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Chili Lati, MSPT, CSCS

Chili is a physical therapist with 16 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics. She has pursued advanced professional training in differential diagnosis of complex orthopedic conditions, and surgical rehabilitation. Caring for patients and helping them get better is Chili’s passion. In her treatments, she focuses on achieving correct biomechanics, and myofascial and muscular balance to restore healthy movement and prevent re-injury. Her approach is gentle and collaborative and involves careful reassessment of the various factors that is contributing to pain and injury.

She has in-depth knowledge in manual therapy, dry needling, targeted therapeutic exercise, kinesio taping, myofascial release, and is well known throughout the medical community in the Washington DC area. Before founding Vital Physical Therapy, she was the director of the large Outpatient Rehabilitation Practice at George Washington University Hospital. She trained at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NY and completed her Masters in physical therapy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is also involved in research and has published a study with NIH. She lives with her husband and son in Washington, DC.

Vikki Cantone, MPT, LMT

Vikki has 20 years of diverse experience working as a physical therapist and 12 years of experience working as a massage therapist. She received a master’s degree from Arcadia University, and has worked in a variety of clinical settings including acute care, geriatrics, rehabilitation, and outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine.

Vikki is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor and has mentored and trained PT students both at the clinic and in the classroom.

She has always had an interest in holistic health and wellness, and believes in looking at the person as an integrative being. She has taken advanced training in craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, dry needling and muscle energy techniques, and has been amazed at the positive results these techniques provide.

Vikki also received specialized training in Neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) to assist individuals with traumatic brain injury and cerebrovascular incidents.

She enjoys facilitating optimal health and well-being in her patients by utilizing a comprehensive treatment approach, combining traditional and holistic techniques.

A personal note,

“As a young girl I used to badger my teachers with many questions, which sometimes got me in trouble. Luckily, my curiosity and critical thinking are finally put to good use through my work. I dig deeper, think harder, and carefully consider the options to best help my patients.

As someone famous once said…”

“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” – Albert Einstein

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She is truly exceptional in so many ways. Her professional approach, knowledge and skills were immediately apparent. She took the time to listen and to analyze my complaints and ultimately was able to help and relieve my discomfort.

Faye L D.C.Customer


I am happily pain free and thanks to chili and lots of PT, my range of motion is super. She is a gifted physical therapist and embodies total trust and confidence in the patient. Chili is extraordinarily well trained, and is totally devoted to her client's well-being.

Peggy GCustomer


Chili always was upbeat, positive and encouraging and reassured me that I would get back. She also always came up with challenging and innovative approaches to help me recover and help ease pain. I am now running again, taking Barre classes and doing yoga...I am grateful for all her hard work, forward thinking and perseverance.

Christine DCustomer

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