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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Malissa Richards, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist



About Malissa Richards, PT, DPT

Malissa is a proud graduate of Ohio University where she obtained her undergraduate degree and then completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012. She has primarily worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting in both large hospital based practice to a small privately owned clinic. She has been with IPTC Springfield on a part-time basis since January of 2019.

Malissa’s main goal is to make treatment patient centered and set each individual up with a program that they can sustain to successfully manage their symptoms outside of the clinic. She enjoys using her manual skills, practical experience, and exercise prescription so that patient’s can help their body to move at the highest level. Primary clinical interests include geriatric patients, post-operative care, and return to sports.

Outside of work Malissa enojys traveling, exercising, hiking and generally spending time outdoors with her toddler and husband.

Inova Physician Referral Services

Please make note of the following information.

This referral service is sponsored by Inova. Only physicians with appropriate medical staff privileges at an Inova affiliated hospital may participate. There is no charge or fee to you or for the participating physician for our service. Physician participation is voluntary.

Physician referrals will be based on your referral needs and preferences of location, specialty, and rotation availability of the physician.

The physicians on our referral panel are independent practitioners or physician employees. The independent practitioners are not employees, agents or representatives of Inova and are solely responsible for their provision of medical care to you.