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- Jo-Anne Burton, PT, DPT - Director of Physical Therapy
- Shannon Haynie - Physical Therapy Operations Manager
- Danielle Fishburn, PT, DPT
- Maggie Fitzgerald, PT, DPT
- Courtney Harvey, PT, DPT, ATC
- Annie Henry, PT, DPT, ATC
- Kristin Amiraian Grohs, MSPT, OCS
- Cristin Reed, PT, DPT
- Virginia Fox, LPTA, MS-Clinic Manager
- Katie Canestrano, OTR/L, CHT
- Whitney Headrick, PT, DPT
- Jennifer Konchar, MSPT
- Hugh McGee, PT
- Deana L. McNeely, PT, DPT
- Elizabeth Read, DPT
- Amy Sanderl, DPT
Fair Oaks Clinic
- Jennifer Ott, MPT
- Clinic Manager
- Tyrone Heitmann, MPT, MTC
- Kristen Kirk, DPT
- Chris Thompson, PT
- Jean Wang, MPT
- Jennifer E. Cox, DPT
- Nick Grillo, PT, DPT
- Anulekha Momin Kallarakal, PT, DPT
- Sarah Wolbrom, PT, DPT
- Michelle Zarnegar, DPT, COMT
- Rachel Tate, DPT
- Adam Cecil, PT, DPT, ATC
- Mike Hurley, PT, DPT
- Barbara Kapas, DPT
- Allison N. McArthur, PT
- Karen Popovich OT, CHT
- Jennifer White, PT, DPT
- Katie Kaiser, PT, DPT
- Heather Barnes, PT, DPT
- Samantha Fontaine, DPT, ATC, CSCS
- Maria Nasralla, 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.
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.
Mike was originally born in Ohio. However, his fatherís career as one of the US militaryís elite Army Rangers led him through a unique childhood. He attended 12 different schools in 9 different states all before high school. He graduated high school in a suburb of Columbia, SC and then attained a BS in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolinaís #1 ranked Exercise Science program. He continued his education with a MS in Health, Exercise, Sport Science from The Citadel in Charleston, SC. During this time he participated in research sponsored by Under Armor and worked with Citadel Cadets and scholarship athletes in a variety of performance settings. Mike completed his DPT at the University of St. Augustine, which is highly regarded for their specialization in manual therapy. During this time he worked with a variety of patient populations in both outpatient and inpatient facilities. He specialized in neuromuscular re-education and retraining movement patterns at Brooks Neuro-Rehabilitation. Prior to joining the Commonwealth team he was instructing PT students at the University of St. Augustine in neuromuscular re-education courses.
Outside of the PT profession, Mike is a Tae Kwon Do, kick-boxing, and self-defense instructor. He holds a fourth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has trained under former Tae Kwon Do Korean National Champions, Pan-Am Game Kick-Boxing Champions and UFC World Champions.
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.
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. Jennifer has seen patients in the Reston office since 2007 and has been certified in dry needling. She currently resides in Ashburn, Virginia with her family and enjoys running and biking on the W&OD trail and recreational sports.