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 Untied 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.
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.
Gwyn Benny, PT
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.
Scott Yanus DPT
Scott received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Marlyand Eastern Shore in 2010. Scott obtained his Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Maryland College Park. Scott has inpatient and outpatient experience and is skilled in vestibular rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation, and manual therapy. He is certified in Graston technique and Functional Capacity Evaluations. He plans to pursue his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in the near future. In his free time Scott enjoys cycling, and spending time with his wife and two dogs.
Caitlin Pisani-Ruggiero, DPT
We are pleased to welcome Caitlin Pisani-Ruggiero to our Atlantic Physical Therapy team. Caitlin received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011 and her Bachelor of Science in Health Science in 2008 from Marymount University in Arlington, VA. Caitlin has experience in manual based out patient physical therapy and also specializing in Women's Health addressing the following areas; pelvic pain, urinary incontinence and pregnancy. Caitlin is working towards becoming a Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist and is also a certified Core Barre Pilates Instructor.
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.
Lyndsey Russell, PTA
Lyndsey graduated in 2009 with honors from James Madison University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and concentration of Pre-Physical Therapy. She then continued on to Tidewater Community College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with an Associates degree in Applied Science in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. Lyndsey has clinical experience in orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, and neurological rehab, with treatment interventions including aquatic therapy, neurodevelopmental technique, athletic conditioning, and manual therapy. Her special interests include neuro rehab and sports medicine, and hopes to continue on the become McKenzie Certified in the future.
Mallory Black, PTA
We are pleased to welcome Mallory Black, PTA to our Atlantic PT team. Mallory Black graduated Magna Cum Laude with an Associates degree in Applied Science in the Physical Therapist Assistant program from Allegany College of Maryland. Mallory has studied more than 605 hours of massage therapy and received a certificate of completion. After college she worked in an outpatient sports medicine and rehabilitation clinic. She remains active with the Allegany College of Maryland and participates in interviews for upcoming physical therapist assistant classes and attends meetings for the program advisory committee. Mallory has clinical experience in orthopedics, sports medicine, geriatrics, and neurological rehab, with treatment interventions including aquatic therapy, neurodevelopmental techniques, athletic conditioning, and manual therapy. Mallory has received training in myofascial release techniques and has attended an H-wave inservice. Mallory plans to continue building upon her education to better encourage and facilitate patients in taking proactive roles in maintaining their individual needs by working with them and meeting their goals in life.
David Gold, DPT
David attained his clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2009. He earned his undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh with a Certificate in Pathokinesiology. His clinical focus is orthopedic rehabilitation for patients of all ages. He has advanced training in manual therapy techniques. David's goal is to educate his patients on their condition and guide them through rehabilitation in order to conquer pain and return to their prior quality of life. David is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Orthopedic Section Member.
Michelle Friedman, DPT
Michelle is a graduate of Drexel University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program with a concentration in orthopedics and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from George Washington University. She has experience in inpatient settings, outpatient settings, and clinical instruction. She is certified in custom splint making and functional capacity evaluations. She plans on obtaining her certification in orthopedic specialty in the near future.
Rohini Ghatge, DPT
We welcome to our Philadelphia clinics Rohini Ghatge. Rohini graduated from Drexel University's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in March of 2013. She was enrolled in Drexel University's 6-year accelerated undergraduate and graduate physical therapy program, and received her Bachelor's in Health Sciences in 2011. Rohini is very interested in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine, and plans to pursue her Orthopedic Specialty Certification and Strength and Conditioning Specialty Certification in the future. She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and hopes to one day volunteer in a physical therapy service trip abroad.