Clinic Director: Erik Wijtmans, PT, MTC
Address: 1232 Perimeter Parkway 2nd Floor
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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.
Brooke Panfil, PT, DPT
James Madison University, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
University of Lynchburg, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Brooke is a local to Virginia Beach. With a passion for sports and exercise, she always knew she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field and believed that physical therapy was a perfect combination of both. After completing her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from James Madison University, Brooke obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Lynchburg in the spring of 2020. Soon after in June, she joined The Therapy Network. As a new grad, Brooke is eager to learn from other therapists and to further her education along the way. She hopes to help all her patients achieve goals they did not think were possible and reduce their pain so they can live happy healthy lives. Brooke has many years of experience in CrossFit and competitive powerlifting so general health and fitness are important to her. Outside of work, Brooke enjoys working out, going to the beach, cooking, volleyball, and getting coffee with her fiancé and pup.
Robert Maroon, PT
Owning Managing Member
Robert Maroon is one of the founding members of The Therapy Network. Robert Graduated from The State University of New York at Buffalo in 1986 and came to Virginia Beach. He worked at Ghent Physical Therapy, and within 6 months became an owner of what has become The Therapy Network. Robert’s passion continues to be treating patients, specifically those with Spinal problems of the neck and back. He has been utilizing the McKenzie method of spine evaluation and treatment since 1990. Robert is well known in the Hampton Roads Community for his continued work with difficult spine cases and his high outcomes with those patients. Robert is a guest lecturer at the Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, instructing residents in Physical Evaluation of the Spine. Robert is involved in many Charities, including being a past President of the local chapter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and holds a current board of directors’ position with the Sugar Plum Bakery in Virginia Beach. Robert has four grown children and enjoys golf and basketball.