Our Team - Newport News
William Parker, PT, DPT, RRMC Therapy Coordinator
Will is a Hampton Roads native, born and raised in Suffolk, VA. He graduated with high honors from the University of Virginia with a B.S.Ed. in Sports Medicine in 2000 and earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University in 2004.
Will has always had a strong interest in athletics. He played varsity baseball and golf throughout high school and was a member of the 1996 Palomino World Series Champions for Suffolk Youth Athletic Association. He went on to play Division I baseball as a pitcher for the Virginia Cavaliers.
Will has enjoyed working as a Physical Therapist with Riverside for the entirety of his career and as a Clinical Coordinator since 2010. He specializes in Vestibular therapy and Orthopedics.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family and following the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Orioles. He continues with his own athletic career via kickball, softball and golf.
Arielle M. Poe, PT, DPT, Senior Physical Therapist
Dr. Poe is a Colorado native who graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2007. She earned her B.A. in Art History with the thought of going into medicine. She met her husband in Virginia and decided physical therapy was where her passions met. She obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University in 2012, where she graduated with honors.
Arielle is certified in trigger point dry needling through the American Dry Needling Institute. She is currently a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic conditions with a focus on shoulder injuries. She believes there is an art and a science to physical therapy and enjoys melding the two to help patients reach their goals and regain an active lifestyle.
In her free time she enjoys kayaking, mountain biking, yoga, and exploring museums.
Laquista White, PT, DPT, ATC, Staff Physical Therapist
Dr. White was born and raised in the Hampton Roads area. She graduated from VCU in 2004 with a degree in Athletic Training. She accepted an AT staff position at Hampton University where she worked until beginning physical therapy school at Old Dominion University. While at ODU, she worked as the head athletic trainer for the Portsmouth Middle School system.
She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from ODU in 2009 and has since worked in private practice outpatient therapy and home health. She enjoys orthopedics and geriatrics.
Outside of work she likes reading, singing, and time with family and friends.
Shantel T. Blume, PT, DPT, CLT
Shantel graduated from Arcadia University in January 2013 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She joined the Riverside team shortly after graduation and attained Direct Access Certification in August 2013. Dr. Blume is at 2 locations: Regional Campus and our Shoreview (Downtown Newport News) Campus. Shantel utilizes her personal experience as a dancer to provide Dance Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention for pre-professional and professional dancers. She specializes in Orthopedic/Neuro Rehabilitation, as well as Aquatic Therapy in the outpatient setting. She is a certified lymphedema therapist and threats this patient population at the Regional Clinic. Shantel believe in building rapport with her patients/clients to maximize recovery and benefit from therapy.
Lindsay Sherman, PT, DPT, Staff Physical Therapist
Dr. Sherman earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University and her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. There she was a Division 1 swimmer consistently placing in the top 3 for the 200 Butterfly for the American East Conference. Dr. Sherman works with patients suffering from athletic, orthopedic and neurological conditions.
Brittany Reed, LPTA, Staff Physical Therapist Assistant
Brittany is a Massachusetts native who graduated from Cape Cod Community College with her A.S. as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She is currently studying to become a HeartMath Practitioner. Partnering with Dr. Gharbo, she takes a total mind-body approach to treating her patients. Her past clinical experience includes both the home health and outpatient settings.
She enjoys treating a variety of patients with diagnoses ranging from orthopedic, neurological, to sports injury and finds it rewarding to assist patients in reaching their maximum potential.
In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and mountain biking.
Curtis Manring, LPTA, Staff Physical Therapy Assistant
Curtis is originally from Winston Salem and became an active member of the United States Air Force working on several different types of aircraft. He cross-trained into Physical Therapy at Sheppard Air Force Base and received his Associate Degree from the Community College of the Air Force. Curtis retired as Technical Sergeant from the USAF in 1996.Curtis has over 22 years of experience in the therapy field and has been working for Riverside for 17 years. He enjoys working with a variety of conditions. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, playing games, and watching movies.
Ann Cyptar, MS, CCC-SLP, Staff Speech Language Pathologist
Ms. Cyptar is a Voice Pathologist who received her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is a member of various professional organizations including ASHA's special interest division on Voice and Voice Disorders. She has over 20 years of experience and presents regionally on vocal health issues and on various types of voice problems. She specializes in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of the injured voice in singers, actors, teachers, and others who use their voice for their occupation. Her voice patients also include those with Spasmodic Dysphonia and vocal fold paralysis/immobility. She is a classically trained singer and enjoys singing with local singing groups.
Ms. Cyptar also specializes in rehabilitating speech and swallowing function in patients with head/neck cancer. This includes voice prosthesis placement and management of inpatients who have undergone total laryngectomies. She presents regionally on speech rehabilitation in the head/neck cancer population and has appeared in several cancer-related publications.
Kayla Emile, MA, CCC-SLP, Staff Speech Language Pathologist
Kayla was born in Boston and came to the Hampton Roads area to attend school. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degree from Hampton University in the field of Communicative Sciences and Disorders in 2011. She specializes in the neurological population to address speech, language, cognitive and swallowing deficits.
When not at work, she enjoys attending concerts, dancing and traveling.
Billie D. Greene, OTR/L, Staff Occupational Therapist
Billie is a Texas native who graduated from Texas Tech in 1995 with B.S. in Occupational Therapy. She has spent most of her career in sub-acute rehabilitation until 2009 when she worked in both acute and outpatient settings. Her interests include wheelchair modification, cognitive therapy, neurological rehabilitation and ergonomics.
Denise Gresham, Staff Rehab Technician
Denise has been a Rehab Technician with Riverside for 25 years. She assists with all types of therapists, and especially likes physical therapy. In her free time she enjoys singing and spending time with family.