Tim Holt, PT, DPT
Barren Ridge Physical Therapy
- Address: 32 Windward Dr #110, Fishersville, VA, 22980, United States
- Phone Number: (540) 949-5383
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.barrenridgept.com
Bachelor's of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech with minors in Biology and Psychology
Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Radford University
Athletic & Training Background
After playing high school sports, I became active in college with mixed martial arts. While pursuing a higher degree, I focused my efforts towards powerlifting, in which I stay active today, along with my wife, who is also a competitive powerlifter.
Current Role Working with Athletes
I am a physical therapist at a small private outpatient orthopedics and sports physical therapy clinic. We see a significant number of "athletes", whether they are weekend warriors or star high school athletes. I also assist running and perform strength and conditioning, with another colleague and clinician, for 7-14 year old baseball players at a local training facility called the Homerun Club. We are hoping to branch more into other sports, but currently only run our S&C program with the baseball players.
Pain is an individual experience, and therefore must be treated on an individual basis.
Our clinical population is very varied, and I treat based on the presentation. I would say that I base most of my treatment on education of movement and pain science, as well as empowering my patients to become invested and eventually independent in their treatment. I do perform manual therapies (hands on, manipulations, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization) if I feel that it is necessary, but find that corrective exercise and education promotes more lasting effects with my patients. Many soft tissue injuries and pain can be drastically reduced with manual techniques, but there must be correction of the underlying fault or movement dysfunction in order to accomplish more long-term improvements.
I do not believe that pain is the enemy, but a signal by our body to correct a fault, and I always hope to improve my patient's understanding of this. and ways to effectively self-manage their own condition.
"The question isn't who is going to let met; it's who is going to stop me" - Ayn Rand