Meet our Fredericksburg Staff
6330 Five Mile Centre Park
Fredericksburg VA 22407
Yvette Slezak, DPT | Owner & Physical Therapist
Dry Needling since 2008
Yvette has been practicing physical therapy since 1997 and has been in the Fredericksburg area since 1999. She received her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy in 1997 from Slippery Rock University in PA.
In December 2006, Yvette received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in IA.
Yvette opened Premier Physical Therapy in April 2007.
Tania Baltes, PT | Physical Therapist
Dry Needling since 2009
Tania received her degree as a Physiotherapist in 1988 from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. She worked for the South African Defense Force for 4 years at the Institute of Maritime Medicine in Simonstown.
She came to the US in 1992, working in New Orleans for 5 years. Tania met her husband while he was an active duty Marine. After marrying him, they moved to North Carolina and then Virginia in 1999.
Tania is strong in manual therapy, but implements many different techniques based on patient need. She has been working at Premier Physical Therapy since 2008 and enjoys working closely with her peers and patients.
Arnel Almendral PT, NREMT | Physical Therapist
Arnel enjoys working and motivating patients of all ages and ability levels as he strives to return them to their highest level of function, so they can enjoy their daily life, movement, and be safe in their home and community.
He uses his experience as a Strength Specialist to bridge the gap between anatomy and function, has trained in Maitland Concepts of treatment for spine and extremities, Kinesiotaping I & II, Shoulder Rehabilitation, Work Conditioning and Neuromuscular Mobilization.
He is a US Army veteran who volunteers with the Spotsylvania Sheriff's department and is a volunteer EMT at Lake of the Woods Fire and Rescue.
His motto reflects his belief in that - "We are in the business of serving our others. There is no higher calling."
Marquia Jones, DPT | Physical Therapist
Marquia is passionate about preventative medicine and helping her patients achieve their physical therapy goals thereby improving quality of life. With a keen interest in orthopedic- and sports medicine-related pathologies, Marquia looks to help her patients with passion and commitment.
She received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Howard University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Substance Abuse Prevention from James Madison University.
Marquia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, playing basketball, fitness, and attending a variety of cultural events.
Kelli Kernen, LPTA | Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
Kelli was born in Morenci, Michigan and raised in Hillsdale County Michigan. She holds an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy from Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek Michigan.
She has been practicing physical therapy since 1990 and has been in the Fredericksburg area since 2002.
She now resides in Locust Grove, Virginia with her husband.
Jenny Rector | Office Manager
Jenny was born in Fauquier and raised in Culpeper County. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Strayer University. She has worked in a medical setting since 2002.
She resides in Spotsylvania, VA.
Annie Sweeney | Front Desk Receptionist
Annie was born in Edina, MN and raised in Prior Lake, MN. She received her BA in Biology from St. Mary's University of MN in 2013.
She has been in Virginia since 2015 and currently resides in the Fredericksburg area with her husband.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, learning the violin and exploring new foods and the east coast with her husband.
Jayden Rodriguez | Physical Therapy Tech
Jayden is currently completing classes in order to apply to PTA school. He is a certified personal trainer and previously worked at American Family Fitness.
Jayden loves mixed martial arts, health, exercise, music and helping others.
His future goal is to have his own exercise facility that incorporates rehab & self defense classes.
Justin Lyon | Physical Therapy Tech