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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Seth Blee, PT, DPT, CFMT, CSCS

Physical TherapistClinic Director
Seth Blee, PT, DPT, CFMT, CSCS

Languages

English

About Seth Blee, PT, DPT, CFMT, CSCS

Seth graduated from Boston College's pre-medical program with a BS in philosophy. He then went on to physical therapy school and graduated with honors from Columbia University in New York with a Master's of Science in Physical Therapy in 1998. Since graduating, Seth has worked with several different patient populations, but has focused the majority of his time in orthopedics and sports. He completed his transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009 from Arizona Health Science’s AT Still University. Seth has completed extensive continuing education coursework and training and has received the Functional Orthopedic Certification from the Institute of Physical Art in 2005, as well as their Certification in Functional Manual Therapy in 2006.

He has done guest lecturing in orthopedics, joint mobilizations, stabilization training, and PNF techniques at several universities throughout the country. He began teaching continuing education courses to physical therapists with the IPA in 2006 and is a primary faculty member for Corefirst Strategies, PNF 1, and the Kinetic Shoulder Complex courses as well as a course that he created for treating high level athletes entitled Strategies for Optimizing Performance. He is the Senior Director for Inova Physical Therapy Centers and treats patients out of the Prosperity and Fairfax/Sports Medicine locations.

Seth is certified in Sportsmetrics for injury prevention, trigger point dry needling, and Blood Flow Restriction therapy. Seth is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, which he integrates into his treatment of athletes of all ages. In addition to his clinical hours and his teaching and residency hours, Seth has also been a member of the medical staff of the Washington Nationals as their team physical therapist since 2016.

A native of West Islip, NY, Seth currently resides in Centreville, Virginia, with his wife and his two children. In his spare time he likes to play sports with his children, exercise and snowboard.

Education

  • Boston College, Columbia University, AT Still University
  • Primary Instructor Institute of Physical Art
  • Certified Functional Manual Therapist
  • Sportsmetrics Certification for injury prevention
  • Blood Flow Restriction certification
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Radio Shows and Podcasts

Owens Recovery Science Baseball Podcast. December 2019.

Injury Prevention and Nats Talk. December 2019.

Optimize Your Capacity Podcast: Movement Progression, Regression and Digressions. July 2019.

Neuromuscular Control in Athletics with Seth Blee. July 2019.

Arm Care with Nationals' Physical Therapist Seth Blee. January 2018.

Manual Therapy Forum: Tim Crunk, Kent Keyser, Seth Blee. November 2017.

Game Day Treatment. June 2017.

Washington Nationals Physical Therapist Seth Blee from the Inova DC Sports Medicine Summit. June 2017.

Talking Gait with Seth Blee. October 2015.

Research and Publications

ACL Injuries in Female Athletes, edited by Robin West and Brandon Bryant

Blog Posts

Sports Injury Recovery: When Can You Return to Play? June 2019.

Injury Prevention with Dr. Seth Blee: Oblique Strains. June 2019.

Sidelined by Sports Injuries? Physical Therapy Can Help. May 2019.

Injury Prevention with Dr. Seth Blee: Little Leaguer's Elbow. May 2019.

Injury Prevention with Dr. Seth Blee: SLAP Tears. January 2019.

Injury Prevention with Dr. Seth Blee: Little Leaguer's Elbow. January 2019.

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.