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Stephen Thompson, PT, DPT

Clinic Director, Physical Therapist

“I believe everyone deserves quality medical care. I work with each of my patients to develop an individualized treatment plan that will help them achieve their goals and feel better, faster. I empower my patients to take control of their well-being by establishing health practices that last.”

Stephen joined Phoenix Physical Therapy in 2022 and is originally from Tokyo, Japan.  He studied in the US and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in Rochester, Minnesota. He subsequently completed the MossRehab Orthopedic Residency in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and achieved Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Stephen’s clinical practice includes orthopedic and sports medicine and he is skilled in manual therapy, exercise prescription, post-surgical rehabilitation, and injury management. Stephen has a strong interest in practice development, research, and continuing education. He takes pride in practicing patient-centered care and is dedicated to helping patients meet their individual goals. He enjoys meeting and treating patients of all ages and activity levels.

Outside the clinic, Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, trying new and delicious food, and exploring nature in and around Charlottesville.


  • University of Northwestern | BS in Kinesiology
  • Mayo Clinic | Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Residency: MossRehab | Orthopedic Residency in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
  • Certified Trigger Point Dry Needling Practitioner
  • APTA-Credentialed Clinical Instructor