Charlottesville Physical Therapist

At Move Better our expertise is verified by our credentials.

100% of our expert clinicians are either board-certified orthopedic specialists (OCS) or in the process of completing advanced residency, fellowship, or clinical mentoring programs, allowing them to provide the highest standard of care to our patients. Less than 8% of all physical therapists in the United States have passed rigorous board-certification in Orthopedics (OCS) by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Specialist certification (OCS) provides formal recognition for our physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in physical therapy.  This assists consumers and the healthcare community in identifying these highly-trained physical therapists.

Physical Therapist - Alan Barb, DPT, OCSAlan Barb, DPT, OCS

Clinical Interests:
Acute or chronic back and neck pain, tension headaches, sports injuries of the lower extremity, and post-surgical care of the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle.

Professional memberships:

  • Orthopedic and Sports Specialty Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Virginia Physical Therapy Association

Background:
Alan’s approach is to apply manual therapy and evidence-based exercise prescription to help his patients. He earned both his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from West Virginia University in 2013.

His advanced training includes successful completion of a post-graduate one year orthopedic physical therapy residency credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association at the University of Virginia-Health South. In addition, he earned his Board Certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2015.

Prior to joining Move Better, Alan worked in an outpatient private practice in Winchester, VA. Alan and his fiance’ Lindsey enjoy Charlottesville’s culture and outdoor recreation.

Charlottesville Sports Therapy - Maddy Bosek, DPT, ATCMaddy Bosek, DPT, OCS, ATC

Clinical interests:
Sports injuries of the upper and lower extremity in young and aging athletes, overuse injuries in runners, post-surgical care of the knee and shoulder, balance training and gait-related issues, orthotics, and sports injury prevention.

Professional memberships:

  • Orthopedic Specialty Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Virginia Physical Therapy Association

Background:
Maddy earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with specialization in Athletic Training from San Diego State University in 2004, and a Masters in Health Science from James Madison University in 2006. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Lynchburg College in 2013.

She earned her Board Certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2016.

Maddy moved to Charlottesville after working for four years as a collegiate-level athletic trainer for Liberty University. She now resides in Crozet, VA with her husband, Rory, and their two young children, Russell and Quinn. She enjoys many outdoor recreational activities including: running, wake-boarding, hiking and camping, good music and food, and family fun.

Physical Therapist - Rodney Madagan, DPT, OCSRodney Madagan, DPT, OCS

Clinical interests:
Acute or chronic back and neck pain, sports injuries, shoulder impingements and cuff repairs, hip and knee pain, foot and ankle problems, orthotics, and post-surgical care.

Professional memberships:

  • Orthopedic, Sports, and Private Practice Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Virginia Physical Therapy Association

Background:
Rodney earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Mary Washington College, and both his Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1999 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2006 from Shenandoah University.

He received his Board Certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2008.

Rodney regularly participates in local running events, cycling, mountain biking, tennis, and hiking activities. He and his wife, local pediatrician Heidi Martinson, M.D. live in Albemarle County with their young sons Ryan, Ethan, and Logan. They attend St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Ivy, Virginia.

Charlottesville Physical Therapist - Tom Stith, DPT, OCSTom Stith, DPT, OCS

Clinical interests:
Thoracic and lumbar spine care, sports injuries of the upper and lower extremity, post-surgical care of the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. TMJ dysfunctions, and chronic pain conditions.

Professional memberships:

  • Orthopedic Specialty Section of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Virginia Physical Therapy Association

Background:
Tom earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2004. He went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the Medical College of Virginia at VCU in 2010.

He received his Board Certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2013.

Tom and his wife Jessica, a physical therapist for Sentara Homecare, moved back to Charlottesville in 2012 after 6 years of living elsewhere. He is excited to be back in “Wahoo Country” in close proximity to all of the outdoors activities that the area has to offer. In his free time, Tom enjoys hiking, backpacking, camping, and canoeing.

Physical Therapist in Charlottesville - Heather Walton, DPT, OCSHeather Walton, DPT, OCS

Clinical interests:
Tension headaches and chronic neck pain, balance training and fall prevention strategies, spine rehabilitation, shoulder problems and cuff repairs, post-surgical care of the shoulder, hip, and knee, and TMJ dysfunction.

Professional memberships:

  • Orthopedic Specialty Section of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Virginia Physical Therapy Association

Background:
Heather earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Exercise with a minor in Chemistry from Virginia Tech, where she graduated summa cum laude.

She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from VCU in 2010. She received her Board Certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2013.

Heather grew up in Western Albemarle in the Crozet area and graduated from Western Albemarle High School. She married her long time friend and fellow Crozet native Michael Walton in 2013. She enjoys volleyball, hiking, and running.