Charles Curran, PT

Charles is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. He was Director of Rehabilitation at Bel Air Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (Hanford County, MD) and Mercy Hospital’s Transitional Care Unit (Baltimore). He has practiced in various settings including outpatient, inpatient, and home care.

Sally Hawkins, OTR/L, CLT, CHT

Specialty: UE Orthopedics, Hand Therapy/ Splinting. Women’s Health: Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, Lymphedema and Osteoporosis.

Sally Hawkins received a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson State University in 1986. Sally has been practicing Occupational Therapy for over 20 years – 10 years of which she treated in the Baltimore area followed by the remaining years of practice in the Salisbury/ Ocean City area. Sally specializes in upper extremity orthopedic conditions, hand therapy/ custom splinting, breast cancer recovery, Lymphedema (upper and lower) and osteoporosis (home exercise program).

The Hand Therapy Certification Commission, Inc., the only organization granting hand therapy certification in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa is proud to announce that Sally Hawkins has met all requirements set forth by the commission. These requirements include at least five years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist, a minimum of 4,000 hours in direct practice in hand therapy, and successful completion of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper limb rehabilitation. There are approximately only 5,400 individuals worldwide that hold this marked designation.

Bobby Hammond, PT, DPT

To rehabilitate the patient Bobby believes the professional must treat with compassion, sincerity and be knowledgeable in his field. Bobby Hammond was raised here on the Eastern Shore, grew up within the Worcester County Public School System, graduated with a bachelors in exercise science from the Salisbury University in 2010, and went on to obtain his Doctorate of Physical therapy in 2013 from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. As someone who has received much from the Eastern Shore, he is eager to give back to the place that helped raise him. He recently fulfilled his last clinical rotation at University of Maryland, recently known as Kernan Hospital in the out-patient orthopedic and spinal cord unit. He has a focus on neurology and out-patient orthopedics.

Levi Custis, PT, DPT

Levi graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a doctorate in Physical Therapy. He received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Salisbury University. Before completing college Levi was enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served overseas. Levi has clinical experience in outpatient rehabilitation as well as acute care. His favorite part of physical therapy is helping patients return to an active lifestyle and alleviating their pain. He is a native of the Eastern Shore and is excited to give back to his community.

Gwyn Benny, PT, MHSc.

Gwyn Benny is a master physical therapy clinician. She has been working in the field of orthopedics for 28 years and a certified manual therapist since 1992. Specializing in orthopedic physical therapy, Gwyn obtained her Advanced Master’s degree from the University of St Augustine in 2005. During this training she conducted research on the effects of posture on physical performance. Gwyn obtained her entry degree in physical therapy from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 1984.

Gwyn has extensive knowledge in the treatment of all extremity and spinal disorders. Through attending national seminars and researching evidence based practices she has developed post operative physical therapy protocols for the low back and cervical spine. Gwyn also has a special interest in treatment of shoulder pathologies including rotator cuff dysfunction, frozen shoulder and instabilities.

Gwyn has also served as a clinical instructor for over 26 years helping to provide hands on experiences and skill development for physical therapy students. Gwyn strongly believes in the lifelong learning process.

Blake Hare, PTA

Blake graduated with an Associates in Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Delaware Technical and Community College in 2013. He has clinical experience in orthopedics, neurological rehab, and sports rehab, with treatment interventions including manual therapy, neurodevelopmental techniques, aquatic therapy, and athletic conditioning. Blake plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Charles Okoye, PTA, CSCS, CKTP, CMT

Charles obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing Management from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria and an Associate Science Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant Technology from Delaware Technical College. He is a Certified Massage Therapist and Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner as well as well grounded in John Barnes Myofascial Release. Charles is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (Neurology and Geriatrics Sections) and National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Heather Little, PTA

Heather Little graduated with an Associates in Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Delaware Technical and Community College. Heather has clinical experience in neurological rehab., pediatrics, aquatic therapy, orthopedics, and sports rehab. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Maryland Chapter of APTA, and the sports section of the APTA. Heather’s areas of interests are neurology, orthopedic and sports rehab.

Emily Finchum
Emily Finchum, PTA

Emily has over 10 years of experience in the field of Physical Therapy and graduated from Delaware Technical and Community College with an Associates Degree of Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Emily focuses in orthopedic and sports medicine injuries, manual therapy, aquatic therapy, sacroiliac dysfunction, chronic neck and back pain and total joint replacements.

Dominique Deshuttle
Dominique Dushuttle, MSPT, CLT

Dominique Dushuttle, MSPT, CLT is a licensed physical therapist who has been practicing in the area since the year 2000.  She is certified in Lymphedema Management and LSVT/ Parkinson’s therapy. She also provides treatment for orthopedic issues and women’s health.  Her focus is on manual therapy, posture and balance, and an overall holistic approach toward individualized care. She is also fortunate to offer aquatic therapy and the use of the Alter G, an anti gravity treadmill at Atlantic Physical Therapy, Millsboro Clinic. Dominique is very involved in her local community and is dedicated to improving the wellness of its members.

Trek Schuler, MS, AT-R, CSCS

Trek Schuler, MS, AT-R, CSCS is a graduate of the University of North Dakota where he earned a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology.  He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education with an Athletic Training emphasis from Mankato State University in Minnesota. Trek has been an Athletic Trainer with the Baltimore Orioles for the past 16 seasons. He is currently the Head Athletic Trainer for the Delmarva Shorebirds.  He and his wife Angela have a son Andrew, 11 and reside in Ocean Pines, MD

Cheryl Frank, PT, DPT

Cheryl Frank graduated from Temple University in Pennsylvania with a doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2003. Cheryl has clinical experience in acute care, neuro rehab, orthopedics, Kinesio taping, manual therapy, CVA as well as aquatic therapy. Cheryl’s goal with each patient is to get them pain free and back to doing what they enjoy.

Sarah Geremia, PT, DPT

Sarah Geremia is an Eastern Shore local who is dedicated to finding the highest functional potential for her patients through physical therapy. In 2010, she graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County after just two years. She went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015 from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. As a new grad, Sarah understands that medical education is an ongoing process, and hopes to continue her education with a specialty certification in orthopedics.


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