At Capitol Rehab we believe that continuity of care yields the greatest improvements and we believe this is achieved by working with the same professionals each visit. Your therapy team is comprised of one Doctor of Physical Therapy and one licensed Physical Therapy Assistant.
Garrett Sanders PT, DPT
Dr. Garrett Sanders’ personal experiences are what drive his passion and enthusiasm to provide excellent rehabilitative care to patients of all ages. He believes that physical therapy is a dynamic relationship between provider and patient that utilizes multiple disciplinary aspects to achieve optimal outcomes. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stevenson (MD) University and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University. While in practice at Capitol Rehab of Winchester, Garrett is also an adjunct lab professor in the physical therapy program at Shenandoah.
His path to becoming a physical therapist has taken him from patient to practitioner. A record-setting pitcher at the prep and college levels, potentially career-ending elbow injuries twice slowed stellar seasons. However, he attributes proper diagnosis, surgery and rehabilitation as the key to averting career ending status. It was also then that he knew becoming a physical therapist was what he was meant to do. Dr. Sanders enjoys exercising, playing golf, and spending time with his two children and wife.
Dr. Sanders is trained in the Occupro Functional Capacity Evaluation system, is certified in Graston Technique, the Functional Movement Screen, Integrative Dry Needling and Functional Dry Needling.
Emily Wernecke PT, DPT
Dr. Emily Wernecke graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Shenandoah University in 2016, and continued her education to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah as well. Throughout her personal and clinical experience, Emily has developed an appreciation for a multidisciplinary treatment approach and believes that providing patient centered, goal directed care is the optimal way to achieve results.
Since graduating, Emily has completed a certification in dry needling and is currently working to achieve a certification in canine rehabilitation. When not working, Emily enjoys traveling, photography, and spending time with her family and friends.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Kimberly Rinard LPTA
Kimberly graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from Bridgewater College in 2009. She is a former Certified Personal Trainer and Small Group Fitness Instructor, with additional experience in nutrition consulting and health coaching. In 2019, she decided to return to school to broaden her scope of practice and pursue her passion for helping people through rehabilitative care.
Kimberly obtained a degree in Physical Therapist Assisting from Blue Ridge Community & Technical College in 2020, and is licensed to practice in the states of Virginia and West Virginia. As a former patient for a shattered wrist due to a motor vehicle accident, she understands what it is like to go through Physical Therapy from the patient’s perspective. Her career goal is to leave behind a legacy of kindness by positively impacting the life of each patient. Kimberly lives in Great Cacapon, West Virginia with her husband, son, two cats and an aquatic turtle.
Kimberly’s treatment approach revolves around Thomas Edison’s quote, “The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
Physical Therapy Assistant
Jordan graduated from Shepherd University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in
Health Promotion and Exercise Science. He worked as a sports performance coach
and personal trainer at FASST Sports Performance Training while attending school and pursuing his degree. There, he educated and coached athletes of all skill levels in the principles of speed/agility and strength training.
Jordan recently graduated with his Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assisting from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. Jordan is licensed and able to practice in the sates of Virginia and West Virginia. His initial love for physical therapy began in 2016 following a knee injury that ended his baseball career.
He is familiar with the specifics of what it's like to undergo therapy because he has been a PT patient himself. At that point, he understood that his interest in becoming a physical therapist assistant was motivated by his desire to aid others in getting back on their feet. When Jordan is not working, he enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, playing golf, and working out.