Kendal B. Blaser, PT, Owner, Blaser Physical Therapy, Inc.
Kendal Blaser opened her independently owned private physical therapy practice, Blaser Physical Therapy, Inc., in 1996. Prior to opening Blaser Physical Therapy, Kendal worked with orthopaedic patients since 1985 in acute hospital based, home health and outpatient settings.
Kendal also worked at Johns Hopkins’ Kennedy Institute in the physical therapy department for four summers during her undergraduate years. She fell in love with the field of physical therapy and the positive culture of the physical therapists she worked with.
Kendal’s field of expertise is Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics. She participated in sports at high school and collegiate levels and has continued event participation throughout her adult life. Combining her love of sports and rehabilitation has motivated her to specialize in sports medicine in both student and adult populations. Treating running injuries has been included in her sports medicine emphasis. She has lectured extensively on various topics in sports medicine and orthopaedics over the past 32 years.
Kendal especially enjoys motivating and educating patients regarding their diagnoses, rehabilitation, and why their understanding and participation is essential to accomplishing their goals. She enjoys seeing her patients in the local community and hearing how they have been able to return to the activities they love.
Kendal is an active member of the Warrenton, Virginia community. She serves on the Boards of the Fauquier Free Clinic and Verdun Adventure Bound. She was a founding Board Member of Fauquier County Youth Lacrosse League, coached Girls’ Lacrosse and acted as Girls Commissioner for the initial five years of the League. She also has participated in medical missions in China, Tibet and Haiti. In addition, Kendal is a member of Greenwich Presbyterian Church and her professional organizations, the Virginia Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association.
Kendal holds a B.S. in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Philosophy from Frostburg State University. Her hobbies include cross training exercise, running, and gardening. She has run the Chicago Marathon and numerous other running and triathlon events. However, her crowning achievements are her two grown sons, Sam and Tyler.
Dr. Traci Busker, DPT (Doctorate in Physical Therapy)
Dr. Busker became interested in Physical Therapy as a profession after tearing her Anterior Cruciate Ligament. She received physical therapy for a few months afterward and found the profession very interesting. Now, as a professional physical therapist, Dr. Busker believes her time as a physical therapy patient helps her understand and empathize with her post-operative patients.
Dr. Busker loves working with patients of all ages, especially children. She completed her clinical internship working with the pediatric population at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD, where she treated children and adults with diagnoses of Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Down’s Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, and various genetic disorders.
Currently, Dr.Busker specializes in treating children with special needs and disabilities, including neurological dysfunction. Dr. Busker also specializes in orthopaedics and is trained in Therapeutic Dry Needling.
“The most rewarding aspect of my work is seeing patients improve day-by-day and week-by-week. It makes my day when, at the end of an appointment, a patient will say, ‘I feel so much better now than when I walked in,’” Dr. Busker says.
Dr. Busker attended Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA for her undergraduate studies and completed her graduate studies at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. She holds a B.S. in Health Sciences and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
As an undergraduate, Dr. Busker was a member of the cross-country team and continues to enjoy participating in running events.
Tish Flowers, LPTA (Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant)
Tish worked as a physical therapy technician from 1999 in both inpatient and outpatient settings until becoming a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2006. Prior to joining the Blaser Physical Therapy team, she worked with active duty, retirees and dependents at the Naval Health Clinic in Quantico.
Tish is comfortable treating a variety of pathologies. She has a strong interest in orthopaedic and sports-related injuries and core stabilization. Tish is committed to the recovery of the patients and sees that they reach their maximum potential while in therapy.
Outside of the office, Tish enjoys playing tennis, watching football, trying new wines, baking and spending time with her husband, son, daughter and miniature pinscher.
Jenn Miner, DPT, (Doctorate in Physical Therapy)
Dr. Jenn Miner was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She completed her undergraduate classes at Coastal Carolina University and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine. Dr. Miner completed internships in clinical settings in Salisbury, MD, Lansdowne, VA, and San Diego, CA.
Dr. Miner has extensive experience in treating Cervical spine, Thoracic spine, Lumbar spine and sacroiliac dysfunctions. She likes to make the treatment programs a unique and enjoyable experience for each of her patients.
Dr. Miner has specialized in Muscle Energy Techniques, Cupping and Electro Therapeutic Point Stimulation and Therapeutic Dry Needling (TDN). She has completed her TDN certification and is very excited to see its outstanding benefits in eliminating patients’ symptoms.
Dr. Miner has been very involved with cheerleading at all levels, both as a participant and as a coach, for more than 19 years. Her involvement has contributed to understanding the psyche of athletes, their injuries and their desires to heal and get back to their program as quickly as possible.
Samantha Powell, MPT (Masters in Physical Therapy)
Samantha Powell has worked as a Physical Therapist at Blaser Physical Therapy, Inc., since May of 2003. She holds a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Marymount University in Arlington, VA.
Samantha enjoys the dynamic and diverse atmosphere that is provided at Blaser Physical Therapy. She has successfully treated a wide variety of conditions with manual therapy skills, exercise stabilization programs, and an emphasis on postural re-education and correction.
Samantha became interested in the field of physical therapy as a child, when she worked and volunteered at a nursing home with her mother, who was a nurse. She enjoys the challenges of working with people of all ages. She is experienced in treating a wide variety of neurological and orthopaedic conditions.
Samantha also treats women’s health issues such as back pain after childbirth, women’s incontinence issues, and pelvic pain.
“The most rewarding aspect of my job is helping people succeed in achieving wellness and helping clients remain independent in the activities that they love to do, pain free,” Samantha says.
Samantha is a mother to two awesome boys, Liam and Luke. She enjoys volunteering in their schools and activities.