Darcy Armstrong, President & Physical Therapist

Darcy Armstrong

Special credentials/Clinical specialty:

2001 recipient of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Butch Buchanan Award for Clinical Excellence. 2008 recipient of the Medical College of Georgia’s School of Allied Health Science’s Fabulous 40 alumni -Darcy was chosen out of 7000 Graduates for this recognition for her professional accomplishments. Darcy’s background in sports and athletics along with her injuries sustained during her high school and junior college sports participation led her naturally to an interest in sports medicine. She spent many hours studying under the work of Kevin Wilk and Dr. James Andrews and other sports medicine greats during the early part of her career. She has successfully treated injuries from all age groups with sports related injuries including golf, tennis, basketball, gymnastics, soccer, dance and more. During early 2000s Darcy realized how much the spine and core played a role in the extremity injuries she treated. Since then she has studied the works of Diane Lee, Geoff Maitland, Robin McKenzie and even osteopathic treatment of spine and extremity injuries. She takes an eclectic approach to individualized treatment for all of her patients and at this point has a very strong interest in treatment of the thoracic, lumbar spine, pelvis, sacroiliac joint, hip and lower extremity overuse injuries. She has a very strong interest and many years experience and love postoperative rehabilitation, particularly of the spine and lower extremity.


AA, Reinhardt College, 1987 BS Physical Therapy, Medical College of Georgia, 1993.


When not in the clinic, you will likely find Darcy enjoying most anything outside.  She enjoys working outside in her yard and around her home but most especially she enjoys weekends at the lake relaxing, boating and playing with her friends and doggies.  She also enjoys working out and trying new recipes.

What do you like most about being a Physical Therapist?

The relationship I form with my patient when I am helping her/him recover from what is often a life altering situation  is something I really treasure.  An even greater reward is watching the improvement in not only how she/he feels physically but also emotionally as normal life activity returns.   South Aiken Physical Therapy makes the experience for me and my patients even greater as we are surrounded by fun, caring, compassionate and highly talented team members who make the recovery process for our patients and a day at work an enjoyable experience.