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Dr. Haley Derr


Haley Derr's career in physical therapy is strongly influenced by her background in strength and conditioning, which sparked her passion for the field. Her journey combines a deep understanding of athletic performance with a commitment to helping individuals recover and excel through physical therapy.

Haley completed her academic education at prestigious universities, receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UNC Chapel Hill and her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from UNC Charlotte. This educational background provided her with a solid foundation in both the theoretical and practical aspects of physical therapy and exercise science.

During her studies, Haley gained valuable hands-on experience by interning as a strength and conditioning coach. She worked predominantly with sports teams in track and field, soccer, lacrosse, and wrestling. This experience allowed her to apply her knowledge in real-world settings and develop a deep understanding of the specific needs and challenges faced by athletes in these diverse sports.

In her professional role, Haley enjoys working with all athletes but has a particular emphasis on treating lower extremity athletes. Her approach is evidence-based, combining hands-on treatment with progressive exercise to optimize recovery and performance. This method ensures that her patients receive comprehensive care tailored to their specific needs and goals.

Haley is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT). Her involvement in these organizations reflects her dedication to staying current with the latest developments in physical therapy. She actively participates in conferences and continuing education courses, further enhancing her skills and knowledge.

Additionally, Haley is passionate about community outreach programs. She is committed to providing better care and empowering athletes through these initiatives, demonstrating her dedication to not only her patients but also the broader athletic community.

Haley Derr's journey from a strength and conditioning background to a skilled physical therapist highlights her dedication to helping athletes recover and improve their performance. Her commitment to an evidence-based approach, combined with her ongoing professional development and community involvement, makes her a valuable asset in the field of sports physical therapy.