Our Philosophy

At Southeastern Physical Therapy, we are well aware that you have many physical therapy companies to choose from. Why choose us?

It is our professional care and personal hands-on approach that it sets Southeastern Physical Therapy apart from the rest.  Our patients receive individualized, professional care and will journey through the healing process with the same therapist each visit, as we believe the relationship that is developed between therapist and the patient is most conducive to the healing process.  The staff at Southeastern Physical Therapy is dedicated to individual attention and the specific needs of each patient.  Our therapists work closely with each patient to create the best individualized recovery plan.  We are dedicated to your health and recovery, your goal is our goal!

The therapists of Southeastern Physical Therapy know how important health, quality of life, and careers are to patients. We educate our patients on how to safely and quickly return to his or her regular activities after an injury, surgery or illness. In addition to treatment in our outpatient clinic, patients are educated on home exercises to accelerate recovery and prevent problems from reoccurring. To ensure quality and coordination of care, our therapists communicate with patients, family members, physicians, employers and insurance companies throughout the rehabilitation process. Our licensed therapists are committed to quality care. They attend continuing education courses each year to bring our patients the most current treatment techniques and are active members of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Our Staff

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Jeff Hartline, MPT, President and Owner

Jeff Hartline received his B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from Oral Roberts University in 1986. In 1988, he received his Masters in Physical Therapy from Hahnemann Medical School.

Jeff’s clinical expertise is in the area of industrial rehabilitation and treatment of orthopedic and workers compensation injuries. He has taught functional capacity evaluation courses and provided clinical support for the Blankenship Corporation. Jeff holds a current certification in Blankenship Method for functional Capacity Evaluations. Jeff is proficient in the care of neck and back pain using the McKenzie Method.

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Jessica Skeeter, PT, DPT

Director of Kempsville Clinic

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Jessica is a licensed Physical Therapist at the Kempsville location. She completed her B.S. in Biological Sciences as a Scholar in Health Studies at Virginia Tech in 2010. With a strong desire to provide patient-centered medical care, Jessica obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jessica strives to deliver compassionate, high-quality attention and care to help patients reach their full potential for recovery. She enjoys working with a variety of individuals throughout the lifespan – from children with orthopedic injuries, to older adults, post-surgical interventions. Jessica utilizes up-to-date research and treatment techniques, providing each patient with the most effective therapeutic services possible. She is interested in future educational opportunities related to manual therapy techniques and women’s health.

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KrisAnë Auth, PT, DPT, ATC

Director of Great Neck Clinic

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KrisAnë received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Ball State University. She earned a Master of Science in Community Health & Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University.

While at Ball State University, KrisAnë gained experience with acute and chronic sport injuries and biomechanical assessment while working with the baseball, volleyball and track & field teams.

Within two years of receiving her Masters, KrisAnë completed all of the Northwest Seminar Manual Therapy courses by Chilean therapist Mariano Rocabato. She expanded her skills by taking more than 200 hours of Continuing Medical Education through Michigan State’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, primarily lead by Dr. Phillip Greenman. In all, she has over 500 hours of continued education.

She enjoys working with patients of varied orthopaedic challenges and experiences her best outcomes by combining hands-on techniques with a supervised exercise program focused on neutral posture and functional stability. Her areas of interest include mechanical neck & back pain, headaches, and pain of the lower extremity joints.

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Crystal Barnes, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT

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Crystal is a Physical Therapist at the General Booth clinic. She received her B.S. in Exercise Physiology from East Carolina University and her Doctor in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University. Crystal enjoys working with a variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries, including geriatrics, sports injuries and pre- and post-surgical rehab. With an athletic background in volleyball, basketball and softball, Crystal enjoys helping athletes get back in the game after injuries. She specializes in spine and extremities rehabilitation and is certified in the method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Method).

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Matt Dancigers, PT, DPT

Director of Granby Clinic

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Matt Dancigers is a Licensed Physical Therapist who earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University. Matt treats and cares for the population with a strong patient-centered and evidence-based approach: “Your goals are my goals” is his philosophy.”Your body has the ability to heal, given the right environment, and it is my aim to create that environment and promote a smooth road to recovery.” He believes that a patient’s experience during their therapy should be enjoyable, meaningful, and purposeful. Matt has a special interest in the treatment of pain, and puts his efforts into being part of a patient’s pain management plan.
Matt is a Hampton Roads local, and at the top of his many interests he enjoys having adventures with his wife and daughter, particularly outdoor adventures.

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Maricel Briones, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Director of Haygood Clinic

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Maricel Briones is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Clinic Director at the Norfolk location of Southeastern Physical therapy. She received her B.S. in Exercise Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Old Dominion University. She became a Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist through Myopain Seminars in April 2014. She specializes in manual therapy techniques, such as dry needling for trigger points, aimed to optimize muscle function and decrease pain. Maricel evaluates and treats a variety of orthopedic conditions from post-op rehab to sports injuries for the adult and pediatric population. Maricel uses the combination of neuromuscular re-education, posture management, manual therapy and dry needling techniques to improve function and reduce soft tissue restrictions. She is also a strong advocate for education, not only with patients, but with interns and volunteers. She is an active Clinical Instructor for different PT and PTA programs. Maricel is also an active member of the Tidewater Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) to assist with upcoming continuing education courses and social events. She is currently the District Publisher for the TPTA. Maricel enjoys spending time with her immediate and extended family at local events or family gatherings. She strives to ensure every patient receives a pleasant experience at the Norfolk location of Southeastern Physical Therapy.

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Eric Mack, PTA

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Eric is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Director at the Chesapeake, Kingsborough Square location. Eric went to school in the state of New York at OCC and received an Associates degree in Physical Therapy in 2004. He enjoys working with sport and orthopedic injuries specializing in injuries including knee, ankle, shoulder, cervical and chronic low back pain. Eric also has experience in acute care for joint replacement and nursing homes.

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Lauren Duffy, PT, DPT, ATC

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Lauren is a physical therapist who works at the Spine and Aquatic Center location. She received her undergraduate degree from James Madison University in Athletic Training and she continues to hold her athletic training certification. She received her doctorate in physical therapy from Shenandoah University. Lauren has experience working with patients in both an acute care and outpatient setting. She enjoys working with a variety of orthopedic conditions including geriatrics, sports injuries and pre- and post-operative. She has a special interest in treating patients with vertigo and balance disorders. Lauren enjoys assisting patients throughout the rehabilitation process and helping them achieve their maximum level of potential while in physical therapy.

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Cori Zirkle, LPTA, CPT, CI

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Cori received her undergraduate degree from Old Dominion University in Exercise Science and gained her experience working with athletes, adults and geriatrics through personal training and group fitness instruction. Physical therapy quickly became her passion when she dedicated her time training individuals with neurological disorders. She continued her education and received her PTA degree from Tidewater Community College and is now a licensed physical therapist assistant at the South Norfolk location. Cori is also a certified personal trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine. In her free time, Cori enjoys spending time with friends and family and going to the beach. She travels any chance she gets, loves playing kickball and practices yoga inversions.She has experience working in an outpatient orthopedic setting where she enjoys working with a wide variety of patients, including both pediatric and geriatric populations, as well as orthopedic/sport or work-related injuries. Using her knowledge from the wellness industry, she enjoys sharing her passion for a healthy rehabilitation to all populations.

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Mike Livoti, PT, DPT

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Mike received both his undergraduate and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Daemen College in Amherst, NY. Most of his clinical education and passion for rehabilitation lies in the outpatient orthopedic realm. Specifically, Mike enjoys working with athletes as they return to competition, which stems from his own involvement in collegiate athletics. As a Certified Sportsmetrics Trainer, Mike applies principles of biomechanics in the rehabilitation and prevention of serious knee injuries. Mike also has a professional interest and foundation in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) in the treatment of the spine. He has taken part in research opportunities aimed at investigating a relationship between muscle length and MDT extension principles.

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Beth King, M.S., CCC-SLP

Operations Director of Pediatric Division (Southeastern for Kids)

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Beth is the director of the Adult neurological and pediatric therapy division, known as Southeastern Therapy for Kids. She is a Speech-language Pathologist and joined Southeastern Physical Therapy in 2004. Beth received her B.S. in speech-language pathology and audiology in 1997, and her M.S. in Speech-language Pathology in 1999 from Old Dominion University.
Beth works with patients who have difficulty with speech, language, voice, and cognitive function, as well as, patients who have oral-motor feeding difficulties. She has a wide range of experience with both the pediatric and adult population including those with oral aversion, articulation disorders, and communication disorders resulting from stroke, brain injury, and dementia.

Amanda Jetty, PT, DPT

Director of Denbigh Clinic

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Amanda is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Clinic Director at the Denbigh location of Southeastern Physical Therapy. She is an Upstate New York native. She graduated summa cum laude from SUNY Buffalo with a B.A. in anthropology in 2007 and summa cum laude with her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University in 2011. 
Since graduating, she has worked in general orthopedic and geriatric outpatient physical therapy. She is able to evaluate and treat a wide variety of orthopedic conditions including but not limited to chronic pain, spinal dysfunction, headaches, pre-operative, post-operative and post-injury for all ages. She became certified in functional dry needling through KinetaCore in 2014. She had also expanded her knowledge of manual techniques through additional continuing education coursework. 
Her goal as a physical therapist is to provide individualized care utilizing a combination of manual techniques, postural re-training, neuromuscular therapy, therapeutic exercise, modalities, kinesiotaping and dry needling to return the patient to their highest level of function and wellbeing. 
She is passionate about education and is excited to continue to develop her treatment techniques with special emphasis on manual techniques, spinal dysfunction, and chronic pain management.