Laura Coleman, PT, ATC, CGS
Laura Coleman has 25 years of experience as a sports and orthopedic physical therapist. She has a B.S. in Physical Education from the University of Virginia (1985), where she played Division I Volleyball on scholarship. She also has a B.S. in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia (1987). Laura has been board certified as a Sports Clinical Specialist, has been part of the medical team at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, and has been an ergonomic consultant to local and regional industry. She is also a Certified Golf Specialist. Laura created PT Plus Physical Therapy & Wellness Center in 2006, a new company that integrates prevention, health, and wellness services with physical therapy to serve the needs of the local community.
Randy S. Rider, PT, CHT
Physical Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist
Originally from upstate New York, Randy received his Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from Hunter College in 1990. He worked in a variety of physical therapy settings in California before moving to Virginia in 2003. Randy lives in Crozet with his wife and three children.
Kohl Kershisnik, MPT
Raised in Illinois, Kohl graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a B.S. in Kinesiology. He then earned his Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2000. He worked in Hilton Head, South Carolina for 8 years in an outpatient post-surgical/rehab setting before moving to Crozet in 2009. He spends his free time with his four year old daughter, Meredith, two year old son, Collin and his wife, Rebecca. Their idea of a good time is a long hike on wooded trails with a nice picnic, going to the park and playing soccer.
Elizabeth Poole, MSPT
Physical Therapist, Women's Health Specialist
Elizabeth completed her undergraduate work in Kinesiology at James Madison University, and then received her physical therapy degree from Medical College of Virginia in 1998. After spending 3 years working in Texas, she and her husband moved back to Virginia to be near family in 2001. Her physical therapy practice has been in outpatient and inpatient settings treating a variety of diagnoses. She began focusing on Women's Health treatment over the past seven years and has enjoyed helping women of all ages conquer issues of pelvic pain, incontinence and pre/post natal pain. She lives in Crozet and outside of work enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons Micah and Caleb. While her kids keep her very busy she still finds time for running, exercising with friends and adventure races to keep fit.
Cara Macdonald, MPT, CPT
Cara Macdonald earned a Master of Physical Therapy degree from West Virginia University in 2001 and pursued a career as a traveling PT for several years. After backpacking around the world with her husband for two years and studying Spanish language and Argentine Tango, she moved to Charlottesville and worked in home care for three years. In 2010, Cara became a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and in 2011 began teaching Argentine Tango for Charlottesville Tango. Cara lives at Miller School of Albemarle with her husband, John, and two daughters, Abigail and Olivia.
Robyn Weatherford, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Robyn Weatherford is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. She has worked in a wide variety of settings including hospital, assisted living and outpatient clinics. These experiences have given her the benefit of working with an extensive background of clientele including multi-level geriatric patients, acute and chronic pain, neurological, cardiac, and soft tissue and sports related injuries. Robyn enjoys using her manual skills along with instruction and education for individualized exercise program development. Robyn enjoys living in Charlottesville with her husband Chris and two daughters Zoe and Olivia. Family life keeps her busy, a regular yoga practice keeps her grounded, and a sense of humor keeps her light.
Helena Lindholm, GCFP
Feldenkrais Practitioner, Movement Educator
After 20 years as a physical therapist, Helena was introduced to the Feldenkrais Method® which expanded her knowledge of human movement. Subtle, yet astoundingly effective movements of the Method and the gentle, explorative nature of executing them led her to take the professional training, which she completed in 1997.
In Movement Matters you will learn to awaken forgotten or dormant abilities with the help of the Feldenkrais Method. Your flexibility will increase, balance will improve, and everyday movement will become easier and more comfortable. Choose between group lessons or manually guided private sessions, or take both.
Rita is a native Virginian and has worked in the Physical Therapy sector for 23 years as an office manager. Rita lives in Crozet and is excited to be working in Crozet too. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as working in her garden and being outdoors. Rita spends most of her non-work time at baseball and football games with her teenage son.
Front Desk Specialist
Rosie began life in the far southwestern tip of Virginia. Since that time, she has lived in Houston, Roanoke, Richmond, and Buckingham. In 1990, she finally made it to Crozet, where she plans to remain. While never officially crowned an actual drama queen, she did receive a degree from Virginia Tech in Theatre Arts.