Rehab Associates of Central Virginia

Providing Evidence Based Physical Therapy to Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Brookneal, Forest, Hurt, Lovingston, Lynchburg, Monelison, Moneta and Rustburg.
We are Physical Therapy… Our Goal is Your Success

Call Us Today 855-RACV4PT

Rehab Associates of Central Virginia is an outpatient physical therapy clinic that focuses on putting our patient’s needs first. Our physical therapists have advanced degrees in specialty orthopedic care from head to toe. From musculoskeletal headaches to lower back pain to heel pain syndrome, we can help take away your pain and help you return to normal activity.

Come Straight to Your Physical Therapist with Direct Access!

Virginia’s Direct Access law gives patients a new choice. Direct Access (also called Self-Referral) means you’re now free to go directly to a physical therapist without being referred by doctor. The biggest advantage to you as a patient is that direct access (self-referral) puts you in charge of your care. You can choose whichever provider you like best—and what’s more, you can go as soon as you feel the need, so you can enjoy relief more quickly.  At Rehab Associates we try to get each patient in the door within 48 hours of the time you call to make an appointment.

Rehab Associates of Central Virigina

Rehab Associates Physical Therapy Services

Why Choose Rehab Associates of Central Virginia?

We are dedicated to working with one another as a team across our sub-specialty practices, and with our physician partners, to:

  • Improve the quality of life of every patient we treat.
  • Deliver comprehensive, specialized physical therapy treatment in a caring and convenient manner to everyone we serve.
  • Utilize our expertise to educate and inform our patients so they are more self-reliant in the management of their own health and well being.
  • Provide a caring and rewarding work environment for our employees to enhance their personal and professional lives.
  • Become every patient & physician’s trusted choice in expert physical therapy care for every rehabilitation need.

Rehab Associates has 13 physical therapy clinics throughout Central Virginia including locations in Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Brookneal, Forest, Hurt, Lovingston, Lynchburg, Monelison, Moneta and Rustburg.

You can trust Rehab Associates to provide patients with the highest level of convenience, care and expertise in outpatient physical therapy treatment in the Central Virginia region.

Virginia’s recent Direct Access law gives patients a new choice. Direct Access (also called Self-Referral) means you’re now free to go directly to a physical therapist without being referred by doctor. The biggest advantage to you as a patient is that direct access (self-referral) puts you in charge of your care. You can choose whichever provider you like best—and what’s more, you can go as soon as you feel the need, so you can enjoy relief more quickly.

Prompt, direct access to the physical therapist of your choice can also bring other benefits to you, such as less time off from work, and less reliance on prescription medications. What’s more, if you are currently under a physician’s care, your can still remain actively involved in your treatment as our physical therapists guide you through recovery.

Physical Therapists are licensed health care professionals who:

  • Diagnose and treat individuals of all ages.
  • Work to enhance movement and your ability to accomplish daily activities.
  • Examine and evaluate patients and plan therapy programs to improve movement, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.

Physical Therapists Assistants are licensed health care professionals who:

  • Provide physical therapy services under the supervision and direction of a physical therapist.
  • Work to improve your ability to move and perform daily activities.

Your Choice, Your Voice

If your physician refers you to a specific physical therapy clinic, you can still choose another facility or physical therapist.

Your referral for physical therapy can be accepted at any physical therapy facility that you choose, depending on your insurance coverage. Most insurance will allow direct access, except Medicare at this time. Call a clinic near you for more information.

Meet Our Team

Alexandra Hunt
Physical Therapist Assistant I
Alexandra Hunt
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Alexandra Hunt - PTA, BS
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Alexandra Hunt is a native of Brookneal, VA. She graduated from James Madison University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences. She attended Jefferson College of Health Sciences and earned her Associate degree in Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2017. She has an interest in general orthopedics and neurological rehabilitation. In her free time, she enjoys floating the river and attending UVA football games.

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Location:   Physical Therapy Rustburg

Specialization:  

Amanda Yates
Physical Therapist Assistant III
Amanda Yates
Physical Therapist Assistant III

Amanda Yates - LPTA
Physical Therapist Assistant III

Amanda Yates, LPTA, earned a Bachelor degree from Grove City College and pursued her Associate's degree in Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant at Butler County Community College. She has an interest in outpatient orthopedics and has been focused on patient care with Rehab Associates since August 2007.

Phone:  434.525.4851

Fax: 434.525.4859

Email:  amanda.yates@racva.com

Location:  Physical Therapy Forest

Specialization:  

Andrew Tatom
Andrew J. Tatom, III
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia
Andrew Tatom
Andrew J. Tatom, III
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia

Andrew J. Tatom, III - PT, DPT, OCS
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia
Vice President of Clinical Education
Physical Therapist Specialist
Site Director Clifton Practice

Dr. Tatom graduated from Old Dominion University’s Physical Therapy program in 1982. He completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University in 2005 and has been a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy since 1995. His special interests include manual therapy with an emphasis in spine, SI joint, headaches, facial pain and temporomandibular dysfunction, and dry needling.

Phone: 434.528.1848

Fax: 434.845.6748

Email:  andy.tatom@racva.com

Location:  Physical Therapy Lynchburg | Clifton Street

Specialization: Spine and sacroiliac disorders, TMJ, dry needling, and general orthopedics.

 
Andrew Mitchell
Physical Therapist I
Andrew Mitchell
Physical Therapist I

Andrew Mitchell - PT, DPT
Physical Therapist I

Dr. Mitchell is a native of Lake Tapps, Washington and has lived all over the West Coast. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University. He is an avid BYU Cougar sports and Seattle Seahawks fan. Dr. Mitchell received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Lynchburg College in 2016. He has a special interest in orthopedics, manual therapy, and vestibular and balance rehabilitation and plans on pursuing specialty certifications in these areas. Andrew is the proud father of two young children and in his free time loves spending time with his wife and kids. He also loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, rock climbing and snowboarding.

Phone: 434.237.6812

Fax: 434.509.1695

Email: Andrew.Mitchell@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Lynchburg | Timberlake

Specialization: Orthopedics, manual therapy, and vestibular and balance rehabilitation

Ben Hodges
Physical Therapy
Ben Hodges
Physical Therapy

Ben Hodges - PT
Physical Therapy

Dr. Hodges, a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, attended Liberty University earning a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science in 2010. He then earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Radford University in 2017. Dr. Hodges has a special interest in general orthopedics, geriatrics, and manual therapy. Ben enjoys running, fishing, playing sports and spending time with his wife, Carrie.

Phone: 434.327.1616

Fax: 434.509.1695

Email: 

Location:  Charlottesville

Specialization: Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, Certified in Integrated Manual Therapy, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

Bonnie Black
Physical Therapists Assistant lll
Bonnie Black
Physical Therapists Assistant lll

Bonnie Black - PTA, BA
Physical Therapists Assistant lll
Certified Weight Trainer

Bonnie M. Black, PTA, BA graduated from College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID with a BA in Psychology and Art. She received her Associates from College of Health Sciences (now Jefferson College of Health Sciences), Roanoke, VA as a Physical Therapists Assistant. She holds her Certification as a Weight Trainer with the International Weightlifting Association.

She has 17 years of experience as a PTA most of which has been in Orthopedic and Aquatic rehabilitation in outpatient settings. She also has experience in Long Term Care and Vestibular Rehab.

Bonnie has been a Clinical Instructor for the Jefferson College of Health Sciences and provided Aquatic training for both Lynchburg College and Liberty University Athletic training students. She presented at the Athletic Training Symposium at Lynchburg College in April, 2014. Bonnie has received the Virginia Physical Therapy Association's Award for Outstanding PTA and the PTA Recognition of Advanced Proficiency from the American Physical Therapy Association in the area of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.

Phone: 434.324.9750

Fax:   434.324.9796

Email: 

Location: Physical Therapy Hurt | Hurt/Altavista

Specialization:  

Brian Britt
Physical Therapist I
Brian Britt
Physical Therapist I

Brian Britt - PT, DPT
Physical Therapist I

Dr. Britt grew up in Roanoke County and went to high school at William Byrd. For undergraduate education, he went to Roanoke College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After several years out of school, Brian chose to become a physical therapist to help others reach their fullest potentials and attended the Lynchburg College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. For fun he enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, kayaking, and camping. Dr. Britt currently work at the Hurt Clinic.

Phone: 434.237.6812

Fax: (434) 324-9796

Email: josh.bailey@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Hurt | Hurt/Altavista

Specialization:   

Brice Bhalla
Physical Therapist I
Brice Bhalla
Physical Therapist I

Brice Bhalla - PT, DPT
Physical Therapist I

Dr. Bhalla, a native of Lynchburg, VA, attended Lynchburg College earning a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology in 2013. He then earned his Doctoral of Physical Therapy degree from Lynchburg College in 2016. His special interests include general orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports rehabilitation. He plans to work towards certification in manual therapy, orthopedics, and eventually sports. Brice is a huge Miami Hurricanes fan and loves watching all sports, but especially football. In his spare time he enjoys drinking coffee, playing golf, traveling new places, and spending time with friends and family.

Phone: 434.237.6812

Fax: 434.237.6814

Email:

Location: Site Director Rustburg

Specialization: General orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports rehabilitation

Carrie Scruggs
Physical Therapist Assistant I
Carrie Scruggs
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Carrie Scruggs - LPTA, BA
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Carrie Scruggs, PTA, BA is a native of the Lynchburg area and earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Hollins University in 2014, where she was a member of the women's basketball and lacrosse teams. She later attended Jefferson College of Health Sciences and earned an Associate's of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant in 2017. Carrie has an interest in general orthopedics.

Phone:  434.845.9053

Fax:   434.237.6814

Email:  

Location:  Physical Therapy Lynchburg | Timberlake

Specialization:  

Catherine Beuerle Martin
Junior Partner, Rehab Associates of Central VA
Catherine Beuerle Martin
Junior Partner, Rehab Associates of Central VA

Catherine Beuerle Martin - PT, DPT, OCS
Junior Partner, Rehab Associates of Central VA
Site Director, Moneta Practice
Physical Therapist Specialist
Clinical Quality Leader

Dr. Martin, a native of Lynchburg and a 2005 graduate of Heritage High School, received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Shenandoah University in 2010. She also attended Shenandoah University as an undergraduate where she played softball and volleyball for the Hornets and received her Bachelor's degree in 2007. She has a special interest in the rehabilitation of athletes following injury with the expectation of returning them to their highest level of pre-injury competition. She is a Clinical Instructor for PT and PTA students from Lynchburg College, Jefferson College of Health Science, and Shenandoah University. Dr. Martin is currently a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist through the APTA and is a certified Functional Movement Specialist as well.

Phone: 540.296.3203

Fax: 540.296.3205

Email: catherine.beuerle@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Moneta

Specialization: General orthopedic, sports medicine, geriatric and spine.

Chelsey Lester
Physical Therapist Assistant II
Chelsey Lester
Physical Therapist Assistant II

Chelsey Lester - BS, LPTA
Physical Therapist Assistant II

Chelsey earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from Liberty University in 2009. After graduating from LU, she worked as an aide for Rehab Associates in the Forest clinic, and then decided to pursue her Associates of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Jefferson College of Health Sciences. She graduated from JCHS in 2012 with recognition for clinical excellence. Chelsey has been working in the Brookneal clinic for years and is now working in the Forest interest. She has an interest in general orthopedics and sports rehab.

Phone: 434.525-4851

Fax: 434.525-4859

Email: chelsey.lester@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Forest

Specialization:  

Christa Fields
Physical Therapist Assistant III
Christa Fields
Physical Therapist Assistant III

Christa Fields - LPTA
Physical Therapist Assistant III

Christa Petersen Fields, LPTA graduated from John Tyler Community College with an Associates of Applied Science for Physical Therapy Assistant in 2000. She has worked with Rehab. Associates since 2000 and has an interest in general orthopedics and manual therapy.

Phone:  434.845.5641

Fax:    434.847.7715

Email: christa.fields@racva.com

Location:  Physical Therapy Madison Heights | Monelison

Specialization:  

Claire Williams
Physical Therapist Assistant I
Claire Williams
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Claire Williams - PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Claire Williams, PTA is a graduate from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in 2015 with an Associates of applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant. She plans to transfer to an online AS-BSPTA bridge program offered at Pima Medical Institute in Arizona to complete my Bachelor's degree. Claire has lived in Bedford County for most of her life and will be working as a PTA in our Moneta practice.

Phone: 540.296.3203

Fax:  540.296.3205

Email: claire.williams@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Moneta

Specialization:  

Drew Pociluyko
Physical Therapist 1
Drew Pociluyko
Physical Therapist 1

Drew Pociluyko - PT, DPT
Physical Therapist 1

Dr. Pociluyko is native to the area, hailing from Forest, VA. He earned a Bachelor of Science in 2012 in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise with an emphasis on exercise and health promotion from Virginia Tech in 2012. During his time as a Hokie, he competed on Virginia Tech's gymnastics team. In 2015, Dr. Pociluyko received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Lynchburg College. During his time as a PT student, he coached swimming for the Special Olympics and helped develop training programs for a local Paralympic hopeful. His special interests include manual therapy, general orthopedics, sports medicine with a bias towards swimmers, and pediatrics. On his spare time, Dr. Pociluyko can be found at the YMCA weightlifting and swimming, or spending time with his wonderful wife, Karissa.

Phone:  (434) 338-1186

Fax:  (434) 439-4613

Email: drew.pociluyko@racva.com

Location: Forest Brook

Specialization: 

Elizabeth Singleton
Physical Therapist Assistant I
Elizabeth Singleton
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Elizabeth Singleton - LPTA, CMT
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Elizabeth grew up in Lynchburg, VA. Elizabeth attended Miller-Motte Technical College's Massage Therapy Program from 2008-2010 and is currently a National Board Certified Massage Therapist. Elizabeth attended Jefferson College of Health Sciences in 2015 and earned her Associates of Applied Science degree for Physical Therapist Assistant in 2017. Aside from working at Rehab and Associates of Central Virginia, she is also an adjunct instructor of the Massage Therapy Program at Miller-Motte Technical College. Elizabeth has a special interest in caring for the geriatric population and treating balance and gait. Elizabeth is currently working at the Monelison office.

Phone:  434.845.5641

Fax:  434.509.1695

Email:  

Location:   Physical Therapy Madison Heights | Monelison

Specialization:  

Gwendolyn Gathers
Physical Therapist Assistant I
Gwendolyn Gathers
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Gwendolyn Gathers - LPTA
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Gwendolyn started working as an aide at Rehab Associates in 1988. She attended the College of Health Sciences and graduated in 1997 with an Associates of Science Degree in Physical Therapy and is Licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Gwen’s special interests are in orthopedics and she is currently working at the Clifton Street clinic.

Phone: 434.528.1848

Fax:  434.845.6748

Email: gwen.gathers@racva.com

Location:   Physical Therapy Lynchburg | Clifton Street

Specialization:  

Harrison F. Hunt
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia
Harrison F. Hunt
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia

Harrison F. Hunt - PT, DPT
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia
Vice President of Marketing
Site Director Bedford Practice
Physical Therapist I

Dr. Hunt received a Master of Science of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University in 1998. She then received a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University in 2003. She is hoping to start working on a manual therapy clinical specialty from North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Her areas of interests are general orthopedics, geriatrics, and sports medicine.

Phone:  540.586.1138

Fax:  540.587.5903

Email: harrison.hunt@racva.com  

Location: Physical Therapy Bedford

Specialization: General orthopedic, sports medicine, geriatric, spine

 

Hope Johnson
Physical Therapist II
Hope Johnson
Physical Therapist II

Hope Johnson - PT Physical Therapist II A Lynchburg native and a 2011 graduate of Brookville High School. She earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology in 2015 from the University of Lynchburg, formerly known as Lynchburg College, while also competing on the softball team for the Hornets. She then received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2018 from The University of Lynchburg. She has special interests in general orthopedics, manual therapy, balance and Parkinson’s Disease-specific rehabilitation and plans on pursuing specialty certifications in these areas. In her spare time, Hope enjoys working out, reading, and spending time with friends and family

Phone:  (434) 237-6812

Fax: (434) 509-1695

Email: Hope.Johnson@racva.com

Location:  Physical Therapy Timberlake Office

Specialization: General Orthopedics, Manual Therapy, Balance and Parkinson’s Disease-specific rehabilitation

Jacqui Gooden
Jacqui Gooden
Site Director, Timberlake Clinic
Jacqui Gooden
Jacqui Gooden
Site Director, Timberlake Clinic

Jacqui Gooden - PT, DPT
Site Director, Timberlake Clinic
Physical Therapist I

Dr. Gooden, a New England native and a 2009 graduate of Liberty University, received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Old Dominion University in 2012. As a student, she worked with the Liberty University Athletics Department to develop a school-age swim team program and during the summer months acted as the head coach for the Falling River Frogs Swim Team. Dr. Gooden is working towards an orthopedic clinical specialty with a special interest in the foot and ankle. She is a member of the Rehab Associates Foot and Ankle Team specializing in post-surgical foot/ankle rehabilitation, lower extremity biomechanical evaluation, custom orthotic fabrication, diabetic shoe/orthotic assessment and video running analysis.

Phone: 434.237.6812

Fax: 434.237.6814

Email: jacqui.gooden@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Lynchburg | Timberlake

Specialization: Foot and ankle, general orthopedics, sports medicine with focus on runners and triathletes

Jake Tanner
Physical Therapist
Jake Tanner
Physical Therapist

Jake Tanner - PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Tanner, a native of Big Island, VA, received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Lynchburg College in 2014. He later received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Lynchburg College in 2017. His areas of interests include general orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports rehabilitation. Jake plans to work towards obtaining higher-level certifications in manual therapy and orthopedics in the near future. In his spare time, Jake likes to spend time with his wife, hunt, fish, and help out on his family’s farm.

Phone: 434.525.4851

Fax:  434.509.1695

Email:  jake.tanner@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Forest

Specialization: General orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports rehabilitation

Jefferey M. Thilking
Physical Therapist Assistant I
Jefferey M. Thilking
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Jefferey M. Thilking - PTA, BS
Physical Therapist Assistant I
Center Coordinator of Clinical Education for PTA

Jefferey M Thilking, PTA, BS a native of the Lynchburg area, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources from the University of Tennessee in 2005 where he was a member of the men's crew team. He then attended South College in Knoxville and earned an Associate's of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant in 2012. His areas of interest are rehabilitation and fitting for cyclists, as well as triathlon and injuries to the knee and shoulder. Jeff is working with the foot/ ankle team at the Timberlake Clinic with Dr. Spagnolo.

Phone:  434.237.6812

Fax:  434.237.6814

Email:  jeff.thilking@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Lynchburg | Timberlake

Specialization:  

Jesse Armel Patton
Physical Therapist Assistant I
Jesse Armel Patton
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Jesse Armel Patton - PTA, BS
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Jesse grew up around the world with a father in the US Navy and moved to Blacksburg Virginia in 2009 to attend Virginia Tech where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences in 2013. She later attended Jefferson College of Health Sciences where she graduated with an Associate degree vin Applied Science for Physical Therapist Assistant in 2016. Mrs. Patton has special interest in general orthopedics, geriatrics, and manual techniques.

Phone:  540.296.3203

Fax:  434.509.1695

Email: 

Location:  Physical Therapy Moneta

Specialization: General orthopedics, geriatrics, and manual techniques.

Jessica Moran
Site Director, Hurt-Altavista Clinic
Jessica Moran
Site Director, Hurt-Altavista Clinic

Jessica Moran - PT, DPT
Site Director, Hurt-Altavista Clinic
Physical Therapist I

Dr. Moran received her Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Kinesiology/Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia in 2009, where she worked closely with the varsity athletic programs as a Student Athletic Trainer. She then received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College in 2012. She has a special interest in the areas of general orthopedics for all ages, sports rehabilitation, and geriatrics including balance and vestibular rehab. She also is planning to work towards a certification in manual therapy.

Phone: 434.324.9750

Fax: 434.324.9796

Email: jessica.moran@racva.com

Location:  Physical Therapy Hurt | Hurt/Altavista

Specialization: General orthopedics, sports rehabilitation and geriatrics including balance and vestibular rehab.

Jessica Velazquez
Physical Therapist Assistant I
Jessica Velazquez
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Jessica Velazquez - PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Jessica Velazquez is a native of Halifax, VA and attended Lynchburg College in 2012 pursuing a degree in Exercise Physiology, but then later transferred to the PTA program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences. She graduated JCHS in May of 2015 with academic honors and will be working at the Brookneal office as a PTA with interests in general orthopedic and sports rehab.

Phone:  434.376.2008

Fax:  434.376.3773

Email:   jessica.velazquez@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Brookneal

Specialization:  

Joe Spagnolo
Joe Spagnolo
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia
Joe Spagnolo
Joe Spagnolo
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia

Joe Spagnolo - PT, DPT, OCS, MTC
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia
Vice President of Recruiting and Retention
Physical Therapist Specialist

Dr. Spagnolo received a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia and his Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy (DPT) from University of St. Augustine. He is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics and a certified manual therapist. His areas of interest include general orthopedics, manual therapy, foot and ankle as well as sports injury and rehabilitation.

Phone: 434.237.6812

Fax:    434.237.6814

Email: joe.spagnolo@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Lynchburg | Timberlake

Specialization: Manual therapy, foot and ankle, sports injury and rehabilitation, and general orthopedics.

Joel Eggleston
Physical Therapist I
Joel Eggleston
Physical Therapist I

Joel Eggleston - PT, DPT
Physical Therapist I

Dr. Eggleston earned his BA in Biology from Houghton College, NY in 2002 and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the State University of Buffalo where he graduated valedictorian class of 2007. Joel is a Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT). His special interests include h. Prior to settling in Virginia with his wife Chelsea, Dr. Eggleston traveled as a therapist for 5 years working in Alaska, Colorado, California, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, and Indiana.

Phone: 434.525.4851

Fax: 434.525.4859

Email: joel.eggleston@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Forest

Specialization: General Orthopedic, Dry Needling, and Trigger Point Therapy

John Wallman
John Wallman
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia
John Wallman
John Wallman
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia

John Wallman - PT, CGFI, CwCHCP
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia
Vice President of Compliance
Certified Golf Fitness
Certified Worker's Comp Healthcare Provider
Physical Therapist II

Mr. Wallman received his Physical Therapy degree from Old Dominion University in 1987. John’s special interests include evaluation and treatment of sports and orthopedic related injuries with an emphasis in shoulders and knees. He is also involved in the development of sport specific, injury prevention programming, including agility and plyometric exercise. John completed the Titleist Performance Institute's certification program and is a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor as well as Certified Worker's Comp Healthcare Provider.

Phone:  434.528.1848

Fax:  434.845.6748

Email:  john.wallman@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Lynchburg | Clifton Street

Specialization: General orthopedic, sports medicine, golf performance

Jordan Hawkins
Physical Therapist Assistant I
Jordan Hawkins
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Jordan Hawkins - DPT Physical Therapist Assistant I Hawkins is a native of Forest, VA and graduated from James Madison University in 2015 with her Bachelor’s degree and then from Lynchburg College in 2018 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She has special interests in general orthopedics, manual therapy and vertigo. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, baking, and playing with her dogs.

Phone:  (434) 528-1848

Fax: (434) 509-1695

Email: Jordan.Hawkins@racva.com

Location:  Physical Therapy Clifton

Specialization:  General Orthopedics, Manual Therapy and Vertigo

Jordan Molstre
Physical Therapist 1
Jordan Molstre
Physical Therapist 1

Jordan Molstre - PT, DPT
Physical Therapist 1

Dr. Molstre received a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health from Cedarville University in 2011, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Lynchburg College in 2016. Dr. Molstre's areas of special interest include general orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports rehabilitation. In his free time he enjoys being with his family and hiking.

Phone:  434.352.5799

Fax: 434.352.9559

Email:

Location:  Physical Therapy Appomattox

Specialization: General orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports rehabilitation

Josh Bailey
Physical Therapist Assistant I
Josh Bailey
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Josh Bailey - PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant II

Josh Bailey grew up in Winston-Salem, NC before moving to Virginia to attend Liberty University. He graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. Josh attended Jefferson College of Health Sciences and earned his degree as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2017. He has an interest in general orthopedics, and enjoys playing golf or any other sport in his free time.

Phone: 540.586.1138

Fax:  434.509.1695

Email: 

Location: Physical Therapy Bedford

Specialization:  

Joshua Bailey
Joshua A. Bailey
President and CEO
Joshua Bailey
Joshua A. Bailey
President and CEO

Joshua A. Bailey - PT, DPT
President and CEO
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia
Physical Therapist Specialist
Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Board Certified Pedorthist
Board Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Dr. Bailey received both his BS in Exercise Physiology, and his BS in Health Education from Virginia Tech. He holds a Degree in Pedorthics from Northwestern University, and both a Masters of Physical Therapy, and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University.

Dr. Bailey is a Licensed Physical Therapist, Board Certified Pedorthist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and he is also a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. His post graduate training has focused on orthopedic manual therapy with an emphasis on evaluation and treatment of foot and ankle dysfunctions and orthotic fabrication. His emphasis in the clinical setting is treatment of foot and ankle pain as well as sport performance. Dr. Bailey is President and Chief Executive Officer of Rehab Associates.

In addition to Dr. Bailey’s responsibilities with Rehab Associates, he serves as Adjunct Faculty at Shenandoah University – Physical Therapy program, Adjunct Faculty at Liberty University – Athletic Training program, Adjunct Faculty at Lynchburg College Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, Adjunct Faculty at Jackson Clinics Residency Program in Physical Therapy, and is a Faculty Member for North American Seminars – teaching nationally on “Advanced Evaluation and Functional Treatment of the Foot and Ankle” and “Evaluation and Treatment of the Foot and Ankle: Beyond the Textbooks.” He participates as a sideline Physical Therapist for Rustburg and Brookville High Schools and consults with several collegiate level athletic programs.

Dr. Bailey has published numerous manuals regarding foot and ankle disorders and has recorded a differential diagnosis DVD for foot and ankle disorder which is sold within the medical field.

Phone: 434.237.6812

Fax: 434.237.6814

Email: josh.bailey@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Lynchburg | Timberlake

Specialization: Biomechanical analysis, running assessment, sports medicine, foot and ankle pain, post-op rehab of lower extremity injuries, orthotic prescription and fabrication.

Juliana Mann
Physical Therapist I
Juliana Mann
Physical Therapist I

Juliana Mann - PT, DPT Physical Therapist I, Resource Physical Therapist Dr. Mann is originally from Colombia, South America.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science Kinesiology in 2011 from Liberty University. She earned her Doctoral of Physical Therapy degree and a Masters in Athletic Training from University of Lynchburg in 2015 and 2018 respectively. Dr. Mann special interests include orthopedics, manual therapy and sports rehabilitation. She enjoys traveling, Colombian coffee, and spending time with her family and friends. Email: Juliana.Mann@RACVA.com

Katie Morris
Site Supervisor, Brookneal Office
Katie Morris
Site Supervisor, Brookneal Office

Katie Morris - PT, DPT
Site Supervisor, Brookneal Office
Physical Therapist I
Educational Lead Specialist
Dr. Morris received a BS in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia in 2014. Her areas of special interest include general orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports rehabilitation.

Kayla Dunevant
Physical Therapist Assistant I
Kayla Dunevant
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Kayla Dunevant - PTA Physical Therapist Assistant
Kayla was born and raised in Stanly County North Carolina and relocated to Virginia where she explored a higher education at Liberty University. After achieving her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2013, Kayla secured employment with Rehab Associates as a physical therapy tech/patient care coordinator in a role that allowed her the opportunity to travel to all the clinics and work under many different therapist and with many different patients. After gaining two years of clinical experience, Kayla attended Jefferson College of Health Science where she earned her license as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2018.  Kayla has an interest in general orthopedics and is able to put her license into practice at the Hurt clinic.  In her spare time, Kayla loves to hike, run, play volleyball, and spend quality time with family and friends.

Phone:  (434) 324-9750

Fax: (434) 509-1695

Email: kayla.dunevant@racva.com

Location: Hurt Clinic

Specialization:  General orthopedics

Kevin Cope
Kevin Cope
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia
Kevin Cope
Kevin Cope
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia

Kevin Cope - PT, CGFI
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia
Site Director, Monelison
Certified Golf Fitness
Physical Therapist II

Mr. Cope received his degree in Physical Therapy from Howard University in Washington D.C. He has over 30 years of experience in treating patients. Kevin's special interests include orthopedic and sports Physical Therapy. He also conducts injury prevention and conditioning programs for area athletes, and serves as an injury consultant to the CVITT. Mr. Cope completed the Titleist Performance Institute's certification program and is a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor.

Phone: 434.845.5641

Fax: 434.847.7715

Email: kevin.cope@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Madison Heights | Monelison

Specialization: General orthopedic, athletic and sports performance, golf fitness and performance.

Kimberly Vu
Kimberly Vu
Physical Therapist II
Kimberly Vu
Kimberly Vu
Physical Therapist II

Kimberly Vu - PT, DPT, Certified Vestibular Therapist
Physical Therapist II

Dr. Vu, a native of San Diego, California, earned a BS in Kinesiology from Vanguard University in 2008. She then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Emory University in 2013. Dr. Vu is certified in vestibular rehabilitation and has a special interest in general orthopedics and vestibular treatment. Kimberly enjoys outdoor activities, dancing, and spending time with her husband, Lennox.

Phone: 434-332-3904

Fax: 434-332-3921

Email: kimberly.vu@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Rustburg

Specialization: General orthopedics and vestibular treatment

LeeAnn Gonzalez
Physical Therapist I, Resource Physical Therapist
LeeAnn Gonzalez
Physical Therapist I, Resource Physical Therapist

LeeAnn Gonzalez - PT, DPT
Physical Therapist I, Resource Physical Therapist

Dr. Gonzalez is a native of Long Island, NY. She graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotions in 2003. She then attended SUNY Stony Brook and earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007. Dr Gonzalez has a special interest in pregnancy-related pain, manual therapy and general orthopedics. LeeAnn enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with her husband, Rey and their two daughters, Anna and Ava.

Phone: 855.722.8478

Fax: 

Email: LeeAnn.Gonzalez@racva.com

Location: 

Maddy Shricker
Physical Therapist I
Maddy Shricker
Physical Therapist I

Maddy Shricker - PT, DPT
Physical Therapist I

Dr. Schricker is a Wisconsin native and 2010 graduate of Boston College, where she competed on the cross-country and track and field teams. She graduated from Lynchburg College in 2017 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She has a strong interest in orthopedics and sports medicine, especially working with runners and athletes of all ages and ability levels. In her spare time, she loves to run, hike, cook, and read.

Phone:  540.586.1138

Fax:    434.509.1695

Email:  maddy.schricker@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Bedford

Specialization: 

Marie Torres
Physical Therapist Assistant I
Marie Torres
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Marie Torres - LPTA
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Marie Torres, LPTA graduated from NH Community Technical College, in Claremont, NH, which also offers a dual degree for Physical Therapist Assistant and Occupational Therapy Assistant. She worked as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in an early intervention program (children ages 0-3) while finishing her Physical Therapist Assistant degree. Marie also has experience in Acute Care, and at times, running an Orthopedic "joint camp" program. Her interests are in Orthopedics and working with the geriatric population and she is working prn for several of the offices.

Phone: 855-RACV4PT (722-8478)

Fax:  

Email:  marie.torres@racva.com

Location: Resource Physical Therapist Assistant

Specialization:  

Mary Wallman
Physical Therapist II
Mary Wallman
Physical Therapist II

Mary Wallman - PT, Certified Vestibular Therapist
Physical Therapist II

Mrs. Wallman graduated from Old Dominion University in 1987 with a degree in Physical Therapy. She completed her Vestibular Rehabilitation certification in 1999 at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and established the first Vestibular Practice in Lynchburg specializing in Vestibular Treatment and Fall Prevention. Mary continues to attend Vestibular seminars 1-2 times a year for advancement or changes in Vestibular treatment. She has also attended seminars on Cervicogenic dizziness and has had extensive training with Balance/Fall Prevention using the NeuroCom Balance System. Mrs. Wallman holds educational seminars at local health clubs, hospitals and retirement/nursing homes to educate the public on the causes of vertigo and what can be done to correct this debilitating condition.

Phone: 434.528.1848

Fax:  434.845.6748

Email:  mary.wallman@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Lynchburg | Clifton Street

Specialization:  Vestibular, geriatric, balance training

Matthew Nolen
Physical Therapist I
Matthew Nolen
Physical Therapist I

Matthew Nolen - PT, DPT
Physical Therapist I

Dr. Nolen is a native of Lynchburg and attended Bridgewater College, graduating in 2007 with a degree in Allied Health Sciences. While attending Bridgewater College, he played varsity baseball all four years. Dr. Nolen then earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Lynchburg College in 2014. He has special interests in general orthopedics, sport specific rehabilitation, and manual therapy. He is working towards earning his OCS and certification in manual therapy. Matt's hobbies and interests include playing sports, fishing, and spending time with friends and family.

Phone:  434.226.0612

Fax: 

Email: matthew.nolen@racva.com

Location:  Lovingston

Specialization: General orthopedics, sport specific rehabilitation, and manual therap

Matthew Rudder
Physical Therapist Assistant II
Matthew Rudder
Physical Therapist Assistant II

Matthew Rudder - PTA, BS
Physical Therapist Assistant II

Matthew graduated from Longwood University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science. He started working as an aide with Rehab Associates for 5 years prior to attending Jefferson College of Health Sciences to pursue a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. He graduated in 2011 where he received an award for clinical excellence and then began working in our Appomattox clinic as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant.

Phone: 434.352.5799

Fax:  434.352.9559

Email: matthew.rudder@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Appomattox

Specialization:  

Megan E. Grim
Physical Therapist Assistant I
Megan E. Grim
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Megan E. Grim - PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Megan E. Grim, PTA, earned her Associates of Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2008 from Washington State Community College in Marietta, OH. Megan gained experience in McKenzie spine treatment method and KinesioTaping as a new graduate employed at an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Pennsylvania. After moving to Virginia she was able to further her skills orthopedics when she joined Rehab Associates in 2010. An opportunity to switch to an in-patient skilled nursing rehabilitation facility in 2011 allowed her to focus on gait and balance training, general strengthening and functional task retraining. In December 2014, she returned to the outpatient setting when she rejoined Rehab Associates, working with Dr. Andy Tatom to treat general orthopedic ailments with specific focus on treating the spine through Muscle Energy Techniques.

Phone:  434.528.1848

Fax: 434.845.6748

Email: megan.grim@racva.com

Location:   Physical Therapy Lynchburg | Clifton Street

Specialization:  

Michael Gowen
Physical Therapist I
Michael Gowen
Physical Therapist I

Michael Gowen - PT, DPT
Physical Therapist I

Dr. Gowen grew up in Staunton, VA and attended Riverheads High School where he played soccer and wrestled. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry at Virginia Tech in 2014 and was a walk on to the varsity wrestling team his junior year. Michael received his doctorate in Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently coaching with the Liberty University Wrestling team. Dr. Gowen is interested in obtaining his Orthopedic Clinical Specialty and Sports Clinical Specialty.

Phone: 434.381.6090

Fax: 434.381.6092

Email: 

Location: Physical Therapy Amherst

Specialization: NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Michael Richardson
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia
Michael Richardson
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia

Michael Richardson - DPT, MSPT
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia

Dr. Richardson received a Master of Science of Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia in 1998. He received his doctorate of physical therapy from the Medical College of Virginia in 2007. His clinical experiences are in general orthopedics, neurologic rehabilitation and sports medicine, with a special interest is in the spine.

Phone:  434.525.4851

Fax:   434.525.4859

Email: mike.richardson@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Forest

Specialization: General orthopedic, manual therapy, spine, dry needling and sports medicine.

Michelle Tinsley
Physical Therapist Assistant III
Michelle Tinsley
Physical Therapist Assistant III

Michelle Tinsley - LPTA
Physical Therapist Assistant III

Michelle Tinsley, Physical Therapist Assistant III moved to Lynchburg in 2002 from College Park, Maryland where she attended University of Maryland. Michelle joined Rehabilitation Associates in February of 2003 as a physical therapist aide and returned to college where she received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in 2006. Michelle was awarded the Advanced Proficiency Award in Musculoskeletal Conditions in February 2014. Michelle works out of the Bedford clinic and her areas of interest are manual therapy, general orthopedics and geriatrics. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and the outdoors.

Phone:  540.586.1138

Fax:   540.587.5903

Email:   michelle.tinsley@racva.com

Location:  Physical Therapy Bedford

Specialization:  

Mona Fazzina
Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
Mona Fazzina
Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist

Mona Fazzina - PT, DPT
Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults
Resource Physical Therapist

Dr.Fazzina graduated from Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India in 1993 with a Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2011. She is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy and a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults.

She also volunteers with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) by writing examination items for the Geriatric Certification Specialist Examinations. As an item writer, she is a member of the Section Academy of Content Experts (SACE) for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

Special interests: General Orthopedics, Neurology, Hand, and Sports Rehabilitation.

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Email: 

Location: Physical Therapy Lynchburg | Clifton Street

Specialization:

Pat Aronson
Physical Therapist Assistant I
Pat Aronson
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Pat Aronson - PhD, ATC, LPTA
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Dr. Aronson works as a Resource Physical Therapist Assistant to all 11 clinics at Rehab Associates. She is currently in her 26th year at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia. At Lynchburg College she is a full professor in the Athletic Training Department. Dr. Aronson is also the Faculty Athletics Representative for LC. She has been the Head Athletic Trainer (11 years) and the Coordinator of Clinical Education in the CAATE accredited Athletic Training program (15 years).

Dr. Aronson earned her PhD from the University of Virginia in 2005 and her Masters of Education degree from UVA in 1982. Her dissertation topic was Medial Collateral Ligament Stiffness in Males and Females. Dr. Aronson has also been a licensed and practicing Physical Therapy Assistant since 1996. She is also currently the District III MAATA District Director and representative to the NATA Board of Directors.

Phone: 855-RACV4PT (722-8478)

Fax:  

Email: 

Location: Resource Physical Therapist Assistant

Specialization:  

 

Robin Glover
Junior Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia
Robin Glover
Junior Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia

Robin Glover - PT, DPT, ATC
Junior Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia
Site Director Appomattox Practice
Physical Therapist I

Dr. Glover has a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from MCV. She is also a certified athletic trainer and her special interests include general orthopedics and sports medicine with an emphasis on the knee and shoulder.

Phone: 434.237.6812

Fax: 434.237.6814

Email: robin.glover@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Appomattox

Specialization:General orthopedic, sports medicine, geriatric, spine

 

Ryan Webb
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
Ryan Webb
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist

Ryan Webb - PT, DPT
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
Board Certified Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Junior Partner , Rehab Associates of Central VA
Site Director, Amherst Practice
Physical Therapist Specialist

Dr. Webb graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education with a concentration in sports medicine in 2001. He received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Emory University in 2004. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and he is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics. Dr. Webb's special interests include running, orthopedics, manual therapy and sports. He lives in Lynchburg with his wife, Eleanor, and their 3 children.

Phone: 434.381.6090

Fax: 434.381.6092

Email:  ryan.webb@racva.com

Location:  Physical Therapy Amherst

Specialization: Manual therapy, sports injury and rehabilitation, and general orthopedics.

Shellie Suffel
Physical Therapist Assistant I
Shellie Suffel
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Shellie Suffel - LPTA
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Shellie Suffel, LPTA received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in 2009. Shellie started her career at the Bedford office where she now works prn. Her areas of interest include general orthopedics and manual therapy.

Phone:   540-296-3203

Fax: 540-296-3205

Email:   shellie.suffel@racva.com

Location:   Physical Therapy Moneta

Specialization:  

Stephanie Johnson
Physical Therapist Assistant 1
Stephanie Johnson
Physical Therapist Assistant 1

Stephanie Johnson - PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant 1

Stephanie Johnson is a native of Columbia, South Carolina and attended the College of Charleston from 2002 to 2006 where she graduated with a degree in Exercise Science. She worked as a Clinical Tech at the Rehabilitation Centers of Charleston after graduation until attending the PTA program at Trident Technical College in 2008. She graduated with Suma Cum Laude honors from her PTA program in 2009. Stephanie has journeyed through several environments of Physical Therapy in her career including orthopedic and sports medicine outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals before coming to the Rehab Associates in October working at the Amherst office. She has extensive experience with orthopedics and sports rehabilitation.

Phone: 434.381.6080   

Fax:  434.381.6092

Email:  stephanie.johnson@racva.com

Location:  Physical Therapy Amherst

Specialization:  

Susan Fournier
Physical Therapist I
Susan Fournier
Physical Therapist I

Susan Fournier - PT
Physical Therapist I

Susan Fournier, PT received her Bachelor's of Science from the University of Illinois in 1982. She practiced physical therapy in Texas, New Jersey, and New Hampshire prior to moving to Lynchburg. While in New Hampshire she developed an aquatic physical therapy program for rehabilitation of sports injuries and pediatric neurological diseases. Her main focus has been outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine, with a special interest in hand therapy.

Phone: 434.525.4851

Fax: 434.525.4859

Email: 

Location: Physical Therapy Forest

Specialization: 

Tuba Bayrum
Tuba Bayram
Physical Therapist I
Tuba Bayrum
Tuba Bayram
Physical Therapist I

Tuba Bayram - PT, DPT
Physical Therapist I

Dr. Bayram received her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL in 2017. Her interests include general orthopedics, neurology, and vestibular rehabilitation.

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Location: Physical Therapy Lynchburg | Clifton Street

Specialization:     

Tyler France
Physical Therapist II
Tyler France
Physical Therapist II

Tyler France - PT Physical Therapist II Dr. France, a native of Forest, VA, received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Lynchburg College in 2014. He later received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Lynchburg College in 2017. Following his graduation from physical therapy school, Tyler completed an orthopedic residency program with the Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute. His areas of interest include general orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports rehabilitation. Tyler is currently working towards obtaining his specialty certification in orthopedics and sports and hopes to pursue a fellowship in manual therapy in the near future. In his spare time, Tyler likes to spend time with his wife and dog, play sports, and read.

Phone:

Fax: (434) 509-1695

Email: Tyler.France@racva.com

Location:

Specialization: Manual therapy, sports injury and rehabilitation, and general orthopedics

Zachery Lutz
Physical Therapist Assistant I
Zachery Lutz
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Zachery Lutz - PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant I

Zachery Lutz received his BS in Exercise Science from Liberty University in 2012, and his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in May, 2017. Zach has extensive experience working with Vestibular Therapy patients and also has a passion for Neurological Rehabilitation and caring for the geriatric population.

Phone:  434.528.1848

Fax: 434.509.1695

Email: chelsey.lester@racva.com

Location: Physical Therapy Lynchburg | Clifton Street

Specialization:  

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During your first visit you can expect the following:

  • Arrive at your appointment with your paperwork completed (you can download it from our website – see the paperwork or forms link).
  • You will provide us with your prescription for physical therapy.
  • We will copy your insurance card.
  • You will be seen for the initial evaluation by the therapist.
  • The therapist will discuss the following:
    1. Your medical history.
    2. Your current problems/complaints.
    3. Pain intensity, what aggravates and eases the problem.
    4. How this is impacting your daily activities or your functional limitations.
    5. Your goals with physical therapy.
    6. Medications, tests, and procedures related to your health.
  • The therapist will then perform the objective evaluation which may include some of the following:
    1. Palpation – touching around the area of the pain/problem. This is done to check for the presence of tenderness, swelling, soft tissue integrity, tissue temperature, inflammation, etc.
    2. Range of Motion (ROM) – the therapist will move the joint(s) to check for the quality of movement and any restrictions.
    3. Muscle Testing – the therapist may check for strength and the quality of the muscle contraction. Pain and weakness may be noted. Often the muscle strength is graded. This is also part of a neurological screening.
    4. Neurological Screening – the therapist may check to see how the nerves are communicating with the muscles, sensing touch, pain, vibration, or temperature. Reflexes may be assessed as well.
    5. Special Tests – the therapist may perform special tests to confirm/rule out the presence of additional problems.
    6. Posture Assessment – the positions of joints relative to ideal and each other may be assessed.

The therapist will then formulate a list of problems you are having, and how to treat those problems. A plan is subsequently developed with the patient’s input. This includes how many times you should see the therapist per week, how many weeks you will need therapy, home programs, patient education, short-term/long-term goals, and what is expected after discharge from therapy. This plan is created with input from you, your therapist, and your doctor.

Make sure you bring your physical therapy referral (provided to you by your doctor) and your payment information. If your insurance is covering the cost of physical therapy, bring your insurance card. If you are covered by Workers’ Compensation, bring your claim number and your case manager’s contact information. If you are covered by auto insurance or an attorney lien, make sure you bring this information.

You should wear loose fitting clothing so you can expose the area that we will be evaluating and treating. For example, if you have a knee problem, it is best to wear shorts. For a shoulder problem, a tank top is a good choice, and for low back problems, wear a loose fitting shirt and pants, again so we can perform a thorough examination.

Treatment sessions typically last 30 to 60 minutes per visit.

This is highly variable. You may need one visit or you may need months of care. It depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, etc. You will be re-evaluated on a monthly basis and when you see your doctor, we will provide you with a progress report with our recommendations.

More than half of all Americans are suffering from pain. Whether it is a recent episode or chronic, an ABC News/Stanford study revealed that pain in America is a serious problem. However, many do not even know that physical therapists are well equipped to not only treat pain but also its source.

Physical therapists are experts at treating movement and neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. Pain often accompanies a movement disorder, and physical therapists can help correct the disorder and relieve the pain.

You have probably heard of the profession of physical therapy. Maybe you have had a conversation with a friend about how physical therapy helped get rid of his or her back pain, or you might know someone who needed physical therapy after an injury. You might even have been treated by a physical therapist yourself. But have you ever wondered about physical therapists–who they are and what they do? Many people are familiar with physical therapists’ work helping patients with orthopedic problems, such as low back pain or knee surgeries, to reduce pain and regain function. Others may be aware of the treatment that physical therapists provide to assist patients recovering from a stroke (e.g., assisting them with recovering use of their limbs and walking again).

The ability to maintain an upright posture and to move your arms and legs to perform all sorts of tasks and activities is an important component of your health. Most of us can learn to live with the various medical conditions that we may develop, but only if we are able to continue at our jobs, take care of our families, and enjoy important occasions with family and friends. All of these activities require the ability to move without difficulty or pain.

Because physical therapists are experts in movement and function, they do not confine their talents to treating people who are ill. A large part of a physical therapist’s program is directed at preventing injury, loss of movement, and even surgery. Physical therapists work as consultants in industrial settings to improve the design of the workplace and reduce the risk of workers overusing certain muscles or developing low back pain. They also provide services to athletes at all levels to screen for potential problems and institute preventive exercise programs. With the boom in the golf and fitness industries, a number of physical therapists are engaged in consulting with recreational golfers and fitness clubs to develop workouts that are safe and effective, especially for people who already know that they have a problem with their joints or their backs.

The cornerstones of physical therapy treatment are therapeutic exercise and functional training. In addition to “hands-on” care, physical therapists also educate patients to take care of themselves and to perform certain exercises on their own. Depending on the particular needs of a patient, physical therapists may also “mobilize” a joint (that is, perform certain types of movements at the end of your range of motion) or massage a muscle to promote proper movement and function. Physical therapists also use methods such as ultrasound (which uses high frequency waves to produce heat), hot packs, and ice. Although other kinds of practitioners will offer some of these treatments as “physical therapy,” it’s important for you to know that physical therapy can only be provided by qualified physical therapists or by physical therapist assistants, who must complete a 2-year education program and who work only under the direction and supervision of physical therapists.

Most forms of physical therapy treatment are covered by your insurance, but the coverage will vary with each plan. Most states do not legally require patients to see their physicians before seeing a physical therapist. Most of the time all you have to do is ask your doctor if physical therapy is right for you.

Reference: APTA

You and others may be referred to physical therapy because of a movement dysfunction associated with pain. Your difficulty with moving part(s) of your body (like bending at the low back or difficulty sleeping on your shoulder, etc.) very likely results in limitations with your daily activities (e.g., difficulty getting out of a chair, an inability to play sports, or trouble with walking, etc.). Physical therapists treat these movement dysfunctions and their associated pains and restore your body’s ability to move in a normal manner.

Who is better to see, a PT that works for a physician or a PT that owns a private practice? We leave it up to you to draw your own conclusions but here are some facts. The studies indicate there were more treatments (visits per patient were 39% to 45% higher in physician owned clinics) and the cost was greater for those patients that attended a physician owned physical therapy practice (both gross and net revenue per patient were 30% to 40% higher)1.

Another study indicated that licensed and non-licensed therapy providers spent less time with each patient in physician owned clinics and physical therapy assistants were substituted for physical therapists.2

Another older study concluded that “Therapists who had treated patients through direct access were significantly more likely to believe that direct access had benefited them professionally and benefited their patients than were therapists who had not practiced through direct access.”3

We believe that we can provide you with the highest quality of care available and do it in a cost-effective manner.4 You will work closely with your physical therapist and in most instances, your case will be managed by the same physical therapist from the beginning to the end of your experience with us.

  1. Mitchell, J., Scott, E., Physician Ownership of Physical Therapy Services: Effects on Charges, Utilization, Profits, and Service Characteristics, Journal of the American Medical Association, 1992.
  2. “Joint Ventures Among Health Care Providers in Florida,” State of Florida Health Care Cost Containment Board, 1991.
  3. Domholdt E, Durchholz AG. Direct access use by experienced therapists in states with direct access. Phys Ther. 1992 Aug;72(8):569-74.
  4. Federal Office of the Inspector General May 1, 2006 – This report calls into question billing processes done by non-physical therapist owned practices.

In most cases, health insurance will cover your treatment. Click on our insurance link above for a summary of insurances we accept and make sure you talk to our receptionist so we can help you clarify your insurance coverage.

You will be evaluated by one of our licensed and highly trained physical therapists and he/she will also treat you during subsequent visits. Unlike some clinics, where you see someone different each visit, we feel it is very important to develop a one-on-one relationship with you to maintain continuity of care. Since only one physical therapist knows your problems best, he/she is the one that will be working closely with you to speed your recovery.

Orthopedic Physical Therapy – Probably the most common physical therapy specialist is the orthopedic specialist. These specialists care for post-surgical patients, arthritis, tendinitis/tendinosus, fracture rehabilitation, muscle sprains and strains, neck and back pain, hip and knee problems, shoulder, elbow, and wrist conditions. Some are board certified as Orthopedic Certified Specialists (OCS).

Manual Therapy – Manual therapy is a broad term that describes a variety of hands-on treatment techniques that are applied to movement dysfunctions. Grade five mobilizations, Mulligan mobilizations with movement, Maitland and Kaltenborn techniques, functional technique, neural mobilization, joint mobilization, craniosacral therapy, strain/counter strain, myofascial release, etc. These are some of the more popular manual therapy techniques. Many manual therapists will take continuing education courses, obtain certifications in manual therapy, and will sit for board certification from the American Physical Therapy Association and other organizations. Most physical therapists incorporate manual therapy techniques as a part of a complete treatment plan.

Geriatric Physical Therapy – Some therapists specialize in the rehabilitation of seniors. As the body ages, a variety of challenges arise. We stiffen, we lose strength, our balance skills decline, our bones become brittle (osteoporosis), our endurance decreases, and we take longer to recover from injuries. Balance and fall prevention are of paramount importance to the therapist who is working with seniors and some clinics are solely dedicated to caring for those with balance problems. Most physical therapists work with seniors/geriatric patients. Some have obtained additional education, have passed a board examination, and have earned the Geriatric Certified Specialist (GCS) title.

Sports Rehabilitation – Experts in assisting with recovery after injury and surgery. Many sports specialists help with retraining the athlete utilizing running, throwing, jumping, and sport-specific programs to name a few. A therapist with the Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) title has passed a board certified test.

Fitness and Wellness – Physical therapists are well trained to help with your fitness needs and wellness programs. If you need an exercise program, have trouble with your weight, are concerned about osteoporosis, have an issue with diabetes, or you would like to learn how to prevent falls, physical therapists can help. The previous examples are just a few of the many programs physical therapists offer.

Hand Therapy – Most physical therapists are well trained to treat hand and wrist conditions. Some therapists have taken additional courses and training and have passed a hand therapy certification examination. These therapists are called Certified Hand Therapists (CHTs).

Women’s Health – Some therapists specialize in women’s issues such as pregnancy problems, pelvic pain, and incontinence. Special treatment is available for women who have these problems. Many that suffer from incontinence do so needlessly. A physical therapist may be able to help.

Industrial Rehabilitation – Specialists in industrial rehabilitation help with those that have suffered on-the-job injuries. Moreover, they will evaluate work tasks, fabricate assistive devices, evaluate your ergonomic situation, and help redesign work flow/tasks to decrease the incidence of injury. Often, industrial rehabilitation specialists will evaluate your ability to perform certain job tasks with a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE).

Pediatric Physical Therapy – Pediatric therapists specialize in the rehabilitation of children. They may assist with kids who suffer from cerebral palsy, developmental disorders, neurological disorders, and/or orthopedic problems. A Pediatric Certified Specialist (PCS) is a board certification that some may obtain from the American Physical Therapy Association.

Aquatic Physical Therapy – Aquatic therapy takes advantage of the physical properties of water to assist with the rehabilitative process. Buoyancy, turbulence, hydrostatic pressure, and thermal properties of water can assist with the rehabilitation of a patient. Those suffering from chronic pain, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lumbar fusion surgery, or with a limited weight-bearing status are just a few of the many different patient populations that can benefit from aquatic therapy.

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation – A small percentage of physical therapists practice in this discipline. Those that pass the board certification have the title of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Certified Specialist (CCS) work with patients who have had heart attacks, bypass surgeries, angioplasty, breathing problems, emphysema, and other heart/lung related conditions. Physical therapists are well equipped to work with these types of patients because many of them have orthopedic ailments that limit their ability to function. In other words, a physical therapist can address the heart and lung problems as well as the muscle problems that are concurrently present.

Neurological, Spinal Cord Injury, and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehab – A large portion of physical therapists work with patients who suffer from these conditions. Functional retraining including, walking, wheelchair use, getting in and out of bed or chairs (transfer training), moving in bed (bed mobility), and retraining patients to use their shoulders, arms, and hands are just some of the services these therapists provide to those with neurological involvement. A certified specialist holds a Neurologic Certified Specialist title (NCS).

Balance, Dizziness, and Vertigo Rehabilitation – Many suffer from dizziness or BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). Some clinics specialize in the rehabilitation of patients with vertigo. Patient education, strengthening, safety awareness, posture and balance exercise, walking exercise, and special techniques that affect sensory and balance centers of the brain and limbs are all important components of a rehabilitation program.

Amputee Rehabilitation – many physical therapists specialize in the rehabilitation of amputees. Caring for the injured limb, functional and walking training, training in the use of assistive devices (crutches, canes, prosthetic limbs, etc.) are all provided by a therapist who specializes in care for amputees.

Wound Care – Some therapists specialize in the treatment and care of wounds. This is accomplished by the removal of unviable tissue (debridement), the application of special dressings and prescription drugs/ointments, and the use of ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and aquatic modalities to promote healing. Exercise and patient education are also routine components of a wound care program.

ECS (Clinical Electrophysiologic Certified Specialist) – A physical therapist who is board certified to perform electroneurophysiology examinations such as nerve conduction studies and electromyography.

Lymphedema Rehabilitation – We take it for granted but a special component of the circulatory system, the lymph system, helps filter and drain fluid from our arms and legs. When this drainage system is damaged, painful swelling can result. Some therapists specialize in the treatment of lymphedema as it is called. Special positioning, massage and bandaging techniques are utilized by the lymphedema specialist.

Osteoporosis Rehabilitation and Prevention – Some practitioners specialize in the evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis patients. Working in concert with your medical doctor, the therapist will often design a specialized weight-bearing and resistance training program for those with this silent disease.

For many patients, one of the primary objectives is pain relief. This is frequently accomplished with hands-on techniques, modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and/or heat or cold therapy. Movement often provides pain relief as well. Your physical therapist will provide you with the appropriate exercises not only for pain relief but to recover range of motion, strength, and endurance.

In some cases, physical therapy techniques can be painful. For example, recovering knee range of motion after total knee replacement or shoulder range of motion after shoulder surgery may be painful. Your physical therapist will utilize a variety of techniques to help maximize your treatment goals. It is important that you communicate the intensity, frequency, and duration of pain to your therapist. Without this information, it is difficult for the therapist to adjust your treatment plan.

There are dozens of different types of treatment interventions. Here is a list of treatment interventions:

Active Range of Motion (AROM) – the patient lifts or moves a body part through range of motion against gravity. AROM is usually one of the first modalities prescribed for arthritis.

Active Assistive Range of Motion (AAROM) – therapist-assisted active range of motion. This is usually prescribed for gentle stretching or strengthening for a very weak body part.

Stationary Bicycle – with or without resistance. This is usually prescribed for improving the strength and/or range of motion of the back or lower extremities as well as cardiovascular endurance.

Gait or Walking Training – the analysis of walking problems by visually examining the interaction of the low back and the joints of the thighs, legs, and feet during the various stages of walking, including initial contact, loading response, mid stance, terminal stance, pre swing, mid swing, and terminal swing. Many back, thigh, leg, ankle, and foot problems may be caused by or manifest themselves in subtle gait abnormalities.

Isometrics – muscle contraction without joint movement. This is usually prescribed for strengthening without stressing or damaging the joint (e.g., arthritis, or exercises to be performed in a cast, or right after surgery if recommended by the therapist/doctor).

Isotonics– muscle(s) contracting through the ROM with resistance. This is usually prescribed for strengthening.

Soft Tissue Mobilization – therapeutic massage of body tissue performed with the hands. Soft tissue mobilization may be used for muscle relaxation, to decrease swelling, to decrease scar tissue adhesions, and for pain relief.

Mobilization – hands-on therapeutic procedures intended to increase soft tissue or joint mobility. Mobilization is usually prescribed to increase mobility, delaying progressive stiffness, and to relieve pain. There are many types of mobilization techniques including Maitland, Kaltenborn, Isometric Mobilizations, etc.

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) – a system of manually resisted exercises performed in diagonal patterns that mimic functional movements. PNF was initially used in developmentally and neurologically impaired patients but now is used in almost every aspect of neuromuscular retraining from athletes in sports facilities to the very weak in hospitals and nursing homes.

Posture Training – instruction in the correct biomechanical alignment of the body to reduce undue strain on muscles, joints, ligaments, discs, and other soft tissues. There is an ideal posture, but most people do not have ideal posture. Therapists educate patients about the importance of improving posture with daily activities. Stretching and strengthening exercises may be prescribed to facilitate postural improvement and to prevent further disability and future recurrences of problems.

Progressive Resistive Exercises (PRE) – exercises that gradually increase in resistance (weights) and in repetitions. PRE is usually prescribed for reeducation of muscles and strengthening. Weights, rubber bands, and body weight can be used as resistance.

Passive Range of Motion (PROM) – the patient or therapist moves the body part through a range of motion without the use of the muscles that “actively” move the joint(s).

Stretching/Flexibility Exercise – exercise designed to lengthen muscle(s) or soft tissue. Stretching exercises are usually prescribed to improve the flexibility of muscles that have tightened due to disuse or in compensation to pain, spasm or immobilization.

Cryotherapy or Cold Therapy – used to cause vasoconstriction (the blood vessels constrict or decrease their diameter) to reduce the amount of fluid that leaks out of the capillaries into the tissue spaces (swelling) in response to injury of tissue. Ice or cold is used most frequently in acute injuries, but also an effective pain reliever for even the most chronic pain.

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) – the application of electrical stimulation to aid in improving strength (e.g., the quadriceps muscle after knee surgery or injury). NMES is also used to decrease pain and swelling and to relieve muscle spasm.

Neck Traction – a gentle longitudinal/axial pull on the neck, either manual or mechanical, intermittent or continuous for relief of neck pain, to decrease muscle spasm and facilitate unloading of the spine.

Heat – heat is recommended to decrease chronic pain, relax muscles, and for pain relief. It should not be used with an acute or “new” injury.

Iontophoresis – medications are propelled through the skin by an electrical charge. This modality works on the physical concept that like charges repel each other, therefore, a positively charged medication will be repelled through the skin to the underlying tissues by the positively charged pad of an iontophoresis machine. Iontophoresis is usually prescribed for injuries such as shoulder or elbow bursitis.

Pelvic Traction – the longitudinal/axial pull on the lumbar spine, either manual or mechanical, intermittent or continuous. Pelvic traction may be helpful for the relief of low back pain and muscle spasm.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) – a relatively low voltage applied over painful areas through small self-adhesive electrodes. The electrical stimulation “disguises” or “overrides” the sensation of pain. It is a small, portable unit, used in intervals, to control pain and reduce dependence on drugs. It is usually prescribed for relief of pain.

Ultrasound – ultrasound uses a high frequency sound wave emitted from the sound head when electricity is passed through a quartz crystal. The sound waves cause the vibration of water molecules deep within tissue causing a heating effect. When the sound waves are pulsed, they cause a vibration of the tissue rather than heating. The stream of sound waves helps with nutrition exchange at the cellular level and healing. Studies have shown that ultrasound is helpful for ligament healing and clinically, for carpal tunnel syndrome, and muscle spasm.

Whirlpool – immersion of a body part into water with small “agitators” to provide a gentle massaging motion. A warm whirlpool provides relief from pain and muscle spasm and is often preparatory to stretching or exercise. Cold whirlpool is used to decrease inflammation and swelling.

Massage may be part of your treatment. Rehabilitation specialists are trained in a variety of techniques that may help with your recovery. Deep tissue techniques may be part of the rehabilitative process. Massage is used for three reasons typically – to facilitate venous return from a swollen area, to relax a tight muscle, or to relieve pain. Contrary to common thought, massage does not increase circulation.

Flare ups are not uncommon. If you have a flare up (exacerbation), give us a call. We may suggest you come back to see us, return to your doctor, or simply modify your daily activities or exercise routine.

In most cases, you have the right to choose any physical therapy clinic. Our practice is a provider for many different insurance plans.

The best thing to do is give us a call and we will attempt to answer all of your questions.

All fifty states have some form of direct access. In most cases, if you are not making significant improvement within 30 days, the therapist will refer you to/back to your physician.

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In most states, physical therapists cannot make a medical diagnosis. This is something that your medical doctor will provide for you.

Physical therapists are important members of your medical team. At this point in time, physicians are typically the health care providers that will provide you with a medical diagnosis.

Billing for physical therapy services is similar to what happens at your doctor’s office. When you are seen for treatment, the following occurs:

  1. The physical therapist bills your insurance company, Workers’ Comp, or charges you based on Common Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes.
  2. Those codes are transferred to a billing form that is either mailed or electronically communicated to the payer.
  3. The payer processes this information and makes payments according to an agreed upon fee schedule.
  4. An Explanation of Benefits (EOB) is generated and sent to the patient and the physical therapy clinic with a check for payment and a balance due by the patient.
  5. The patient is expected to make the payment on the balance if any.

It is important to understand that there are many small steps (beyond the outline provided above) within the process. Exceptions are common to the above example as well. At any time along the way, information may be missing, mis-communicated, or misunderstood. This can delay the payment process. While it is common for the payment process to be completed in 60 days or less, it is not uncommon for the physical therapy clinic to receive payment as long as six months after the treatment date.

Some patients will need to continue with home exercises. Some may choose to continue with a gym exercise program. Others will complete their rehabilitation and return to normal daily activities. It is important that you communicate your goals to your therapist, so he/she can develop a custom program for you.

Physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are licensed by their respective states.

These are some things you may consider when seeking a physical therapy clinic:

  • The therapist should be licensed in the state.
  • The first visit should include a thorough medical history and physical examination before any treatment is rendered.
  • The patient goals should be discussed in detail during the first visit.
  • Care should include a variety of techniques which might include hands-on techniques, soft tissue work, therapeutic exercises and in some cases heat, cold, electrical stimulation or ultrasound.
  • Do they have a service that can address your problem?
  • Do they take your insurance or are they willing to work with you if they are not a preferred provider?
  • They should be conveniently located. Since sitting and driving often aggravate orthopedic problems, there should be a very good reason for you to drive a long distance for rehabilitation.
  • What are the hours of operation?
  • Can they provide satisfaction survey results?
  • The therapist should provide the treatment.
  • Can you briefly interview the therapist before the first visit?
  • Ask your family and friends who they would recommend.

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At Rehab Associates, we realize the key to our success in improving the lives of our patients is our talented team of compassionate and dedicated employees. We are committed to providing a caring and rewarding work environment for our employees to enhance their personal and professional lives. We strive to respect individuality, recognize and reward performance, and provide the opportunity for continued growth and development for all of our employees in each of our nine locations.

 

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The decision to join our team at Rehab Associates can be both a rewarding experience professionally as well as an encouraging move to advance your personal goals in life.

To review our comprehensive employee benefits plan, please download our benefits brochure.  Benefits include health, dental, vision, short and long term disability, and life insurance as well as 401k, and profit-sharing.

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Job Opportunities

If you are interested in working for Rehab Associates as a physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, or in a support staff role, please feel free to submit your resume or the RACV job application form by emailing it to HR@racva.com.

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Internships

Rehab Associates welcomes students interested in obtaining internships or observation hours at all of our physical therapy clinics. We do kindly request that unless otherwise agreed upon, students performing internships or observation hours commit to 250 hours. This time commitment creates a more meaningful learning experience and provides our clinics and patients with some continuity. To begin the process, please contact us at hr@racva.com.

Reviews

"I have been to Appomattox ReHab Associates three times for various issues. I have ALWAYS had a wonderful experience from the staff at this facility. Robin Glover, the manager and trained professional, provides an atmosphere for patients that is noteworthy of any major medical facility . At my last visit, Jordan Molstre PT and DPT, quickly analyzed my problem and provided me with personal attention and exercises that enabled me to finally recover from a knee operation from 5 years ago. Appomattox citizens should be very proud and happy to have such a wonderful place in the small town that can treat injuries and/or post-operative issues. I highly recommend Robin and her experienced and friendly staff if you need a great rehab place!!!!!"

Liz K. from Appomattox Office

 

"I had to have an Achilles' tendon surgery in August ... not from a rupture.. but a complete shredding of the tendon! I am a 63 year old female, and this was about to change my life!! After a long recovery period of a cast and boot.. I was finally rewarded with Physical Therapy!!! And... I truly mean rewarded! Joe Spagnolo and his team... Jeffrey and Georgie... are absolutely incredible!! They always listened to my questions and concerns.. and motivated me in ways I didn't even know I need to be motivated!! It is HARD work .. but getting to see them a couple of times a week ... kept me going! Thank you to each of them for helping me to resume a normal way of life!!! I will be able to walk and look for seashells, at the beach with my grandchildren! They become more than therapist .. they become friends for life!!! This is the place you want to be! The Best in Lynchburg!!!"

Betsy B. from Timberlake Office

 

"I’ve been going here for awhile now and I enjoy it. They staff is awesome and easy to get along with. I would definitely recommend coming here to everyone!"

Joe G. from Bedford Office

 

"An excellent rehab facility. I have been improving from the first day I visited. The staff are professional, friendly and care about their clients. I recommend this facility to people needing rehab for walking, balance and strength."

Maggie C. from Clifton Street Office

 

"I initially went to the Rustburg Rehab Associates of Central Virginia office for physical therapy because the location is convenient, but they met and surpassed my expectations. I have received physical therapy there to treat two different problems. The first was about four years ago for treatment after a shoulder procedure and the second was for treatment of lower back pain. I was extremely pleased with the professional way they approached my treatment and the outcome both times was beyond my expectations. I did do the home exercises as directed by my therapists and continue to do the exercises at home as recommended which is needed to help maintain the attained improvement. My thanks go out to the great staff at the Rustburg office and if you need physical therapy, I would surely recommend them. "

Patricia D. from Rustburg

 

"They are all very caring and work well together."

Angie M. from Appomattox Office

 

"I would highly recommend this office I have improved from a broken wrist more at this facility than I did in 2 months at another place in as little as 13 weeks"

Peggy A. from Appomattox Office

 

"January 30, 2018 The Appomattox staff provides excellent PT services that addresses my specific health needs. Consequently, I am better able to perform physically with less pain such tasks as walking and climbing steps. The Appomattox Team is highly recommended to anyone in need of physical therapy to improve their health ."

Marylin R. from Appomattox Office

 

"Everyone at this office is super nice and really help you. I always leave feeling much better then when I went in. I can also tell that I am improving, its a slow process but definitely improving!"

carolyn s. from Appomattox Office

 

"Can't say enough good things about RACV Appomattox. Office, All personnel and therapist are friendly, efficient and cordial. They explain your needs and best ways to work for improvement.. They stay with you during your exercising to see that you are working properly and as instructed. I have been to other facilities and find none as good. As you progress your program is altered to help continue improvement and feel good about yourself as your get better. RACV APPOMATTOX IS THE BEST "

Virginia C. from Appomattox Office

 

"The employees at the Appomattox office are always friendly and helpful. While taking my wife in for rehab, I experienced a problem with my back. Had ex rays and was checked out by an Orthopedic Physician and found no major problem. Talked with the physical therapy employs and after looking at my ex-rays they suggested several exercises that may help under my Silver Sneakers program. These exercises have been a tremendous help to me and probably have kept me from having surgery. Joel C"

Joel C. from Appomattox Office

 

"Everyone at the Appomattox location were great to work with..they made every session enjoyable during the "workouts". I gained so much more than what I went in for and feel so much better because of it..Jordan was my therapist and I could not have ask for any better..thank you all of the staff for your help and support."

LINDA B. from Appomattox Office

 

"After a major back surgery 15 years ago. I have battled chronic back pain, spasms and weakness. After a recent MRI that revealed 2 bulging discs and 2 unsuccessful epidurals I saw Dr. Andy Tatom. After 1 visit, my nerve pain was relieved so significantly that I could sleep through the night and resume most activities that were previously impossible due to pain. The staff here are attentive and aware of my individual needs and my experience here has been excellent in every way. I strongly recommend Andy and his incredible staff to any patient struggling with back pain before proceeding to any other treatments! "

Amy F. from Clifton Street Office

 

"Surgery and recovery are a team effort; the patient, surgeon and staff and the PT crew. The "team" at racva Timberlake has proved to be beyond my expectations! The knowledge, professionalism and personal care are a package deal from everyone. I had a total ankle plus talus replacement, which is unusual to be done together. They did not miss a beat..sometimes I was apprehensive and not sure. They always explained and walked me carefully through the transition. I still have a little ways to go but I am so far along in recovery that I get excited about going to PT! The Timberlake Team is partly responsible for my progress. they are an answer to my prayers that God would show me who to go to! They are a Blessing to anyone in need of PT. 'so informed, professional and caring. Thanks:)"

Cheryl M. from Timberlake Office

 

"Staff was friendly. No wait time."

Kimberly B. from Hurt and Altavista Office

 

"It is my pleasure to give my testimonial for the entire staff at Rehab Associates at the Monelison Clinic for the following reasons: 1. The courtesies expressed to me at all times were exceptional by all. 2. Everyone on staff is polite while greeting me as well as attending to me. 3. The staff is always cheerful 4. Attending to my medical condition 5.Answering any questions I have 6. Giving me specific appropriates activities to perform 7. demonstrating certain exercises so I understand them 8. Asking pertinent questions to be sure I understand them 9. Reviews of exercises to assure that they are done correctly 10.Keeping detailed and accurate data on my progress 11. I noticed the equipment is continually cleaned and maintained. I feel very blessed and fortunate to have access to this establishment with this particular staff. I have nothing but praise for the entire staff at Rehab Associates Monelison and my PT Michelle Camarata for healing my back to normal again"

Vincent C. from Monelison Office

 

"Everyone of the professionals at Bedford have been super! I am finally working without leg pain and feel I am very much improved. I would highly recommend Dr. Hunt and her staff for anybody! They have their act together. "

Charles P. from Bedford Office

 

"This is a wonderful, caring place. When you come in the door you are greeted with a smile and the receptionist is very helpful and will answer any and all questions you have. I am currently seeing Abbey McClanahan and she is a Wonderful Physical Therapist. As a matter of fact, everyone there is AWESOME!! They all make sure you are on the right track to recovery. The facility is clean and the equipment is up to date and they explain every detail as to what each is used for. I never expected to get injured, or who does, but on my healing journey, I have encountered some of the BEST people at rehab associates in Rustburg . I have to tell you, the first day I went into the door and in pain, they all made me very comfortable and left with a smile on my face because of the GREAT PEOPLE THERE. I HIGHLY recommend this facility to anyone who may need physical therapy. "

Tammy C. from Timberlake Office

 

"Recent post op for a total knee replacement and having PT at the Appomattox location. My PT is Dr. Glover, she is professional, knowledgeable, and the most caring person. I am making great strides, and would like to thank everyone at the Appomattox location."

DEBRA D. from Appomattox Office

 

"I met Rhonda (from the Hurt office) in a restaurant. She seen me with a neck brace on and recommend Rehab Associates, if not I would have gone to Lynchburg. The services were excellent; especially Rhonda & Jessica. Thanks B Heater"

Benny H. from Hurt and Altavista Office

 

"I got injure in a car accident. I went to the physician, after a month taking medicine for the pain and not getting better. My physician recommended me to do physical therapy. I have been there for 6 weeks doing the therapy with great results. There are good facilities, they have a really good staff helping you and encouraging you. I have to say that English is not my first language and there is Mr. Mitchell that speaks a good Spanish. I'm glad for been there."

Yadira M. from Timberlake Office

 

"Rehab Associates offers the best physical therapy in the entire area. They are thorough and keep you moving toward your goals with easily self measured progress. Everybody knows what they're doing and moves seamlessly from activity to activity. You have one-to-one therapy every step of the way. Therapists are specific in their instructions and critique what you're doing so that you' do the activities correctly. When they finish your initial evaluation you are given a home program, if appropriate, to begin immediately. On my first visit back I went through my home program to show I knew how to do them correctly. They have added additional exercises since beginning, many in response to my concerns about specific problems. I could not ask for a more engaged program. So glad to be here and look forward to each session. "

Barbara P. from Moneta Office

 

"Everybody that works here are great to work with. I have just completed my rehab. I would like to thank my therapist jordan molstre for working with me and his assistant martha. Would recomend them to anyone ."

Ralph H. from Appomattox Office

 

"I loved coming to therapy, I looked forward to it. I feel so much better now thanks to Abby. Jordan made it very fun,everyone there is so nice."

Joshua D. from Rustburg

 

"I have a 31 yr. old high level cervical injury (C4/5) & am now living with paralysis on my entire right side. I was referred to the Bedford, VA practice for some strengthening & balance issues. Having had this injury for 3 decades now, I have certainly seen my share of rehab facilities. For sure, I have seen "the BEST of them..and I have seen the REST of them". Trust me when I tell you that this facility is among the BEST of them. The therapist that has been assigned to me there @ Rehab Assoc. in Bedford is nothing less than outstanding! Dr. Richard Thom is quite thorough & articulate. He listens to what you have to say & I believe that we are both picking up helpful hints from each other. I wasn't sure how he was going to be able to deal with such a "thankless" injury such as mine whereas there will most likely not be any miraculous change but he is doing quite a good job. I would without any hesitation refer anyone to this facility & undoubtedly I'd also direct them to Dr. Thom for their care. Rehab Assoc. is quite fortunate to have this brilliant young man on their staff!"

BRENDA W. from Bedford Office

"I have been at this location four times after surgery. I have always been treated with respect. Everyone there is very professional and concerned about you and how you are proceeding with your treatment. I would recommend this location to anyone that needs rehab. They make you feel at home and part of their family. Great Rehab center."

Charlotte G. from Appomattox Office

 

"When I came in here I was in a lot of pain at times about enough to make me cry by using Aleve on a regular bases the pain became bearable. My Doctor told me to do physical therapy which people told me wouldn't do much for me. From the beginning of my experience all the staff I had contact with were very nice. Jordan was the one who sought to my needs and helped me through my process. In a few weeks I started to feel the difference. I would recommend to my friends and family Appomattox especially Jordan. Sincerely Audrey Ragland."

Audrey R. from Appomattox Office

 

"Dr. Tatom—Just wanted you to know I am now pain free!! We’ll, I’ll call a 98% improvement/ pain free. Since the last dry needling I have had NONE of the reflexive “sharp pinch” upon bending. and sitting The persistent ache along my spine has steadily lessened and is infrequent. Standing is not a major problem. I still have brief and mild episodes, but they seem to be lessening. You finally got the villains! That last drone strike did it. It took a while, but you did a great job. I’m still doing my stretching and strengthening. I hope I never see you again. Thanks, Andy."

Niel N. from Amherst Office

 

"Great practice - loved it"

Harrison H. from Bedford Office

 

" First,I'm very thankful that the VA gave me the out base therapy. I'm also glad that Rehab Associate has help me recover. I do have some pain. You'll have done so much for me.Thank you."

Thurman E. from Amherst Office

 

"The Timberlake Team of Sam Foster, PT, DPT, Brandon Sheriff, PTA, and Zack Clifton. Their patient, Valerie said that they were top notch and she truly appreciated everything they have done for her. She said that with her being in a motor vehicle accident and her first time doing Physical Therapy she’s had a very positive experience from the beginning and said that she’d highly recommend us to anyone that she knows!"

Valerie L. from Timberlake Office

 

"“Thanks Dr. Beuerle to you and all the staff at the Moneta office. The treatment Verne and I received was first class and the best part, we are now pain free. You and the staff are very knowledgeable, professional, caring and have a good sense of humor. We will certainly recommend you to anyone we hear of needing physical therapy. Thanks again.”"

Maria S. from Moneta Office

 

"I wanted to pass on my sincere thanks to you and your staff for all your help with my knee in recent months. I found Rehab Associates and the people who work there to be both terrifically professional and humane at the same time, and I have great confidence in the work you do. Hopefully our paths will cross again, though not (I hope) because of rehab problems. Thank you again, Mark "

Mark A. from Amherst Office

 

"When I started this program, I was hardly able to walk for any distance and my balance was really, really bad. But after about 6 weeks of therapy, I had regained my stability and was able to walk further and climb steps. Dr. Lindsay Allen helped me immensely and her team could not have been any nicer. They worked with me and had a lot of patience and I’ve enjoyed the whole experience and am now working on my own. "

Marshall H. from Hurt and Altavista Office

 

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