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

Larry Hess

Director of Rehabilitation


Larry Hess brings his experience to AIDPPT as Director of Rehabilitation working for the Washington Redskins for the past 18 years, the last 10 being Head Athletic Trainer and the first 8 as Director Of rehabilitation. Both a Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer, Larry will share his knowledge and expertise to ensure you have a successful rehabilitation and return back to a high level whether on the playing field or work force.

He began his career in professional sports in 1998 with the Miami Dolphins as a training camp intern. He spent three seasons with the Dolphins while attending physical therapy school. He also served as head athletic trainer at Dunbar High School in Fort Myers, FL.A native of Pittsburgh, Hess earned his Bachelors Degree in Life Science in 1998 and his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy in 2001, both from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Larry has three sons: Matthew, Zachary, and Jonathan. He is excited to continue his career outside of professional sports while remaining in Loudoun County.

Larry Hess

Sarah White

DPT Physical Therapist


Sarah is a Loudoun County native and grew up in Leesburg, VA. She graduated from Arcadia University near Philadelphia with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in January 2020. She completed her undergraduate work at Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. Sarah has been a member of the APTA since 2017.

Sarah has a strong interest and background in orthopedic injuries as well as post-operative rehabilitation. She has had her share of sports-related injuries through recreational soccer and competitive figure skating and enjoys working with athletes to get them back onto the field and ice. As a runner, Sarah has a strong background in endurance training and enjoys working with avid runners looking to return to sport. Sarah also has experience working with a variety of neurological conditions such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and strokes throughout her clinical internships. She even worked as a specialty exercise instructor for people with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease. Sarah is passionate about promoting overall physical wellbeing to all her patients and dedicating time to underserved communities both locally and abroad through programs such as Girls on the Run and Hearts in Motion in Guatemala.

Qualifications: PT, DPT
Born: Fairfax, VA
Raised: Leesburg, VA
Now Lives: Ashburn, VA

Favorites

Place: The Outer Banks
Restaurant: Tuskie’s
Food: Mexican
Vacation: Beach or Ski-cation
City: Stowe, VT; Amsterdam, Netherlands
TV show: New Girl and Game of Thrones
Film: All Star Wars
Singer/Group: Halsey and Panic at the Disco
Celebrity: Tom Hanks
Book: Outlander series
Sports: Running and skiing
Teams: The Eagles, the Phillie Phanatic, Nats, and Caps
Hobbies: Running, hiking, biking, skiing, walking her dog, playing the flute

Sarah White

Brittany Tickle

Exercise Science Expert


Brittany was born in Fairfax, VA. She just recently graduated from Liberty University (Lynchburg,VA) with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science. She also played on the Division One women’s Lacrosse team.

During her free time she stays active by running with her dogs, exercising at the gym, and spending time with her family. Brittany is now pursuing her career in Physical Therapy and hopes to become a Physical Therapist one day.

Born: Fairfax, VA
Raised: Chantilly, VA
Now Lives: Winchester, VA

Favorites

Place: Greece, Italy, Ireland, Germany
Restaurant: Taco bell
Food: Sushi
Vacation: Orlando, FL
City: New York City
TV Show: Friends
Movie: Elf
Singer: Rascal Flatts
Celebrity: Matthew McConaughey
Book: Pound the Stone
Team: Dallas Cowboys
Sports: All
Hobbies: Reading and Running

Brittany Tickle

Melissa Flowers

 


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Favorites

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Melissa Flowers