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Our physical therapists are licensed professionals with extensive knowledge and training in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the body. They will provide comprehensive, individual and goal-oriented treatment with emphasis on biomechanical evaluations, manual techniques and active patient participation.

With years of experience in the field our expertise can help take you from injury to prevention to enhancement of movement. We strive to reach the highest potential that allows for an independent, active and robust lifestyle.


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Kelly Leininger, PT, DPT, CSCS

Kelly graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Rehabilitation Science and in 2005 earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and became certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling in 2011. Kelly is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Kelly’s interest in the field started at a young age through her own experience as a physical therapy patient. The blend of health, sports and activity combined with a desire to help others formed an ambitious therapist in an evolving field.

Kelly has experience treating an extensive variety of conditions in patients ranging from adolescents to geriatrics including, high school, college, recreational and professional athletes. Throughout a patient's treatment session Kelly emphasizes an evidence-based approach combining manual therapy techniques with functional retraining to return patients to their optimal level of function.

Kelly views medicine as a team approach between the patient, physician, therapist and other healthcare providers to expedite a patient’s recovery.

 

Sasha Nuñez PT, DPT, CMPT, PMA®-CPT
Sasha is originally from Miami Florida. She trained rigorously in ballet and modern dance at New World School of the Arts and went on to earn the Dean's award of distinction in dance. During this time, she sustained a back related dance injury and was treated with both a physical therapy and Pilates based rehab program which influenced her love for movement sciences, fitness and wellness. 

She received her bachelor's in Exercise Science from Florida State University and later received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Miami. While in graduate school, she continued to teach dance and teach Pilates. She became a certified Pilates instructor for rehabilitation through Polestar Pilates Physical Therapy and  a nationally certified through the Pilates Method Alliance. In 2015, she furthered her education by becoming a certified manual physical therapist through Florida Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.

Additionally, Sasha has had the opportunity to work for Dr. Jace Provo senior vice president of medical affairs for the NBA and has also worked in outpatient, inpatient rehab and acute care physical therapy. She uses all of her experiences to provide comprehensive treatments to a variety of patient populations.

 

Jennifer Gallegos, PT, DPT
Jennifer Gallegos was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She began dancing at a young age and continued through college, double majoring in biology and dance at Rider University. Her passion for performers as well as a love of movement and anatomy drew her to a career in physical therapy. She graduated from NYU with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Jennifer is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science.

While a student, Jennifer had the opportunity to work backstage at several Broadway shows. After graduation she began traveling with national tours of Broadway musicals working with dancers, musicians, and crew members. She believes anyone, regardless of current fitness level, can learn to move in more efficient and pain-free ways.

Jennifer is thrilled to settle in DC after a few years ‘on the road’. In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking, quilting, and crocheting as well as more active hobbies of hiking, yoga, Pilates, and Gyrotonic.

 

 


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Sarah Weimer, PT, DPT
Clinical Director

Sarah Weimer grew up in Meyersdale, PA.  She graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Rehabilitative Science from Slippery Rock University. After earning her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Shenandoah University in 2009, she moved to Washington DC.  In 2011 Sarah became certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling and has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Sarah’s interest in Physical Therapy developed through her own experiences and injuries sustained as an athlete. Her interest in full body health and return to full function grew when she worked with Wounded Warriors returning from the War in Afghanistan through her clinical rotation at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA. Outside of physical therapy; Sarah plays in multiple sports leagues for Basketball and Volleyball. She is also an avid runner completing half and full marathons.  Her passion for sport rehabilitation allows her to connect with patients that strive to enhance their performance and ensure pain free activity. 
 
Sarah's philosophy:
“Personally, I teach each patient how to not only manage their current condition while they are in Physical Therapy, but also teach them the foundations of returning to/starting up a balanced workout regimen. Physical Therapy is not only about treating the condition that is causing them pain/discomfort, but helping people to realize that they can run a marathon, go to the gym, or even walk a mile.”

 

Kayla Heering, PT, DPT
Kayla grew up in Atlanta and moved to the Washington, DC area to attend undergraduate school at the University of Maryland. After graduating cum laude in Kinesiology, Kayla decided to continue pursuing her interests in health sciences by studying Physical Therapy at the George Washington University, where she was inducted into the national Alpha Eta Honor Society for academic success and leadership. In PT school, Kayla developed an interest in treating orthopedic and neurological patients ranging from the adolescent to the geriatric population and is excited to use her skills to treat patients at WWPT. 

Kayla believes that physical therapy should be one of the primary methods used to relieve pain, restore function, and improve quality of life. Kayla enjoys finding the root of her patients' pain and working with her patients to develop an effective plan of care. In addition to helping her patients, Kayla enjoys traveling, hiking, and drinking coffee.

 

Nora Arnold, PT, DPT
Nora grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Maryland, College Park. She completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at The George Washington University where she was inducted into the national Alpha Eta Honor Society for academic success and leadership, and received the Service Excellence Award.

While in PT school Nora had the opportunity to complete a clinical internship in Sydney, Australia which focused on manual treatment techniques of orthopedic injury and pain, as well as a local rotation which focused on women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction. She believes that regardless of the diagnosis or patient population, it’s important to develop a treatment plan with her patients that specifically targets increasing their function and achieving their personal goals. Outside of the clinic, Nora loves baseball, history, and traveling.

 

Kathryn Prominski, PT, DPT
Kathryn graduated from High Point University with her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Columbia University. She performed her graduate research assessing injury risk in the adolescent baseball pitcher, which sparked her love for injury prevention in the overhead athlete. Kathryn is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, where she was given the opportunity to attend and present at many conferences.

Kathryn's main interest in physical therapy falls in orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. She has had the opportunity to work with the Cincinnati Reds baseball club , which has allowed her to understand the pitching motion and how to best return athletes to their sport efficiently and safely. Outside of physical therapy, Kathryn loves cheering on the D.C. sports teams, hiking, and eating dinosaur egg oatmeal.

 



WWPT is always looking for motivated physical therapists dedicated to the field and patient care to join our team.  If you are interested in working with a skilled staff focused on evidenced based treatments please send your resume to: kelly@washingtonwellnesspt.com.