Learn more about Commonwealth Physical Therapists
Director of Physical Therapy
- Danielle Fishburn, PT, DPT
- Maggie Fitzgerald, PT, DPT
- Courtney Harvey, PT, DPT, ATC
- Kate Hammersmith, PT, DPT
- Kristin Amiraian Grohs, MSPT, OCS
- Cristin Reed, PT, DPT
- Saba Shapouri, PT, DPT
- Katie Canestrano, OTR/L, CHT
- Virginia Fox, LPTA, MS
- Jennifer Konchar, MSPT
- Hugh McGee, PT
- Deana L. McNeely, PT, DPT
- Elizabeth Read, DPT
- Amy Sanderl, DPT
Fair Oaks Clinic
- Jennifer Ott, MPT
- Phillip Headrick, PT
- Tyrone Heitmann, MPT, MTC
- Kristen Kirk, DPT
- Chris Thompson, PT
- Jean Wang, MPT
- Jennifer E. Cox, DPT
- Anulekha Momin Kallarakal, PT, DPT
- Jacqueline Nyren, MSPT
- Sarah Wolbrom, PT, DPT
- Michelle Zarnegar, DPT, COMT
- Barbara Kapas, DPT
- Adam Cecil, PT, DPT, ATC
- Danelle Leuenberger, MSPT
- Allison N. McArthur, PT
- Karen Popovich OT, CHT
- Rachel Tate, DPT
- Jennifer White, PT, DPT
- Katie Kaiser, PT, DPT
- Heather Barnes, PT, DPT
- Maria Nasralla, DPT
- Sydney Stan, PT, DPT
- Hanne Walleck, PT, DPT
- Sharon Zehender, MSOTR/L, CHT, CLT
Commonwealth Physical Therapists
Originally from the small town of Waterville, Maine, Rachel moved to the DC area during high school. To pursue a career in physical therapy, Rachel entered Ithaca College where she graduated cum laude. She earned her Masters of Physical Therapy with a minor in health sciences and then her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006. During her time at Ithaca College, Rachel interned in various physical therapy settings, including a skilled nursing facility, a level 1 trauma hospital, an outpatient orthopaedic center, and a sports medicine clinic.
Rachel’s interest in physical therapy began in high school as an active member of the swim & dive, track & field, and athletic training teams. Her interest in athletics made choosing an outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy clinic an easy choice. Rachel joined the Reston office of Commonwealth Orthopaedics in December 2006.
Barbara is originally from Chicago. She graduated from St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Through her many years as a Physical Therapist, Barbara has worked in acute care, home health, pediatrics, outpatient rehabilitation, and research. She was on the academic advisory board for the Physical Therapist Assistant program at College of DuPage in Wheaton, Illinois. She was also an instructor for the program in the Physical Therapy Assistant program at College of DuPage for many years. Prior to coming to Commonwealth Orthopaedics, Barbara worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. where she continues to occasionally work as needed in the outpatient and inpatient Physical Therapy departments.
Adam was born in Florida and came to Southern Maryland with his family on military orders as a child. His childhood consisted of playing year round sports which included soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. He completed his undergraduate degree with a duel major in Athletic Training and Exercise Science at Towson University. During this time, he had the privilege to work with the U-19 USA National Lacrosse Team, collegiate football players, and with numerous high school athletes. After working as an Athletic Trainer for a high school in Baltimore, Adam completed his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Maryland, Baltimore. His graduate level clinical affiliations consisted of working at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, with club and intramural sports teams at University of Alabama, and two settings in Florida which consisted of a private orthopedic clinic and a national inpatient center.
If you cannot find Adam in the office he is probably enjoying his love for the beach and traveling. He spends his free time exploring the great outdoors with activities such as hiking, snorkeling, and skiing. Adam’s most recent hobbies include learning to play the guitar and fun-run charity races around the district.
Originally from upstate New York, Danelle moved to Northeastern Pennsylvania after graduating from High School where she attended College Misericordia, now known as Misericordia University. While at Misericordia she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She has been practicing physical therapy in the out-patient setting with an emphasis on orthopedic rehabilitation for nearly ten years.
Allison was raised in a military family, living in multiple locations in the United States and overseas. Throughout her childhood, Allison enjoyed participating in sports, especially gymnastics and swimming. She continued swimming competitively at Bradley University, where she received her physical therapy degree in 2000.
Allison began her professional career as a physical therapist in the Northern Virginia area, where she has been working for eight years. She has always enjoyed out-patient orthopedics and has worked at Commonwealth's Reston office for the past six years.
Allison lives in Centreville with her husband and new baby girl. In her free time, she enjoys water sports including scuba diving and snorkeling.
Karen graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1988 with a BS degree in Occupational Therapy. After graduating from UCA, she moved to Central Florida where she focused on traumatic hand injuries & worked with orthopedic hand surgeons in developing therapeutic protocol. In 1993, she attended a nationally-recognized hand therapy residency program in Mesa, Arizona and subsequently earned the prestigious Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) designation. After moving to Northern Virginia in 2007, Karen joined Commonwealth Orthopedics as a Certified Hand Therapist with over 20 years experience in Occupational Therapy.
Karen resides in Potomac Falls with her husband and three children. In her spare time, she volunteers at her children's elementary school and year-round swim team . In addition to caring for her patients, Karen enjoys running and skiing & stays busy driving her three active children to lacrosse, swim team and guitar lessons.
Jennifer was raised in Herndon, Virginia attending Herndon High School where she was part of the dance team. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and went on to pursue physical therapy. She did her post-graduate study at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia where she attained her Master’s and Doctorate in physical therapy.
Initially, she worked in the hospital setting at Inova Alexandria Hospital and later focused on her passion of out patient orthopedics at Leesburg Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine at Lansdowne. She currently resides in Ashburn, Virginia and sees patients in the Reston office. Jennifer enjoys running on the W&OD trail and recreational sports.