Meet Our Team
Our team of physical therapists and chiropractic professionals specializes in manual therapy, which is a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques to resolve pain, increase range of motion, decrease inflammation and improve function. We are dedicated to providing an integrated rehabilitation program with proven lifelong results!
Physical Therapy Providers
Cheryl Jones, DPT
Dr. Cheryl Jones is a Doctor of Physical Therapy serving in the New Town location. Her special areas of interest include women’s health and dry needling. Dr. Jones obtained her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia, and she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from College of St. Scholastica. She has special training in women’s health disorders including pelvic pain, urinary and fecal incontinence, SIJ dysfunction, low back pain, pregnancy and osteoporosis. Dr. Jones also holds certifications in NDT for CVA, as well as Dry Needling.
When asked why she chose her specialty, Dr. Jones replies, “I was looking for more answers to solve my patients’ problems. This led me to manual therapy coursework, then further into women’s health coursework. Both have been very beneficial in treating the issues of the whole patient. In addition, dry needling has added an effective intervention to further address the needs of my pelvic pain, chronic pain and orthopedic patients.”
Dr. Jones thrives on meeting the challenges of her patients. She aims to look at the whole clinical picture of a patient’s health, as many disorders are multifaceted. Patients may require more than just one approach, therefore Dr. Jones explores new techniques and ideas that may benefit her patients.
Outside the office, Dr. Cheryl Jones enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband and two energetic and adventurous children. They enjoy boating, fishing and the beach.
Bret Schaller, DPT
Dr. Bret Schaller is a physical therapist serving in the New Town location. Dr. Schaller, a running specialist, received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Rutgers University in 2011 and began his employment at Comber Physical Therapy following the completion of his Doctorate. Prior to that, Dr. Schaller earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science and graduated cum laude from Clemson University in 2007.
He specializes in manual therapy, spine disorders, foot and ankle disorders and sports-related injuries. Dr. Schaller also uses the technique called mobilization with movement, or the Mulligan Approach. Treating patients one-on-one, getting to know them and going directly to the source of their issue is Dr. Schaller’s focus. Recently, Dr. Schaller completed the Graston Technique Certification course, and became the first Graston Technique® Certified provider in the Williamsburg area. Dr. Schaller and his wife Samantha are the proud parents of two four-legged friends. In his spare time, he enjoys taking his dogs for runs, woodworking and gardening.
Dr. Daniel Muniz, DPT
Daniel is the newest physical therapist serving in the New Town location. Although he worked in Newark New Jersey, Daniel is originally from Fairlawn, New Jersey. He moved to Williamsburg with his wife and two daughters. Daniel specializes in orthopedics and incorporates manual mobilizations and bio mechanical analyses on his patients. Daniel received his education from Rutgers University. When he’s not at work, Dr. Muniz enjoys exploring the outdoors and is an avid CrossFit athlete.
Kristin Rosler, MSPT, IMT-C
Kristin Rosler is a physical therapist and integrative manual therapist serving at the New Town location. Her special areas of interest include post-concussion treatment, headaches, women’s health, complex patients and radiculopathies. Kristin has a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and holds several certifications, including Integrated Manual Therapy Certification, Sole Supports Orthotic Casting Certification and Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation Certification.
In her spare time, Kristin enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and being outdoors.
MYA FIELDS, MSPT
Mya Fields is a physical therapist serving in the Lightfoot location. She loves being able to help people meet goals and educating people to help them improve their quality of life. Mya’s special area of interest is in orthopedics.
Mya received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Virginia Tech. She earned her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from MCV/VCU. She has worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient orthopedics, inpatient care, skilled nursing, assisted living and outpatient in-home care. Outside the office, Mya is a wife and mother of three children. She enjoys caring for her family and attending and supporting their activities.
SCOTT BRUBAKER, PTA, Director of Rock Steady Boxing
Scott Brubaker is a physical therapy assistant serving in the New Town location. He also serves as the Neurological Program Director. Scott is fun, energetic, motivated and dedicated to his patients and their healing. In April of 2016, Scott had the opportunity to go to Indianapolis, IN to attend the Rock Steady Boxing seminar and train to be a certified RSB Head Coach. Scott was fortunate enough to learn and train under Kristy Follmar, a retired World Champion professional boxer.
Scott is driven to learn about and provide these innovative life-changing treatments for people within the community. He loves being able to develop individualized treatment plans, see quick improvement in quality of life and provide lifelong education and resources for his patients. He enjoys treating a challenging diagnosis and seeing the patient improve. Scott takes great pride in providing holistic treatments and becoming a lifelong resource for all of his patients.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Penn State University and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistance from Tidewater Community College. He completed several internships, including Riverside Regional Medical Center, Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (HROSM) and Norfolk Admirals (AHL Hockey team).
Scott has a special interest in the areas of neurological rehabilitation, movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease), stroke, multiple sclerosis, headaches and vestibular therapy. Scott also holds several certifications, including LSVT BIG Certified Clinician, Rock Steady Boxing Coach, Tai Chi for Rehabilitation (TCR), ACSM Group Exercise Instructor (GEI). Outside the office, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, sports, cars, theme parks, traveling, research, community service, educating the community and performing charity work.
JOANNE GERDNER, PTA
Joanne Gerdner serves as a physical therapy assistant in the New Town location. She graduated from Newbury Junior College in Holliston, MA, and has a special interest in pediatrics and developmental delays. She chose physical therapy as a profession as it is a medically noninvasive way to help people feel better and live a fuller life. Outside the office, Joanne enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Steve Clark, PTA
Steve Clark is a physical therapy assistant serving the New Town location. He graduated from the physical therapy assistant program at MCI/ECPI and holds an LSVT certification. Steve’s special areas of interest include Parkinson’s disease and sports injuries. Steve loves talking to his patients and helping them get better. He values making treatments as enjoyable as possible. Outside the office, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He likes to play tennis and coach tennis players.
Amy Gomez, PTA
Amy Gomez is Physical Therapy Assistant and joined the Comber Physical Therapy team in 2017. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Rhode Island and an Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant from Bay State College in Boston, MA. Amy enjoys working in the outpatient field and is interested in pursuing Women’s Health PT. She enjoys working with diverse patients with different diagnoses to help them get better. Her most favorite part of her job is treating many different types of cases and knowing that each patient comes with their own unique injury.
Amy is originally from Rhode Island and enjoys seeing new places and trying new restaurants as she’s settled in Virginia. In her spare time, she likes to cook, hike, bike, run, work out, and go to the movies with her husband.
Danielle Young, DPT
Danielle Young joined Comber Physical Therapy in 2017 and serves as a Physical Therapist in the Lightfoot area. She holds a Bachelor’s of Biological Sciences from NC State University and earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University. In addition, Danielle is Functional Movement Systems (FMS) certified and Trigger Point Dry Needling certified. Her favorite part of her job is teaching patients about their body including why they hurt, how her work can fix it and how the patient can fix it. She believes there is nothing better than seeing a patient be able to take control of their own path.
Danielle became a Physical Therapist because she enjoys helping people get back into an active, healthy lifestyle. One of her favorite memories is of a patient who was unable to walk 10 feet with a cane without excruciating pain in her back. After working with her for some time, she was able to walk for 30 minutes with a cane without pain. She was so happy to be able to return to church, clean her house, and go out to lunch with her friends.
In her spare time, Danielle enjoys running, working out, and spending time with her family. She loves being outdoors and repurposing/refurbishing things. At the end of the day, Danielle wants her patients to know that she is passionate about what she does and she is always striving to teach others about what can be done to correct any discomfort they may be experiencing.
Chiropractors & Massage Therapists
Dr. Matthew Budavich
Dr. Matthew Budavich joined Comber Physical Therapy and Fusion Chiropractic in January of 2017 as a chiropractor. Dr. Budavich completed a chiropractic internship at Scott Air Force Base, providing compassionate, appropriate and effective patient care for the promotion of health, prevention of illness and treatment of disease to a diverse patient population. Dr. Budavich holds several certifications, including:
- Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
- Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
- Acupuncture 100-hour certification
Dr. Budavich became interested in chiropractic at an early age after getting into a car accident. He has a passion for helping people and being able to help change lives with knowledge and skills that require no medication and therefore no side effects. His special areas of interest involve:
- Chiropractic strength and conditioning
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Chronic pain
- Pain management
- Low back pain
When Dr. Budavich is not in the office treating patients, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and dog, going to car shows and cheering for the local sports teams. His passion is to help people and he believes that Chiropractic is a way of life which benefits everybody.
Tracy Sawyer, DC
Dr. Sawyer received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and physical science, with a minor in chemistry. She then went on to graduate from the National University of Health Science (formerly the National College of Chiropractic) with her Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Sawyer has been in practice since 1992, and has experience working closely with various healthcare professionals, including neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists and physical therapists, to provide integrated, multidisciplinary care. Dr. Sawyer combines chiropractic manipulation with therapeutic modalities and patient education to best facilitate recovery and health.
Laura Wells, NCMT
Laura is a 1999 graduate of the Virginia Academy of Massage Therapy. She is now a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. Her specialties include sprains and strains of the low back, shoulder and neck. She’s also proficient in correcting cervical issues. Laura excels in problem-solving and using the correct techniques to help her clients. Laura currently holds a medical massage certificate for treating such injuries. In her spare time, she enjoys salsa and ballroom dancing and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Erika Stephan, PT, CEO
Erika is the founder and owner of Comber Physical Therapy and Fusion Chiropractic. She brought her vision to life in November 2003 when she opened the doors of Comber Physical Therapy on Mooretown Road. Erika has carefully crafted a team of PTs, PTAs, chiropractors, fitness instructors, and massage therapists who have diverse backgrounds, but have each arrived at Comber Physical Therapy and Fusion Chiropractic with similar goals: to offer holistic, hands-on, highly-skilled treatment to patients who truly care about realizing results, and to work in a cohesive environment that values individuality while celebrating teamwork. To reflect her vision and deep understanding of delivering comprehensive, one-on-one care to patients, Erika added a chiropractic element to her clinical offerings and is the owner of the only such integrated care in all of Hampton Roads. The results: faster, longer-lasting results and extremely satisfied patients who have returned to the lives they want and deserve to live. Erika received her physical therapy degree at Russell Sage College in New York.
Today, Erika is the CEO of Comber Physical Therapy and Fusion Chiropractic and oversees all locations. Her passion to return people to the lives they want to live is evident in the many success stories she’s had with patients who were given impossible odds to beat. Her specialties include manual therapy, orthopedics, vestibular therapy and women’s health.