Our highly professional and well-trained rehabilitation therapists provide comprehensive care to patients with many types of disorders. Our therapists utilize the latest evidence-based treatment techniques and state-of-the-art equipment in the beautiful outpatient care center.
We pride ourselves on our personalized, one-on-one care delivered directly by the therapists to each patient. Each therapy treatment session includes ongoing therapist re-assessment of their patient's progress. The therapists utilize customized hands-on care, individualized home exercise programs and one-on-one patient education which help each individual move efficiently toward his/her personal goals.
Cathy D'Auria, OT/L
Cathy joined Martha Jefferson Hospital as a full time Occupational Therapist in May of 2011 to split her time between the hand clinic, outpatient neuro and inpatient acute care. She has been part of our staff on a part time basis in both the inpatient and home care settings at different times since 1995. Cathy received her BS in Occupational Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1992 and has practiced in Charlottesville since 1993. She has experience in acute rehab, outpatient neuro rehab, home care, skilled nursing and inpatient acute care. Her interests are in neuro rehabilitation, adult general rehabiliation and hand therapy.
Matthew Ginsberg, PT
Matthew Ginsberg received his Physical Therapy training from New York University and has been a licensed practitioner since 1982. Prior to moving to Charlottesville, Matt owned a private practice and currently has been working for Martha Jefferson Hospital since 2001. He has taken extensive courses in manual therapy techniques and has a special interest in biomechanics and movement impairments as it relates to spinal, shoulder, hip and knee related conditions.
Susan Heald, PT, MS, DPT
Susan Heald has been a physical therapist for 25 years and has been working at Martha Jefferson Hospital since 1994. Her clinical interests include orthopedics, shoulder problems, gait and balance dysfunction, foot and ankle problems and athletic injuries. Susan originally received her B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware in 1988. She then earned her post-professional M.S. in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the Virginia Commonwealth University in 1995 and later a Clinical Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. Susan strives to combine evidence-based practice, critical thinking and her extensive manual skills to thoroughly assess her patients and design effective, individualized treatment plans.
Tamara Helton, DPT
Tamara Helton is a physical therapist, who graduated from Sweet Briar College in 2005 with a B.S in Biology, followed by a D.P.T degree from Shenandoah University in 2008. Tamara began her career in Inpatient Rehab working with the neurologic population for the past three years. She recently transitioned to Martha Jefferson Outpatient therapy to help them start a neuro-based program. Tamara is certified in Neuro-Developmental Technique (NDT) and enjoys working with the stroke population, as well as other balance disorders.
Michele Howe, PT, CLT-LANA
Michele Howe has been a practicing physical therapist since 1987. Before relocating to Charlottesville from San Diego in 2006, she specialized in the care of patients with orthopedic, balance and vestibular disorders. She received her lymphedema certification in 2006. Since then, she has been working to develop a comprehensive rehabilitation program to address the unique needs of cancer patients at Martha Jefferson.
Anne Knox, PT, MSPT, GCS
Anne Knox is a physical therapist for Martha Jefferson Hospital with a board-certified specialization in geriatrics. Anne received the M.S. degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla., in 1992. After beginning her clinical practice at Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound in Seattle, Anne moved to Martha Jefferson Hospital in 1994. In addition to hospital-based outpatient clinical practice, she has specialized in vestibular rehabilitation and community education for dizziness, vertigo, balance disorders, fall prevention, osteoporosis and fitness.
Tung Le, PT
Tung Le graduated with a B.S. in Physical Therapy from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA in 1990. He has worked in numerous clinical settings including acute care, private practice and hospital based outpatient orthopedics. Tung received his certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the spine from the McKenzie Institute in 2000. Prior to relocating to Charlottesville in 2006, he functioned as a PT extender for the Sports Medicine fellows and attending surgeons within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Diego, Calif.
Meg McIntire, OT, CHT, CLT
Meg McIntire is an Occupational Therapist with Martha Jefferson Hospital. She has specialty certifications in both hand therapy and lymphedema care. Meg received a B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA in 1980. After starting her career at UVA, she joined Martha Jefferson in 2002. Among her specialties, Meg provides rehab services to patients with peripheral nerve impairments and progressive neurological disorders, addressing issues related to their functional challenges at home and work.
Raymond Moreland, MPT, cert MDT
Raymond Moreland has 15 years experience as a physical therapist after obtaining a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. His professional area of interest is general orthopedics with a specialization in spine care, headaches and migraines. Raymond was certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy by the McKenzie Institute in 2006. He has been with Martha Jefferson Hospital for seven yrs and has recently been promoted to supervisor of the outpatient physical therapy department.
Ellen Oswalt, MPT
Ellen Oswalt has 15 years of experience as a therapist after receiving her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Emory University in 1997. She practiced in both inpatient and home healthcare settings before progressing to the outpatient population in 2003. Ellen has worked at Martha Jefferson since 2004, where her professional interests lie in general orthopedics. She uses a combination of biomechanics, arthrokinematic, and movement impairment syndrome principles along with Jones Strain Counterstrain manual technique to treat her clients. Ellen has spearheaded hosting Jones Strain Counterstrain continuing education courses in the Charlottesville area at least annually since 2005.
Rebecca Phalen, MPT, CLT
Rebecca Phalen has been practicing as a Physical Therapist since 1997. Rebecca provides care to a variety of patients, in acute care here at Martha Jefferson. In addition, Rebecca has recently received her Lymphedema Therapist certification, from the Norton School, and is looking forward to achieving the LANA certification.
Debbie Spratt has been a physical therapist for 33 years and has been working at Martha Jefferson Hospital since 1992 assuming the Director role in 1995. Her clinical interests include orthopedics, knee, foot and ankle problems and athletic injuries. Debbie originally received her B.S. in Physical Therapy from Downstate Medical Center in 1979. She then earned her M.S. in Physical Therapy and Certification in Athletic Training from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984. Debbie taught for two years in the Physical Therapy program of East Carolina University and then move backed to the clinical arena as she lead in the development of an employee Wellness Program at ECU’s Medical School. Debbie strives to juggle patient care with her daily administrative duties and enjoys program development along with relationship building among staff, physicians and the community.
Megan Vito, MS,CCC-SLP
Megan Vito has been working as a speech and language pathologist for Martha Jefferson Hospital since 2009. Megan received her M.S. degree in Speech and Language Pathology at Loyola University in Maryland in 2004. Since then, she has been working in both adult and pediatric settings. With the adult population, she provides a wide range of services including evaluation and treatment for patients with
impairments in speech, language, cognition and swallowing. Megan has recently become VitalStim certified and is in the process of receiving the Lee Silverman voice treatment certification.