Alexandra McVicker - CHKD Sports Med PT

Alexandra McVicker, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, GTS

Sports Medicine Physical Therapy

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Located:
CHKD Sports Medicine Physical Therapy at Landstown, 1924 Landstown Centre Way Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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Education

College: The Pennsylvania State University

Graduate School: Arcadia University

Bio

In 2005, McVicker earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University where she was a student athlete on the women’s ice hockey team. She then received her doctorate degree in physical therapy from Arcadia University in 2010. She then began practicing in outpatient orthopedics in Hampton Roads. Alexandra worked with adult and geriatric patients for seven years before coming to CHKD in 2017.

McVicker obtained her board certification as an orthopedic clinical specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2015. She is certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, which is an assessment process for neck and back, as well as extremity problems. She is also a graston technique specialist, which is a popular form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, a type of manual therapy.

She enjoys working with patients and athletes of all types, but has a special interest in tennis, ice hockey, and softball. She focuses on educating and empowering her patients to achieve individualized recovery goals.

Clinical Interests

  • Neck, Back, and Knee Rehabilitation 
  • Tennis, Ice Hockey, Softball 

Certifications

  • OCS (Orthopedic Certified Specialist), Cert. MDT (Certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy), GTS (Graston Technique Specialist), APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Professional Memberships

  • USTA – United States Tennis Association