Benjamin Seeman, DO
"It was between college and medical school, when Benjamin was involved in a car accident himself, that he was inspired to pursue a doctoral degree in Osteopathic Medicine."
Some might say Ben Seeman was destined to become a doctor. Early in life he witnesses a terrible motorcycle accident in which his father, also a physician, and his mother ran to the rescue and calmly attended the teenage patient, who quickly healed from his wounds.
But it was between college and medical school, when Ben was involved in a car accident himself, that he was inspired to pursue a doctoral degree in Osteopathic Medicine.
Thankfully, he walked away from the wreck, but he continued to experience unrelenting lower back and shoulder pain. His father recommended an osteopathic physical therapist that performed manual therapy and gave Ben a stretching and exercise program to follow at home.
Ben was able to personally experience what’s possible when conventional medicine is integrated with, and enhanced by, techniques such as Osteo Manipulation. Two weeks later his pain was gone and he was so impressed by the remarkable results that he was convinced there’s a better way to treat patients.
This discovery put him on a new career path. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1997, he attended and earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from the acclaimed Des Moines University School of Osteopathic Medicine.
In 2002, Ben came to Richmond, Virginia to further his training. His first year was with Chesterfield Family Practice participating in a rotating internship in Family Medicine. Then he completed a three-year residency in the prestigious Virginia Commonwealth University/ Medical College of Virginia’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2006, Dr. Seeman was awarded a select fellowship at VCU/MCV in interventional pain management. Following completion of the fellowship, he worked with Tuckahoe Orthopedic Group, in Richmond, VA.
Ben opened his own practice in 2008 to pursue his vision of integrative pain care to treat patients through a combination of traditional and alternative therapies.
Ben is board-certified through the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation with a certification in the sub-specialty of Pain Medicine. He is an active member of many professional societies, including the International Spine Intervention Society, the North American Spine Society, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Emily Leisy, PA-C
Emily joined Integrative Pain Specialists in 2017
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a Biology Minor, James Madison University
University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Surgical Physician Assistant Program
Margaret K. Kirkland Award for Academic Excellence, 2009
Academic wunderkind, Emily Leisy, PA-C, is a recipient of the 2009 Margaret K. Kirkland Award for Academic Excellence. She received her undergraduate degree from James Madison University in Health Sciences with a minor in Biology. She then went on to graduate at the top of her class from the Surgical Physician Assistant Program at the University of Alabama Birmingham.
Emily joins IPS with seven years of hands-on PA experience, four of which she focused on Pain Management & Rehabilitation. Emily enjoys treating all types of pain and injury, and specializes in migraine and cervicogenic headaches, utilizing effective medications and injections such as Botulinum therapy. Inspired by her patients, Emily’s fulfillment comes from knowing these treatments greatly reduce the frequency and severity of their headache symptoms and suffering.
Stephanie Musselman, DPT
Stephanie joined Integrative Pain Specialists in January 2010
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Shenandoah University, 2000
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University - Medical College of VA, 2003
A licensed physical therapist in the state of Virginia, Stephanie has a special interest in manual physical therapy. Continuing education in this area enables her to properly evaluate and treat the shoulder and knee, and the cervical spine and ribs.
Stephanie has been making patients feel better as a member of the Integrative Pain Specialists team since 2010. As the manager of our Physical Therapy department, Stephanie combines her strong leadership skills and commitment to patient care.
Stephanie earned her BS degree in Kinesiology from Shenandoah University in 2000. She then attended Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of VA, and in 2003, received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Suzanne Leddy, MSPT
Suzanne joined Integrative Pain Specialists in May 2016
Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Health Care Administration, James Madison University
Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy, University of the Pacific in California
Over the past 20 years, Suzanne has practiced in multiple settings including acute care, rehab, skilled nursing and outpatient settings. She joined IPS in May 2016 so she could work on a team dedicated to a comprehensive and integrative approach to pain management.
Suzanne grew up in Vienna, Virginia and attended James Madison University, where she received her BS degree with a concentration in Healthcare Administration. She then earned a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy at The University of the Pacific in California. Suzanne has a special interest in manual therapy, and regularly attends courses to advance her knowledge and treatment options.