Licensed Clinical Staff at Colonial Heights / Richmond Area

  • Tyler Bankston, PTA

    Christopher "Tyler" Bankston was born and raised in Richmond, VA. Tyler graduated with an Associates of Applied Science PTA from South University. He is passionate about helping patients return to their prior level of function and reach all of their personal goals as soon as possible. He hopes to return to school to further his education by becoming CSCS certified and to further improve his manual techniques with continuing education courses. He enjoys playing recreational sports and spending time outdoors with his free time.

  • Nathan S. Michels, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

    Nate works for Alliance Physical Therapy in our Richmond locations. He is the clinic director of the Midlothian office and spends time in both Colonial Heights and Willow Lawn. He is a 2010 graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences with a Health Studies concentration. Nate earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Old Dominion University in 2013 where he was inducted into the Alpha Eta National Honor Society for Allied Health by his faculty. After graduation Nate became a traveling physical therapist specializing in orthopaedics and gaining experience working in 7 different states across the country. In early 2015 he was recognized as a board certified specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. His clinical interests include work hardening, car accident injuries, functional movement screening, enhancing optimal sports performance, and comprehensive rehabilitation approaches breaking down integrated biomechanics. Nate prides himself in going above and beyond for each patient and individualizing their program. By individualizing the programs and staying away from cookie cutter approaches it promotes long term success by teaching the tools to maintain rehab progress once discharged. His overall goal is to get each patient back to doing what they love, whether that is picking up their grandchildren, driving to the grocery store, walking on the beach during the next family vacation, hiking the Shenandoah trails, returning to playing a round of golf, or maximizing an athlete’s performances to the next level.

  • Vincent Schneider, PT, DPT, OCS

    Vinny is a native of Alliance, Ohio. He graduated from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio in 2010, with a major in Pre-Physical Therapy/Exercise Science. He also played football all 4 years for the Crusaders. He went on to graduate from Lynchburg College with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015. While at Lynchburg College, Vincent developed a strong interest in orthopedics and manual physical therapy. He accepted a position after graduation in Blacksburg, Virginia. While there, Vincent advanced his manual skills while treating a variety of populations, athletes and common and complex orthopedic injuries.
    Vincent moved to Richmond, Virginia 1 year ago and began treating the geriatric population in Hopewell. He became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy in July 2018.
    Vincent's personal interests including spending time with his family and friends, cheering for Ohio sports, working out and collecting vintage football helmets. He looks forward to treating the Colonial Heights area and elevating the physical therapy experience with current evidenced based practice through personal experience and continuing education.

  • David Wright, PTA

    David is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina and graduate of NC State University with a B.S. in Biological Science. He is also a graduate of South University Physical Therapy Assistant program in Richmond. David is a compassionate individual that focuses on maximizing a patient’s ability to rehabilitate based on the patient’s condition and goals. His clinical experiences include aquatic physical therapy, sports medicine, outpatient orthopedics, and inpatient physical therapy. David’s specialty interests in physical therapy include orthopedic management/rehabilitation, spinal rehabilitation, generalized low back pain management, whiplash associated disorders, sports medicine/rehabilitation, and personal injury cases. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time in the mountains, as well as hiking, kayaking, weight lifting, and cooking.

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