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Richard Jackson, PT, OCS

Richard Jackson, PT, OCS Executive Director of Clinical Services View Bio

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Education: Richard Jackson, PT, OCS: Richard has practiced physical therapy for over 38 years. He graduated in 1971 from Ithaca College/Albert Einstein College of Medicine with a Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy. He received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Shenandoah University in 2000. Mr. Jackson is highly regarded as a clinician, educator, and researcher.

Specialties: Mr. Jackson has taught nationally and internationally in the field of lower extremity bio-mechanics, gait, spinal and pelvic joint dysfunction. He has presented his research in conferences in England, Australia, Austria, Canada, India, and of course, the United States. “Clinical research is essential if we are to understand what works and what does not” says Jackson.

In the past twenty five years Mr. Jackson has taught over 400 continuing education courses. About his teaching he states, “I can be most effective as a clinician by teaching therapists how to treat their patients better. I touch thousands of patients every day through the therapists who have taken my courses. I am personally involved in the training programs for our therapists, assistants, athletic trainers and exercise specialists. Comprehensive education and training is how we achieve our goals of quality and consistency."

Fun Facts: After running 19 marathons with six trips to Boston, Richard has switched focus to golf. Some would say, (including his wife), that it is becoming an obsession. He loves to dance, enjoys country music, skeet shooting, and has never met an ice cream that he didn't like. His overriding obsession is travel, ("I don't care where I'm going as long as I'm making good time").


Check out Richard Jackson in a video by MoveForwardPT, Physical Therapy & Bone Health. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpImzaZVYUA&feature=related

Anna Jackson

Anna Jackson Executive Director of Administration & Human Resources View Bio

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Anna Jackson has worked over 20 years as an Administrator, and Entrepreneur. Raised in Southern California she had an early introduction to animation which turned to a concentration in computer systems development and design. Her interest in animation production waned in college, but the creative skill set followed her into the business world.

Anna directs the marketing, human resource and information technology aspects of The Jackson Clinics (TJC).  In her time with the company she has lead the implementation of a fully integrated electronic medical record (EMR) system, introduced an internal communication network and directed award winning ad campaigns. 

Anna studied at the University California Los Angeles (UCLA).  Her career has provided her the good fortune of working for or in association with companies such as Disney, Nordstrom and Toshiba.  She possesses experience in graphic design, marketing, systems design, manufacturing, distribution, human resources, and software writing and training. Just prior to The Jackson Clinics, she worked as a marketing director and consultant.

“In a nutshell my job is to care for the needs of our team members.  To ensure they have the right tools and systems in place, so they can do the most important job…caring for our patients”

Fun Facts: Anna's husband has a new sport focus - golf.  She loves what she terms "golf guilt". "It’s amazing how many things get crossed off the "honey do" list when there's a pretty day and a tee time to make!"  She has three great kids who are very tolerant of her work ethic. A self confessed software addict, she gets a kick out of updates and new tools that make administrative systems more efficient and creative ideas easier to develop.  Good food, books and world travel keep her interests.  Favorite workout music - alternative rock, and hindi pop.  Favorite candy bar - Snickers.

Cindy Cutright, PT, MBA, DPT

Cindy Cutright, PT, MBA, DPT Clinic Director, Director of Clinical Services View Bio

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Education: Cindy graduated from the University of Baltimore with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. She also received her M.B.A. from Strayer University and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University. Cindy is a Board Certified Direct Access Provider. 

Specialties:  Cindy has over 20 years experience in outpatient physical therapy. She has treated patients as young as 5 months and as old as the mid-nineties.  She has a strong background and interest in spine and muscle imbalance problems of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions, including treating headaches. She is very experienced in sacroiliac problems, including chronic cases and pregnancy related issues. Cindy also enjoys and is experienced with pediatric patients including developmental delays, cerebral palsy, torticollis and head injury.  She is also experienced in treating a variety of upper and lower extremity problems such as rotator cuff injuries, ACL injuries, and total knee replacements.

Fun Facts: Cindy is an Anglophile.  She loves to vacation in England and enjoys reading books on English history. Cindy has a cat named Stormy, who snores!

Ben Keeton, PT, DPT, OCS

Ben Keeton, PT, DPT, OCS Clinic Director, Director of Clinical Operations View Bio

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Education: Ben graduated from the University of Delaware with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. There, he worked as a Graduate Assistant in the research department, developed a paper for publication in APTA’s PT Journal, and graduated first in his class.  He completed his undergraduate work the College of William and Mary where he majored in Kinesiology with a pre-med track. At William and Mary, Ben played Division I varsity baseball for 4 years and graduate Phi Beta Kappa.  He is also a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and Board Certified Direct Access Provider and MBA Candidate at George Washington University. Ben has been certified as a clinical instructor from the American Physical Therapy Association. He is a mentor and consultant for The Jackson Clinics orthopedic residency program, and the Upper Extremity Fellowship Program.

Specialties: Ben is interested in rehabilitation of orthopedic conditions of all kinds.  He has extensive experience with athletic injuries, postoperative care, chronic pain, and exercise prescription and progression.  He is an educator at many levels in The Jackson Clinics, including teaching courses for professional development, mentoring new graduates, mentoring physical therapy students, mentoring orthopedic residents, and mentoring Clinic Directors and Office Managers on clinical operations.  He has a passion for professional development, involvement in the APTA, and involvement in global initiatives for the advancement of the profession of physical therapy.

Fun Facts: Ben enjoys playing sports and is a Wiffle Ball Champion!  He is also an avid fisherman and spends as much time as possible on the water.  He loves to travel, and has worked with the Jackson Foundation to teach physical therapy in Ethiopia and Kenya as part of the ongoing Africa Programs.

Libby Beeler

Libby Beeler Executive Assistant

Evelyn Pyne

Evelyn Pyne Social Media & Marketing Associate

Marsha Worthen

Marsha Worthen Accounting Manager

Dana Baker

Dana Baker Billing Representative

Liliana Flores

Liliana Flores Billing Manager

Tasha Reid-Wooden

Tasha Reid-Wooden Billing Representative/Credentialing Specialist

Angela DeBosky

Angela DeBosky Authorization Specialist

Eduardo Ramirez

Eduardo Ramirez Billing Representative

Jamil Pugh, MS, CSCS, CFE

Jamil Pugh, MS, CSCS, CFE Industrial Rehab Specialist, Project Manager

Sonia Gutierrez

Sonia Gutierrez Billing Representative

Karla Barahona

Karla Barahona Billing Representative

Marjie Calhoun

Marjie Calhoun Sales Representative

Ashley Monroe

Ashley Monroe Billing Representative

Iris Chavez

Iris Chavez Billing Representative

Additional Staff

Grace Villaver, MSPT, DPT, COMT

Grace Villaver, MSPT, DPT, COMT Physical Therapist View Bio

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EDUCATION: Grace Villaver received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Marymount University and her Post-Graduate Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Montana. She also graduated with Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health from College of Charleston. She is a Certified Direct Access provider and a Titleist Certified Golf Fitness Medical Professional. Grace has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1998.
 
SPECIALTIES: Grace has special interest in treating spinal pathologies and utilizes various manual therapy techniques in treating her patients. She is proficient in the Maitland Manual Therapy approach and is a certified orthopedic manual therapist. She also enjoys treating neurological, vestibular, pediatric, and orthopedic disorders. Grace is an intermediate level Spanish speaker
 
FUN FACTS: Grace loves spending time with her husband and three lovely children. In her spare time she enjoys working on her golf game, playing the piano, martial arts conditioning, and ballroom dancing.

Renae Soule, PT, MPT

Renae Soule, PT, MPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Renae graduated from the University Of Nebraska Medical Center in 1994 with a Master of Physical Therapy. She has been a member of APTA since 1991.

Experience: Renae has over 20 years of clinical experience, outpatient as well as inpatient rehabilitation. She enjoys treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions to include ankle/foot, elbow, hip, sacroiliac and cervical spine dysfunctions, shoulder and knee problems. Renae has experience in treating neurological conditions, post-operative and non-operative shoulders and knees. She is especially interested in Strain-Counterstrain techniques and has taken several courses to master this discipline. Renae also had the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia as a clinical mentor to assist in teaching the students with Addis Ababa University.

Fun Facts: In her spare time, Renae enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering her time at her church and children’s schools, as well as leading a Girl Scout Troop.

Deborah Gilpin, PT, MPT, OCS, ATC

Deborah Gilpin, PT, MPT, OCS, ATC Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Deborah graduated from the University of Southern California in 1996 with a Masters in Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Specialties: Deborah has worked in orthopedics, acute care, skilled nursing facilities, home health, and inpatient and outpatient neurological settings since graduating from physical therapy school. She specializes in manual therapy techniques designed to gently return people to their correct posture and biomechanics. Deborah has also worked as an athletic trainer in Division I college athletics and has expertise in treating dancers, skaters and gymnasts.

Fun Facts: Deborah was a professional ballet dancer for two years. She also enjoys travel, snow skiing and golf.

Mariam Shah

Mariam Shah Office Administrator

Kimberly Dangelo

Kimberly Dangelo Exercise Specialist

Rowhan Cummings

Rowhan Cummings Exercise Specialist

Joseph Gaouette

Joseph Gaouette Exercise Specialist

Megan Helfrich

Megan Helfrich Exercise Specialist

Jacob Bloodworth, ATC

Jacob Bloodworth, ATC Certified Athletic Trainer

Emmett Nyamey

Emmett Nyamey Exercise Specialist

Ashburn/Broadlands

Katherine Henderson, PT, DPT

Katherine Henderson, PT, DPT Clinic Director View Bio

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Education: Katherine graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). Katherine completed her undergraduate degree from James Madison University, with a degree in Kinesiology.

Specialties: Katherine has a strong interest in pediatrics and manual therapy. Katherine completed an internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital pediatric rehab department and was able to treat a wide variety of pediatric condition and age groups (2 to 18 years old). Katherine has attended KLOSE training and is an Upper Extremity Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT-UE).

Fun Facts: Katherine loves to ski and was on the JMU Ski Racing Team during her undergraduate career. Katherine also enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband and dog (Daisy).

Alexis Raymond

Alexis Raymond Office Manager

Rebecca Tucker

Rebecca Tucker Office Administrator

Brett Gladish, PT, DPT

Brett Gladish, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Brett graduated from Indiana University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2016. She attended Elon University for her undergraduate work and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2013. She has been a member of the ATPA since 2013.

Specialties: Brett has a strong interest in treating patients with a variety of musculoskeletal injuries, especially those of the lower extremity and educating patient on gait mechanics.  She especially enjoys working with high school athletes. She also enjoys working with patients with neurological conditions to improved gait, balance, and coordination.

Fun Facts: Brett is a native of northern Virginia. She loves being outside and enjoys running, yoga, and hiking. She is an avid soccer fan and reads too much.

McCaul Benson, PT, DPT

McCaul Benson, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: McCaul graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2016. She completed her undergraduate work at Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise.

Specialties: McCaul has a strong interest and background in orthopedic injuries and vestibular and balance conditions. She has experience working with various sports injuries, in addition to working with adolescent patients with concussion symptoms. She continues to have a strong passion for promoting overall health and wellness to enhance the lives of her patients.

Fun Facts: McCaul loves to stay active; she enjoys running, weight lifting and spending time outdoors! When she has a chance to get away you will find her enjoying time with family and friends in the Outer Banks or hitting the ski slopes.

Patricia Beers, PT, MPT, OCS

Patricia Beers, PT, MPT, OCS Physical Therapist

Jonathan Burrell

Jonathan Burrell Exercise Specialist

Shane Mondloch

Shane Mondloch Exercise Specialist

Brambleton/Ashburn

Kristin Huppi, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Kristin Huppi, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS Clinic Director View Bio

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Education: Kristin is a Duke University graduate with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She completed her undergraduate work at Virginia Tech with a degree in Biology. In 2009, she completed The Jackson Clinics Orthopedic Residency. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Certified Clinical Instructor (CI), and an active APTA member in the orthopedic section. Kristin is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Specialties: Kristin has a strong interest and background in treating all orthopedic injuries and post-operative rehab. She has a strong background in competitive figure skating and dance, and has worked closely within these communities providing PT services, consultation, education, and injury/prevention screenings. She enjoys working with pediatric clients as well and is comfortable treating infants, toddlers, and elementary aged children. She has worked with clients who have conditions such as osteogenesis imperfecta, mild cerebral palsy, torticollis and developmental delay. She also helped to develop the aquatics program within The Jackson Clinics. Kristin is also knowledgeable in using movement analysis software and is able to perform analysis for runners, skaters, swimmers, etc. within their respective environments.

Fun Facts: Kristin is a competitive figure skater and coach. She and her team, DC Edge, are the reigning National Champions in the highly competitive Adult and Masters divisions. Kristin loves to be active and enjoys running with her Vizsla, playing tennis and being outdoors. She also loves to bake for her co-workers!

Check out Kristin in videos by MoveForwardPT:
ACL Injury Prevention
http://www.youtube.com/user/MoveForwardPT#p/u/14/SO5iQn0IwHE

Running Tips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvEofvDKQHU

Ashley Wiegner

Ashley Wiegner Office Administrator

Brett Gladish, PT, DPT

Brett Gladish, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Brett graduated from Indiana University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2016. She attended Elon University for her undergraduate work and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2013. She has been a member of the ATPA since 2013.

Specialties: Brett has a strong interest in treating patients with a variety of musculoskeletal injuries, especially those of the lower extremity and educating patient on gait mechanics.  She especially enjoys working with high school athletes. She also enjoys working with patients with neurological conditions to improved gait, balance, and coordination.

Fun Facts: Brett is a native of northern Virginia. She loves being outside and enjoys running, yoga, and hiking. She is an avid soccer fan and reads too much.

Taylor Payne, ES

Taylor Payne, ES Exercise Specialist

Elizabeth DePasquale, PT, DPT

Elizabeth DePasquale, PT, DPT

Sarah Coogan, ATC

Sarah Coogan, ATC Certified Athletic Trainer

Centreville

Robert Sigler, PT, DPT, OCS

Robert Sigler, PT, DPT, OCS Clinic Director View Bio

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Education:  Robert graduated from Regis University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011.  He completed the Orthopedic Residency Program the following year in 2012.  He received an Orthopedic Certified Specialist and is a Board Certified Direct Access Provider.  He completed his undergraduate degree through Regis University with a major in Neuroscience and a minor in Exercise Science. 

In 2011, Robert went to Ethiopia for 1 month to assist in treating patients at local hospitals and taught current best evidence through Regis University.  Later in Jan 2014, he went to Kenya for 2 weeks to assist teach on the foot/ankle as part of the ongoing Jackson Clinics Africa Programs. 

In March 2014, he took on the role of being CCCE which is responsible for coordinating assignments of Physical Therapy students to Clinic Instructors within the company.  He maintains regular communication with local universities and related events.

Specialties:  Robert has interest in all areas of orthopedic rehabilitation.  He has experience with athletic injuries, ergonomics for offices and homes, post-operative care, and other various orthopedic injuries. He teaches a course in the foot/ankle complex and enjoys educating patients on how to prevent injuries as well as treat current pathology.  Robert is certified to make custom cast orthotics.

Fun Facts:  Robert has competed in multiple sports from soccer to gymnastics all the way through college.  He is very interested in injury prevention and screening processes to determine individuals who are at risk for certain types of injuries.  He grew up in Colorado and is an avid Broncos fan!!

 

Debra May

Debra May Office Manager

Shantelle McCourt

Shantelle McCourt Office Administrator

Hilary Frimenko, PT, DPT

Hilary Frimenko, PT, DPT Physical Therapist

Sofia Anagnos, PT, DPT

Sofia Anagnos, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Sofia earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008 after acquiring her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at James Madison University in 2005. She is Board Certified Direct Access Provider.

Specialties: Sofia has experience working with Fairfax County Public Schools where she has screened sports teams for preventative injuries. She enjoys treating patients with a variety of musculoskeletal injuries, especially those of the lower extremities, and enjoys educating about body mechanics and positioning for everyday tasks.

Fun Facts: Sofia enjoys exercising, reading novels, and is a self-diagnosed cinephile. She also likes the seasonal hockey, football, baseball and soccer!

Kellie Walter, PTA

Kellie Walter, PTA PT Assistant View Bio

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Education: Kellie graduated from Mt. Nittany Institute of Natural Health (Pennsylvania) as a Certified Massage Therapist.  She continued her education at Penn State University graduating with an Associate of Science degree, specializing in the Physical Therapist Assistant program.  Kellie is a Clinical Staff Mentor and Bootcamp Mentor for The Jackson Clinics gym staff.

Specialties: Kellie has a strong background and interest in working with patients who need manual/myofascial therapy. She enjoys working with the elderly population, and patients who need aquatic therapy. Kellie is an athlete herself and has experience treating all sports related injuries. She is very competitive, and encourages her patients to work hard to improve in functional abilities.

Fun Facts: Kellie was involved in many sports in High School including basketball, volleyball, softball, and soccer. She loves different kinds of music, going for walks with her two yellow labs, and having barbeques and campfires. 

Melissa Martin

Melissa Martin Exercise Specialist

Fairfax/Merrifield

Erin Ruest, PT, DPT

Erin Ruest, PT, DPT Clinic Director View Bio

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Education: Erin graduated from University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009 and received her Bachelors of Science/Exercise Science from Salisbury University in 2006. She is also an active member of the APTA in the Sports and Orthopedics sections, a certified Clinical Instructor, and a direct access provider.

Specialties: Erin has a special interest in sports medicine/athletes and orthopedics as well as many other musculoskeletal conditions. Erin has experience with treating conditions of the shoulder, elbow, low back, sacroiliac joint, hip, knee and ankle. She has also worked with patients from a wide variety of age ranges.

Fun Facts: Erin enjoys playing softball, volleyball, football, cycling, hiking and brunch. She was a first team All-American softball player at Salisbury University. She likes to go to trivia and outdoor festivals with friends and family. Erin loves to travel and recently journeyed to Kenya to teach Physical Therapy in the Project Africa program.

Jonathan Cruz

Jonathan Cruz Office Manager

Yvette Mercado

Yvette Mercado Office Administrator

Erin Burford, PT, DPT

Erin Burford, PT, DPT Physical Therapist

Renae Soule, PT, MPT

Renae Soule, PT, MPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Renae graduated from the University Of Nebraska Medical Center in 1994 with a Master of Physical Therapy. She has been a member of APTA since 1991.

Experience: Renae has over 20 years of clinical experience, outpatient as well as inpatient rehabilitation. She enjoys treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions to include ankle/foot, elbow, hip, sacroiliac and cervical spine dysfunctions, shoulder and knee problems. Renae has experience in treating neurological conditions, post-operative and non-operative shoulders and knees. She is especially interested in Strain-Counterstrain techniques and has taken several courses to master this discipline. Renae also had the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia as a clinical mentor to assist in teaching the students with Addis Ababa University.

Fun Facts: In her spare time, Renae enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering her time at her church and children’s schools, as well as leading a Girl Scout Troop.

Sara Kirkland, PT, DPT

Sara Kirkland, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Sara graduated from Emory University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2015. She completed her undergraduate work at Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. She is a certified direct access provider. Sara has been a member of the orthopedic section of the APTA since 2012.

Specialties: Sara has a strong interest and background in orthopedic injuries and post-operative rehabilitation. She has experience working with various sports injuries, as she worked with several of the sports teams while at Virginia Tech including track and field, baseball and cheerleading. She continues to have a strong passion for helping athletes with overuse injuries.

Fun Facts: Sara sailed for Virginia Tech’s club team. She loves to be active, enjoys swimming, running, and spending time outdoors. She loves to travel and will find any excuse to go somewhere new. She loves to cheer on the HOKIES during football season!

Brittany Nicotra, ATC

Brittany Nicotra, ATC Certified AthleticTrainer

Tania Nacios, ATC

Tania Nacios, ATC Certified Athletic Trainer View Bio

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Education:  Tania graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training.  She has her national athletic training certification. 
 
Specialties:  Tania has previously worked at an Athletic Trainer at a high school in Maryland and another physical therapy clinic. She enjoys working with all types of patients and injuries.  Such as the weekend warrior who wants to back in playing their sport, chronic pain patients who need to return functioning in their daily activities, high school athletes returning to sport and post surgery patients getting back to function.
 
Fun Fact:  Tania played college ice hockey and enjoys horseback riding.  Her favorite food is chocolate.

Herndon/Elden St.

Cindy Cutright, PT, MBA, DPT

Cindy Cutright, PT, MBA, DPT Clinic Director, Director of Clinical Services View Bio

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Education: Cindy graduated from the University of Baltimore with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. She also received her M.B.A. from Strayer University and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University. Cindy is a Board Certified Direct Access Provider. 

Specialties:  Cindy has over 20 years experience in outpatient physical therapy. She has treated patients as young as 5 months and as old as the mid-nineties.  She has a strong background and interest in spine and muscle imbalance problems of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions, including treating headaches. She is very experienced in sacroiliac problems, including chronic cases and pregnancy related issues. Cindy also enjoys and is experienced with pediatric patients including developmental delays, cerebral palsy, torticollis and head injury.  She is also experienced in treating a variety of upper and lower extremity problems such as rotator cuff injuries, ACL injuries, and total knee replacements.

Fun Facts: Cindy is an Anglophile.  She loves to vacation in England and enjoys reading books on English history. Cindy has a cat named Stormy, who snores!

Mary Little

Mary Little Office Manager

Margherita Salvo

Margherita Salvo Office Administrator

Amanda Henry, PT, DPT

Amanda Henry, PT, DPT Physical Therapist

Erica Marchessault, PT, DPT, CLT

Erica Marchessault, PT, DPT, CLT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Erica graduated from Utica College with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. She also received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Studies from Syracuse University in 2011. Erica is a Certified Direct Access Provider and a current member of the APTA and Women’s Health section.

Specialties: Erica has experience treating a wide range of orthopedic injuries and common running injuries. She has attended continuing education courses on Pilates and pelvic floor strengthening for treatment of lower back injuries. She is passionate about running and enjoys educating the community through screenings and PT services. Erica has a growing interest in pursuing a specialization in Oncology rehabilitation.

Fun Facts: Erica ran cross-country and track at Utica College. She also enjoys running local 5K races, skiing, hiking, kayaking and going on weekend backpacking trips.

Susan Spar, PT, DPT

Susan Spar, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Susan graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She completed her Master's in Physical Therapy at Rutgers University/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Susan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Bucknell University.

Specialties: Susan has over 20 years experience in outpatient orthopedic Physical Therapy. She has completed extensive continuing education, including a 9 month full-time advanced orthopedic manual therapy residency, and has been an instructor for courses on the foot and ankle and for a motion analysis lab at a university level. Susan has been formally educated and professionally trained in a wide range of approaches with a strong emphasis on manual therapy and evidence based practice. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to treat a large number of patients in the sports medicine population including professional athletes, collegiate athletes and Olympians as well as the general outpatient orthopedic population. Susan has specialties in treatment of the spine and foot and ankle, including 20 years of experience in orthotics evaluation, fabrication and gait analysis. She has had advanced training in Integrative Manual Therapy and Maitland based evaluation and treatment techniques. Susan enjoys treating all types of patients and has a special interest in conservative management of scoliosis.

Fun Facts: Susan has been a long time runner and completed the Marine Corps Marathon years ago. Her present focus is on family fitness with her husband and three girls.

Jennifer Anderson, ATC

Jennifer Anderson, ATC Athletic Trainer View Bio

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Education: Jenny is a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs graduate with her Master’s degree in Sports Medicine. She completed her undergraduate work at Concord University with a degree in Athletic Training. From 2010-2013, Jenny served as the head athletic trainer for Potomac Falls High School in Sterling, VA. She is an active member of NATA, VATA, and MAATA.

Specialties: Jenny has strong interest in helping people of all ages return to full health following orthopedic injuries. Her background includes playing women’s collegiate soccer at the NCAA division II level during undergrad. She also served as the graduate assistant women’s soccer coach while at UCCS. Since becoming a certified athletic trainer, she has worked with multiple collegiate and high school level athletic teams seeing a wide variety of injuries.

Fun Facts: Jenny currently plays adult co-ed soccer in the local FXA league. She loves to be outdoors especially mountain biking and hiking with her dog and husband. Other hobbies include snowboarding, going to the gym, reading, and watching sports. She is a huge Redskins and DC United fan!

Theresa Kossey

Theresa Kossey Exercise Specialist

Herndon/Worldgate

Claire Dulin, PT, DPT

Claire Dulin, PT, DPT Clinic Director View Bio

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Education: Claire earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University where she worked as a graduate assistant. During PT school she served as President of the Michigan Physical Therapy Association Student Relations Committee, and was Chair of the Community Advocacy Committee and Historian for her class. Claire graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Western Michigan University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences with minors in Chemistry and Spanish.  She is a Board Certified Direct Access Provider and an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor.  Claire has been a member of the APTA since 2010 and is currently the Secretary for the Northern District of the VPTA.  In 2013 she received the DPT Visionary Foundation - Gary L. Soderberg Doctor of Physical Therapy Award.

Specialties: Claire enjoys treating patients with a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological impairments and has particular interest in manual therapy.  She is experienced in treating a variety of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries in areas such as the shoulder, knee, neck, ankle, spine, and sacroiliac joint and has worked with high level amputees in the military.

Fun Facts: Claire loves soccer, snowboarding, cycling, hiking, kayaking, and exploring the outdoors.  She enjoys music, travel, and learning random/useless facts. She likes to experiment in the kitchen, and has a particular fondness for Blue Moon ice cream and anything from The Mitten State (Michigan).  

 

Mark Anaya

Mark Anaya Office Manager

Baheshta Azizi

Baheshta Azizi Office Administrator

Ian Slattery, PT, DPT

Ian Slattery, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Ian graduated from George Mason with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science. Then received his doctorate in physical therapy from Arcadia  University in 2010. Currently enrolled in the 2015 Jackson Clinics Orthopedic Residency Program.

Specialties: Ian has an interest in all orthopedic areas. He has 5 years of experience treating a variety post operative, traumatic, overuse and sports injuries.

Fun Facts: Ian is an avid exercise enthusiast

Melissa Dewey, PT, DPT

Melissa Dewey, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Melissa graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Community Health from George Mason University. Melissa has been a member of the APTA since 2012 and is currently a member of the orthopedic, sports and geriatric special interest groups. She will be continuing her education as an Orthopedic Resident at TJC in 2016 with an ultimate goal of becoming an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Specialties: Melissa has a passion for helping her patients return to activities that bring them joy. She enjoys working with a wide variety of patients with orthopedic conditions from overuse injuries to post-operative rehabilitation. She currently uses manual therapy, movement analysis and a total body approach to address the root of her patients’ ailments.

Fun Facts: Melissa is an avid runner, she currently has a goal of breaking 3 hours in the marathon. Melissa was an All-American cross country runner and spent one year coaching High School cross country. She has two dogs, Stig and Oscar, who she loves to take on adventures. In her free time, Melissa loves to spend time with family and friends.

Michael Kecman, PT, DPT, OCS

Michael Kecman, PT, DPT, OCS Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Michael graduated from The George Washington University in 2010 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and was accepted into the National Alpha Eta Honor Society. He graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy and was a member of the wrestling team where he was twice named to the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll. Michael is a Certified Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association. Michael is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Board Certified Direct Access Provider and has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2007. Michael has also been trained to perform Trigger Point Dry Needling.

Specialties: Michael is a 2012 graduate of the Jackson Clinics’ Orthopedic Residency Program and he is a 2015 graduate of the Jackson Clinics’ Upper Extremity Fellowship. Michael is involved in residency and fellowship mentorship and is the co- director of the fellowship program. As a former Division I athlete, Michael has a strong interest in treating athletes of all ages and experience levels. He also enjoys treating a wide variety of pre and post-operative orthopedic conditions of the shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle, lumbar and cervical spine. Michael has a strong interest in education and has developed and taught courses on the upper extremity to fellow medical professionals. He has also provided in-services to personal trainers from around the region on a variety of topics.

Fun Facts:  Michael enjoys weight lifting, spending time with family and friends and all things Duke.  LET’S GO DUKE!!!

 

Ryan Battisti, PTA

Ryan Battisti, PTA PT Assistant View Bio

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Education: Ryan attended Virginia Commonwealth University from 2006-2008 and graduated from Northern Virginia Community College in 2010 with an Associates of Applied Science as a Physical Therapists Assistant. He is an active member of the APTA.

Specialties: Ryan treats patients with a wide variety of orthopedic injuries and has a special interest in seeing patients with lumbar and cervical pain. He also has experience treating pre and post op knee and shoulder surgeries as well as sports related injuries.

Fun facts: Ryan played competitive football all 4 years of high school and intermural football in college. He currently plays on The Jackson Clinics softball and dodgeball teams. Go Lumbar Jacks! Ryan is also an avid automotive enthusiast.

Alyson Randolph

Alyson Randolph Exercise Specialist

Lorton

Andrew Stube, PT, DPT

Andrew Stube, PT, DPT Clinic Director View Bio

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Education: Andrew is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He completed his undergraduate work at Virginia Tech with a degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Psychology. Andrew was Vice President of his PT school and collaborated in a fundraising effort that generated greater than ten thousand dollars for physical therapy research. He also completed the Jackson Clinics Orthopedic Residency and obtained his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification. Andrew participated in the Jackson Clinics Africa project helping to mentor Ethiopian physical therapists on patients with lumbar and cervical spine impairments. 

Specialties: Andrew has a strong interest in treating orthopedic injuries in a variety of patients, from weekend warriors to elite athletes.  He also has an interest in working with children with previous experience at Children’s Hospital of Richmond. 

Fun Facts: Andrew is a multisport athlete and participates competitively or recreationally in soccer, basketball, baseball, flag football, golf and recently has taken up triathlons.  His favorite winter Olympic sport is curling.     

Angie Kersey

Angie Kersey Office Manager

Erica Waller

Erica Waller Office Administrator

Barbara Semple, PT, DPT

Barbara Semple, PT, DPT Physical Therapist

Ken Herbel, PT, MPT, OCS

Ken Herbel, PT, MPT, OCS Physical Therapist, Residency Mentor and Lecturer View Bio

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Education: Ken graduated from Loma Linda University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Masters of Physical Therapy. He also obtained his Business degree at Metro State College. Ken is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Board Certified Direct Access Provider. Ken has been certified as a clinical instructor (CI) from the American Physical Therapy Association and is a mentor and lecturer in the Jackson Clinics Residency program. He is also a certified BikeFit instructor.

Specialties: Ken has extensive experience with cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine dysfunction as well as sacroiliac and hip pain. He also has a strong background in post operative rehab for all peripheral joints. Ken is a Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist and has particular interest in treating headaches, upper cervical spine pain and golf injuries.

Fun Facts: Ken enjoys helping his patients make a positive change. His favorite hobby is golf and he likes to listen to Rock and Roll!

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Ryan Reedy

Ryan Reedy Exercise Specialist View Bio

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Education: Ryan is a Graduate of George Mason University with a Bachelors in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources with a concentration in Exercise Science.

Specialties: Ryan has an increased interest in working with athletes of all ages, helping them get back to various types of recreation. 

Fun Facts: Ryan grew up in Northeast Ohio and has been a lifelong fan of all Cleveland teams and is a big fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.  He enjoys playing Frisbee Golf and Basketball and loves country music.

Dan Jones, ATC

Dan Jones, ATC Certified Athletic Trainer View Bio

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Education:  Dan is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training.  He graduated and passed The NATABOC exam in May of 2000. 

Specialties:  Since Graduation Dan has been providing Athletic Training Services in both Secondary School settings as well as Orthopedic outpatient Physical Therapy clinics. 

Fun Facts: Dan is a devoted father of two small Boys and loves spending time with them during outdoor activities.

 

Manassas

Greg Morris, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC

Greg Morris, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC Clinic Director, Boot Camp Coordinator, Residency Mentor View Bio

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Education: Greg graduated from Shenandoah University with a Masters in Physical Therapy.  He recently completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) at Marymount University. He attended Washington State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and minored in pre-med. Greg is the coordinator for The Jackson Clinics Boot Camp mentoring program for new employees. He is also a mentor in The Jackson Clinics orthopedic residency program.

Specialties: Greg is also a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and has particular interest in foot and ankle disorders, shoulder and knee rehabilitation, custom orthotics, and running evaluations. Additionally, he has a strong background in treating the pelvic girdle and sacroiliac joint and lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine disorders.

Fun Facts: Greg chose this profession mostly because he enjoys helping others. Some of his hobbies include golf and fly-fishing and his favorite flavor of ice cream is Mint Chocolate Chip!

Michelle Fain

Michelle Fain Office Administrator

Rosslynn Hamlin

Rosslynn Hamlin Office Administrator

Bryant Lutz, PT, DPT

Bryant Lutz, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Bryant graduated from Slippery Rock University as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. He also received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock.

Specialties: Bryant is skilled in treating a variety of orthopedic conditions including knee, shoulder, spine and elbow, wrist and hand injuries. He has particular interest in sports rehabilitation and vestibular rehabilitation.

Fun Facts: Bryant enjoys weight lifting and snow boarding. To unwind, he likes to eat ice cream and watch ESPN. His favorite all time movie is The Goonies!

Learn more about Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Erin Burlovich McDonald, PT, DPT, OCS

Erin Burlovich McDonald, PT, DPT, OCS Physical Therapist and Residency Mentor View Bio

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Education: Erin graduated from the University of Delaware with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences from James Madison University and completed an Orthopedic Residency at the University of Delaware.  She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Board Certified Direct Access Provider.  She is a mentor with the Jackson Clinics Residency Program and is an APTA certified Clinical Instructor for physical therapy students.  She is also an Adjunct faculty member of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at George Washington University.

Specialties: Erin has extensive experience in all kinds of orthopedic and sports injury rehabilitation, including non-operative and post-operative rehabilitation of the spine (neck and lower back), knee, shoulder.  She identifies each patient’s individual deficits and works with them  to facilitate their return to optimal function. She is also a certified BikeFit specialist.

Fun Facts: Erin was a competitive swimmer and played water polo in college.  She competes in open water swimming, road running, and triathlons.  She loves country music, hiking, travel, and playing with her baby girl!  

 

Jennifer Burda, PT, DPT, CLT

Jennifer Burda, PT, DPT, CLT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Jennifer graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She also majored in Biology with a minor in Psychology from Allegheny College. Jennifer is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist for treatment of the upper and lower extremities.

Specialties: Jennifer is experienced in orthopedic rehabilitation and enjoys treating foot, ankle, knee, spinal, shoulder, and wrist and hand injuries. She also enjoys working with pediatrics and has previous experience working with children at the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children.

Fun Facts: Jennifer is a 10 time marathon finisher! Her favorite flavor of ice cream is Chocolate.

Laura Barrett, PT, DPT

Laura Barrett, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Laura graduated from Ithaca College with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy . She also received a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Sciences from Ithaca College. Laura is a Board Certified Direct Access Provider.

Specialties: Laura is skilled in rehabilitation of ankle, foot and knee disorders as well as non-surgical and post surgical interventions of the shoulder. She has a strong background in treating pediatrics (newborns to teens) for sports injuries, musculoskeletal dysfunctions and developmental delay.  Laura has special interest in gait retraining and sports rehabilitation, particularly soccer, tennis, baseball/softball, and running.

Fun Facts: Laura enjoys playing many sports competitively, including soccer and street hockey and is part of the USA women’s street hockey program.  She is also an avid runner, having completed 6 half marathons and her first marathon in 2009! Laura loves spending time with her husband and dog, trying new foods, and traveling. 

 

Sonya Sherpa, PTA

Sonya Sherpa, PTA PT Assistant View Bio

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Education: Sonya graduated in 2009 from Northern Virginia Community College with Associates of Applied Sciences as a Physical Therapist Assistant.  She is a licensed physical therapist assistant. Sonya is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and The Virginia Physical Therapy Association. She is also certified in CPR.

Specialties: Sonya volunteered in a Skilled Nursing home facility based rehabilitation in the past. Her primary interest is in aquatic therapy and she enjoys working with variety of patients. She has experience working with athletes of all ages and post-operative rehabilitation. 

Fun Facts: Sonya loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys driving scenic twisting roads and hiking. Sonya also likes to travel and learn new languages. She speaks Nepali, Hindi, and Urdu.

Katie Racine, ATC

Katie Racine, ATC Athletic Trainer View Bio

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Education: Katie received her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Radford University in 2012. She is a NATA BOC certified Athletic Trainer as well as an active member in the NATA and a VATA. She is also licensed by the board of medicine to practice athletic training. Katie volunteers to help local athletics in the NOVA area as much as she can. She has worked in the high school setting as well as finishing a internship at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports.

Specialties: Katie has extensive knowledge of taping different body parts as well as many different kinds of taping techniques and materials.  She has unique experience in dealing with acute emergency care with her history at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports as well as her experience working at an all boys boarding school. Katie also loves working with geriatrics as well as athletes and is always excited to learn new things and techniques to make her a better athletic trainer.

Fun Facts: Katie enjoys being outdoors and staying active. She plays soccer in her free time as well as running and volleyball.  She loves spending time with her family and friends, and especially her dog, Molly.

Middleburg

Ben Keeton, PT, DPT, OCS

Ben Keeton, PT, DPT, OCS Clinic Director, Director of Clinical Operations View Bio

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Education: Ben graduated from the University of Delaware with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. There, he worked as a Graduate Assistant in the research department, developed a paper for publication in APTA’s PT Journal, and graduated first in his class.  He completed his undergraduate work the College of William and Mary where he majored in Kinesiology with a pre-med track. At William and Mary, Ben played Division I varsity baseball for 4 years and graduate Phi Beta Kappa.  He is also a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and Board Certified Direct Access Provider and MBA Candidate at George Washington University. Ben has been certified as a clinical instructor from the American Physical Therapy Association. He is a mentor and consultant for The Jackson Clinics orthopedic residency program, and the Upper Extremity Fellowship Program.

Specialties: Ben is interested in rehabilitation of orthopedic conditions of all kinds.  He has extensive experience with athletic injuries, postoperative care, chronic pain, and exercise prescription and progression.  He is an educator at many levels in The Jackson Clinics, including teaching courses for professional development, mentoring new graduates, mentoring physical therapy students, mentoring orthopedic residents, and mentoring Clinic Directors and Office Managers on clinical operations.  He has a passion for professional development, involvement in the APTA, and involvement in global initiatives for the advancement of the profession of physical therapy.

Fun Facts: Ben enjoys playing sports and is a Wiffle Ball Champion!  He is also an avid fisherman and spends as much time as possible on the water.  He loves to travel, and has worked with the Jackson Foundation to teach physical therapy in Ethiopia and Kenya as part of the ongoing Africa Programs.

Michael Glindmeyer, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC

Michael Glindmeyer, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC Clinic Director View Bio

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Education: Michael graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2008 where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. He later graduated from The University of Kentucky with a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2011.

Specialties: Michael spent 6 years providing medical coverage for lacrosse, soccer and basketball games/tournaments on the weekends after graduating from athletic training school in 2008. After graduating from physical therapy school in 2011 he began to have a strong interest in treating neck, shoulder and elbow injuries of all kinds. This is what led to Michael attending The Jackson Clinics Upper Extremity Athlete Fellowship Program to improve his knowledge and skillset to provide the best care possible for his patients. Michael is certified as an athletic trainer through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (ATC). He became board certified in Sports Physical Therapy in 2014 (SCS).

Fun Facts: Michael is a native of Lexington, Kentucky where he played club soccer from 10 to 18 years old and played Varsity High School Soccer. It was during this time as a young soccer player that he had the opportunity to meet the entire Miami Dolphins Football Team in 1994 while traveling for a tournament. He received an award for Outstanding Academic Performance in the Athletic Training Program at Eastern Kentucky University. He is a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

Lindsey Keating

Lindsey Keating Office Administrator

Jamil Pugh, MS, CSCS, CFE

Jamil Pugh, MS, CSCS, CFE Industrial Rehab Specialist, Project Manager

Oakton

Phillip Ratliff, PT, DPT, OCS

Phillip Ratliff, PT, DPT, OCS Clinic Director View Bio

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Education: Phillip is a 2012 Duke University graduate with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He completed his undergraduate work in 2009 at University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK with a degree in Exercise Sports Science and a minor in Psychology.  In 2012, he completed a specialty certification in Vestibular Therapy and Rehabilitation. He is also an active APTA member in the orthopedic and neurology section and a member of the vestibular/dizziness special interest group.

Specialties: Phillip has a strong interest and background in treating all orthopedic injuries and post-operative rehabilitation.  He has worked closely with MD’s from the Steadman-Hawkins clinics for numerous post-operative care patients from high school through geriatric populations.  Phillip also has a real passion for working with patients suffering from vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, and other vestibular disorders.  He has worked extensively with conditions such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Unilateral vestibular loss, bilateral vestibular loss, Meniere’s disease, and disorders of the central nervous system.  He is also plays an active role in the Jackson Clinics Vestibular Team and the further development of the company’s vestibular programs.

Fun Facts:   Phillip is an avid sports fan of all types, although his heart lies with basketball. He has played basketball in competitive leagues since age 9 and has been a part of numerous intramural champions throughout his undergraduate and graduate career, including a championship won in Cameron Indoor Arena on Coach K Court.  Phillip is a feverish Duke Blue Devil and Tulsa Golden Hurricane Fan.  In his spare time, he can be found working out, shooting hoops in the local park, enjoying a good sports game on television, or hanging out with his friends and family.

Nora Gonzalez

Nora Gonzalez Office Manager

Natalie Gonzalez

Natalie Gonzalez Office Administrator

Catherine Thomas, PT, DPT

Catherine Thomas, PT, DPT Physical Therapist

Chelsea McNally

Chelsea McNally Physical Therapist

Holly Chen, PT, DPT

Holly Chen, PT, DPT Physical Therapist

Ashley Doran

Ashley Doran Exercise Specialist

Kelly Rice

Kelly Rice Exercise Specialist

Old Town

Kristen Landers, PT, DPT, OCS

Kristen Landers, PT, DPT, OCS Clinic Director View Bio

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Education: Kristen graduated from University of Vermont with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2012 and also received her Bachelor of Science, Biology from Gettysburg College in May 2008.

Specialties: Kristen has a special interest in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. She has experience rehabilitating collegiate athletes with a variety of sports-related injuries and post-surgical conditions. She also has experience in research and participated in a project using diagnostic ultrasound to assess changes in trunk stabilizer musculature following an exercise program in patients with low back pain. She has a particular interest in lower extremity conditions including the hip, knee, ankle, and foot.

Fun Facts: Kristen spends most of her time outdoors running, biking, hiking, or swimming! She enjoys all types of music but listens to country the most.

Nina Echevarria

Nina Echevarria Office Manager

Krysta Hairston

Krysta Hairston Office Administrator

Alisha Nagda, PT, OCS

Alisha Nagda, PT, OCS Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Alisha graduated from The Chicago Medical School in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Major in Finance from The University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996. Alisha is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist. 

Specialties: Alisha has nine years of experience in the field of orthopaedic Physical Therapy and is highly trained in treating a variety of orthopaedic conditions including the spine, shoulder, knee, hip, and ankle.  She has a special interest in treating post-surgical patients and the athletic population.

Fun Facts: Alisha enjoys reading, exercising, and watching movies.  Most importantly, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. 

 

Denise Constandy, PT, MBA

Denise Constandy, PT, MBA Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Denise graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She also received a Masters in Business Administration from George Washington University and is a Board Certified Direct Access Provider.

Specialties: Denise has over 25 years of clinical expertise in outpatient and inpatient rehabiliation.  Denise has extensive experience in sacroiliac dysfunction, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, rotator cuff rehabilitation and treating total joint rehabilitation of the knee and hip. She has a background in sports medicine working with athletic teams at Boston University. She is particularly interested in treating tennis players, figure skaters, and equestrian sports and is experienced treating most sports injuries including tennis and golfers elbow, ACL tears, and achilles ruptures. 

Fun Facts: Denise enjoys playing competitive usta and interclub league tennis. She has two dachshunds, Winnie and Seabiscuit. 

 

Donnie Weatherhead, PT, DPT, OCS

Donnie Weatherhead, PT, DPT, OCS Physical Therapist, Clinical Analytics View Bio

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Education: Donnie graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He also studied Rehabilitaion sciences with a concentration in Athletic Training. He is a Board Certified Direct Access Provider and a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.
 
Specialties: Donnie is interested in sports injury rehabilitation, all sports. He is particularly interested in lower extremity stability training and return to sports. He is skilled in treating lumbar, thoracic and cervical dysfunctions, and also skilled in sacroiliac joint, hip and pelvic girdle injuries. Donnie commonly treats knee injuries to include: ACL reconstruction, total knee arthroplasty, sprain, strains, iliotibial band syndrome and patellofemoral pain syndrome. He has experience with shoulder injuries to include: rotator cuff repair, sprain, strain and impingement syndromes.
 
Fun Facts: Donnie is an amateur photographer and enjoys taking pictures of wildlife, landscapes, and architecture. His favorite music video of all time is Journey’s ‘Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)’

Kristin Dickman, PT, DPT

Kristin Dickman, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Kristin received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Prior to that, Kristin graduated from the University of Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology.

Specialties: Kristin grew up cheerleading and dancing which fueled her interest in orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries. She enjoys working with athletes of all levels and especially those involved in performing arts including gymnastics, dance, and cheerleading. Kristin also has experience working with active duty military personnel as well as patients with neurological injuries and pathologies.

Fun Facts: Kristin loves to stay active by taking and teaching group fitness classes. She is also an avid college football fan and can be found on Saturdays during football season wearing orange and blue, and cheering on her Florida Gators.

Mason Wallace, PT, DPT

Mason Wallace, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Mason graduated from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He also received a BA in music from University of North Texas.

Specialties: Mason has a special interest in general Orthopedics/Manual therapy with particular interest in the shoulder and hip, as well as Advocacy and PT/Health Policy with the APTA. He also enjoys working with patients interested in improving function with CrossFit and Olympic lifting.

Fun Facts: Mason is very musically-minded and plays guitar and piano. He also likes spending time outdoors and attempting new fitness challenges

Elwira Ksiazek, PTA

Elwira Ksiazek, PTA PT Assistant View Bio

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Education: Elwira graduated from Montgomery College in 1998 with A.A.S degree and works as an Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant.
 
Specialties: Elwira has experience in acute and chronic orthopedic injury rehabilitation and treatments of neurologically based conditions in pediatric and adult populations. She worked in specialized rehab units: stroke, head trauma, spinal cord injury and joint replacement. In 2005 she joined The Jackson Clinics team and enjoys working in a sport oriented facility. Helping patients to restore their functions, improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disability by exercising is a very rewarding and inspiring experience.
 
Fun Facts: Elwira enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing and many others outdoor activities. She also loves theater and poetry.

Hilary Sentell, ATC

Hilary Sentell, ATC Certified Athletic Trainer View Bio

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Education: Hilary is a graduate of Ithaca College with an undergraduate degree in Athletic training. While there she worked with various sports teams including men’s lacrosse and cross country, Women’s soccer and swimming. Hilary completed her Masters Degree at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where she also worked as a graduate assistant teaching undergraduate classes in the sports medicine department. Hilary is also a Clinical Instructed for athletic training students and enjoys teaching and passing on her love for her career.
 
Specialties: Hilary has a passion for orthopedics and especially athletic injuries. Before coming to the Jackson Clinics she worked as an athletic trainer at the high school setting where she provided on site prevention and care of athletic injuries. She enjoys helping people get back to the activities they enjoy through hard work and a good laugh. Hilary caters her exercise prescription to each individual patient, as no two are alike.
 
Fun Facts: Hilary enjoys keeping active… she plays on a coed rec soccer team, likes to run and work out at the gym. In her free time she enjoys baking yummy gluten free treats, seeing movies and having fun with her family.

Shirlington

Brittany Cogbill, PT, DPT, OCS

Brittany Cogbill, PT, DPT, OCS Clinic Director View Bio

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Education: Brittany is a graduate of George Washington University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  She completed her undergraduate work at Brigham Young University with a degree in exercise science. 

Specialties: Brittany is experienced in treating all orthopedic injuries and has a special interest in post-operative rehab.  She also enjoys working with young athletes and helping them in returning to their sport safely.  As a certified LSVT BIG clinician, she specializes in helping patients with Parkinson’s disease improve their balance, walking and ability to perform everyday activities and enjoys helping them improve their confidence in performing work and recreational activities.

Fun Facts:  Brittany enjoys playing basketball, softball and flag football as well as watching college football in the fall. She also likes traveling. Her favorite place in the world is Costa Rica where she has lived twice and enjoyed learning Spanish, bungee jumping and eating rice and beans every day like a true Costa Rican.

Ashley Brewton

Ashley Brewton Office Administrator

Gloria Gonzalez

Gloria Gonzalez Office Administrator

Shantay Thomas

Shantay Thomas Office Administrator

Kristin Horne, PT, DPT

Kristin Horne, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Kristin graduated from Marymount University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She also received a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Human Nutrition from the University of Kentucky. Kristin is a Board Certified Direct Access Provider and has been a member of the APTA since 2012.

Specialties: Kristin has a strong interest in manual therapy and orthopedic injuries; particularly of the shoulder, spine, hip, and knee. Prior to attending PT school, she was an ACE certified personal trainer and started her own fitness business. Kristin believes in a holistic approach to health and rehabilitation.

Fun Facts: If it’s nice out, you can find Kristin outside. She loves to be active and enjoys everything from barre to high-intensity workouts such as insanity and P90X. Kristin loves spending time with her husband and new puppy, Hank, trying new restaurants, and traveling.

 

Leah Willis, PT, DPT, CLT-UE

Leah Willis, PT, DPT, CLT-UE Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Leah graduated from Mercer University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and received her BS in Exercise Science from Florida State University.

Specialties: Leah is an Upper Extremity Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT-UE).

Fun Facts: Leah enjoys yoga and playing with her dog, Oki

Margaret Pittman, PT, DPT, OCS

Margaret Pittman, PT, DPT, OCS Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Margaret is a University of Southern California graduate with her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. She completed her undergraduate work at Towson University with a double major in Exercise Science and Spanish. She is a licensed PT in Maryland, Washington, D.C and Virginia and is a Board Certified Direct Access provider in the state of Virginia. Margaret completed The Jackson Clinics Orthopaedic Residency in 2013 and became a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist in 2014. She is also an active APTA member in the Orthopaedic Section.

Specialties: Margaret has an interest and background in treating all orthopaedic injuries and post-operative rehab. In addition to treating common orthopaedic injuries such as musculoskeletal disorders, athletic injuries, low back pain, and chronic pain disorders, she also has experience in treating neurologic conditions such as traumatic brain injury and concussion, spinal cord injury, CVA (stroke), and amputees. In addition to treating patients, she is Advanced CI Credentialed and enjoys teaching graduate students from PT Programs as well as mentoring new grad PTs who have recently joined the company.

Fun Facts: Margaret’s favorite hobbies include photography, traveling, and dancing (especially salsa, merengue, and bachata). If she’s not doing any of these activities, she is most likely eating or sleeping..which she also thoroughly enjoys!

Melanie Elan, PT, DPT

Melanie Elan, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Melanie graduated from The City University of New York at Hunter College with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2012. She completed her undergraduate work at James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Spanish. She is a certified direct access provider. Melanie has been a member of the APTA since 2010.

Specialties: Melanie has a strong background in orthopedic injuries and post-operative rehabilitation. She has worked with many patients who have sustained athletic or work-related injuries. She is proficient in the Spanish language and has evaluated and treated many patients who solely speak Spanish.

Fun Facts: Melanie enjoys playing tennis, cycling, skiing, rock climbing, kayaking, and yoga. She is a Virginia native and loves DC sports teams including the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards.

Rebecca Lynch, PT, DPT

Rebecca Lynch, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Rebecca graduated from Saint Francis University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She also completed her undergraduate work at SFU, with two Bachelors of Science in Health Science and Exercise Physiology. Rebecca has been a member of the APTA since 2012. She will further her education as an Orthopedic Resident at TJC in 2017, with the goal to become an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in Spring 2018.

Specialties: Rebecca has a strong interest in orthopedic injuries, particularly involving the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. She has experience working with patients who have neurological pathologies. As a former collegiate runner, Rebecca also enjoys working with both competitive and recreational athletes of all ages. She also has experience working with children in hippotherapy.

Fun Facts: Rebecca loves to be active! In the summer of 2014, she enjoyed her first Hardcore Mud Run and a TANGO Adventure Race. She also enjoys traveling, trying new recipes, visiting wineries, and spending time with her husband.

Samy Shihata, PT

Samy Shihata, PT Physical Therapist

Kyle Hamblen

Kyle Hamblen Exercise Specialist View Bio

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Education: Kyle graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Health & Exercise Science from Bridgewater College. He is currently seeking certification in Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
 
Specialties: Kyle loves to work with athletes who want to return to play. This includes any sport and age, from young figure skaters, high school athletes, dancers, triathlon/marathoners, or any other activity.
 
Fun Facts: Kyle loves playing sports, especially basketball, softball, and golf. He is a basketball coach for the Reston Youth Basketball League ages 11-12. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys making custom cornhole boards.

Marielle Isenberg, ATC

Marielle Isenberg, ATC Exercise Specialist

Rachel Bailor, ATC

Rachel Bailor, ATC Certified Athletic Trainer View Bio

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Education: Rachel graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training in 2010. She is nationally certified as an Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Board of Certification and is licensed through the Virginia Board of Medicine. 

Specialties: Rachel has a special interest working with athletes of all ages who are trying to return to the playing field, and has worked with the Washington Nationals. She also has experience in Basic and Advanced Fundamentals of the Kinesiotaping Method.
 
Fun Facts: Rachel has been involved in sports all her life and is a huge baseball fan. Her favorite team is the Boston Red Sox. She is still involved with slow pitch softball and dodgeball.

 

Skyline

Nicole Quaglia, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT-UE

Nicole Quaglia, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT-UE Clinic Director View Bio

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Education: Nicole graduated from State University of NY at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo) in 2004 where she received a doctorate in physical therapy. She is a Board Certified Direct Access Provider. Nicole graduated in January 2010 from The Jackson Clinics Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program and is also a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).  She recently was certified as a lymphedema therapist for the upper extremity (CLT-UE).  

Specialties: Nicole is experienced in treating a variety of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries in areas such as the shoulder, knee, neck, ankle, cervical, lumbar, and sacroiliac joint. Nicole is also experienced and enjoys treating pediatric patients of all ages with neurological conditions, torticollis, developmental delay, or other musculoskeletal or orthopedic problems.  After receiving her CLT-UE she has a specific interest in treating patients before, during, and after breast cancer treatment focusing on prevention, overall wellness, and lymphedema treatment as needed. 

Fun Facts: Nicole, grew up in Saratoga Springs, New York, enjoys skiing, hiking, and cooking.

Leidy Montoya

Leidy Montoya Office Manager

Erica Escobar

Erica Escobar Office Administrator

Daniel Alcorn, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Daniel Alcorn, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Dan graduated top of his class from George Washington University in May 2010 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During this time, he worked as a graduate assistant on numerous research projects studying the effects of concussions on delayed motor responses in athletes. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Florida where he received his bachelor of Health Science. Dan is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, Board Certified Direct Access Provider, and a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. . Dan has also been trained to perform Trigger Point Dry Needling.

Specialties: Dan is a 2012 graduate of the Jackson Clinics’ Orthopedic Residency Program and he is a 2015 graduate of the Jackson Clinics’ Upper Extremity Athlete Fellowship program. Dan is involved in residency and fellowship mentorship and is the co- director of the fellowship program. As an upper extremity fellow, Dan has a strong background in treating the overhead athlete, specifically baseball players. As a two-time marathon finisher, he has a strong interest in treating runners of all skill levels, and as a CrossFit athlete, Dan understands the movements and physical demands of CrossFit and regularly works with patients to treat and prevent CrossFit related injuries.

Fun Facts: Dan was the 2nd TJC therapist to travel to Ethiopia, and taught a module on evaluation/assessment of the lumbar spine to students in the Black Lion Hospital DPT program. Dan also taught a module on the upper extremity to physiotherapists at Kenyatta Medical Training College in Nairobi, Kenya. He also enjoys playing softball, and hiking the Virginia trails.

Check out Dan in a video by MoveForwardPT, Strength Training Tips from a Physical Therapist. http://youtu.be/rsSTn5xPl_E
He has also developed mobility videos for Strength Training and Functional Fitness: http://www.thejacksonclinics.com/services/health/strength-training

Erin Devening, PT, DPT

Erin Devening, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Erin graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2013. She completed her undergraduate studies at James Madison University, majoring in Health Sciences. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as the Virginia Physical Therapy Association.

Specialties: Erin is interested in treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries. She is a Board Certified Direct Access provider.

Fun Facts: Erin enjoys playing soccer, biking, and hiking. She also enjoys traveling whenever possible.

Peter Schmidt, PT, DPT

Peter Schmidt, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Peter graduated from George Washington University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Peter is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Orthopedic section. He is licensed in the state of Virginia and is a qualified direct access provider that can evaluate and treat without a referral or physician diagnosis.

Specialties: Peter’s main interests are associated with his background treating a wide variety of orthopedic and sports injuries. Peter has 10 years of experience as a professional ski patroller and EMT in the Rocky Mountains, and brings that specialized knowledge to his practice. He also has a strong interest in manual therapy, improving biomechanics, and especially in helping patients return to golf, tennis, and skiing.

Fun Facts: Peter spends as much time as possible outside, hiking, boating, playing Frisbee, camping, or enjoying a day at the beach.

Stephen Gassaway, PT, DPT

Stephen Gassaway, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Stephen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from James Madison University in 2011. He then graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University in 2014. He is a certified direct access provider.

Specialties: Stephen has experience and interest in treating a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions. He treats patients in all stages of injury and at all ages. He has a special interest in working with athletes and adolescents, as well as complex regional pain syndrome. He is a clinical instructor and has mentored physical therapy students. He desires to help patients reduce their pain, improve their lives, and bring them to their highest level of function possible.

Fun facts: Stephen is an avid soccer player and spectator, plays several musical instruments, and enjoys stand-up comedy.


Beth Short, PTA

Beth Short, PTA PT Assistant

Sophie Fornaris

Sophie Fornaris Exercise Specialist

Springfield/Franconia

Amanda Townsend, PT, DPT, OCS

Amanda Townsend, PT, DPT, OCS Clinic Director View Bio

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Education: Amanda graduated from Columbia University in May 2010 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She completed her undergraduate work at The Ohio State University in 2006, majoring in Athletic Training. Go buckeyes! She is a 2014 graduate of the Jackson Clinics’ Orthopedic Residency Program and a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Specialties: With a background in orthopedics and athletic training, Amanda has an interest in sports medicine, particularly in treating lower extremity conditions including the hip, knee, ankle, and foot. As a former cross country athlete and half marathon runner, she has a strong interest in treating runners of all skill levels and enjoys performing running evaluations. She has a background in gymnastics, dance and cheerleading, where she suffered the orthopedic injuries that led her to pursue a professional career in physical therapy. She also has experience working with Div. 1 sports teams as an athletic training student at The Ohio State University. She is certified to make custom cast orthotics and also as a clinical instructor (CI) from the American Physical Therapy Association. Amanda is also active as a mentor for physical therapy students and previously served as an interim clinic director for the Jackson Clinics’ Old Town Alexandria office.

Fun Facts: Amanda loves listening to music, traveling, Ohio State Football. She is also enjoying being a new mom to her son Evan.

 

 

Bridget Smith

Bridget Smith Office Manager

Elizabeth Ko

Elizabeth Ko Office Administrator

Markus Boyd

Markus Boyd Office Administrator

Cassie Jurasits, PT

Cassie Jurasits, PT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Cassie graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1989 with a BS in Physical Therapy. She is an active orthopeadic section APTA member and regularly attends continuing education courses offered by the Jackson Clinics Residency Program.

Specialties: Cassie’s specialty is outpatient orthopeadics.  She enjoys helping people feel better, move better, and function better with the basic activities of everyday living, as well as helping them get back to doing what they love to do. In addition to providing manual therapy and exercise guidance, Cassie enjoys educating people to a greater understanding of their individual physical situations. She has a particular interest in treating dysfunctions of the spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle.

Fun Facts:  Cassie landed her first job at Johns Hopkins Hospital because of a foot massage. She and her husband hiked Half Dome. Her favorite family vacation spot is Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Danielle Bloom, PT, MSPT

Danielle Bloom, PT, MSPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Danielle graduated from The George Washington University in May 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She also received a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in May 2002.

Specialties:  Danielle has over 10 years of experience primarily in orthopedic settings, and has a special interest in sports medicine. Danielle has extensive experience treating both non-operative and post-operative rehabilitation of the shoulder and knee. She enjoys working with athletes of all ages and levels, ranging from weekend warriors to high school and college athletes.

Fun Facts: Danielle plays soccer and tennis. She also enjoys travel and goes to the beach whenever possible.

Deborah Gilpin, PT, MPT, OCS, ATC

Deborah Gilpin, PT, MPT, OCS, ATC Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Deborah graduated from the University of Southern California in 1996 with a Masters in Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Specialties: Deborah has worked in orthopedics, acute care, skilled nursing facilities, home health, and inpatient and outpatient neurological settings since graduating from physical therapy school. She specializes in manual therapy techniques designed to gently return people to their correct posture and biomechanics. Deborah has also worked as an athletic trainer in Division I college athletics and has expertise in treating dancers, skaters and gymnasts.

Fun Facts: Deborah was a professional ballet dancer for two years. She also enjoys travel, snow skiing and golf.

Emily DeNardis, PT, DPT

Emily DeNardis, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Emily graduated from East Carolina University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and May of 2015. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from The College of William and Mary in May 2011. She has been an APTA member since 2012.

Specialties: Emily has a strong interest in manual therapy and orthopedic injuries. As a former collegiate soccer player, she has a strong background in athletics. She was able to complete an internship at Duke Sports Medicine, with the opportunity to treat patients with a wide variety of orthopedic injuries. She enjoys working with athletes who participate in a variety of sports.

Fun Facts: Emily is a former collegiate athlete and enjoys participating in and watching team sports, as well as running half marathons. She is a Pittsburgh sports fan, but has grown to love the Washington Nationals.

Erin Spengler, PT, DPT, OCS

Erin Spengler, PT, DPT, OCS Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Erin graduated from Duke University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2012. She completed her undergraduate work at Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science. Erin completed The Jackson Clinics Orthopedic Residency program in 2014. She is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS), credentialed clinical instructor, and board certified direct access provider.

Specialties: Erin has an interest in all areas of orthopedic rehabilitation and enjoys working with patients across the age spectrum. She has a special interest in treating athletes and helping them return to their respective activities.

Fun Facts: Erin ran cross country and track at Wake Forest University and was a member of the cross country team that won the 2002 ACC Championships. She enjoys running, biking, and exploring Virginia parks and trails.

Leila Khatouri, PT, DPT

Leila Khatouri, PT, DPT Physical Therapist

Patti Towsley, PT, DPT, OCS

Patti Towsley, PT, DPT, OCS Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Patti graduated from the University of Maryland with her Bachelor of Physical Therapy and Marymount University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech University. She is a Board certified direct access provider and is a certified Sportsmetrics trainer. She participates in The Jackson Clinics Orthopedics Clinical Residency Program as a mentor to residents. She also is a guest lecturer for local physical therapy programs in SI joint dysfunction and vestibular rehabilitation. Patti has been certified has a clinical instructor (CI) from the American Physical Therapy Association. Patti is also Board Certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics.

Specialties: Patti has extensive experience with cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine and sacroiliac and hip pain/dysfunctions, evaluation and treatment of neurological conditions and vestibular and other balance related dysfunctions. She has a strong background with computer based movement analysis with emphasis on equestrians and runners as well as prescription/fabrication of custom orthotics. Patti has a special interest in hand injury rehabilitation for post surgical and non surgical patients.

Fun Facts: Patti likes riding and working with horses, trying new wines, and boating with her husband. She owns a Russian Thoroughbred horse and her favorite all time movie is My Cousin Vinnie!

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Jonathan Money, ATC

Jonathan Money, ATC Athletic Trainer

Sarah Maxwell

Sarah Maxwell Exercise Specialist

Shea Huening

Shea Huening Exercise Specialist

Tysons

Terri Lannigan, PT, DPT

Terri Lannigan, PT, DPT Clinic Director View Bio

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Education: Dr. Lannigan graduated from Marymount University. She is a Direct Access Provider and an APTA certified clinical instructor. Currently, she is working toward a Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic PT and toward her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification.

Dr. Lannigan also acts as CCCE for The Jackson Clinics, coordinating the placement of students with Clinical Instructors across the company. She works with various universities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and across the country, as well as events focused on student development.

Specialties: Dr. Lannigan works with patients across the range of musculoskeletal disorders and post-operative care. She enjoys working with all age groups to enhance their understanding for optimal movement and exercise to stay healthy and injury-free. She also works with patients with neurological disorders to improve gait, balance and coordination. In addition to clinic-based physical therapy, she performs aquatic physical therapy, working with patients in the pool. She has specialization in pelvic disorders, and treats patients to address incontinence, pelvic pain and pregnancy-related and post-partum musculoskeletal disorders.

Fun Facts: Away from work, Dr. Lannigan enjoys spending time with her children, hiking and photography.

Katherine Siekierzycki

Katherine Siekierzycki Office Administrator

Nikki Nguyen

Nikki Nguyen Office Administrator

Kristopher Porter, PT, DPT, OCS

Kristopher Porter, PT, DPT, OCS Physical Therapist, Director of Residency Program View Bio

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Education: Dr. Porter graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2007. Kris is a Board Certified "Orthopedic Clinical Specialist" and is planning on sitting for the Sports Certification exam. Dr. Porter graduated from the orthopedic physical therapy residency program at The Jackson Clinics in 2009, and since that time has served as a mentor in the residency program and eventually took on the role of residency director in 2011. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the orthopedic, research, and education sections. Dr. Porter is an APTA certified "advanced clinical instructor" and is the instructor for The Jackson Clinics “Advanced Mentoring” course. Kris is also a "Direct Access Provider" and Red Cross Certified "Emergency Medical Responder."  Kris has and continues to serve as a clinical instructor to physical therapy students from various universities and has served as adjunct faculty at Marymount University. Dr. Porter is co-author of the peer reviewed "Pelvic Girdle" Current Concepts monograph published by the APTA, wrote a chapter on "Plantar Heel Pain" in 2014 and collaborates on research studies within The Jackson Clinics. Kris is committed to improving the profession of physical therapy globally and has been involved in physical therapy education programs in Peru, Bhutan, Ethiopia and Kenya.

Specialties: Kris is skilled in treating musculoskeletal disorders of the entire human machine, except the hand and women's health disorders. If Dr. Porter is not proficient in treating your condition fully, Kris has a broad inter/intra-disciplinary network and is happy to recommend another therapist, physician or other healthcare provider that can help manage and restore function as soon as possible. He works with patients of all ages and abilities to include competitive athletes, but he does not work with infants. He also makes custom orthotics for the foot and related disorders of the knee and above.

Fun Facts: Kris also has a strong research interest in optimization of delicious eats, drinks and being merry.

Links:
Physical Therapy Volunteer Goes to Peru by Kris Porter, PT, DPT, OCS

Check out Kris in a video by MoveForwardPT, Walking Tips from a Physical Therapist. http://youtu.be/2u8DXWRzkUE

Learn more about the Residency Program.

 

Jane Kim, PT, DPT

Jane Kim, PT, DPT Physical Therapist

Lauren Cary, PT, DPT

Lauren Cary, PT, DPT Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Lauren graduated from Marymount University in Arlington, VA with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy . She also received a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina. She is a Board Certified Direct Access Provider in the state of Virginia. She plans to get her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) as well as her CrossFit Level 1 Certification by the end of the year.

Specialties: Lauren has a strong interest in sports rehabilitation including middle school/ high school athletes, weekend warriors, and CrossFit athletes. Lauren grew up playing numerous sports including gymnastics, basketball, and swimming and understands the frustrations of dealing with injuries, the urgency of return to sport, and the importance of rehabilitation. As an active CrossFit athlete she understands the demands of Olympic lifting and CrossFit workouts and enjoys helping to treat and prevent injuries.

Fun Facts: Lauren enjoys being active and spending time with friends. She also enjoys traveling and helping others. She recently had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica and help local underprivileged communities by providing education and physical therapy treatment to those in need.

Michael Huffington, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Michael Huffington, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS Physical Therapist View Bio

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Education: Michael graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2012 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, where he also completed a BS in exercise science. He completed a BA in philosophy and with a minor in history at the University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana before deciding to become a PT. Michael is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.


Specialties: Michael has an interest in treating athletes of all types. He commonly treats patients with knee, hip, ankle and shoulder injuries, as well as cervical and lumbar related injuries. He also works with patients in the functional management of chronic pain and chronic pain conditions.


Fun Facts: Michael enjoys running, hiking, climbing, weight lifting, tennis, and folk dancing. While not very coordinated, he also likes to play pick-up games of basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, etc.

Lauren Will

Lauren Will Athletic Trainer

Shane Mondloch

Shane Mondloch Exercise Specialist

Tiffany Houston

Tiffany Houston Exercise Specialist View Bio

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Education: Tiffany graduated from VCU with a BS in exercise science and minor in psychology.  She is a Certified Health and Fitness Specialist (HFS) with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Specialties: Tiffany has a background working with neurological and orthopedic injuries. She is experienced in aquatic therapy and has been a water exercise instructor at VCU and for seniors at a rehabilitation center. Tiffany has worked with a variety of athletes in sport specific protocols as a personal trainer.

Fun Facts: Tiffany enjoys being active. She played rugby, dodgeball, and flag football at VCU. She has a soft spot for brownies and dogs!