East - First Colonial
(757) 481-4066

West - Newtown
(757) 466-4401


Brian R. Hoke, DPT, SCS Licensed Physical Therapist
Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
Titleist Certified Golf Fitness Instructor (Medical Professional, Level 2)

Dr. Brian Hoke is the Director of the First Colonial office of Atlantic Physical Therapy, PC. Brian received his degree in Physical Therapy with Highest Distinction from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1981. He received his post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University in 2006. Brian has been a board certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy since 1993.

Brian's professional experience includes work with all levels of athletes from the recreational runner to elite professional and Olympic athletes. He has contributed chapters to two textbooks on the treatment of running injuries. Brian developed a custom foot orthotic device, the Vasyli + Hoke Supination Control Orthotic for the pes cavus foot type that is distributed throughout the world by Vasyli Medical. 

In addition to his clinical and administrative responsibilities, Brian is actively involved in Physical Therapy education. He is an Adjunct Faculty Member of Physical Therapy Programs at Old Dominion University and Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, Brian has taught continuing medical education for rehabilitation professionals since 1985, and he continues to teach both an Introductory and an Advanced Level Course through Motivations, Inc.. Brian presented extensively throughout the U.S., and he has also given presentations in Great Britain, Canada, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

Brian resides in Virginia Beach and is a recreational runner and avid golfer. Brian is also certified by the Titleist Performance Institute as a Golf Fitness Instructor to assist golfers in evaluating their flexibility, strength, and muscle performance to maximize their potential on the golf course through individualized fitness programs.

Andrew P. Altman, ATC, PT Licensed Physical Therapist
Certified Athletic Trainer

Mr. Altman is a Virginia Beach native and grew up in the Kempsville area. Andy earned a Bachelors Degree in Education from East Carolina University with an emphasis in Athletic Training and then a Masters Degree in Athletic Training from West Virginia University. Andy has ten years of experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer at the Division I collegiate level and has also served as an athletic trainer for professional baseball in the Chicago White Sox organization at the Triple A and major league levels. He earned his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University in 1995 graduated with honors. Mr. Altman has served as a Teaching Assistant for Advanced Gross Human Anatomy in the Old Dominion University Department of Biology and continues his teaching interests at Old Dominion University as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy. Andy specializes in shoulder and elbow rehabilitation with emphasis on the throwing athlete. He has extensive knowledge and experience with throwing biomechanics and uses the latest digital technology to analyze biomechanical faults which may help to prevent injury and/or increase throwing velocity. Mr. Altman lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and three children and enjoys family activities and spending time on the golf course.

David Volkringer, MPT, OCS Licensed Physical Therapist
Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics

Mr. Volkringer is originally from New York where he was employed as a certified personal trainer and director of fitness in a sports medicine facility. He attended Virginia Tech where he received Bachelors in Architecture. In 1996, he moved to Virginia Beach and joined the team of Atlantic Sports Medicine. Shortly thereafter, he earned his Masters in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University while serving as president of his class and graduating with honors. In early 2003, he was recognized as a board certified specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

In 2006 he was recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Certified Clinical Instructor. Additionally, he serves as Adjunct Faculty in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Old Dominion University. In 2004 he developed a continuing education course for licensed physical therapists on the mechanics of the pelvis and lower extremities that he teaches nationally several times a year (for course and registration information, click here). Mr. Volkringer's special areas of interest include lower quarter biomechanics and rehabilitation of pelvic, hip and foot injuries. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association's Sports Section and is licensed to practice in the State of Virginia. He resides with his wife Carol and two children, Michael and Samantha, in Virginia Beach and enjoys spending free time running and playing golf.

Lucas Johnson, DPT, SCS Licensed Physical Therapist
Sports Medicine Clinical Specialist

Lucas earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University in 2007 and shortly after joined the Atlantic Physical Therapy team. In 2012, he became a board certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy. His clinical interests include biomechanics of the lower extremity and rehabilitation of the overhead athlete. He is direct access certified in Virginia and works with all levels of athletes, to include recreational, masters, and elite level athletes.

Lucas remains active in education as an adjunct professor for the School of Physical Therapy at Old Dominion University. He also lectures in the community on sport related injuries and leads a basic and advanced anatomy course for hot yoga instructors. He lives in Norfolk and enjoys distance running and spending time with his wife and two daughters in his free time.

Casey Powles, DPT Licensed Physical Therapist

Casey earned his doctoral degree from Old Dominion University in 2015 and rejoined the Atlantic Physical Therapy staff in May as a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy.  He was employed at Atlantic PT as an Exercise Specialist from 2010-2012 prior to his graduate level work at ODU.  His clinical interests focus on the rehabilitaion of total joint replacements as well as the return to full athletic participation for the injured overhead athlete.

Casey grew up in the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach and graduated from Greenbrier Christian Academy in 2005.  He played baseball under the late Towny Townsend as well as current long standing head coach Gary Lavelle.  Casey earned a Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences from James Madison University in 2010 where he pitched for the JMU Dukes club baseball team.

He currently lives in Norfolk and enjoys watching Atlanta Braves baseball and spending time at the beach with his chocolate lab Easton.