Renee Doddington, PT, DPT, COMT
B.S., Health Science, University of Florida (2004)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Florida (2007)
- Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) through Maitland approach
- Dry Needling Certified
- Sports Specific Rehab
- Manual Therapy
- Spine Injuries
- Post-Operative Rehabilitation
- Postural Dysfunction and Restoration
- Overuse/Tendinopathy Injuries
- Dry Needling
- American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) - Member of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Sections
- American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)
Renee grew up in Panama City, Florida and chose to pursue a career in physical therapy after witnessing the life-changing impact PTs had on a close friend who nearly lost his life in a car accident. This, combined with her background in dance/ballet, made a career in restoring proper physical movement the perfect choice. She attended the University of Florida where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science in 2004, and she then continued her education there, earning her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2007.
Following graduation, Renee moved to Atlanta to begin her career in physical therapy and has since gained extensive clinical experience in a variety of outpatient orthopedic/sports medicine clinic settings. She has experience in treating athletes of all levels, as well as general orthopedic conditions; post-operative patients; overuse injuries; postural dysfunction; and cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine injuries. She has treated patients of all ages and skill levels, ranging from middle schoolers with growing pains to the elderly trying to maintain their mobility and independence; from “weekend warriors” to athletes trying to return to or maintain their professional status (NFL, WNBA, NHL, stunt performance, etc.).
Renee has a strong interest in manual therapy and takes a very hands-on approach to treating her patients. In 2019, she earned the distinction of Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) through the Maitland approach, which uses a structured approach to the assessment and treatment process while incorporating patient goals and values. During certification she focused on manual therapy of the spine and extremities using constant technique reassessment and refinement throughout the treatment process according to patient response. She has been Dry Needling certified since 2012, and has completed hundreds of hours continuing education throughout her career through the Institute of Physical Art, the Manual Therapy Institute, and others.
When she is not working, Renee enjoys staying active, traveling, playing with her sweet Rottweiler rescue dog Bailey, cheering on her beloved Gators, trying to learn photography, and spending time with her friends and family.