Our experienced therapists are your key to gaining back function and mobility so you can return to doing the activities you want to do. The professional, yet comfortable nature of their approach, along with the camaraderie with other patients who are also rehabilitating, provide a motivating and healing environment for our patients.
After a thorough evaluation of your problem, our therapists will address your biomechanical efficiency, posture, pain, swelling, strength, and endurance as well as effects from joints above and below the injury site.
The most important component of treatment is the degree of detail produced in the evaluative process, which is the difference you will see at SP.OR.T.S. One can only arrive at an effective treatment plan after determining an accurate functional diagnosis.
Robert C. Grossman, PT, OCS was valedictorian of his 1981 physical therapy class at the University of Maryland and as of 2012 has been practicing in orthopedic physical therapy for 30 years. In a former life he was an athlete. He had a good enough high school sports career to be given athletic scholarships for football from Georgia, William and Mary, University of Maryland, and others to play quarterback.
He decided to follow his true love while competing as a baseball pitcher on ACC Champion teams at the University of Maryland in College Park from 1970-72. He was the only player selected as the ACC’s Most Valuable Player in baseball from the University of Maryland.He was then selected number 26 in the 1972 major league draft and went on to play professionally with the Cleveland Indians organization for seven years, and on the 40 man major league roster for three years. He subsequently sustained a brachial plexus injury and was forced to retire from professional baseball. During his rehabilitation from this and other injuries he was under the care of physical therapists and found his new career direction from these experiences.
After graduating from the University of Maryland Physical Therapy School under the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore he originally went to work at Holy Cross Hospital and then in a short time went to work at the Sports Medicine Center in Friendship Heights Maryland where he eventually directed the physical therapy clinic where he and his eventual partner John Romero, MPT, SCS were chief physical therapists for the Washington Capitals and Washington Bullets.In 1987 they left that facility and opened Sports and Orthopaedic Therapy Services, a private practice in Silver Spring, Maryland. During their time working with the professional teams in Washington they developed a keen interest in sports rehabilitation and treatment of athletes of all levels from club players to professionals and Olympians. He earned his clinical specialist board certification originally in 1997 in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists, and was recertified in 2007. As owner and clinical supervisor of SP.OR.T.S. for almost 25 years, he also serves as a clinical instructor and adjunct professor for Maryland, Temple, Delaware and many other universities.
Hina Joshi, DPT,Cert MDT, CMTPT graduated from the University of Maryland in 2004 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. As a certified McKenzie therapist, she sometimes uses trigger point dry-needling (CMTPT) as a therapeutic tool. She has been practicing physical therapy for the past 13 years, primarily in orthopedic settings, and as-needed in sub-acute facilities. Hina has treated patients with a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, including athletes with sports related injuries. Her key area of interest is patients with chronic spine pain. She has had the pleasure of working with the John Hopkins pain management center in Columbia. As an avid yogi and recently certified yoga instructor, she believes in providing a holistic approach for treatment of chronic neck and back issues. Besides being a physical therapist, she is a mother of two beautiful children and is very involved in their school PTA. She likes to run, work out, practice yoga and spend plenty of time with her family.
Deborah Bahr, PT received her BS in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University in California in 1975. She has worked in various settings such as: inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, aquatic therapy and outpatient clinics. Through these experiences, she has found she is most interested in the outpatient clinic addressing a variety of joint, muscle and soft-tissue related dysfunctions through manual therapy, patient education and positive motivation. Deborah also specializes in vestibular rehabilitation involving canalith repositioning and subsequent balance and coordination retraining. Through her years as a physical therapy practitioner, she has enjoyed being challenged by new techniques and methodology and adding to her skills to offer the best care to her patients. Debbie is a mother of two grown daughters and enjoys working in her raspberry garden for relaxation. She and her husband love to travel (especially to warm destinations!) or to meet up with friends and family.
Physical Therapy Aides
Our physical therapy aides support the therapists in assisting patients with their exercises, providing heat and ice treatments, keeping the clinic well-organized, supplied and safe, and generally helping to provide a positive and motivating clinic environment.
Amira Wortham is a recent graduate of Salisbury University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a minor degree in psychology. She’s had a passion for helping people for years as she is a member of many community organizations. Amira has been with SPORTS since May of 2017 as both an aide and helping at the front desk.
Jamal Williams loves working with people, learning about physical therapy and doing more to better himself. In the future he hopes to be a nurse because he wants to make a positive impact on the lives of others. He enjoys playing basketball and running marathons because they help him stay active and fit.