Physical Therapy at Bethesda

6410 Rockledge Drive, Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20817
301-581-8030
301-581-8031 (fax)

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Hours of Operation
Monday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services 

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Specialists


John Gillis, MPT, CSCS, OCS , Clinic Director
John received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park. He then received his Masters in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University.

Specialties:

  • Back/Neck/Spine Pain
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Pain Management

Brett Rice, MPT, FAAOMPT, Clinic Coordinator
Brett received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Bluefield College, where he played both basketball and baseball. He went on and received his Masters of Physical Therapy from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook. He completed an APTA credentialed Fellowship program in orthopedic manual therapy from the Manual Therapy Institute in 2008.

 Specialties:

  • ACL Return to Play
  • Back/Neck/Spine Pain
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Overhead Throwers Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Sports Medicine
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Melissa Adler PT, DPT, CLT-UE
Melissa received her Masters of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Delaware. Most recently, Melissa returned to school to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Temple University.

Specialties:

  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Lymphedema Management (Upper)
  • Head & Neck Lymphedema Management

Jennifer Akman, PT, DPT, OCS
Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Guilford College. She later went on to received her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University.

Specialties:

  • ACL Return to Play
  • Concussion Management
  • Golf Enhancement Program
  • Orthopaedic Conditions
  • Sports Medicine
  • Dry Needling

Kerry Callahan, PT, DPT
Kerry received her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton.

Specialties:

  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Pelvic Pain and Incontinence

Samantha DePaul, DPT
Samantha received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Samantha then went on to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh.

Specialties

  • ACL Return to Play
  • Concussion
  • Dry Needling
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Sports Medicine

David Hayes, PT, DPT
David received his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Marymount University.

Specialties:

  • Back/Neck/Spine Pain
  • Orthopedic Conditions

Sarah Kuzmack, PT, DPT, ATC
Sarah received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Boston University. She then continued her education at Boston University where she received her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy.

Specialties:

  • Concussion
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Vestibular/Balance Rehabilitation

Stephanie Miller PT, DPT
Stephanie received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She then went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland - Eastern Shore.

Specialties:

  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema Management (Upper)
  • Orthopedic Conditions

Devina Raybuck PT, DPT, MTC
Devina received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology from Clarion University. She then went on to obtain her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Specialties:

  • ACL Return to Play
  • Back/Neck/Spine Pain
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Dry Needling

Brian Dougherty, D.O.M, L.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist 
Brian earned his Doctorate and Masters degree of Oriental Medicine from Maryland University Integrative Health. Brian believes in empowering the patient to take charge of their own wellness and skillfully assists them with great compassion in treating the root cause of their condition. Brian has treated pain, women’s health, fertility, autoimmune disorders, and pediatrics. He also has had clinical success in treating patients with emotional trauma, PTSD, and depression/anxiety. Brian’s journey into a life of healing began when he served in the United States Air Force and developed a bond with his fellow veterans. Brian has a passion for learning and teaching, and has taught everything from community wellness classes to quantum mechanics, history and theology. Brian enjoys spending time with his three amazing kids, and burying his nose in a good book

Janneth Giron, Licensed Massage Therapist 
Janneth graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2005. She specializes in various techniques such as Manual Lymphatic drainage, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Oncology Massage, Prenatal Massage and basic knowledge of Craniosacral Therapy. By appointment, call office to schedule massage.