Our Team

Why Choose Us

Locally owned and operated, Amelia Physical Therapy serves Amelia, Nottoway, and the surrounding counties in Virginia for over 15 years. Our entire staff takes pride in giving you the best treatment possible!

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Benson Howard

MSPT | Cert DN | Cert SMT

Benson Howard has over 20 years of physical therapy experience under his belt in the Amelia area. In 2001 he and his wife decided to open Amelia Physical Therapy, initially in the Food Lion shopping center. They moved to the current location in 2003. Amelia Physical Therapy provides hands-on care, including manipulations and exercises designed to get you in top form in the quickest time possible.

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Jessica Swisher


Jessica Swisher, PTA, is an important part of the Amelia Physical Therapy team. She takes classes on the latest advancements so that she can provide the best treatment to her clients. No matter what concern you may have, Amelia Physical Therapy is ready to help you heal!


Jimmy Killbreath


Jimmy Kilbreath, DPT, can be found at both our Amelia and Blackstone offices. With his knowledge and experience, you can be on your way to living pain free.

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Michelle Gholson-Parsons

Amelia County native, Michelle Gholson-Parsons, a Physical Therapy Technician, assists clients with their exercises in a professional manner specific to each individual’s needs and abilities. At Amelia Physical Therapy, we care about you!


Paula Lutcher

Paula joined Amelia Physical Therapy in 2005 as an office assistant and in 2007 became the Office Manager. Originally from Williamsport, PA, she lives in Blackstone with her husband, John, and enjoys spending her free time fishing, cooking and spoiling her grandchildren. If you have questions regarding your insurance, payment, Paula is happy to help!


Rocquelle Thomas

Physical Therapy Tech Rocquelle Thomas helps patients in our Blackstone office by adjusting programs to fit each person’s needs. Amelia Physical Therapy’s friendly staff and cordial environment will make your rehabilitation experience a positive one.


Tricia Howard

Tricia helped her husband, Benson Howard, MSPT, start Amelia Physical Therapy in 2001. A former second grade teacher, Tricia did the billing while Benson treated the patients until they were able to hire an office manager. While mostly “employed” as a stay at home mom, Tricia can be found helping in the front office greeting patients, scheduling visits and answering the phone.

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