Our Staff Members and Therapists

Our staff members.

Melissa Schmidt | Advanced Center for Physical Therapy VA

Melissa Schmidt, PT
Physical Therapist - Facility Director
mschmidt@phoenixrehab.com
Greene County Office

Melissa has been practicing since 1988 and has worked in a variety of settings in Virginia and Florida.

Specialties: orthopedics, manual therapy, neck and back pain, shoulder injuries, joint replacements, BPPV-vertigo treatment.

Education and Professional Certifications:  BS in physical therapy University of Florida in 1988.  Certified in Direct Access Physical Therapy. 

Professional Affiliations: Member of the American Physical Therapy Association

Personal Interests:  Melissa enjoys working with her husband and best friend Jim, as well as relationships with friends and community activities, being a mother to her two boys and active with Portico Church.  In her free time she likes to keep in shape, watching football and rooting for the UF Gators.  Go Gators!!! 

Quote: "The most rewarding part of my job is to help others attain relief through hands on manual therapy."


Samantha Pollino | Advanced Center for Physical Therapy VA

Samantha Pollino, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
spollino
@phoenixrehab.com
Greene County Office

Samantha joins ACPT from Johnstown, PA where she treated patients for Drayer Physical Therapy Institute.  She was a four year member and captain of the Duquesne University Basketball team while earning academic awards from the Atlantic 10 Conference.  She enjoys working with athletes and is passionate about helping relive pain and injury for her clients while helping them develop proper form and fundamentals to improve performance during daily activities. 

Specialties: Manual therapy, pre and post-operative knee rehabilitation, low back pain.  Special interest in basketball and soccer related injuries and return to sport programs. 

Education and Professional Certifications: Doctor of Physical Therapy from Duquesne University 2012; BS in Biology and Health Science from Duquesne University, 2010

Professional Affiliations: American Physical Therapy Association; Orthopedic Section member.  Certification in Direct Access Physical Therapy

Personal Interests: Samantha enjoys most any sporting event, especially football, baseball and basketball.  She likes to spend free time walking and playing with her dog Quinn.  She loves travel, meet new people and have new experiences. 

Quote:  "Everyone has the right to feel good!  It’s an awesome privilege to help make that right a reality for my patients."


Rachel Odom | Advanced Center for Physical Therapy VA

Rachel Odom PT, DPT
Physical Therapist - Facility Director
rodom@phoenixrehab.com
Greene County Office
Charlottesville Office

Rachel has been a licensed physical therapist since 2010. Prior to coming to ACPT, she spent the first part of her career as a physical therapist in the United States Army where she was assigned to various locations and outpatient clinic settings.

Specialties: Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, manual therapy, lower extremity injuries

Education and Professional Certifications: BS in Exercise Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2007, Doctor of Physical Therapy from Army-Baylor University in 2010

Professional Affiliations: Member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Certification in Direct Access Physical Therapy

Personal Interests: Rachel loves exploring the outdoors, snowboarding, spending time with family and friends, and participating in community running events.

Quote: “I enjoy walking beside my patients as they heal, helping them understand their injuries and return to things they love to do so they can live healthier, more fulfilling lives.”


Tara Fontenot | Advanced Center for Physical Therapy VA

Ben Ellenberger PT, DBT, ATC
Physical Therapist
bellenberger@phoenixrehab.com
Charlottesville Office

Ben interned with ACPT and we realized quickly his exceptional skills and patient outcomes as well as his outstanding patient relationship skills. He also has treated various collegiate and Olympic athletes in his ATC career.

Specialties: Sports Medicine, Injury Prevention, Orthopedics, and Manual Therapy

Education and Professional Certifications: BS in Athletic Training at Northern Michigan University in 2012 and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Lynchburg College in 2015.

Professional Affiliations: Member of American Physical Therapy Association

Personal Interests: Skiing, Hunting, watching sports, hiking, and hanging out with friends. 

Quote: “I enjoy watching patients grow and returning to activities that they enjoy.” 


Abby Lesnoff | Advanced Center for Physical Therapy VA

Abby Lesnoff
Certified Exercise Physiologist
alesnoff@phoenixrehab.com
Charlottesville Office

 

 

 

 

 


Reiko Simmons | Advanced Center for Physical Therapy VA
Reiko Simmons
Tech Staff
rsimmons@phoenixrehab.com
Charlottesville Office

 

 

 

 

 


Tiffany Davenport | Advanced Center for Physical Therapy VA
Tiffany Davenport
Front Desk
tdavenport@phoenixrehab.com
Charlottesville Office

 

 

 

 

 

 


Eric Pietrzyk | Advanced Center for Physical Therapy VA

Eric Pietrzyk
Tech Staff, Product Specialist
epietrzyk@phoenixrehab.com
Greene County Office

 

 

 

 

 


Wendy Wright | Advanced Center for Physical Therapy VA
Wendy Wright
Tech Staff
wwright@phoenixrehab.com
Greene County Office

 

 

 

 

 


Jeanelle Barron | Advanced Center for Physical Therapy VA
Jeanelle Barron
Accounts Manager
jbarron@phoenixrehab.com
Greene County Office

 

 

 

 

 


Carol Grzymkowski | Advanced Center for Physical Therapy VA
Carol Grzymkowski
Front Desk
cgrzymkowski@phoenixrehab.com
Greene County Office

 

 

 

 

 

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