We have physical therapy offices in Catonsville, Clarksville, Columbia, Eldersburg, Ellicott City, Fulton, Laurel, and Westminster, so we can treat you, where you are.
Our team of licensed physical therapists and occupational therapy certified hand therapists understands that each patient has unique rehabilitation needs before or after surgery, or as a result of a medical condition or orthopaedic injury. Our highly trained physical therapy and occupational hand therapy team offers individualized treatment plans to help our patients reach their highest level of independent functioning. For your convenience, we have 8 physical therapy locations.
A Maryland native, Sami completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with a focus in biomechanics from the University of Maryland in 2012. He then completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.
Sami has served OACM as a Clinic Director for various locations for the last 5 years and now serves as the Director of Therapy Business Operations.
Throughout his career, he has focused his efforts on helping athletes of all ages and backgrounds return to their sport after injury. Sami brings a unique set of skills to the Orthopedic Associates of Central Maryland Physical Therapy Team with over 10 years of experience in competitive martial arts and an additional seven years of gymnastics and acrobatics experience.
Outside of work, Sami is an avid Lecturer and Instructor for the University of Maryland School of Public Health. His coursework is emphasized around Neurophysiology, Motor Control, and advanced practices associated with Athlete specific training principles.
A Howard County native, Danielle graduated from the University of Delaware in 2012 with a degree in kinesiology and applied physiology. She then earned her doctorate in physical therapy from University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2015.
Danielle specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine, with an emphasis on manual physical therapy for the spine and extremities. She has taken several courses on the Maitland® Approach, which is a diagnostic technique that utilizes assessment and treatment of the patient's signs and symptoms to develop an effective treatment plan. She is also trained and certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling through Myopain Seminars.
Having been heavily involved in soccer and lacrosse in her younger years, Danielle has always had a passion for sports and enjoys working with athletes of all ages. Since becoming a mother, she’s recently developed an interest in low back and pelvic pain as it relates to pregnancy and postpartum and has taken several Herman Wallace pelvic rehabilitation courses. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, running, cycling, and traveling.
Morgan earned her doctor of physical therapy in 2015 from the University of St. Augustine in Florida. She has since completed additional coursework through the university, focusing on spinal and extremity mobilization and myofascial manipulation.
Morgan earned her manual therapy certification (MTC) in January 2017, and she is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). In addition, Morgan is trained in the Graston Technique® and she is a RockTape (kinesiology tape) provider.
Morgan is passionate about sports and working with athletes of all ages. In her free time she enjoys playing soccer, hiking, and traveling.
Russ earned his bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences from York College of Pennsylvania where he also played collegiate baseball. He then went on to earn his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, Florida. While in school, Russ completed various rotations in specialized spine clinics and general orthopedic settings.
After school, Russ earned his Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) and was also trained and certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling through Myopain Seminars. He also has a passion for sports rehabilitation. Russ enjoys working with all levels of athletes, but particularly with high school athletes because of their passion.
In his spare time, Russ enjoys playing all types of sports, spending time with his friends and family, and traveling.
Kyle completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2012 with a degree in kinesiological sciences. He then earned his doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.
With over 11 years of competitive gymnastics and four years of acrobatic and aerial experience, Kyle has been able to combine his love for calisthenics and sports medicine to help athletes of all ages return to their sport. He additionally enjoys treating the hand, wrist and elbow both post operatively and in the pursuit of eliminating pain without surgery.
In his free time, Kyle enjoys an active lifestyle and participates in rock climbing, backpacking, hunting and anything outdoors.
Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degrees in Dance and Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park where she was also a member of the Gymkana Troupe. She then went on to earn her DPT at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin, TX. During her clinical rotations, Jennifer worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings in various states including Louisiana and Texas. Jennifer is native to Howard County and while she was Homeschooled for the start of her education, she also attended Howard Community College.
Jennifer enjoys working with all ages and types of injuries, and looks forward to furthering her clinical experience and knowledge at OACM. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys working on home repair projects, crafting, and spending time with her friends and family.
Alyssa graduated from the Penn State in 2012 with a degree in Kinesiology. She then earned her doctorate in physical therapy from University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2015.
Alyssa specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine, with continuing education courses in Maitland, Graston, and Kinesiotaping. Alyssa has a passion for sports and enjoys working with athletes of all ages.
Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with family, hiking, and traveling.
Deborah graduated from the University of Maryland in 1996 with a master’s degree in physical therapy. Upon graduation, she worked in outpatient orthopaedics. She had a passion to work with the older population and a desire to participate in medical missions.
Deborah spent 14 years treating the well elderly with multiple medical problems, addressing balance, gait, post-surgery, vestibular, and incontinence problems. She has gone on three medical missions trips, twice to Honduras, and once to Ghana where she addressed a variety of patient needs and focused on education.
At OACM, she is enjoying treating a variety of patients, along with assisting patients to return to work through a work conditioning program. She believes in individualized patient care and educating her patients about their condition to allow them the ability to understand and be active participants in their care and recovery.
Luis attended George Mason University, earning a B.S. in athletic training. Luis then graduated from the University of Maryland-Baltimore with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT).
His passion for rehabilitation and interest in the athletic population grew as he got the opportunity to work as an athletic trainer in multiple sports medicine settings that ranged from recreational sports to division 1 collegiate athletes.
Luis is passionate about helping athletes and individuals of all ages reach their personal goals throughout the rehabilitation process. He loves helping people get back to activities they enjoy and maximizing their performance in those activities.
Luis enjoys spending his free time with his family, working out, competing in Spartan Races, and restoring classic cars.
Emily is originally from Orange County, California. She moved to the east coast to attend Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she also played on the D I soccer team. She received her bachelor degree in Health Sciences in 2020. She then went on to receive her doctorate of physical therapy from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania in 2022. During her time at Arcadia, she completed a variety of rotations in hospital-based outpatient orthopaedics, neuro, and vestibular settings.
Beginning in 2023, Emily will be completing a one-year orthopaedic residency program through Arcadia University to continue to develop higher level critical thinking and knowledge regarding a variety of orthopedic conditions.
In her free time Emily likes to explore Maryland, spend time with family and friends, and cheer for Philadelphia sports teams.
Mary Beth is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Physical Therapy. She has over 30 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics and has treated a wide variety of orthopedic-related conditions in various settings.
Mary Beth was clinical director of physical therapy for 15 years prior to joining MidAtlantic Sports Therapy & Rehab (MASTR) in 2008. During that time, she specialized in joint replacements and was published on rehabilitation following total knee replacements.
At MASTR, Mary Beth continues her focus on general orthopedic rehabilitation with a special interest in total joint replacement. Outside of work she most enjoys spending time with her family and is a loyal Terps fan!
Molly is a Howard County native who attended Saint Francis University where she was a member of the D1 field hockey team. She received her bachelor's degree in exercise physiology in 2018, and became a certified exercise physiologist shortly after. She continued at Saint Francis to complete her doctorate of physical therapy in 2020. She has always been passionate about caring for others and sports medicine.
Using her experience as a former athlete, she is dedicated to helping others reach their fitness and health goals. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, trying new things, and spending time with her dog.
Mollye earned both her undergraduate and doctor of physical therapy degrees from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, completing her studies in 2016. She has always had a passion for sports, having grown up playing tennis, basketball, and soccer, and she even continued to play tennis at the club level while attending university.
Mollye has completed additional coursework studying neurological rehabilitation and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) from the Institute of Physical Art, and orthopedic spinal and peripheral conditions through the Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars. She is also trained in the Graston Technique, and is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling through Myopain Seminars.
Outside of work, Mollye still enjoys playing tennis, cycling, reading and going hiking with her dog.
Carmelo completed a Bachelor of Science degree from Mercyhurst University in Sports Medicine with a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy, and a minor in Exercise Science. He went on to complete his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. During his doctoral education, Carmelo completed multiple clinical rotations focusing on outpatient orthopaedic and neurologic conditions. Additionally, Carmelo spent time volunteering with the Mighty Penguins Strength and Conditioning Organization, which is an adaptive Sled Hockey team focused on encouraging athletes of different physical and cognitive disabilities.
Carmelo also obtained a certification in Blood Flow Restriction Training through Northeast Seminars and furthered his knowledge in concussion management and rehabilitation through the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy. His primary areas of interest include sports rehabilitation and concussion therapy, primarily due to previous injuries he personal experienced while participating in high school athletics. Carmelo enjoys working with athletes of all ages, but particularly Varsity and Collegiate levels due to the higher intensity of competition.
In his free time, Carmelo enjoys spending time with family, friends and his dogs, watching sports, especially the Buffalo Bills, and participating in recreational sports, such as soccer and volleyball.
Alyssa received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Maryland (Go Terps!), and then went to get her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Marymount University. Since graduating she has taken further courses in advancing her Manual Therapy skills, being Maitland trained, has taken classes to become Graston trained, and got her certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling. Alyssa enjoys treating orthopedic conditions of all kinds and specifies her treatments to each patient’s unique needs.
In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys rock climbing, cycling, yoga, hiking and being outside with her husband, two dogs Maxine and Bucky, and little girl.
Adam is a Baltimore County native and alumni of Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore, Maryland. Adam earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Towson University in 2016. After graduation, Adam worked as a Physical Therapy Technician at Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland (OACM) until he began pursuing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2018. During one of his clinical experiences, Adam was able to learn from a Fellow of the American Academy of the Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT) at the University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics at Camden Yards.
Since returning to OACM as a DPT in 2021, Adam enjoys treating many different conditions affecting individuals across the lifespan. In his spare time, Adam enjoys lifting weights, hiking with his fiancée, and playing guitar with his friends.
Alex comes to Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland after 10 years in private practice with a heavy focus on manual therapy treatment for all areas of the body.
Alex received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Medicine in 2012. Alex is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist and completed a 3-year residency in orthopedic manual therapy. Alex is also certified in dry needling.
Alex believes that once cannot properly treat a dysfunction without treating the individual as a whole, therefore, he tailors each treatment program to the individual patient. He takes pride in making the therapy process an enjoyable experience for the patient.
Alex is a Baltimore native who attended Loyola Blakefield High School and completed his undergraduate work at Virginia Tech. He now lives in Catonsville with his wife and three young children who keep him joyfully busy.
Karyn obtained her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore in 2007. After nine years of experience as a physical therapist in orthopedic and sports medicine, Karyn was happy to join the MidAtlantic Sports Therapy & Rehab team in January 2016.
Karyn is a certified provider of the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) and a certified Mulligan Concept Practitioner (CMP). She is also a fellow of Applied Functional Science and has a certification in Functional Manual Reaction® (FMR) through a fellowship program of the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute.
Karyn uses evidence-based medicine in conjunction with biomechanical analysis to create individualized, functional treatment plans that enable her patients to reach their therapy goals. An avid endurance athlete herself, she enjoys working with runners in the clinical setting. Karyn is a certified Enhance Running technician, which enables her to coach runners to increase efficiency and prevent injuries. She has coached runners on injury prevention through various clinics at running stores and high schools.
In her free time, Karyn enjoys hiking with her dog, spending time with her family, and participating in marathons, triathlons, and adventure races. Karyn hopes to inspire, motivate, and enthuse others to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Vickie is a native of Maryland and graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2005. She then moved onto Shenandoah University to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Master's in Athletic Training. Vickie specializes in sports medicine and trained with the University of Maryland Terrapins, focusing on competitive cheer, football, and basketball. She enjoys treating athletes of all ages, from young athletes on club teams to the weekend warriors. Getting her CMTPT through Myopain Seminars, Vickie is trained in functional dry needling to further her treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, going to the gym to lift weights and doing Zumba classes, traveling, and eating yummy foods.
Natalia Lill, DPT
Kyle Martin, PT
Duane graduated from Central Pennsylvania College in 2007 with a Physical Therapy Assistant degree and worked as a PTA for 12 years. He continued his education and earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas, Medical Branch in 2019. He has worked primarily in outpatient orthopedics. He joined the team at MidAtlantic Sports Therapy & Rehab in the spring of 2015.
Duane believes in empowering patients with the skills they need to manage their bodies as well as interacting with them to find the best options available for their specific orthopedic needs. He has developed a wide range of skills and techniques to use in rehabilitation to assist this process. He has extensive training in the McKenzie method of treatment, primarily for neck and back issues. He has focused continuing education training on rehabilitating runners and enjoys helping competitive and recreational athletes get back to their activities.
In his free time, Duane can often be found running or biking on the trails of Columbia. He also does high-intensity interval training to stay in shape. Duane and his wife enjoy reading, having intellectual debates, watching movies, and walking together.
Nick earned his doctorate in physical therapy at Washington University in St. Louis and joined MidAtlantic Sports Therapy & Rehab in June 2015. While in school, he completed four clinical rotations with the primary focus on outpatient orthopedics, one of which was at Colorado College working with collegiate athletes.
Nick has taken continuing education courses centered on manual techniques, including the Graston Technique® and Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy, with plans to become a certified orthopedic manual therapist (COMT). He lives a very active lifestyle and enjoys hiking, biking, and kayaking in his free time.
Evelyn Misener, DPT Evelyn is a Baltimore native who graduated from Emory University in 2011 with a BA in psychology and minor is Spanish. She spent a few years in NYC working in property management before switching gears and finding her love for physical therapy. She eventually earned her doctorate from Drexel University in 2017.
Evelyn enjoys treating people from all walks of life. She believes that the most valuable tool we can provide is teaching people the skills they need to manage their injuries on their own to not only allow them to reach their greatest potential but also prevent injuries from occurring again in the future. She has training in rehabilitation of vestibular disorders and has developed skills and techniques to treat many orthopedic conditions. She is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling, and has taken several continuing education courses with a focus on treatment of the spine.
Evelyn is a new mom who enjoys spending her free time with her family and her dog hiking, traveling, cooking, and exercising in her home gym.
Julie joined MidAtlantic Sports Therapy & Rehab in October 2014, shortly after earning her doctorate in physical therapy at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She enjoys working with a variety of patients in an orthopedic setting to improve their quality of life.
Julie has attended several different continuing education courses to advance her manual treatment skills and expand her knowledge of the most current techniques available to improve patient outcomes.
In her free time, Julie's interests include hiking, camping, and leading an overall healthy lifestyle. She also enjoys working on house projects and cooking with her husband.
Tim completed his undergraduate studies at Towson University where he graduated with a bachelor degree in Exercise Science. He went on to further his education at University of Maryland, Eastern Shore where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. While in school, Tim had several clinical rotations in a variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. Through those rotations, Tim enjoyed the outpatient setting the most where he gained experience working with patients with a variety of musculoskeletal disorders.
Tim plans to further his clinical skills by taking coursed to become certified in Dry Needling. He also plans to take Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy courses to enhance his manual therapy skills. Tim enjoys bringing his passion for working out to the clinic to help patients live a healthier lifestyle.
Outside of work, Tim enjoys competing in powerlifting, going on hikes, and taking his dogs for walks.
Susan earned her bachelor degree in physical therapy from Emilio Aguinaldo College, Philippines in 1999. Looking for a successful future for herself and her family, she migrated to the United States in 2004. Before she joined Mid-Atlantic Sports Therapy and Rehab in May 2022, she was working as an outpatient physical therapist in many different locations in the states of New York, Maryland, and Colorado. She was then given an opportunity to work with patients of all ages specializing in orthopaedics and sports medicine. She has brought her 19 years of experience in the United States helping patients reach their highest level of independent functioning.
Susan is a certified kinesiotape practitioner. She also earned continuing education in Trigger Point Therapy, and other manual therapy techniques. She completed post-secondary training in rehabilitation of postsurgical orthopaedic patients involving the shoulder, hip, and knee, and attended a seminar for an evidenced-based exercise application for the aging adult. She enjoys treating a variety of orthopaedic conditions and always believes that treating every patient with compassion is a substantial factor for quality healthcare.
Outside of work, Susan enjoys spending time with her family and friends. You can also find her traveling and enjoying the outdoors.
Molly completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies at Ithaca College in New York, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Health Studies and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She spent nearly 9 years practicing in a hospital-based outpatient orthopedic clinic in Western New York developing her skills as a general orthopedic clinician. Her background gives her a breadth of knowledge related to pre- and post-operative orthopedic surgeries, as well as extensive training in concussion rehabilitation.
Molly prides herself on personalized treatment plans to help patients reach the goals which are most important to them. She has worked as part of multi-disciplinary sports medicine team during her tenure in Western New York, lending her experience in treating high school and collegiate athletes. She particularly enjoys helping people return to work or sport following injury or surgery.
In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, trying new foods and visiting her family in New York. The most fun she has is raising her two wild boys. She recently relocated to Howard County from Buffalo, NY (Go Bills!), and is excited to explore what the area has to offer.
Laura earned her undergraduate degree in exercise science from Salisbury University and then obtained her PTA degree from Carroll Community College in 2004. She has since worked primarily in outpatient orthopedics with some exposure in workers’ compensation, pre/post partum, pulmonary, and pediatrics.
Laura joined MidAtlantic Sports Therapy & Rehab in July 2016. She holds a certification in Kinesio Taping (CKTP) and continues to take multiple continuing education courses specializing in orthopedic rehabilitation. Laura lives in Howard County with her husband and her two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family and animals and, of course...GO, RAVENS!
Lori is a 2002 graduate of the PTA program at Penn State, Mont Alto, Pennsylvania. Following graduation, she specialized in aquatic therapy at a hospital based out-patient clinic where she worked with a broad range of patients. She, then, transitioned to out-patient orthopaedics and sports medicine, all the while, gaining experience and developing her skills for more than 20 years. That experience has allowed her to feel confident working with all ages and diagnoses.
Lori’s favorite part of working at OACM is the team atmosphere and personal approach to patient care.
Outside of work, Lori enjoys travel- especially to historical sites, outdoor adventures, playing board games and spending time with her family and friends.
Connor is a Carroll County native who grew up in Eldersburg MD. Connor earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Salisbury University in 2014. He then started at OACM in 2015 as a therapy technician, before earning his PTA degree from Carroll Community College in 2020.
While in school, Connor had experience working in outpatient orthopaedics where patients had a variety of sport injuries and post-surgical rehab. He also had a chance to work with inpatient population during his rotation at the VA hospital. Connor then rejoined the OACM team as a Physical Therapist Assistant after graduation.
He enjoys traveling with his fiancé, hiking with his dog, cooking, and finding new breweries.
Adrien Finkes, PTA
Natalie earned her undergraduate degree in communications from Salisbury University. In 2016 she received her 200-hr yoga certification which sparked her interest in the PT field. Natalie soon then went back to school where she obtained her PTA degree from Howard Community College in 2021.
She has spent most of her time working in outpatient orthopedic clinics focusing on rehabilitation of post-operative knees, hips, ankles and shoulders
In her free time Natalie enjoys being at the beach with friends and family, paddle boarding, yoga and hiking.
Thomas is a Carroll County native and earned his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Frostburg State University in 2014. During his time at Frostburg, Thomas played varsity lacrosse and participated in fraternal fundraising philanthropy events. Post-graduation, Thomas found himself as a white-water rafting guide before starting at OACM at a technician in 2016. He acquired his PTA degree from Carroll Community College in 2022 with an interest in sports and orthopedics.
In Thomas’s free time he enjoys white water sports, mountain biking, disc golf, hiking, going to the gym, and playing with his dog.
Kian Karimi, PTA
Kaitlyn graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with her degree as a physical therapist assistant in 2017. Since then, she has spent most of her time working in outpatient orthopaedic clinics focusing on rehabilitation of post-operative shoulders and knees.
Kaitlyn spent most of her time playing basketball and softball growing up, experiencing many injuries of her own as a result. During her time being rehabilitated in physical therapy, it awakened her passion to help others heal.
In her free time Kaitlyn enjoys hiking, cooking, walking her dog, and spending time with her family and friends.
Beth graduated with honors from Elizabethtown College with a degree in Occupational Therapy in 1989 and earned her hand therapy certification in 1998. She was also a student of Modern Studies at Loyola University.
Her 30+ years of experience include work with burns, plastic surgery, orthopedics and general medical/ surgical populations.
Beth is a verified open water scuba diver and Pilates/ Yoga enthusiast who also enjoys the outdoors, travel, cooking and quality time with her family and friends.
Gabby has earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from The University of Maryland College Park. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in occupational therapy from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, FL. While in school Gabby participated in the pro bono outpatient clinic, where she made splints and gained skills in the outpatient setting. Gabby completed her fieldworks in neuro acute care, pediatric intensive care unit, and school setting.
Carrie completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in 2022 at Gannon University in an accelerated program. She completed her fieldwork rotations in skilled nursing and inpatient rehabilitation, where she worked with patients to regain strength and to participate in daily life activities post injury.
Carrie has a special interest in treating the hand, wrist and elbow to regain function post operatively or conservatively to strive to relieve pain without surgery. Currently, she has been enjoying working in the outpatient orthopaedic and sports medicine setting.
Loc Tran, DPT