Derek Overly, MSPT
Derek Overly, Partner of Therapy West, has a Master Science Physical Therapy degree from TWU in Houston, Texas. He also graduated from BYU with a BS in Business Management and Psychology. Derek and Joe Howe started their partnership in Gunnison after Derek's graduation in 1996. He is a member of the Utah Physical Therapy Association and a member of the Private Practice section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Derek is responsible for supporting the outpatient clinics, skilled rehabilitation centers, and other offices managed by Therapy West. Compliance with state, federal and insurance regulations is necessary in working with human resources, contracting, marketing programs and medical care. Derek maintains the relationship with Therapy West and physicians in Sanpete, Sevier, Wayne County and Sanpete Valley and Gunnison Valley hospitals.
"If you treat the diagnosis only, sometimes you will win and sometimes you will lose, but if you treat the person, you will win every time," said Derek. "We want to make sure that our therapists provide excellent physical care. My job is to make sure people have a good work environment and the tools to do a good job." Derek and his wife, Charity, live in Mayfield with their four children. The oldest daughter is serving a mission for the LDS Church. Any free time is spent with his family – preferably in the outdoors.