Our team of licensed physical therapists and certified hand therapist 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 hand therapy team offers individualized treatment plans to help our patients reach their highest level of independent functioning.
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.
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.
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.
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!
After earning her Bachelor of Science in exercise science from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, Denise completed her doctorate in physical therapy from UMDNJ/Rutgers, where she developed an interest in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. Denise has been a part of our MidAtlantic Sports Therapy & Rehab staff since graduating in 2011.
She enjoys treating post-op patients and working with athletes of all levels. Denise uses a variety of techniques in her treatment plans. She trained in the use of Graston Technique® therapy, and she has taken courses on the use of Kinesio Taping® for various diagnoses.
In addition, Denise has received continuing education through Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars on the management of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine dysfunctions, and she uses these hands-on strategies in the treatment of many conditions. Denise is also working toward her certification in orthopedic manual therapy (COMT).
Denise is an active member of the orthopedic section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her husband and daughter.
Becca graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. She completed her manual therapy certification (MTC) from the University of St. Augustine, Florida, in October 2004, and she is certified in the Graston Technique®, trigger point dry needling (CDNT), and selective functional movement assessment (SFMA).
Becca enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic patients, incorporating wellness and total health into her treatment planning. She specifically enjoys post-surgical rehabilitation and has also been involved with personal training and group fitness programming since 1994.
Becca’s husband, Aaron, is a physician assistant for Dr. Sam Sydney. Outside of work, Becca enjoys spending time with Aaron and their two daughters skiing, traveling, and hiking with their dog, Juliet Rose.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Samantha graduated from Randolph College in 2014 with a bachelor of fine arts degree focusing on dance. After taking a year off to undergo labral repair surgery on both her hips she went on to graduate from Marymount University in 2018 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree. Shortly after this she joined the Mid Atlantic Sports Therapy and Rehab team. She has brought her 20+ years of dance experience to help return dancers back to class and performing.
Samantha has been trained in the technique of trigger point dry needling (TDN) for the treatment of painful myofascial trigger points throughout the body.
In her free time Samantha teaches ballet and volunteers at Maryland Youth Ballet with their Music and Motion class.
Kim graduated in 1992 from an accredited physical therapist assistant program in Baltimore. Over the course of her 25+ year career, she has strengthened her orthopaedic background with additional training in balance and proprioception for the geriatric community. She also spent three years performing aquatic therapy for various patient diagnoses and is able to educate patients in a home aquatic program to enhance their rehab potential.
Kim joined MidAtlantic Sports Therapy & Rehab in November 2012, continuing her focus on sports medicine rehabilitation for multiple diagnoses in all age groups. She is passionate about injury prevention for the youth athlete, as she has two boys who are involved in sports. She loves the outdoors and enjoys rehabbing her patients to return to their previous level of function, so they can enjoy the outdoors as well.
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.
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.
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.
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 spent the last few years focusing his career on helping athletes from all age groups and backgrounds return to their sport. With over 10 years of experience in competitive martial arts and an additional five years of exhibitional gymnastics and acrobatics experience, Sami brings a unique set of skills to the MidAtlantic Sports Therapy & Rehab group.
Outside of work, Sami is pursuing a performance enhancement specialty from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and serves as a gymnastics and acrobatics coach (Gymkana) for the University of Maryland.
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.
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.
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.
Outside of work, Mollye still enjoys playing tennis, spending time with her husband and family, and going hiking with her dog.
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.
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.
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.
Gabby was trained and certified in the use of physical agent modalities and splinting. She enjoys working with kids to adults helping them gain function back in their upper extremities.
When she isn’t making splints or providing exercises to clients, you’ll find her hiking trails, going to local farmers markets, and at BBQs with her family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.