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Medstar Monday - Week 6

Physical Therapy

October is physical therapy month! Physical therapists are board-certified, licensed,clinically trained musculoskeletal experts able to evaluate and treat various sports medicine injuries, dysfunctions and ailments. When you sustain an injury, on or off the field, your doctor will likely refer you to a physical therapist to provide manual therapy, education, exercise and sport specific training in order to return to your sport. Depending on the severity of your injury, a course of physical therapy could last weeks to months. During that time, you will likely work with a physical therapy assistant (PTA) whose primary role is direct patient care and daily follow up treatment under the direction and supervision of the licensed physical therapist. PTAs will not perform evaluation, diagnosis, re-evaluation and discharge planning. MedStar Health is proud to offer physical therapy services at 58 locations throughout our network. MedStar physical therapists also provide a number of specialty services including, but not limited to, blood flow restriction training, dry needling, cupping, Alter G, video analysis for runners and overhead throwers, ACL prevention and return to play programs and advanced concussion management. The collaborative, team approach along with these distinctive treatment options from our MedStar Health experts, will get you back on the field safely and efficiently.


Baltimore Union Sports Medicine Team

Union Sports Medicine Liaison: Bryan Caplan, DPT, MTC ([email protected])
Athletic Trainer:Amber Radtke, MS, LAT, ATC, NASM-CES ([email protected])
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jay Dyer, CSCS ([email protected])
Vice President of MedStar Sport Medicine: Sean Huffman
Director of MedStar Sports Medicine Research: Andy Lincoln

Baltimore City (Harbor Hospital)
Physician: Jeffrey Mayer, Leigh Ann Curl
Sports PT: Chadd Baldwin
Concussion PT: Emily Coates

Baltimore County (Franklin Square)
Urgent Care: MedStar Franklin Square ED
Physician: Frank Dawson, David Cohen, Christopher Looze
Sports PT: Ryan Zimmerman
Concussion PT: Michael Ariete, Jana Bille

Baltimore County (Dundalk)
Physician: Kelly Ryan
Sports & Concussion PT: Laura Long

Baltimore County (Timonium)
Urgent Care: MedStar Prompt Care Towson
Physician: Andrew Tucker, Richard Levine, Melita Moore
Sports PT: Chad Keller
Concussion PT: Patrick Miller

Harford County (Bel Air)
Urgent Care: MedStar Prompt Care
Physician: Sean Curtain
Sports PT: Chelsea Mitchell
Concussion PT: Adrienne Nelson
Concussion PT: Tori Palmer

Baltimore County (Perry Hall)
Urgent Care: MedStar Prompt Care
Sports PT: Stephanie Stover
Concussion PT: Mark Musselman

MedStar Sports Medicine is the official medical team for the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Baltimore Blast, Washington Spirit, and more than 50 additional professional, collegiate, high school, and club teams.



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