Clinic Director: Mandi Dowdy, PT, DPT
Address: 1444 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Mandi Dowdy, PT, DPT
Education: University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with her Bachelors in Health Sciences and Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Mandi was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with her Bachelors in Health Sciences and Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Mandi worked in an outpatient PT facility for over 2 years prior to moving to the Chesapeake area and joining The Therapy Network in 2015. Mandi has been a PT since 2013 specializing in Industrial rehabilitation and oncology. She has developed an interest in treating spinal pathologies and received her certification for McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in 2018. Mandi is also the Director of TTN’s Industrial Rehab subsidiary, The Center for Work Recovery. She spends her weekends drag racing with her husband and spending time with family and friends..
SUPA University in Utrecht, Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy 1986
Sports Therapist, Royal Dutch Soccer Association, 1985
Certified Manual Therapist, Institute of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine) 1989
Erik is one of the founding members of The Therapy Network. As a native from the Netherlands, In 1987 Erik moved to the United States, and worked as a staff physical therapist at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, IA. Erik’s Manual Therapy certification in 1989 was taught by world renowned Stanley Paris, PhD, PT. In 1990 Erik moved to Virginia Beach, VA to become the clinical program director of an outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy clinic; part of a national based organization. In 1991 he started at The Therapy Network. (then known as Ghent Physical Therapy) He initiated and developed the sports medicine program for the first semi-pro soccer team in Hampton Roads (the Hurricanes). Erik has held a teaching position in the Doctorate Program in Physical Therapy at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA since 1995. He is giving presentations on a variety of topics and continues to see patients on a full time basis. He devotes much time and effort to continuing education, and takes several courses each year in the USA and abroad. Consequently, he is always looking for new and better ways to treat patients, and is constantly on the forefront of utilizing new treatment approaches and techniques. As a promoter of the art and science of manual therapy as a specialty within physical therapy, he is active in the national and international organizations of manual therapy. Erik’s subspecialties in physical therapy are manual therapy, sports medicine, and the treatment of pain and dysfunction of myofascial origin.
Education: University of Lynchburg – Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Lance grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia and he attended Indian River High School. After his own experience with physical therapy, Lance knew he wanted to work in the healthcare field. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 2015 with his Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences and a Minor in Leadership and Social Change. Lance earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Lynchburg in 2020. Lance began his career in Physical Therapy in South Carolina but returned to the Hampton Roads area to be closer to family and friends. Lance likes to spend his free time going to the beach, trying new breweries, golfing, and playing soccer with his friends and family.
Steve has worked with TTN at the Kempsville location since 2010. He has enjoyed helping people achieve improve their quality of life and return to previous activity levels and athletic endeavors. Areas of specialization are spine injuries from motor vehicle accidents, treating soft tissue & myofascial restrictions, as well as neck, low back, and pelvic dysfunctions. He has gained experience treating patients with a wide variety of orthopedic and neurologic conditions and values the ability to collaborate with experienced PT’s within The Therapy Network’s group of clinics. Steve enjoys spending time at home with his wife, cooking, traveling, music, and getting outdoors for hiking, running, and bike riding..
Megan was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition Food and Exercise from Virginia Tech in 2014, Megan worked as a Physical Therapy Technician for three years prior to going back to school. She then earned her degree and became licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Riverside College of Health Careers. Megan enjoys treating post-op knee patients and aiding in shoulder rehab. However, she is excited to learn more from the experienced physical therapists and physical therapy assistants at The Therapy Network. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, live music, paddle boarding, and coaching girls’ lacrosse.
Max was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his associate degree at Kingsborough Community College, and he began his work as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2012. In 2015, Max moved to Virginia Beach, and he has been helping local patients ever since. His interest in exercise inspired his career choice in physical therapy, explaining that “Once I realized how specific interventions can help someone not only look and feel better but actually change their lives, I knew physical therapy was the career for me.” Max is passionate about helping patients to return to the activities they love and need in their lives. Each day, he is committed to bringing the high energy, patient-first attitude that The Therapy Network is known for. In his free time, Max enjoys hiking, exercising, watching movies, and playing video games with his wife and son.
Andrea (Andy) completed her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech. Following that she graduated with a Master’s in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA in 1997. She has worked for the Therapy Network ever since. She is credentialed by the McKenzie Institute in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Clinical interests include spine and lower extremity injuries as well as work related rehabilitation.