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

Teresa Smith

Office Manager


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).

Born: Colorado Springs
Raised:
Kansas (Mother) Oklahoma (father)
​​​​​​​Now lives:
Leesburg

Favorites

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

Teresa Smith

Caitlin Lucas

Physical Therapist


Cady recently moved to Northern Virginia with her husband and their fur child Harper Mae from North Carolina. She attended Colorado State University for her undergraduate studies and then went on to receive a Master of Science in Biomechanics at the University of Northern CO in 2012. In 2016, Cady attended Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA where she participated in their dual degree program and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and her second Master of Science in Athletic Training. She has completed clinical internships at a variety of settings including the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, United States Air Force Academy and at sports performance clinics in Denver, CO. Throughout school and her internships, Caitlin developed an interest with the athletic population, specifically dealing with injury prevention and concussions. She recently held a unique full-time position with Carolina Orthopedics where she splits her hours working in the physical therapy clinic, as well as being the athletic trainer for Pamlico County High School. She has built a niche with treating knees and hips, more specifically ACL reconstructions.

In her free time, Cady enjoys doing anything outdoors, cheering on the Denver Broncos and Chicago Cubs, and getting to spend time with family.

Qualifications: PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS
Born: Nuremberg, Germany
Raised: All over the US
Now lives: Warrenton, VA

Favorites

Place: Colorado
Restaurant: I like food
Food: Mexican
Vacation: Jamaica, anywhere outside USA
TV show: Friends
Singer/Group: Rascal Flatts
Celebrity: Ellen Degeneres
Sports: Football (to watch); soccer (to play)
Team: Denver Broncos, Chicago Cubs
Hobbies: Running, spending time with husband and dog, travel

Caitlin Lucas

Savannah Ley

Customer Service


Savannah was born in southern California but was raised in Charlottesville, VA. She moved to Northern Virginia in 2014 to works as a flight attendant for a year traveling around the States and Canada. She has been living in Northern Virginia ever since!

She has spent several years working in customer service, she was looking for a job where she felt she was really helping others and found her way into AID PPT. In her spare time, she loves reading, going out with friends, and continues to travel as much as much as possible.

Born: Los Angeles, CA
Raised: Charlottesville, VA
Now Lives: Ashburn, VA

Favorites

Place: Florence, Italy
Restaurant: Samurai Sushi
Food: Sushi
Vacation: Europe
City: Montreal, Canada
TV Show: Game of Thrones
Movie: Miss Petigrew Lives for a Day
Singer: Hozier
Celebrity: Emma Watson
Book: Pride and Prejudice
Team: Washington Capitals
Sports: Hockey
Hobbies: Reading and Traveling

Savannah Ley

Angelo Esposito

Exercise Physiologist


Angelo was Born in Burke, VA. He recently graduated from Coastal Carolina (Conway, SC) with a Bachelors in Exercise and Sport Science. Angelo is always looking to better himself and learn more about wellness, exercise and diet etc. He would like to pursue a NSCA personal trainer certification or begin his journey to becoming a PTA. Before getting into the PT side of the exercise industry, he was a group/individual trainer for all different age ranges and activity levels (athletes – sedentary individuals) at Athletes Addiction in Manassas, VA.

Favorites

Place: California
Restaurant: Bonefish Grill
Food: Italian or Mexican
Vacation: Any Beach
City: Pittsburgh
TV shows: ESPN, Impractical Jokers
Film: The Sandlot
Singer/Group: Future, Young thug, and Migos
Celebrity: Future
Book: Don’t have a favorite (any book)
Sports: Baseball
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
​​​​​​​Hobbies: Sports, Guitar, Reading/Researching/Learning, traveling, finding/listening to music, exercise, cooking, shopping

Angelo Esposito

Jeff Ridgeway

Customer Service


Jeff was born and raised in Houston, Tx.  His father’s job relocated the family to Richmond, Va where he finished high school. He attended Virginia Tech for his undergraduate studies while Majoring in Business Information Technology and Minoring in Communications.  He ran Collegiate Track & Field for the Hokies competing in the 110H Hurdles and Long Jump.

He has worked in the Pharmaceutical, IT and Publishing Industries throughout his career.

Jeff finds it interesting upon his opportunity of working at AID PPT as he has torn his ACL in both his knees of which were surgically repaired successfully at ages 17(Right ACL) and 23(Left ACL and Bilateral Meniscus Tears).

Jeff continues to be active in his life and enjoys working out with focuses on Functional Training, playing golf and basketball and running.  He also enjoys Coaching and supporting his two kids, Mason and Brady, in competitive sports and is passionate about staying as healthy as possible for his growing boys.

In his free time he enjoys traveling domestically and internationally, playing sports and attending live sporting events, live concerts/music festivals, the arts and spending time with family and friends.

Let’s GO....HOKIES!!!

Born: Houston, Tx
Raised: Houston, Tx/Richmond, Va
Now Lives: Lansdowne, Va

Favorites

Place: Hawaii
Restaurant: Old Ebbit Grill
Food: Seafood
Vacation: Europe
City: New York City, Paris
TV Show: Martin, Entourage, Power
Movie: Goodfellas
Singer: Shania Twain
Celebrity: P. Diddy
Book: Animal Farm
Team: Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Capitals, Cleveland Browns
Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Golf
Hobbies: Working Out, Golfing, Traveling

Jeff Ridgeway

Tara-Rose Cassidy

Physical Therapist


Tara-Rose recently moved to Northern VA with her fiance from NJ. She attended Quinnipiac University (Hamden,CT) where she received in bachelor’s in health and science studies and ran D1 track for 4 years. Tara-Rose continued at Quinnipiac to earn her doctorate in physical therapy in 2019. Tara-Rose had the opportunity to complete clinical internships at Georgetown University Hospital, and various orthopedics clinics including EXOS. While at EXOS, Tara-Rose had the opportunity to work with active adults, highschool and college athletes, and professional athletes. From her clinical experiences and time at a college athlete, Tara-Rose developed a passion for working with athletes. In her free time, Tara-Rose coaches girls cross country at McLean HS, enjoys going to the shore, and spending time with family Qualifications: PT, DPT, CSCS

Born: Somerville, NJ
Raised: Somerville, NJ
Now lives: Arlington, VA

Favorites

Place: Galway, Ireland
Restaurant: Cheestique
Food: Thai
Vacation: Costa Rica
TV Show: Game of Thrones
Singer: Ed Sheeran
Celebrity: Sophie Turner
Football and Baseball Team: Redskins and Nationals
Hobbies: running, baking, and reading

Tara-Rose Cassidy

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