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Dana Richardson

Physical Therapist, PT, MSPT

My Story

Dana Richardson, PT, MSPT, began her decades-long vocation in Physical Therapy at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. However, she credits a middle-school “career paper” for sparking her interest. Her fascination further developed in high school when serving as assistant athletic trainer for the soccer team coached by her father. Fueled by a passion for wellness and to help others reach their fullest potential, Dana studied Physical Therapy at Covenant College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Natural Science and graduated with honors (1999). After that she completed her Masters of Science, Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2001).

Prior to coming to the Center in 2016, Dana worked in a variety of outpatient-orthopedic and pediatric settings throughout Alabama, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. She has treated individuals of all ages with a range of musculoskeletal, neurological, post-operative, and chronic pain conditions. She is certified in kinesiotaping and regularly pursues continuing education in both manual and exercise-based therapies.

Dana now specializes in Fascial Counterstrain, a cutting-edge manual therapy technique that uses gentle positional releases to provide relief from pain and dysfunction. This multi-system treatment allows her to identify and address the root–not only the symptoms–of a person’s problem. Learn more about this technique by going to

In addition to Physical Therapy, Dana enjoys spending time with her husband and four children. She loves reading historical fiction, assembling jigsaw puzzles, hiking the Blue Ridge, and watching English Premier League football with her family–go Manchester United!

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