology- Clinical Exercise Physiology. Ian then earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2022.
Ian gained experience in a variety of clinical settings throughout physical therapy school including acute hospital care, general outpatient orthopedic, sports specific physical therapy, and outpatient neurological rehabilitation.
Ian is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Mississippi Physical Therapy Association. Ian married his wife, Caroline, in 2020. Ian is currently a certified Crossfit Level 1 (CF-L1) instructor and enjoys incorporating functional movement patterns into the rehabilitative process.
Philip was born and raised in Madison, MS. He attended Madison Central High School where he was a member of two state champion golf teams. After high school, Philip graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2019, where he played collegiate golf and received his B.S. in Kinesiology. He was recognized by the Conference USA each year as a member of the Commissioners honor roll and was nominated as Student Athlete of the Year in 2019. Philip later earned his doctoral degree in Physical Therapy in 2023 from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Philip has gained experience in a variety of clinical settings throughout physical therapy school including acute hospital care, general outpatient orthopedic, outpatient neurological rehabilitation, and sports specific physical therapy. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Philip married his wife Mackenzie, who is also a physical therapist, in June of 2023.