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. Four 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.

Three of our physical therapists have received Best Bedside Manner Awards from Our Health Richmond magazine! In 2016, Governor McAuliffe appointed Dr. Tracey Adler, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT to the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy!

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Welcome Dr. Kiara Girkins!

Kiara Girkins, DPT

We are excited to introduce a new member of the OPT family!  Please help us welcome our newest Physical Therapist, Dr. Kiara Girkins.  Dr. Girkins received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Lynchburg in 2018 and was the recipient of the program’s 7 C.O.R.E. Values Award of Excellence.  She has a special interest in working with patients with spine and pelvic musculoskeletal dysfunction. Dr. Girkins strongly believes in patient centered treatment that effectively blends manual therapy techniques with targeted exercise.

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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 over 35 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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Awards and Recognition

In July of 2015, Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Dr. Tracey Adler, DPT, OCS, CMTPT to the State Board of Physical Therapy. Additionally, Our Health Richmond magazine has honored members of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy team with Bedside Manner Awards in the Physical Therapy category in 2014, 2015, 2016 and now 2017!

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News and Article Archives

Congratulations to Tracey Adler and Kristen Wright – 2017 Winners in the Physical Therapy category for the Bedside Manner Awards edition of Our Health Richmond Magazine Practice owner, 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 and Best Bedside Manner Award winner, she also seeks to educate and inform beyond the classroom.

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Forms and Registration

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.

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Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Inc. is proud to have sponsored the Scholar Athletes of the Year awards for the Richmond Public Schools.

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