Sports Performance Therapy2023-04-05T10:40:40-04:00

Sports Performance Therapy

Every athlete strives for continual improvement. Our physical therapists understand your demand for peak performance and have the professional experience to help you achieve your goals.

KCP has worked with both novice and elite athletes. All have unique needs based on sport, body type, age and development. KCP strives to create individualized programs to work with each athlete to allow them to reach their maximum potential.

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We know that when you’re hurting, you don’t want to wait weeks to be seen. We pledge to offer you an appointment within 48 business hours of your request.

KCP is a physical therapy and personal training facility committed to providing exceptional service in caring, understanding environment. Individualized patient care is always our priority, and our goal is to help you achieve YOUR goals. We offer one-on-one treatment with hands-on care by our licensed physical therapists.

In addition to our physical therapy services, we also offer daily individual and group fitness classes. Sessions are held both in-person and online. Led by physical therapists and exercise specialists, our classes are designed to simultaneously challenge members to increase their strength and balance while also focusing on injury prevention.

Prevent Injury & Improve Performance

One-on-One Consultation and Treatment Sessions

Personalized, One-on-One Performance Therapy Tailored to You!

Athletic Potential Specialties

  • Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Flexibility
  • Posture
  • Core Stabilization
  • Back & Neck Pain
  • Foot & Ankle Pain
  • Hip and Knee Pain
  • Pre & Post Operative Rehabilitation
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Strains/Sprains
  • Speed, Balance & Plymetric Training

Candidates for Sports Performance Therapy

Athletes can benefit from conditioning or rehabilitation after an injury. They may also benefit from therapy designed to help prevent further or future injuries.  Athletes with very specific goals may also benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and / or workout plan designed to fit their specific needs.

Sports performance therapy helps bridge the gap between traditional rehabilitation and performance training. As musculoskeletal specialists, KCP’s trainers are experts in injury rehabilitation. They are also experts in maximizing athletic potential.

In taking a thorough medical history, including previous injuries and preexisting medical conditions, physical therapists can identify the physical issues holding an athlete back. Physical therapists also identify specific functional problems that may be impeding an athlete’s performance such as muscular timing or weakness or overall spine health.

Ready to Learn More or Book an Appointment?

Let’s talk. Contact us today to find out how we can help you at KCP Physical Therapy.

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You won’t find personalized care and understanding like this anywhere near you in Charlotte NC!

Joy Pfuhl, PT
Joy Pfuhl, PTPresident, Owner
With over 20 years of experience in the physical therapy field, Joy has worked at Duke University and was a Regional Director of Operations with a national rehabilitation company. She graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy and has a BS from the University of Iowa.
Joyce Kight, PT
Joyce Kight, PTVice President, Owner
Joyce has over 20 years of experience in physical therapy, with a focus in orthopedics and sports medicine. Joyce has a BS in Physical Therapy from Ohio University, and has completed over 30 post-graduate courses in orthopedic manual therapy, the spine, pelvis, and women’s health.
Ashley Williams, PT, DPT
Ashley Williams, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist
Ashley completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Elon University in 2023. Prior to that, she received her undergraduate degree from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Exercise Science, with a focus in Strength and Conditioning.
Pam Ross
Pam RossKCP Office Manager
Pam has worked alongside Joy and Joyce for 26 years. She thoroughly enjoys
working at KCP Physical Therapy and seeing the clients each day. Pam has worked in the healthcare field for 32 years.
Karina Buechner
Karina BuechnerExercise Specialist
Karina is a physical therapy technician and recently received her certification for corrective exercise. She has been at KCP since she graduated from High Point University in 2018. Karina is originally from Sacramento, California and moved to Charlotte in 2002 with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and cooking, collecting shells at the beach, and spending time with her family and her two cats.
Riley Haase
Riley HaasePhysical Therapy Technician
Riley is a Junior at UNC Charlotte working on her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Biology. She is a physical therapy technician who also enjoys playing basketball, running, and spending time with her dog, Hank.
Karen Larson
Karen LarsonKCP Office Assistant
Karen joined KCP in November 2021. She was a stay-at-home mom who wanted to get back in the workforce. She has finance and accounting degrees from UNC Charlotte. Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.
Susan Assante
Susan AssanteKCP Office Assistant
Susan is a native of Charlotte. She worked as a Dental Hygienist for 23 years. She has been married to her husband Steven for 30 years. They have a cat named Sheba, who is a rescue. She enjoys traveling, sports, swimming, cycling, and training at KCP.
Jordan Smith
Jordan SmithKCP Office Assistant
Jordan is an Exercise Science major at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a targeted graduation in May 2026. She is interning with KCP to gain experience in the healthcare field. Jordan’s hobbies include dance (hip hop, jazz, and contemporary), reading and traveling.
Mirielle Davidson
Mirielle DavidsonKCP Office Assistant
Mirielle is a rising senior and Exercise Science major at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte who plans to pursue a career in physical therapy. Mirielle enjoys physical activity, especially walking, hiking, and weightlifting. She also enjoys cooking for friends and family whenever she can.

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