William Parker, PT, DPT
Director of Outpatient Therapy
Will has enjoyed working as a Physical Therapist with Riverside for the entirety of his career. He started as a staff therapist in 2004, became a Clinical Coordinator in 2010, and promoted to Director of Outpatient Therapy in 2017.
Will is a Hampton Roads native, born and raised in Suffolk, Virginia. 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. He became a Board-Certified Sports Specialist in 2013, and helped establish Riverside Physical Therapy’s Sports Residency program.
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. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family. He is an avid fan of the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Orioles, and continues his own athletic career with softball and golf.
Lindsay Novotny, 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 three for the 200 Butterfly for the American East Conference. Dr. Sherman works with patients suffering from athletic, orthopedic and neurological conditions.
Megan Thacker, PT, DPT
Megan received her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Old Dominion University. She specializes in treating athletes pulling from her experience as a member of the Women's Softball Team at Christopher Newport University. Megan has traveled with Physicians for Peace to the Dominican Republic for a community health education project through Catholica University.
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. Ron 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.
Lynda Harvey, LPTA
Lynda graduated from the Riverside College of Health Careers Physical Therapist Assistant program in May of 2014, and joined the Riverside team following graduation. Lynda enjoys working with the orthopedic population and facilitating recovery following surgery. She has also worked in both the Skilled Nursing and Home Health Care setting, and is very familiar with neurological rehabilitation following a stroke. Lynda is a native of New England and moved down to the Tidewater area in 2004. In her free time, she stays active with her four children and grandchild and loves taking long walks with her dogs.
Rachel Barber, COTA/L
Rachel in an Indiana native but was raised in Virginia Beach. She received her Associate's Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2017 from Tidewater Community College. She also has an Associate's Degree in Applied Science of Interior Design. Rachel is a nationally board-certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. Prior to receiving her degree she also worked as an aide for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Rachel is actively involved in her church community and volunteers as a youth leader. She is also an accomplished artist and enjoys painting and crocheting in her spare time.
Lisa Motter, PT, ATC
Lisa has provided extensive rehabilitation services in New York, Florida, Washington, D.C. and Virginia for over 25 years. She received her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Vermont and Certification in Athletic Training from the National Athletic Trainers Association. Her experiences include providing therapy services to professional and college athletes and adults with orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions. She is a hands-on therapist and uses several forms of manual therapy to improve pain free mobility and maximize return to function. She has a strong interest in shoulder girdle and spinal dysfunctions and designs individualized treatment plans with a focus on correcting postural deficits and muscle imbalances. She believes the clinician-patient relationship is key to maximizing performance. Her past experiences as a college basketball player and amateur bike racer exposed her to the benefits of team sports and the importance of communication in the rehabilitation process. In her free time Lisa enjoys concerts, hiking, and spending time with family.
Alyssa Kuhn, PT, DPT, CLT-UE
Alyssa was raised locally in Smithfield, Virginia. She is a graduate of Lynchburg College, earning her BS in Biology in 2002, and Old Dominion university, earning her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2005. She went on to focus her continuing education on lymphedema and breast cancer rehab immediately after joining the physical therapy field. Alyssa has enjoyed working as a Physical Therapist on the peninsula throughout her career with specializations in lymphedema treatment, cancer rehab and vestibular therapy. She enjoys assisting her patients in returning back to their lifestyle during cancer survivorship. When not at work, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her husband and three young daughters. They especially enjoy softball, volleyball, and spending time doing outdoor and church activities.
Ashley Abraham, OT, MSOT
Ashley is a Colorado native but grew up in Hampton Roads. She received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016. She also has Bachelors of Art in both Psychology and Music from Elon University. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and has previously done volunteer work with the Brain Injury Association of Virginia. In her free time Ashley enjoys being involved in the arts as a classically trained vocalist, an amateur photographer, and craft work including quilting, crocheting, and creating wire sculptures.
Lauren Sabatini, PT, DPT
Lauren grew up in an Air Force family, moving every three to four years, and finally landing in Hampton Roads. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2011 with a degree in human nutrition, foods, and exercise. While at Virginia Tech, she worked as a student athletic trainer for the Virginia Tech football team. Lauren obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy from VCU in 2015. Since graduation Lauren has worked in the outpatient therapy setting, with a strong interest in orthopedic and sport injuries. Outside of work, she continues to enjoy playing sports (volleyball and kickball) and following the Virginia Tech Hokies and New York Giants. Lauren also enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her rescue dog Bandit.
Sean Hercules, LPTA
Sean, son of a physician and nurse practitioner, comes from a long family background in the medical field. Sean attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia where he avidly played club soccer. He later worked for Riverside as a Rehab Technician. After graduating from the Riverside College of Health Careers with an Associates in Applied Science, he joined the Riverside team as Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. He enjoys working with the orthopedic population, specifically the athletic population. Sean works alongside Riverside’s sports specialists as part of Riverside Physical Therapy Sports Residency program to treat athletes from all different sports and backgrounds. In his free time, Sean enjoys spending time with his family, watching sporting events and participating in paddle boarding, windsurfing, fishing and kicking his feet up in the sand.
Lauren Moore, PT, DPT
After receiving a Bachelor's of Science in biology from Randolph-Macon College, Lauren earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University. Board-certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, she is currently pursuing Riverside's sports medicine residency program with plans to achieve further specialization as a Sports Certified Specialist. As a former competitive gymnast and field hockey player, Lauren's personal involvement with sports inspired her to become a Physical Therapist with an interest in serving the athletic population. Specializing in orthopedics, sports medicine and the Dartfish video running analysis, she enjoys teaching patients about how exercise can be used as a form of "medicine," effectively treating a variety of impairments and pain. Lauren grew up locally in Yorktown and still enjoys living close to her family and the beach. Lauren can often be found spending free time with her husband or working out at the gym.