Joyce Kight enjoys coming to work each day, ready to make a difference in her clients’ lives. With over 30 years’ experience in practicing physical therapy and helping clients reach their maximum potential, she continues to feel passionate about her chosen career.
Joyce studied Biology, General Science, and Athletic Training. Through the program, she was able to gain experience working with many of the major collegiate sports teams (football, men’s baseball, men’s basketball, volleyball, and swim and dive). With an ultimate goal of attending physical therapy school, she worked for a few years as an Athletic Trainer for high school football. Additionally, during that time, she taught biology, anatomy, and physiology.
Her time as an athletic trainer sparked an interest in learning more about rehabilitation and functional mobility. She found her desire to study orthopedic musculoskeletal disorders. Later, she was admitted to Ohio University and graduated with high honors. She would go on to pursue further education on manual therapy with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). Within KCP, Joyce provides a comprehensive manual therapy approach that addresses biomechanics and soft tissue dysfunction.
Joyce has maintained her interest in athletics and fitness throughout her life and career. She enjoys swimming with MSA Masters, cycling, and spending time outdoors hiking. At KCP, she teaches a number of fitness classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, helping clients rehabilitate and return to fitness. In addition, Joyce specializes in women’s health, treating pelvic disorders (including sacroiliac, iliosacral, and pelvic floor disorders), spinal disorders, and general orthopedics. She has also received specialty training in trigger point dry needling to relieve tension and pain.
Before starting KCP with Joy, Joyce worked at Rehability Center in Charlotte. During this time, she was involved in both patient care and practice management. She developed a solid foundation for both and was awarded a Clinic Fellowship for excellence in clinical care and customer service. Joyce and Joy decided to build their practice together based on excellent customer service and care, with a “focus on fitness and function for life.” Her passion for this concept led to this philosophy becoming the tagline for the team.
Joyce is a member of the National APTA as well as the NC Chapter APTA. She has been married to Jay for over 30 years, and the couple has two children, Harrison and Leigh Ann. They also have a Gordon Setter named Haleigh.