Clinicians

At Move Better we pride ourselves in the quality of our therapists. All of our therapists are expert clinicians who are either Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialists (OCS) or in the process of pursuing certification through post-graduate training and mentoring programs. Our therapists have all completed advanced clinical training through the Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute.

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 highly-trained physical therapists.

Get to know your new Charlottesville physical therapist today!

Carlottesville Physical Therapist - Alan Barb, DPT, OCS

Alan Barb, DPT, OCS

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 the 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 wife Lindsey enjoy raising their son August in Charlottesville surrounded by its abundant culture and outdoor recreation.

Carlottesville Physical Therapist - Erica Binzer, DPT

Erica Binzer, DPT

Erica earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion from American University in 2015 where she played field hockey for the Eagles.

She went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Old Dominion University in 2018. In Fall 2019 she  attended the Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institutes 6 weekend course series in preparation for taking her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) exam next Spring.

Erica grew up in Northern Virginia and moved to Charlottesville in 2018. She enjoys horseback riding, gymnastics, mountain biking, hiking and spending time with her fiance Nate who is also a physical therapist in the local area.

Carlottesville Physical Therapist - Rodney Madagan, DPT, OCS

Rodney Madagan, DPT, OCS

Rodney’s approach is to apply manual therapy and evidence-based exercise prescription to help his patients. He grew up in Northern Virginia and 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 with recertification achieved in 2019.

Rodney regularly stays active with adult soccer, local running events, mountain biking, and road cycling. 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.

Carlottesville Physical Therapist - Reid Mosely, DPT, OCS

Reid Mosely, DPT, OCS

Reid grew up in Richmond, VA and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Virginia in 2015. He continued on to the Medical College of Virginia at VCU, where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018.

In 2017, he completed training to receive certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Additionally, he is a certified administrator of the Functional Movement Screen. In Fall 2019 he attended the Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institutes 6 weekend course series. He earned his Board Certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2020.

Outside of the clinic, Reid likes to spend time with his wife Kalene, and their dog Reggie while taking in all that the Charlottesville area has to offer. He enjoys staying active by participating in Olympic weightlifting and playing basketball.

Carlottesville Physical Therapist - Tom Stith, DPT, OCS

Tom Stith, DPT, OCS

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, love to do pretty much anything active and outdoors. They spend their free time hiking, biking, camping, and canoeing with their two young daughters, Leah and Brie.

Carlottesville Physical Therapist - Heather Walton, DPT, OCS

Heather Walton, DPT, OCS

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. They are raising their daughter Emma in their hometown. She enjoys volleyball, hiking, and running.

Carlottesville Physical Therapist - Kate Wason, DPT, SCS

Kate Wason, DPT, SCS

Kate received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary in 2011. After a year spent coaching runners, cyclists, and triathletes toward new PR’s, she went on to earn a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from UVA in 2015, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duke University in 2018.

In 2019, Kate completed the Sports PT Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University, during which she had the privilege of caring for VCU’s Division 1 athletes both on the field and in the clinic. She worked especially closely with VCU Women’s Soccer, guiding their best players back to the field after injuries and surgeries. She is also trained in orthopedic manual therapy through the Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute (VOMPTI). She earned her Board Certification as a Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS) through the APTA in 2020.

Kate grew up outside of Philadelphia and is having a blast exploring Charlottesville with her husband, Matt, and their dog, Gryffin. She enjoys swimming, cycling, running, hiking, and all kinds of outdoor adventures.