Marymount University, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2015
University of Virginia, Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, 2010
Dr. Pitsch is a native of Northern Virginia, despite becoming a physical therapy patient following an ACL tear in high school; her interest in physical therapy was actually sparked in college where she had an internship working in an aquatic therapy program at Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Charlottesville, VA.
Before joining Valens Physical Therapy in 2017, Rachael worked in a physician owned outpatient practice in Washington, D.C., where she treated a range of non-traumatic and post-operative injuries, especially involving the shoulder, knee and ankle. She has completed coursework through Myopain Seminars to become certified in level 1 & 2 Trigger Point Dry Needling and she has also completed coursework enabling her to incorporate women’s health and Therapeutic and Kinesiology Taping into her practice.