Orthopedic Physical Therapy of Northern Virginia

Meet Your Physical Therapist

Chuck S. Ottavio, PT

Chuck has been a director of physical
therapy departments in hospitals, nursing homes and private clinics. He has lectured on back injury prevention for industry and civic groups and has held postural screenings for congressional groups and schools.

Practice Manager: Orthopedic Physical Therapy of Northern
Virginia

Certified Weight Training Instructor

BS: Physical Therapy, Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, AL

BS: Natural Science, Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY

Member: American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic and Administration Sections; Former Co-Chairperson, Public Relations Committee, Virginia Chapter

Past Adjunct Faculty Member: Northern Virginia Community College, Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Former Advisory Board Member: Marymount University, Physical Therapy Program

Continuing Education (selected): Manual Therapy of the Extremities E-1, Sorlandets Institute; Manual Therapy of the Spine S-1, Sorlandets Institute; Spinal and Extremity Anatomy, Physiology; Body Mechanics; Soft-Tissue and Joint Mobilization Techniques; Myofascial Release Techniques; Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine; Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Upper and Lower Extremities; Challenge of the Lumbar Spine; Strain/ Counterstrain Techniques; Recent Advances on the Shoulder and Knee Rehabilitation; American Back School; Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine Maitland Approach

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Partnering with you
in the healing process.

Ive been a physical therapist for 28 years and have helped people recover from injuries, low
back pain... all kinds of physical problems. My patients have taught me about the resilience of the human spirit. Ive seen people work hard to overcome tough situations and reach their goals, and Ive always felt privileged to be part of that.

I bring all my skill and experience to each therapy session, and thats certainly the
foundation of my work. I also think that listening to you and giving you the sense that I care about you is an important component of therapy. I want to partner with you to help you achieve your goals. Thats something I think we all share here.

-- Chuck S. Ottavio