OrthoVirginia Sports Performance
Injury can be devastating to any athlete, recreational or professional. As former athletes and now healthcare professionals, we understand what it takes to get you back into the game both physically and emotionally. We are here to help! OrthoVirginia Sports Performance provides the expert body movement analysis and sport-specific training to transition from post-rehabilitation therapy to the field again. We specialize in performance enhancement to minimize risk of re-injury.
What is OrthoVirginia Sports Performance?
OrthoVirginia Sports Performance is your individualized training program to restore strength, stability and/or power OR enhance your current performance. Each client begins with an initial assessment to determine your individual needs, whether it is strength, flexibility, speed or power. We then design a program specific to you and your sport. This program is appropriate for all ages and all levels of sport participation.
As part of OrthoVirginia’s Sports Medicine Program, OrthoVirginia Sports Performance is supported by fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists if you need them.
How does the program work?
OrthoVirginia Sports Performance begins with a 60-minute analysis with a board-certified physical therapist in orthopedics and/or sports. This session will assess strength, flexibility, stability, power and movement analysis. It will include video evaluation to assess your current level of performance. Based on these findings, an individualized evaluation summary will recommend the right training protocol for you.
We will match you with one of our program’s highly qualified trainers. All trainers are Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists or Certified Personal Trainers—the best in the business. We offer private or small group sessions. You and your trainer and determine which pricing package fits your needs.
Who can benefit from this program?
OrthoVirginia Sports Performance benefits athletes of all ages and abilities—from recreational to professionally competitive. It is designed for anyone who is returning from injury or anyone seeking to enhance their performance through a medically designed program.
- Team sports (soccer, basketball, football, baseball, lacrosse, field hockey, ice hockey, etc.): we offer programs to address speed and agility, power, coordination and control.
- Runners: we offer running analysis and corrective training to improve mechanics, improve speed and endurance and reduce risk for injury.
- Performing arts athletes (figure skaters, dancers, gymnasts, etc.): we offer evaluations to specifically address flexibility, posture and body control, balance and coordination to improve overall performance and reduce risk for injury.
How is OrthoVirginia Sports Performance different from physical therapy?
OrthoVirginia Sports Performance is designed to bridge the gap from performing activities of daily living such as walking and going up and down the stairs to full and safe return to sport. We enhance the results of your orthopedic and physical therapy care by guiding you through fitness protocols to complete your recovery from injury. Without quality post-rehabilitation training to integrate full body strength, flexibility and coordination, you’re not fully preparing yourself to get back to regular physical activity.
Director of OrthoVirginia Sports Performance: Neil Parry PT, DPT, OCS
Email: [email protected]
Neil is the program director for OrthoVirginia Sports Performance. He graduated in 2016 from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He later pursued his residency as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist to further his clinical knowledge. He is a certified trainer with Blood Flow Restriction Training through Owen’s Recover Science and SmartTools USA. During his time at Duquesne University, Neil worked with the D1 Men’s Soccer Program as a practice player and later as a graduate assistance and assistant coach for the goalkeepers. He is certified through the United States Soccer Federation with his “C” License and certified as a Goalkeeper Coach and has worked at both the club and collegiate level. Neil has worked with athletes of all levels including collegiate, professional and national team level athletes. He has a special interest in lower extremity injuries, soccer injuries, injury prevention and strength and conditioning for the field athlete.
Assistant Director of OrthoVirginia Sports Performance: Kristin Huppi PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS
Email: [email protected]
Kristin is the Assistant Program Director of OrthoVirginia Sports Performance. She graduated from Duke University before completing an orthopedic residency with The Jackson Clinics. She is a board-certified specialist in orthopedics and in sports. She has a strong background in competitive figure skating and dance and has worked closely with these communities to provide PT services, consultation, education and injury prevention screenings over the years. Kristin is knowledgeable in using movement analysis software and is able to perform analysis for all athletes including figure skating, gymnastics, dance, runners, tennis and baseball players in their respective environments. Kristin grew up as a ballerina turned figure skater and has the background and training to understand the demands on the body to perform athletic movements with finesse. She started coaching figure skating at age 16 and continues to coach private lessons and synchro teams in the area. She has 7 National Championship titles with her Adult and Masters teams on DC EDGE Synchronized Skating Team. She has also completed multiple half-marathons and is an avid [Solidcore] client.
Sports Performance Therapist: Lauren DeGroat, PT, DPT, CSCS
Lauren graduated from Marymount University in 2020 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) as well as certified in Blood Flow Restriction Training through SmartTools USA. Lauren’s grew up being heavily involved in athletics. As an outdoor athlete she played both soccer and softball, while indoors she kept busy as a gymnast and dancer. In college, her passion for athletics led her to a new venture, becoming an avid weight lifter. She is passionate about helping her clients return to the field safely and stronger than they were prior to their injury.
Sports Performance Therapist: Brianna Forster, PT, DPT, CF-L1
Brianna has an extensive athletic background as a former high-level competitor in dance and downhill skiing and now she enjoys working with athletes of all ages to help them return to sport as strong and healthy as possible. She has special interest in working with dancers, gymnasts and CrossFit athletes. Brianna is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and she likes to carryover the CrossFit methodology to her treatment with all patients, focusing on strengthening and movement quality. Brianna emphasizes overall health status and fitness and utilizes her platform as a physical therapist to encourage patients to make healthy choices. In her free time, Brianna enjoys doing CrossFit, indoor cycling, and practicing yoga.
Sports Performance Therapist: Seamus Lynch, PT, DPT, CSCS
Seamus Lynch is a physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist for OrthoVirginia Sports Performance. He completed his undergraduate degree at James Madison University and went on to graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He grew up playing competitive golf in Arlington, Virginia and is a certified medical and fitness professional with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), a leader in golf rehabilitation and performance training. In addition to his interest in working with golfers, Seamus has a special interest in working with weightlifting and functional fitness athletes, and upper extremity injuries.
Sports Performance Therapist: Kathryn Prominski, PT, DPT
Kathryn (KT) graduated from High Point University with her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science in 2015. She attended Columbia University to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy, where she participated in graduate research studying the injury risk of the adolescent baseball pitcher. She assessed the importance of hip mobility and strength in those 12-18 years old. She also was able to perform a clinical rotation working with the Cincinatti Reds baseball team, where she worked to evaluate, treat, and manage programming of all injured athletes. KT has a love for all sports, and grew up playing soccer, basketball, lacrosse and softball. She is currently studying to receive her Strength and Conditioning certification (CSCS) and is working on receiving her TPI certification.
Strength Coach: Kiara Odom, CSCS, NASM-CPT
Kiara is a NASM-certified personal trainer and experienced physical therapy exercise technician with OrthoVirginia. She graduated in 2015 from the College of William & Mary with a B.S. in Kinesiology, where she was also an avid rugby player for the W&M WMRFC in both 15s & 7s competition. A Northern Virginia native, Kiara grew up participating with local teams in a variety of other sports as well- including baseball, softball, field hockey, and basketball.
Strength Coach: Lawrence Smith, MS Ex. Phys.
Lawrence graduated from Mississippi State with a bachelors degree and a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology. Lawrence enjoys participating in sports of all types, and when he was younger he participated in soccer, baseball, and football, but decided to focus on football which led him to develop a true passion for football. His passion led him to play on a collegiate level and achieve one of his accomplishments of winning a bowl game and receiving a championship ring, so he understands the hard work and dedication it takes compete at a high level, and to achieve goals in sports. Lawrence has lived in Virginia for two years, during that time he obtained his personal trainer certification because he also has a passion for fitness, and he enjoys working with and helping people. Lawrence has several years experience with Methodist Rehab in the Motion Analysis and Human Performance Lab using 3D infrared motion capture cameras used to study the range of motion of body parts during various activities. Lawrence is excited to put his years of experience and knowledge to use in helping the growth and development of the sports performance program.
OrthoVirginia Sports Performance is conveniently located in Northern Virginia at OrthoVirginia’s Herndon Physical Therapy Clinic, 13350 Franklin Farm Road, Suite 300 in Herndon, VA.
To schedule an appointment, please email [email protected].