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
Moan Mendelson is the Vice-President and Director of Business Development . Ms. Mendelson received her Master in Social Work from the University of Maryland. As a licensed clinical social worker, she has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings, including her own private practice in Bethesda, MD. Ms. Mendelson joined Myopain Seminars in 2015 and she is primarily responsible for program development and outreach.
Michelle Finnegan, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT
Michelle Finnegan, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT, received her Master of Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University in 2001. She initially began working in an acute care and adult neurological rehab setting, treating patients with traumatic brain injuries, strokes, lower extremity amputees, pulmonary conditions, and post-surgical conditions.
Sophia Maines, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Dr. Sophia Maines, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, received her physical therapy degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2011. She has a passion for outpatient orthopedic physical therapy and has worked in clinics in Massachusetts and Texas, treating a variety of conditions, from sports-related injuries to post operative rehabilitation.
ALEXANDRA “SASHA” DEPTULA, PTA, MS, LAT, ATC
Alexandra “Sasha” Deptula, PTA, MS, LAT, ATC received her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Montgomery College in 2015. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training at Duquesne University and a Master of Science degree in Health at Middle Tennessee State University. She has been practicing as a Certified Athletic Trainer at several area schools since 2005 and specializes in working with middle school, high school, and college aged athletes.