Comprehensive Physical Therapy Services

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Skilled physical therapists at the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at the George Washington University Hospital help individuals who have musculoskeletal and orthopedic injuries.

To contact the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, please call 202-715-5655.

Services offered include:

Specialized Programs

The Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at GW Hospital offers a comprehensive range of specialized physical therapy programs.

Podcast: The Inside Story on Outpatient Rehab

Daniel Finn, PT, DPT, OCS, MBA, discusses the outpatient rehabilitation services offered by the George Washington University Hospital, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology. 

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Common Therapy Diagnoses

The Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at The George Washington University Hospital treats a number of common therapy diagnoses.

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Physical Therapists

Oyinda AweOyinda Awe, PT, DPT
Education: Hampton University, 2016
Clinical Interests: Pelvic floor rehabilitation (for men and women), diastasis recti, neck and back pain, TMJ dysfunction, prepartum and postpartum care, visceral manipulation, craniosacral therapy, trigger point dry needling and muscle energy technique


Tracey D. BatesTracey D. Bates, MPS, MS, OTR/L, CLT, CPAM, CHT
Education: New York University, 2009
Certifications: Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist
Clinical Interests: Breast cancer rehabilitation, head and neck cancer treatment, orthopedics, post-surgical rehabilitation (wrist and hand)


Rachel BrackenRachel Bracken, PT, DPT, AIB-VR
Education: University of New Mexico
Certifications: Board Certification in Orthopedics, AIB-VR. FSOAE
Clinical Interests: Male and female pelvic health rehabilitation, care for the pregnant and post-partum patient, orthopedics, vestibular rehabilitation, TMJ, geriatric care


Mary BuschMary Busch, PT, DPT
Education: The George Washington University, 2018
Certifications: LSVT BIG Parkinson's Rehabilitation
Clinical Interests: Neurological rehabilitation, gait and balance training, spinal cord injury rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation, orthopedic injuries


Natasha Chevalier-RichardsNatasha Chevalier-Richards, PT, DPT
Education: Temple University, 2010
Certifications: Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurological Physical Therapy, LSVT BIG Parkinson’s Rehabilitation
Clinical Interests: Adult neurological rehabilitation, gait and balance training, wheelchair seating and mobility, vestibular rehabilitation, spinal cord injury rehabilitation


Devin ChristmanDevin Christman, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Education: Widener University, 2012
Certifications: Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Graston Technique Trained, Titleist Performance Institute Certified
Clinical Interests: Orthopedic and sports conditions, manual therapy, neck and back pain


Keith ColeKeith Cole, PPT, DPT, PHD, MBiomedE, OCS
Education: University of New South Wales, 2004 (MBiomedE); University of Iowa, 2006 (DPT); University of Iowa, 2017 (PhD)
Certifications: Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Clinical Interests: Vestibular Disorders (dizziness), Post-Concussion Symptoms, Orthopedic and Sports injury, running injuries, Falls prevention and balance in older adults


Hope CunninghamHope Cunningham, DPT
Education: University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2018
Clinical Interests: Pelvic health (all genders), pelvic and genital pain, urge incontinence, stress incontinence, post-partum rehabilitation, prolapse


Erin Kennedy DalisayErin Kennedy Dalisay, PT, DPT
Education: The George Washington University, 2019
Certifications: Running Gait Analysis (Level 1 and 2), Run Coaching Certification (RRCA), LSVT BIG Parkinson’s Rehabilitation
Clinical Interests: Orthopedic and sport injuries, running rehabilitation, manual therapy, spinal pain, persistent pain


Laura DanbergLaura Danberg, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
Education: University of Delaware, 2009
Certifications: Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports and in Orthopedics, Certified in Dry Needling
Clinical Interests: Sports rehabilitation, running injuries, ACL rehabilitation, dry needling


Polo Lynn EdwardsPolo Lynn Edwards, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT
Education: Thomas Jefferson University 2014
Certifications: MDT, Blood Flow Restriction
Clinical Interests: Spine, Shoulder, Overhead athlete, Sports Medicine


Daniel FinnDaniel Finn, PT, MBA
Education: University of Scranton, 1996
Certifications: Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, Oncology Rehabilitation, Trigger Point Dry Needling, APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal and orthopedic physical therapy with special interest in spinal pain and shoulder pain


Rachel Fox PayneRachel (Fox) Payne, PT, DPT
Education: University of Miami, 2013
Certifications: Comprehensive Polestar Pilates Practitioner, Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist (Dry Needling), Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified
Clinical Interests: Orthopedic injuries, sports medicine, performance and dance rehabilitation, endurance athletes, post-surgical rehabilitation, persistent pain conditions


Joanna HsuJoanna Hsu, PT, DPT
Education: The George Washington University, 2021
Clinical Interests: Neurological rehabilitation, gait and balance training, vestibular rehabilitation, concussion rehabilitation, wheelchair seating and mobility


Sophia JansonSophia (Fieke) Janson, PT, GCS 
Education: Medical College of Virginia-Virginia Commonwealth University, 1989
Certifications: Board Certified in Geriatric Physical Therapy, LSVT BIG Parkinson's Rehabilitation
Adjunct Faculty: Marymount University
Clinical Interests: Neurological rehabilitation, amputee rehabilitation, arthritis rehabilitation, management of medically-complex clients


Dhinu JayaseelanDhinu Jayaseelan, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Education: University of Illinois at Chicago, Fellowship, 2014; The George Washington University, DPT, 2010
Certifications: APTA Credentialed Advanced Clinical Instructor, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics, Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
Clinical Interests: Manual therapy, pain science, research, tendinopathy


Marie JeffsellMarie Jeffsell, PT
Education: Lund University, Sweden, 1994
Certifications: Postgraduate Certificate of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Curtin University, Australia, 2007
Clinical Interests: Pelvic floor rehabilitation, low back and pelvic girdle pain


Rhonda A. JonesRhonda A. Jones, PT, MA, DPT
Education: BSPT Howard University, Master of Arts University of Maryland, DPT University of Montana, Missoula
Clinical Interests: General practice, clinical focus orthopedics, chronic pain management, integrative health and wellness


Stephanie KatzStephanie Katz, OTR/L
Education: New York University, 2019
Certifications: LSVT BIG
Clinical Interests: Upper extremity acute and chronic orthopedic injuries including post-surgical rehabilitation of the elbow, wrist and hand, osteoarthritis, nerve compression (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel), scleroderma, DeQuervain’s, trigger finger and Dupuytrens as well as upper and lower extremity amputations


Kevin KeatingKevin Keating, PT, DPT
Education: The George Washington University, 2018
Clinical Interests: Orthopedic injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, hip and knee pain, sports rehabilitation


Rebecca KrysiakRebecca Krysiak, MS, OTR/L, CBIS
Education: Thomas Jefferson University, 2017
Certifications: LSVT BIG, Certified Brain Injury Therapist
Clinical Interests: Neurological Rehabilitation, acute and chronic orthopedic upper extremity conditions, vision impairments and low vision


Beth (Elizabeth) LjungBeth (Elizabeth) Ljung, PT, DPT
Education: University of Maryland School of Maryland Department of Physical Therapy, 2007
Certifications: LSVT BIG, SFMA I & II
Clinical Interests: Orthopedic injuries, manual therapy, neurological rehabilitation, acquired and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, amputee rehabilitation, spinal cord injury rehabilitation


Steven MalachowskiSteven Malachowski, PT, DPT, CSCS
Education: The George Washington University, 2020
Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Running Rehab Specialist Certified
Clinical Interests: Orthopedics, Vestibular, Post-Concussion, Sports and Performance Artist Medicine, Aquatics


Michele McLellanMichele McLellan, PT, OCS, CCI
Education: Northeastern University, 1983. Residency program: The Institute for Orthopedic Manual Medicine, 1993
Certifications: Vodder Certified Lymphedema  Therapist, APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, Kinesiology Taping Practitioner Certification, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Certification
Adjunct Faculty: The George Washington University
Clinical Interests: Orthopedic injuries, post-surgical conditions, cancer recovery, lymphedema management. Special interests include manual therapy to treat TMJ, spine, shoulder, hip, knee, foot and ankle pain, and functional limitations.


Shilamit, MikhaylovShilamit, Mikhaylov, PT, DPT
Education: Columbia University, 2021
Clinical Interests: Orthopedic injuries, sports and dance rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation, neck and back pain


Lori MillerLori Miller, PT, Dip. MDT
Education: Kansas University Medical Center, 2003
Certifications: Diplomat Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy/McKenzie Method
Clinical Interests: Back and neck pain, mechanical diagnosis and therapy (McKenzie Method), orthopedic injuries


Nick MoatsNick Moats, PT, MSPT, OCS
Education: West Virginia University, 2007
Certifications: Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics
Clinical Interests: Hip injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation after hip labral repair/reconstruction, sports injuries, dry needling


Ann NicholsonAnn G. Nicholson PT, DPT, MSc, OCS, MTC
Education: University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2007; University College London, 2017
Certifications: Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), Manual Therapy Certified (MTC), level 1 dry needling certified
Clinical Interests: Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Manual Therapy, Dry Needling, Functional Training


Dorie PrinceDorie Prince PT, DPT
Education: Quinnipiac University, 2011
Clinical Interests: Gait and balance training, neurological rehabilitation, wheelchair seating and mobility assessments


Lambert QuarteyLambert Quartey, LPT
Education: University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy, 1995
Clinical Interests: Sports Medicine, lumbosacral, manual therapy, dry needling, knee and ankle injuries


Kristen QuinnKristen Quinn, PT, DPT
Education: University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 2011
Certifications: Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, Functional Dry Needling, STAR Program–Oncology Rehabilitation, CITI Training, LSVT BIG Parkinson's Rehabilitation
Clinical Interests: Neurological rehabilitation, post-traumatic rehabilitation, evidence-based practice, management of chronic illness with focus on quality of life


Neelima ReddyNeelima Reddy, PT
Education: Youngstown State University, 2003
Credential: APTA Credentialed CIinical Instructor
Clinical Interests: Orthopedic injuries, post surgical rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, post concussion


Brian SalazarBrian Salazar, PT, DPT
Education: The George Washington University, 2020
Clinical Interests: Post-op total hip/knee arthroplasty, orthopedic injuries, sports conditions, low back pain, hip/knee pain, shoulder pain


Jose SanfelizJose Sanfeliz, PT, DPT
Education: Old Dominion University, 2019
Clinical Interests: General orthopedics, post-surgical rehabilitation, Long COVID rehabilitation


Pamela ShieldsPamela Shields, PT, DPT, OCS, Dip MDT, CEASI
Education: Temple University, 2004
Certifications: Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics, Diplomat Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Method), Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist
Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal injuries and disorders of the spine and extremities


Joseph SignorinoJoseph Signorino, PT, DPT
Education: MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, 2010
Advanced Training: Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
Certifications: Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, Trigger Point Dry Needling, APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Clinical Interests:  Musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions addressed with manual physical therapy and exercise; special interest in conservative management for chronic conditions


Michael TaberMichael L. Taber, PT, DPT
Education: The George Washington University, 2017
Certifications: Emory University Certificate in Vestibular Rehabilitation, APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, Cert. DN
Clinical Interests: Post-COVID rehab, orthopedic injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, concussion, general wellness


Carla VertudesCarla Vertudes, PT
Education: Far Eastern University, Philippines, 2005
Certifications: American Physical Therapy Association Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Clinical Interests: Pelvic floor rehabilitation, incontinence, pelvic pain, vaginismus, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/primary lateral sclerosis


Karen WhitesellKaren Whitesell, PT, DPT, NCS, ATP
Education: A.T. Still University, 2015; University of Maryland University College, 1994; Medical College of Virginia-Virginia Commonwealth University, 1981
Certifications: Board Certified in Neurologic Physical Therapy, Certified in Assistive Technology by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, LSVT BIG Parkinson’s Rehabilitation
Clinical Interests: Adult neurological rehabilitation, spinal cord injury rehab, wheelchair seating and mobility, limb preservation/amputee rehabilitation


Jamie WigtonJamie Wigton, PT, DPT, CLT
Education: Drexel University, 2013
Certifications: Certified Lymphedema Therapist, APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Clinical Interests: Cancer survivorship rehabilitation, complete decongestive therapy for lymphedema management

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