Meet the Providers
|Dr. Kathy Coutinho||Dr. Anna Moseley||Dr. Heather Jones|
|Dr. Stephanie Johnson||Dr. Jessi Wright|
Dr. Kathy Coutinho is a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine who opened Positively Chiropractic and Dynamic Kinesiology in March of 2000. Dr. Kathy graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon in March of 1997 and worked as a chiropractor’s associate for 3 years before opening her own practice. She is an active member of the Virginia Chiropractic Association and Business Networking International (B.N.I.). She is also currently the President of her local BNI chapter. In 2009, Dr. Kathy was named Business Owner of the Year by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Kathy sponsors EX2 Adventure Racing–a company that puts on year round off-road cycling and running races–as well as Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (M.O.R.E.), a unified group of cyclists who share information on group rides, races, and much more!
Dr. Kathy is certified as an Applied Kinesiologist (A.K.), as a Chiropractic Sports Physician (C.C.S.P.), and as an Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) provider. These skills have given her the ability to offer her patients care that links skeletal health to the muscular, nervous, and organic systems. Dr. Kathy views one’s health as not merely a structure that needs to be fixed, but a dynamic, complex system combining the physical, emotional, spiritual, and chemical health of the individual that needs to be fully assessed before appropriate treatment can be rendered.
Dr. Kathy’s specialty is sports medicine, as she herself is an avid competitor of mountain biking and off-road triathlon through XTERRA. She is an XTERRA ambassador with Team Unlimited, a 2011 XTERRA National Champion and an XTERRA Ameteur World Champion. Her mantra is ALWAYS MOVING YOU FORWARD. Her biggest pet peeve is when patients are told by other doctors that they have to QUIT their sport without being given the opportunity to properly treat and overcome their injuries. Dr. Kathy provides that opportunity!
She feels that combining sports chiropractic and Active Release Technique is the most effective and proactive means of treating soft tissue injuries that stop people from training in their given sport. This is true for young athletes as well as our active geriatric population.
Dr. Anna Moseley is a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine certified to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Commonwealth of California, and State of Arizona. As a graduate of Life Chiropractic University, Dr. Anna has been an active practitioner in the field since 1997. Dr. Anna has also attended Emory University, and continues to regularly attend continuing education courses and seminars in the field of Sports Chiropractic Medicine as this field of medicine, in particular, is currently in a stage of rapid development and refinement. Dr. Anna has been an independent contractor at Positively Chiropractic since July 2000.
Dr. Anna’s entrance into this field of medicine was largely a result of her exposure to Chiropractic medicine after a particularly severe car accident where what is generally termed “conventional medicine” seemed unable to adequately address many of the rehabilitative needs stemming from the injury.
Successful chiropractic intervention relieved pain and discomfort from this life-altering event, and this began her commitment to Chiropractic medicine.
Because Dr. Anna’s immediate family includes conventional medical doctors, she has a rather unique perspective to recognize the benefits of other fields of medicine and does not subscribe to the belief that Chiropractic medicine can cure every ailment under every circumstance.
Dr. Heather Jones is a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine. She is licensed to practice Chiropractic in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Wyoming, New York, and Maryland. She graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in December 2012 with a Doctor of Chiropractic, a Bachelor’s of Science in Anatomy and a Bachelor’s of Science in Health and Wellness. She completed her undergraduate work at Regis University, graduating in May 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor’s of Art in Visual: Fine Arts.
Dr. Jones grew up in Alexandria, VA and attended Saint Stephens and Saint Agnes School graduating in June 2002. Growing up she was a Virginia State Champion in soccer and a competitive gymnast. When Dr. Jones is not serving the community by providing them with chiropractic care, she can be found in the gym working on her olympic lifts.
As an athlete, Dr. Jones understands the demands placed on the body, and strives to keep athletes in top physical form with regular chiropractic adjustments and by working with multiple types soft tissue modalities. It is Dr. Jones’ mission to provide people of all ages with knowledge and chiropractic care so that all her patients’ can meet their personal goals.
Dr. Jones specializes in the following types of adjusting: Diversified, Thompson, SOT and Body Energetics Technique. She is also full body certified in ART (Active Release Therapy).
Dr. Stephanie Johnson received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California; graduating Salutatorian and Magna Cum Laude. She completed her clinical internship under the tutelage of Dr. William Morgan at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Johnson is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and is an emissary for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP). Prior to chiropractic, she studied yoga and became a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200 hr) through the Yoga Alliance. She currently teaches Vinyasa Flow yoga at Sportrock in Alexandria, VA.
A California native, Dr. Johnson attended the University of California Berkeley where she received both her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science/Toxicology and Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Performance Studies. Dr. Johnson’s passion for wellness and movement stem from 20+ years of studying dance in both classical ballet and modern, as well as 15+ years of practicing yoga. Transitioning from dance in 2008, she picked up distance running and caught the marathon bug.
Dr. Johnson is Webster certified and is currently pursuing her Diplomate in Pediatric Chiropractic through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) to further contribute to the health and wellness of pregnant mothers and children. Her technique repertoire consists of Diversified, Cox Flexion/Distraction, Thompson, Gonstead and IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization). Treating the full spine and extremities, Dr. Johnson serves to improve function and quality of life for folks of all ages and professions, especially pre and postnatal mothers, children, and growing families.
Dr. Jessi Wright has traveled the world studying complimentary and alternative medicine. Her curiosity has led her from the crowded streets of India, where she studied meditation and yoga, to the jungles of Fiji, where she treated children and community members in impoverished areas throughout the country. She has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Salisbury University and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College, the oldest chiropractic institution in the world. She is National board certified and licensed to practice in three states.
Dr. Wright completed her clinical internship under the tutelage of Dr. Peter Fysh, D.C., F.I.C.C.P., world renowned pediatric lecturer, author, and founding member of the International Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics. Upon completion of schooling, she was brought on to work intimately alongside her mentor where she gained invaluable skills treating pediatric patients ranging from a few days old to adolescents, as well as pregnant and postpartum mothers. Further, she has extensive experience treating athletes, both young and old, and can often be found providing care to athletes through volunteer work at local sporting events. She is experienced in several adjustive and soft tissue therapies and her care plans are varied and unique to individual patient needs. Her practice style is neither “conventional” nor “alternative,” but simply an all natural approach to healthcare, based on the latest evidence and years of clinical experience. She will work with you to alleviate pain and improve your health by facilitating your body to heal itself.
There are many natural approaches to musculoskeletal care and Dr. Wright continually keeps up to date with the latest research and innovation within the field. Her mission is to engage her community in health, promote learning, and provide excellent chiropractic care.