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Hilary Rendon


Owner & Physical Therapist

Hilary has served the public since 1992 in Mississippi, Alabama and Germany. An experienced physical therapist and dedicated member of the Starkville community, she has worked in several venues including home health, nursing home and student health, and has been in private practice since 2006.

Hilary has a special interest in orthopedics, spinal manipulation, chronic pain syndromes and general conditioning. She strives to ensure each patient receives a specialized treatment plan to include manual therapy as well as a home exercise program.

Hilary is certified in ASTYM and Dry Point Needling. She is also trained in manual treatment methods to include Primal Reflex Relief Technique, Total Motion Release, Maitland for spine and peripheral joints, and TMD (Temporomandibular joint disorders). She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Mississippi Physical Therapy Association and the Private Practice Section of APTA.

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Olivia Hogue Sims

Physical Therapist Assistant

Olivia first started at Starkville Physical Therapy as an intern in 2010, and then began working full-time as a technician and later a billing specialist. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology in 2010 and a master's degree in Exercise Physiology in 2012. After receiving a Physical Therapist Assistant Degree from Itawamba Community College in May 2016, Olivia has now moved into the role of a PTA. Olivia is a Starkville native and a Starkville High School graduate. Olivia is married to Matthew Sims of Isola, MS. In the last two years as a therapist, Olivia has become a certified Graston provider, and also received her Vestibular Rehabilitation certification from the American Institute of Balance.

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Russ Huddleston

Partner & Physical Therapist

Russ Huddleston, PT, joined Hilary and staff at Starkville Physical Therapy in 2012. Previously, Russ has served in the areas of home health, acute care, outpatient and specialized wheelchair seating & mobility.

He has extensive experience in treating patients using High Velocity Spinal Manipulation, and Temperomandibular disorders.  He is certified in Dry Point Needling, ASTYM, and Graston Technique. Russ is registered with RESNA as an ATP (Assistive Technology Professional), specializing in the evaluation of patients for the proper seating and equipment choices for specialized manual wheelchairs and power wheelchairs. 

A Starkville native, Russ received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Belhaven University in 1993. He went on to earn a Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1995.