Patient Services

Physical Therapy

People First Urgent Care physical therapy provides one-on-one treatment of the whole person using hands-on techniques to facilitate healing in a compassionate, personalized setting.  Our therapists’ goals are to help patients reach their full potential by establishing unique treatment plans.

We Accomplish This With:

  • Specific individualized manual therapy and exercise progression for each patient.
  • Therapists and staff who strive to build relationships with our patients and work to see that each of our patients is healthy, productive, and happy.
  • Education and communication integrated along with treatment and exercise.
  • Individual patient care that is highly skilled, genuinely compassionate, and fairly priced.

JoAnn Igharas, PT, MS, OCS, Cert. MDT

JoAnn Ledda-Igharas graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She was one of the top placers in the Philippine Physical Therapy Board Exams in 1992. In 2002, she obtained certification in the McKenzie Method for Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine. She pursued an Advanced Master’s Degree in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee and graduated with High Honors in 2006. In 2018, JoAnn achieved the distinction of being a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. JoAnn has been a Physical Therapist for over 28 years and has practiced in the Outpatient, Acute Care, In-Patient Rehab, Occupational Medicine and Skilled Nursing Rehab settings.

Being the Physical Therapy Director at People 1st is the realization of JoAnn’s dream- to offer the best care and service to patients, with a clinical practice that coincides with science that achieves consistent and best outcomes.

JoAnn is a dedicated evidence-based practitioner and continues to advance her education and practice through professional continuing education courses, enabling her to practice the following: McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine, Maitland Manual Therapy of the Spine and Peripheral Joints, Mulligan Technique, Kinesiotaping, Therapeutic Cupping, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Orthotics Prescription. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Section, and is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor.

JoAnn and her husband, Raymond are kept busy with their two children, Rachel and Jacob, Holland Lop Bunny Oreo and their home in Bartlett, TN.