Hampstead Physical Therapy

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At Hampstead Physical Therapy, we can help you get back to better mobility! Our Hampstead location is located across Highway 17 by Go Gas and Dunkin’ Donuts. This location serves Hampstead, Porters Neck, Scotts Hill, Rocky Point, Burgaw, and Pender County.

Hampstead Physical Therapy

We want to better understand your therapy goals and help you achieve them! This clinic specializes in musculoskeletal physical therapy, post-surgical rehabilitation, sports medicine, and balance and fall prevention. Our professionals will use evidence-based preventions combined with personalized treatment plans to make your physical therapy experience the best it can be.

Our physical therapists and physical therapy technicians, as well as our administrative team, will make your experience at our Hampstead location a beneficial experience. Our physical therapists boast impressive credentials, experience, and a track record of helping our patients regain mobility, recover from surgery, and ultimately achieve better physical health. Make an appointment at our Hampstead location today!

Hampstead Physical Therapy Staff Members

Physical Therapy Staff

Dr. Preston "Rusty" Walker, Jr., PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Preston “Rusty” Walker, PT, DPT, OCS, owner and physical therapist, has over twenty five years of experience in physical therapy, including working in orthopedics, acute care, neurological rehab, home health and pediatrics. He grew up in Raleigh, NC and graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Carolina State University in 1992. He received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003 and, later, went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. While at UNC, Rusty was the President of the Student Physical Therapy Association and received the Margaret L. Moore Student Recognition Award.

  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
  • (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
  • Certified in Dry Needling by the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.
  • Certified in Spinal Manipulation by the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.
  • Trained in McKenzie, Maitland, Mulligan and Muscle Energy techniques
  • Member of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Rusty’s areas of interest include post-operative rehab, manual therapy and dry needling

Rusty is a true believer in cross training. He enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, paddling, training, biking and practicing yoga.

Haley Jones, PT, DPT

Haley Jones, DPT joined Hampstead Physical Therapy in December of 2016. Haley, a central Virginia native, has experience in a variety of clinical settings including acute care, orthopedics, neurological rehabilitation and home health. Haley graduated from High Point University with a BS in Exercise Science in 2002. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2005 from Virginia Commonweatlh University. Haley’s clinical interest include orthopaedics, neurological rehabilitation, balance and falls risk reduction. Haley also received a certificate of competency in vestibular rehabilitation from Emory University and is experienced in treating vestibular disorders, including BPPV and hypofunction to assist in managing vertigo balance issues. Haley values one on one individualized care to provide optimal outcomes and restore functional mobility. Haley and her husband, Brandon enjoy spending time with their two children, Taylor and Evan. They enjoy swimming, riding bikes and spending time at the beach.

Office Staff

Tiffany Byrd, Front Desk Extraordinaire

Tiffany comes to us from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She has lived here in North Carolina now for 9 years with her husband Mike and two children Timothy and Mailyn. Tiffany loves it here at the beach. In her free time, Tiffany loves going to the beach to search for sea glass and has amassed a pretty good collection over the years. She also enjoys spending time with her family, helping her husband with his furniture building business, and loves cooking Tiffany loves working here at Hampstead Physical Therapy. She enjoys the work environment, interacting with both our therapists and, of course, our wonderful patients.