Welcome To Physical Therapy of Central Virginia

After being a trusted physical therapy provider in Richmond and Ashland, Virginia with Richmond/Ashland Physical Therapy, it was time to branch out to the Fredericksburg region. As Clinic Director, Aaron Perkins, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS has been a committed physical therapy provider for Randolph-Macon College athletes, multiple Richmond area high schools, runners, people suffering from back/neck pain, arthritic conditions, joint and tendon conditions, balance disorders and the spectrum of orthopedic conditions impacting all ages. We have worked with patients referred from many physicians throughout Richmond, Hanover County, Caroline County and Fredericksburg.

We have been relied upon by physicians to care for their patients from West End Orthopedics (Ortho Virginia), The Medical College of Virginia/VCU, Tuckahoe Orthopedics, as well as Advanced Orthopedics in the Richmond Area and from physicians in the Fredericksburg area. We plan to bring that same trusted care to serve patients/clients throughout the Fredericksburg area. With our commitment to evidence based practice, compassion, consideration of your goals and expectations and our dedication to the community, we hope to become the family physical therapist of choice for you and Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Chief Executive Manager/Clinic Owner

Dr. Aaron K. Perkins, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CMTPT

Aaron graduated from Randolph-Macon College with a degree in biology and a minor in psychology while playing collegiate football. He continued on to work at Johns Hopkins School of Genetic Medicine in Baltimore, MD where he conducted human genetics research. He then earned his Doctorate degree in physical therapy (DPT) from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University.

There he also participated in the VA-LEND program (Leadership Excellence in Neuro-developmental Disabilities). During this program he received additional education and experience in leadership, evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients as well as federal and state health care laws and services. He continued to practice as a physical therapist and as a high school football coach while becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has served as a consultant for high school and college athletic programs on strength and speed training as well as injury prevention and rehabilitation of athletes.

Aaron has continued to receive additional focused schooling through many continued education courses including Michigan State University's School of Osteopathic Medicine's Muscle Energy I course for manual treatment of the spine, pelvis and rib cage. He holds his Board Certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He specializes in orthopedic and sports injuries with a particular interest in spine disorders. Aaron has experience treating patients with vestibular/balance disorders and pediatric patients as well. After training in trigger point dry needling he went further to complete advanced training and research through the world renowned Dr. Janet Tavell, MD series through Myopain Seminars to become a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT). Aaron is a Certified Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association and has instructed doctoral students in physical therapy in the clinic environment. In addition, he has continually mentored students interested in pursuing different careers including physical therapy.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, playing basketball, coaching football and spending time with friends and family.

Clinic Director/Physical Therapist

Dr. Angela Dauch, PT, DPT

Originally from Stafford, VA and a graduate of Stafford High School, Angela earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise, Sport and Health Education, with a concentration in Sports Medicine form Radford University. While earning her degree Angela was a Division-1 scholarship athlete and team captain of the field hockey team. Angela received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Angela has completed research on cervical spine disorders and thoracic outlet syndrome. She has worked most of her career with Richmond/Ashland Physical Therapy where she served as a clinical instructor for Doctorate physical therapy students and treated the spectrum of orthopedic and sports injuries. She has vast experience in treating running injuries, spine and rib cage disorders, shoulder injuries, lower extremity conditions, work-related injuries, balance and gait dysfunction, post-surgical rehabilitation, and sports related injuries. In her free time Angela enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, running and reading.

Physical Therapist

Dr. Abigail Jergenson, PT, DPT

Dr. Abigail Jergenson is experienced in working with low back pain and orthopedic injuries impacting the extremities. She has worked with Allina Health in Minnesota were she evaluated and treated various disorders related to the spine disorders with a focus on manual treatment. Dr. Jergenson also has experience with non-surgical and post-surgical knee and shoulder patients at Integrated Therapy Specialist in Iowa also with a focus on manual treatment. She has a special interest and love of working with geriatric patients and dealing with conditions associated with the aging process. She graduated magnum cum laude from Iowa State University with a BS in Kineseology and Health with minors in biology and psychology. She received her doctorate degree in physical therapy from the University of Iowa. She participated in researching pain in the upper extremities and looking at lower extremity biomechanics. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, running, and water sports like surfing.


Physical Therapist

Dr. Stephanie Lawson, PT, DPT, AT, SCS

Stephanie comes to PT of Central VA after working for several years rehabilitating athletes at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center. There she was part of the Endurance Medicine Team and had an interest in working with the running athlete. Stephanie is one of the few Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) in the Fredericksburg region. She has vast experience in working with not only athletes but also general orthopedic injuries, chronic pain, and vertigo. Stephanie has worked at Sheltering Arms in Richmond, VA where she rehabilitated patients with arthritic conditions, rotator cuff injuries, general knee pain, spine disorders, foot and ankle disorders, post orthopedic surgery, and the spectrum of neurological conditions. She has an emphasis on manual/hands on treatment but is also McKenzie trained in spine disorders focusing on patients taking an active role in their rehabilitation. She has participated in several research studies which focused on chronic low back pain and muscle action in the lumbar spine.


Stephanie obtained her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration with Athletic Training from the University of Toledo. Stephanie earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Ohio University. She has provided care for high school athletes and Division I collegiate athletes in track and field, volleyball, baseball, softball, basketball wrestling and football. Stephanie is a certified clinical instructor and has educated other doctoral candidates in physical therapy in the clinic environment. She has experience in utilizing video running analysis using two dimensional software to help correct training errors to prevent re-injury and improve athletic performance. Stephanie personally enjoys spending time with her husband, recreational running and has competed in several half and full marathons.


Physical Therapist

Dr. Greg Mitro, PT, DPT

Greg received his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University after earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Randolph-Macon College, while playing collegiate baseball. While playing baseball he earned honors on the all-conference team and all-academic team. Greg has clinical experience in treating the spectrum of orthopedic conditions in a variety of orthopedic settings but with an emphasis on complex back pain, post-surgical rehabilitation, and injuries related to motor vehicle accidents. He has training in diagnosis and treatment of conditions impacting all joints but has additional professional training in concussion management and sports injuries. In his spare time Greg enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and coaching baseball.


Physical Therapist Assistant

Crystal D. Barnes, LPTA

Crystal graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training from Longwood University. From there she worked with many sports teams with athletic injuries at Longwood University, Hampden-Sydney College, and Benedictine High School in Richmond, VA. She was responsible for injury prevention, evaluation, and treatment of many student athletes in sports such as basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and cross country. She worked for many years with Ashland Physical Therapy as a physical therapy technician assisting physical therapists in the care of patients and was continually acknowledged by patients for her exceptional customer service and care. She then continued on to obtain her degree from Tidewater Community College (TCC) in Virginia Beach, VA to become a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA). Her clinical experience includes: Henrico Health and Rehabilitation were she treated neurological and orthopedic patients with various disorders and post-surgical patients; Colonial Orthopedics in Colonial Heights, VA where she treated various spine disorders, lower extremity injuries and shoulder pathologies; InMotion Physical Therapy in Norfolk, VA where she focused on manual treatment of chronic neck and back pain along with patients suffering from fibromyalgia. She was an active participant in TCC's free clinic where she treated patients with chronic pain, neuromuscular disorders, and traumatic brain injury. Coming from an athletic training and Kinesiology background Crystal is an exceptional LPTA who has extensive and unique experience working with athletes and patients with musculoskeletal disorders. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and seeking out fine wines and cheeses.