T. Justin Pretlow, DPT, OCS, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Specialization: Sports-Related Injuries, Pre/Post Surgical Rehab, Shoulder, Knee, Foot/Ankle, Running Injuries, Dry Needling
Justin was born and raised in Suffolk, VA and graduated from the University of Virginia in 2001. After years of working at a wilderness boarding school in central Virginia, he decided to make a career change. He earned his doctorate in Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. In 2016, he became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.
In 2018, he completed a year-long residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy through Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute. He then worked for Sentara Martha Jefferson before becoming a part of the PT@acac team. Justin enjoys working with a wide variety of patients, crafting a tailored plan of care to help each individual achieve their goals. His clinical interests include sports related orthopedic injuries, lower extremity mechanics, strengthening for runners, and pre/post joint replacement rehab. Justin’s treatment philosophy includes helping patients take an active role in their recovery to achieve better outcomes.
In his free time, Justin can be found hiking and camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains or stand-up paddleboarding on the Rivanna. He also enjoys going to UVA basketball games and seeing live music every chance he gets. Justin loves being outside and enjoys taking advantage of all the outdoor activities that Charlottesville has to offer. Other interests include golf, tennis, yoga, pilates and soccer