Physical Therapy Forest

The Forest Location Specializes In:

Rehab Associates of Central Virginia Forest Practice

Rehab Associates of Central Virginia (National Practice of the Year 2015)  is an outpatient physical therapy clinic specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine. Our licensed physical therapists Forest have experience in treating a variety of diagnoses. Each new patient will receive an initial evaluation, where we go through the cause of the injury, the affected areas, as well as the patient’s short and long term goals. We also keep in constant communication with your health care provider. This way we can integrate into your existing health care team, promoting faster and more efficient recovery programs.  In addition to physical therapy, we educate and give our patients a home exercise plan developed to enhance their physical therapy program.

1111 Corporate Park Dr, Suite B
Forest, VA 24551

Phone: 434.525.4851
Fax: 434.509.1695

Hours:

Monday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Matt Nolen

Matthew Nolen
Physical Therapist I

Matt Nolen
Matthew Nolen
Physical Therapist I

Matthew Nolen – PT

Forest Clinic Site Director

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) 525-4851

Fax:  (434) 509-1695

Location:  Forest Clinic

Jared Dapkevich
Physical Therapist I

Jared Dapkevich
Physical Therapist I

Jared Dapkevich – PT

Physical Therapist I

Jared is a native of Cary, NC and graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC where he earned his B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science in 2013. During his time at Guilford, Jared was a student-athlete who helped lead the men’s soccer team as team captain. He then received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2018 from Campbell University. Jared has a strong passion for general orthopedics, manual therapy and vestibular-specific rehabilitation and plans on pursuing specialty certifications in these areas. In his spare time, Jared enjoys being outdoors, working out, playing soccer, and most importantly spending time with friends and family.

Phone:  (434) 525-4851

Fax: (434) 509-1695

Location:  Forest Clinic

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

Location: Physical Therapy Forest

Specialization:  Sports Rehabilitation

Jake Tanner
Physical Therapist

Jake Tanner
Physical Therapist

Jake Tanner – PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Site Supervisor

Mr. 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

Location: Physical Therapy Forest

Specialization: General orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports rehabilitation

Michael Richardson
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia

Michael Richardson
Partner, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia

Michael Richardson

DPT, MSPT

Michael 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

Location: Physical Therapy Forest

Specialization: General Orthopedic, Manual Therapy, Spine, Dry Needling and Sports Medicine.

Address:

Rehabilitation Associates Of Central Virginia
1111 Corporate Park Dr, Suite B
Forest, VA 24551

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