The Southeastern Spine Institute

Physical Therapy (PT)



1625 Hospital Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Phone: (843) 284-4779
Fax: (843) 654-8871
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00–5:00


As the largest medical practice in South Carolina specializing in Ortho Spine care, SSI strives to provide our patients with the very best care including our wonderful Physical Therapy group. Our PT department offers the following evidence-based services to ensure continuity of care and a healthy, speedy recovery:

  • Close Working Relationship with Your Referring Physician
  • Personalized Exercise/Stretching programs (including a home program)
  • Individualized Spine/Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Guided Pain Management program
  • Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation
  • Certified Manual Techniques (including Trigger Point Dry Needling, Graston)
  • Pre- and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation and Education
  • Kinesiotaping (KT)
  • Education in Body Mechanics, Posture, and Ergonomics

  Dr. Bassam S. Kassab, DPT, CVR, Cert. DN, CKTP

Bassam grew up in Southern California and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chapman University in Orange County, CA after first receiving his B.S. Degree in Exercise Science/Rehabilitation from Plymouth State University, NH. He has been practicing for 14 years in all aspects of Rehab and has proudly settled as the Clinic Manager here at Southeastern Spine Institute. He is certified in Dry Needling and Vestibular/Balance Rehabilitation and Kinesiotaping as well as being McKenzie (spine) trained. Bassam lives in Mount Pleasant and enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife, two children and a puppy. In addition to working out and playing soccer and basketball, he enjoys staying up to date with Los Angeles-based sports teams.


Dr. Caitlin Vereen, PT, DPT

Caitlin was raised in Southport, North Carolina and attended North Carolina State University for a B.S. in Human Biology. Caitlin received her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Columbia University in New York, New York. During her time at Columbia, she participated in CancerFit a student run program that taught and monitored high intensity interval training classes for cancer patients. Caitlin worked in a general outpatient setting in Summerville before joining Southeastern Spine Institute. Outside of work, she loves spending time at the beach with her rescue puppy and fiancé. Caitlin lives in Mount Pleasant and enjoys barre classes, spending time outdoors, and trying new Charleston restaurants.


  Sara Harbert, PTA

Sara attended Trident Technical College, where she received an Associates’ Degree in Allied Health and attained her license to practice as a PTA. She has experience as a Rehabilitation Technician before receiving her license, along with hands on learning in both acute care and outpatient clinics in the area. She now works for the Southeastern Spine Institute to further build her career focusing on the spinal anatomy and common diagnoses associated. During her free time she enjoys creative arts, playing with her dog and two cats.

Always One Step Ahead.