Stephen VeselyPhysical Therapist
Graduating with his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2013, Dr. Vesely joined the Advanced Wellness Centre team August 2013. With a peaked interest in manual therapy throughout his studies, Stephen spent 24 weeks of his clinical affiliations at three different out-patient orthopedic practices in the Richmond and Fredericksburg areas where he received advanced manual training for spinal and extremity conditions. In addition, he completed 12 weeks in skilled nursing and cancer rehabilitation, providing him with a well-rounded scope of physical therapy and medical practice.Stephen’s true passion lies in utilizing his hands-on approach and strong clinical background in exercise, health, and wellness to restore pain-free mobility and function. His prior training and techniques match our holistic approach, where elimination of true body impairments, and not just symptoms, are the focus of rehabilitation. In his experiences, clients recover more quickly and with less risk for re-injury following physical therapy that pairs manual and manipulative techniques with therapeutic exercises, education, and preventive measures. Outside his professional career, Stephen enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing and writing music, bike riding, weight lifting, and doing anything outdoors. He is so excited to contribute to and be part of a team of experts who share a common goal in delivering the highest quality of holistic care to its clients.
Nicole RyanPhysical Therapist Assistant
Nicole Ryan is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. She graduated from South University in Richmond in 2015 receiving a degree in Applied Sciences with focus on Physical Therapy Assisting. She brings a wealth of experience to the physical therapy realm from a variety of settings to include outpatient therapy, skilled nursing, and home health. Nicole is also a native to this region and grew up locally. Her passions are holistic health and wellness, bodywork, nutrition and herbal medicine. She believes in using a holistic approach to healing involving spiritual, physical, and emotional integration to restore the body to proper functioning and healing. Each person is unique and deserves to be treated as such when going through healing modalities. Nicole looks forward to restoring her patients to optimal function so they can be the best version of themselves!