For more than 14 years, Brittany Deuso, PT, DPT, was an All-Star cheerleader, competing in high-level skills, tumbling and acrobatic meets throughout the East Coast. Cheerleading fueled her competitive, engaging spirit. This attitude and a deep interest in sports injury rehabilitation, led her to pursue the field of physical therapy. Brittany says she has always enjoyed making people’s lives better so they can get back to their daily routines or sports they love. In 2009, she graduated with a bachelor’s of exercise science from Old Dominion University and stayed on to earn her DPT in 2012.
She also spends considerable time working with patients with Gait and Balance disorders as well as Vestibular Rehabilitation. Specifically, she enjoys treating patients for sports injuries and upper and lower extremity orthopedics. Brittany never approaches her patients with what she calls a “cookie cutter” treatment program.
“I treat every person on an individual basis, taking into consideration his or her limitations and goals,” she says. One of her most memorable experiences was with a post-stroke patient who was using a wheelchair. He benefited from her individualized treatment philosophy, beginning with aquatics and 18 months later, succeeding with a rolling walker and standby assistance on land.
After work, she enjoys exercise, participating in Mud Runs, and playing with her Great Dane. Originally from Virginia Beach, Brittany works out of TPTI’s Great Bridge clinic.
The best advice she’s ever received: do what makes you happy.
Many of the physical therapists at Tidewater Physical Therapy Inc. hold Direct Access Certification through the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy.
Brittany holds Direct Access Certification and is available to evaluate and treat patients without a prescription from a physician.