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Riverside Physical Therapy Shoreview

At Riverside Physical Therapy-Shoreview, our experienced physical therapy staff is passionate about your recovery. Our programs are designed with your individual needs in mind, and we seek to help you regain as much strength and functionality as possible following an injury, illness or stay in a rehabilitation center.

Physical Therapy Services

  • Orthopedic
  • Neurological
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Post-amputations/prosthetics training
  • Manual therapy
  • Myofascial therapy
  • Worker's compensation
  • Neck and back pain
  • SI Joint & pelvic asymmetry
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Pelvic floor therapy
  • LSVT BIG Therapy-Parkinson’s
  • Vestibular therapy
  • Wellness and injury prevention

Occupational Therapy

  • Upper extremity rehabilitation
  • ADL and fine motor training
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • LSVT BIG Therapy-Parkinson’s
  • Community/Work Reintegration Training

Specialized Speech-Language Therapy

  • Dysarthria
  • Aphasia, Apraxia
  • Swallow deficits
  • Parkinson's LSVT BIG & LOUD therapy
  • Vital stimulation
  • Endoscopic evaluation
  • Augmentative communication
  • Cognitive therapy


Scheduling 757-928-8050
Office 757-928-8050
Fax 757-928-8033

Please call for appointment times and hours of operation. 

Want to know more about our therapists and staff? Meet Our Team - Newport News!

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Jessica Sheffield, MOTR/L, CSRS, LSVT BIG 

Clinical Coordinator

Jessica graduated with her Master's in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. Jessica is LSVT BIG certified and loves to help patients to maintain their independence as much as possible. She is also a Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist who specializes in Neuro Rehabilitation for post stroke and brain injury. Jessica is trained in using Dynavision, and BITS to address visual-motor processing impairments. Jessica is the Occupational Therapist serving on the ALS Clinic Team, working alongside multiple disciplines to provide comprehensive care to people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys. She is fluent in American Sign Language and loves being outdoors.

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Heather Birdsill, PT

Heather Blair graduated from the University of MD at Baltimore in 1989. She has worked within the Riverside Health System for almost 30 years with experience in all levels of care, including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy. Heather specializes in Pelvic Floor Therapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation for balance, Neuro Rehabilitation for post stroke and brain injury patients, utilization of Bioness L300, and Aquatic Therapy. Heather's passion for quality patient care, coupled with her passion for her profession, result in functional and meaningful outcomes for her clients.


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Stacey Wilcox, MS, CCC-SLP

Stacey Wilcox graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1998 with her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. Stacey relocated to Hampton Roads Virginia in 2002. Stacey joined the Riverside team in 2021 and has experience in all venues of care including home health, inpatient, and outpatient. Past experience includes trach/vent, Modified Barium Swallowing Assessments, dysphagia, cognitive-linguistic, as well as Neuro Recovery for post stroke and brain injury. Stacey has a passion for working with aphasic patients and assisting them in developing their communication skills, whether it be verbal or a SGD (speech generating device). Stacey is Vital Stim certified, and has served as a clinical supervisor, for more than 20 years, for speech pathology graduate students completing their internship for the Master’s program. Stacey’s passion is being able to return her patients to the highest level of function possible, in communication, swallowing, and cognitive ability. In her spare time, she is an avid sports mom, dog lover, loves hiking, crafting, and a Congressional Advocate for Juvenile Diabetes (as being a T1D mom herself).


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Brittany Santos, LPTA, LSVT BIG

Brittany graduated from The Riverside College of Health Careers, Physical Therapist Assistant program and joined the Riverside team in January of 2017. Brittany enjoys working with the neurological population, facilitating recovery following stroke or brain injury. She brings a unique challenge to each of her patients, pushing them to achieve their personal and functional goals. Brittany specializes in neuromuscular re-education and aquatic therapy. She is also LSVT BIG certified and has a special interest in helping patients return to their prior level of function after lower limb amputation with prosthesis training. Brittany advocates for the physical therapy profession, giving back to her college by frequently working with students as an APTA credentialed clinical instructor. 


Cynthia Figueroa, DPT, CAPP-Pelvic Certified

Cynthia Figueroa graduated from Old Dominion University 2011 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She joined the Riverside team in 2019 and has experience in all levels of care including acute, skilled nursing, and outpatient therapy. She specializes in pelvic floor physical therapy and has become CAPP-Pelvic Certified through the Section of Women's Health of the American Physical Therapy Association. She enjoys working with pelvic floor, neurological, orthopedic, and geriatric population. Cynthia is a passionate advocate for her patient's care.

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Sarah Tucker, PT, CSRS, LSVT BIG 

Sarah graduated with her Master's in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. She has been working for Riverside since 2002, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Sarah is a Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist with many years of experience. Sarah enjoys working with the neurological population (Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson's Disease). She is LSVT BIG certified and provides therapy to those with Parkinson's Disease to improve their balance, walking and ability to perform activities of daily living. She also specializes in rehabilitation for those who have experienced a spinal cord injury or amputation, helping them return to their maximal level of independence. Sarah is the Physical Therapist serving on the ALS Clinic Team, working alongside multiple disciplines to provide comprehensive care to people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Sarah has volunteered her time as a physical therapist, serving Himalayan communities with minimal access to healthcare. She aspires to continue offering her skills as a therapist to serve those with limited healthcare.