Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland
Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland

Physical Therapy

Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland has qualified professionals and outstanding onsite state-of-the-art physical therapy facilities at our  Catonsville, Columbia, and Eldersburg, Maryland locations through MidAtlantic Sports Therapy & Rehab.

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 orthopedic 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.

Amanda Aguilera

Amanda Aguilera, PT
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time away from work?

I like to be active as much as I can. I run, bike, crossfit, and take our dog to the dog park and on my runs. I also love to travel both in the States and Internationally; I have traveled to 15 countries and hope to make it to at least one more this year.

Brittany Brogan, DPT

Brittany Brogan, DPT
Give an example of how the close relationship between MASTR therapists and OACM doctors positively affected a patient's care?

The close-knit relationship between patient and therapist allows for improved patient care. I recently had a patient recovering from a knee replacement need a manipulation to increase range of motion and the patient was able to get into the operating room the very next day, allowing for faster gains in flexibility and function.

Ashleigh Conaster

Ashleigh Conatser, PTA
What do you like best about working at MASTR?

I enjoy the communication I have between the other therapists and the doctors. It’s nice to have a relationship with all of your coworkers, but what makes working at MASTR different is the relationships that are built with the physicians. This relationship between all of our medical providers allows us to provide the best services possible for our patients and therefore get them the best care.

Kerry Hite

Kerry Hite, PT
What do you like best about working at MASTR?

The open atmosphere of the clinic allows a community feel in patient care. Patients get to work side by side with each other and support one another while getting better. As therapists we learn from each other by observing different treatment techniques and pooling our resources to solve complex problems.

Kristen Jackson

Kristen Jackson, DPT
Why did you choose PT/OT as a profession?

Pursuing a career in PT was a natural progression for me, after learning about biomechanics through training as a classical dancer, and wanting to exercise that knowledge in a way that would not only help others, but would also encourage a career of continued academic growth andclinical development.

Beth Kozera

Beth Kozera, PT
Why did you choose PT/OT as a profession?

I picked out OT as a profession because I am fascinated with the anatomy of the hand and upper extremity as it relates to function. I also find it very rewarding to help people recover from injuries so they can return to their daily activities. Lastly, I like to be creative and splinting allows me to use my own hands to build something that is effective in helping people achieve their goals.

Mary Beth Massari, PT

Mary Beth Massari, PT
Give a recent example of a surprisingly successful outcome you had with one of your patients.

A high school baseball player came to visit me at the clinic this past spring in his baseball uniform after being able to return to playing on his high school team following extensive PT before and after shoulder surgery.

Marlon Ming, DPT

Marlon Ming, DPT
What do you like best about working at MASTR?

What I like best about working for MASTR is the team approach between physical therapy, occupational therapy, and the orthopedic physicians. To be able to discuss cases with my colleagues (both physical and occupational therapist) and get a different point of view when needed. Having quick access to the physicians especially when treating patient post operatively is priceless!

Denise Patti

Denise Patti, DPT
Give a recent example of surprisingly successful outcome you had with one of your patients.

I recently treated a patient who suffered with pain in her foot for the past year. She is a young college student and has been unable to wear any shoes other than her running shoes with orthotics and has also struggled with walking to her classes because of the pain. Since starting our treatment she was able to go on a two week trip to Africa to help at an orphanage, where she frequently was on her feet. When she returned she reported how amazed she was about having minimal to no pain while working with the kids. We are still working to get her back into her favorite pair of heels by the time she returns to school in the fall.

Thomas Perone, DPT

Thomas Perone, DPT
What would you consider your specialty, if any?

I have taken multiple higher level courses on manual therapy treatment, including techniques focusing on both myofascial release and mobilization/manipulation. Much of this training is related to the spine, but I enjoy treating all orthopedic injuries. In addition, I truly enjoy working with the local high school student athletes, as well as recreational athletes. They are always highly motivated to get back to their sports and are a pleasure to have in the clinic.

Kim Schwartz

Kim Schwartz, PTA
What do you like best about working at MASTR?

The PT/OT rehab team is amazing. When I can smile when I go to work and still be smiling when I leave, I know I am with a great group of professionals. The company, in general, gives back to their employees and I find that to be an asset missing in many companies today. It's a wonderful feeling to be validated and felt appreciated for all your hard work.

Rebecca Shakespeare, PT

Rebecca Shakespeare, PT
Give an example of how the close relationship between MASTR therapists and OACM doctors positively affected a patient's care.

The relationship I have with the OACM doctors is one of the main reasons I love my job. It makes patient care seamless to work so closely with the OACM doctors. I know what their expectations are, what I need to contact them for. They are all very approachable and quick to respond with any concerns. This allows for the most efficient patient care with the least amount of risks. Patients feel comfortable knowing the high level of communication that goes on to provide the best care. Being able to have access to medical records, operative reports and radiographic studies allows us all to give consistent information and allows our patients feel comfortable that we are all on the same page.

Educational Material

Physical therapy services offered at Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland include:

  • Core Stability Training
  • Gait Training
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Modalities
  • Pre-surgical Rehab
  • Post-Surgical Rehab
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization Sports Injury Rehab
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Therapeutic Massage    
  • Hand Therapy

Physical Therapy Videos