Learn more about Commonwealth Physical Therapists
Director of Physical Therapy
- Katie Canestrano, OTR/L, CHT
- Virginia Fox, LPTA, MS
- Beth Geldmacher, DPT
- Taryn Johnson, DPT
- Jennifer Konchar, MSPT
- Hugh McGee, PT, COMT
- Deana L. McNeely, PT, DPT
- Nancy Gaillard, MPT
- Anulekha Momin Kallarakal, PT, DPT
- Kristen Kirk, DPT
- Jennifer Ott, MPT
- Kristin Royen, DPT
- Amy Sanderl, DPT
- Jean Wang, MPT
- Michelle Zarnegar, DPT, COMT
- Barbara Ankney, DPT
- Allison N. McArthur, PT
- Danelle Leuenberger, MSPT
- April Munoz, DPT
- Karen Popovich OT, CHT
- Rachel Tate, DPT
- Jennifer White, PT, DPT
- Kimberly Woo, PT, DPT
- Erin Berk, DPT
- Katie Kaiser, PT, DPT
- Sydney Stan, PT, DPT
- Hanne Walleck, PT, DPT
- Sarah Wolbrom, PT, DPT
- Sharon Zehender, MSOTR/L, CHT, CLT
Commonweatlh Physical Therapists
Leanne was born in Fairfax, Virginia, but shortly after her family moved to Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Her entire childhood was spent there, and she continues to claim it as “home.” Leanne attended Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania and graduated in 2004 with a Master of Physical Therapy, a Bachelor of Health Science, and a minor in Psychology. Following graduation, Leanne volunteered with Cabrini Mission Corps, which landed her in New York, New York. For one year she volunteered in Cabrini Medical Center, providing physical therapy to patients on the inpatient rehabilitation unit. It was through this experience that Leanne decided to venture into outpatient orthopedics and found a love for the atmosphere.
It was also through Cabrini Mission Corps that Leanne was able to get a taste of Colorado for she spent a short time volunteering at a mission site in Golden, Colorado after her volunteer work in New York. Immediately a desire to experience a different part of the country set in, and in 2006, Leanne embarked on a new adventure and moved to Greeley, Colorado. There, she worked in an outpatient orthopedic clinic for five years before relocating back to the East Coast. Leanne came on board with Commonwealth Orthopaedics in August 2011.
While practicing physical therapy full-time in Colorado, Leanne returned to school to work toward a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. In April 2011, Leanne graduated from the University of St. Augustine with her DPT degree.
Outside of the physical therapy world, Leanne has a love for the outdoors. She enjoys running and hiking and snow shoeing in the winter months. Checking out exhibits at museums, watching baseball (especially the Rockies!), attending the theatre, and trying new restaurants are up her alley as well!
Born and raised in Maryland, Beth Geldmacher attended Roanoke College in Virginia earning a BS in Biology before going on to receive her DPT at Duke University. She returned to the Northern Virginia area to be closer to family and joined Commonwealth Orthopaedics in 2004. She works out of the Fairfax office and has outside interests in running, sailing, singing, and more recently, indoor rock climbing.
Kelly Klosner attended Utica College of Syracuse University where she received a Bachelor degree in Health Studies, she continued on there to obtain her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Kelly grew up on Long Island, NY where she worked in an outpatient clinic after graduating college. She first became motivated to be a Physical Therapist after a positive personal experience, she wants to continue to motivate and help others the same way she was. Kelly began working with Commonwealth Orthopaedics after moving to Northern Virginia with her husband and two children. She enjoys exploring the Northern Virginia area and taking her children to all of the museums, parks and zoos.
Daniel was born and raised in northern Virginia. He first became interested in physical therapy after taking a physical therapy class offered by his high school. He attended Shenandoah University where he completed both his undergraduate and graduate studies, ultimately receiving his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Daniel has a strong interest in manual therapy, with special interest in treating sacroiliac dysfunction/low back pain as well as adolescents with orthopedic conditions.
Daniel believes in an active lifestyle and enjoys hiking and kite boarding in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. He has previously been involved with an adaptive ski program and currently volunteers with a local adaptive aquatics program.
Certified Hand Therapist
Sharon is a native of New Hampshire, and has been a ten year resident of DC. She started her education in Exercise Science at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, and Continued on to receive her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002. Hand and upper extremity injuries have always been an interest of hers, and compelled her to achieve her Hand Therapy Certification in 2008. Throughout her career, she has had many work experiences that have turned her into a very client-centered therapist, including working with the amputee population at Walter Reed Medical Center. Sharon also holds her Lymphedema therapy certification, which enables her to focus in on and treat edema in her patients with traumatic injuries, and is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling. She looks forward to treating patients in her position here at Commonwealth, and pushing her patients to reach their maximal potential.
In her spare time, Sharon enjoys photography, spending time walking around DC, and traveling to close by and far off destinations.