Let’s get you back to what you love.






Physical Therapy in Charlottesville, VA


Healthcare Done Differently

Do you feel like this is you?


Are you trying to stay or get healthy/fit but can’t because of pain stopping you from exercising?

Are you worried that an injury will stop you from participating in activities you love such as working out, powerlifting, CrossFit, running, golf or just hanging out with friends and family?

Are you feeling stuck with a chronic injury or pain that just hasn’t gone away?

Are you unable to get back to activities you love without flaring old injuries?

Have you seen other medical providers in the past with no long-lasting change in your pain?

We put the focus on solving these problems with our clients without pain medication, surgery, or unnecessary activity restrictions.

“My goal is to help you stay active or get back to your favorite sport or activity.”

Dr. Alan Barb



Whole Strength Physical Therapy

3 Step Process


Relieve Pain



Fix the Root Cause of your symptoms


Teach you how to keep the problem from coming back

Who Can Benefit?


Active Lifestyle

You may not identify as an athlete but you are active – From keeping up with your kids, getting in a round of golf, hitting the gym, or going for a hike, you deserve to be doing all of those things pain-free and for a lifetime. I can help you get back to the life you had before you were slowed down by an injury, nagging pain, or limited mobility.



From CrossFit, powerlifting to golf or triathlons, your sport of choice may vary. However, the frustration and agony of limited mobility, injury, and pain are the same. I understand the commitment it takes to perform at your highest level and am just as committed to getting you back to peak performance as soon as safely possible

Whole Strength Physical Therapy

The Whole Strength Commitment


On time….always. We respect your time. If your appointment is at 9am, you’re seen at 9am.

One on one for the entire visit with your Doctor, every visit.

An individualized plan specifically designed for you, based on your unique injury or issue.

Transparency in what you pay. You’ll never get a bill from us 3 months after your visit.

Available for you between sessions. Have a question? Get an answer from your Doctor quickly and directly.




He was great to work with, I had some serious pain in my neck and after several nerve blocks it wasn’t getting better. After working through some exercises and stretches I went home with some easy maintenance stretches and through the whole process he always would reach out and check in to see how I was doing. About 2 weeks later and I was doing great! Highly recommend!

Jason M


Dr. Barb is amazing! Alan guided me through several weeks of physical therapy for Achilles tendonitis. He conducted a very thorough history and assessment and developed an effective treatment plan that consisted of in person one-on-one therapy with home exercises. His approach was so effective I ran a PR at my most recent 5K!!!

Andrew B


About Whole Strength Physical Therapy

Dr. Alan Barb, PT, DPT, OCS is a doctor of physical therapy with 9 years of clinical experience and owner/founder of Whole Strength Physical Therapy. Alan earned his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from West Virginia University. Post graduate, he earned his board certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) after completing an orthopedic residency affiliated with The University of Virginia with the Virginia Orthopedic Manual Therapy Institute.

Alan’s approach is to apply manual therapy and evidence-based exercise prescription to empower his patients to continue or resume desired activities of varying levels. He specializes in working with higher level and everyday fitness athletes to enhance their performance through individual and client centered sessions, return to full participation in exercise after injury, and injury risk reduction. His goal is to return his client’s to their desired level and reach their full potential athletically and in life to encourage lifelong movement and health.

He grew up in the mountains of West Virginia but has relocated to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia for the past 6 years. He enjoys spending time with his wife Lindsey and son. His interests include strength training, golfing, and a variety of outdoors activities.