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Diego Herrera

PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Diego Herrera is a collaborative Physical Therapist at VSI Physical Therapy who works closely with physicians, spine surgeons, and regenerative medicine doctors to craft a comprehensive healing model for patients. In addition to his integral role, Diego is a versatile practitioner, offering expertise in sports injuries and pain conditions.

Diego’s passion for treating diverse patients is reflected in his broad scope of practice, ranging from high-level athletes to weekend warriors. His special expertise shines in the treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) conditions, as well as cervicogenic headaches showcasing his commitment to addressing a wide array of musculoskeletal issues.

Diego firmly believes in the transformative power of exercise. With an “exercise is medicine” philosophy, he empowers his patients to stay active and reclaim their favorite activities. Diego’s approach goes beyond symptom management; it’s about fostering a lifestyle that supports long-term well-being and function.

Diego’s ability to communicate fluently in both English and Spanish enhances the accessibility of his care, ensuring effective communication.

Diego’s recent journey to Bolivia after 25 years took him to La Paz, providing a glimpse into his adventurous spirit. His free time is a blend of strength training, quality moments with his fiancée (and soon-to-be baby girl arriving in March 2024), soccer games, sports spectating, and culinary adventures.

College

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Shenandoah University
  • Bachelor of Science, Health, Exercise Science and Physical Education, Virginia Commonwealth University

Certifications

  • Completed Certification in Dry Needling (CDN)
  • CPR BLS, AED AHA Certification

What Patients Are Saying

Google
5.0/5
Apr 10, 2024
Google - SpineMD
VSI has always been my go-to place for physical therapy. Last year, I went to VSI following surgery to repair my dislocated shoulder and, subsequently, for tennis elbow. I went for months and the care I received was top-notch. Everything from administrative needs to the actual care received was excellent. This year, I underwent physical therapy at VSI with Steven for a quad/knee injury I sustained while climbing and I received the same quality of professionalism and care. Steven not only helped me achieve functionality in my quad/knee again, but also took great care to ensure that I was able to get back to the sports I enjoy most. I can't recommend VSI enough!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 11, 2024
Google - SpineMD
Shout out to Steven at Virginia Therapy and Fitness Center for an amazing experience. My knee now feels like it did at sixteen. Thank you to Steven and the entire Therapy team!!!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 6, 2024
Google - SpineMD
I have been receiving physical therapy services for my shoulder issues from VSI Physical Therapy for about 5 weeks. I have found every aspect of its operation to be first-rate. Its administrative staff services, from providing information, scheduling and adjusting appointments, and billing are handled pleasantly and efficiently. The front desk staff has been unfailingly pleasant and accommodating. Both of my PT's, Larry Grine (Clinic Director) and Jason Arnett have been extremely effective in a short period of time. My shoulder pain has been drastically reduced and my shoulder mobility and strength greatly improved. But Larry and Jason's value, to me, is not just in what they have been able to do for me, but also how they have done it. First, they were unfailingly amiable from the start, putting me quickly at ease. They were comprehensive in gathering information from me and in trying to understand what goals I was trying to achieve. They explained everything fully and addressed patiently all my concerns. Finally, throughout all the therapy and exercise sessions, they looked to balance encouraging me to try my hardest while still accommodating my own discomfort levels. I never felt forced to accomplish anything beyond my ability. My adult son referred them to me; I'm thankful he did. It's a professional, first-rate organization.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 23, 2024
Google - SpineMD
Greg is awesome! Fixes you right up after just one session!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 21, 2024
Google - SpineMD
I have been working with Justin Geister, my physical therapist at VTFC for the past two years and he has done an outstanding job of helping me recover from several physical issues. After going to several other centers, I find VTFC a highly professional organization with highly skilled therapists. I highly recommend it!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 18, 2024
Google - SpineMD
I feel extremely lucky and blessed to have been able to work with Justin for my physical therapy and rehabilitation. He's truly a gem and an angel! Justin has given me the knowledge and the training to build the best and strongest body I could have following my procedure.I wouldn't be where I am today without him. He will be truly missed. I wish him all the very best!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 18, 2024
Google - SpineMD
Justin Geisler has been my PT for past 3 years and he is by far the very best PT to have treated me in over 20 years. He is so caring and connected with his patients - I always looked forward to my visits . And he works magic!! I will miss him terribly but I understand his zest for life.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 17, 2024
Google - SpineMD
Justin is a very skilled physical therapist. He listens to you and observes your mobility and then breaks down the movements necessary to fix the issues. He is well versed in weight training to gain strength. Justin has a positive attitude and his encouragement is very motivating. He will be missed!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 17, 2024
Google - SpineMD
Justin Geisler worked with one of my kids for a year. He was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and helpful. We saw dramatic gains. We've had excellent experiences with everyone at the practice, from desk staff to other trainers. I highly recommend VTFC.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 15, 2024
Google - SpineMD
VTFC is great! I worked initially with Larry on an issue with my back. He was very knowledgeable and listened to the issues I was having, explained clearly the course of treatment he wanted to do (stem, massage, home exercises). When I progessed, he suggested I see Jason to work on strengthening. Jason was encouraging and funny, and was so happy for me when I graduated from PT! Thanks!!

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