Bethesda Physiocare®, in Bethesda, MD, is the area’s leading physical therapy clinic, staffed by a team of industry leaders. Meet our team, today!
At Bethesda Physiocare®, we recognize that physical therapy doesn’t just mean treating pain. Quality physical therapy requires education, pain management, training, posture stabilization, strengthening, stability, and flexibility to come to the best results. We strive to understand each patient’s daily activities so we can form a plan inside and outside of our physical therapy clinic.
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 exergaming, specific strengthening exercises, 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 lifestyle, work, and recreational activities.
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 and chronic pain physical therapy—our physical therapists are highly skilled in all areas of musculoskeletal dysfunction.
Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, 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).
Rob Satriano PT, DPT, CMTPT, MLDT
Mona Mendelson, MSW, LCSW-C
Melissa joined Bethesda Physiocare in 2005; one year before the company officially existed! As Director of Operations, Melissa has been instrumental in promoting unparalleled customer service, operational efficiency, integrity, and the spirit of teamwork throughout the practice. Melissa wears many hats but always enjoys interacting with and helping patients.
Outside of the clinic, Melissa loves to spend quality time with her family especially her two children, taking road trips, Netflix docuseries and reading.