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Kelly Nottingham

PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
RRCA Certified Running Coach

Meet Kelly, a Physical Therapist at VSI Physical Therapy, driven by a love for running and a commitment to helping individuals achieve their highest level of function. Kelly earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University and is a running and rehabilitation specialist.

Whether you’re a runner, an athlete, or someone navigating post-operative care, Kelly’s commitment to personalized care and innovative rehabilitation techniques ensures a comprehensive approach to your well-being at VSI Physical Therapy.

Kelly’s dedication to sports rehabilitation is deeply rooted in her love for running. In addition to her physical therapy education and training, she has acquired a medical certification specifically tailored to assist runners in their journey to full function and hitting the pavement again. Her expertise extends beyond the typical, incorporating a range of modern modalities not commonly found elsewhere. Kelly employs cutting-edge techniques, including the innovative Hydroworx aquatic treadmill therapy, blood flow restriction, functional exercise, and more. These modern modalities elevate her approach to rehabilitation, providing unique solutions to help individuals recover and thrive.

Growing up competitively horseback riding on her rescue thoroughbred mare Tessa, Kelly developed a deep love for the equestrian world. When not in the saddle, you’ll likely find her trail running, hiking, or camping, embracing the great outdoors with the same enthusiasm she brings to her profession.

“Recovery is a journey, and my mission is to guide you through it using the latest and most effective methods. Let’s get you back to doing what you love, pain-free and with enhanced strength.”

College

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Shenandoah University
  • Bachelor of Science, Virginia Tech

Certifications

  • Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Techniques (IAMT) Trigger Point Dry Needling Level I-III
  • Certified Dry Needling Specialist
  • RRCA Certified Running Coach Level 1
  • Myofascial Release Level 1

What Patients Are Saying

Google
5.0/5
Apr 23, 2024
Google - SpineMD
The Virginia Therapy & Fitness Center (and John Fainsan, in particular) were fabulous! I was being treated for a frozen shoulder. Making appointments was easy (and the reception staff were friendly and competent). John himself was amazing--he was excellent at explaining what he was doing and why it was important. There was no judgment of weeks when I wasn't as conscientious about my exercises as I should have been, and he was always friendly and helpful. I highly recommend John and the Virginia Therapy & Fitness Center!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 20, 2024
Google - SpineMD
John Fainsan at VSI PT is an exceptional physical therapist in every way. I used him for PT on my knees. He is extremely knowledgeable, highly skilled in multiple different PT techniques, and brings a long-term comprehensive strategy to healing. He is encouraging, helpful and spends the entire hour with you working on your healing. VSI is a great, first class facility.
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!

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