John J. DeRienzis, PT

John J. DeRienzis, PT

Physical & Hand Therapy

Foothills Region


John “Jack” DeRienzis is a licensed physical therapist with 10 years of experience in outpatient, inpatient and home health settings. Graduating from the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center in 1997, Jack practiced for 2 years in Texas before relocating to Western NC. He joined the outpatient physical therapy team at EmergeOrtho, previously Carolina Orthopedic Specialists, in July of 2003.

He is currently working out of the Taylorsville outpatient clinic. His caseload is primarily orthopedic but he routinely works with the neurologically impaired client. Areas of special interest include sports medicine and spine rehab.

Jack is a Hickory, NC resident with his wife, Heidi, and three children Sophie 10, Joey 7 and Tommy 5. They enjoy camping, fishing and sports.


  • University of Texas Southwest Medical Center

Specialties & Services

They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W


EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M


A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.