Pivot Physical Therapy Acquires Tidewater Physical Therapy

Region’s largest independent physical therapy provider now has more than 50 locations in Virginia, nearly 250 locations throughout the East Coast

Towson, MD, April 5, 2017: Pivot Physical Therapy, a leading provider of physical therapy, sports medicine and aquatic therapy services, announced an expansion of its services and locations with the acquisition of Tidewater Physical Therapy, an outpatient physical therapy practice. The increase of more than 30 locations across Virginia – including five Aquatic Therapy Centers and three Performance Centers – adds to the largest independent provider in the region, with more than 50 locations in Virginia and nearly 250 locations throughout the East Coast. The deal closed in the Fourth Quarter of 2016.

“Tidewater Physical Therapy is a strong community organization that has an outstanding reputation for providing reliable care with optimal results,” said Pivot CEO Harris Thompson. “With Tidewater, we found a company who shares the same passion, vision, values and philosophy of high quality care for their patients. Their focus on patient-centered care, coupled with their clinical expertise and excellent outcomes, makes them a perfect fit with Pivot Physical Therapy.”

“We are honored to continue to serve the communities we love in Virginia, now as part of Pivot,” said Tidewater Founder and President Wayne A. MacMasters, PT, MSPT. “We opened our doors in 1986, and for 31 years we have been dedicated to clinical excellence. That does not change. We are thrilled to continue to provide a physical therapy environment where patients feel the same welcome they have always felt and the same service and care they have known for generations. While we have formed a single company, we remain hometown therapists providing world-class physical therapy where our patients live, work, and play.”

“This is an exciting time, both for clinicians and the community,” said Kevin Dintino, Regional President of Virginia. “Pivot provides our clinicians countless continuing education opportunities, which in turn allows us to offer new and updated therapy techniques to our patients. The dedication to clinical education and excellence will lead to improved outcomes and greater satisfaction for both our patients and our clinicians.”

Pivot serves clients in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.

Pivot was recently named the 2016 Ascend Practice of the Year Award. Each year, this award honors a rehab therapy private practice that demonstrated exemplary business achievements and success over the previous year. Pivot was selected based on the practice’s overall growth, as well as its achievements in helping patients, promoting and maintaining company culture, participating in community outreach and contributing to the advancement of the rehab therapy industry.

About Pivot Physical Therapy:

Pivot Physical Therapy is the premier provider of physical therapy, aquatic therapy and sports medicine services with nearly 250 locations throughout the East Coast. Its staff is comprised of the region’s most reputable clinicians dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care. Utilizing evidence-based practice and ongoing clinical successes, Pivot Physical Therapy is now a preferred provider of top physicians. Pivot Physical Therapy also has an extensive sports medicine network (Pivot Sports Medicine), providing athletic training and other sports medicine-­‐related services to over 50 scholastic athletic departments. To learn more, please visit

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