Billy Bassett, DPT

Physical Therapist

Peachtree City & Atlanta

Billy Bassett is a physical therapist at STAT Wellness. He graduated from Belmont University with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. Billy is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist, and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.  He also has a special interest in vestibular rehabilitation and craniofacial therapy.

Billy has served in multiple clinics throughout his career, and he has extensive experience in managing orthopedic injury, chronic pain, craniofacial issues, and dizziness. When he is not treating at STAT Wellness, he can be found enjoying time with his wife Darcy. They enjoy climbing, running, and cooking together.

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INTERVIEW WITH BILLY

What are 3 ways you stay healthy with a busy schedule?

Building healthy rhythms amid life’s chaos is challenging. I use goal setting to build consistency with exercise like pace goals, goals for climbing grades, or milage goals. I also try to find exercise options that are fun and engaging such as climbing for upper body conditioning. I like to plan meals 1-2 weeks at a time, so I have certainty with meal prep. Often stress management is ignored with habit building, and reflection, meditation, and breathwork can be extremely helpful for health. I try to read 1-2 Psalms each morning for reflection.

If you could only eat one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

I would have to choose Mexican cuisine. I love slow cooked meats, and I am a huge fan of the pepper variety used across the different regions in the cuisine. I also have an addiction to guacamole.

What’s your favorite healthy snack?

I have a recent addiction to dry roasted edamame.

Can you share something about yourself with us we may not know?

I enjoy cooking. It is something quick or something more involved like lumpia, tamales, or homemade pasta.

Do you have a favorite inspirational podcast or book?

I enjoy the Huberman Lab podcast and the Lattice Training Climbing podcast, but these are more educational. One of the more inspiring books that I read was Three Cups of Tea even if it is steeped in some controversy.

What’s your all-time favorite song to work out to?

My favorite workout song is This Fffire by Franz Ferdinand. I need high tempo energy for workout motivation.

Tell us how you first got interested in health and wellness.

I grew up interested in art. Prior to entering college, I was primarily interested in graphic design. As I dove into the artistic rabbit hole, I became most interested in figure drawings, anatomy studies, and movement studies. I also played competitive soccer and had a personal history with athletic activity. As I entered college, I pivoted my interest to biological science and physical therapy to better understand anatomy and movement. This has stuck, and I thoroughly enjoy the positive effect that physical therapy and exercise can have on an individual’s health, and this has only increased as I’ve explored literature in the longevity and wellness field.

What is your spirit animal and why?

My spirit animal would be an otter. I appreciate their playful, curious, and chaotic energy.