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Physical Therapy
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy
Sports Medicine
Functional Capacity Evaluations
Return-to-Work Program
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At NovaCare Rehabilitation, our experienced clinical team will design an individualized plan of care that aligns with your specific goals in mind. Through experience, advanced clinical training and clear communication with our patients, our therapy team will give you the advantage in recovery.We are proud to be part of the community and are committed to providing each patient with an exceptional experience that promotes healing and recovery in a safe, compassionate environment. Call or request an appointment and experience the power of physical therapy today.
Our Team

Heather Grap, DPT, CDNS

Heather received a doctorate of physical therapy in 2013 from University of Maryland Eastern Shore and bachelor's degree in biology in 2010 from Stevenson University. Heather has worked for NovaCare since 2007 as a rehabilitation aide in the Eldersburg center and transitioned to a physical therapist at CMR where she enjoys treating both orthopaedic and neurological patients. Heather is certified in LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s patients and in trigger point dry needling.

Jennifer Gorski, MPT, CDNS

Jen received a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Maryland and joined CMR in 2002. Jen specializes in treating women’s health and chronic pain patients. She is a recognized practitioner by the American Back Pain Center and utilizes the Strategic Orthopedics approach for treating disorders of the spine and migraine headaches. She is also Maryland certified in dry needling.

Terri Galligan, P.T.

Terri is a University of Maryland graduate who has worked in a variety of settings including acute/trauma units, outpatient and home care. She was the supervisor of both the stroke/neuro and outpatient rehabilitation units while working for University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma and Montebello Hospital. Terri came to CMR in 1998 where she works with neurologic and orthopaedic patients. She also has advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation and is LSVT-BIG and ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation certified.

Alison Wilson, MPT, CDNS

Alison received a master’s degree in physical therapy from the Medical College of Virginia. As an accomplished collegiate swimmer, she developed an interest in using water to benefit patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Alison provides vestibular rehabilitation services at CMR. She is proficient in custom foot orthotic prescription and fabrication and excels at treating foot and ankle dysfunctions. She is also Maryland certified in dry needling.

Helen Birzak, P.T.

Helen graduated from the University of Maryland and has worked in a variety of settings, including 10 years with a practice of orthopaedic surgeons. She brought a wealth of clinical knowledge to CMR when she joined in 2006. Her clinical interests include disorders of the extremities and spine and she is certified in Strengthen Your Game–Soccer.

Jessica D'Amato, PTA

Jessic earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Rutgers University and associates degree for physical therapy assistant from Howard Community College. Before becoming a PTA, Jessica has worked as a physical therapy rehab tech for more than five years in different outpatient facilities. Having experience in an outpatient setting prior to completing the program gave her a strong foundation in working with a diverse population of patients. She looks to expand her knowledge of various patient populations, especially neuro, while working with the NovaCare team. Jessica enjoys staying active and making memorable moments with friends and family. She is also LSVT-BIG certified for Parkinson’s patients.

Brody Ruffner, OTR/L

Brody received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Saint Vincent College and master's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Brody has traveled the country and obtained a wide range of experience. He is experienced with patients with cognitive and neurological impairments, work-related injuries, orthopedic injuries and injuries of the upper extremity. He had a successful collegiate career with soccer and triathlon leading to his love of running, hiking and the outdoors. His treatment sessions are filled with positive vibes and plenty of smiles.

Laura Flynn, P.T., CLT

Laura received a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Maryland. She has 27 years as a treating physical therapist and 19 years of experience within the oncology rehabilitation field. An exceptional manual therapist, Laura’s special interest in oncology rehabilitation, including Lymphedema therapy, has led her to help cancer survivors with their physical therapy needs since 1994. She authored a chapter in the book, Managing Breast Cancer: A Guide to Living Well through Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, edited by C. Whitehair and E. Wisotzky.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapy
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Dry Needling
  • Fall Prevention Program
  • LSVT BIG - Parkinson's
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Spine Program
  • TMJ/TMD Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Women's Health
  • Lymphedema Program
  • Obesity / Bariatric Care
  • Osteoporosis Management
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Hand Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Arthritis / Osteoarthritis Program
  • Joint Mobilization

Sports Medicine

  • Sports Medicine
  • ACL Program
  • Concussion Management

Work Health

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Return-to-Work Program
  • Work Conditioning
  • Injury Prevention
  • Onsite Rehabilitation
  • Work Hardening

Pediatric Therapy

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

Prosthetics & Orthotics

  • Lower Extremity Orthotics
  • Foot Orthotics
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