We're devoted to you reaching your peak!
We are a locally-owned private practice group that is located in Orange, VA. We owned and operated a clinic for over 13 years in Charlottesville, Va. After we left private practice, we missed the connection with community. We learned that there is a difference between words and action. Larger companies seem to be great at promises, but poor at delivery. We intend to recommit our resources to helping the patients and communities we serve.
Our private practice business model is unique. It is patient, community and therapist centric, meaning we focus our energy on you and our impact on the community and education of our therapists. As such, we are different than a large company and we do not have layers of employees or investors. Our focus is squarely on creating an environment which promotes relationships between patients, employees and the community in which we serve.
James graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1996 with an honors degree in Exercise Science. He remained at SUNY Buffalo for his physical therapy degree graduating Cum Laude in 1998. He has worked with professional and Olympic athletes, but found his passion through working with the general public. James and his wife of 20 years began Pantops Physical Therapy in 2005 to help serve the Charlottesville community. Together, they grew the business never losing sight of the importance of relationships and community. James consistently won the “Best Bedside Manner” award and the clinic was voted best physical therapy practice every year the award was issued. While raising their two children, James and Jennifer decided to sell the business in 2017 and focus on their family. James loves teaching and was an active educator for Olli and has taught dizziness and balance courses to his peers. Pinnacle Physical Therapy is the next step in his career and he hopes to bring exceptional care and compassion to Orange, Va.
We are excited to welcome Joseph Cornett, PT, DPT to Pinnacle Physical Therapy! Joe graduated Summa Cum Laude from Radford University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Sport, & Health Education with a concentration in Sports Medicine. He then graduated from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2019 as a Doctor of Physical Therapy with extensive knowledge and skills focused on manual therapy from courses in Spinal Evaluation & Manipulation, Upper & Lower Extremity Evaluation & Manipulation, and Myofascial Manipulation. Prior to Joe joining the Pinnacle team, he worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and brings to us expertise in multiple patient populations including cardiopulmonary, transplant, geriatric, oncology, hematology, sports medicine, general medicine, neurology, and orthopedic. In his spare time, he and his wife enjoy hiking, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with their two dogs. We are thrilled to have Joe be a part of Pinnacle Physical Therapy family!
David graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2011 with a Bachelor of Art in History and a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education. He worked a few different jobs before discovering a love for physical therapy, and he returned to school in 2017. He graduated from Georgia State University in 2020 with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. When he graduated, David was awarded the Keystone Award, a class Leadership Award, and was inducted into the Alpha Eta National Honors Society in Health Professions for recognition of his time, effort, and success at Georgia State. Prior to David joining the Pinnacle team, he worked in a wide variety of settings including inpatient in a hospital setting, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, and outpatient. He has also worked with a variety of patient populations including sports orthopedics, general orthopedics, geriatrics, neurologic (including spinal cord injury rehabilitation), cancer and oncology, dementia, and general medicine. This wide variety of experiences gives David a large base of knowledge to pull from, but ultimately, no matter the patient or setting, he seeks to build a personal connection and use his skills to help each patient reach their rehab goals. In his spare time, you can find David and his wife doing CrossFit, hiking and enjoying the outdoors, completing escape rooms, or hanging out at home with their snuggly cat.
Pinnacle Physical Therapy is dedicated to providing a patient centric approach to restoring your individual abilities and maximizing your independence. We believe a commitment to your specific goals, a commitment to the community and a commitment to learning can coexist. We strive to be your physical therapist for life by creating a fun, nurturing and healing environment which values individuality and life long relationships