Rick Young

Rick Young

PT, MPT, AIB/VRC, CMTPT/MTT, CODN

Rick was born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania. He went to Holy Name High School and graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Psychology in 1985. He worked while taking prerequisite classes and graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy (MPT) from Temple University in 1992. He worked in many diverse settings, from stroke rehab to acute care to on-site industrial rehab through the years.

He moved to North Carolina in 2001 and initially worked at Moore Regional Hospital for a year, then moved to Richmond Memorial Hospital for a year and a half and then became Rehab Manager at Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet for four years before returning to Southern Pines for two years. He then co-founded Aberdeen Physical Therapy and Wellness, which opened on December 27, 2012.

During his time in North Carolina, he was involved in the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association as treasurer for the Sandhills District, Director-at-Large for Practice for six years, and ongoing with the Legislative Committee. He has now returned for another term as Director-at-Large for Practice.

Rick is one of four therapists who provide dry needling, and he is certified in orofacial dry needling. He also carries certifications in manual trigger point therapy and vestibular rehab, and concussion. Rick has also completed advanced studies through the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics.

In his downtime, Rick enjoys baking (crème brûlée is his specialty), hanging out at home with his dogs, cats, and wife (even though he sees her all day at work). Rick also loves keeping up with his two children, who are now off on their own. Rick is an accomplished musician and currently plays the bagpipes in individual competitions and with the St. Andrews University Pipe Band.

  • Temple University Philadelphia, Pa., College of Allied Health Professions, Master of Physical Therapy (MPT), 1992
  • Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pa. Bachelors of Science in Psychology 1985
  • Holy Name High School, Reading, Pa. 1980 


  • Myopain Seminars, Bethesda, Maryland
    • Teaching Assistant – Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy Program – Manual, February 2017 – February 2021
  • Aberdeen  Physical Therapy and Wellness, LLC Aberdeen, NC Owner/Physical Therapist, October 2010 – Present
  • Southern Pines Physical Therapy Southern Pines, NC Physical Therapist, April 2008 – September 2010
  • Sandhills Regional Medical Center – Hamlet, NC – Director of Rehabilitation, October 2003 – April 2008
  • FirstHealth Richmond  Memorial  Hospital – Rockingham, NC – Physical Therapist, June 2002 – October 2003
  • FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital – Pinehurst, NC – Physical Therapist, June 2001 – June 2002
  • Argosy Health Horsham, PA,  Physical Therapist, June 1997- June 2001
  • Community  Hospital of Lancaster – Lancaster, PA, Director of Rehabilitation, June 1994 – June 1997
  • Brandywine Hospital Coatesville, PA,  Physical Therapist, April 1996-June 1998
  • Reading Rehabilitation Hospital – Reading, PA, Physical Therapist, June 1992 – June 1994

APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION LECTURES TAUGHT
  • Documentation in Physical Therapy Practice, American – Physical Therapy Association, numerous venues, 2007-2011 
  • Moving Body Toward Continuing Competence, North Carolina Physical Therapy Association Fall Meeting, October 2009
  • Certified in oral facial dry needling. 
  • Certified in myofascial trigger point therapy/manual.
  • Certified in vestibular rehabilitation and concussion.

2021

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion certification, Hybrid course, April
  • Male Pelvic Floor, Richmond,VA, May

2020

  • Sexual Medicine In Pelvic Rehab, Online, October
  • Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 1, Webinar, December

2019 

  • The Quality Payment Program: Deciphering MIPS For 2019, Heather Smith, APTA, April 27, 2019
  • Medicare Maintenance & Medical Necessity:  What Outpatient Therapists Need To Know, Robbie Leonard, Medical Billing Center, April 27, 2019.
  • Explain Pain, Luke Bongiorno, NOI US, September 21- September 22, 2019
  • Explain Pain, Chicago, Illinois, September
  • Integrating Functional Medicine Into PT Practices, Asheville, NC, January

2017 

  • Outcome Date and Reporting, Judy Holder, FOTO, April 29, 2017
  • Dear Medicare, Can I?  Robbie Leonard, Medical Billing Center, April 29, 2017.
  • ACA & Medicare Under the New Administration & Communication Tactics, Mandy Frohlich, APTA, April 29, 2017. 

2016 

  • Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy Practice Analysis Oversight Panel Meeting
  • Manual Trigger Point Therapy Program, Myopain Seminars, Bethesda Maryland: MTT-1, June, August, November (Certification: CMTPT)
  • Practice Analysis Task Force Meeting, September 9 and September 10, 2016

2015

  • Rehabilitation After BPPV: What To Do Next, Cape Fear Valley Health System, Fayetteville, NC, September 
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation, Richard Clendaniel, PT, Ph.D., October 8, 2015
  • Core Stabilization, Sarah Johnson, PT, DPT, Alexander Durlance, PT, DPT, CSCS, NCPTA Fall Conference, October
  • Integrating Trigger Point, Neurological, and Functional Dry Needling Models with Manual Therapy and Corrective Exercise, Lee Howard, PT, DPT, Ph.D., ATC, LAT, CSCS, NCPTA Fall Conference, October
  • The SI Joint as a “Pain Generator” Clinical Examination and Differential Diagnosis, Paul Weiss, PT, DipMDT, NCPTA Fall Conference, October

2014 

  • Dry Needling Program: DN-3, Advanced I, Tracy Adler, DPT, OCS, CMTPT, Myopain Seminars, Bethesda, MD, June 27-29
  • Fraud, Waste & Abuse -Medicare Activities & Initiatives, Roshunda Drummond-Dye,  JD, Rehabilitation Associates Network, Charlotte, NC, April 26
  • Palmetto GBA Resources & Updates for Therapy Providers, Shannon Chase, BA, Rehabilitation Associates Network, Charlotte, NC, April 26
  • Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment of the Inter­ Related Cervical Spine, Cranium, TMJ and Masticatory Musculature-3 (CCT-3), Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics (PTBCCT), Orlando, FL, February 1-2
  • Orofacial Dry Needling-3 (ODN-3), Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, Myopain Seminars, Orlando, FL, January 30-31
  • North Carolina Tax Reform: What to Expect in 2014 and Beyond; Healthcare Reform: The Effect on Small Employers and Individuals, Independent Practicing Physical Therapists, Asheville, NC, January 11

2013 

  • Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment of the Inter­ Related Cervical Spine, Cranium, TMJ and Masticatory Musculature-2 (CCT-2), Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics (PTBCCT), Orlando, FL, November 16-17
  • Orofacial Dry Needling-2 (ODN-2), Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, Myopain Seminars, Orlando, FL, November 14-15
  • Dry Needling Program: DN-2, Foundations II, Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, Myopain Seminars, Winston-Salem, NC, July 26-28
  • Dry Needling Program: DN-1, Foundations I, Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, Myopain Seminars, Winston-Salem, NC, May 17-19
  • Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment of the Inter­ Related  Cervical Spine, Cranium, TMJ and Masticatory Musculature- I (CCT-1), Physical  Therapy Board of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics (PTBCCT), Orlando, FL, April 25
  • Orofacial  Dry Needling-I (ODN-1), Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, Myopain  Seminars, Orlando,  FL, April 23-24
  • Staff Engagement-Creating a Culture of Ownership, Independent Practicing  Physical Therapists, Asheville, NC, January 19

2012  

  • EMR: Key issues for Successful  Implementation, Steve Levine, PT, DPT, MSHA, Rehabilitation Associates Network, Concord,  NC, April 28
  • ICD-10 Billing and Coding: What Does it Mean for Your Practice, Janet Shelley, PT, DPT, Rehabilitation Associates Network, Concord, NC, April 28
  • ACOs: Understanding and Surviving Healthcare Reform, Amanda Somers, PT, DPT, Rehabilitation Associates Network, Concord,  NC, April 28
  • Spinal Evaluation and Manipulation -S, Larry Yack, PT, DPT, MTC, University of St. Augustine, Asheville, NC, June 27- July 1

2011 

  • Basic Cranio-Facial, University of St. Augustine, Online course, June 30
  • Staying Competitive in Today’s Healthcare Environment, Justin Moore, PT, DPT, Rehabilitation Associates Network, Myrtle Beach, SC, April 9
  • The NC WC Act & Its Relation to the Provision of Medical Care for Work Related Injuries, Karen B Smith, RN, BSN, COHN-S, Rehabilitation Associates 
  • Network, Myrtle Beach, SC, April 9
  • The SC WC Act & Its Relation to the Provision of Medical Care for Work Related Injuries, Karen B Smith, RN, BSN, COHN-S, Rehabilitation  Associates Network, Myrtle Beach, SC, April 9

North Carolina PT #8566  (Issued May 22, 2001)

  • Director-At-Large Practice, North Carolina Physical Therapy Association, 2005-2011   
  • Chair – Practice Act Task Force, North Carolina Physical Therapy Association, 2007-2009 
  • Chair -Professional Development and Continuing Competence Committee, North Carolina Physical Therapy Association, 2010-2012
  • Director-At-Large Practice, North Carolina Physical Therapy Association, 2015-2017

  • Manager of the Quarter, Jan -March, Sandhills Regional Medical Center, 2005
  • Manager of the Year, Sandhills Regional Medical Center, 2005
  • North Carolina Physical Therapy Association  President’s Award, 2008

  • American Physical Therapy Association, 1989-Current
  • North Carolina Physical Therapy Association, 2001-Current
  • International Myopain Society, 2014