16004 Normandy Ct.
Woodbridge, VA 22191
- Sports Injury Prevention Screen
- Ergonomics and Work Injury Prevention
- Balance and Fall prevention
- Physical Therapy
- Dry Needling
- Personal Training
Hours of OperationBy Appointment
Understanding U is about injury prevention. Our expert motion coaches are specially trained Physical Therapists that use motion testing to identify dysfunction in the body. By breaking down specific movement patterns we can isolate areas of vulnerability in all individuals.
Understanding U hopes to serve multiple populations. Injury prevention screening is an extremely valuable tool for youth sports teams and individual athletes. It is also valuable for workers and employers to help reduce injury and worker's compensation costs. Fall prevention is immeasurably valuable for seniors and senior centers.
Our motion coaches have experience in treating injuries for multiple years, we and hope to educate the community to reduce common and preventable injuries.
Mike graduated from Ithaca College in 2005 and has been working in orthopedic physical therapy ever since. Mike has training in Dry Needling, Functional Mobilization through the Institute of Physical Art, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and aquatic rehabilitation. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, for advanced physical fitness. He is the founder of Understanding U and passionate about total body wellness.
Kristy graduated from Ithaca College in 2005 where she studied physical therapy and competed in gymnastics. She has been practicing in orthopedics for her entire career and has training in dry needling as well as Selective Functional Movement Assessment. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist , Nutrition Specialist, and an expert in aquatic exercise and rehabilitation.