Stephenville native returns home to open DPT Physical Therapy & Performance.


Trey Taylor (left) and Darin Deaton.

By SARA VANDEN BERGE


Trey Taylor is no stranger to Stephenville.


He was born and raised here, graduated from Stephenville High School in 2008 and attended Tarleton State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.

He then set his sights on the University of North Texas Health Science Center where he studied to become a physical therapist.


Trey graduated in 2015 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, and now, after seven years of working in Fort Worth and Weatherford, he has returned to Stephenville with his wife Shelby, and their three kids Dru, Peyton and Jase.


And here’s the big news: Trey has partnered with Darin Deaton to open DPT Physical Therapy & Performance, located in the Bosque River Center.

I sat down with both men this week to talk about their plans for the new clinic.


“I have been practicing physical therapy for 31 years,” Darin told Beneath the Surface News. “I love the small town way of thinking when it comes to dealing with people, but I love the big town way of thinking when it comes to technology and state-of-the-art care for our patients.”


That perfect combination has resulted in a modern, friendly clinic without the sterile, medicinal feel often associated with similar treatment centers.

Darin, by the way, owns seven other physical therapy practices in Fort Worth, and he and Trey first met when Trey worked for him as an intern.


Today, the two have reunited to open DPT, a decision Darin said was prompted by Trey’s skill as a physical therapist and interaction with patients.


DPT is an outpatient physical therapy group that provides physical therapy, wellness and fitness interventions.

Trey is the primary provider, but Darin is working with a select number of patients.


“I treat a lot of weekend warriors and high school to D1 athletes as well as professional and rodeo athletes,” Darin said. “Our clinic’s four core values include compassion, excellence, diligence and integrity.


“We love people, we have highly-trained therapists, we work really hard for our patients and we always do the right thing for our patient population.”

Trey said DPT is an “all-people practice,” meaning they treat patients of all ages – from young athletes dealing with sports injuries to the elderly population with balance issues and those suffering with chronic pain and even vertigo.


“I love treating patients who have been dealing with complicated issues,” Trey said. “One thing about physical therapy is that patients can walk out of the clinic feeling better that same day.


“Each therapy session is tailored to their specific needs, programmed based on their functional capabilities and how best to achieve their personal goals.”

Trey is also certified in dry needling, often described as the Western version of acupuncture that is used to treat chronic pain.


“It works really well for headaches and low back pain,” Trey said. “It’s also used to treat arthritis and TMJ.”


The clinic has a wide variety of machines aimed at helping patients develop strength while seeking treatment.

“We are strong believers in exercise therapy and I think that is what differentiates us in this market,” Darin said. “Humans hurt, and our goal as therapists is to minimize hurting and maximize their quality of life.”


DPT takes all forms of insurance and is located in the Bosque River Center next to Planet Fitness.


The clinic is open from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday.


For more information, call 254-431-5100.