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Meet the Doctors
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Education

  • BS in Kinesiology, Penn State University

  • Doctor of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College

Advanced Certifications

  • Dry Needling, The Dry Needling Institute

  • Rocktape FMT Basic

  • Rocktape FMT Performance

  • Selective Performance Movement Assessment, SMFA

  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

  • Multiple IASTM Courses

Dr. Tyler Schnitzler, DC

Chiropractor, Founder of Active Reload 

Dr. Tyler Schnitzler, a Pennsylvania native, earned his undergraduate degree from Penn State University, majoring in Kinesiology. He then went on to attend New York Chiropractic College where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, graduating with honors.

While in high school, chiropractic and physical therapy were there to help Dr. T recover from a shoulder injury he sustained in football and get him back on the field for his senior year. This sparked his interest in the human body and helping others get back to the activities they love. 

 

While continuing to stay very active over the years, Dr T understands the demands placed on the body and the care needed to have it perform at its best. His goal is to not only help his patients get out of pain, but to solve the root cause of the pain and then continue to educate them on how to prevent future injury and keep them living the active life they love. 

 

In practice, Dr. T takes a full body, functional approach when treating his patients, originally using SFMA to find the root cause of the patients pain. He then utilizes a variety of techniques such as diversified adjusting, soft tissue therapy, IASTM, dry needling, cupping, Kinesiotaping (RockTape), Voodoo flossing, and corrective exercise to not only restore patients to their pre-complaint state, but to optimize their overall function afterwards.

 

Dr. T is excited to provide care to residents of the Northern Virginia area. In his free time, other than working out, he enjoys anything outdoors: hiking, biking, fishing/hunting, and a good ski trip. He also enjoys brewing his own beer, hanging out with his girlfriend Shelby and his two dogs Bauer and Hudson, and cheering on his Penn State Nittany Lions. WE ARE…

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Education

  • BS Exercise Science, University of South Carolina

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Advanced Certifications

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist

  • Dry needling

  • CMFA: Pregnancy & Postpartum

Dr. Katie Batiste, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Katie, a Virginia native, graduated with her Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina in 2013. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, Florida in 2016 followed by a 1-year orthopedic residency with Brook’s Institute of Higher Learning in Jacksonville, FL. She is a board certified Orthopedic Specialist and brings with her 5 years experience working with various orthopedic conditions, sports injuries, and recreational athletes of all ages. Katie incorporates an evidence-based approach into her individualized treatment plans including manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, therapeutic exercise, and sports performance. She is dedicated to improving the health and longevity of her clients and helping them achieve their maximal potential.

Katie also enjoys seeing patients with pelvic girdle pain, pelvic floor disorders, and other pregnancy related concerns who are committed to continuing their fitness journey and returning to exercise postpartum. 

In her spare time, Katie enjoys staying active with Crossfit and weightlifting, hiking, snowboarding, horseback riding, and traveling. If she’s not in the gym, she’s usually hanging out with her boxer, Riggs. She also enjoys sharing her knowledge of fitness and nutrition as a personal trainer and certified nutrition coach.

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