Physical Therapy

Comprehensive Physical Therapy Services and Facilities

Recognized as a leader in Orthopaedic care in the Hampton Roads area, Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists initiated Physical Therapy and Hand Therapy services in 2004 to better serve our patients. Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists Physical Therapy (AOSPT) now has 5 locations in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk. Each of our facilities is staffed with experienced, Licensed Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Certified Hand Therapists. Everyone on our PT team is committed to providing the highest level of care. All of our facilities feature the very latest in advanced physical therapy tools, technologies and equipment, all of which move our patients through their rehabilitation toward recovery.

Each patient referred to us receives a therapy evaluation and development of a plan of care which is then shared with the treating physician. A goal-oriented treatment program will be initiated by the appropriate therapist and will be designed to treat the orthopaedic problem(s). Our ultimate goal is for our patients to return to an active lifestyle at home and at work. The treatment progression includes instruction and education on protective body mechanics to facilitate healing and protect from future injury; manual skills to stretch, mobilize, or stabilize a joint(s) to restore proper functional motion; therapeutic exercises and functional activity training to improve motion, muscle strength, and stabilization endurance capacity of the orthopaedic areas involved.

Darrell Becker, MA, PT

  • Director
  • BS Degree in Physical Therapy, VCU- Medical College of Virginia, 1986
  • MA Degree in Exercise Physiology, University of Maryland, 1981
  • Orthopaedic experience 1986

Cindy Cooper, OTR/L, CHT

  • Certified Hand Therapist, 1992
  • BS Degree in Occupational Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina, 1987
  • Member of the Advisory Board for Tidewater Community College COTA Program
  • Orthopaedic experience since 1990

Cindy Free, LPTA, CDE II

  • Industrial Rehabilitation Coordinator
  • Associates Degree, Physical Therapy Assistant, Tidewater Community College, 1986
  • Certified Disability Examiner II from NADEP, 1997
  • Industrial Rehabilitation experience since 1994
  • Orthopaedic experience since 1986

CAMELOT LOCATION

Darrell Becker, MA, PT

  • Director
  • BS Degree in Physical Therapy, VCU- Medical College of Virginia, 1986
  • MA Degree in Exercise Physiology, University of Maryland, 1981
  • Orthopaedic experience 1986
  • Clinical Interests: Sports Medicine and Spine Rehabilitation
  • Training in McKenzie, Mulligan, Maitland, and muscle energy manual therapy techniques;
    Spine Stabilization techniques.

Claire Williams, DPT

  • Camelot Clinic Team Lead
  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, VCU-Medical College of Virginia, 2004
  • BS Degree in Exercise Physiology, Longwood College, 2001
  • Orthopaedic experience since 2005
  • Clinical Interests: Sports Medicine, LE and Foot/Ankle Rehabilitation; Spine Rehabilitation
  • Training in custom foot orthotics fabrication; Return to sports rehab for pitchers, golfers, and
    runners.

Christina McCarville, DPT

  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, Old Dominion University, 2012
  • BS Degree in Science Kinesiology and Health, Iowa State University, 2007
  • Orthopaedic experience since 2012
  • Clinical interests and training: Geriatric Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Rehabilitation.

Beth Doughtie, DPT

  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, Southwest Baptist University, 2015
  • BS Degree in Exercise Science, Old Dominion University, 2010
  • Orthopaedic experience since 2015
  • Clinical interests: Sports Medicine and Pediatrics

Cindy Cooper, OTR/L, CHT

  • Certified Hand Therapist, 1992
  • BS Degree in Occupational Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina, 1987
  • Member of the Advisory Board for Tidewater Community College COTA Program
  • Orthopaedic experience since 1990
  • Clinical interests: Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation; lymphodema Rehabilitation
  • Training in custom splits fabrication; Kinesio Taping; manual edema mobilization.

Cindy Free, LPTA, CDE II

  • Industrial Rehabilitation Coordinator
  • Associates Degree, Physical Therapy Assistant, Tidewater Community College, 1986
  • Disability Examiner II from NADEP, 1997
  • Industrial Rehabilitation experience since 1994
  • Clinical interests and training: Functional Capacity Testing; Impairment Rating Testing;
    On-site Ergonomic Training; and Work Conditioning.

James Scott, COTA

  • Tidewater Community College
  • Received an Associate’s Degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant, 5/2012
  • Certified Occupational Therapist, 4/2013
  • 5 years of outpatient orthopedic experience
  • Clinical Interests: Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Training: Splint fabrication; Kinesio-taping; soft tissue mobilization

Rick Lainhart, PTA

  • Tidewater Community College
  • Received an Associate’s Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant, 5/2017
  • Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, 2017
  • Clinical Interests: Sports Medicine; Back Rehabilitation

DEPAUL LOCATION

KEMPSVILLE LOCATION

Beth Shultz, DPT

  • Norfolk Clinical Team Lead
  • MS Degree in Physical Therapy, College Misericordia, 2004
  • Orthopaedic experience since 1990
  • Clinical interests: Spine rehabilitation and geriatric rehab
  • Training in manual joint mobilization techniques (Paris); McKenzie techniques for spine rehab.

Jodi Harrity, DPT

  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, University of Scranton, 2005
  • BS Degree in Science, University of Scranton, 1999
  • Orthopaedic experience since 2000
  • Clinical interests: Spine Rehabilitation; Vestibular Rehab; Sports Medicine; Geriatric rehab
  • Training in Manual Therapy: Muscle energy, strain counter-strain, and cranial-sacral techniques.

Ryan Davis, DPT

  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, Old Dominion University, 2012
  • BS Degree in Health Fitness, George Mason University, 2008
  • Orthopaedic experience since 2012
  • Clinical interests: Sports Medicine and the running athlete; Foot/Ankle rehabilitation
  • Training in the use of Dartfish for gait/running video analysis; McConnell and Kinesio-Taping
    techniques.

Ruth Tubb, OTR/L, CHT

  • BS Degree in Occupational Therapy, Medical College of Georgia, 1990
  • Certified Hand Therapist, 2000
  • Orthopaedic Experience since 1990
  • Clinical interests: Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation; Clinical instructor and presentor
  • Training in upper extremity splinting; Kinesio Taping techniques; Certified clinical instructor (AOTA).

Janet Noe, PTA

  • Tidewater Community College
  • Received an Associate’s Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant, 5/1986
  • Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, 1986
  • 30 years of outpatient orthopedic experience
  • Clinical Interests: Total Joint Rehabilitation; Geriatrics; Extremities Rehab.

Brooke Barnes, DPT

  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine, 2017
  • BS Degree in Exercise Science, Radford University, 2015
  • Clinical Interest: Manual Therapy; Sports Medicine

PRINCESS ANNE LOCATION

Jamie Beasley, MS, PT

  • Princess Anne Clinical Manager
  • MS degree in Physical Therapy, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 2002
  • Orthopaedic experience since 2002
  • Clinical interests: Sports Medicine; Spine Rehabilitation
  • Clinical training in Mulligan, strain counter-strain, and muscle energy manual therapy techniques; Kinesio, McConnell, and Mulligan Taping techniques.

Andrew Coulter MS, DPT

  • Princess Anne Assistant Clinical Manager
  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, Old Dominion University, 2009
  • BS Degree in Exercise Science, High Point University, 2005
  • Orthopaedic experience since 2012
  • Clinical interests: Spine rehabilitation; Sports Medicine; Foot/Ankle Rehabilitation
  • Clinical training in McKenzie, Mulligan, myofascial release manual therapy techniques.

Lankhue Dinh, PT

  • BS Degree in Physical Therapy, Winston-Salem State University, 2000
  • Orthopaedic experience since 2000
  • Clinical interests: Spine Rehabilitation; Sports Medicine
  • Clinical training in McKenzie, strain counter-strain, and myofascial release manual techniques.

Sally Proulx, DPT

  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, Old Dominion University, 2012
  • BS Degree in Biology, Houghton College, 2009
  • Orthopaedic experience since 2012
  • Clinical interests: Sports Medicine and the running athlete; ACL rehabilitation
  • Training in Kinesio and McConnell Taping techniques; Soon to be Certified in Sportsmetrics
    and ACL injury prevention program.

Morgan Mathias, DPT

  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, Marquette University, 2013
  • BS Degree in Exercise Physiology, Marquette University, 2011
  • Orthopaedic Experience since 2013
  • Clinical interest in Sports Medicine and Lower Extremity Rehabilitation

Alexandra Fackrell, OTR

  • Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University, 1993
  • BS Degree in Health Education and Therapeutic Recreation, Old Dominion University, 1988
  • Orthopaedic Experience since 1993
  • Clinical interests: Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation; UE to Hand Prosthetic Training and use

Elizabeth Medway, MSOTR/L, CHT

  • MS Degree in Occupational Therapy, Columbia University, 2012
  • Certified Hand Therapist, 2018
  • Orthopaedic experience since 2016
  • Clinical interests: Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
  • Clinical training in custom splint fabrication for the upper extremity; kinesio taping techniques; myofascial and edema manual techniques

Robin Webb, COTA

  • Tidewater Community College
  • Received an Associate’s Degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant, 5/1999
  • Certified Occupational Therapist, 1999
  • 14 years of outpatient orthopedic experience
  • Clinical Interests: Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Training: Splint fabrication

Kristin Wilkerson, PTA

  • Old Dominion University, BS in Exercise Science, 5/2010
  • Tidewater Community College
  • Received an Associate’s Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant, 5/2016
  • Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, 2016
  • Clinical Interests: Total Joint Rehabilitation; Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Training: Kinesio-taping; Balance and Functional training

Susie Bousquet, MS, OTR

  • Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy, Tennessee State University, 2017
  • BS Degree in Kinesiology, Louisiana State University, 2015
  • Clinical Interest: Hand and UE Rehabilitation; Sports Medicine
  • Training: UE Custom Splint fabrication; Certified Exercise Physiologist, American College of Sports Medicine, 2016

CHESAPEAKE LOCATION

Danielle Black, DPT

  • Chesapeake Clinic Team Lead
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Old Dominion University, 2009
  • BS in Exercise Science, James Madison University, 2005
  • Orthopaedic experience since 2009
  • Clinical interests: Spine rehabilitation and Sports Medicine; Gait Analysis in runners
  • Training in McKenzie techniques; Kinesio and McConnell Taping techniques.

David Gregory, MS, PT

  • MS Degree in Physical Therapy, Old Dominion University, 1997
  • BS Degree in Physical Therapy, Old Dominion University, 1981
  • Orthopaedic experience since 1981
  • Clinical interests; Spine rehabilitation; Functional Dry Needling; Sports Medicine
  • Training in McKenzie and Mulligan manual therapy techniques;
    Level 1 Kineticore Functional Dry Needling.

Derek Morris, DPT

  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, Southwest Baptist University, 2015
  • BS Degree in Exercise Science, Old Dominion University, 2010
  • Orthopaedic experience since 2015
  • Clinical interests: Sports Medicine; Gait Analysis; Vestibular Rehabilitation

Angela Adams, OTR/L, CHT

  • Certified Hand Therapist since 2018
  • Certified Physical Agent Modalities Practitioner (CPAM) since 2013
  • Certified AOTA Fieldwork Educator
  • BS Degree in Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin Lacrosse, 2006
  • Orthopaedic experience since 2007
  • Clinical interests: Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation; Geriatric rehabilitation
  • Clinical training in custom splint fabrication for the upper extremity; kinesio taping techniques.

Morgan Parker, PTA

  • Tidewater Community College
  • Received an Associate’s Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant, 5/1991
  • Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, 1991
  • 26 years of outpatient orthopedic experience
  • Clinical Interests: Back Rehabilitation; Knee and Shoulder Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Training: McKenzie techniques for the Spine

HAND PROGRAM           

  • Treat surgical and non-surgical UE injuries/dysfunctions at all 4 therapy locations
  • Custom splinting available

Key Contact: Cindy Cooper, OTR and Certified Hand Therapist at 321-4284

RETURN TO WORK PROGRAM

  • For the injured worker—Workers Compensation
  • Testing (Functional Capacity Evaluations/Testing; Impairment Ratings; Functional

Baseline Assessment) performed at the Camelot location

  • Work Conditioning at all 4 locations (Job simulation tasks in preparation to return to work)

Key Contact: Cindy Free, LPTA and Certified Disability Examiner at 321-4284

FOOT AND ANKLE PROGRAM

  • Custom Foot Orthotic fabrication available at our Camelot and PA locations (quick and affordable)

Key Contact: Claire Williams, DPT at 321-4284

  • Gait and Running Video Assessment using DARTFISH—at our Norfolk location

Key Contact: Ryan Davis, DPT at 321-3384

SPORTS MEDICINE PROGRAM

  • Treat athletes, recreational, and weekend warriors at all 4 locations
  • AOS Therapy Booth display during various area running events
  • DARTFISH assessment—see below

Key Contact: Rebecca Ellis, DPT at 321-4284

DRY NEEDLING PROCEDURE (Chesapeake location)

  • A manual technique, placing a small needle into an involved muscle (at the trigger point) to improve circulation, flexibility, and reduce pain. This procedure is often used in conjunction with other therapeutic techniques (modalities and Ther. Ex.) to reduce and eliminate pain. Performed at our Chesapeake location.
  • Current treatment areas include upper extremities (excluding hands); lower extremities   (excluding feet); C5-T1; L5-S1

Key contact: Dave Gregory, MS, PT at 226-9935

DARTFISH PROCEDURE (Norfolk location)

  • Video Analysis to assess movement. Currently Ryan Davis, MPT is trained to assess

gait and running mechanics while a patient is on a treadmill. If dysfunctions and/or

abnormal mechanics are identified, an individualized therapeutic exercise program and/or sport specific drills will be developed to help improve walking or running mechanics.

  • The DARTFISH assessment is for 1-2x visit(s) at our Norfolk location

Key Contact: Ryan Davis, PT at 321-3384

 

DANCE THERAPY PROGRAM (Princess Anne location)

  • Individualized treatment to dancers possessing musculoskeletal pain/injury
  • Injury prevention—functional dance movement screening
  • Therapist with 20 years experience in classic ballet training

Key Contact: Morgan Mathias, DPT at 368-3284

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