By Aila Boyd

University Physical Therapy celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Daleville location earlier this year.

There are two other University Physical Therapy locations in the region— one in Salem and another in Roanoke. Tyler Bowersock, who holds a doctorate from Ohio University, is the owner of all three locations.

Jordan Lee, originally from Northern Virginia and a Radford University graduate, serves as the clinic director and sole physical therapist. He said that although being the only physical therapist at the clinic can be difficult at times, it allows him the opportunity to “build a rapport” with his patients.

He explained that although people often associate University Physical Therapy with sports, the clinic provides a wide variety of services. The clinic offers orthopedic care, sports medicine, neurological rehab, and many other services.

The clinic recently added a new service called dry needling, which is an alternative medicine technique. It can be used to modulate pain by targeting specific muscles.

The Daleville location has between 20 to 30 patients at any given time. The ages of patients range from children all the way up to the elderly. The oldest patient is 90 years old. A majority of the work done with the elderly focuses on balance and fall prevention.

We’re always looking to grow,” Lee said, noting that he’s looking to take on more patients.

Linda Garrett, a resident of the Blue Ridge area, started going to the clinic after receiving a recommendation from her doctor. She noted that she enjoys working with Lee and has noticed a significant increase in her endurance level since her first visit.

Aaron Bradley, a Lord Botetourt High School and James Madison University graduate, also works at the clinic. He serves as the front desk receptionist. He explained that he’s planning on pursuing physical therapy in graduate school.