Samantha Pierce (Block), DPT
Specialization: Sports and general orthopedic injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, and pediatrics.
Sam became interested in the medical profession after having minor injuries while playing sports at Albemarle High School. She further pursued physical therapy following an ACL knee injury when she was a freshman in college during a volleyball game. After reconstructive surgery she had 6 months of PT where she was able to experience the benefits of rehabilitation in order to return to full function.
She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Randolph-Macon College in 2011 in which she was a member of the collegiate volleyball team. She helped lead the Yellow Jackets to their first ever conference championship as well as an appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16 as a senior.
She then received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at The George Washington University in 2014. During her final year she completed a rotation at Texas Children’s Hospital, with a focus on younger children with gross motor delays and generalized weakness.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing volleyball, and coaching Special Olympics athletes.