About

 

Christine Wood, PT, DPT, LMT, lives in Augusta County in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley with her husband and daughter. She earned a physical therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1992, a doctorate in physical therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009 and a massage therapy license in 2018. She has worked across all demographics in numerous therapy settings from hospitals to outpatient clinics to nursing homes. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Virginia Physical Therapy Association. Christine has pursued extensive post graduate training in various manual techniques enabling her to identify and treat the cause of pain and dysfunction rather than just the symptoms. Since the very beginning of her career she has been driven to help people heal and live their lives free of pain, with that journey bringing her to the world of Fascial Counterstrain. No other technique has enabled her to bring the same level of lasting relief and healing to her patients. She has been a teaching assistant for the Jones Institute since 2014 and Counterstrain Academy since 2020, and is currently enrolled in the Academy’s Instructor Training Program. In addition to loving her job she enjoys playing flute with the Stonewall Brigade Band and the Flutes of the Shenandoah. Her other hobbies include kayaking and hiking in the Blue Ridge mountains. Christine is Owner and CEO of Horizons Therapy in Waynesboro, VA.

Valerie Stapel, PT, graduated from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine’s Physical Therapy Program in 1986. She has had extensive postgraduate training in Strain Counterstrain, women’s health, and numerous manual interventions. More than 25 years in the field has given her a wide range of experience and a deep belief that people are bigger than their pain and must be treated as multifaceted individuals in order to achieve effective musculoskeletal healing and mobility. Valerie lives in Harrisonburg with her husband and four children and seeks daily to make her own life a balance of work, family and faith.

Lauren Wenger, DPT, is a College of William and Mary alumna. She earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010 and has worked primarily in outpatient orthopedics, with an emphasis on helping individuals suffering from chronic pain.  She brings years of Fascial Counterstrain experience to the Horizons Therapy team in addition to her extensive manual therapy expertise. Lauren currently lives in Fishersville, VA.

 

Brad Stoller, LMT, is an Alexander Technique teacher and uses the Feldenkrais Method to enhance movement and performance. He experienced Fascial Counterstrain as a patient and was so impressed he decided he had to learn the technique himself so he could help share it with more people. He and his wife of 30 years raised three lovely daughters, all now young women. Brad is an award winning playwright, a black belt in Aikido, a professional dancer, an actor and a professor of theatre and dance. He enjoys biking, hiking, kayaking and swimming in lakes and rivers.

Jennifer Lorenz. BIO COMING SOON!

 

 

 

 

Carla Beaupre. BIO COMING SOON!

 

 

 

 

Will Wood was born in Greenwood, South Carolina and currently lives in Augusta County with his wife, Christine, and their daughter. He served in the US Navy for eight years, the steel industry for five and manufacturing for twenty before entering into the exciting world of healthcare. His experience ranges from the troubleshooting and repair of satellite communication systems to code writing to the management of human resources and quality control departments. As Chief Operating Officer and Co-Owner of Horizons, he supports the therapists and staff on a daily basis in an effort to make their jobs as obstacle-free as possible. In addition to his work at Horizons he is a published author and is currently working on short stories, novels and screenplays.

 

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