Therapy Careers at OrthoVirginia

If you are ready to join a team that values compassion, excellence, and unity – stop searching.

OrthoVirginia wants you!

You can be part of our exceptional provider team focused on setting the standard of excellence for patient-centered, high-quality care.

OrthoVirginia is the largest orthopedic practice in Virginia. We have more than 35 locations, 27 locations with Therapy services. Our team of over 155 physicians collaborate with our therapists to create customized therapy plans for patients in our communities.

With more than 180 Physical, Occupational and Hand Therapists as well as Physical Therapy Assistants, the OrthoVirginia team is one of the most experienced and diverse in the field. Our therapy services include:

Physical Therapy

  • Post-operative therapy
  • Pre-surgery therapy
  • Sports performance
  • Manual therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Functional exercise progression
  • Mobility training
  • Orthotics, and more.

Hand Therapy

  • Nerve injury management
  • Wound management
  • Scar management
  • Sensory re-education
  • Range of motion
  • Dexterity training
  • Edema control
  • Custom splinting, and more.

What OrthoVirginia offers you

Our outstanding employment package includes:

  • Signing bonus
  • Quarterly bonus opportunities
  • Competitive salary
  • APTA Accredited orthopedic residency
  • New graduate mentoring program
  • CEU reimbursement plan
    • Access to free CEU webinars
  • Excellent healthcare benefits
    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off (PTO) and eight paid holidays
  • Company HSA contribution
  • Generous 401k incentive plan with immediate vesting and company contribution
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Referral bonus plan
  • Sports Performance Program and TPI Program (selected locations)
  • Company-wide wellness program
  • Monday to Friday schedules, no weekends

What our Therapists say about working at OV

Hunter M. Bailey, LPTA

What I love about working at OrthoVirginia the most is the number of skilled clinicians and providers that we have at our clinics. We all work together as a good cohesive unit to be able to deliver great quality care to our patients.

Hunter M. Bailey, LPTA

I love working at OrthoVirginia for the collaboration all medical professionals have within the company. This environment allows us to provide the highest quality of care possible and to help our patients get back to what they love!

Neil Parry, PT, DPT, OCS

Each day I come to work at OV offers me the opportunity to work with and among truly wonderful people. I get to laugh all day and feel impactful in my community; so happy to be here!

Elizabeth Medway, MS, OTR/L, CHT


Contact Alicia Herndon at [email protected] if you have questions about being a therapist at OrthoVirginia.

Unique OrthoVirginia Programs

New Graduate Mentorship Program

At OrthoVirginia we pride ourselves on providing a great transitional program for those who are new graduates or those with limited outpatient orthopedic experience. We have created a complete and immersive process that incorporates remote trainings and direct clinical instructions to help guide your growth and development. Our goal is to create an environment of collaboration among our providers to help facilitate this process.

All new grads are paired with a formal mentor who will help guide the process. Weekly meetings with the mentor can range from clinical skill development, professional growth or any topic that the mentee feels will help them be more efficient and effective in their role. We combine this face-to-face learning with a MedBridge online education program that is designed to give broad orthopedic exposure to postoperative and nonoperative diagnoses.

Student Clinical Instructor (CI) Program

The CI program is an integral part of the clinical education component of all physical therapy programs. A good CI is not only a skilled clinician, but also a teacher, effective communicator and mentor. All these qualities have a tremendous influence on a student. CIs provide students opportunities to learn, grow, foster clinical reasoning and develop confidence in their skills. A good CI inspires students to develop a lifelong desire to learn and grow professionally. A clinical instructor is a primary stakeholder in the education of PT students and can make a difference in our profession! It truly is a rewarding experience.

The teaching environment allows the student to practice skills while asking questions and making “safe” mistakes. This will make them better clinicians upon graduation. In turn, playing a part in the development of future therapists helps build increased competence and satisfaction with the CI’s job.

The requirements for becoming a CI are:

  • Have a year of clinical experience
  • Demonstrate competence as a clinician
  • Demonstrate a desire to educate students
  • Preferably be accredited as a CCI (Credentialed Clinical Instructor) through the APTA, to at least Level 1

Running Program

The Running program at OrthoVirginia is tailored to each patient’s needs based on running style and skill level. Patients may be seen both in a post-op and non-post-op phase of return to activity. Information is gathered on distance, speed and surface, etc., to direct appropriate treatment. Video analysis is incorporated in several planes for the patient and therapist to visualize inefficiencies and compensations. These videos can then be reanalyzed periodically for progress nd to correlate changes with the interventions. Additional traditional therapy is prescribed as needed for flexibility/ROM and strengthening. This program works hand-in-hand with the Sports Performance program. For those not returning from injury, an evaluation will determine appropriate interventions to increase and improve speed, power, form and efficiency. Periodic outreach is performed with running groups and training teams in the area.

Community Outreach

OrthoVirginia is committed to supporting our community. We give back to organizations that align with our mission, the communities in which we serve and our physicians’ and staff’s philanthropic interests. OrthoVirginia sponsors a variety of community events, including fundraising walks, running races, bike races and other community programs. OrthoVirginia physicians often serve as medical directors of these events, and our therapists provide on-site gait analysis and biomechanical and postural assessments. 

Orthopedic Residency Program

OrthoVirginia’s vision is to set the standard of excellent for patient-centered, high-quality care. In line with our vision, OrhtoVirginia has established an Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency through the APTA and ABPTRFE. This residency is designed to help therapists deepened their knowledge in the realm of orthopedics over the course of the 15-month program. During this program the resident will be splitting time in clinic both treating (30 hours/week) and actively participating in learning opportunities (10 hours/week). The resident will be eligible to sit for the OCS exam upon completion of the program. The residents are offered a generous compensation package, including full salary, 401(k), health benefits and PTO. The aim of this residency is to help push the profession and our practice forward to deliver high-quality, evidence-based care.

Sports Performance Program

OrthoVirginia is the leader in the state of Virginia in orthopedic medicine. The Sports Performance Department was developed to provide care for our athletes from injury to full return to competition. The program is run by a coordination of Performance Physical Therapists and Strength Coaches to help our athletes achieve their goals in the gym and on the field. We use a structured and objective performance evaluation that helps capture the athletes’ current abilities through vigorous strength testing and video analysis to help establish the athletes’ areas of need after injury. The athletes are then given a training program based on their estimated return to the field to develop strength, power and speed for their given sport. This program allows us to help our athletes not only return to their normal daily activities but also push the boundaries of their abilities, to return to their sport stronger than before their injury.

Golf Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Program

OrthoVirginia’s PTI Golf Performance program gets golfers swinging the golf club with more consistency and power by identifying and addressing a golfer’s unique body limitations that are specific to the golf swing. The program starts with an overall health screening and assessment by a physical therapist that is certified by the Titleist Performance Institute, the gold standard in performance and rehabilitation certifications on the PTA Tour. AT the end of the assessment, the golfer will be provided with:

  • Their golf fitness handicap
  • A detailed explanation of the specific areas of deficit in mobility or strength that are causing the golfer’s swing faults
  • A personalized exercise program to target the issue areas to develop more mobility, strength and power specific to the golf swing

Whether the golfer is a junior competing at a college level, a new golfer picking up the game for the first time or a club golfer looking to stay out of pain and beat their weekend foursome, the OrthoVirginia TPI Golf Performance program helps improve performance, decrease aches and pains and increase fun for all golfers.

Current Therapist Openings at OrthoVirginia