Old Town


209 Madison St.
Suite LL2
Alexandria VA 22314


Tel: 703.299.6688
Fax: 888.974.0312


M-Th: 7:00am – 7:00pm
F: 7:00am – 11:30am
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Specialty Services Offered:
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Dry Needling
  • Foot/Ankle
  • Pediatrics
  • Performing Arts
  • Running Exam
  • Work Hardening
Take a Look Inside The Jackson Clinics Physical Therapy Clinic Old Town (Inside Sport & Health)
The Jackson Clinics Physical Therapy in Old Town
The Jackson Clinics Physical Therapy in Old Town

Physical Therapy Clinic Old Town Staff

Kristen Landers, Clinic Director

Kristin Landers Physical Therapist at The Jackson Clinics Kristen Landers, PT, DPT, OCS

Education: Kristen graduated from the University of Vermont with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and also received her Bachelor of Science, Biology from Gettysburg College. She completed the Jackson Clinics Orthopedic Residency program in 2014. She is a Board Certified Direct Access provider and a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Specialties: Kristen has a special interest in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. She has experience rehabilitating collegiate athletes with sports-related injuries and post-surgical conditions. She also has experience in research and participated in a project using diagnostic ultrasound imaging to assess trunk musculature to try to predict those patients with low back pain who would benefit from a stabilization program (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23228626). She has a particular interest in lower extremity conditions including the hip, knee, ankle, and foot. She also specializes in trigger point dry needling, which is the insertion of needles into trigger points in muscles to help accelerate the return to function.

Fun Facts: Kristen spends most of her free time with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time outdoors, particularly running and hiking. She also loves to travel.

Donnie Weatherhead, Physical Therapist, Director of Clinical Analytics

Donnie Weatherhead, PT, DPT, OCS

Education: Donnie graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He also studied Rehabilitaion sciences with a concentration in Athletic Training. He is a Board Certified Direct Access Provider and a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Specialties: Donnie is interested in sports injury rehabilitation, all sports. He is particularly interested in lower extremity stability training and return to sports. He is skilled in treating lumbar, thoracic and cervical dysfunctions, and also skilled in sacroiliac joint, hip and pelvic girdle injuries. Donnie commonly treats knee injuries to include: ACL reconstruction, total knee arthroplasty, sprain, strains, iliotibial band syndrome and patellofemoral pain syndrome. He has experience with shoulder injuries to include: rotator cuff repair, sprain, strain and impingement syndromes.

Fun Facts: Donnie is an amateur photographer and enjoys taking pictures of wildlife, landscapes, and architecture. His favorite music video of all time is Journey’s ‘Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)’

Francisca Villalobos, Office Manager

The Jackson Clinics Francisca Villalobos,

Michele Waku, Office Administrator

Michele Waku,

Alisha Nagda, Physical Therapist

Alisha Nagda, PT, OCS

Education: Alisha graduated from The Chicago Medical School in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Major in Finance from The University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996. Alisha is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist.

Specialties: Alisha has nine years of experience in the field of orthopaedic Physical Therapy and is highly trained in treating a variety of orthopaedic conditions including the spine, shoulder, knee, hip, and ankle. She has a special interest in treating post-surgical patients and the athletic population.

Fun Facts: Alisha enjoys reading, exercising, and watching movies. Most importantly, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Emily Lucas, Physical Therapist

Emily Lucas, PT, DPT, OCS

Education: Emily graduated from East Carolina University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and May of 2015. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from The College of William and Mary in May 2011. She has been an APTA member since 2012. Emily completed the Jackson Clinics Orthopedic Residency in 2016 and became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2017.

Specialties: Emily has a strong interest in manual therapy and orthopedic injuries. As a former collegiate soccer player, she has a strong background in athletics. She was able to complete an internship at Duke Sports Medicine, with the opportunity to treat patients with a wide variety of orthopedic injuries. She enjoys working with athletes who participate in a variety of sports.

Fun Facts: Emily is a former collegiate athlete and enjoys participating in and watching team sports, as well as running half marathons. She is a Pittsburgh sports fan, but has grown to love the Washington Nationals.

Erin Burford, Physical Therapist

Erin Burford Erin Burford, PT, DPT, OCS

Education: Erin graduated from Marymount University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in August 2015. She completed her undergraduate work at The University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a sports medicine concentration. She is a certified direct access provider. Erin recently completed our Orthopedic Residency Program and is now an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Specialties: Erin has a strong interest and background in orthopedic injuries and post-operative rehabilitation. She has experience working with various sports in college while in college spending a year with the men’s lacrosse team and working various other summer camps.

Fun Facts: Erin is a native of Fairfax, Virginia, attending Fairfax High School. In her free time Erin enjoys coaching a club field hockey team with girls from high schools all over Northern Virginia. Outside of that she enjoys anything outdoors or reading a book on a rainy day.

Logan Sebastian, Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist Logan Sebastian, PT, DPT

Education: Logan graduated from the George Washington University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May of 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Delaware in 2013.

Specialties: Logan has a special interest in treating patients with a variety of orthopedic injuries including traumatic, overuse, and post-operative rehabilitation. She also has experience treating patients with balance impairments to reduce risk of falling. She strives to orient PT sessions towards assisting patients to achieve their personal functional goals.

Fun Facts: Logan is a former Division 1 volleyball player from the University of Delaware and continues to enjoy playing indoor, beach, and grass volleyball. She also loves running outside in the summer and skiing in the winter!

Sonal Sheth, Physical Therapist

The Jackson Clinics, Physical Therapy Sonal Sheth, PT, DPT

Education: Sonal graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University.  She also worked as a teacher in rural India and DC Public Schools for 7 years and earned her Master’s in Applied Teaching from American University.  She graduated from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology with a sub concentration in urban inequalities.

Specialties: Sonal has experience treating individuals with various orthopedic conditions, including the shoulder, back, and knee.  She has treated pediatric populations for impairments related to various conditions, including torticollis, toe walking, cerebral palsy, and developmental delay related to autism and developmental coordination disorder.  Sonal has also treated geriatric populations for impairments related to Parkinson’s disease, myasthenia gravis, rehabilitation post-hip fracture, and Guillain-Barre.

Fun Facts: Sonal was trained in classical South Indian dance, called Bharatanatayam, and loves watching modern dance performances.   She has a passion for creating and teaching visual art.  In her free time, she enjoys swimming, yoga, reading historical fiction and nonfiction, and watching movies with good company.

Elwira Ksiazek, Physical Therapist Assistant

The Jackson Clinics Physical in Old Town Elwira Ksiazek, PTA

Education: Elwira graduated from Montgomery College in 1998 with A.A.S degree and works as an Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant.

Specialties: Elwira has experience in acute and chronic orthopedic injury rehabilitation and treatments of neurologically based conditions in pediatric and adult populations. She worked in specialized rehab units: stroke, head trauma, spinal cord injury and joint replacement. In 2005 she joined The Jackson Clinics team and enjoys working in a sport oriented facility. Helping patients to restore their functions, improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disability by exercising is a very rewarding and inspiring experience.

Fun Facts: Elwira enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing and many others outdoor activities. She also loves theater and poetry.

Hilary Sentell, Certified Athletic Trainer

Hilary Sentell, ATC

Education: Hilary is a graduate of Ithaca College with an undergraduate degree in Athletic training. While there she worked with various sports teams including men’s lacrosse and cross country, Women’s soccer and swimming. Hilary completed her Masters Degree at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where she also worked as a graduate assistant teaching undergraduate classes in the sports medicine department. Hilary is also a Clinical Instructed for athletic training students and enjoys teaching and passing on her love for her career.

Specialties: Hilary has a passion for orthopedics and especially athletic injuries. Before coming to the Jackson Clinics she worked as an athletic trainer at the high school setting where she provided on site prevention and care of athletic injuries. She enjoys helping people get back to the activities they enjoy through hard work and a good laugh. Hilary caters her exercise prescription to each individual patient, as no two are alike.

Fun Facts: Hilary enjoys keeping active… she plays on a coed rec soccer team, likes to run and work out at the gym. In her free time she enjoys baking yummy gluten free treats, seeing movies and having fun with her family.

Maphase Abusharakh, Certified Athletic Trainer

Maphase Abusharakh, ATC

Maureen V.
Maureen V.

13:13 03 Oct 19
I couldn’t have had a more positive experience here. The front office staff is professional, caring and positive. I worked with Hilary and Logan, who are…
Erin H.
Erin H.

16:59 23 Sep 19
I was referred out to The Jackson Clinic and have loved everyday that I went. Fran is awesome at scheduling appointments and calling in case you forgot! I…
Michael Rowson
Michael Rowson
01:09 12 Sep 19
I had a unique procedure, adipose tissue-derived stem cells treatment for regenerative healing of three tears. The Jackson Clinic, specifically Dr. Kristen Landers, was recommended by my doctor due to Dr. Lander’s experience with the advanced procedure, and its unique healing process.The Jackson Clinic leaves little room for improvement. The staff at the Jackson clinic is fantastic. Francisca is a very professional, friendly and polite every time she greats you in the office or on the phone. She is also very proficient and patient scheduling appointments that work with your time schedule.In my 3 months of physical therapy (PT) I worked with a couple of Physical Therapists, Donny, Erin, KD, and Certified Physical Trainer, Hilary. Even though Kristen was my primary therapist, each time I worked with another, it was obvious they all worked well together, as a team, and communicated very well. I never felt like the training was disrupted in the few times I worked with another trainer (my choice due to time conflicts).My primary team was Kristen and her Certified Physical Trainer, Maphase. I couldn’t have asked for a more friendly and pleasant team. They were a phenomenally talented, agile to my issues, creative with solutions, and challenging. Kristen was always prepared, concerned with how I was progressing, and committed to returning me to my condition prior to my injury. She discovered a couple of underlying issues leading to some of my pain. She also geared my training towards my new goals with working out, teaching me new exercises in addition to my shoulder workouts. Maphase was an unbelievable complement to Kristen. They were perfectly in sync with my training. Maphase was excited to work with me each time, with incredible energy and personal attention. The workouts were appropriately challenging and always focused on form, strengthening without injuring, and increasing range of motion.I am writing this review a month after treatment to see how I am feeling. I recovered in less time than traditionally allotted for an injury of my kind. I came out very strong, and confident in my shoulder. In addition to my Dr, Kristen, and Maphase, the team at Jackson Clinic, made this possible. I am incredibly grateful to have found them.
Michael R.
Michael R.

18:04 11 Sep 19
I had a unique procedure, adipose tissue-derived stem cells treatment for regenerative healing of three tears. The Jackson Clinic, specifically Dr. Kristen…

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Health Club Hours:
Mon – Fri : 5:30am-10:00pm
Sat – Sun: 8:00am-7:00pm
Guest Fees for TJC patients only$10/adult (must be 21 years of age or older)

Child Care: Childcare is offered to TJC patients through sport&health. M-F: 9am-3pm; 5pm-8pmSaturday: 9am-2pmSunday: 9am-12pm Ages 3 months to 12 years. Appointment required for children 15 months and younger. Two-hour maximum stay. $10/child/visit as a guest or add children to your membership.

Parking: Street parking is available for free for 2-3 hours.  We also validate parking for our patients who park in the top level of the garage (entrance off of Montgomery street, cross street is North Fairfax Street).  Please bring your parking ticket with you to your physical therapy visit and we can validate it.  The cost to park in the garage with a validated ticket is $3 for 2 hours.

Metro Directions: Take the rail system to the Franconia/Springfield stop on the blue line. From there, take either the 10B Metrobus towards Hunting Towers and get off at Pendleton St./N. Columbus, or you can take advantage of the Alexandria Transit’s DASH system. There are numerous routes that run by our office and any DASH bus operator should be able to direct you on which line and where to get off the bus. For more information, go to www.wmata.com. The site will provide you with a trip planner to determine how much time you should allow arriving on time for your appointment.