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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Ivy joined AID Performance Physical Therapy in 2017. She has devoted years into being a Customer Service Specialist. Prior to AIDPPT, she helped manage a family-owned restaurant in Sterling called Romano’s. During her free time, she enjoys weight lifting, attending concerts, exploring new places and spending time with loved ones. Ivy is very passionate about staying active and on the go. (It makes relaxing and downtime much more appreciated!) Eventually, she hopes to travel and try different foods from across the world.
Place: The Gym, The Beach Restaurant: I prefer a nice home cooked meal Food: I literally eat everything except yucky onions. I also have THE biggest sweet tooth. Holiday: Tied between Halloween and Thanksgiving (sweets and home cooked food lol) City: Clearwater, FL TV show: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, One Tree Hill Film: All Adam Sandler movies before "Click" Singer/Group: N'Sync, Stain'd and Chris Stapleton Celebrity: Adam Sandler, Chad Michael Murray & Will Ferrell (hard to choose) Book: More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (classic) Sports: Football Team: PATRIOTS BABYYYYY!!!! Hobbies: Lifting, eating, arts n’ crafts, brewery/winery/distillery hopping
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