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
Sarah is currently out of the office. Home with her young children during COVID.
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
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.
Julia Smith, PT, DPT, OCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Julia graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Allied Health Professions with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.
Julia is passionate about helping individuals of all ages with orthopedic injuries and post-op rehabilitation. She has completed a postdoctoral residency program through the Jackson Clinics and is board certified in orthopedics. As an avid long distance runner, Julia has a special interest in analyzing running mechanics, and is able to utilize analysis software during running evaluations.
In her free time, Julia loves to run long distances, and is always looking for a new hiking adventure! She enjoys photography and painting landscapes, particularly of places she’s visited. She loves traveling, and one of her favorite physical therapy experiences was serving as a mentor for physical therapists in Nairobi, Kenya. She also enjoys playing the piano and singing almost anything!
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.
The techs at Restore are an integral part of our clinic. They keep everything running smoothly to allow our therapists to have maxime time with their patients. The techs bring the patients back to tables for the therapists, make sure the therapists have everything they need, clean the treatment areas, help keep the therapist on schedule and assist with exercises when appropriate.
Ali Doiron: Full time tech.
Ali is a native Leesburg resident and a JMU graduate. Ali joined the Restore team after observing here for school credit. She then helped out in the summers and after graduation started here full time. In the summers Ali can be found coaching a swim team in Leesburg. Ali is in the process of applying to PT school.
Mary Reilly: Part time tech.
Mary joined the Restore 2 years ago. Mary has a background in hospitality and a keen interest in fitness. Mary has 2 sons, one in high school and one in college. When Mary isn't at Restore she is cheering for her boys on the lacrosse field.
Leslie Carlone: Part time tech
Leslie has been with our team for the past 2 years. Before joining Restore, Leslie was a nurse for 20 years. Leslie has twins
in middle school who keep her busy running between soccer, basketball and softball practice.
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