Dr. Jake McCrowell, PT, DPT, CMTPT earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Old Dominion University in 2010, after excelling in both the classroom and practical realms of his educational experience. He graduated with honors upon completing diverse and challenging clinical internships with a sports medicine emphasis. Here, he absorbed invaluable clinical skills from experienced and gifted clinicians. Additionally, he earned his B.S in Human Nutrition, Food, and Exercise with an emphasis on Exercise Promotion from Virginia Tech, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Jake has been persistent at reviewing current evidence based research and attending multiple continued education courses to implement the best possible care for his patients. He has performed functional movement screens on athletes from all levels, including the professional athlete. Further, Jake has lectured at several professional seminars to therapist and medial doctors regarding movement assessment and interventions for the athlete. He also adjuncts for the ODU school of physical therapy. Jake has become proficient with specialized manual techniques including spinal manipulation, joint mobilization, and trigger point dry needling leading to a certification through myopain seminars (certified manual trigger point therapist). Further, he specializes in retraining a normal movement pattern with the correct exercise progression. Additionally, he has been an avid triathlete, Crossfit athlete, and half-marathon participant for several years, applying his knowledge in related fields to enhance his own performance and that of his peers.
Dr. Stephen McKenzie, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Old Dominion University in 2011 in which his clinical rotations strongly emphasized orthopedics and sports medicine. His undergraduate education includes a B.S. in Business, double majoring in Finance and Management from Virginia Tech in 2007. His post-graduate education is highlighted by earning a certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy(MDT) from the McKenzie Institute in 2014. Stephen has also been certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment(SFMA) through Functional Movement Systems to better treat and evaluate the functional athlete. Stephen has further bolstered his clinical skills by completing numerous continuing education courses since graduating from ODU including courses focused on the treatment of back and neck pain, foot and ankle pathologies and many other sports medicine related courses. Stephen gained experience through clinical rotation and post graduate clinical practice working with athletes of all experience levels ranging from recreational/beginner athletes to semi-pro and professional athletes. Additionally, he is an avid soccer player and distance runner since youth recently completing several half marathons.
Jake and Stephen are colleagues and offer a well-rounded and specialized approach to patient treatment based on their specialties, emphasizing in-depth analysis of bio-mechanical impairments and functional rehabilitation. Jake and Stephen have been certified in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and trained in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). This training, in combination with additional professional and clinical education and personal fitness pursuits, have improved their capacity to identify and treat dysfunctional movement patterns and diminished neuromuscular control as they relate to an individual’s athletic performance and risk of injury. In addition, each are Direct Access Certified in Virginia, allowing them to see patients without a referral source and reducing the cost of multiple medical visits.