Ken Whang, B SC, MPT
Ken Whang received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in engineering mechanics from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island.
Ken has 17 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
He became interested in working in the field of medicine and was interested in physical therapy as a position that was hands on helping people and still allowed him to have quality time with his family.
When he is not working he enjoys working on his hobbies of home improvement and woodworking.
Kelly Reichenbaugh, PT, DPT
Kelly Reichenbaugh received her Bachelor of Science from Duquesne University and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University. Kelly has been a member of the AHPT team since 2000 in various roles ranging from PT Aide to Practice Administrator and finally Physical Therapist after following her passion for PT to return to graduate school. Kelly is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association
When she is not working, Kelly enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with friends and family, music and movies.
Scott Quackenbush, PT, DPT
Scott Quackenbush has a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from SUNY, Buffalo with a concentration in genetics and physiology, a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Deamen College and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Shenadoah University achieved in 2012.
He spent three years working in skilled nursing facility and acute rehabilitation settings, eight years in acute care inpatient and outpatient hospital settings and more than nine years in outpatient orthopedic clinics.
He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, national and Maryland chapter, orthopedic section.
When he is not working he enjoys gardening, skiing, fishing, target shooting (bow and arrow), woodworking and tinkering.
Dennis first became interested in physical therapy through his strong interest in science, the medical field and weight lifting.
He also enjoyed the idea of being able to help people recover from injuries and return to normal activities.
Michael Johnston, BA, MSC, PT, MPT
Michael Johnston, physical therapist, has a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
When he is not working he enjoys cycling, gardening, hiking, and interactions in cooperative neighborhoods.
He is married with two college-age children.
He went into the field of physical therapy to find work that fit his personality and interests.
Heather Piner, PT, DPT, CMTPT
She has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus.
Heather was attracted to her career in physical therapy because she enjoys getting to know people from all walks of life and giving them the tools to help improve their mobility so they can improve their lives and achieve their goals.
Heather has completed her certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling from Myopain Seminars.
She has worked in the fields of orthopedics, neurology and sports and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Heather enjoys kayaking, home projects, reading and playing with her cat Scout.
Abby Rudesill, PT, DPT, OCS
Abby Rudesill achieved her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. She also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Marymount College.
Abby is now an Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the APTA.
She has worked in both private practice and hospital outpatient settings, treating orthopedic, neuro and dancers.
She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, orthopedic section.
When she is not working she enjoys hiking and kayaking.
She was a professional ballet dancer before taking up her career as a physical therapist. As a dancer she spent a lot of time in physical therapy and developed an interest in the technical side of dancing and injury prevention.
Kathleen Kober (Katie), PT, DPT
Today Kathleen has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Elizabethtown College and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marymount University. She is also working towards her pediatric clinic speciality certification.
Katie Kober says she has always know that she wanted to be part of a helping profession. She spent time volunteering with children with special needs through middle school, high school and college and found it very rewarding to be part of the process of helping someone learn a new skill.
She also spent time in college working with young athletes during some of her internships and truly enjoyed helping people get back to being able to play sports at a high level.
She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Pediatric Physical Therapy Section and Orthopedic Physical Therapy Section.
Her hobbies include travelling with her family, children’s charity work and reading.
Jeannine Noble, PT, DPT
Jeannine is our newest member at AHPT. Jeannine recently graduated from Western Carolina University in the spring where she was awarded her graduate degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy. Prior to this, she went to East Carolina University where she was awarded her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and a Minor in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Her inspiration to pursue physical therapy was driven by her intrigue with human mechanics and the link between exercise and healing. She hopes to learn as much about Orthopedic-based physical therapy as possible and eventually expand into the specialty realm of Women’s Health physical therapy.
Outside of work, Jeannine’s days are consumed with spending time with her two charming little dogs, exercising, and exploring her new home of Frederick.!
Amy Willison, Occupational Therapy Assistant
Amy is a certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA/L). She has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant from Allegany College of Maryland. She is also certified in Electrical Stimulation and Ultrasound and CPR. She is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at Shenandoah University and is expected to graduate in 2017.
She went into OT because she wanted to help others feel empowered and as independent as possible in everyday activities.
Amy has 3 years’ experience working in Pediatric Occupational Therapy and working in the school system for 2 years.
When not working, Amy’s hobbies include cooking and baking, hiking, being outdoors, running and crafts. She also enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and dog, Ava.
Lindsey McCormick, Physical Therapist Assistant
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Irvine and pursuing a 10 year career as an Entertainment Lighting Designer in Los Angeles and DC, Lindsey opted for a career change and started down the path towards becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant. Upon graduating from Carroll Community College with an Associate of Science degree in 2014, Lindsey began her career working with patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia before joining the team at AHPT in 2015.
Lindsey has always held an interest in the workings of the human body and enjoys a career that allows her to stay active while helping people heal and recover.
When not working, Lindsey enjoys dancing, playing clarinet with the FCC Wind Ensemble, yoga and hiking.
Adam Holder, Physical Therapist Assistant
Adam graduated from Carroll Community College's Physical Therapist Assistant program. He served proudly in the United States Marine Corp and is a retired Firefighter/EMT from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue.
Following retirement Adam knew he wanted to remain in the medical field and continue to serve his community. He knew Physical Therapy would be a perfect fit. He could combine his years of experience in patient care and fitness to make a meaningful impact on the well-being of those in need.
When not working Adam enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 kids
Carol A. Smith, PT
Carol Smith has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from California State University at Long Beach and has experience in orthopedics as well as some acute practice and home health care.
She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
When she is not working, she loves to go boating and enjoy her grandchildren.
A long-time Damascus resident, she went into her profession after she visited an inpatient rehabilitation clinic and became interested in it as a career.
Donna DeMattia PT
Donna DeMattia has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Pennsylvania State University.
Licensed since 1977, her experience includes orthopedic, neurologic physical therapy in in-patient, outpatient, skilled nursing facility and pool settings.
Leslie Gray, MOT, OTR/L
Leslie Gray has a Master of Occupational Therapy with a Minor in Psychology and a Bachelor of Health Sciences, all from Saint Francis University.
Leslie has more than 8 years of experience in pediatric rehabilitation.
She is certified in Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention as well as CPR certified.
She is a member of the NBCOT (Certified) and the Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy.
Leslie enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, biking, boating, visiting state and national parks, coaching soccer and spending time with family and friends.
She has a husband and two sons.
Leslie said she chose her career because she has always enjoyed caring for others, particularly children from a young age.
“Occupational therapy allows me to focus on what is most important for children and their families, improving daily routines and having fun while working hard to do so.
Kayla Huff, Physical Therapist Technician
Kayla Huff has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and works as a Physical Therapy Technician. She also helps with front office needs, checking patients in, collecting paperwork and payments as well as setting patients up for treatment and helping them through their exercises on occasion.
When she is not working she enjoys hiking, school and a second part-time job.
Kristin Cozort, BA, MA, Physical Therapist Technician
Kristin Cozort has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and history and a Master of Arts in English literature. She also has a certificate in teaching English as a foreign language.
She is currently working toward her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and serves as a Physical Therapy technician.
Her special hobbies include horseback riding, volunteering with local therapeutic riding programs and visiting art and history museums.
Ricky Bishop, Physical Therapist Technician
Ricky graduated from Oakdale High School and has been at Amber Hill for many years. He is currently working towards a Physical Therapy Assistant degree at Frederick Community College.
In high school he worked with the athletic trainer and thought the injury/recovery side of sports was fascinating.
On his off time he enjoys fishing, reading and watching the Cowboys and Orioles.
Jewel Macauley, Physical Therapist Technician
Jewel has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Towson University. Her future goal is to obtain a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
She is certified in Adult and Pediatric CPR, First Aid and AED use. She has 3 years of experience in the health care field as a PT technician.
Jewel enjoys hiking, painting and drawing in free time.
Kyle Staley, Physical Therapist Technician
Kyle has an Associate’s in General Education from Frederick Community College and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Salisbury University. He also interned at Health South Chesapeake Rehabilitation Hospital.
He is currently working on becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant at Carroll Community College
Kyle enjoys fishing, boating, playing baseball and volleyball.
Martrice M. McCall, Physical Therapist Technician
Martrice has a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a Human Services minor from The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Class of 2013. She loves helping others and enjoys working in the healthcare field.
She is certified in Adult and Pediatric CPR, First Aid and AED use.
Martrice enjoys spending time with her family, fashion modeling, yoga, kickboxing, and hiking. She also volunteers around the community in Hagerstown.
Erica Rothe, Physical Therapist Technician
Erica has a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science, and minors in Chemistry and Biology, from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She plans to go to graduate school and get her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
She enjoys going to the beach during the warmer months and spending time her friends and family.
Robert J Weymers, Physical Therapist Technician
Rob has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from Lock Haven University and a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Bloomsburg University. In the future he plans on attending Physical Therapy school.
He has worked in the health field for many years and enjoys working with patients.
Rob has been a member of the American College of Sports Medicine since 2011.
He likes to attend sporting events, comic cons, walk his dog, and try various beers. He is married and has a dog and 2 cats.
Natasha Birch, Physical Therapist Technician
Natasha is a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer (NESTA) and a Physical Therapy Technician. She assists the Therapist by setting the patient up for treatment, assisting the patients in exercises and ensures they complete their exercises properly.
Natasha loves spending time with her 3 children and running them around to all their sporting events. She also enjoys working on crafts, interior design and hiking and traveling.
Alexandra Michelle Colligan, Physical Therapist Technician
Ally is a graduate of Tuscarora High School in Frederick. She is currently working on her certification in Personal Training at Frederick Community College. After Ally finishes her certification she will transfer to an in-state university to become a Registered Dietitian.
When she’s not working she loves to go hiking, work out, and dance! Her favorite dance style is Hip-Hop, because she loves the high energy moves.