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Physical Therapy Solutions is a group of outpatient physical therapy clinics with locations in Mechanicsville, Downtown Richmond, and Innsbrook, VA. For each of our patients we provide:

heartPassionate Care:
Owned and operated by a physical therapist, Physical Therapy Solutions will combine compassionate effort with the best technology to ensure you the best results in the shortest time possible.

Communication:
Simply stated, the best laid plans, void of effective communication will fail.  Physical therapy is a unique, dynamic, process in which a major factor in success is helping you help yourself.

PeopleCustomer Service:
Just because it’s medical doesn’t mean customer service doesn’t matter. We may not solve the maze of insurance, but will actively guide you to have a full understanding of what we’re providing.

Serving the Greater Richmond Area’s Physical Therapy Needs for Over 10 Years

 

For questions or comments
please email us at info@physicaltherapysolutions.net

Mechanicsville

Mechanicsville

8201 Atlee Road, Suite D
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Phone: (804) 569-1787
Fax: (804) 569-9787

Monday & Wednesday
6:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday
6:00am – 7:00pm
Friday 6:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 7:30am – Noon

Located across from Memorial Regional Hospital, Physical Therapy Solutions- Mechanicsville serves the eastern parts of the Greater Richmond Area. This clinic is within a short drive of all high schools in Hanover County, as well as many other high schools in the area. Physical Therapy Solutions provides athletic training services for Henrico, Highland Springs, Hanover, and King William High Schools.

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Innsbrook

Innsbrook 

4101 Cox Road, Suite 301
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone: (804) 716-0457
Fax: (804) 716-0496

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
7:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday 12:00 – 7:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – Noon

Our Innsbrook location in Glen Allen, VA serves the West End of Richmond and Henrico County. Located just 5 minutes from Short Pump Town Center near the corner of Cox and Broad and the Silver Diner, this location is within a ten minute drive of multiple high schools in Henrico County, as well as numerous private schools in the area.  We offer extended hours to cater to the needs of the Glenn Allen community with appointments available both before school/work and after hours.

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Downtown

Downtown Richmond / Ballet

407 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 840-0845
Fax: (804) 980-7734

Monday & Wednesday
7:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday
7:00am – 5:30pm
Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm

Our Richmond Physical Therapy clinic is located inside the Richmond Ballet building on Canal Street. Our downtown location serves the heart of Richmond, with availability to meet the needs of those working downtown. At this location, we also meet the physical therapy needs of the company dancers for The Richmond Ballet, including on site care for each performance. Convenient off street parking is available for those on their way to or from work by bike or car. We understand that life can be busy, so we offer flexible scheduling to the residents and work force of Downtown Richmond.

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Services

At Physical Therapy Solutions, we will provide physical therapy services that are not only designed to maximize your clinical outcome, but are personal and caring in nature. We take pride not only in our quality care and outcomes, but also in our level of customer service. We will strive to maximize clinical outcomes through extensive evaluation and treatment of symptoms and a proactive approach to addressing the underlying biomechanical causes.

Non-Operative & Post-Operative Extremity Care

The staff at Physical Therapy Solutions uses both hands-on manual treatment techniques as well as exercise based treatment programs to address a wide variety of non operative and post operative diagnoses. We believe both methods, when used together, provide the best possible outcome. Also, we understand that everyone responds differently to treatments. That is why each plan of care is tailored to each individual’s needs.

Total Joint Rehabilitation

No matter the joint affected; knee, hip, shoulder, or ankle, the staff at Physical Therapy Solutions will help you get back to the highest level of function possible, while controlling pain and other side effects of a joint replacement surgery.

Exercise and Manual Based Spine Rehabilitation

While there are several ways to treat the spine, we at Physical Therapy Solutions believe a comprehensive approach that uses both hands-on manual techniques and exercise based treatment techniques provide the best outcomes possible. It is our goal to get you back to the activities you love as fast as possible.

Custom Foot Orthotics

Physical Therapy Solutions offers both over the counter and custom molded foot orthotics to help alleviate your pain and symptoms by helping to correct biomechanical issues affecting the ankle and foot. By helping to correct mechanical flaws, orthotics can help you return to a pain free lifestyle and activities you love.

Sport Specific Evaluation & Treatment

At Physical Therapy Solutions, we strive to decrease your recovery time and facilitate a quick return to the sports you love. Our staff have a diverse background of upper level athletics, maintain active lifestyles, and have close working relationships with local athletic organizations. Our understanding of biomechanical demands combined with first-hand knowledge of sport specific techniques, skills, and proper form gives us a unique expertise and ability to get you safely back to your previous level of competition and beyond.

Slow Motion Video Analysis

Some things just happen too fast to detect with the naked eye. From running form and gait analysis to pitching and throwing mechanics, Physical Therapy Solutions uses slow motion video analysis to pinpoint and identify potentially dangerous mechanical flaws that could lead to injury. Once the flaws are diagnosed, the cause of these issues can be addressed and a correction plan can be established to keep you safe and injury free.

Dry Needling Treatment

Available at our Mechanicsville and Downtown/Ballet clinic, dry needling is an invasive procedure that involves inserting a solid filament needle into a myofascial trigger point within a muscle. This process promotes mechanical and biochemical changes within the muscle without the use of medication. When used as an adjunct to a physical therapy program, dry needling can effectively relieve pain and improve mobility.

Center For Work Performance Services

FCEPhysical Therapy Solutions provides high quality care to injured workers by creating a rehabilitation program that is tailored to that individual’s job. Physical Therapy Solutions Offers:

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s)
  • Permanent Impairment Discernments
  • Disability Evaluations
From prevention to post-injury rehabilitation and safe, sustained return to work duties, we provide an integrated approach to ensuring overall client satisfaction. Our licensed therapists will review your specific needs and co-develop programs designed to expedite your return to work, as well as positively impact future injury costs.
 
Our experience in Worker’s Compensation and Disability complimented by our national network of partners, ensures quality care, client-focused solutions, and communication. We are available to meet with you and work towards creating individualized programs.
 

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Elliott serves as the director of the Center for Work Performance at Physical Therapy Solutions.   He has 25 years of clinical experience in performing functional capacity evaluations, disability determinations, and permanent impairment discernments.  He also served as the director of the work restoration program at HealthSouth for 12 years during his tenure there.  He has a Master’s degree in exercise physiology from Eastern Illinois University and was board certified as a disability examiner, CDE II, in April of 1997 through the National Association of Disability Evaluation Professionals, (NADEP).  His exemplary board examination earned him the Robert W. Sandell Award in July of 1998 for outstanding examination scores and exemplary research applied to the Certified Disability Examiner certification examination.  In his free time, Elliot enjoys golf, skiing, and hiking, and he is an avid woodworker and keeper of marine reef aquariums.

FAQ

For Additional Questions Please Contact Us

Can I choose where I want to have therapy?

Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.

Do I need a physician referral to receive therapy?

With the exception of Medicare patients, we operate in a direct access state where, if your insurance plan authorizes self-referral to physical therapy, a physician referral is not necessary for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. Please check with your insurance though as many health insurance plans require a physician’s referral for therapy to be covered. We also offer treatments, services and/or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.

Will Insurance Cover My Visits?

At Physical Therapy Solutions, we participate in most health care plans and accept a variety of smaller plans. Additionally, we offer a variety of flexible self-pay and payment plan options. We understand that your injury may have a profound impact on your finances and are committed to finding a way to help you in a cost effective manor.

Many plans require that you make a co-payment at the time of your visit. We accept cash, check, or credit cards.

Some insurance plans may require that you get authorization from them before you visit us. Since this varies by plan and can be quite confusing, and sometimes overwhelming, please allow our staff to assist you. We do, however, encourage you to take an active role and share communication you receive from your insurance company with us. It is our goal that there be no “surprises” when it comes to the financial side of healthcare.

Does your facility submit claims to my insurance company?

As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.

Your First Visit:

Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.

What Do I Need to Bring to My First Visit?

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to fill out initial paperwork.

You should also bring a copy of your prescription your physician gave you as well as a driver’s license and your insurance cards.

What Should I Wear to My Visit?

Comfortable, loose clothing and athletic shoes. For women with shoulder or back problems, a tank-top or sports bra under your t-shirt would be ideal. For hip/knee and ankle issues, shorts are encouraged, as we will need to be able to access the injured area.

Our Team: Mechanicsville

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Alan Pietruszkiewicz, MSPT
Owner / Physical Therapist

Alan Pietruszkiewicz is a native of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Active in every sport imaginable in high school, he came to Virginia Commonwealth University in 1990 on a track scholarship. He graduated in 1996 from Virginia Commonwealth University (MCV Campus) with a Masters of Physical Therapy.

Practicing for 10 years in Richmond for HealthSouth, Alan has fostered relationships throughout the Richmond area treating patients from 200 different physicians. His clinical interests have led him to continuing education lectures throughout the United States on shoulder, ankle, and knee rehabilitation.

Alan has served as the team Physical Therapist for the Richmond Renegades. Additionally, he has worked with Olympic figure skaters along with a number of professional baseball players. A long-time supporter of Hanover and Henrico County Athletics, he enjoys working with high school athletes along with his general orthopedic patients.

 

Jason Kelley, PT, DPT
Clinical Director / Physical Therapist

Jason received his masters and doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University.  His career began in Richmond with HealthSouth, and he served as a staff therapist for the Richmond Renegades and Richmond Speed.  In 2001, he returned to Pittsburgh, PA, where he was born and raised, to accept a position working with the team physicians for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins organizations.  His relationship with one of the top hip surgeons in the country allowed him to acquire unique skills in the area of treating hip disorders and associated pelvic pain.  He continued his professional growth five years later building a clinic for Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, where he established relationships with the Pittsburgh Pirates and provided care to many professional, collegiate, and high school athletes.  His interests in treating spinal pain triggered the development of a case study regarding treatment of thoracic pain in adolescents, which was published in 2006 for the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy.  Jason returned to Richmond with his family in 2011 to join PT Solutions as the Clinical Director of the Mechanicsville location.  Upon his return, he has developed relationships with and treated several Washington Nationals baseball players and coaches. He has continued to advance his skills in the treatment neck and back pain.

Julie Wilson, PT, DPT, ATC
Physical Therapist

Julie graduated from Saint Francis University with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 2003. While studying at Saint Francis, she also completed her athletic training internship working closely with the Division 1 soccer and basketball teams. Upon graduation, she obtained licensure in Virginia to practice physical therapy and athletic training. She has worked in sports medicine/orthopedic clinics for 10 years and has served as the head athletic trainer for a local high school for 6 years.  To further advance her clinical skills, she completed manual therapy coursework through the University of Saint Augustine and obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. Currently at Physical Therapy Solutions, she is a senior physical therapist. She is a member of the APTA, its orthopedic section, and the NATA. Her treatment philosophy focuses on manual therapy to restore painfree mobility, exercise programs for strength and endurance with correct biomechanics, and patient independence to reach individual goals. She thrives on learning through continuing education opportunities with emphasis in manual therapy, spine, running, and foot/ankle. Outside the professional world, Julie enjoys spending time with family and training for local running races and triathlons.

Jared Kuhmerker, PT, DPT, CSCS
Physical Therapist

Jared was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, taking an interest in athletics at a young age. A multi-sport athlete throughout high school, Jared was an All-American swimmer in the 100-yard breast stroke at TC Williams High School. Jared went on to study biochemistry and cell biology at Bucknell University, where he was a Division I baseball player from 2005-2009 and was a member of the 2008 Patriot League Championship team. Jared then continued his education, receiving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University (MCV Campus). While in graduate school, Jared became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Since starting at Physical Therapy Solutions, Jared continues his athletic endeavors through weight training and racing triathlons, while maintaining a strong interest in baseball and treating overhead athletes.

Rebecca Ward, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Rebecca joined PTS right after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in 2012. She is a native of Midlothian, Virginia where she began running cross-country and track at James River High School. She continued running for The College of William and Mary, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.

As a runner, Rebecca has developed a special interest in treating this population, but enjoys working with all types of patients.  She has continued her education by attending numerous weekend courses which have covered information on effective treatment for runners and advanced manual skills for many orthopedic conditions.

Hallie Wilson, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Originally from Goldsboro, North Carolina, Hallie was a scholar athlete throughout high school playing volleyball, soccer, and tennis. She attended the University of North Carolina for her undergraduate studies and was a cheerleader for the Tarheels, cheering them on during their NCAA Tournament Final Four appearance in 2000. Hallie went on to complete her graduate studies at the University of North Carolina, receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007. She joined Physical Therapy Solutions in 2010 and has focused her continuing education on vestibular issues and advanced manual courses. She is an avid endurance athlete having participated in half-marathons, full-marathons, and triathlons. 

Forest Rice, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Forrest joined PTS as a student in 2009 after completing his undergraduate degree in Exercise, Sport, Health Education from Radford University. Shortly after, he was accepted into the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Virginia Commonwealth University (MCV Campus) and continued to work through school as a rehabilitation tech at the clinic. Forrest is now one of our team’s physical therapists and enjoys the wide variety of patient cases he sees at PTS. As native of Mechanicsville, Forrest grew up playing a variety of sports in and around Hanover County. Due to his background, he thoroughly enjoys working with the young local athletes and strives to get them back onto the playing field. In his free time, Forrest can be found golfing, fishing, running, or woodworking.

Wren Blackwell, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Wren Blackwell grew up in Mechanicsville, Virginia and attended Hanover High School, where she played varsity soccer. She earned her BS summa cum laude in exercise science from Virginia Commonwealth University and found her passion for clinical research investigating adolescent obesity. Wren earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with University Honors from Columbia University, where she completed the Advanced Orthopedic Track and traveled to Ohio for a clinical internship focusing on treating endurance athletes. She is a published research author in the field of prosthetic function and earned the Dr. Alma S. Merians Research Award from Columbia for her contributions to advancing the field of physical therapy.

While at PTS, she has continued to conduct clinical research investigating knee cartilage defects with Dr. William Nordt of OrthoVirginia. She enjoys treating people of all ages with a variety of orthopedic injuries. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, playing soccer, and spending time with family and friends.

Innsbrook / Glen Allen

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Kevin Black, PT, DPT
Clinical Director / Physical Therapist

A native of Wise County, Virginia, Kevin Black has been active his entire life playing football, baseball, and basketball. After graduating from The University of Tennessee with his Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology, Kevin furthered his education at Virginia Commonwealth University attaining a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. His tenure at Physical Therapy Solutions began during his graduate school studies as a Rehabilitation Tech. He began his career as the head Physical Therapist for Highland Springs High School where he treated athletes in all sports and activities. Kevin has been the Clinical Director at the Innsbrook location since 2013. Most of Kevin’s continuing education is focused on the treatment and management of athletes as well as general orthopedic injuries. In his free time, Kevin enjoys playing golf, skiing, weight lifting, and running.

Wren Blackwell, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Wren Blackwell grew up in Mechanicsville, Virginia and attended Hanover High School, where she played varsity soccer. She earned her BS summa cum laude in exercise science from Virginia Commonwealth University and found her passion for clinical research investigating adolescent obesity. Wren earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with University Honors from Columbia University, where she completed the Advanced Orthopedic Track and traveled to Ohio for a clinical internship focusing on treating endurance athletes. She is a published research author in the field of prosthetic function and earned the Dr. Alma S. Merians Research Award from Columbia for her contributions to advancing the field of physical therapy.

While at PTS, she has continued to conduct clinical research investigating knee cartilage defects with Dr. William Nordt of OrthoVirginia. She enjoys treating people of all ages with a variety of orthopedic injuries. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, playing soccer, and spending time with family and friends.

Mackenzie Cherry
Administration

Mackenzie joined PTS in 2013 as a valuable member of our support team. She handles all administrative aspects of our Innsbrook Clinic, ranging from insurance verifications to assisting patient’s with scheduling. Mackenzie graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with her Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematical Sciences. She enjoys teaching yoga and barre classes in her free time.

Downtown Richmond / Ballet

Laura Phillips

Laura Phillips, MSPT, CMTPT
Clinical Director, Physical Therapist

Laura received her Master’s of Physical Therapy from West Virginia University in 2006.  She joined PTS in March 2008 and is currently the clinical coordinator and lead physical therapist for the Richmond Ballet.  Along with general orthopedics, Laura has a special interest in the treatment of performing artists and hypermobility syndromes.  She has completed a clinical internship with Alvin Ailey American Dance company and continuing education courses through the Harkness Center for Dance Medicine, University of St Augustine and Northeast Seminars with Kevin Wilk.  Most recently she has completed advanced training and certification in the dry needling course program of Myopain Seminars and is a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT).

Wren Blackwell, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Wren Blackwell grew up in Mechanicsville, Virginia and attended Hanover High School, where she played varsity soccer. She earned her BS summa cum laude in exercise science from Virginia Commonwealth University and found her passion for clinical research investigating adolescent obesity. Wren earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with University Honors from Columbia University, where she completed the Advanced Orthopedic Track and traveled to Ohio for a clinical internship focusing on treating endurance athletes. She is a published research author in the field of prosthetic function and earned the Dr. Alma S. Merians Research Award from Columbia for her contributions to advancing the field of physical therapy.

While at PTS, she has continued to conduct clinical research investigating knee cartilage defects with Dr. William Nordt of OrthoVirginia. She enjoys treating people of all ages with a variety of orthopedic injuries. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, playing soccer, and spending time with family and friends.

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Patient Forms

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New Patient Registration Form Packet

Functional Outcome Questionnaires

Monthly Newsletter

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