South Norfolk Office

801 Poindexter Street
Suite 219
Chesapeake, VA 23324
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Fax: 757.351.1930

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday : 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Conveniently located in the heart of South Norfolk in the Gateway building, and within 1 minute walking distance of the HRT Poindexter & Stewart Bus Stop. Our South Norfolk clinic has a community-feeling all in itself where patients and therapists work together to facilitate optimum rehabilitation results. This clinic is also equipped to conduct pre-employment physical testing for local companies.At Southeastern Physical Therapy, we go out of our way to make your physical rehabilitation and recovery a great experience. It’s OK if you don’t have a prescription – we’ll provide you with a complimentary injury screening or refer you to a great physician, if necessary. We’ll also do everything in our power to accommodate your busy schedule – including getting you in for your appointment within 24 hours. Whether you need physical therapy, sports medicine, or any of our other treatments or programs, we’re here for you. Our friendly South Norfolk staff is happy to walk you through necessary paperwork and assist in any way possible, including insurance questions and scheduling. We’ll even call your insurance company for you to help you understand your benefits.

The Southeastern Physical Therapy team has partnered with Ivy Rehab in their joint mission to offer more services and an exceptional patient experience. The same caring staff at Southeastern Physical Therapy will continue offer the same great service their patients have come to expect.

Our patients are talking


“Explaining all exercises – if you didn’t understand or were doing it wrong, they would help. This was an excellent place to go for therapy. I will use them again next January after next surgery.”

“The staff was flexible with my schedule and performed the perfect therapy to cut my down time at work. I just had surgery and can’t wait to get back to the clinic to see the warm and inviting faces that welcome me with healing hands.”

Our Staff


Cori Zirkle,
LPTA, CPT, CI,  Director 
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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.

Cindy Gallup,
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Cindy received her Bachelors of Science in Media Studies from Radford University and her PTA degree from Tidewater Community College and received her Clinical Instructor Credentials with APTA. Cindy has gained her experience in working over 10 years in Outpatient Physical Therapy settings. She enjoys a wide variety of patient populations. From sports related injuries and weekend warriors, to post surgical rehab, she is passionate about helping people get back to what they enjoy most. She also performs pre work screens and work conditioning programs to help those injured to return to work. Through aquatic therapy she has been able to promote a healthy rehabilitation for patients after major back and lower extremity surgeries and patients suffering from chronic pain.


Heather Yatsko,
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Heather received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Christopher Newport University in 2012 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, with honors at University of St. Augustine in 2016. She enjoys working with a variety of outpatient orthopedic patients, from sports related injuries to post-operative total joint replacements. Heather has a strong interest in lumbopelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction and is pursuing further coursework to obtain her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification. Heather is an advocate of wellness and enjoys helping her patients understand what to expect during Physical Therapy as well as giving them the tools to maximize their own recovery. Heather finds providing optimal care for her patients and seeing their improvements to be extremely rewarding. Heather aims to help patients avoid surgery when possible and has a special focus on postural education and ergonomics. She looks forward to meeting new patients and encouraging them to achieve their goals while also having fun along the way.

Mike Jefferies
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Mike graduated and received his PT degreee from The Ohio State University.  Throughout his career, Mike has worked in a variety of settings:  acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital, acute level I trauma hosptial, and acute community hospital.  Those experiences afforded Mike the opportunity to gain experience working with patients with neurological disorders, balance dysfunction, amputees, strokes, spinal cord injuries, and post-operative orthopedic patients.  Mike returns to SPT to resume his duties of performing the Functional Capacity Evaluations and overseeing the Return to Work program at the Kingsborough office, in addition to treating patients at the South Norfolk location.   Mike is also an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor and has volunteered to teach at Old Dominion University’s Physical Therapy program.Outside of work, Mike and his wife can often be seen at the ball field watching their two boys play baseball.