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Physical & Occupational Therapists

Our highly-trained rehabilitation team help patients restore lost mobility and reduce pain, both before and after surgery

Physical Therapists (PTs) and Occupational Therapists (OTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility - in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects. Similar to our PTs are our Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs), who work under the direction and supervision of our physical therapists. All PTAs complete an intensive education so that they can provide our patients with the same care and attention as our PTs during their follow-up visits.

 

Our devoted therapists specialize in an extensive range of conditions including post-surgical rehabilitation, arthritis and tendinitis. In addition to their work at Arthritis & Sports, each of our therapists regularly attend continuing education seminars in the areas of orthopaedics, neurology, and sports medicine.

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Dianne Husick, MPT

Dianne Husick, Physical Therapist (MPT), rejoined Arthritis & Sports Physical Therapy in 2012 after previously working with Arthritis & Sports for 5 years. Dianne received her Master of Physical Therapy degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 1995.

Dianne specializes in treating all general orthopaedic conditions specifically joint replacements, ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, Achilles tendon repair, bicep tendon repair, shoulder instabilities, and sports injuries involving the knee, shoulder, hip, and ankle. Through her previous employment and education, Dianne brings over 16 years of experience in orthopaedics and sports injuries. She specializes in manual treatment techniques, including joint and soft tissue mobilizations, functional and neuromuscular education, therapeutic exercises, and patient education. Her goal is to help patients return to their pre-injury status, including activities of daily living, recreational and sports participation.

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Howie Huynh, OTD, OTR/L

Howard (Howie) Huynh, Occupational Therapist (OTD), joined Arthritis and Sports in 2023. He received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science. He was a personal trainer and exercise physiologist for five years then went off to receive his Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree from Emory and Henry College in Marion, VA in 2023.

Howie is an occupational therapist specializing in hand therapy driven by his profound commitment to improving his patients’ daily lives and functional independence. He strives to empower clients to overcome their challenges, fostering a path to enhanced well-being and meaningful engagement in their occupations and activities.

Aside from work, Howie enjoys reading, powerlifting, playing board games, snowboarding, and riding his Onewheel. In addition, he enjoys tending to his plants and patiently waiting for his monsteras to unfurl new leaves.

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Susmita Koppella, DPT

Susmita Koppella, Physical Therapist (DPT), joined Arthritis and Sports in 2017. Susmita received her Bachelor of Physical Therapy from NTR University of Health Sciences in 2012 and then she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in 2021.

Susmita specializes in working with patients diagnosed with general orthopedic conditions including sports-related injuries and post-surgery patients related to the shoulder, spine, hip, knee, and ankle. Susmita is one of our many providers that has received advanced training in dry needling, a therapeutic technique that many patients benefit from. Her goal is to achieve patients’ functional recovery through manual therapy techniques, prescribing exercises, and patient education.

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Caroline Lee, MPT

Caroline Lee, Physical Therapist (MPT), joined Arthritis & Sports Physical Therapy in 2007. Caroline received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Economics from Lafayette College in 1991 before obtaining her Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 1994.

Caroline specializes in treating all orthopaedic conditions, specifically spine and pelvic problems and injuries, and sports injuries involving the knee, shoulder, hip, and ankle. Through her previous employment and education, Caroline brings over 16 years of experience in general orthopaedics, rehabilitation, and outpatient services.

In addition to her work at Arthritis & Sports Physical Therapy, Caroline enjoys playing and coaching numerous sports. She is currently a coach for the Sterling Youth Soccer Association and Algonkian Tribe Lacrosse Club.

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Ashley Norman, DPT

Ashley Norman, Physical Therapist (DPT), joined Arthritis & Sports Physical Therapy in 2018. Ashley received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in 2015.

Ashley specializes in treating all general orthopaedic injuries, including sports-related injuries, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff repair.

In addition to working at Arthritis & Sports Physical Therapy, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

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Roshan Patel, DPT

Roshan Patel, Physical Therapist (DPT), joined Arthritis and Sports in 2016. Roshan completed his undergraduate studies in Biology and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and continued with his post-graduate education by attending Southwest Baptist University to complete a clinical doctorate degree in Physical Therapy.

Roshan specializes in working with patients diagnosed with general orthopaedic conditions related to the shoulder, elbow, spine, hip, knee, and ankle. He works with several post-surgical patients who have undergone surgeries, such as: total joint replacement (hip, knee, and shoulder), ACL/meniscal repair, rotator cuff repair, biceps tenodesis, Achilles tendon repair, ankle ORIF surgeries, laminectomy and discectomy, and cervical and lumbar fusion surgeries. Roshan specializes in using many treatment interventions, including the use of therapeutic modalities and exercise, neuromuscular education, and manual therapy techniques like joint mobilizations, soft tissue release, manual traction, and muscle energy techniques. Roshan is passionate and empathizes with his patient’s needs, focusing on improving their overall functional status.

In addition to his work at Arthritis & Sports Physical Therapy, Roshan teaches a general fitness class at a senior center on a volunteer basis. In his spare time, Roshan enjoys hiking, swimming, and basketball.

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Hannah Portell, OTD, OTR/L

Hannah Portell, Occupational Therapist (OTD), joined Arthritis and Sports in 2023. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science from Bridgewater College in 2019. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree from Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 2022.

Hannah specializes in working with patients with a variety of orthopaedic injuries and conditions, including those related to the hand, wrist, and elbow. Hannah is passionate about treating patients as a whole person and helping them return to their desired daily activities.

In addition to working at Arthritis & Sports Physical Therapy, Hannah enjoys exercising, riding horses, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Eleni Russow, DPT

Eleni Russow, Physical Therapist (DPT), joined Arthritis and Sports in 2020. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from James Madison University in 2017. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado in 2020.

Eleni specializes in working with patients with a large variety of orthopaedic injuries and conditions, including those related to the shoulder, spine, hip and knee. She is certified in Dry Needling level 1 and enjoys using this technique when needed in order to optimize patient’s recovery. Eleni is passionate about treating patients as a whole person and targeting their functional goals.

In addition to working at Arthritis & Sports Physical Therapy, Eleni enjoys hiking and traveling.

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Megan Bobsin, PTA

Megan Bobsin, Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), joined Arthritis & Sports Physical Therapy in 2016. Megan received her Associate of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant from Northern Virginia Community College in 2016.

Megan specializes in treating all general orthopaedic injuries, including sports-related injuries, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff repair.

In addition to working at Arthritis & Sports Physical Therapy, Megan enjoys exercising and staying active.

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Devon Wilson, PTA

Devon Wilson, Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), joined Arthritis & Sports Physical Therapy in 2021. Devon received her Associate of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant from Northern Virginia Community College in 2021.

Devon specializes in treating all general orthopaedic injuries, including total joint replacements, sports-related injuries, and rotator cuff repair.

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