Staff

Mary Nalls
Mary Nalls, PT, MPT – Managing Director

Mary is the owner and director of Back in Motion Physical Therapy PLC. She graduated in 1985 from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts.

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Lynn Josephs
Lynn Josephs, PT, MSPT

Lynn specializes in Fascial Counterstrain (FCS) to treat patients of all ages. She trains rigorously with the Jones Institute Counterstrain and the Counterstrain Academy for mastery level instruction to bring this gentle but incredibly powerful passive manual technique to Physical Therapy Your Way.

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Patricia Mitchell
Dale DePue, PT, DPT, CSCS

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University, Master's in Business Administration in Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University.

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Patricia Mitchell
Patricia Mitchell, LPTA, CLT

Patty has been practicing PT for 30 years and is passionate about helping breast cancer patients and survivors. She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), completing the 135 hour program at The Academy of Lymphatic Studies.

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Patricia Mitchell
Anne Marie Simko, MSPT

Ann Marie Simko graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY in 1987. She began her career at Albany Medical Center working in the ICU and rehab unit with spinal cord injuries, amputees, and burn patients, before moving to Virginia in 1988.

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Aileen Andolino
Aileen Andolino, PT, MSPT, ATC, ART

Aileen is an avid student of Classical and Power Pilates and is a Level I Kettlebell Instructor. She utilizes Kettlebells in her own strength training program.

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Jamie Drake
Jamie Drake, PT, DPT

Jamie Drake is from Fairfax Station, Virginia. She grew up playing competitive soccer and enjoyed running on the track and cross country teams.

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Katie Middleton
Marinel Jacobs, PT, DPT, COMT

Marinel is a native of Cape Town, South Africa and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy Cum Laude from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. She later obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.

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Kim Guinee, PT, DPT
Kim Guinee, PT, DPT

Kim graduated from the University of Miami Physical Therapy program in 1989 with a Master’s of Science. Kim began working at Back in Motion in March 2014. Prior to joining us she worked in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, nursing homes, and home health care. She has a wide array of experience in the afflictions facing our aging population.

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Katy Lyon
Katy Lyon, PT, DPT

Katy Lyon, PT, DPT earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marymount University and has her Bachelor's degrees in both Biology and Studio Art. After practicing physical therapy in a sports medicine setting for 5 years, she moved to West Africa. Recognizing the extreme need for local physical therapy services for children with disabilities in Sierra Leone, Katy then transitioned to volunteer work in home health pediatrics, which led to implementing the first rehabilitation department for the local Ola During Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in:
  • Chronic Pain

Brauna Carl
Brauna Carl PT, DPT

Brauna believes that movement is medicine! She became a physical therapist to help others find the individualized movement prescription to optimally nourish body, mind, and spirit.

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Lisa Pan, PT, DPT
Lisa Pan, PT, DPT

Lisa Pan graduated from Ursinus College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science. She then received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2016.

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Lesley Spalding

Lesley Spalding, a native of Northern Virginia, joined the Back in Motion team in January 2007. Lesley’s experience in the fitness industry spans over 20 years and holds many certifications that include AFAA, Yogafit, and Stott Pilates Instructor Trainer.


Melinda Ferrell
Melinda Ferrell, PT

Melinda graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's degree in Science/ Physical Therapy in 1979. She has since worked in a variety of settings including several hospitals (inpatient total joints/orthopedics, neurological disorders such as MS and strokes, and amputees), skilled nursing homes, and private practice PT.

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Specializes in:
  • Women's Health
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Headaches & TMJ
  • Dry Needling
  • Neck and Back Pain

Erica Palmer, PT
Erica Palmer, PT

Erica Palmer, originally from New Orleans, earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia and her Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Temple University in Philadelphia.

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Julie Huelsman, PT, DPT
Julie Huelsman, PT, DPT

Julie Huelsman earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2005 from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. Since then she has worked with a diverse group of patients in Seattle, Manhattan, Boston, and now Alexandria.

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Julie Huelsman, PT, DPT
Julia McPeak, PT, DPT

Julia McPeak graduated from George Washington University with her doctorate in physical therapy in 2012.

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Twila Ruefer, PT, DPT
Twila Ruefer, PT, DPT

Twila earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University. Twila sees her role as a physical therapist as an opportunity to serve others by making a positive difference in their lives and empowering them through care and education to aid in their recovery and overall health and wellness.

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Office Administration:

  • Jenn Secrest
  • Petra Cutting
  • Nicole Graff
  • Jennifer MacDonald
  • Susan Phillips
  • April Runge
  • Kayla Ross

Back in Motion PT no longer offers treatment for Pelvic floor disorders. However, our sister company, Physical Therapy Your Way and Advanced Specialty Care PLLC offers treatments for all of these services. Physical Therapy Your Way performs internal pelvic floor evaluation and treatments for bowel, bladder and sexual dysfunction.

For further information please visit their website: www.PhysicalTherapyYourWay.net or call them at 571-312-6966.

Back in Motion PT does however continue to treat women of all ages including prenatal and post-partum women suffering from pelvic girdle pain, upper and low back pain, sacro-iliac dysfunction and pubic symphysis separation, osteoporosis, lymphedema, carpal tunnel syndrome and more. Back in Motion PT offers more traditional spine and pelvic girdle treatments which can be treated externally.