Get to know the AID Performance Physical Therapy team by clicking on their photos below:
Andrew Dombek, PT, MSPT, CMTPT, CGFI
Owner and Founder
Andrew has been living and working in Loudoun County since 2004. He previously worked at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland and Binh Tran’s Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Washington, DC. Having had enough of the city, he decided to take his brand of physical therapy out to the suburbs of Virginia where he opened his first PT clinic, Arthritis and Sports Physical Therapy (in Sterling). After two years there he decided it was time to go out on his own in 2006 and set up AID Performance Physical Therapy.
Andrew works extensively with all his physical therapists and spends a vast amount of his time ensuring our treatment plans keep pace with the rapid advancements that make physical therapy so effective and such a 'go-to' profession for people aged 35-64.
Andrew famously worked with many of Washington DC’s finest from the everyman up to the titans of industry and politics. Also while at PTSM he had the opportunity to work exclusively with some of the finest athletes and performers who were in town performing at Kennedy Center.
Andrew enjoys working with athletes of all ages and is now the team physical therapist for the Broad Run High School Spartans football team as well as many of their other school sports. He does not limit himself to just the Spartans, he proudly works with many of the top athletes from the surrounding Ashburn high schools like Briar Woods, Rockridge, John Champe, Freedom, and Stone Bridge. He is a specialist in treating the lower back, hip, knee, ankle and shoulder. Andrew is excellent at empathizing with his clients as he has lived through a myriad of injuries in his life including breaking his ankle, wrist and thumb, spraining his ankles, wrists and shoulders, straining his lower back, neck, quads and hamstrings, pulled and torn muscles, as well as undergoing lower back surgery at 17 (ending his football playing career) and knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Having been through all of these injuries throughout out his life, Andrew is a rare expert in understanding the psyche of returning to your sport after injury. Helping people stay active and giving back to his community are his passions. These characteristics have helped Andrew become an expert Physical Therapist and his clinic become the premier clinic for runners in Northern Virginia.
Andrew is a very proud Dad of a beautiful girl named Eden, and when he's not at work, or spending time with his wife Tanya and daughter Eden, you can likely find him in the gym, on his bike, in a swimming pool or out on the streets running. In his spare time, Andrew helps coach his daughter’s basketball team and formerly was one of her Recreational Soccer Team Coaches.
Fact: Ask Andrew about how he helped a young baseball Pitcher become the first major league pitcher to ever come back from a medial flexor tendon (the muscles on the inside of his right elbow) re-attachment procedure.
Qualifications: PT, MSPT, CMTPT
Born: Manhassett, NY
Raised: Gaithersburg and Germantown, MD
Now lives: Ashburn, VA
Place: Charleston, SC
Restaurant: Restaurant Marvin, Washington, DC
Vacation: The Beach
City: Florence, Italy, and NYC
TV show: Big Bang Theory
Film: Swingers and Shawshank Redemption
Singer/Group: Billy Joel and Pearl Jam
Celebrity: Ken Griffey Jr.
Book: The Natural.
Team: Redskins, Capitals, Nationals (Yes he is a “homer”)
Hobbies: Running, playing with his daughter, watching Football and Hockey, playing poker
Matthew DiFede, PT, DPT
Matt has a passion for making a difference to people’s lives and is one of our top Sports Physical Therapists. He has a proven track record for the fast recovery of muscle injuries, and is expertly trained in Dry Needling. He enjoys treating muscle or sports injury, lower pack problem, shoulder or knee issues. Matt is the 'go-to' expert in treating kids for miles around and will be great for you. Matt has experienced numerous injuries including a back injury which caused him to miss his final lacrosse season at the University of Delaware.
Matt had the chance to be a part of a sports medicine team which included DO, Sports Psychologist, and strength coaches to best treat Division 2 athletes at Nova Southeastern University. This gave Matt a wealth of knowledge on how to integrate Manual therapy with the strength and conditioning goals of his clients.
Tip: When you're with Matt for treatment, talk to him about his nutrition and diet plans and the ways he can help you get fitter, stronger and faster than anyone else around.
Qualifications: DPT from University of Miami, CMTPT Born: Santa Maria, California Raised: Hauppuage(Long Island), NY Now lives: Herndon, VA
Place: Savannah, GA Restaurant: Smokehouse Live/Buffalo Wild Wing Food: BBQ Vacation: Negril, Jamaica TV show: Game of Thrones, Ray Donovan Film: Boondock Saints, Tommy Boy, Rocky (all of them except 5) Singer/Group: Jason Aldean Celebrity: Dwayne “The Rock’ Johnson Book: Lone Survivor Sports: Lacrosse, Golf, Hockey, Basketball, Football Team: New York Rangers, Miami Dolphins Hobbies: Golf, Gym, playing with my 2 year Siberian Husky
Maryanne Chalmers, PT, CLT joins us with an extensive career in physical therapy from which she brings vast experience from many different therapy settings, including orthopedic and sports physical therapy. Prior to moving to Northern Virginia she co founded and ran her own clinic in Annapolis, MD. Maryanne is a graduate of Ithaca College’s distinguished physical therapy program. She is an avid tennis player, Tuscarora Girls JV Lacrosse coach, club lacrosse coach for 3D girls program and loves biking on the WO +D trail. She lives in Leesburg with her husband Alec a former Navy football player and two children, David a junior at Dartmouth College playing D1 football and Anna a varsity lacrosse player and junior at Tuscarora HS along with their dog, moose. Maryanne uses a collaborative approach with her clients actively listening to get to the root of their problem/injury to help them return to the activities they love. She loves educating athletes on changes they can make to prevent injuries, increase strength and improve performance.
Qualifications: PT, CLT Born: New York, NY Raised: Long Island, NY Now lives: Leesburg, VA
Place: Charleston Sc Restaurant: Fireworks in Leesburg VA Food: Mexican Vacation: Beach City: New York TV show: The Office Movie: Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban Singer/Group: Van Morrison/ Zac Brown Band Book: The Girl on the Train Sports: Girls Lacrosse, Tennis
Team: Dartmouth Football and Washington Redskins Hobbies: Coaching, Tennis, Biking
Tyler Love, BS, PTA, FMS
Physical Therapist Assistant
Tyler received his Bachelor of Science degree from West Chester University with a focus on exercise science and nutrition. To further his career, he pursued his next degree at Harcum College where he studied to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. He has had prior PTA experience at an outpatient facility as well as various clinical rotations including outpatient orthopedics, skilled nursing facilities, and fitness centers. Tyler plans on pursuing certifications in A.R.T, CSCS, and joint mobilizations. Tyler enjoys working with patients of all ages and diagnosis but his biggest passion is getting athlete's back on the playing field. Tyler has suffered two shoulder injuries himself and his passion to get into the Physical Therapy field grew when his Grandfather underwent cancer surgery and had to relearn how to walk in a year long stint of rehabilitation.
Born: Camden, New Jersey Raised: Delran, New Jersey Now lives: Ashburn, Virginia
Place: Nashville, Tennessee Restaurant: Whistlers and Cooper's Hawk Winery Food: Mexican or Italian Vacation: Anywhere with water TVshow: Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, Power, and The Bachelor Film: Jurassic Park Series, Lord of the Rings Series, and Good fellas Singer/Group: Jason Aldean, and Drake Celebrity: Hugh Jackman and Jason Statham Book: The Maze Runner Series Sports: Golf, Bowling, Boxing, Off-Roading, and Drag Racing Team: New York Yankees, Oakland Raiders, and Philadelphia Flyers Hobbies: Golf, Gym, Drag Racing, Tattoos, Off-Roading, Gun Range, Rollerblading, anything the Fiance makes me do
Physical Therapy Aide
Brian has started out as one of our PT Aides at the clinic and is trained on the various exercises taught at the clinic. Acting as an extra set of eyes for the therapists, he often assists them with the set up and demonstration of functional movement exercises. This allows the therapists to spend more specialized time working on manual treatments! Very team oriented, you may see him helping out at the front desk during peak hours as well!
Tip: Ask Brian about his road trip adventures last summer! He literally drove across the states and up and down the east coast and has lots of adventure stories!
Born: Northern Virginia Now lives: Northern Virginia
Place: Colorado Restaurant: The Village Cafe Food: Seafood Holiday: Thanksgiving City: Los Angeles TV show: The Big Bang Theory Film: Pearl Harbor Singer/Group: Linkin Park Celebrity: Will Smith Book: The Catcher In the Rye Sports: Football
Physical Therapy Aide
Mark is a recent graduate from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He is currently in the process of acquiring his certification in Strength and Condition (CSCS) and is in the processing of taking his GREs exam in the pursuit of becoming a Physical Therapist.
Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings/Chipotle
City: Washington D.C.
TV shows: Gotham/ The Crossing
Film: Step Brothers
Celebrity: Will Ferrell
Book: The Outsiders
Sports: Basketball & Football
Team: Washington Wizards & Redskins
Hobbies: Playing & watching sports, hiking, working out, motorcycle riding, anything adventurous.
Licensed Massage Therapist
After working in the telecom industry for over 18 years Melissa decided that she finally needed to leave Corporate America and go back to school for something she loves doing. She became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2015 after many years of helping friends and family with tight muscles and pain management. Melissa is also a Group Exercise Instructor specializing in Strength Training, Cardio Conditioning and Flexibility. Melissa enjoys massaging all body types but specializes in working with people who have tension causing posture issues and athletes of all kinds.
Melissa is a very proud mother of two boys, Kaleb & Kyle and girl, Olivia who keep her spare time very busy. When Melissa is not massaging she is teaching various fitness classes, hiking, swimming, walking and running and is currently training for her 2nd Marathon.
Qualifications: LMT Born: Elmira, NY Now Lives: Ashburn, VA
Place: Anywhere near the water, especially the ocean Restaurant: Mokomandy in Sterling Food: I love it all! Holiday: Halloween City: Oahu TV show: Supernatural & The Walking Dead Film: Practical Magic & The Lord of the Rings Series Singer/Group: Anything Except Country Celebrity: I don't really have one favorite Book: The Outsiders Sports: Football & Hockey Team: Buffalo Bills Hobbies: Reading, Running, Hiking, Swimming
Teresa was born in Colorado Springs and raised in Kansas and Oklahoma. She grew up playing sports including basketball and softball. She went to college at Dodge City Community college where she got her Associates of Applied Science and Child Care certificates. She then moved on to Fort Hays State where she got a minor in English Lit.
Teresa was a Head Start Director for about 17 years and moved to Virginia 12 years ago and married her husband Robert. She has been doing medical billing since then.
She enjoys all sports and her husband is a mens’ softball coach.
Teresa's favorite pastime is spending time with the grandkids and reading (she enjoys all kinds of books).
Place: Austin Texas Restaurant: Olive Garden Food: Pasta or Steak Vacation: Beach City: Austin Texas TV Show: Chicago PD Movie: Thor and Thorn Birds Singer/Group: Like all variety of music. My favorite is Garth Brooks. Celebrity: LL Cool J Book: Love to read. Don’t really have a favorite Team: I am a Minnesota Vikings fan, Oklahoma Sooner and Cincinnati Reds and a LA Lakers Fan. Sports: Love all sports but College football and basketball is my favorite Hobbies: Reading and traveling
Julia is a recent graduate from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences. She hopes to pursue a degree in nursing to take the next step in her plans of becoming a pediatric oncology nurse practitioner.
She was born and raised in Northern Virginia. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog, Finley.
Place: North Carolina Restaurant: Blue Ridge Grill Food: Mexican/Japanese Vacation: Outer Banks, NC
City: Nashville TV shows: The Office/Grey’s Anatomy Film: Harry Potter (all of them) Singer/Group: Thomas Rhett/Ed Sheeran Celebrity: Ellen Degeneres Book: The Year We Disappeared Sports: Hockey Team: Washington Capitals and JMU Football
Hobbies: Drawing, going to country concerts, hanging out with family and friends, hiking, kayaking and fishing
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