Sports Medicine Clinical Specialist
Brian 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 is a board certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, a distinction achieved by less than 600 physical therapists in the U.S.
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.
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 Touro College on Long Island, NY. In addition, Brian has been a faculty member of the popular continuing medical education seminar "When the Feet Hit the Ground, Everything Changes" since 1985. He was a co-developer of the Advanced Course "Take the Next Step" and has taught this course since 1990 (for course and registration information, click here). Brian has presented over 250 seminars in the U.S., and has also given presentations in Great Britain, Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
Brian and his wife, Paula, have four children: Robert, Emily, David and Stephanie. Brian resides in Virginia Beach and is a recreational runner and avid golfer.
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.
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.
Sports Medicine Clinical Specialist
Dr. Johnson 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.
Dr. Johnson 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 daughter in his free time.
Amy Neville is a 1997 graduate from The Medical University of South Carolina's School of Physical Therapy as well as a 1994 College of Charleston graduate with a B.S. in Biology. Post-professionally, she completed a clinical fellowship with Kaiser Permanente's Residency in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy, being awarded a level IV Manual Therapy certification in 2003 and Fellowship status with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Phsycial Therapists (FAAOMPT) in 2004. Amy has completed extensive manual therapy course work for all parts of the body over the 16 years she has been a therapist. She is direct access certified in the state of Virginia. Amy applies her expertise in manual therapy and evidence based medicine to treating a myriad of musculoskeletal diagnoses ranging from TMD to spinal and foot dysfunction. As a dedicated and experienced runner, Amy particularly enjoys treating members of the Hampton Roades running community and offers a thorough bio-mechanical evaluation as well as video analysis for optimal performance and injury prevention.
Mike was born and raised in Virginia Beach. He graduated from First Colonial High School in 2001 where he played varsity soccer, volleyball, and swimming. He is a 2006 graduate of James Madison University with a B.S. in Health Science. Mike has worked at Atlantic Physical Therapy since June of 2006 and plans to pursue a career in physical therapy in the near future. In his spare time, Mike enjoys relaxing at the beach, surfing, working out, playing guitar, and playing with his dog, Lexi.
Katie is a local beach girl who grew up playing competitive soccer with Beach FC. She attended Kempsville High School, and then went on to play Division 1 Collegiate Soccer in the ACC at Wake Forest University. In her time there, she was a 4 year starter as well, earning her BA in Biology. After graduating, she moved to California for 3 years where she did an Animal Care and Training Internship with the navy followed by a Veterinary Tech Position. She eventually decided to shift her career path from Veterinary Medicine to Physical Therapy, and so relocated back to the East Coast to be close to family. She has now been a Physical Therapist at our First Colonial location since 2010. She enjoys working with a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions, but given her background, she particularly has an interest in getting back involved in the soccer community through an ACL tear prevention program through her Sportsmetrics certification.