Licensed Clinical Staff at Willow Lawn / 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.

  • Matt Burress, PT, DPT

    Dr. Matt Burress received his doctor of physical therapy degree from Elon University. Matt received his bachelor of science degree in sports medicine at Radford University. Matt is the clinical director of the Willow Lawn location and enjoys working with all patient populations to help motivate them to reach their goals, maximize their full potential, and improve their quality of life. Matt utilizes many cutting edge manual therapy treatment techniques such as kinesiotaping, dry needling, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), therapeutic cupping, Maitland, and Mulligan. In his free time Matt enjoys watching and attending sporting events.

  • Kristen Creech, PTA

    Kristen was born and raised in Richmond, VA. She graduated in 2017 with an Associated of Applied Science PTA from ECPI Medical Careers Institute. She would like to continue her education in physical therapy taking courses on kinesiotaping and manual therapy. She would like to return to school one day to pursue her doctorate in physical therapy. In her free time she enjoys playing soccer, hiking, and spending time with friends, family and her dog.

  • Haven Helenbrook, PT, DPT

    Haven graduated from Virginia Tech with her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise in 2012. She continued her education at Lynchburg College where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016. Haven began her career treating a wide range of subacute conditions within the geriatric population, with a passion for post-stroke and neurological rehabilitation. She enjoys working in orthopedics and using comprehensive treatment approaches to tailor the patient’s care specifically to their needs. In her free time, Haven enjoys spin classes, spending time outdoors hiking with her two dogs, or relaxing at the beach.

  • Taylor O’Brien, LPTA

    Taylor was born and raised in Chesterfield, VA. She graduated from ECPI Medical Careers Institute with an Associates in Applied Science PTA. She plans to further her education and get certified in LSVT- BIG and Orthopaedics. Taylor enjoys spending time with family, playing guitar, and watching sports in her free time.

  • CJ Pilong, DPT

    CJ received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Lynchburg College in 2016, and enjoys treating a wide variety of patient populations. As part of his schooling, he did his final clinical internship with the San Francisco Giants baseball organization and likes the challenge of working with elite athletes. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree from Virginia Tech, graduating in 2013 after majoring in Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise. He continues to support his alma mater and takes every chance he can to visit and attend football games in Blacksburg, Virginia. CJ grew up in Dover, Delaware but moved to Virginia before starting high school, and has lived all over the state since. He enjoys playing and watching sports of all kinds, as well as other outdoor activities, whether its for a hike up a mountain or a walk along the canal.

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