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Hey Y’all! Welcome to Joint Effort Physical Therapy, located on James Island in Charleston, SC!

Are you having pain that you just haven’t been able to exercise hard enough for it to go away? You know, still getting after it at the gym, but it still isn’t getting better? Are you starting to have difficulty participating in your sports or hobbies? Do you have a persistent pain that you are trying to prevent from having surgery? You have come to the right place!

Joint Effort Physical Therapy focuses on active people experiencing persistent pain or tightness. We use a research based, biomechanical approach to find the underlying mechanical problem causing your pain.  We perform a full body, in-depth assessment of your joints and muscles; we check range of motion, strength, position, and activation to see how your joints are working together. Usually, the problem lies when joints stop working together properly. By activating specific muscle groups, coordination between joints improve and symptoms subside quickly.

I’m Dr. Courtney Stearn, physical therapist, and I can’t wait to learn more about you! I am not just a PT, but a biomechanical movement specialist. Think of me as your “human body mechanic.” I started my own business because my style didn’t seem to fit with the traditional PT clinic model. I didn’t like treating multiple patients at a time or feeling rushed with my treatments. I knew my clients deserved more, and that’s why I teamed up with Premier Fitness in beautiful James Island, SC. Here I can work with active people one-on-one in a comfortable environment, not a stuffy doctor’s office. To learn more about what I do and how I treat, click here!

Best part is, in most cases, you don’t need a referral to come see me. I accept some insurances, which you can learn about on my services page. I really just want you to get better, so contact me and let’s see what we can do to help you. 

What are people saying?

“Working with Courtney and Joint Effort Physical Therapy has really changed my life! I have suffered with lower back pain for several years and it has affected my daily life and passion of horseback riding. I had exhausted my options with doctors, injections and medications with no real results. I have been working with Joint Effort Physical Therapy for a few weeks and I am finally able to move again and live a much more comfortable life. Courtney was able to identify the problem areas, target specific muscle groups and work to get my body and breathing in balance. She is extremely knowledgeable, fun and passionate about her work. ” – Robbyn Young

“I highly recommend…..felt a change after 1 visit and she is reversing a lot of things I’ve had since playing college football.” – Marc McCadden