Dr. Kirschner is an independent physical therapist practicing in Reston, Virginia in two locations. You are welcome to see her in either location.
Full Circle Neuropsychiatric Wellness Center
11490 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 420
Reston, Virginia 20191
This center provides a complete range of specialists which include a Neuropsychiatrist, nurse practitioner, nutritionist, acupuncturist, and psychotherapist. Many of the patient's here are complex and/or have chronic pain.
Internal Medicine of Northern Virginia
1860 Town Center Drive, Suite 230
Reston, Virginia 20190
This clinic specilizes in Lyme disease and associated disorders.
In her practice she provides a full range of traditional Physical Therapy services with a specialization in management of the complex patient. She utilizes a holistic approach and encourages her patients to take an active role in setting and achieving their goals. The individualized care often includes detailed evaluations, manual therapy, exercise, neuromuscular reeducation and patient education. Dr Kirschner educates her patients so they are able to continue healing and/or improving beyond the clinic.
Prior to joining FCNWC, Dr. Kirschner was a Clinic Director at Physiotherapy Associates, a multisite rehabilitation facility. Dr. Kirschner’s clinical focus was on traditional orthopedic patient care and included ankle, foot, knee and hip management, orthotic prescription/casting. Additionally, she practiced cancer rehabilitation.
In 2000, Dr Kirschner, founded the Northern Virginia Center for Physical Therapy where she focused on managing complex patients and patients with chronic pain including neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, cancer, Lyme, and other tick borne illnesses.
Prior to founding the Center for Physical Therapy, Dr. Kirschner managed the Alaska Treatment Center’s Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center and the Chronic Pain Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Her focus was on treating patients with chronic neck and back pain, headaches and temporomandibular disorders.
Dr. Kirschner also practiced neurologic physical therapy at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, New Jersey which is the nation’s largest single rehabilitation hospital.
In her early career, Dr. Kirschner practiced inpatient physical therapy at Johns Hopkins Hospital gaining a diverse experience including management of patients with trauma, orthopedic post surgical care, acute neurological rehabilitation and chest physical therapy.
Dr. Kirschner received her Bachelor of Science with a major in Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Motor Control from Boston University. She also received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Kirschner’s teaching appointments include Assistant Professor at Boston University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Kirschner focused on Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Manual Therapy with special interests in neck and back pain, TMJ disorders and headaches. At the University of Alaska, Dr. Kirschner taught Anatomy and Kinesiology.
Dr. Kirschner is a recognized national speaker on various physical therapy topics relating to chronic neck and back pain, posture, TMJ disorders, and fibromyalgia treatment.
Special Training highlights include:
Certified in Complete Decongestive Therapy including Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Myofascial Release - John Barnes and John Uplegder
Craniosacral Therapy - John Upledger
Visceral Mobilization - John Barral
Women’s Health - Herman and Wallace and Diane Lee
Spinal Mobilization- Paris, Maitland, Grimsby, Kaltenborn, Cyriax, McKenzie
Integrative Manual Therapy-Giammatteo
Temporomandibular Disorders- Mariano Rocabado, Steve Kraus
Podiatric Physical Therapy- Robert Donatelli
Functional Orthopedics- Gregory and Vicky Johnson