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 recently started his own podcast titled The Get Back With Dombek Podcast, which brings his followers insight, inspiration, expertise, and education from the leading sports medicine experts, coaches, trainers, the country’s’ most talented athletes, and beyond.  Some of his guests have been Dr. Robin West, The Head of Inova Sports Medicine and Washington Nationals Team Physician, Jan Dommerholt PT, DPT and the first person to introduce Dry Needling to the United States, Washington Spirit Head Coach Richie Burke, 2018 Olympic Silver Medalist Jillian Saulnier, and many more...

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, Riverside, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Woodgrove, Potomac Falls, PVI, 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 daughter, you can likely find him in the gym, on his bike, at the lake fishing, boating or SUP, golfing, or out on the streets running.  In the past Andrew coached his daughter’s basketball and recreational soccer teams.

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:
Fahrenheit 132, DC Prime
Food:
 Seafood
Vacation:
 The Beach 
City:
 Florence, Italy, and NYC
TV show:
Ted Lasso
Film:
 Swingers and Shawshank Redemption
Singer/Group:
Zac Brown Band, Kane Brown
Celebrity:
 Ken Griffey Jr.
Book:
The Sports Gene
Sports:
 Football
Team:
Washington Football Team, Capitals, Nationals, Terps
Hobbies:
Golf, Fishing, pickle zone, playing sports with his daughter, watching Football and Hockey

Email: adombek@aidppt.com

Andrew Dombek

Sarah Elliot

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: Charleston, SC
Restaurant: Fahenheit 132 and DC Prime
Food: Mexican
Vacation: Beach
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

Email: selliott@aidppt.com

Sarah Elliot

Melissa Flowers

 


Melissa was born in Charleston, SC and reared in and out of the United States as a “military brat”. Melissa is the proud mother of eight year old twins, Ariana and Amari. Melissa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and History from Fayetteville State University and taught in the field from 2001-2004. During her marriage she was relocated often through the Army and decided to use her skills as an educator in the medical field. While residing in Houston, TX she graduated from National Institute of Technology with a certification in Medical Billing and Coding. In 2004 she interned at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor University Hospital. Melissa has been in the medical field for over 16 years and has worked in various fields such as Psychiatric /Psychology; Urogynecology, Cariology and now Physical Therapy.

Qualifications: Medical Billing and Coding
Born: Charleston, SC
Lived: Charleston, SC; Augusta, GA, Houston, TX; Ft. Bragg, NC; Frankfurt, Germany, all over Texas and now Centreville, VA

Favorites

Place: Disney World
Restaurant: Pappadeaux’s
Food: Southern, German and Mexican food
Vacation: Would love to visit Maui and the Grand Canyon
TV Show: Snapped!!!   Investigation Discovery Channel
Music: I love Religious and R&B music

Email: mvincent@aidppt.com

Melissa Flowers

Lisa McEwen

Massage Therapist
Master Esthetician


Lisa is born and raised in Northern Virginia.  She graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with an Associates in Science.  She received her massage training from The Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage in 2014.  She began her studies in esthetics at The Esthetic Institute, and graduated in July 2020 with her Master Esthetician license.

Lisa been a massage therapist working in both the medical and spa settings.  She has worked with athletes ranging from the high school level to the professional level, including five seasons with the Washington Team.  She is passionate about helping relieve muscle pain, decrease stress, and aid in overall wellness of clients, as well as improving the skins function and slowing down the aging process.

Qualifications:  LMT, Master Esthetician
Born:  Herndon, Va.
Raised:  Herndon, Va. And Centreville, Va.
Now lives: Sterling, Va.

Favorites

Place: Miami, FL
Restaurant: Sweetwater Tavern
Food: Steak
Vacation: Beach
City: New York, NY
TV Show: Sons of Anarchy and Dateline
Film: Bridesmaids and Goodfellas
Singer/Group: Florence + the Machine and The Weekend
Celebrity: Paul Rudd
Book: The Great Gatsby
Sports: Kickboxing
Teams: Washington, Nationals, and Capitals
Hobbies: Hiking, Kickboxing, hanging out with the nieces and nephews, wine tasting, yoga, listening to live music, and volunteering at the food bank.

Email: lmcewen@aidppt.com

Lisa McEwen

Noah Schuler

Physical Therapist


Noah recently moved to Ashburn after living in Miami, Florida for the past three years. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Noah graduated from the University of Miami with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2021. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania where he participated in numerous exercise clubs and played on the club baseball team.

Noah has a strong interest and background in orthopedic and sport related injuries. While never injured as an athlete, Noah developed a passion to help athletes and individuals overcome the physical and mental barriers associated with returning to play following a surgery or injury. Through his clinical internships, Noah gained valuable experience working with a wide spectrum of athletes and individuals suffering from everyday orthopedic and sports injuries. A former club baseball player during his undergraduate and graduate studies, Noah has an extended interest in working with baseball players. While at the University of Miami, he assisted with the pre-season, rehabilitation screening for the Miami Hurricanes Division I baseball team. During this time, he helped evaluate players to identify movement strengths, weakness, and areas for improvement. Noah’s passion for working with athletes does not stop at the baseball diamond, as he is excited by the opportunity to work with athletes and active individuals of all types of sport backgrounds. An avid learner and passionate about continuing education, Noah became a certified Champion Performance Specialist to improve his ability to provide a more thorough examination and assessment for his patients. Each day he strives for new ways to learn and grow as a person and physical therapist. Through his continued education and growth, Noah hopes to assist individuals of all ages achieve their goals and optimize their life through movement.

Qualifications: PT, DPT, C-PS
Born: Pittsburgh, PA
Raised: Pittsburgh, PA
Now Lives: Ashburn, VA

 

Favorites

Place: Pittsburgh
Restaurant: Havana Harry’s
Food: Pizza
Vacation: Camping or the Outer Banks
City: Pittsburgh
TV show: Peaky Blinders, The Ranch, Friends
Film: The Rookie
Singer/Group: Coldplay
Celebrity: Will Ferrell
Book: The Alchemist, The Sports Gene, Shoe Dog
Sports: Baseball, Football

Teams: The Pittsburgh, Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Pittsburgh Pirates
Hobbies: exercising, playing guitar, listening to music, reading, fishing, and spending time with friends and family

Email: nschuler@aidppt.com

Let's go Flyers!

Noah Schuler

Rodrigo Gamarra

Personal Trainer


Rodrigo is originally from Lima, Peru and came to Loudoun County at 3 years old and went to Broad Run High School. He graduated George Mason University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and is currently in the process of applying to Physical Therapy schools.  

Rodrigo initially came to AID Performance Physical Therapy as a patient over 10 years ago then came back as an intern. He is currently pursuing his Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification.  

Favorites

Place: Tokyo, Japan 
Restaurant: La Jarochita 
Food: Peruvian 
TV show: Cobra Kai  
Film: Pulp Fiction 
Book: The Stand 
Sport: Basketball 
Teams: Nationals, Washington Football Team, Wizards

Email: rgamarra@aidppt.com

Rodrigo Gamarra