Kim Horton, PT, Owner
Kim has spent her 22-year career as an outpatient orthopedic therapist. She has worked in both hospital and private practice settings in New York and Northern Virginia. Throughout her years of practice, she noticed a trend among PT practices towards high volume, non-individualized care. Kim believed that patients deserved more and in 2013 opened Restore PT & Wellness as a way to deliver an enhanced level of healthcare that focused on the individual needs of her patients and not just the injury itself.
As a manual therapist, Kim employs an approach that utilizes skilled, hands-on techniques to assess and correct dysfunction. Her passion for her craft leads her to pursue continuing education in the fields of muscle energy, myofascial release, the Maitland approach, and weight training. Kim treats a wide rage of chronic pain issues as well as being a Ehlers Danlos literate therapist.
Kim is married and has 2 wonderful children. She greatly enjoys cooking and working out with kettle bells.
- Neck, Back & Sacroliac Joints - Total Joint Replacements - Chronic Pain - Breast Cancer Recovery - TMJ Dysfunction
Education & Certifications
- BS in Physical Therapy, University of Vermont
- Certified Weight Trainer, IWA
Viraj Chang, MPT, CPI
Physical Therapist / Pilates Instructor
Viraj’s multifaceted approach incorporates evaluative methods that help her to quickly identify the origin of a problem to then activate the appropriate muscle groups to balance the body. She believes in a preventative approach to medicine, educating her clients on injury prevention and utilizing Pilates as a method to heal and reduce pain. Utilizing the Pilates Method allows Viraj’s clients to gain strength, flexibility and improve overall function. Her innovative method involves rehabilitation training on the Pilates Reformer, EXO Chair, Spine Corrector and Tower. Her technique is gentle enough for clients recovering from surgery yet challenging enough for athletes seeking performance gains. As a complement to her manual therapy skills Viraj’s incorporation of Pilates principles facilitate an increased rate of pain reduction and alignment. Viraj strives to accelerate rehabilitation time in parallel to helping clients achiever overall wellness and balance.
Viraj also offers Pilates as a fitness and pre-hab/post-hab program through her own business, Powered by Pilates – with her studio located right here inside Restore. Stop by and find yourself leaving fully equipped with knowledge and power in preventing injury, reducing pain, and living better!
Please visit her website to find out more about Viraj and how she can help with your health and fitness goals.
- Low Back Pain - Thoracic / Cervical Spine Injuries - Shoulder Pain - Knee Pain
- Pilates Based Rehabilitation for any body
Education & Certifications
- B.S. University of Pittsburgh
-MS, University of Maryland, School of Medicine
-C.P.I Pilates Mat & Equipment, Body Arts & Science International
Leyla Lytle, MSPT
Leyla is a graduate of Springfield College. She received her Masters in Physical Therapy in 2000, and specializes in outpatient orthopedics. Leyla combines manual therapy with strength, mobility and conditioning to return patients to their pain free lifestyle. Leyla enjoys treating a wide range of disorders and has a passion for helping people. Leyla speaks Turkish which is really beneficial for some of her patients.
Leyla is a wife and mother of two. She is an avid tennis player and enjoys running in her spare time.
Elbow -Thoracic - Cervical - Lumbar- Shoulder Pain - Knee Pain
Education & Continuing Education
-Springfield College, MSPT, School of Medicine
-Myofascial Release - Muscle Energy - Mechanical Lumbar Pain - Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation - Functional Dry Needling
Lauren Starace, PT, MSPT, PYT-c, RYT-200
Lauren treats orthopedics patients under Restore 2 days a week, and treats Pelvic Floor patients under her private practice the others days.
Lauren has been a PT for 12 years. Her interest in movement began at the age of three when she started dance lessons and it never stopped.
She began her career in geriatrics working in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. After 2 years, Lauren wanted some more adventure in her life and she began traveling PT where she gained experience working throughout the country in NJ, MA, CA, MD, and DC.
Lauren is an experienced orthopedic therapist who also treats pelvic floor dysfunction. Lauren has found the best of both worlds at Restore. She splits her schedule between orthopedics and her private pelvic floor practice.
Lauren found her true passion in pelvic health, treating women and men with complex pelvic issues for all ages. She furthered her education at Michigan State University School of Osteopathic Medicine learning muscle energy techniques for the spine and visceral mobilization through the Barrel Institute in order to complement the skills needed to treat the lumbopelvic and abdominal region. She has since added to her repertoire with yoga, finishing her 200 hour teacher training, as well as starting training through the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute to become a Professional Yoga Therapist. She has found so much enjoyment in combining yoga with PT and is excited to continue to build on this. She believes in integrated medicine to combine all facets of her patients’ lives - physical, psycho-social emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and energetic. She feels truly grateful to have found a way to combine her 2 passions, yoga and pelvic PT, and to be able to share this with her patients.
See PELVIC HEALTH, under services tab.
* Lauren has a private suite located within Restore, but she does not accept insurance for her services. Patients are booked for private one hour long session with Lauren. We will provide you with a receipt and super bill, which you may submit for personal reimbursement from your health insurance company or use your flex spending account to pay for services.
Sarah Wolbrom, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Sarah earned her doctorate of physical therapy from The George Washington University and specializes in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. Sarah has expertise in performing movement assessments and gait analysis to help patient’s return to an active lifestyle. She incorporates manual therapy techniques with teaching strength, mobility and motor control for long lasting results. She is certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Integrative Dry Needling and she is currently working on her Trigger Point Dry Needling certification.
Sarah believes that an active lifestyle plays an important role in quality of life across the lifespan. She strives to empower her patients through education and self-awareness to achieve their goals.
Specialities & Certifications
Foot and Ankle - Shoulder - Spine - Sacroiliac Joint - Hip - Pregnancy & Post-Partum
SFMA: Selective Functional Movement Assessment certified
IDN: Integrative Dry Needling certified
-Doctorate of Physical Therapy : The George Washington University
-Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology: Penn State University
Kate Darne, Practice Manager, Owner
Kate's main role in the office is to manage all systems and processes involved in the daily operations of Restore PT & Wellness. Patient satisfaction from the intake process to their discharge is Kate's highest priority. After several years working as an administrative manager in a physical therapy setting Kate got to see first hand how essential a well run office is to the exceptional care that patients deserve. Kate manages the marketing, billing and ancillary services offered at Restore and is dedicated to making Restore PT & Wellness a positive experience for every patient and client.
Kate now considers Loudoun County home after living all over the county as her dad served 30 years in the US Army. Kate and her husband have raised their 4 children in Loudoun and enjoys cooking, traveling, skiing and watching their children play soccer, tennis, sing and enjoy life.
Pierre Pelletier CMT ~ Massage Therapist
Pierre grew up in the Rocky Mountain wilds of Aspen, Colorado. As a kid in Aspen, one does a lot of active things in the outdoors, so naturally, one also pushes his/ her limits in sports like skiing, cycling, mountain running, rock climbing and even some kiteboarding... An active life means some ups and downs with various injuries and conditions.
Pierre found that Massage Therapy is highly effective in keeping one performing at their best in sport. To that end, he chose to pursue a sports-based bodywork practice.He has worked in massage therapy since 1994. Pierre has been privileged to work with incredible athletes for many years. But most importantly, he gets to share daily how high quality massage therapy can benefit one’s everyday performance- like reaching overhead for that last can of dog food on the top shelf. Putting on sock and shoes. Walking and moving with greater ease, fluidity, and balance. Living better!
Pierre's focus is on improved movement and function, decreased pain, and facilitated recovery from soft-tissue injury. No hot stones, no mud, no body wraps, just precise, well-applied anatomical massage therapy- without excessive pain.
Massage Modalities available:
Swedish technique massage therapy
NMR Neuromuscular release. Also known as Trigger point Therapy.
Myofascial release and re-education.
Fascial Stretch Therapy
ROCKTAPE Fascial Movement Taping