Allison Barton, PT, MSPT, ATP, cert MDT, Clinical Coordinator
Allison Barton has been the Clinical Coordinator for Riverside's Physical Therapy-Denbigh since its opening in May 2010. She graduated with honors from the University of Georgia in 2000, Cum Laude with a BS in Exercise and Sport Science. She obtained her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of North Georgia in 2004, and spent her initial 5 years as a licensed PT at Memorial Health System in Georgia where she served a variety of patient populations. Early in her career, she advanced her training to specialize in manual therapy techniques and aquatic therapy, starting aquatics programs at multiple locations. In 2009, she moved to Virginia to join the Riverside team, and enjoys snowboarding, hiking, swimming, and the many outdoor activities that Virginia has to offer year round. Allison has always had a love for sports, receiving the "Sportswoman of the Year" award her senior year of High School, is trained on Dartfish movement analysis technology, and is a part of Riverside's Sports Performance Team. Allison became STAR certified in 2012 to advocate and help meet the needs of oncology patients, recognizing that "survivorship" is a stage often under-served in Healthcare. In 2013, she received Meeks training to assist in management of osteoporosis that focuses on alignment, core strength, and consideration for body mechanics. She serves as Riverside's seating and mobility specialist and has been RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) since 2007. In November 2014, Allison completed her Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) certification. She has excellent outcomes using this McKenzie approach to mechanical assessment and treatment of the spine and extremities and is passionate about empowering patients to not only abolish pain temporarily, but to keep these gains by understanding their bodies and preventative measures to manage recurrence.
Brian Stisser, PT, CIMT, Senior Physical Therapist
Brian is a 1997 graduate from Daemen College in Amherst, NY. He has been with the Riverside team since 2000 and a Senior Physical Therapist for over 10 years. Brian achieved certification in 2012 as a Certified Integrative Manual Therapist through Great Lakes Seminars and is also a Star Certified Practitioner specialized in Cancer Rehabilitation. He has practiced and is experienced in all levels of care, including acute care, skilled nursing, orthopedics, TMJ, neurological, cancer survivors, balance, sports, home health and chronic pain rehabilitation. Brian has a passion for learning with particular interest in hands-on manual therapy. He is constantly learning and studying new manual techniques to put into practice to better serve his patients. He uses a variety of technical skills such as MFR (myofascial release), anatomy train rehab, muscle energy, joint mobilizations, soft tissue mobilization, PNF, muscle reeducation, and neuromobilizations to name a few. Brian focuses on the entire body system to find your true origin of pain in order for the body to heal properly. Brian has a special focus on chronic pain management and rehabilitation. Over the years, he has worked directly with several well respected Pain Management Doctors both in NY and VA. His particular skill set with manual therapy and his passion for chronic pain patients makes him able to help people find relief where other options have often been unsuccessful.
Candice Norris, PTA
Candice graduated from Hampton University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She is a Certified Industrial Rehab Specialist and graduated Suma Cum Laude from Medical Careers Institute in 2012 as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Candice is currently studying with the National Association of Sports Medicine and specializes in aquatics and sports.
Justin Kelly, PT, DPT
Justin Kelly received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University. Justin played football for the College of William and Mary where he received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Justin excels in treating athletes and is manual therapy trained.
Stephanie Barnes, DPT
Stephanie holds a BS in Health Science from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The Medical College of Virginia in Richmond (MCV). Since graduating from MCV, Stephanie has concentrated in practicing in the outpatient orthopedic setting. She has worked directly with and for several well respected orthopedic surgeons in Virginia, West Virginia, and Florida. Additionally, Stephanie has directly managed both small and mid-size physical therapy clinics. She brings a wide array of knowledge and expertise to Riverside Physical Therapy, allowing her to treat a variety of conditions including orthopedic, neurological, sports and work-related injuries. Her latest continuation education has been in vestibular rehabilitation. Stephanie's motto is "I can get you back to working, to playing, or to living". She believes in evidence-based practice and the importance of continuing education courses. Stephanie has enjoyed working at Riverside and appreciates the opportunity to care for others as she would care for those she loves. She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brad, and three children, Britton, Brielle, and Bladen.
N. Railton PTA, BS Physical Therapy Assistant
Samantha Railton graduated from Longwood University in 2011 with a Bachelors in Science with a concentration in Biology. At Longwood she was apart of the Women's Rugby team for 3 years and won the Virginia Rugby Union State Championship in 2008. After college she was a physical therapy aide for two years until she went back to school. Samantha went to ECPI MCI for Physical Therapy Assistant in 2013 and graduated with an Associates in Applied Sciences and attained her PTA license in 2014. Samantha is certified by ROCK TAPE in Fascial Movement Taping I &II (FMT I &II).