Dr. Harmon, born and raised in Arlington with family roots dating back to the 1800s in the Arlington/Alexandria area. While in school, she fell in love with neurological aspects of the human body and now finds significant importance in incorporating a whole-body approach across all populations. After spending almost 5 years in a busy out-patient orthopedic practice, she has grown to value the one-on-one approach in her patient or clients' environment where time together is not rushed and patients are not quickly handed off to a technician to complete generic exercises.She grew up with a love of athletics and two parents who value science, education, healthcare, and physical activity. She was recruited to play NCAA Division I basketball for Radford University but was sidelined for much of her career due to injury. Through this experience, she gained a different point of view and valuable insight and became interested in what the human body is capable of doing.
Doctor of Physical Therapy, SFMA Level I, NASM Personal Trainer, Integrative Dry Needling, Neurokinetic Therapy Level I, Oxygen Advantage Functional Breathing Instructor
I love reading, listening to podcasts, feeling the ground under my feet, and the sun on my face especially in the early hours of the day. I love all animals but your dog and I will quickly become best friends. I am a huge body and wellness nerd, always looking to share and help others to overcome injuries and pain to live their best. I love taking peaceful weekends in the mountains while staying in unusual Airbnb's. Most of all, I love spending time with my family and practicing what I preach so that we can all spend better time together for longer.
I needed help with elbow pain, and was already familiar with MovementX from their excellent Age-Proof Your Body program. When I reached out for PT, they paired me with Emily Harmon, who exceeded my high expectations. Not only did she diagnose what was causing the issue and provide PT and treatment right in my home, but she also had great ideas for how I could work around the problem and keep exercising, while I was rehabilitating the elbow. Highly recommended!!! Thank you!Robert, Aug 10
Emily really listens and targets her response to that including what my body shares shows her.Margaret, Nov 10
Emily is so attentive, professional and really focused on helping me. I already feel differences after a week of having done her prescribed strengthening exercises for my knee.Vanessa, Dec 07
Emily was an excellent choice to address my back pain. She made me feel optimistic about the possibility of relief and giving me the tools to work though getting better. Great session!Ed, Nov 09
Awesome second session. Was able to stay out longer for our doggie playtime and not be miserable afterwards. She really knows her stuff and has a great feel for how her patient is responding to treatment. Not all Physical Therapists have this awareness! 👏👏👏Ed, Nov 17