Our Physical Therapists
Jennifer Youngen, MSPT
Jennifer received her Masters in Physical Therapy from Boston University and has 30 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics. Her areas of specialty include: neck, back and pelvic/SIJ dysfunction as well as orthotics and foot/ankle injuries, including running and other gait issues. Jennifer is a skilled manual therapist, utilizing techniques such as Muscle Energy Technique (MET) to realign the spine, trigger point release, myofascial release, and other soft tissue mobilization techniques. As a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT), Jennifer was trained in Dry Needling from Myopain Seminars and has seen dramatic changes in muscle tension and reported pain level using this technique, as well as recent increased interest in this modality by physicians and the public. However, soft tissue work is only part of the rehab process so Jennifer also incorporates patient education in symptom management, postural and ergonomic changes and lifestyle changes needed in preventing re-occurrence. Specific strengthening to correct weakness and imbalance is also important and Jennifer has a certification as a Personal Trainer (through American College of Sports Medicine) as well as being an avid exerciser and sport enthusiast. Although she has been a life-long runner, Jennifer started doing triathlons in 2007 and completed a half ironman in 2014. She also loves to garden, travel and spend time with her family.
Carol Govoni, PT, DPT, CLT
Carol received her Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Health Education/Exercise Science in 1998 and then received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003. She has been with Centreville Physical Therapy since 2003 and particularly enjoys Outpatient Orthopedics. Continuing education courses include the McKenzie Approach to treating neck and low back pain. She recieved additional specialist training in 2006 and became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist.
For Lymphedema Patients, please visit Center for Specialty Care
Kelly Smith, PT, DPT
Kelly Smith, PT, DPT earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Marymount University. She has been with Centreville Physical Therapy since 2010 and enjoys working in the orthopedic setting. She employs a variety of manual techniques and treatments tailored to each patient’s needs and goals. Kelly has taken several advanced courses in treatments for lower extremity injuries in athletes, joint replacement clinics, and athletic taping. Providing a “hands-on” approach to treating orthopedic and sports related injuries on recreational athletes, as well as many local high school and college athletes. She has experience with gait and running analysis, as well as injury prevention with endurance sports. Kelly also works with prenatal and post-partum related issues, including low back pain, sciatica, sacroiliac joint issues, and diastasis recti. Kelly is an avid triathlete, cyclist, and runner, competing varying distances including half ironman triathlons, marathons, and century rides. She enjoys helping others reach their athletic goals at every level.
Beth Rohrer, PT, DPT, OCS
Beth Rohrer, PT, DPT earned a Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT) and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Duke University. Beth joined Centreville Physical Therapy in 2003. Her professional areas of interest include injury prevention and manual therapy, with an emphasis on knee and shoulder injuries. Beth enjoys studying physical therapy internationally. She developed expertise in McConnell taping techniques through clinical work in Australia, and she attended multiple continuing education courses in Australia and the United Kingdom. Beth also completed coursework and testing in pursuit of her manual therapy certification from the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). Beth is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Virginia Physical Therapy Association.
Our Support Staff
We are grateful for our hardworking support staff! You may expect to see these friendly faces during your visits.
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