Chris graduated from the University of Western England in 1983. After working in England and with the United Nations on third world rehabilitation programs, he came to reside in Lake Ridge, VA in 1990. He managed several clinics in Northern Virginia and worked at Potomac Hospital before opening Lake Ridge Physical Therapy in 2000. Chris teaches continuing education courses for Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars to Physical Therapists all over the United States and is a guest faculty at Marymount University and the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.
Chris is a Maitland Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT), a Fellow American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), and a Member of the Chartered Society of Physical Therapists (MCSP).
Hadi Fathalikhani, PT, DPT, COMT, MBA
Physical Therapist / Owner
Dr. Hadi Fathalikhani graduated from J.S.U. with an M.B.A. in 1981 and from N.Y.U.'s Physical Therapy program in 1986. After working in New York for five years, he re-located to the Northern Virginia area. He managed clinics both in Maryland and Virginia, before opening Lake Ridge Physical Therapy in 2000. In the spring of 2008, Hadi graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Hadi is a Maitland Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) and a credentialed Clinical instructor. He is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Eric Blackstone, PT, DPT, CIDN
Dr. Eric Blackstone graduated from Old Dominion University in 2013 with a Bachelors in Exercise Science and Marymount University in 2016 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Eric's background has been primarily focused on orthopedics while working with a wide variety of patients that include athletes, pediatrics, and geriatrics. Eric joined our Lake Ridge team in November 2016.
Eric is a Certified Integrative Dry Needling (CIDN) physical therapist. He is currently working towards his certification of manual therapy (COMT). Outside of work, Eric enjoys socializing with friends, outdoor activities, sports, and reading.
Ali Sadeghi, PT, DPT
Dr. Ali Sadeghi graduated from Florida International University with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016 after he received a B.S. in Health Science from the University of Florida in 2013. Prior to joining our team in November 2016, Ali worked in several locations in south Florida, providing acute care, in-patient rehabilitation, and orthopedic rehabilitation. In Ali's spare time he likes to cheer on his Florida Gators, explore northern Virginia, and find new places to eat.
Ali works in both our Lake Ridge and Fusion clinics.
Yu Mora, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Yu graduated from Northern Virginia Community College's Physical Therapy Assistant program with an Associate of Applied Schience degree in May 2017. Shortly after graduating, she joined our Lake Ridge team in the summer of 2017. She especially enjoys working with patients of all ages with orthopedic and neurological disorders. In her spare time, Yu enjoys reading, movies, video games, and shopping.
Miyako Pilling, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Mia has been with our Lake Ridge team since early 2018.