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We understand how frustrating it is to feel trapped by pain and limitations. Our team is here to listen to you and create a treatment plan to get you back to the life you love. Take your first step toward living a pain-free life.
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Services Offered at This Location
- BreakThrough Golf
- Dry Needling
- Injury Prevention
- Manual Physical Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- MVA Related Injuries
- Neck Pain
- New Cutting Edge Treatments
- Orthopaedics and Sports Injuries
- Pediatric Personal Training
- Pelvic Health
- Post-COVID Therapy
- Postural Restoration
- Running & Sport Injuries
- Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Spine Care
- Sports Performance
- Sports Physical Therapy
- Women’s Health
- Workplace Injuries
Meet the Staff
Daniel graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Grace College. During his time at Grace College, Daniel served as a Volunteer Strength and Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports. Daniel was also an intern for Athletes in Action as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for Men’s and Women’s Basketball.
After Graduation, Daniel moved to Los Angeles where he worked as an intern Athletic Performance Coach at UCLA for Olympic Sports. During his tenure at UCLA, Daniel specifically worked with Men’s and Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Water Polo, and Track & Field. Daniel was in charge of monitoring athlete data to improve peak performance, as well as assisting in program development at UCLA. While enjoying his experience coaching at an elite program, Daniel felt he could have a larger impact on athletes’ lives by working with high school athletes in a smaller practice. So, he began working as an Assistant Men’s Basketball and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Pinecrest High School. While coaching at Pinecrest, Daniel helped lead the Patriots to a Conference title and a historical 4A Final Four run.
Daniel’s personal background is as an athlete himself. Daniel played two years of collegiate golf, as well as three years of running Track & Field. While experiencing various health conditions as a collegiate athlete, Daniel was introduced to Advanced Biostructural Correction and Dental Integration that changed his life and perspective on exercise science. Through his experiences, Daniel has developed a strong passion for helping others to overcome their own physical limitations.
Outside of the Clinic, Daniel enjoys activities such as golf, basketball, volleyball, tennis, weightlifting, and hiking.
Janie Bounds earned her Associate in Applied Science – Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) from Fayetteville Technical Community College. Prior to that, Janie obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from University of North Carolina – Pembroke.
Janie is most interested in treating hip and knee replacements.
In her free time, Janie enjoys hiking with her husband, visiting waterfalls with her mom, and kayaking.
Pierce graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a degree in Exercise Sports Science and has been working in preventative and rehabilitative health for over 11 years. Throughout the past 11 years, he has been providing private strength and conditioning to clients at BreakThrough Physical Therapy and developing fitness plans to suit the individual needs of his patients. Pierce is also the performance coach for the O’Neal school located in Pinehurst, North Carolina. At O’Neal, Pierce implements performance programs to all the athletes in the school to maximize their sport performance and to keep athlete’s injury free!
Pierce specializes in strength and conditioning for middle school, high school, and adult athletes, geared towards increasing overall “life” performance. Pierce is also certified through the Titleist Performance Institute and has a passion for working with golfers of all ages on their golf performance and staying healthy playing the game they love. He is also providing nutritional guidance through Precision Nutrition to men and woman of all ages, to help facilitate weight loss and improve overall wellness.
With a strong desire and passion to help others excel in their sport and fitness goals, coupled with his knowledge and extensive experience, Pierce is determined to help unlock your full potential!
Lisa Hirn earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Baylor University. Prior to that, Lisa obtained her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the U.S. Army – Baylor University and her Bachelor of Arts in Marketing & Management from Northwood University.
Lisa specializes in pelvic health, orthopedics and is most interested in treating pelvic pain due to episiotomy tear and c-section scar tissue.
In her free time, Lisa enjoys grooming and caring for her foster horse Serena, wine tasting, and paddleboarding.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Vermont in 1991, earning a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She began her post-graduate study in Postural Restoration in 1999. In 2005, Jennifer earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) as a result of advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural restoration adaptations, asymmetrical patterns, and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body, as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute. Jennifer believes her mission of certification is education and therefore has mentored and trained several physical therapist and athletic trainers. She has been a faculty member of Postural Restoration institute since 2010.
Jennifer and her husband Chris are former owners of Poulin Performance in South Burlington, Vermont. They owned this practice from 2002 until 2013. Together they share a special interest in the integration of PRI into injury prevention programs and the management of the chronic pain patients. In 2012, they moved their family to Pinehurst, North Carolina, and opened Sandhills Sports Performance. Recently they merged their practice with Breakthrough Physical Therapy.
Jennifer’s approach to Postural Restoration science is to put your goals at the forefront of the treatment. She takes time and care to educate you on your imbalances, and the patterns of movement that are contributing to your current or potential injury. She emphasizes the importance of understanding your body and how it works to properly plan and implement your treatments. The key elements of her treatment style include understanding, education, and compassion.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys reading, staying fit, hiking, golfing and spending time with Chris and their daughters Madison and Devon.
Steven Blair earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Prior to that, Steven obtained his Master of Arts in Kinesiology from the University of Northern Iowa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Steven is most interested in treating sports injuries, chronic pain, and neurological conditions.
In his free time, Steven enjoys staying active, exercising, and hiking.
Since 1996, Chris has been shaping and supporting the futures of a variety of athletes and clients. Chris graduated from Johnson State College with a degree in Sports Medicine and Adult/Corporate fitness. Since his graduation, Chris has earned national certifications in a number of practices including Athletic Training, Strength and Conditioning, Performance Enhancement, Postural Restoration, and Golf Fitness & Performance.
Throughout his career as a practicing certified athletic trainer, Chris has integrated the principles of postural restoration in all training and treatment programs he designs. This approach has allowed him to gain a better understanding of the human body and its functions. Chris strives to translate this understanding to all of the individuals he works with, so they not only improve, but also gain a better understanding of their own body and its unique functions. His certification in postural restoration from the Postural Restoration Institute has provided Chris the tools to help recognize and treat the underlying causes of injuries and decreased performance.
In his free time, Chris enjoys playing golf, camping, and fly fishing. He and his wife Jennifer are the proud parents to two daughters, Madison and Devon.
Kelsey Rochester earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Methodist University. Prior to that, Kelsey obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Virginia.
While in DPT school, Kelsey earned her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Certificate as well as her LSVT-Big certificate to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease. Kelsey’s interest in physical therapy began at a young age after sustaining injuries in sports and after her dad had a stroke.
Kelsey takes a special interest in orthopedics, injury prevention, and physical therapy for the adaptive community. She has also volunteered to provide adaptive surfing to patients through Life Rolls On, an organization dedicated to helping people with various disabilities experience surfing. She currently volunteers for an app called Be My Eyes, providing visual assistance to those who are visually impaired through a video call. Kelsey is originally from Michigan but currently lives in Aberdeen with her cat, Pickles, and her dog, Jo.
In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys attending CrossFit classes, competing in triathlons, hiking, reading, and completing puzzles.
Hear what other BreakThrough patients have to say.
We rate BreakThrough Physical Therapy a 10; we are extremely happy! After having received excellent PT in the past, we had no doubt this was the only place we would trust with our son’s recovery. The warm, welcoming environment makes it a comfortable place to receive therapy. This puts him at ease allowing for the…
After just 4 visits…I feel like a brand new person. Before, I could barely walk for 15 minutes without my back screaming in pain. Now I’m zooming through therapy and going on walks at home.
Wonderful staff, very helpful, competent and professional. They listen to what I say and are working with me to meet my goal.
Amazing service. They have gone out of their way to call and follow up with me while doing my at-home exercises. Highly recommend.
My husband was skeptical of my choice to use physical therapy to treat my back pain instead of medications. After seeing my results from working with the BreakThrough Physical Therapy team, my husband is a believer now too.
I couldn’t have wished for a better place to go for my knee replacement therapy! They know what they are doing to get you back in the swing of things so you can go on with your life!