Taylor Curfman joined Pivot Physical Therapy in June 2019. She is a physical therapist at the Hagerstown, MD (Valley Mall) clinic. Taylor believes in living a healthy, balanced lifestyle and personalized patient care. Her life motto is “exercise is medicine”.
Taylor obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Wheeling Jesuit University in 2018 and her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at Slippery Rock University in 2015. She also had the opportunity to serve, as a student physical therapist, performing pro bono work in Izamal, Yucatan, Mexico. Taylor has had experience working with a wide variety of populations. She has experience in rehabilitating total joint replacements, sport related injuries (sprains, strains, ligament tears), surgical repairs, acute and chronic back and neck pain, deconditioning, balance and vestibular, stroke-related impairments, scoliosis, and TBIs. In North Carolina, she had the opportunity to treat numerous active duty members of the U.S. Marine Corps, which treatments typically included advanced functional training for their strenuous job demands. Taylor is trained and proficient in using IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization) techniques for the release of myofascial adhesions and scar mobilization. She often uses cupping to improve pain and blood flow for healing of the tissues. She is competent in using modalities, such as electrical stimulation and ultrasound. She recently had advanced training in Pain Neuroscience Education, to help patients understand and manage pain, and Blood Flow Restriction Therapy for strengthening benefits across a variety of populations. She now serves as a Pivot Concussion Rehabilitation Specialist.
Outside of work, Taylor has a passion for running, cycling, and spending time outdoors. She enjoys time with her family, friends, and four-legged niece Luna.