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Phyllis Fleetwood

 

Dr. Fleetwood's interest in physical therapy began during college where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 1997. During her time at St Mary's, she completed an intership at an orthopedic surgeon's office where she observed a total knee replacement surgery and followed this patient through the rehabilitation process. She played on the St. Mary's tennis team and was an assistant in the athletic training room. Through this experience, Dr. Fleetwood assessed injuries at the acute level while working alongside athletic trainers to establish protocols to address various sports injuries.
 
Dr. Fleetwood was accepted into graduate school at Marymount University where she graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 2000. During graduate school, she worked as a personal trainer and created exercise programs to help clients achieve a healthier lifestyle.
 
In May 2003, Dr. Fleetwood passed her exams to become board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
 
In 2009, she was accepted in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Virginia Commonwealth University and she successfully completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2011.
 
Dr. Fleetwood has over 12 years of experience and utilizes an eclectic, manual therapy approach to treatment. Her continuing education courses cover the areas of Manual Therapy, the Maitland Approach, Muscle Energy Technique, Myofascial Release, Running Injuries and Pilates Mat Certification. She has several years of experience teaching Pilates to seniors, ballet dancers and individuals recovering from injuries. Dr. Fleetwood also has experience working in skilled nursing centers where she furthered her knowledge in geriatric, sub-acute and joint replacement rehabilitation. In her personal life, a healthy lifestyle is a priority for herself and her family. She enjoys reading about nutrition and staying active through strength training, running, cycling and tennis.