Emily Hyler-Both, DPT
Emily Hyler-Both a recent graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at West Virginia University’s School of Medicine. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia in 2018, with membership in the Pre-Med and Spanish Honor Societies.
Growing up in a medically astute home, she combined her love of medicine, manual therapy, and teaching by choosing to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. Her upbringing in rural West Virginia inspired her passion for many of the issues involved in rural healthcare, particularly involving the opioid crisis. During her time as a student, she was involved in the Rural Health Interest Group at WVU, wrote about rural healthcare issues for the APTA student blog called The Pulse, and attended as many events as possible to learn more about the role of Physical Therapists with respect to the opioid crisis. She is also involved with both her local church and her hometown church, as her Christian faith is central to everything she does.
Emily also volunteers with On Eagle’s Wings, a therapeutic horseback riding program, with hopes of one day working with a similar program as a Physical Therapist. She also maintains her Spanish to be able to serve on medical mission trips to Central and South America.
She is excited and thankful to have been a part of the Rural Community Health Scholars Program, as it provided experience and knowledge with respect to medically underserved communities, and contributes to her impact as a rural health clinician.