Clinical Team

Never doubt that a small group of
thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead

As an interdisciplinary team, we focus on creating a collaborative community because we understand that each of our professionals makes critical contributions to your health. The relationships you build with each of us will help us quickly determine when you may benefit from the perspective of another colleague. No matter where you are on the continuum of care, we will work with you to make sure that the right clinicians are helping you at the right time.

Jennifer M. Gamboa, DPT, OCS, MTC, President and Director of Clinical ServicesJennifer M. Gamboa, DPT, OCS, MTC, President and Director of Clinical Services

Dr. Gamboa is Founder/President and Director of Clinical Services at Body Dynamics. She has been a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist since 2001 and is also a Certified Manual Therapist. Jennifer is recognized as a leader in the field of orthopedic and performing arts physical therapy and a pioneer in the development of an integrated practice model for physical therapy and wellness. She teaches nationally and internationally in performing arts medicine, integrated practice models, and exercise prescription for chronic disease. Jennifer continues to work actively with clients needing both rehabilitation and fitness programming and to mentor other therapists in the field. She is honored to be working with such an incredible multidisciplinary team of physical therapists and health and wellness clinicians. She is equally honored to serve on the Board of Directors of the Arlington Free Clinic. Jennifer and her husband Mario have two children, Isaac and Sophie, and spend many hours supporting their soccer, gymnastics, basketball, and track activities. In her spare time, she likes to read, garden, ski, and be outdoors.

Jenna Marchitello, DPTJenna Calo, DPT, OCS

Dr. Calo joined Body Dynamics in 2011 after completing her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Diego, California. While at St. Augustine, she was a teaching assistant for a manual therapy course focusing on examination, evaluation, and interventions for the extremities, and she also tutored students in biomechanics. Jenna did her undergraduate work at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a second major in Exercise Science in 2008. She is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and is completing an orthopedic residency program with Evidence In Motion. Jenna has a special interest in physical therapy for dancers. She helps treat dancers with The Washington Ballet and students at Washington School of Ballet and hopes to further work in the prevention and management of dance injuries. Jenna lives in Alexandria and, in her off time, enjoys running, taking dance class, and traveling.

Lisa Clarkson, DPT, Certified STOTT Pilates InstructorLisa Clarkson, DPT, OCS, Certified STOTT Pilates® Instructor

Dr. Clarkson joined Body Dynamics in 2014 after receiving her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is currently participating in an orthopedic residency program with Evidence in Motion to become a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Lisa graduated from Indiana University in 1995 with a B.S. in Ballet with an Outside Field in French. She danced professionally for 10 years with Louisville Ballet, Lexington Ballet and Ballet Memphis and was guest artist with a number of smaller companies. Lisa is also a fully certified STOTT Pilates instructor and is an instructor trainer in Mat and Reformer. Lisa has a special interest in working with dancers and is thrilled to be working at an integrated physical therapy and wellness center that cares for the whole person.

aliAlexandria Gosnell, DPT, MS, ATC, LMT

Dr. Gosnell joined Body Dynamics in 2016 after completing her Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Athletic Training at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. While at Shenandoah University she received a Performing Arts Medicine Certification to specialize working with dancers, musicians, and gymnasts. Alexandria did her undergraduate work at Old Dominion University, where she earned a Bachelors of Arts in Dance and a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science in 2012. She attended Fuller School of Massage where she earned her License in Massage Therapy in 2013. Alexandria is working towards the Sport Clinical Specialist Certification with Evidence in Motion. She has a special interest in physical therapy for dancers, athletes and manual therapy.

Andrea Grunberger, DPTAndrea Moore, DPT, OCS, NPT

Dr. Moore joined Body Dynamics in 2011. She  received a BS in Movement Science from the University of Michigan and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina.  She is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.  After working as a physical therapist, she realized there was a piece missing in her ability to return people to their optimal health & functioning, so she pursued nutrition and is now a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association.  She has a passionate interest in the role of lifestyle choices, including eating habits, exercise, and mindset and how these affect long-term health and wellness. Though she is a self-proclaimed health nut, Andrea absolutely loves indulging on desserts and trying new foods!   All of her work is devoted to the belief that everyone deserves to live a happy, healthy life.  She uses her compassion to help create a safe space for clients to begin their health journey, as she helps them along their optimal path to healing.

Josh_Jordan_Physical_TherapistJoshua Jordan, DPT, SCS, CSCS®

Dr. Jordan is originally from Ohio but moved to Northern Virginia area 9 years ago from Colorado.  He is a Physical Therapist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with a concentration in basketball.  Joshua graduated from Colorado State University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Health Exercise Science with Sports Medicine concentration.  He completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011 from George Washington University and is currently working towards the Sports Clinical Specialist Certification.  He has worked at Woodbridge High School in the past and currently works as the strength and conditioning coach for the boy’s basketball program at Thomas Edison High School.  Joshua enjoys working with athletes, especially young athletes, and anyone looking to improve overall fitness/performance.  At Body Dynamics, he is on the Industrial Medicine team and is involved in the P.ace program.

Elizabeth Leemann, DPTLiz Bradley, DPT

Dr. Bradley joined Body Dynamics in 2015. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Radford University with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University. Liz  is currently working to complete her orthopedic residency program with Evidence in Motion to become a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. She has a strong background working with sports related injuries and has expertise in slow motion run analysis. During her adolescence Liz was a competitive gymnast, qualifying and competing nationally up to her college years. The many hours of dedicated training in the gym gives her a personal appreciation for the importance of strength, mobility, and motor control to prevent injury and maximize athletic performance. When Liz is not in the clinic she loves being active with trail running, snow boarding, and stand up paddle boarding.

Natalie1Natalie Rakestraw, DPT, OCS

Dr. Rakestraw joined Body Dynamics in 2016 after moving back to the Northern Virginia area. Natalie earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree  from MGH Institute of Health Sciences in 2009, and after working in Boston for 7 years at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Sports Medicine Department she returned to her home state to continue her work with athletes and performing artists. Natalie did her undergraduate work at James Madison University where she studied Health Sciences with a minor in Nutrition. During her time at JMU Natalie enjoyed playing club field hockey and teaching as a group fitness instructor at the University Recreation Center. While in Boston, in addition to her clinical work, Natalie also acted as a teaching assistant at MGH Institute of Health Sciences.  Natalie is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and has a special interest in performing arts and treating the dance population.  In her spare time she enjoys traveling, running, snowboarding and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Patrick S. Suarez, DPTPatrick S. Suarez, DPT, OCS, SCS

Dr. Suarez joined Body Dynamics in 2011. He is a Board-Certified Orthopedic and Sports Clinical Specialist, and has completed an orthopedic residency program with Evidence In Motion. He received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from George Washington University in 2011 and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Hamilton College, where he also played varsity soccer and baseball. Patrick shows a particular interest in providing physical therapy services for athletes and works closely with local soccer clubs and student athletes. Patrick coordinates our P.ace program, which helps athletes improve their speed, agility, power, and longevity, and he also treats performers at Arena Stage in Washington, DC.

Ashley L. Templer, DPT, OCS, MTC, Certified Polestar® Pilates PractitionerAshley L. Templer, DPT, OCS, MTC, Certified Polestar® Pilates Practitioner

Dr. Templer joined Body Dynamics in 2005 and is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, a certified Manual Therapist, and a Certified Polestar Pilates Practitioner. She earned a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in 2012. Ashley trained as a student dancer at The Washington School of Ballet and now enjoys her role coordinating and providing physical therapy services for The Washington Ballet. As our Fitness Department Coordinator, Ashley manages the group and individual fitness programs, and as our Center Coordinator of Clinical Education, she fosters collegial relationships between physical therapy schools, physical therapy students, and BDI. She also mentors physical therapists during their residencies and physical therapy associates throughout their professional development. Ashley is married to her high school sweetheart, has two young daughters, and enjoys waterskiing and snowskiing with her family.

Jorge Villalobos, MPT, COMTJorge Villalobos, MPT, COMT

A competitive swimmer, triathlete, and Division 2 soccer player, Jorge earned his BS in sports medicine and physical education from St. Andrews college in 1999. After working 3 years in the retail speciality footwear industry, Jorge attended East Carolina University, earning his MPT in 2004 and his COMT (Certified Manual Therapist) training from Ola Grrimsby Institute in 2010. Today, he continues to be involved in soccer through local county adult leagues.
In addition to his special interest and knowledge of the foot and ankle, Jorge joins the Body Dynamics Industrial Medicine team supporting corporate “industrial athletes.”


Barbara BensonBarbara Benson

Barbara has a BS in Physical Fitness Management and a MS in Health Promotion Management from Marymount University in Arlington, VA. She has been working in the fitness industry for over 20 years, completing training as a Certified Flexible Strength and Cycle instructor along the way. Her experience includes many years in management but it is her love of one on one training and group training that brings her to Body Dynamics. Barbara works with older (as young as 91) clientele on balance as well as patients with cancer, fibromyalgia, parkinson’s, pre and post natal, and athletes training for marathons and triathlons. Barbara played collegiate basketball and ran cross country and is an avid marathoner and golfer. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Scott and three children, Calvin 5, Hunter 3 and Summer 4 months.

Chad BuchmanChad Buchman, B.S., NASM-PES, USA-W LVL 1

Chad graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. He is certified though the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist. Prior to joining Body Dynamics, Chad worked in an orthopedic hospital in Allentown, PA and a fitness studio in Bethesda, MD where he designed both sport specific and exercise programs for individuals recovering from a variety of different injuries. Chad spent his collegiate career working with athletes at the collegiate level from Carnegie Mellon University. Chad enjoys working with individuals on injury prevention, weight loss, those recovering from musculoskeletal injuries, and athletes who are looking to improve sport performance. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family in Pennsylvania, working out, watching sports (particularly football, basketball, and ice hockey), and travelling to different beaches.

Chip Coleman, Fitness Trainer, Certified Polestar® Pilates PractitionerChip Coleman, Fitness Trainer, Certified Polestar® Pilates Practitioner

Chip received his Bachelors in Biology in 1992 from Dartmouth College, where he began his dance training. From 1994 to 2008, he danced with The Washington Ballet in soloist roles by choreographers such as George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Paul Taylor, and Twyla Tharp. Most recently, he has appeared in several productions by The Washington National Opera. Currently, Chip serves on the Washington-Baltimore Area Committee of the American Guild of Musical Artists. Since joining Body Dynamics and receiving his Polestar Pilates certification, Chip has taught Pilates mat and ballet classes at varying levels. He has used his training and background to work with private clients of different ages and experience. Chip enjoys playing recreational tennis on the weekends and looks forward to traveling more in the future.

SaraKSarah Kenworthy, M.Ed, ACSM

Sarah has her B.S. Biology from Christopher Newport University and M.Ed. from The University of Virginia. She is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health and Fitness Specialist as well as an AFAA certified Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer. She has a variety of experience ranging from Cardiopulmonary Rehab to working with elite athletes at The University of Virginia. Sarah enjoys helping clients of all ages and abilities to gain strength, improve balance and reduce injury risk.
Sarah has completed various half and full marathons and most recently is trying triathlon. She is a member of Team LUNA Chix a women’s triathlon team and has dreams of completing an IRONMAN some day.

 

Suzanne Koucheravy, Fitness Trainer, Certified Polestar® Pilates PractitionerSuzanne Koucheravy, Fitness Trainer, Certified Polestar® Pilates Practitioner, Approved Scolio-Pilates Instructor, PMA-CT Pilates Method Alliance Certified Trainer

After more than 25 years of teaching and performing dance, Suzanne joined the staff at Body Dynamics in 2006. She is a certified Polestar Pilates Practitioner specializing in dance rehabilitation and personal training. She received her Bachelors in Theater and Dance and graduated summa cum laude from Kansas State University. Suzanne has taught extensively throughout the area, including the Academy for Classical Acting, Maryland Youth Ballet, The Washington Ballet, George Mason University, and George Washington University, developing curriculum for pre-professional dancers as well as elite athletes and actors. She has performed with DC Dance Theater, the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, the Classical Ballet of New Jersey, Ballet Tacoma, and the Ballet Royal.  Suzanne enjoys visiting her granddaughters, dancing, gardening, and baking bread.

Bobby Sidney, CMT, Certified Personal TrainerBobby Sidney, CMT, Certified Personal Trainer

Bobby holds certifications with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Performance Enhancement Specialist. He has studied optimum performance training for youth through NASM and has certifications as a group, Pilates, and personal trainer with EFI Sports Medicine. Bobby is also a nationally Certified Massage Therapist. He attended the Greater Washington Institute of Massage and the Thai Institute of Healing Arts and has certifications in both Thai Massage and Thai Foot Reflexology. From 1995 to 2010, Bobby danced professionally for local modern dance companies, including Bowen McCauley Dance, City Dance Ensemble, and DC Dance Theatre. He is also a flight attendant with a wife and three great kids.

Andrea Watkins, PhD, Certified Pilates Professional, Movement for Change SpecialistAndrea Watkins, PhD, Certified Pilates Professional, Movement for Change Specialist

Dr. Watkins joined Body Dynamics after 30 years at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the principal author of Dancing Longer, Dancing Stronger: A Dancer’s Guide to Improving Technique and Preventing Injuries. In addition to a performance and choreographic career at the university, Andrea lectured on injury prevention for dancers at various universities and dance conferences. She was recognized numerous times for teaching excellence. Most recently, Andrea developed our Movement for Change Program and our Osteoporosis Prevention/Intervention Program. Specialized areas of interest include baby-boomer fitness, chronic pain, and osteoporosis. Outside of BDI, Andrea is an avid paper engineer who choreographs greeting cards.


Gwynn Geiger Hegyi, Certified Massage TherapistGwynn Geiger Hegyi, Certified Massage Therapist

Gwynn graduated from Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington, DC in 2011 and has been teaching Gravity Training at Body Dynamics since 2006. She completed our 3-month residency program and is pursing continuing education in post-mastectomy and cancer massage. Gwynn enjoys working with a wide range of clients, from those managing chronic pain to those recovering from orthopedic injuries. She uses a variety of treatment tools, including postural charting and functional movement analysis, and does deep tissue and Swedish massage. Gwynn comes to us after a 30-year business career that included owning a grassroots consulting business and successfully taking another small business through an IPO. She wears a couple of hats at Body Dynamics, serving as not only a Massage Therapist and GTS instructor but also as our Marketing Director. The proud mother of three young adults and grandmother to a granddaughter, Gwynn enjoys spending weekends at her family farm in Culpeper, Virginia.

Kathryn Sparks, Certified Massage TherapistKathryn Sparks, Certified Massage Therapist

Kathryn Sparks is a 2013 graduate of Potomac Massage Training Institute. Following her training, she completed the clinical residency in massage at Body Dynamics and has remained an enthusiastic member of the BDI team since then. Kathryn is trained in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage techniques and often weaves movement and breath work into her sessions with a wide range of clients. Keenly interested in the healing and integration of spirit, body, mind and heart, Kathryn is a second degree Reiki practitioner and certified leader of InterPlay®. She holds degrees in Dance and Theology and is also an adjunct professor at Wesley Theological Seminary in DC. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading poetry and taking long walks.

marieMarie Tien, Certified Massage Therapist

Marie has worked in international development for more than 20 years in the effort to improve the lives of others. Massage therapy provides her with another path in making a positive change in people’s well-being. A graduate of Potomac Massage Therapy Institute, she has enjoyed working with a variety of clients from athletes including runners and rowers, to those seeking pain and tension relief, and anyone who is seeking a little more balance in their lives. A lifelong runner, Marie understands the value and importance of integrating massage to keep the body healthy and happy. Cooking and traveling with her husband are a few of her favorite activities.


Regina Carrick, LPC, Family Systems and Neurobiofeedback CounselorRegina Carrick, LPC, Family Systems and Neurobiofeedback Counselor

Regina has a Master of Arts in Counseling from George Washington University and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1995. She has more than 6 years of postgraduate training in Bowen family systems theory from The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, DC, and is cofounder of The Learning Space, her private practice in Washington, DC. In 2004, Regina added neuorbiofeedback to her practice. Neurobiofeedback, or brain-wave training, is a form of biofeedback that helps people better regulate the influences of stress, anxiety, and threat on functioning. Regina combines neurobiofeedback with counseling and family systems coaching to help clients manage emotional, social, and physical symptoms, including chronic pain. She joined Body Dynamics in 2006 and works closely with our clinicians to help clients manage the emotional aspects of physical rehabilitation. Regina enjoys teaching others to be at their best in their lives and in their most important relationships. She is happily raising her three children in Arlington.

Meg Breeden

Meg Breeden, M. Ed., Resident in Counseling

Meg Breeden joined Body Dynamics as a Resident in Counseling in the  Spring of 2014.  She graduated from George Mason University in May 2013 with a Master of Education in Counseling and Development having worked as a medical meeting planner and special events manager in her first career.  In addition, Meg has been enrolled in the Post Graduate Program at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family since September 2013.  In April 2014, Meg was awarded Outstanding Volunteer in Arlington County for her work at the Arlington County Detention Center where she has taught co-parenting, substance abuse education, life skills, and health relationship classes.  Meg also works at Demeter House, a residential substance abuse program for women located in Arlington, VA. In her work at Body Dynamics, Meg helps clients explore and understand the complex relationship between emotional issues and physical challenges.  The relationship between oneself and important others is integral to the counseling approach she practices. Meg lives in Falls Church and enjoys yoga, gardening and spending time with her husband, two children, and two step-sons.