Rebecca Erlich, PT, DPT, OCS, grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to Virginia in 1997 to attend The College of William and Mary, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2001. After a year interning in the archaeology department of Colonial Williamsburg and working as a physical therapy tech, Rebecca decided she enjoyed her time spent in the clinic and applied to Physical Therapy school. Continuing her education, she completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Old Dominion University (ODU) in 2006 and received her board certification in Orthopedics in 2010.
Prior to joining TPMG, Rebecca had the opportunity to work at Fort Eustis, Virginia where she provided outpatient orthopedic services to active duty service members, veterans, and their families. While at Fort Eustis, Rebecca attended courses on manual therapy, aquatic rehab, sports rehabilitation, and received training in adaptive sports and rehab with the USOC Paralympic Committee. She was also the physical therapist for the All-Army Soccer team for three seasons. It was at Fort Eustis that she became interested in working with runners after treating many running injuries during her four-year tenure.
Rebecca enjoys treating a variety of conditions but has a special interest in those pertaining to the shoulder, knee, and hip. She is experienced in video gait analysis—particularly evaluating running mechanics and the treatment and prevention of running injuries.
Since 2016, Rebecca has been working on her PhD in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation at ODU. Her research focuses on changes in cadence and its relationship with running mechanics and localized dynamic stability. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the School of Athletic Training and Physical Therapy at ODU teaching Biomechanics to the new physical therapy students and is a guest lecturer at The College of William and Mary.
In her free time, Rebecca enjoys ice skating, cheering on the Norfolk Admirals, serving as an officer with the local House Corporation of Delta Gamma, and singing with the Virginia Choral Society. TPMG Physical Therapy welcomed Rebecca to their team of Physical Therapists in 2011.
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Biology, College of William & Mary
Graduate School: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Old Dominion University
Board Certified: Orthopedics