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Daren P. Moat, PT, MBA, Clinic Director
Daren joined us in 2006 and he is clinic director. He graduated from Howard University with his Bachelor's degree in physical therapy. He has practiced in a variety of settings, including, orthopedics, acute care, home health, sub acute and skilled nursing care. He incorporates medical massage into his treatment approach. Daren completed his Master's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and is also an American Physical Therapy Association credentialed clinical instructor.
Asha Belsan joined IPTC in 2012 after moving to Virginia from Kansas. She attended Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, where she received her degree as a physical therapist assistant, as well as a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology. Her work experience has included aquatic therapy, balance and vestibular rehab, geriatrics, and outpatient orthopedics. In her free time, Asha is involved with volunteering at a community kitchen in Washington, DC. She also enjoys cooking, reading food blogs, traveling, running, and exploring DC and the surrounding areas.
Dawn Ingram, DPT
Dawn has been with Inova since 2003. Her nickname is the "The Hands of Life." She attended Temple University where she received her BS in exercise science for pre-PT. She then went to Marymount University where she received her Doctorate in physical therapy. Dawn has a strong interest in sports medicine which can be attributed to her love for basketball which she played at the high school, collegiate and semi-professional levels. Dawn relates well to her patients due to having had four knee surgeries due to sports injuries.
Steve Kaplan, LPTA
Steve has been a member of our team since 2005. He’s enjoying his transition into the physical therapy field. He graduated from Northern Virginia Community College. He has completed numerous continuing education classes in manual therapy and therapeutic exercises. He enjoys working with individuals of all ages, helping them to better manage their pain/afflictions and assist them to returning to their prior level of function.
Natasha Monk, CMT
Natasha is a native Northern Virginian and received her massage therapy certification from the National Massage Therapy Institute in Falls Church, VA, in 2011. Her specialties include Swedish massage, therapeutic massage, deep tissue, prenatal, reflexology and trigger point therapy. She also has an EMS basic certification from Northern Virginia Community College and is fluent in American Sign Language. Natasha is a preschool teacher and a mother of two small children. Her hobbies include crafting, boxing and yoga.
Trish Muse, MPT
Trish is a physical therapist and published author. Her fitness writing has been featured in Essence, Heart and Soul, Self and Health magazines as well as several others. Trish provides continuing education internationally for fitness professionals and physical therapists. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Science in physical therapy. She is a popular National Strength and Conditioning Association-certified strength and conditioning specialist, respected American College of Sports Medicine certified health fitness instructor and licensed wellness coach in the DC metro area.
Shruti Patel, PT
Shruti joined us in 2009. Shruti graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University. She did her internship under Dr. Ali Irani, the physical therapist for the international Indian cricket team. She specialized in working with geriatric and pediatric patients and in outpatient orthopedics.
Bethany Rabanus, PT
Bethany is a physical therapist who recently joined us after moving to the Washington, DC, area from Chicago-land. Her experience includes: aquatic therapy, women's health, workers' compensation, adult musculoskeletal injuries, chronic back and neck pain and TMJ issues. She graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from Northern Illinois University. Bethany is currently working toward her certified functional manual therapy certification with the Institute of Physical Art. She enjoys treating all patients but especially those pertaining to women's health. When she is not treating patients, Bethany enjoys cooking, exercising and spending time with her two young boys and husband.
J. Thomas Swinson, PT, MS, OCS
Tom has been involved in physical therapy since he was trained as a physical therapy technician in the US Army. He received his BS in physical therapy from the University of Colorado. He has worked in an acute trauma hospital and an outpatient ortho-sports practice. Tom joined the US Air Force, and has since practiced physical therapy around the country. He retired from the USAF in 2006 and joined Inova shortly thereafter. He has an MS in human movement science from the University of North Carolina. He is an orthopedic certified specialist, a lifetime member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and an APTA-certified clinical instructor. Tom has extensive training in a variety of orthopedic manual therapy approaches and, as a result, applies an eclectic and comprehensive approach to care based on functional movement and fitness principles. Tom has been an avid cyclist for the past 30 years.