Welcome to Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Inc.

At Orthopedic Physical Therapy Inc., we strive to establish an open and professional relationship with our patients.  Patient care is based on determining the source of the pain. The evaluating physical therapist uses their knowledge and skills to reach functional goals. In most cases, the evaluation and treatment sessions will be with the same therapist. This fosters a continuum of care and encourages consistency. If an issue arises that needs a specialized evaluation, the appropriate therapist will be consulted.  All of the therapists at Orthopedic Physical Therapy specialize in manual therapy.  This is an approach which includes advanced skills and emphasizes direct, hands-on treatment. Three of our therapist have received international certification in trigger point dry needling, which can often be a faster, more effective method of treating the true source of your pain.  Our goal is to return the patient to the best functional and pain-free level possible.

Our Specialties

Trigger Point Dry Needling

We were the first clinic in Virginia to offer trigger point dry needling, over 12 years ago.  Our therapists are certified, meaning that the have completed intense training and passed a rigorous written and practical exam.  As more therapists are offering trigger point dry needling, we want you to be informed.  If you have any questions, please call 804-285-0148.  Experience counts!!  Learn More

Custom Orthotics

The therapists at OPT are trained in the casting of custom foot orthotics. Using orthotics made specifically for your feet, and your postural needs will assist you in keeping proper postural alignment from the ground up.  Learn More

Manual Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is the science of blending physiology with exercises and applying these principles to the body when an injury is sustained.  Manual Physical Therapy is our specialty and emphasizes direct, hands-on treatment.  Active, exercise-oriented physical therapy is also a cornerstone of treatment for people with chronic muscular pain.

Fibromyalgia Treatment

Physical therapy treatment for Fibromyalgia includes manual therapy techniques, heat, cold, trigger point dry needling, cold laser, TENS, and exercise. Water exercise, yoga, stretching, and walking are also effective management tools.  Learn More

Pelvic Pain Treatment

Physical therapy treatment for pelvic pain may include manual techniques to muscles, connective tissue and joints to decrease pain. Modalities, including biofeedback for relaxation or muscle re-education, strengthening exercises and postural education may also be utilized. Learn More

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Freedom of Choice

You are entitled to choose the most appropriate health care professional to meet your individual therapy goals.

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100+ Years of Experience

The practice has been serving Richmond for 30 years and our therapists share over 100 years of professional experience.

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Direct Access Certified

Direct Access allows patients to schedule a physical therapy evaluation without a referral from a physician.

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Forms & Questionnaires

New patient forms and condition-specific intake questionnaires are available if patients wish to complete them in advance.

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On Time Appointments

Our team values your time and we take a great deal of pride in making a positive first impression.

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What To Expect

Your first visit will start on time and last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours for a thorough initial evaluation.

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Success Stories

  • "I am so glad I came to this practice. The dry needling and physical therapy were very helpful in relieving my shoulder and back pain. I will refer patients to your practice. I am overwhelmed by my progress. Thank you for your expertise! "
    Patricia Y.
    Richmond, VA
  • "I was getting ready to have more surgery as the result of a second opinion. Following a consultation with my original surgeon he suggested trying something different. From my first visit with Kristen, I know I had come to the right place. I now had hope. For nearly two years I had been unable to play golf and had all but given up on being pain free without additional surgery. So I began trigger point dry needling therapy. Absolutely unbelievable! I have more flexibility and movement than I have had in years. I am back to playing golf - PAIN FREE. Life is great. I am more than happy to talk to anyone considering trigger point dry needling therapy. It has given me back the ability to play golf again and enjoy life fully. My family and friends are amazed at the new me. Thank you, Kristen, for everything."
    Richmond, VA
  • "I would like to express my gratitude for the wonderful treatments administered by Brooks Steadman, DPT. I now feel much stronger than I did six weeks ago. The relationship was wonderful and I must admit, that I will miss seeing you. Thanks again for your help!"
    Curtis J.
    Richmond, VA
  • "For several years I have suffered from osteoarthritis and have been in constant pain. Finally, I was referred to Dr. Adler. Amazingly, after several treatments of dry needling by Dr. Adler, I am now able to lift my leg up to my head which I haven't been able to do for the last 10 years. I highly recommend Dr. Adler and her group's services."
    Richmond, VA
  • "Brooks has been a very professional physical therapist. Between his session and the exercises he gave me to do at home on a daily basis, they have helped my balance and restored my confidence in walking on cement, grass, and soil. Today, I learned how to navigate steps up and down and the position od the cane each instant. This has been a great experience!"
    Pearl Markham
    Richmond, VA
  • "For over a decade I had low back pain and thought it was something I had to live with.  I have tried stretching, deep tissue massages, and different chairs.  Tracey and the OPT staff saw the pain was caused by tight muscles in both thighs.  After only a few needling session, the pain stopped and I've got greater flexibility and range of motion."
    Recent Patient
    Richmond, VA
  • "I have had chronic body pain from Fibromyalgia, migraines, arthritis and other medical issues for many years. I have tried regular medical and therapy treatments with no help at all. Then I was referred to Tracey Adler at Orthopedic Physical Therapy. After one treatment, it was amazing - the pain that left my body. With dry needling and physical therapy, after one month I feel like a different person and can function better. The pain has decreased dramatically. I've been given a new lease on life and can't thank Tracey enough."
    Richmond, VA
  • "Best medical care I ever received. People are caring and compassionate in dealing with tough medical issues. Dry needling works very well on pelvic injuries and is the only relief I have had in four years. Six other doctors missed the diagnosis, but one visit to O.P.T. and this was discovered within minutes . Best decision I ever made. Best medical care I ever received and I have had nine major operations. If you are in pain, this is the place to receive the proper care with caring physical therapists and staff. You're not just another patient; you are a person who matters to them."
    Richmond, VA
  • "After my car accident, I was in pain from my waist down. It was hard to sit, stand or lay down for long periods of time. My ability to walk for a long time was minimal as well. I went to therapy for eleven weeks, twice a week at another location, and was still in pain. I was recommended to you by my neuro physician. My thoughts were...what could it hurt? I had been in pain since July 2011. In December 2011, I went to see Tracey Adler and it was the best decision I made in a long time. The trigger point dry needling is a procedure I recommend to anyone in pain and I will have it again if needed. Thanks Tracey! I feel wonderful!"
    Richmond, VA
  • "With hopes of pursuing a career as a musician, my ambitions were threatened by the onset of a paralysis which inflicted my left arm and hand. As this tragic problem was accompanied by the diagnosis of focal dystonia and ehlers danlose syndrome, I was informed by doctors I would never fully regain the use of my arm, nor my ability to play my instrument. Despite this prognosis, Dr. Tracey Adler has effectively treated me with such treatments as trigger point therapy and myofascial release from my medical disorders. She has helped me not only recover the full use of my arm, but the continued pursuit of my dreams as a musician. Dr. Adler's collaboration with Kristen Wright with her unique approach to the myofascial release treatments has further helped restore my ability to function and play the instrument normally and has been a major contribution in my recovery. Through their immense skill and professionalism, Dr. Tracey Adler and her associates prove that all physical therapy is not equal and that it is possible to be able to pursue your ambitions and aspirations in life."
    Rehabilitated Patient
    Richmond, VA

Best Bedside Manner Award Winner

2013 Best Bedside Manner Award Winner

Our Health magazine honors medical providers who were voted by the local community for their kindness, empathy and attentiveness – attributes that go a long way in gaining a patient’s confidence.  Tracey Adler, DPT, OCS, CMTPT, was honored to be one of the three recipients in the Physical therapist category in 2013.


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Dr. Tracey Adler is a lifelong learner and an educator on the adjunct faculty at MCV/VCU and on the faculty of Myopain Seminars. As a frequent contributor to Our Health Magazine, she also seeks to educate and inform beyond the classroom.


Orthopedic Physical Therapy – Registration and Intake Forms

Patient Registration and Intake Forms

The Patient Registration Form is required for all new patients on their first visit to Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Inc. You may also find specific forms and questionnaires below that apply to your diagnosis or problem. Please print and fill out the appropriate forms prior to your initial office visit. Call Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Inc. at (804) 285-0148 with any questions.