Riverside Physical Therapy Williamsburg

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Riverside is proud to offer two physical therapy locations in Williamsburg. We are passionate about your safe, healthy 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
  • Postoperative rehabilitation
  • Manual therapy
  • Myofascial therapy
  • Worker's compensation
  • Sports physical therapy 
  • Dartfish running analysis
  • Neck and back pain
  • SI Joint & pelvic asymmetry
  • Balance/fall prevention
  • Spinal traction (decompression)
  • Wellness and injury prevention
  • Pelvic floor/incontinence therapy
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Dry needling therapy

Occupational Therapy Services

  • Upper extremity rehabilitation
  • Hand therapy
  • ADL and fine motor training
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Saeboflex training
  • Community/work reintegration training

Specialized Speech-Language Therapy

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


  • Aquatics
  • Vocal health


Scheduling 757-345-3795
Office 757-345-3795
Fax 757-345-3799

Please call for appointment times and hours of operation.

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

Claudia Arce

Claudia Arce, LPTA

Claudia is originally from Colombia, South America. She came to the Hampton Roads area to attend school and pursue life in a different culture. She attended the English Language center at Old Dominion University and obtained a certification from the intensive English program. She received an Associate of Science from Thomas Nelson Community College followed by an Associates of Applied Science in Physical Therapy from Tidewater Community College.

Claudia has over 20 years of experience in all levels of care and therapy settings including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home health, acute care and outpatient. Claudia joined the Riverside Outpatient team in Williamsburg in the spring of 2020. She is bilingual English/Spanish, has a passion for serving others and is always committed to expanding her knowledge in order to deliver quality care and achieve exceptional patient outcomes.

Outside of the clinic, she enjoys all types of art expressions as well as scenery walks and hikes but mainly she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Rachel Brady, OT, CHT

Rachel Brady, OT, CHT

Rachel earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) with a concentration in drawing near her hometown at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She attended the University of Pittsburgh where she obtained a Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT).

While working as a hand therapist in the Philadelphia area, she accomplished a long-held goal of achieving a further designation as a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). Rachel wanted to pursue a career in hand therapy because of the precision required to treat the upper extremity as well as the need for creative problem solving and fabrication of orthoses. Being able to meet and help the wide variety of people who sustain hand injuries is an added bonus. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys seeking out adventures and new experiences. She loves Bachata dancing, cooking challenging recipes, and improving herself personally and professionally.”


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Roger Jackson, PT, DPT

Clinical Coordinator

Roger earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Ithaca College. He has been working for Riverside since 2007 and currently manages the Riverside Physical Therapy – Williamsburg location. Roger became a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist in 2014. Aside from orthopedics, Roger also enjoys manual therapy and working with athletes. Roger enjoys mountain biking and trail riding and can be found spending time with his wife and two children.


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Karen Krochina, PT, DPT, Schroth Certified Therapist

Senior Physical Therapist

Karen graduated from Washington University Medical School in Saint Louis Missouri with a Post Professional Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in 2012. She earned her Master’s Degree of Physical Therapy from Washington University in 1999 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of New Hampshire in 1993.

Karen has 18 years of experience in physical therapy, specializing in treating orthopedic patients including spinal dysfunctions, post-operative care, and sport related injuries. Karen has extensive background in posture and biomechanical assessment to determine the primary movement dysfunction that contributes to stress on painful tissue. She uses a systematic evaluation to better tailor treatment and expedite return to normal function. Karen has also taken many specialty courses in manual therapy to improve soft tissue and joint mobility as an adjunct to patient care.

Karen is certified in Schroth Approach to treating adolescents with scoliosis. Schroth method uses special corrective breathing techniques and exercises that elongate the trunk to correct the spinal and pelvic imbalances of the body.

Before pursuing a career in physical therapy, Karen worked as an exercise scientist for a highly regarded researcher who was recognized for his contribution to the field of exercise by the Olympic committee. Working in research allowed Karen do develop an analytical and thorough approach to problem solving, which has been invaluable when approaching complex patients.

Karen lives in Williamsburg with her husband, but is a native to the Northeast. Karen enjoys biking, jogging, working out, volleyball, tennis, traveling, history, and reading.


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Arielle M. Poe, PT, DPT, Certified Dry Needling Specialist

Senior Physical Therapist

Arielle Poe, PT, DPT is a Colorado native who graduated with her Bachelor’s from the University of Colorado - Boulder in 2007. She then graduated with honors from Old Dominion University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Arielle specializes in orthopedic physical therapy, post-operative rehabilitation, and treatment of headache and neck pain, using both manual therapy and exercise based techniques. She holds her certification in Dry Needling through Kinetacore and the American Dry Needling Institute, giving her a diversified focus to treat both acute sports related injuries to more chronic conditions. Along with Dry Needling, she utilizes her training in functional movement and strengthening to treat the patient as a whole.

Arielle is clinical instructor certified; mentoring Doctorate of Physical Therapy candidates to achieve entry level status in the profession.

She currently resides with her husband and son in Williamsburg and enjoys frequenting local art events, kayaking along the York River, and practicing yoga.


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Rebecca Rogers, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

After her undergraduate studies at Fairmont State University as well as obtaining a Massage Therapist License, Rebecca earned her PTA degree at ECPI University in Richmond, Virginia. She has worked in several settings as a Physical Therapist Assistant with most recent being a steady outpatient clinic.

Rebecca is passionate about manual therapies and their importance in the rehabilitation process. She continues to grow as a clinician through continuing education of Manual Therapies, Pelvic Floor Therapy and Functional Rehabilitation. Rebecca holds herself to a high standard as a Christian, a Therapist, a Virginia Air National Guardsman a Wife and Mother. She enjoys interacting with people with diverse perspectives, knowledge backgrounds and experiences knowing that this can lead to growth, understanding and compassion.


Katie Tahamtan, PT, DPT, OCS, Pelvic Floor Team Lead 

Katie graduated with a doctorate of physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2015, began providing pelvic treatment in 2018, obtained her orthopedic certified specialist designation in 2020, and completed the Herman and Wallace level 3 course in 2021. Some of her training includes bowel/bladder dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, antepartum/postpartum care, female and male pelvic pain, pelvic cancer care, hypermobility/EDS, trauma informed care, and a myriad of orthopedic skills. She’s been fortunate to have strong and diverse mentorship, and have collaborated with urologists, gynecologists, obstetricians, gastroenterologists, behavioral health, massage therapists, and other practitioners to help her patients meet their goals.

Katie’s clinical philosophy is to hear her patients, understand them, meet them where they are, establish trust and a shame-free environment for healing, and work as hard as they do to meet their goals. She loves working with all diagnoses—male, female, leakage, retention, post-prostatectomy, pelvic prolapse, pregnancy/postpartum—and the most memorable cases she’s worked with involved patients who had become hopeless about their situation prior to starting pelvic floor PT. It’s a privilege to be able to share what she’s learned to inspire hope, healing, and confidence.

In her personal time she enjoys spending time with family, crafting, exploring the outdoors, reading, and staying active. Katie is currently working on a yoga teacher training.