Briarly joined Pivot in May of 2018. As a runner and dancer, Briarly thrives on constant movement, and she has a passion for keeping herself and others healthy and moving well to prevent injury and remain active for the long haul. As an “inpatient patient” herself, Briarly is committed to getting others back in action as quickly as possible and feels it starts with an accurate diagnosis of the problem. She thus completed training in Selective Functional Movement Assessment, allowing her to use common everyday movement patterns and break them down by body part to discover the true drivers of pain and disability and then tackle them systematically.
Briarly completed pre-medicine requirements and earned a B.A. in Psychology from Emory University in 1999. She worked part-time as researcher, teacher/assistant teacher and student before graduating with M.Ed. in English Education from Georgia State University in 2003, launching her first career as a middle school teacher and coach of cross country, track and cheerleading. She developed a growing interest in sports injury and rehab as well as geriatrics, causing her to pursue a career change into physical therapy. She graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree in 2015 from UNC Chapel Hill. Briarly spent time during her clinical rotations and first few years of practice in many settings, including home health, acute care, in-patient rehab, neurological rehab, skilled nursing and outpatient rehab/sports medicine treating patients from age 4 to 100.
In her spare time, Briarly enjoys running, taking various fitness classes, dancing, gardening, volunteering, cooking, entertaining, boating and camping on Lake Jordan, and spending quality time with her adored husband and daughter and their extended family.