Derek Van Gerwen, PT, DPT - Assistant Clinic Director

vangerwd@therapysouth.net

 

Derek and his wife, Libby, have a son named Thomas. In his free time, Derek enjoys being outdoors and playing sports, such as Ultimate Frisbee, disc golf, running, biking, kayaking, and hockey.

 

“I became a physical therapist to combine my interest in biology and anatomy and my passion for living an active lifestyle with my desire to help others. It is very rewarding to see people progress, whether it is somebody who has dealt with pain chronically who is now able to sleep through the night and not deal with constant pain, or somebody who has had to undergo orthopedic surgery and has returned to playing sports. I like to learn what is important to patients and implement a combination of hands on treatment and exercise to achieve their goals.”

 

Areas of Interest: Manual Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation

 

Education and Experience

  • B.S. Biology University of Alabama-Birmingham 2009
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy University of Alabama-Birmingham 2012
  • Certified Dry Needling Practitioner
  • Outpatient Physical Therapist since 2013
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

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