PT, DPT, COMT, OCS, CSCS
Physical Therapist, Clinic Director
Val specializes in manual therapy and has a certification as an Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) under the Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy approach as well as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialty (OCS). He spent 4 months as a physiotherapist in Sydney, Australia at a sports and spinal clinic. Val also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and worked with the baseball, soccer, swim, and basketball teams as a strength coach at UNC-Wilmington prior to physical therapy school. He is certified in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and provided pre-employment screens for ski patrol and ski instructors for Vail Resorts in Colorado. He is fluent in Spanish and also works as the team physical therapist for the UNC-Wilmington Men’s Rugby Club.
Val has a bachelors in Spanish and Exercise Science from UNC-Wilmington. He completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from George Washington University in 2012.
Val enjoys weekends boating, surfing, and traveling. He enjoys hiking and rock climbing in the mountains in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.