Our Team


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Dr. Travis H. Stoner, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

CEO and Founder, Fusion Rehab and Wellness

Bachelor of Science : Kinesiology with Biology Minor Shenandoah University 2002

Doctor of Physical Therapy: Shenandoah University 2005

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
Certified Functional Dry Needling Practitioner
Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)

Senior Faculty Member and Fellowship Advisor for Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars

Dr. Travis Stoner hails from western Maryland and began his career working with patients with neurological and vestibular disorders at the Winchester Rehabilitation Center as well as serving as the Director of the Aquatic Therapy Program there. After moving to northern Virginia to pursue orthopedics in 2010, he moved to the Fredericksburg area with his wife, Jennifer, in 2017.

Fun Facts about Travis: He played lacrosse in college, loves ATV riding, boating on Lake Anna, and sim racing. He also named his son Alex after Alexander Ovechkin when his favorite sports team, the Washington Capitals, finally won the Stanley Cup in 2018.

“I started Fusion Rehab and Wellness to serve the community and help grow my amazing profession. Through work and patient experiences, I began to see a gap not just in the way Physical Therapy was treating patients, but also the providers. Fusion, at its core, is built on the mission of providing an area of learning, development, and growth for patients and providers alike. I believe in treating each person as an individual, not a diagnosis or an employee number, and helping each person meet his or her specific goals and creating a conducive environment for that to happen.”

In addition to his practice experience, he has also served as an Adjunct Instructor at Shenandoah University’s Division of Physical Therapy and Germanna Community College and has performed physical screening for officer candidates at Quantico Marine Base.

Travis is a faculty member for Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars teaching continuing education courses across the country as well as a Senior Fellowship Advisor, training other physical therapists advanced manual techniques and clinical reasoning.

Specializes in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Dry Needling, Post-Concussion Syndrome and Vestibular Rehabilitation, and Chronic Pain

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Certified Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist
Certified Functional Dry Needling Practitioner
Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)

Specializes in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Post-Concussion Syndrome and Vestibular Rehabilitation, and Chronic Pain

Travis graduated from Shenandoah University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2002 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2005. After graduating, Dr. Stoner worked at Winchester Rehabilitation Center gaining experience in neurological, vestibular, and total joint replacement rehabilitation as well as serving as the Director of their Aquatic Physical Therapy program. Dr. Stoner moved to Northern Virginia in July 2009 with an interest in expanding into orthopedics and sports injuries. In addition to his practice experience, he has also served as an Adjunct Instructor at Shenandoah University’s Division of Physical Therapy and Germanna Community College and has performed physical screening for officer candidates at Quantico Marine Base. Dr. Stoner is a Faculty member for Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars teaching continuing education courses across the country as well as a Senior Faculty Advisor, training other physical therapists advanced manual techniques and clinical reasoning.
Travis is a Maitland Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT), Certified in Functional Dry Needling, Former Certified Aquatic Therapist (ATRIC), Certified Clinical Instructor and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
While not working, Travis loves spending time on the water or hitting the trails on his ATV, spending time with his amazing wife, Jenn and their son Alex.

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Jennifer M. Stoner, LPTA

Chief Operating Officer

Jenn graduated from Radford University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and received her Physical Therapist Assistant Degree in 2011 from Northern Virginia Community College. Jenn has been working in orthopedics for over 5 years and has completed McKenzie and Mulligan courses. Jenn is a native of Fredericksburg and has returned to the area to lay down roots with her husband Travis and son, Alex. She greatly enjoys being a mother to Alex and her two dogs, Walker and Stella. In her free time she loves spending time with her family and especially enjoys hanging out on the water.

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Anna Robinson

Billing Director

Anna Robinson has been with Fusion since it first opened its doors in February 2017. She is currently an office assistant at our Spotsylvania location. She attended Longwood University, where she received a B.S. in Psychology.

Anna works hard at making sure patients feel at home once they walk into the office and that they leave with a smile. She also our go to person when it comes to training on all administrative tasks.

In her spare time, she loves hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. She has an avid interest in paleontology, with her favorite from the Late Cretaceous Period being the mighty carnivorous theropod Tyrannosaurus, often referred to as the T-rex.

She prides herself in being a wonderful fur mama to her beautiful dog, Lola, and loving girlfriend to her long-time boyfriend, Chris.

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Regina Pettit

Billing Assistant

Regina was looking to start a new chapter in her life when she joined Fusion Rehab and Wellness. She comes to us with a background in childcare and small business ownership. She decided to join our Fusion Family as a physical therapy technician. She has a true understanding of the aches and pains that our patients deal with daily, as she has experience with physical therapy as a patient. She enjoys assisting our therapists in helping our patients on their road to recovery as a physical therapy technician.

She is also looking to grow her experience with Fusion and is learning the role of the Office Administrator. When Regina isn’t helping the patients and staff, she likes to spend her free time with her husband, their children, grandchildren, three dogs and cat.

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Craig Repanshek

Director of Marketing, Sales and Community Relations

Broadcasting and Sales: Brown Institute in 1995

comes to us from outside the medical field. He graduated from Verona Area High School in Verona, WI in 1991. He holds a Certificate in Broadcasting from Brown Institute in Minneapolis.

During his career he has worked in retail, sales, broadcasting and personnel management. He started with us in April of 2019 as a physical therapy tech at our Spotsylvania clinic. He has shown how the lifetime of experience he has can be applied to our field.

Craig wears many hats in our practice and makes our patients care his top priority. If there is anything our patients need to aid in their recoveries, he’s the guy who makes sure you have it.

When not with his Fusion family, Craig enjoys time with his wife Cyndi, their daughter Sera and their dogs Subie, Fred and Zippy. He enjoys music, movies, reading, pop culture, and antiques and toy collecting.

Alexandria Office

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Kimberly Tyborowski PT, DPT, CIDN, PCES

Clinic Director/Partner, Alexandria

Bachelor of Science: Athletic Training, University of Pittsburgh, 2009
Doctorate in Physical Therapy: University of Pittsburgh, 2012

Dr. Kimberly Tyborowski was born and raised outside of Harrisburg, PA but moved to Alexandria, VA in 2012 after graduating PT school. She directed a busy outpatient clinic before deciding to join the Fusion Rehab team by opening a clinic in Alexandria.

Kim has been practicing in outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, women’s pelvic health, and neurological rehabilitation since graduation.

Fun Facts about Kim: Kim loves the Steelers, the beach, local breweries, spending time with her husband and daughter, and is a secret cat lover.

“I decided to reach out to my friend and colleague, Travis, about opening a Fusion Clinic in Alexandria after I had my daughter in 2020. I wanted to start a clinic in the area where my daughter will grow up for several reasons. I wanted to be more involved in and be able to give back to this community. I also wanted to treat patients the way that I think is best for each one of them. Fusion has helped me achieve these goals and I am excited to continue to grow here! It’s exciting to be part of a company that really values their patients and staff members.”

Kim specializes in orthopedics, dry needling, manual therapy, women’s pelvic health, sports medicine, runners, and functional movement analyses. She has also completed her certification as a Specialist in Pregnancy and Post Partum Corrective Exercise.

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Bryce Baughman, LPTA

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology at James Madison University in 2018

Physical Therapist Assistant (A.A.S): Northern Virginia Community College in 2022

Bryce was born in Colorado Spring, CO, but spent a majority of his life living in Harrisonburg, VA. After moving to Northern Virginia for PTA school, he now lives in National Harbor, MD. Bryce has been practicing in outpatient orthopedics since graduating school.

Fun Facts about Bryce: In his free time, he loves exercising and spending time with his beautiful wife, Hilary. Also, he has a passion for video games and music, often practicing the guitar and is willing to take anyone on in Mario Kart.

“I am blessed to be a part of a profession all about loving people, and helping people get back to doing the activities they want to do. I knew right away when I was interning with Fusion during my schooling that Fusion shares these exact priorities.
I am stoked to be a part of a company that is focused on providing high-quality, patient-centered care. At Fusion, our patients are not just numbers in a medical record. We want to get to know you! If you are reading this and are unsure about physical therapy, c’mon in! We would love to help you achieve your goals.”

Bryce is excited to grow in his depth of practice as a PTA with Fusion, so that he may offer the highest quality of care possible for his patients.

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Brenna Whalon


Bachelor of Science: Health Sciences at James Madison University 2021 (Pre-Occupational Therapy track)


Brenna is a native of Alexandria, Virginia where she currently lives. She joined the Fusion family as an OA shortly after graduating from JMU in order to gain experience in the rehabilitative field and to pick up the knowledge of the administrative side of things. She is hoping to attend graduate school to become an Occupational Therapist in the near future and has had a growing interest in OT and PT for several years now.

“What I love about Fusion is the welcoming atmosphere. Our patients become like family to us. I enjoy meeting new Fusion Family members almost every day!”

Fun facts about Brenna: Brenna loves traveling, especially to the beach or anywhere with a nice view and good company. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as meeting new people.

She has hopes that after OT school she can continue with the Fusion family as a full-time Occupational Therapist.

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Aubrey Tannehill

Physical Therapy Tech

Bachelor of Science: George Mason University class of 2024

Aubrey was born in Roseville, CA but spent most of her life living in many different places due to her growing up in a military family. Colorado Springs, Colorado is where Aubrey lived prior to moving to the DMV area and it’s where she currently calls home.

Aubrey is a George Mason University undergraduate student who will graduate in May of 2024. Aubrey aspires to be a Physician Assistant and plans to attend PA school after finishing her undergraduate studies.

Aubrey joined the Fusion family as a Physical Therapy Aide to learn more about patient care and acquire health care experience to help prepare her for the clinical environment in her future career.

“I enjoy how all the patients and staff at Fusion feel like family and love seeing our patient’s quality of life and function restored.”

Fun Facts about Aubrey:

Aubrey loves hiking, rock climbing, fishing and pretty much anything she can do outdoors. She loves to travel to new places with her husband, Chance, and is always up for new adventures. She is the oldest of four siblings, enjoys attending concerts, and serves as a Red Cross volunteer.

South Stafford Office

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Dr. Darrell Dila, PT, DPT

Clinic Director, Fredericksburg

Bachelor of Science: Sports Medicine at Radford University in 2011
Doctorate in Physical Therapy: Marymount University in 2015.

Dr. Darrell Dila is a native of Northern Virginia and currently lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Darrell has has experience working in outpatient orthopedics, hospital, and home health settings.

Fun Facts: Darrell played competitive soccer for over 12 years, he can juggle with his eyes opened and closed and is also a huge Harry Potter Fan!

“I chose to work for Fusion Rehab and Wellness because I wanted to be surrounded by a
passionate group of like-minded individuals who were committed to serving others. Fusion
exemplifies altruism in the way that they care for the patients in the community. I feel blessed
and honored to work alongside other health care providers that put a strong emphasis on creating
lasting and measurable impacts on patient’s lives daily.”

“Fusion also prides itself in its unique ability to customize treatments to meet the needs of each
individual patient that walks through the doors. On top of providing the best quality of care for
their patients, Fusion cultivates a culture where the patients become more like family and less
like another number in the clinic.”

“In addition to taking great care of the patients within the community, Fusion Rehab and
Wellness also has a strong vested interest in ensuring continuous personal and professional
development for the entire staff at large. The employees are truly valued and once you become
part of Fusion, you become part of the family.”

Dr. Dila specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, functional dry needling,
sports Rehab, and manual therapy.

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Dr. Dylan Beaver, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Bachelor of Science: Exercise Science, Shippensburg University of PA, 2019
Doctorate of Physical Therapy: Shenandoah University, 2022
Dr. Dylan Beaver was born and raised in central Pennsylvania and moved to the Fredericksburg area in 2022 after graduating PT school. He began working for Fusion after having performed one of his clinical rotations there as a student. 
Dylan has had clinical experiences within the world of outpatient orthopedics as well as home health settings. 
Fun Facts about Dylan: Dylan enjoys spending his free time outdoors and loves finding new hikes to go on. You can find him rooting on the PSU Nittany Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers during football season. 
“After having been with Fusion as a student, I was able to see how different this company was compared to other clinics. At Fusion, patients are valued and given the tools they need in order to return to activities they love by providing them with an improved quality of life. In addition, the staff is treated with respect in order to create a cohesive Fusion family. I am thankful to be part of a company that wants to see both its patients and employees succeed.”
Dylan shows an interest in manual therapy and in treating both musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
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Shelby Nikouee, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Bachelors of Science in Biology: Virginia Tech in 2018
Doctorate of Physical Therapy: Virginia Commonwealth University in 2021

Dr. Shelby Nikouee, PT, DPT is a Stafford native and found her home at Fusion through her final clinical affiliation when she was still a student. Shelby’s love for Physical Therapy was found during her own physical therapy treatment of Chiari Malformation type 1 when she was in high school. Through Chiari, Shelby found her passion for helping others return to the functional activities they value most.

“I started with Fusion Rehab and Wellness as soon as I finished my final clinical affiliation with them in 2021. When I was a student I fell in love with the staff and patients that I was treating. I decided to stay at Fusion when I started my career because of the clinic’s dedication to excellence. We strive to have the best outcomes and to treat the patients that have tried everything else with no success, we like a challenge. As a company, we put a lot of emphasis on continuing education to continue to build our skill sets as well as collaborating with one another in order to create the best patient care possible. The staff at Fusion has always gone above and beyond for our patients, making a true family-friendly atmosphere. I love being a part of the Fusion Family!”

Shelby is also a member of the Design Team at Fusion and is responsible for many of the t-shirts and holiday logos for the company. “I enjoy being able to combine my love for graphic design with my passion for Physical Therapy, it’s the best of both worlds.”

Shelby treats a variety of conditions including neurological, orthopedics, post-surgical, and vestibular and is well versed in using manual therapy techniques to decrease pain and improve function. In her free time, Shelby enjoys reading and hiking with her husband and her dachshund.

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Karli Lisk, LPTA

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Germanna Community College: Associate’s of Applied Science of Physical Therapy Assisting 2019

Karli was born in Romania and was raised locally in the county of Spotsylvania since she was 3. Karli is a Germanna PTA program graduate. She took a special interest in neurological and orthopedic conditions throughout her clinical experiences.

She originally found Fusion through a guest lecture given at Germanna by Doctor Travis Stoner on Laser treatment. She then completed her 3rd clinical affiliation at Fusion Rehab and Wellness.

Karli found her love and passion for the geriatric population when completing her
clinical affiliation at Fusion. She loved the warm and friendly atmosphere that Fusion provided and had made many connections with her patients during her affiliation.

Karli began her PTA career at the Fusion Fredericksburg location where she now treats a variety of conditions including neuro, ortho, post-surgical and aquatic therapy.

“I really love that Fusion is a place for personal and professional growth. Fusion has supported me by allowing me to pursue my passions and interests as a PTA. Fusion has allowed me to grow my knowledge by providing continued education courses. They really try to
invest in their employees so they can better serve the community”.

In Karl’s spare time she enjoys playing with her dog Paisley who is 2yr. old French
Bulldog who has become a fan favorite at the Fredericksburg Location.

Associates in Health Science: Physical Therapist Assistant at Germanna Community College Class of 2024

As a senior in high school she volunteered with a special needs class at a local elementary school. Working with those kids opened her eyes to the beauty of Physical Therapy. Seeing those kids smile ear to ear after they accomplished their tasks for the day thanks to the PT brought her so much joy.

Samantha Sudol works as a physical therapy tech and is the backup administrator. She enjoys helping and taking care of people and working at Fusion has only helped her to solidify her love for aiding others.

“I chose to work for Fusion Rehab and Wellness because I saw a family who cared for each other and all their patients. Fusion is the epitome of a warm hug, we treasure each person that walks through our doors. It has been so fulfilling to work along-side other healthcare providers that band together to make sure all patients are given excellent guidance in every way possible. This company will give you the education and tools you need in order to continue their health

Fun Facts: Samantha enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, she has two pups, Lola and Blue,that love to snuggle, and is also a summer time car ride karaoke moment lover. She also likes to dabble in a little art here and there mostly in the acrylic medium!

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Jared McEwen, LPTA

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapy Technician, United States Navy: 2006 to 2010.

Physical Therapy Assistance Degree: Pueblo Community College, Pueblo Colorado in 2011.

Jared served honorably in United States Navy as a Corpsman with the Marines from 2002-2006. He became a Physical Therapist Technician on active duty in 2006. Stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico afterwards where he treated Marine Corps Officer Candidates for their musculoskeletal injuries until 2010 when he was honorably discharged.

He began working with Fusion Rehab and Wellness three years ago when Dr. Travis Stoner offered him a position to be the lead aquatic therapist for the company. Since then Jared has been the head of the aquatic therapy program.
“Travis had known that I had always wanted to pursue aquatic physical therapy, though much was not offered in this region. He then gave me the opportunity to be the head of the Aquatic Program at Fusion Rehab and Wellness and I did not hesitate. Grateful for the opportunity that this company has given me, and excited for what the future holds.” 
As well as doing aquatic therapy, Jared is accredited with Mulligan, Maitland, McKenzie and Jones institutes practices and techniques. He is also the lead for the design team for the apparel for Fusion Rehab and Wellness and founder for our aquatic special-needs program Spectrum Sea Turtles.
Fun Facts: Jared enjoys hobbies such as drawing, printing vinyl work for car and business decals, and woodworking for shadow boxes and flag cases. He has two boxer dogs that keeps him very occupied. He really enjoys sports and music during his downtimes. Go Indianapolis Colts!


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Parker Holland, LPTA

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Associates of Applied Science Physical Therapist Assistant: Germanna Community College in 2021

Parker is a native of King George, Virginia however currently lives in downtown Fredericksburg. He began working with Fusion as a PT tech in 2020 while he was studying to be a licensed therapist and he began treating patients soon after his graduation in 2021. Parker has experience with various orthopedic and neurologic conditions with several accredited continuing education courses taken with Maitland Physiotherapy with a focus on manual therapy.

Fun facts about Parker: Parker is a newly avid golfer and enjoys practicing his swing in his down time. Being an athlete in nature, Parker is always finding ways to stay active especially in the summer with watersports. Parker is a proud Dallas Cowboys fan and will happily brag about them despite their lack of recent success.

“When I started working with Fusion as a tech it quickly became clear that this group takes a different approach to rehab. There was always a clear dedication to the patient that stood out from other PT clinics that I had been in. From that point I knew that I wanted to continue my career as a therapist with Fusion. Since working as a PTA I have always been encouraged and provided with the tools needed for growth and success. The camaraderie that we have, not only as a staff but also with our patients, serves to provide a personalized experience for each patient from the moment they walk through the door.”

Parker finds personal clinical interest in treating athletes with goals of returning to sports; from high school or college athletes in organized sports, to weekend warriors trying to get back to recreational activities, Parker enjoys high functioning patients with their goals set high.

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Colleen Kimble


Certification in Professional Billing, AAPC August 2023

Colleen comes to us with a background in retail sales and is currently the Office Administrator of Fusion Rehab and Wellness at the Fredericksburg location. She is always happy to go above and beyond to assist patients. She brings a positive “can do” attitude and keeps things moving smoothly for both the patients and therapists.

In her spare time, Colleen loves to create art, play video games, and spend time with her two dogs, Nikki and Daisy.

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Samantha Sudol

Physical Therapy Tech

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Kody Scordellis, ATC

Physical Therapy Tech

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training: Longwood University in 2022.

Kody hopes to continue his education and to apply to physical therapy school in the fall for
the spring semester.

Kody is a Spotsylvania native, born and raised all his life. He currently lives in Spotsylvania, VA.
He joined the Fusion team in July of 2022. With that, he has utilized the team to further his
education and experience in the clinical setting. While working, he is often asking questions and
engaging with the physical therapists.
“I have worked in many clinics during my time as a student, and Fusion has to be one of the
best working environments. The clinic is always positive, and the physical therapists are all
great individuals.”

He has experience working with collegiate athletes in several different sports. Kody has worked
with athletes at Longwood University, Hampden-Sydney College, and the University of Mary
Washington. Outside of athletic training, Kody has also worked in customer service at Kohls and
Weis Markets.

In his free time, Kody is watching football, doing homework, watching tv shows, or downtown
with his friends.

Myrtle Beach Office

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Dr. Ashley J. Rolley, PT, DPT

Clinic Director, Myrtle Beach

Bachelor of Science: Psychology at James Madison University in 2009

Doctorate in Physical Therapy: Marymount University in 2012

Dr. Ashley Rolley was born and raised in Northern Virginia, moved to Fredericksburg to open one of our clinics in the Fredericksburg area in 2018, and is now living in South Carolina directing our Myrtle Beach Clinic.

Ashley has been practicing in outpatient orthopedics and neurological rehabilitation since graduation.

Fun Facts about Ashley: Ashley is a tequila enthusiast and enjoys spending her free time soaking up the sun!

“I decided to join the Fusion Rehab and Wellness team in 2018 for several reasons. First and most importantly, the company was willing to help make my dreams into realities. The owners of Fusion strive to help all employees, including myself, meet and exceed their goals and aspirations. Whether it
be continuing education or directing a clinic, the owners set each employee up to succeed, encouraging and motivating them along the way. Second, the Fusion team felt like family from day one. I’m not just a number on their payroll. The owners and corporate staff get to know each employee on a personal level, which speaks volumes when spending 5+ days a week working alongside each other.”

Ashley specializes in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitations, LSVT BIG, functional dry needling, and manual therapy.

Spotsylvania Office

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Michelle Etcho, LPTA

Clinic Director, Spotsylvania

Bachelor of Arts: English, Linguistics, and Communication at Mary Washington University in 2011

Associates in Health Science: Physical Therapist Assistant at Germanna Community College in 2019

Michelle is a native of Fredericksburg where her son currently attends Riverbend High School.

Fun Facts: Michelle has done 3 weightlifting competitions, teaches yoga at a local studio and started golfing when COVID began and now golfs every weekend!

“I chose to work for Fusion because of their holistic approach to healthcare and dedication to the community. As a yoga teacher in the area for the past 8 years I saw the disconnect between healthcare and wellness which motivated me to pursue a career in physical therapy. Upon graduating I knew I wanted to work for a company that shared those same values of improving patients’ quality of life”

“What I love about this company is the investment in our patients. The environment that Fusion creates is one of community and caring beyond just the treatments. We get to know our patients personally and are able to incorporate their goals into our treatment so that they can get back to doing the things that are important to them. This individual approach helps to get superior outcomes.”

“The commitment to the staff is unmatched anywhere else. We truly believe in supporting the continued learning and development of our staff so that they can achieve their goals. Whether that’s continuing education courses, mentorship, or collaboration, we want everyone to excel. As a new grad I was able to learn from the other clinicians and ask questions to give my patients the best treatment. Fusion is team oriented and values and appreciates each of our employees for what they bring to the team.”

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Derrick Dixon, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Bachelor of Science: Health Sciences at Marymount University 2019

Doctor of Physical Therapy: Marymount University 2022

Dr. Derreck Dixon is a native of Stafford, Virginia where he currently lives. He began working for Fusion after completing two of his clinical affiliations there as a student. Dr. Dixon has experience in outpatient orthopedics and inpatient acute care.

Fun facts about Derreck: Derreck is a die hard Philadelphia Eagles fan and you can find him cheering on his team during the football season. Derreck has a vegetable garden that he tends to with his girlfriend during the summertime. Derreck also loves horror movies and enjoys going to the movie theater to watch them.

“I knew I wanted to work for Fusion after my first clinical rotation with them. They made me feel like a part of the family from the moment I joined the team as a student. They really made me feel completely supported as I found my footing as a future therapist. This was important to my development and I was very thankful to have been placed there as a student. I also respect how much they value patients at Fusion, and how each therapist genuinely wants to see their patients succeed. You can’t help but feel the positive energy that flows through this company from the moment you walk through the door.”

Derreck has shown an interest in treating both musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

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Dr. Kristen VanderWijst, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Bachelor of Science: University Studies at Shenandoah University in 2009

Doctor of Physical Therapy: Shenandoah University in 2011

Dr. Kristen VanderWijst specializes in outpatient orthopedics and has worked in this environment since 2011. She has taken continuing education courses on manual
therapy such as joint mobilization and muscle energy techniques through Maitland,
Mulligan, and Great Lakes. She also incorporates gua sha tool massage and functional dry needling to address myofascial pain. She uses a combination of manual therapy techniques as well as an individualized exercise program to help patients become pain free and achieve their goals.

Fun facts about Kristen: She lives with her husband and three children in Fredericksburg, VA. She enjoys spending time with her family including going on
family walks, bike rides, and baking together. Due to her children’s ages, she is
subjected to listening to Disney movies quite often and she enjoys singing along
(badly) with her kids and having dance parties.

“I started working for Fusion in 2018 when I was seeking an environment where I could
have flexibility as a working mom with a family and have more autonomy as a
therapist. I love how everyone at Fusion works as a team and we are always learning
from and encouraging each other. We try to provide a fun but also professional
environment so that patients feel welcome and can achieve their goals.”

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Dr. Thomas Meeusen, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Thomas graduated from George Mason University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, as well as Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

Thomas is a native of Northern Virginia, and in the three years following graduation he has worked in outpatient orthopedic clinics with a manual focus treating patient populations ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics.

Thomas moved to Fredericksburg in January of 2020 when he was adopted into the Fusion family, and is currently working out of the Spotsylvania location.

When Thomas is not spending time with his girlfriend and their two Golden-doodles, Winnie and Ollie, he enjoys collecting figurines of bats, writing and visiting family.

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Renee Threlfall, PT, MPT

Master of Physical Therapy

Bachelor of Science: Notre Dame College, 1997
Master in Physical Therapy: Notre Dame College, 2000

Fun facts about Renee: She absolutely loves her job as a PT and has been doing it for over 20 years. She retired after 22 years as a Master Sergeant with the United States Army. She is a huge New England Patriots fan – “GO PATs!!” Renee has a horse named, Festus, and she enjoys trail riding and learning the art of dressage with him. She loves to travel and spend time with her husband, their son, and their family.

Renee and her family have traveled about since 2009 with her husband‘s work and finally settled in the Northern Virginia area in 2016. She previously was a resident of New England’s beautiful state of New Hampshire, where she grew up, and continues to visit family and friends as often as she can.

Renee specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation combined with manual therapy and has many tools in her toolbox to assist those afflicted with pain to recover their independence and quality of life back.

“I made a change to continue to be proactive with my career and changed jobs which was a critical decision in my life at the time. I am so glad that Fusion Rehab and Wellness had the perfect opportunity to join a team of individuals that not only give back to their community but also keep me learning through a variety of continuing education opportunities. All the offices welcome you in, and you can see that we are grateful for the opportunity to help individuals move forward with their health”.

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David Derco, LPTA

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Bachelor of Science: Exercise Science at Shenandoah University in 2017

Associates in Applied Science: Physical Therapy Assisting at Northern Virginia Community College in 2020

David grew up in Minnesota, but is originally from New Jersey, and has lived in Virginia since 2012.

Fun Facts: Growing up David was an amateur ski racer, he is an Eagle Scout, and he is a die hard New York Yankees fan.

“I chose to work for Fusion because of their individualistic approach to treatments, and don’t take a cookie cutter approach. Fusion allows their therapists and their patients to collaborate in order to reach the best possible outcomes.”

“I love coming to work everyday because of the comradery that I have with my co-workers. Everyone genuinely cares for one another, and doesn’t hesitate to help each other out when needed. This really creates a welcoming atmosphere for everyone who walks into our doors.”

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Maritza Correa, LPTA

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Associate of Science: Physical Therapy Assistant at Northern Virginia Community College in 2018

Maritza joined the Fusion team in January of 2020 as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Maritza enjoys treating orthopedic and sports rehabilitation cases as well as applying and learning manual therapy techniques to allow her patients to return to daily and recreational activities with improved performance.

“Fusion is a very patient centered environment which is great, because as a clinicent that is always the common denominator. At Fusion, you can really tell that all the therapists are invested in their patients.”

She is fluent in Spanish and is happy to carry out sessions in either language. In her spare time, Maritza can often be found training her two golden-doodles, Winnie and Ollie, cooking and spending time with her loved ones.

Fun facts: Maritza can rub her belly and pat her head at the same time. 

Maritza enjoys treating orthopedic conditions and working with athletes.

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Stacy Banko, LPTA

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Bachelor of Science: Biology, Penn State University in 2004

Associate of Applied Science: Physical Therapist Assistant, Northern Virginia Community College in 2017

Stacy was born and raised in central PA, and moved to the suburbs of DC in 2004. Her first clinical rotation during her PTA program was with Dr Ashley Rolley before Fusion as we know it existed. During her education, she completed clinical rotations in outpatient orthopedics and skilled nursing.
Fun facts about Stacy: she is a huge Penn State football fan!  Prior to becoming a PTA, Stacy worked in infectious disease research.  She has lived in Stafford with her husband and two children since 2015.
“I knew I was making the right choice to work for Fusion, because I believe that it’s important to work with and for people who share your core values.
I appreciate that the company is so dedicated to all of its employees and patients. Fusion really goes the extra mile to support the unique interests and skills of the therapists, and it shows in how much they invest in continuing education.”
Stacy specializes in pelvic health. She has completed several Herman and Wallace, and Maitland manual therapy courses.
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Micbeth Tunseeprasert, LPTA

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Associate of Applied Science Physical Therapist Assistant: Germanna Community College in 2021

Micbeth Tunseeprasert is a native of Spotsylvania,Virginia where she currently lives. She began working as a PT tech in 2019 while studying to be a licensed therapist. 

Fun facts about Micbeth:Has 5 animals ( 3 dogs and 2 cats) she dearly loves. Travels as often as possible. Yard salin’ and book readin’ feen. 

“When I started working with Fusion as a tech I realized this was more than a company but a family. Personally I knew I needed to be in a work environment that promotes and encourages employees. The environment of our clinics is playful but productive. I appreciate how Fusion promotes individualized patient care. ”

Micbeth has shown an interest in treating both musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

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Ariana Kleeman


Bachelors of Science: Exercise Physiology at University of Lynchburg (Lynchburg College) in  2007

Ariana was born and raised in South Jersey and has resided in Virginia for the past 15 years. She has worked in various settings of the healthcare industry since she moved to Fredericksburg.

“The moment I came to Fusion I knew I would love the setting and the people. It has been a pleasant change going from big corporate owned companies to a locally owned business.”

Fun Fact about Ariana: Ariana played field hockey at University of Lynchburg (Lynchburg College). She is also a huge fan of all Philadelphia sports teams. Ariana will never pass up an opportunity to have her
toes on the sand by the ocean.

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Jessica Stephens


Bachelor of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University: 2017

Jessica, or Jess as most know her, has lived in the Fredericksburg area most of her life. Growing up in a military family, Jess moved around a lot. At a young age, her family settled in Virginia, making Falmouth and other surrounding areas her home. 

Jess started at Fusion in August of 2019 after moving to the Spotsylvania area with her now husband, Zach. Jess was pleased to take the opportunity to become an Office Administrator with Fusion where she continues to apply her social work skills throughout her work.

“Working closely with my community gives me so much fulfillment. It fills my heart knowing that anyone coming to Fusion Rehab & Wellness will be getting quality care from some of the best PT’s & PTA’s in the surrounding area.”

She prides herself in her ability to adapt to any social environment and her love for human interaction. In her spare time Jess can be found cuddled up on the couch watching a good movie with her husband and her two dogs, Knuckles and Toad.

Fun facts about Jess: Her favorite hobbies are learning random facts and singing karaoke. If you’re lucky you might catch her karaoke skills in the office from time to time

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Ashley Ellixson

Physical Therapy Tech

Bachelor of Science with a health minor, Health Sciences: Longwood University in 2021

Ashley is a native of Stafford, Virginia where she currently lives. She began working for Fusion after completing a 320-hour internship as a student. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors and cooking it up in the kitchen.

“Fusion is another home for me, everybody is so caring and works hard with a good attitude. Not matter how hard something gets, there is always someone there to pick you back up”
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Kate Flowers

Physical Therapy Tech

Associates Degree: Germanna Community College Class of 2024

Kate is currently going to school at Germanna Community College and in the process of applying for their PTA program.

She was born in Jacksonville, Florida but moved around a lot when she was younger spending time in Fayetteville, Arkansas and moving to Fredericksburg her freshman year of high school.
“I chose Fusion because I experienced them as a patient and saw the commitment they have to helping patients return from an injury and how they strive to provide excellent patient care. Fusion also gave me encouragement to help discover and explore a career I want to be a part of.” 
After being a patient of Fusion Rehab and Wellness, Kate began working for Fusion to better help her pursue her career as a physical therapist assistant.
Fun Facts: I enjoy working out, going to the gym and running in my spare time and doing things that physically challenge me. When not exercising I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend and friends and whenever possible going to the beach.
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Lisa Long, CPT, ISSA

Rocksteady Boxing Coach, Certified Personal Trainer

Lisa has a BS in Medical Technology from Elon University. She is certified as a personal trainer through the International Sports Science Administration and is our Rock Steady Boxing Coach. Helping clients who live with Parkinson’s Disease be the best they can be through functional movement fitness that includes intense circuit-based training. Lisa believes exercise is a celebration of what your body can do, not a punishment for what you ate. Lisa has been living with Type 1 diabetes for 51 years as well as rheumatoid arthritis and she is a cancer survivor. She is an example of how exercise can benefit your well-being and encourages her clients to exceed their goals.

When Lisa is not in the gym she enjoys cooking and baking. She can also be seen at Mary Washington Hospital doing Pet Therapy with her Old English Sheepdog Bentley. One of her favorite things to do includes boating around the Northern Neck of Virginia and taking in the sunsets with her husband, children, and her new grandson, Jacob.