Licensed Clinical Staff at Alexandria / Nr. Alex Hospital

  • Thomas Cox, OT

    Tom Cox graduated with a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Spalding University in 2015. Prior to earning his masters, Tom received a B.S. in Kinesiology from Liberty University. Before beginning his career as an Occupational Therapist Tom worked from the Warrior Transition BN at Fort Knox, Ky; where he developed/ran the adaptive sports program for wounded warriors. Tom has completed multiple residencies in hand therapy clinics with some of the top therapist in the nation. Tom's passion has always been evaluating, treating, and assisting patients in restoring function for a wide range of hand injuries.

  • Dakota Ferrell, OTR/L

    Dakota Ferrell received her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Howard University in Washington, DC. She was born and raised in the Northern Virginia area. Her clinical experiences include skilled nursing, mental health, and pediatric occupational therapy services. She joined Alliance in 2016 and is excited to expand her experience to include outpatient services as well. In her free time, she enjoys to cook, spend time with family and friends, and read.

  • Taeyong Kim,PT

    Taeyong Kim received his Bachelors degree in physical therapy from Sahmyook University, Seoul South Korea in 2013. After graduating in 2013 he worked in an orthopedic hospital in Seoul, South Korea where he was able strengthen his skills in an acute environment. Thereafter, he received his doctorate degree from Loma Linda University, California in 2015. He has completed kinesiotaping courses as well as other manual therapy courses in South Korea from the National Athletes Training Center and Bobath basic course in South Korea from Bobath hospital. He is currently enrolled in a dry‚Äźneedling course that will allow him to practice dry needling treatments. He joined Alliance in 2016 upon graduation and is extremely excited about the opportunity to apply his skills in the outpatient field. In his free time Taeyong enjoys playing soccer, exercising and working out, as well as going out to watch movies.

  • Xylene A. Lundgren, LPTA

    Xylene earned her Physical Therapy degree in 2003 at the University of Perpetual Help - Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University in the Philippines. She joined Alliance at the Alexandria office as a Physical Therapist trainee in the year 2011. She is currently working as a Physical Therapist Assistant pending her Physical Therapy license. She enjoys working with neurology and orthopedic conditions. Patients appreciate her good humor and friendliness while she focuses on their rehabilitation. Her connection with the patients motivates them to work harder on their recovery. She enjoys cooking, going on nature trips, listening to music, and watching romantic comedy movies.

  • Rimjhim Sharan, PT, MS

    Rimjhim earned her degree in Physical Therapy from Manipal University, India. After graduating in 2007, she worked at Fortis Hospital in Mumbai and her clinical experience included in-patient and out-patient orthopedic, cardio-pulmonary, and neuro rehabilitation. Thereafter, Rimjhim pursued her Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology at The George Washington University. During graduate school, she completed her internships in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation at Inova Health System hospitals. Rimjhim joined Alliance in 2011 upon graduation. Rimjhim is dedicated to providing quality care through individualized approach. She helps patients succeed by providing functional strengthening and therapeutic exercises combined with manual therapy. She incorporates Kinesiotaping, Muscle Energy techniques, myofascial release, PNF techniques while treating her diverse patient population including patients with sports injuries, post operative conditions, bio-mechanical and movement dysfunctions, balance and vestibular disorders. When not working, Rimjhim loves spending time with her husband, her friends and loves swimming, dancing, and watching movies.

  • Yvonne Claire Umayam, PTA

    Yvonne Claire Umayam graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with an A.A.S degree in Physical Therapist Assistant. To further her career, she pursued her undergraduate degree at George Mason University, where she earned her B.S in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources, Kinesiology Concentration. She has had prior hands on in a variety of clinical settings including fitness centers, outpatient orthopedic, SNF, and, Total Joint Replacement hospital and in-patient rehab which have added to her knowledge base in treating various conditions and diagnoses. Yvonne is dedicated in providing quality of care that utilizes evidence-based manual techniques and modalities to restore optimum mobility and functional independence of her patients. Yvonne loves spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys dancing, fitness, hiking, camping, and wants to travel the world.

  • Melissa Weaver, PT

    Melissa Weaver graduated with a Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from Quezon City, Philippines. Her internship experience during her time at the university focused on various degrees of stroke rehab and orthopedic conditions among other diagnoses. She joined Alliance Physical Therapy in the fall of 2012 as a Physical Therapy Tech which involved guiding patients through their therapeutic exercises. She has since gone on to receive her Virginia Physical Therapist license. Melissa teaches patients strategies to help themselves recover and manage their conditions independently. She hones her skills by continuously seeking out techniques and information from notable clinicians in the field of physical rehab and sports.

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