Heather Carr, DPT, NTP, PRC, MTC, OCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Postural Restoration Certified, Manual Therapy Certification, Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
Through her 15 years of practice, Dr. Heather Carr has developed specialties in orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation. She believes expertise in each area reinforces the other and cross application strengthens her ability to provide high quality care. In 2008, she became Board Certified as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). In 2007, she earned her Certification in Manual Therapy (MTC) from the University of St. Augustine. Her “hands-on” skills are eclectic including, but not limited to, trigger point dry needling, myofascial mobilization and decompression using manual and cupping techniques, joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). Heather combines these manual treatments with specific postural restoration training depending on the needs of the individual.
In 2011, Heather decided to open up her own practice due to frustrations from working in traditional outpatient Physical Therapy clinics. She found the productivity pressures in these settings did not allow her to give optimal care for her patients. She believes that providing adequate time for her patient's needs delivered in a personalized 1:1 setting is essential for individuals to reach their therapy goals. The name of her practice, "One to One Physical Therapy," was chosen to express the nature of the services she provides. Access and continuity of One to One’s highly integrative care and customer service creates an excellent platform for successful patient-oriented outcomes.
In October, 2013 Heather took her first course, Postural Respiration, through the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI). Since then, she has taken 17 courses through the institute and became Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) in 2015. Heather believes that the PRI approach provides a strong comprehensive method and theoretical framework that enables her to integrate all of her eclectic training and skills together.
In 2015, Heather completed a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certification program through the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) fueled by her strong belief in the importance of proper nutrition to holistically address her patients’ needs. The approach of this program uses principles of balanced whole food nutrition while respecting bio-individuality. The works of Weston A. Price, DDS, Francis Pottenger, MD, Melvin Page, DDS, and Royal Lee, DDS are a foundation of the NTA's philosophy. Over the course of 2015, she has written a number of nutrition based articles. These articles may be accessed on her blog: http://heathercarrdpt.com
In 2016 Heather became certified in a sound modality called biofield tuning. The human body exhibits numerous interacting biofields (Rubik et al. 2015), (Kefatos et al. 2015), (Hammerschlag et al. 2015) which influence our physiological balance and regulation. Through the application of coherent sound, it is possible to facilitate improved physical function and health. Since learning this technique, Heather has done around 1000 sound treatments with exciting and at times incredible results. She has discovered working with sound at the level of an individual’s biofield has allowed certain patients to reach their physical goals which previously were unattainable.
Noelle Ekonomou, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Noelle Ekonomou attended the accelerated 6-year Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Saint Louis University and has received extensive training in both orthopedic, neurologic and acute rehabilitation. Noelle is passionate about helping others pursue their overall health and wellness goals and believes in providing the highest quality of care. With an integrated, whole-body rehabilitation model, Noelle uses extensive evaluation, examination and treatment procedures. She deeply explores the root cause of her patients’ injuries — considering musculoskeletal, vestibular, vision, neurologic, lymphatic, and cardiopulmonary systems.
Noelle has advanced her skills through continued post-graduate coursework for osteopathic manual therapies including muscle energy, strain-counterstrain, cranial and joint mobilizations, and fascial and lymphatic balancing. She has also been specially trained to perform internal pelvic floor muscle evaluation and treatment through the Hermann and Wallace institute.
In addition to her manual skills, Noelle also began her special interest in treating scoliosis and neuromuscular imbalances through the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI). She has been studying with the institute since 2014 and plans on obtaining her certification in 2019.
In 2018, Noelle began her Pilates instructor training through a studio in Alexandria, VA where she teaches group classes in her spare time. She incorporates Pilates techniques into her physical therapy treatments in order to improve core stabilization and neuro-muscular activation.
Noelle believes in developing individualized treatment approaches by incorporating different philosophies. She enjoys treating complex and chronic conditions, with a special emphasis on neurologic and spinal disorders, headaches, orofacial pain, TMJ, and pelvic disorders for men and women.
In her personal time, you can find Noelle exploring the DMV area doing anything active, including hiking, bicycling, skiing, yoga and Pilates.
Kori Reigel, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Kori Reigel graduated from The University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. At Delaware, Kori was a four year team member and a captain of the Women’s Division I Volleyball Team, Go Blue Hens! It was her time spent around injured athletes, healthy athletes looking to excel, and in the physical therapy clinic where her passion for Physical Therapy was ignited.
As a graduate from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Neumann University, Kori gained experience in rehabilitation across the spectrum of healthcare, ranging from acute care to outpatient services. She has work experience in outpatient services specializing in but not limited to orthopedics, sports medicine, post-operative rehabilitation, and pain management. She endorses a holistic approach to medicine and utilizes individualized treatment plans to help her patient’s reach their rehabilitation as well as overall health and wellness goals.
Since earning her Doctorate, Kori has completed a certification in Synergistic Dry Needling Level I and Level II. She has also completed the Titleist Performance Instituted (TPI) Certification to better assess movement in relation to an individual golf swing. She is currently studying Postural Restoration (PRI) and has goals to be certified in the near future. Kori is also interested in Functional Movement Systems, Biofield Tuning, nutrition, and injury prevention.
When she isn’t with her new nephew, Kori plays volleyball and practices yoga, enjoys hiking, knitting, reading and spending time with her friends. She also loves to eat and is always looking for recommendations!