Staff

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Elissa Driban, PT, OCS

Elissa is originally from Philadelphia. She received her degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University. Elissa came to the Washington, DC area to finish her clinical affiliations at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Elissa has worked in various fields, including Home Health Care, Aquatic Therapy, Acute Care and Outpatient Sports Medicine. Elissa began her career at The George Washington University Hospital, and has worked most notably at The Georgetown University Medical Center, The Adventist HealthCare System and a large National Company with the focus on Outpatient Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine.

Over the years, Elissa has had the unique opportunity to work with the United States Olympic Committee testing for the physical fitness of the U.S. Kayak & Canoe Team. Elissa became certified as a Mat Pilates Instructor and is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by the American Physical Therapy Association. She is also certified to fabricate Custom Orthotics.

Elissa is a member of the Orthopedic Section and the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

In 2004, Elissa opened her own practice with the goal of establishing a program of excellence. A facility that provides an outstanding environment that is bright, cheerful, well equipped, and supports clinicians who can deliver the best quality professional care and clinical skills to those in need.

Sylvia Morgan, DPT

Sylvia Morgan was born and raised in Frederick, Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Exercise Science from Messiah College and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The George Washington University in 2010.

Sylvia has been involved in several research opportunities, including developing a comprehensive fitness test for college soccer players, developing accessible water to individuals with disabilities in developing countries and is a contributing author on a study assessing the effects of Physical Therapy on children with neurological disorders.

Sylvia's experience as a physical therapist has been in the Outpatient Orthopedic and Sports Medicine environment. Sylvia is interested in pursuing her education with courses focusing on sports rehabilitation, post-op rehabilitation and neuromuscular disorders.

Sylvia enjoys a healthy lifestyle with her world travels, running and yoga.

Veronica Raugitinane, PT, DPT

Veronica Babineaux is a local girl, born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Veronica received her Bachelor of Science at Temple University in 2001 and her Bachelor of Arts at George Mason University in 2004. Veronica then received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the George Washington University in 2010.

Veronica's interest in physical therapy began when she tore her ACL and had to undergo therapy after an ACL reconstruction.

Veronica taught Pilates for three years prior to becoming a physical therapist. Veronica plays soccer competitively and is an avid runner (with and without her beautiful German Shepherd, Ronin). She is interested in injury prevention and working with patients to maximize their fitness potential.

Veronica would like to pursue a Certification for Manual Therapy and has begun her continuing education requirements with the focus on Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Gretchen Blaylock, PT, DPT

Gretchen Blaylock is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She went to the University of Pittsburgh where she received her Bachelor of Science in Movement Science, with an Aerobic/Fitness Minor followed by a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006.

Gretchen's areas of experience include: Sports Physical Therapy, Orthopedic injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, balance and gait disorders, biomechanical correction including orthotic fabrication and rehabilitation following work-related injuries.

Gretchen's interests include all aspects of sports physical therapy from returning athletes to competitive play to rehabilitating the "weekend warrior." She is also interested in injury prevention and treatment for runners including biomechanical correction, shoe selection and proper training. She enjoys working with post-surgical patients to maximize function after surgery to the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle or helping people avoid surgery altogether.

Gretchen is a member of the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is dedicated to hands-on, patient-centered care through research-based practice. She attends continuing education courses regularly to enhance her knowledge and skill.

Rebecca "Becky" Gerber, MSPT

Becky Gerber was born in Towson, Maryland, however, was raised as a Northerner in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She attended Boston University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees and received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 1999.

Becky completed a three-month internship in Hand Therapy and has taken advanced continuing education through the McKenzie Institute for Spine Therapy. Becky also has experience as an Aquatic Therapist and was certified to fabricate custom-made Orthotics in 2011. Becky's experience has been focused on Outpatient Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Aquatic Therapy and Vestibular Rehabilitation for balance disorders.

Becky is interested in pursuing her skills with Hand Therapy and becoming a Certified Hand Therapist.

Kristen Rommel, MSPT

Kristen Rommel was born in Willingoboro, New Jersey, however, she was raised as a local girl, here in Potomac, Maryland. Kristen received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Florida and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia in 2002.

As Kristen was a Certified Personal Trainer prior to becoming a Physical Therapist, she believes exercise is an integral component of a rehabilitation and wellness program. Kristen has taken advanced Manual Therapy Courses and has incorporated many of these techniques into her practice.

Kristen enjoys running and yoga and promoting a healthy lifestyle. She is interested in pursuing a certification in Pilates.

Jamie Miller, PT, ATC

Jamie Miller was born and raised in Maryland. She received her degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1988.

Jamie began her career at the George Washington University Hospital where she gained a foundation for physical therapy working in an Acute Care and Long Term Rehabilitation setting. At Georgetown University Medical Center, Jamie transitioned to Outpatient Orthopaedics. She became a Certified Athletic Trainer, after completing an internship with the Georgetown University Athletic Department in 1994. She has worked in various fields, including Outpatient Sports Medicine, Aquatic Therapy, Home Health Care and Athletic Training.

Jamie's areas of experience include: Sports Physical Therapy, Orthopedic injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation and rehabilitation following work-related injuries. She is dedicated to hands-on, patient-centered care and has incorporated her advanced knowledge of exercise into her daily practice. She attends continuing education courses regularly to enhance her knowledge and skill and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

William "Bill" McKay, OTR/L, CHT

Bill McKay is originally from Scotland. He received his B.A. from the University of Maryland and his degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson State University in 1995. Occupational Therapy is Bill's second career. Bill spent many years in the Construction Industry. As a Carpenter, he had the opportunity to work on the East Wing of The National Gallery of Art and various parts of the DC Metro Subway system. Bill's career path culminated in a position as a Project Manager building schools and shopping centers. As Bill is familiar with the use of many of the tools used in construction, he is able to more effectively help clients using those specific tools or body mechanics.

As a result of Bill's experience, he is interested in Ergonomic issues as they pertain to cumulative trauma disorders.