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.