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

Occupational Therapists

Brianne Altavas
Brianne Altavas, MS OTR/L, CBIS
Education: University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2009
Certifications: Brain Injury Specialist, Physical Agent Modalities
Clinical Interests: Stroke rehabilitation, neuroplasticity, evidence-based practice and research, health promotion and wellness, adult engagement in meaningful occupations
 

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Marcella Bassora, OTR/L, CLT
Education: Kean University, 2001
Certifications: Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Complete Decongestive Therapy
Clinical Interests: Oncology rehabilitation, breast cancer rehabilitation, pre/postoperative surgery, head and neck cancer postoperative rehabilitation, soft tissue restriction, myofascial release, lymphedema therapy
 

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

Sheila Jean, MS, OTR/L
Sheila Jean, MS, OTR/L
Education: New York University, 2016
Clinical Interests: Post-surgical rehabilitation (wrist, hand, elbow, shoulder), orthopedic upper extremity injuries, nerve and tendon injuries, wrist and elbow pain disorders
 

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Charmain Lavendar, OTR/L, CLT
Education: Florida A&M University, 2000
Certifications: Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Clinical Interests: Breast cancer rehabilitation, lymphedema management
 

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Melanie Manuel, MS, OTR/L
Education: Florida A&M University, 2009
Clinical Interests: Orthopedic injuries, postoperative rehabilitation (hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder), nerve injuries
 

Physical Therapists

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Dhara Amin, PT, DPT
Education: Seton Hall University, 2011
Certifications: LSVT BIG Parkinson's Rehabilitation, McKenzie Neck and Back
Clinical Interests: Orthopedic injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, manual therapy, sports rehabilitation, Parkinson's and neurological rehabilitation
 

Megan Scovil, PT, DPT
Megan Barker, PT, DPT
Education: The George Washington University, 2015
Clinical Interests: Knee and ankle injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, manual therapy, sports and dance rehabilitation
 

Mary Busch
Mary 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
 

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Michael J. Calhoun, PT, DPT
Education: The George Washington University, 2010
Clinical Interests: Post-surgical rehabilitation, shoulder and knee injuries, running injuries, manual therapy
 

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Laura 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
 

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Daniel 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
 
 

Jenica Holt, PT, DPT
Jenica Holt, PT, DPT
Education: The George Washington University, 2018
Clinical Interests: Orthopedic injuries, low back and neck pain, post-surgical rehabilitation, sports Injuries
 

Sophia Janson
Sophia (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 Jayaseelan
Dhinu 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
 

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Marie 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
 

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

Missy Keesler
Missy Keesler, PT, DPT
Education: Ithaca College, 2014
Clinical Interests: Gait and balance training, neurological rehabilitation, post-traumatic rehabilitation, amputee rehabilitation, spinal cord injury rehabilitation
 

Aimee Knecht
Aimee Knecht, PT, DPT
Education: The George Washington University, 2018
Clinical Interests: Manual therapy, sports rehabilitation, myofascial pain, knee and foot injuries, neck pain
 

Michele McLellan, PT, OCS, CLT, CCI
Michele McLellan, PT, OCS, CLT, CCI
Education: Northeastern University, 1983. Residency program: The Institute for Orthopedic Manual Medicine, 1993
Certifications: Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Vodder Certified Lymphedema  Therapist, APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
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.
 

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

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Nick Moats, PT, MSPT, OCS
Education: West Virginia University, 2007
Certifications: Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics
Clinical Interests: Dry needling, myofascial pain, shoulder and knee pain, sports rehabilitation
 

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

Lambert Quartey, LPT
Lambert 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
 

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

Kenneth Reynolds, PT, DPT
Kenneth Reynolds, PT, DPT
Education: University of Missouri, 2011
Certifications: Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Certified
Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal and orthopedic manual physical therapy with special interest in spinal pain, shoulder and hip pain, and the regional interdependence of pain and dysfunctional movement patterns, experienced with prosthetic training
 

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Joseph Signorino, PT, DPT
Education: MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, 2010
Advanced Training: Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
Certifications: Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist, Trigger Point Dry Needling, APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Clinical Interests:  Musculoskeletal and orthopaedic manual physical therapy with special interest in spinal pain and lower extremity injuries, senior physical therapist with GWUH Hip Preservation Program for conservative and postoperative management
 

Michael L. Taber, PT, DPT
Michael L. Taber, PT, DPT
Education: The George Washington University, 2017
Clinical Interests: Orthopedic injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation, general wellness
 

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Keesha Vaughn, DPT
Education: University of Miami, 2014
Clinical Interests: Aquatic therapy, orthopedic injuries, low back pain
 
 
 
 

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Karen 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
 
 
 
 

Lauren Wohl - DPT, OCS, WCS
Lauren Wohl, DPT, OCS, WCS
Education: The George Washington University, 2009
Certifications: Board Certified in Women's Health, Board Certified in Orthopedics
Clinical Interests: Male and female pelvic pain, vulvodynia/vaginismus, incontinence, dry needling, orthopedics
 

Speech and Language Pathologists

Taylor Dummer
Taylor Dummer, MS, CCC-SLP
Education: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2015
Certifications: Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT – LOUD)
Clinical Interests: Adult neurological rehabilitation for various deficits in cognition and communication, dysphagia treatment, Parkinson's LSVT LOUD treatment
 

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Marissa Ricketts, MS, CCC-SLP
Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
Certifications: Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT – LOUD)
Clinical Interests: Adult neurological communication and cognitive disorders, dysphagia, motor speech disorders
 

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Jennifer Schottler, MS, CCC-SLP
Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
Clinical Interests: Head and neck cancer rehabilitation, laryngectomy rehabilitation, dysphasia, voice
 

Athletic Trainer

Natalia Reynaga, MAT, LAT, ATC, CES
Natalia Reynaga, MAT, LAT, ATC, CES
Education: Texas Tech University, Health Science Center, 2014
Certifications: Board Certified in Athletic Training
Clinical Interests: Sports rehabilitation, Graston technique, corrective exercise
 

Dietitian

Nora Shank
Nora Jansen Shank, RDN, LDN
Registered, licensed dietitian
Certifications: Certified in Weight Management