Meet Our Staff

Aaron Freeland, DPT

Physical Therapist, Crozet Clinic Manager

Aaron was born and raised in South Texas. He attended Husson University in Bangor, Maine where got his B.S. in Kinesiology-Human Movement Science, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Through clinical rotations he has had varying experiences working with individuals across …

the lifespan from infants to older adults. It was also through these clinical rotations that he further developed his love of sports rehabilitation, working with athletes of all skill levels – high school athletes to professional. His clinical interests include manual therapy, orthopedic injuries, and sports rehabilitation. It is his belief that everyone is an athlete  regardless of age or what his or her “sport” of choice may be. In his down time he enjoys being outdoors, whether it is hiking, running, playing golf or football. He has a love of travel, and exploring new places by immersing himself into local ways through food and activities. Aaron is excited to join this community and make Virginia his new home.

Melissa J Adams, DPT

Physical Therapist, Charlottesville Clinic Manager
Melissa completed her undergraduate studies at Norwich University in Vermont with a BS in Biology and a BS in Sports Medicine.  She went on to pursue her education in Physical Therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, earning her MSPT and going on to complete her DPT soon afterwards.
Over the past 20 years, Melissa has gained experience in nearly all health care settings and in the treatment of a vast array of diagnoses across all ages.
Through this experience she has learned the humbling yet energizing lesson that education never ceases — the human body is a truly awesome machine that will always keep you on your toes.

Rob Finch, MS,PT,Cert MDT,CSCS

Physical Therapist, Augusta Clinic Manager

Robert Finch graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas in 1985. He then pursued advanced studies in Biotechnology from the University of Tennessee. In 1997 he graduated with a M.S. in the Graduate PT program at MCV/VCU.

In 2006 he received his post-graduate certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine (MDT) from the McKenzie Institute. In 2012 he became a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association in Colorado Springs.

Rob has worked the majority of his 21 years of practice in outpatient orthopaedics and sports medicine in Virginia Beach and the Tidewater area. He managed a practice for Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists in Virginia Beach, working with and for 21 surgeons, and worked for the surgeons at Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Orthopaedic Group in Williamsburg, VA.  During his professional practice, Rob has become known as a custom orthotics, spine, hip, knee, and shoulder specialist with various practices.  He and his fiance relocated to the Lyndhurst, Virginia area in the summer of 2018 to be back in the mountains of Appalachia.  He was active in USVBA Volleyball for 15 years and currently enjoys hiking all over the country, as well as kayaking, music festivals, and organic gardening.

Rob welcomes the opportunity to assist your physician in your health care and provide you the latest in
​evidence-based treatment.

Erica Stowe, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Lovingston Clinic Manager

Erica Stowe, a Nelson County native, graduated from James Madison University in 2013 with her B.S. in Kinesiology. She then took a year off to explore Wyoming and Maine for 6 months horse-packing and working for the Maine Conservation Corps before returning to Virginia… 

After three years in Richmond, she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and is excited to return home to put her skills to use, assisting patients of all ages to incorporate activity back into their lives.

Erica has seen a variety of populations from her clinical time in school and is excited to bring her knowledge back to her community. During her time at VCU, Erica participated in the Virginia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program, which focuses on interdisciplinary leadership and education for children with disabilities.  She is also interested in Pelvic and Women’s Health.

She currently lives in Nelson County and enjoys spending her free time exploring the outdoors through hiking, biking, and running, playing ultimate Frisbee, and gardening.

Randy Rider, PT, CHT​

Physical Therapist, Crozet Clinic

Randy is originally from upstate New York and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Hunter College in 1990.  He worked in a variety of physical therapy settings in California before moving to Virginia in 2003.  Randy lives in Crozet with his wife and three children.

Nick Brantly, PTA

Kinesiologist/Physical therapy Assistant, Lovingston Clinic​

Nicholas Brantley is a Physical Therapist Assistant at PT Plus, providing a foundation for patient care consisting of patient education, exercise, and hands on approach to facilitate the body’s natural healing process. Nick holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology …

…from Liberty University and an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant from Wytheville Community College. He has a strong background in nutrition through his education. He has been a clinician for over 10 years.

Nick has grown up in Nelson County his entire life and currently resides in Arrington, VA near the Colleen Drive-In, which is not a good place to be since his wife, Christy, himself, and their three kids, Jonathan, Noah and Alaina, love ice-cream. Nick also enjoys hiking, running, strength training, tinkering on vehicles, and racing slot cars when not working at PT Plus.