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Ellis & Badenhausen PT/Rudy J Ellis Sports Medicine Center

The Dr. Rudy J. Ellis Sports Medicine Center was established in 1981 to provide accelerated rehab for acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries to patients in the Louisville area. Our physical therapists (PT) and physical therapy assistants (PTA) are trained in the treatment of a wide variety of orthopaedic procedures including ligament reconstructions, cartilage resurfacing/implantation, labral repairs of the hip and shoulder, fractures, sports injuries, arthritis, sprains/strains, as well as other orthopaedic injuries. They use a wide range of modalities and therapeutic techniques to expedite your recovery after an injury, surgery or other painful condition. Our staff is trained in kinesiology taping, Dry Needling (DN), Blood Flow Restriction training (BFR) , cold laser therapy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, Graston/IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization), Primal Reflex Release Techniques (PRRT), Functional Movement Screen (FMS), and mechanical traction for the neck and back. We also provide clinical outreach to many high schools within the Jefferson County area. We employ certified athletic trainers who spend time helping injured athletes in Louisville involved in a number of sports throughout the year.

We have multiple locations currently serving the Kentuckiana area. After your initial evaluation, we can set you up on a free app to help you complete your home exercise program by watching videos on your smart phone, tablet or computer. We utilize My Rehab Pro home exercise videos and handouts to get our patients better outcomes with PT. Check out

Appointments can be made by calling us directly, by emailing or via a faxed PT order/prescription. The state of Kentucky allows direct access to a PT without a doctor’s order/prescription and most private insurances will cover PT treatment.

Ellis & Badenhausen, Orthopaedics, PSC

  • East Point Facility

    13151 Magisterial Drive
    Suite 100
    Louisville, KY 40223

    Phone: (502) 585-4571
    Fax: (502) 568-1873

  • The Dixie Building

    5120 Dixie Highway
    Suite 102
    Louisville, KY 40216

    Phone: (502) 448-0931
    Fax: (502) 448-0918

  • Fern Creek Physical Therapy

    6768 Bardstown Road
    Louisville, KY 40291

    Phone: (502) 242-7770
    Fax: (502) 384-8239

  • St Matthews Physical Therapy

    145 Theirman Lane
    Louisville, KY 40207

    Phone: (502) 242-8444
    Fax: (502) 242-8588

Ellis- Badenhausen, Orthopaedics

EFFECTIVE 2-1-2020

We understand that life can be busy. Our goal is to schedule patients who need our care as quickly as possible. In an effort to achieve this goal, we have changed our policy regarding no-shows.

If you are unable to make it to one of your appointments, we ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice so that we may offer that appointment to another patient. You will receive a reminder text or email 24 hours prior to your appointment. If you need to cancel, please respond.

In order to keep appointment slots available for all patients,patients who no call/no show to two (2) appointments will have all future scheduled appointments cancelled.

Our office will call to reschedule future appointments for a time that is convenient for you.

We appreciate your cooperation!


High School

Currently the Dr. Rudy J. Ellis Sports Medicine Center provides clinical outreach into many high schools within the Jefferson County area. We employ six full time certified athletic trainers who volunteer their time to help injured athletes through out Louisville in a number of sports. Some of the schools we currently work with are:

  • Butler High School
  • Central High School
  • DeSales High School
  • Fairdale High School
  • Jeffersontown High School
  • Louisville Holy Cross
  • Mercy High School
  • Pleasure Ridge Park
  • Southern High School
  • Christian Academy of Louisville

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