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. She also specializes in men’s pelvic health issues including incontinence, pelvic pain and post-prostatectomy.
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.
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.
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 a 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.
Jenifer Johnson, PTA
Jenifer graduated from Indian River State College in 2012 with a PTA degree. She practiced in a spine clinic for a year and then fell in love with pediatrics in varied settings including medically fragile day care, PPEC, and home health. Jenifer also has experience working in the adult side of an outpatient clinic. She has continued her education in pediatrics in sensory processing, ADD/Autism, infant handling and NDT. She is a certified scuba instructor, personal trainer and CPR instructor. She is married with a 2.5 year old daughter whom she loves to spend most of her time with when not working.
Amy is a Physical Therapy Assistant at Comber PT New Town. Born and raised in NoVA, she has happily enjoyed the 12 years she has called Hampton Roads her home. Amy’s professional journey has taken her through a couple of different careers, show business and advertising; before going back to college at ODU for her BS in Exercise Science, then on to PTA school at Tidewater Community College. Amy has worked in both outpatient and home health therapy settings and is pursuing postural training with the Postural Restoration Institute. In her downtime she can be found paddle boarding, dropping into outdoor yoga classes, and walking her Golden Retriever.
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I am a single mother of three beautiful kids. I graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in Humacao Cum Laude as a Physical Therapist Assistant and 3 years later, I graduated as a Massage Therapist. I have two additional certifications in Lymph drainage from the Chikly Institute.
I enjoy sports, have a passion for my profession and look forward to learning from the team and be an active member within the company.
Chiropractors & Massage Therapists
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.
Dr. Chris Connolly
Dr. Christopher Connolly, chiropractic specialist, came to Comber with over 23 years experience. He cooperates with local doctors and physicians in the surrounding medical groups and has extensive knowledge having worked with many local primary care doctors. He enjoys working with our current patients and welcoming new patients. Dr. Connolly is an active participant in our integrated wellness program. We are lucky to have him on our team.
Dr. David Hummel
Dr. David Hummel, DC is to certified and trained in many different techniques to help relieve his patients from nagging pain and discomfort. Along with the most common used chiropractic techniques, he also uses more modern and researched chiropractic techniques, such as the Neuromechanical Innovations Impulse adjusting instrument. Dr. Hummel also utilizes soft tissue therapies and is trained in the Graston TechniqueTM.
He uses a variety of rehabilitation exercises specific to each individual patient in office and for the patient’s home care. Dr. Hummel’s experience includes training with degenerative conditions of the spine, including but not limited to osteoarthritis, stenosis, and herniated and bulged discs. He invites you to be comfortable within the office and encourages questions from every patient concerning their health.
Christina Raney, Massage Therapist
Christina graduated with high honors from the Institute of Health and Healing in October of 2006. She is a Nationally Board Certified Massage Therapist. Christina focuses on her client’s personalized needs and adapts her massage techniques accordingly; deep tissue, relaxation, or therapeutic massage and go from there.
In her spare time, she excels at quilting and sewing crafts, and enjoys spending time with family. Her son is heading off to college where he has also joined the Air Force ROTC. Her husband retired after 20 years in the Air Force. Their daughter recently gave birth to the family’s first grandchild so Christina and her husband are enjoying being grandparents.
Laura Wells, NCMT
Laura is a 1999 graduate of the Virginia Academy of Massage Therapy. She is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist specializing in sprains and strains of the lower back, shoulder and neck. Laura also currently holds a medical certificate for treating such injuries. She is proficient in correcting cervical issues and excels in problem-solving while applying appropriate techniques to help her clients. 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.
Chris Rangel, Quality Improvement Manager
Chris Rangel is our quality improvement professional who manages and coordinates the organization-wide efforts to ensure that performance and quality improvement programs are developed for ongoing strategic imperatives. Chris develops and communicates the strategic vision, scope and mission of the company. He also assures that all initiatives are focused and aligned on improving operational and program efficiencies and effectiveness.
Chris solves problems. If you ever have any questions or suggestions about your journey with us, Chris wants to know. He is here to listen and help patients, practitioners and managers who see a problem developing. Chris will offer suggestions to resolve issues and modify practices that need refinement. We want your time with us to be a positive experience, and as stress free as possible. We cannot fix what we do not know is broken. Our success relies upon our patients’ healthy transformation.
Tori Ford, Office Manager
Comber Physical Therapy and Fusion Chiropractic is pleased to welcome Tori Ford. Tori joins us in our newly created position of Office Manager. She will oversee our front desk staff at both locations. Tori is a Williamsburg native and a 2013 graduate of the College of William and Mary, where she also played tennis. She holds a degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. Tori formerly coached the Christopher Newport women’s tennis team for three seasons and worked in the Recruitment and Development offices for Northwestern Mutual’s Williamsburg branch.
Tori spends her free time at Drachen CrossFit where she is both a coach and an athlete. She also volunteers with the WJCC schools foundation as a member of the Marketing & Events Committee as well as the Programs Committee. You may have seen her debut on Dancing with the Stars in 2017.