Most of our patients report that physical therapy at Bethesda Physiocare® is quite different from what they have experienced in other clinics.
At Bethesda Physiocare®, our physical therapists examine each patient thoroughly, and develop individualized treatment plans. While we have several clinical specialties, including orofacial physical therapy, performing arts physical therapy, pelvic pain/dysfunction and issues of continence, chronic pain physical therapy, and the fabrication of custom-made orthotics, our physical therapists are highly skilled in all areas of musculoskeletal dysfunction.
During the initial phase of physical therapy, the emphasis is often on pain management and self care skills. As soon as possible, patients progress towards more functional training, which may include specific strengthening exercises, core stabilization, posture training, and aerobic activities. Our ultimate goals are to increase the activity tolerance in individuals suffering acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, and to return patients back to a functional life style, work, and recreational activities.
Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, DAAPM
President and Owner
Dr. Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, DAAPM, is an accomplished and experienced Dutch-trained physical therapist. In addition to his physical therapy education, he has studied at New York University where he completed a course of study in Performing Artists Disorders (NYU Human Performance Analysis Laboratory).
Mona Mendelson, MSW, LCSW-C
Michelle Finnegan, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CCTT, CMTPT, FAAOMPT
Michelle Finnegan received her Master of Physical from Quinnipiac University in 2001 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2007. Although she treats patients with a variety of conditions, she has advanced training in treating patients with head, neck, and jaw pain.
Sophia Maines, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Dr. Sophia Maines, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CMTPT received her physical therapy degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has a passion for outpatient physical therapy and has worked in clinics in Massachusetts and Texas.