Meet The AID Performance Physical Therapy Team
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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 spends a vast amount of his time ensuring your 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 previously had 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. These days he spends his time making instructional and informational videos as well as hosting in person clinic on the same topics and subjects he covered in his podcast. Check out his various social media channels like @drdink_PT on TikTok.
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, currently he is helping out his daughter's travel soccer club The St. James FC Virginia of the Girls Academy League and previously volunteered his services to a few of the high schools in Loudoun County.
He does not limit himself to just his daughter and her club/teammates, he proudly works with many of the top athletes from the surrounding Ashburn high schools like Briar Woods, Broad Run, Rockridge, Riverside, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Woodgrove, Potomac Falls, PVI, John Champe, Freedom, Independence, and Stone Bridge. He is a specialist in treating the lower back, hip, knee, ankle and shoulder. injuries and dysfunction.
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 playing pickleball, 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
Place: Charleston, SC
Restaurant: Fahrenheit 132, DC Prime
Vacation: The Beach
City: Florence, Italy, and NYC
TV show: Ted Lasso
Film: Good Will Hunting, Shawshank Redemption, and Top Gun Maverick
Singer/Group: Zac Brown Band, Kane Brown
Celebrity: Ken Griffey Jr.
Book: How to win friends and influence people
Team: Washington Football Team, Capitals, Nationals, Terps
Hobbies: Pickleball, Golf, Fishing, playing sports with his daughter, and Netflix
DPT Physical Therapist
Sarah is a Loudoun County native and grew up in Leesburg, VA. She graduated from Arcadia University in 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 a strong interest and background in orthopedic injuries as well as post-operative rehabilitation. She has had her share of sports-related injuries through soccer, competitive figure skating, skiing, and CrossFit and enjoys working with these athletes of all ages. As a runner, Sarah has a strong background in endurance training as well and enjoys working with endurance athletes as well. She has been certified in Dry Needling through MyoPain Seminars since 2021 and uses this skill daily to help get her patients back to sport faster than ever.
Sarah also has prior 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 has dedicated her 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, CMTPT
Born: Fairfax, VA
Raised: Leesburg, VA
Now Lives: Purcellville, VA
Place: Munich, Germany
Vacation: Beach or Ski-cation
City: Stowe, VT; Amsterdam, Netherlands
TV show: New Girl and Peaky Blinders
Film: All of Star Wars
Singer/Group: Panic at the Disco
Celebrity: Tom Hanks
Book: Outlander series
Sports: CrossFit, Skiing, Hiking, Running
Teams: The Eagles, Nats, Caps
Hobbies: Running, hiking, biking, skiing, walking her dogs, playing the flute
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
Place: Disney World
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
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.
Place: Miami, FL
Restaurant: Sweetwater Tavern
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
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.
Danielle was born in Bloomfield, New Jersey and has lived in Northern Virginia for most of her life. Danielle is the proud mother of two daughters, Deyani and Joan. She has been in the medical field for over 12 years and studied Healthcare Administration at Strayer University.
Danielle’s passion is healthcare and patient care. She loves working with people and learning new specialties. Danielle is highly regarded for her empathy and creativity. One of her favorite quotes is “The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail”. In her free time, Danielle likes to create art pieces with resin.
Restaurant: Mi Vida
TV Show: Game of Thrones
Book: Women Who Run with The Wolves
Sports: Basketball and boxing
Hobbies: Exercising, arts and crafts, journaling, hiking, traveling, and listening to music
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
Restaurant: Havana Harry’s
Vacation: Camping or the Outer Banks
TV show: Peaky Blinders, The Ranch, Friends
Film: The Rookie
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
Let's go Flyers!
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.
Place: Tokyo, Japan
Restaurant: La Jarochita
TV show: Cobra Kai
Film: Pulp Fiction
Book: The Stand
Teams: Nationals, Washington Football Team, Wizards
Natasha was born in Newark, NJ to a military family who moved around at various points in her childhood, eventually landing her in Virginia where she finished her schooling at Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, VA. She attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA for 4 years and graduated with a degree in Biology in 2017. She has always been interested in biology and health sciences and finds fulfillment in helping the clinic and its patients.
Born: Newark, NJ
Lived: Newark, NJ; San Diego, CA; Kingsland, GA; Durham, NH; Chesapeake, VA; Fairfax, VA; Ashburn VA
Place: Puerto Rico
Restaurant: Rooster & Owl
Food: seafood, fried rice
Vacation: the beach!
City: Washington DC; San Juan, PR
TV Show: What We Do in the Shadows; Taskmaster
Film: Thor: Ragnarok; Bullet Train
Singer/Group: Madeon; Jenevieve; Doja Cat
Celebrity: Eugene Lee Yang
Hobbies: running, drawing, admiring art, playing video games, hangouts with friends and family, watching movies and documentaries, relaxing with my pet rabbit
Born and raised in Coral Springs, FL, Alicia moved to Ashburn, VA her sophomore year of high school. She currently resides in Centreville, VA with her husband and energetic German Shorthaired Pointer. Alicia graduated with her Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training from James Madison University in 2015, before earning her Masters of Science degree in Rehabilitation Science from Lasell University in May 2020.
Alicia grew up playing soccer, swimming and was an avid bowler. After sustaining quite a few injuries in high school, Alicia was introduced to her high school athletic trainer, who ultimately helped spark a passion for orthopedic injuries and athletic training as a career path. Since 2015 Alicia was an athletic trainer in the high school setting, starting as the Assistant Athletic Trainer and working her way to Head Athletic Trainer at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, VA. Alicia says being an athletic trainer is such a unique profession as she gets to take a patient through the entire injury process; from the initial on-field encounter, to the education of the injury and rehabilitation process, to the final stage of return to sport. Alicia is a Graston Level One Provider and an American Heart Association CPR/AED Instructor. She has taught Sports Medicine classes at the high school level and enjoys educating her patients on all aspects of their injury experience on a level they can understand. While Alicia loves the on-field experience, she’s very excited to be able to use her rehabilitation knowledge in the clinic setting and hopes to expand her patient population to help her grow as a clinician. She will become Dry Needle Certified through MyoPain Seminars and can’t wait to learn more about post-op treatments and rehabilitations.
Qualifications: MS, LAT, ATC
Born: Coral Springs, FL
Raised: Coral Springs, FL and Ashburn, VA
Now Lives: Centreville, VA
Place: Hatteras Island
Restaurant: South Block
TV show: New Girl and Parks and Rec
Film: She’s The Man
Singer/Group: Ed Sheeran/ Dan and Shay
Celebrity: Ryan Reynolds
Book: The Girl on The Train
Sports: Ice Hockey, Football, Soccer
Teams: The Pittsburgh Penguins, The Pittsburgh Steelers, and The Cubs
Hobbies: Swimming, yoga, bowling, doing anything with my dog, brewery/winery hanging, listening to music