Meet The AID Performance Physical Therapy Team

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

Favorites

Place: Charleston, SC
Restaurant:
 Restaurant Marvin, Washington, DC
Food:
 Seafood
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.
Sports:
 Football
Team:
 Redskins, Capitals, Nationals (Yes he is a “homer”)
Hobbies:
 Running, playing with his daughter, watching Football and Hockey, playing poker

Andrew Dombek

Andrew Lengerich, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Senior Physical Therapist


Andrew Lengerich, PT, DPT, CMTPT is originally from Cincinnati, OH. In 2010 he earned his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Miami University in Oxford, OH. Throughout his time at Miami University he worked as a volunteer coach for grade school basketball teams in Butler County. Upon graduation he began the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. Throughout his time at the University of Dayton he was able to travel to China in an exchange program with Nanjing Medical University. He was also able to complete an independent study with the University of Kentucky men's basketball team examining injury prevention and return to sport in elite athletes. Prior to coming to AID Performance Physical Therapy Andrew worked in Fayetteville North Carolina with active duty military. Andrew specializes in working with athletes of all ages and ability recover from musculoskeletal injuries of all types. His favorite injuries to treat are low back and hip injuries, using a full body evaluation to get to the true cause of the injury.

Andrew recently got married in Cleveland Ohio to his wife Emma who is also a physical therapist. In his spare time he enjoys running, reading, and spending time in the woods camping and hiking with his wife Emma and dog Stella.

Qualifications: PT, DPT, CMTPT
Born: Cincinnati, Ohio
Raised: Cincinnati Ohio
Now lives: Fairfax, VA

Favorites

Place: St. Simon Island, Georgia
Restaurant: Bardia’s New Orleans Café, Washington DC
Food: Seafood
Vacation: Mountains
City: Beijing China
TV show: Justified
Movie: Ferris Buellers Day Off and Good Will Hunting
Singer/Group: Anything but country music
Celebrity: Ryan Reynolds
Book: The Girl on the Train
Sports: College basketball
Team: Cincinnati Bengals, Xavier Basketball, Cincinnati Reds
Hobbies: Running, hiking, back country camping, watching college basketball and football

Andrew Lengerich

Matthew DiFede, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist


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.

You can email Matt here: mdifede@aidppt.com

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

Favorites

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

Matthew DiFede

Susie Hansen

PTA


Susie was born and raised in Boise, Idaho and graduated from University of Idaho with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology/Business. Post-graduation she has had several career opportunities including managing a large retail business, corporate representative for Boeing Aerospace and personal trainer/group fitness instructor. Susie is married and has twin boys who attend college in Virginia.

Susie decided to take on a new career in physical therapy because she has always been active and has been a patient herself. She understands how important it is to be able to return to activity as soon as possible. During her time as a Physical Therapist Assistant she has worked with athletes who are trying to get back to their sport as well as recreational athletes who are trying to return to activities they enjoy. Susie is passionate about educating and empowering her patients so they can get back to and continue doing what they enjoy.

When Susie is not working she enjoys lifting weights, swinging kettlebells and doing HIIT as well as she likes to play golf and travel.

Qualifications: BS, LPTA
Born:
 Boise, Idaho
​​​​​​​Raised:
 Boise, Idaho
Has lived in: Seattle, San Francisco, Tulsa, Memphis, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Hilton Head Island
Now lives: Ashburn Virginia

Favorites

Place: The ocean
Restaurant: 
Mon Ami Gabi
Food:
 Italian
Vacation: 
Beach
TV show: 
Big Bang Theory, Law and Order - all of them
Film: 
Forest Gump, Miss Congeniality
Book:
 Harry Potter
Sports: 
Football, Hockey, Soccer, Golf
Team: 
Pittsburgh Steelers/Penguins, Washington Capitals, Liverpool
​​​​​​​Hobbies: 
Gym/kettlebell training, Golf

Susie Hansen

Angela Mari

Nutrition and Integrated Health Coach


After over seven years in neurophysiology and practice management, Angela turned her focus to her passion: Nutrition and integrative health. The rigorous coursework at Maryland University of Integrative Health and clinical rotation at the National Integrated Health Associates confirmed that her heart is in clinical practice. As an Integrative Nutrition Coach, her practice takes a comprehensive look at each individual, not limited to food intake alone but also symptom burden, physical signs, laboratory markers, social support, health & family history, and lifestyle & environmental stressors.

With her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, she honors her academic spirit by pursuing a Master’s Degree in Human Clinical Nutrition & Integrative Health and national recognition as a Certified Nutrition Specialist.

Angela is a Maryland native who moved to beautiful northern Virginia in 2016. She loves to travel; her favorite destinations have been Spain, Australia, South Korea, and Ireland. She also enjoys cooking, bicycling, reading, and playing board games. She is a fierce lover of animals, and has four of her own: two dogs and two cats.

Qualifications: BA Biology, Human Clinical Nutrition & Integrative Health post-grad studies
Born: New York, NY
Now lives: Reston, VA

Favorites

Place: Any Korean bathhouse
Restaurant: Founding Farmers in Tysons
Food: Filipino cuisine
Holiday: Christmas
City: Ibiza, Spain
TV show: Westworld
Film: The Age of Adeline
Singer/Group: Adele, of course
Celebrity: Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård
Book: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Sports: Baseball & football
Teams: New York Yankees & New England Patriots
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, bicycling, reading, playing board games

Angela Mari

Melissa Baldwin

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

Favorites

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

Melissa Baldwin

Jennifer Travis

Office Manager


Jennifer joined AID Performance Physical Therapy in October. Expertly trained in managing and growing medical practices while also ensuring quality patient care and customer satisfaction. Jen has been working in the healthcare industry her whole life. Prior to joining the AID team, Jen was the office manager for one of the busiest pain management practices in Northern Virginia. One of the most important things to her is helping people improve their quality of life however she possibly can. When she is not in the office, Jen enjoys spending time with her family, friends or boxing with her trainer.

You can email her directly for answers to any questions officemanager@aidppt.com

Tip: Ask Jen about her own back injuries. Jen suffered an injury to her cervical spinal cord which ultimately required her to undergo surgery in the summer of 2016. She is back to enjoying life without medication thanks to a great medical team including her surgeon and physical therapist.

Born: Massachusetts
Now lives: 
Virginia

Favorites

Place: Outer Banks North Carolina
Restaurant: 
The Melting Pot
Food: 
Pierogis
Holiday: 
4th of July
City: 
Boston
TV show: 
Below Deck 
Film: 
Serenity
Singer/Group: 
New Kids on the Block (don’t judge)
Celebrity: 
Helene Bonham Carter
Book: 
The Divergent Series
Sports: 
Baseball
Team: 
Boston Red Sox
Hobbies: 
Boxing with my trainer

Jennifer Travis

Brian Vien

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

Favorites

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

Brian Vien

Christina Le

Receptionist


Christina joined AID Performance Physical Therapy in April 2017. She graduated from Virginia Tech with an undergrad degree in Human, Nutrition, Food and Exercise and plans on going to grad school for Physical Therapy. She currently lives at home with her mom and hopes that one day she can help support her. In her free time, Christina loves working out at the gym and is studying to be certified as a personal trainer on the side. She loves anything that keeps her active and healthy.

Tip: Ask Christina about her deadlift. She loves working on legs/lower body for hours at the gym.

Born: Annandale, Virginia
Now lives:
 Leesburg, Virginia

Favorites

Place: California
​​​​​​​Restaurant:
 Sushi Noshi
Food:
 Pizza and sushi
Holiday:
 Christmas
City:
 San Francisco
TV Show:
 New Girl
Film:
 Mulan
Singer/Group:
 Chris Brown
Celebrity:
 Ali Wong
Book:
 None
Sports:
 Football
Team:
 Washington Redskins
Hobbies:
 Working out, Drinking wine with friends

Christina Le