Roger Jackson, PT, DPT
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.
Heather Blair, PT
Heather graduated from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1989. She has worked within the Riverside Health System for 22 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 is also a STAR Certified Practitioner in Cancer Rehabilitation. Heather's passion for quality patient care, coupled with her passion for her profession, result in functional and meaningful outcomes for her clients. Heather provides treatment at Riverside Physical Therapy Williamsburg.
Patricia Howard, OT, MSOT
Patty is a graduate of James Madison University for Health Sciences and earned her Master’s in Occupational Therapy in 2012 from Virginia Commonwealth University. She specializes in treatment of the hand and upper extremity and also has her certification in LSVT BIG, a treatment protocol for people with Parkinson’s disease. She is a proud wife and mother. She enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.
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.
Ellen Pollock, LPTA
Ellen is a graduate of the U.S. Army's Physical Therapy Assistant program and served as a medic as well as PT assistant in theater. She completed civilian licensure in 2009 and has been with Riverside since 2012. In her free time, she enjoys creating fused glass artwork and frequently displays her work at local art shows.
Reva Christian, LPTA, CLT
Reva is an Ohio native who graduated from Hocking College in 2007 and has been working with Riverside since 2012. In 2013, Reva assisted in spearheading Riverside College's program for LPTAs and served as an instructor. She returned to an outpatient clinical setting in 2014. In 2017, Reva earned her certification as a lymphedema therapist in order to help those with cancer-related lymphedema. She is also well-versed with the McKenzie method for treating spinal diagnoses. Past clinical settings include home health care as well as other outpatient settings.
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.
Nicole Paquette, M.A., CCC-SLP
Nicole earned her bachelors in science for speech language pathology from Wayne State University and a masters in speech language pathology from Michigan State University. She works with patients to improve recall using easy to learn strategies to make life easier for her patients and their caregivers. She believes that increasing memory and more effective communication are possible by using a variety of skills, evidence based practice, and compensatory strategies.
Nicole also works with patients who have swallowing difficulty. From exercises and compensatory strategies to skilled texture analysis, she has many ways to increase swallow function and safety. She is also certified in Vital Stim.
Lisa M. Cifrulak, M.A., CCC-SLP
Lisa M. Cifrulak, M.A., CCC-SLP is a graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where she earned her MA in Speech-Language Pathology. Lisa holds a BS in Music Education with a concentration in Voice. She has recently relocated from the Washington, D.C. area where she completed her clinical fellowship. Lisa is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and an active member of the arts community where she enjoys assisting singers and professional voice users. Lisa is also a certified clinician in Lee Silverman Voice Therapy – LOUD for treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Lisa is elated to return to Williamsburg, her home away from home, where she was previously seen on the Busch Gardens stages.