Brenda Miller is the founder and owner of Core Physical Therapy. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Pennsylvania State University, main campus and then completed her graduate work in Physical Therapy School at Arcadia University in Glenside Pennsylvania.
Brenda is Board Certified in Orthopedics, Lymphedema Management, and Dry Needling. She has 30 years of experience working in a variety of orthopedic clinics in northern Virginia, Pittsburgh, Delaware, Virginia Beach, and Blacksburg. Brenda opened Core Physical Therapy in the summer of 2017.
Brenda is committed to providing one-on-one time with patients to fully assess and understand their needs. With her extensive education and years of experience, she enjoys treating a wide patient population that includes children, the elderly, athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts. Brenda relies on manual skills, clinical reasoning, and patient feedback to determine the best modes of treatment. She thrives on learning and prides herself on thinking “outside the box” with difficult patient problems and regularly attends conferences, workshops, seminars, and training to keep abreast of new techniques and treatment options.
Brenda is a native of Pittsburgh and one of 8 children. She has a breadth of sport experience from being a multi-sport athlete in high school (volleyball, basketball, track) to playing Division I basketball at Penn State in Happy Valley. To fill the athletic void after her collegiate basketball career, Brenda spent many years playing competitive volleyball both indoor and beach doubles.
Brenda lives in Blacksburg with her husband, two sport playing teenage boys and their Great Dane “Squirt”. They keep her busy with volunteer coaching duties, spectating, and of course treating various and numerous sport related injuries! She reminds them all that it’s a good thing mom is a physical therapist”! Brenda loves the outdoors, the mountains, the Pittsburgh Steelers, anything to do with dogs, reading and relaxing with her friends. She feels she has found her home in Blacksburg.
Morgan Chocklett earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Health Promotion from Virginia Tech (GO HOKIES!!) and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Mary Baldwin University. She is thrilled to be back to Blacksburg and flaunt her maroon and orange!
Morgan enjoys treating the senior population with a wide range of issues including arthritis, balance and vestibular problems, as well as recovery from joint replacements. Additionally, she has an interest in treating both recreational and competitive athletes, with a unique passion for triathletes. Morgan has great rapport with her patients and embraces the challenge of creating the best therapy plan possible to get her patients back to their physical activities.
Morgan grew up in Botetourt County with her parents, brother and sister. She has been an avid runner and swimmer since her youth. She lettered in swimming and running at Lord Botetourt High School and followed her passion while in college participating on the Triathlon Club at Virginia Tech. She continues to run and swim and will be running her first marathon this year. Her goal is to run a race in every state. Her marathon will be the 8thstate! Morgan loves photography, camping, kayaking, anything with the Hokies, ice cream, music and of course “chocklett”!!