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Our Staff

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.

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.

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.

Cindy Brendle, Physical Therapist Assistant

 Cindy graduated from West Chester University of PA with a Bachelor’s in Health and Physical Education. Then, after working 3 years as a Physical Therapy Tech and Wellness Director, she graduated from Hahnemann University Hospital/Medical College of Philadelphia with an Associate’s as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Cindy has been a licensed PTA for 22 years, specializing in Orthopedics and Aquatic Therapy. She also has experience in Acute Care and Home Care/Assisted Living.

 Cindy is Certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, is a Certified Pool Operator, and is a member of the APTA.

 In her spare time she enjoys watching and playing Ice Hockey, spending time with her spouse and 3 dogs, and staying fit playing a variety of sports.

Douglas Allen, PT, DPT

Doug Completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland where he competed on the Terp Track & Field and Cross-Country Teams. He went on to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Widener University.

Doug specializes in manual therapy with a practice ideology based strongly in osteopathic medicine  - an area of expertise through which he is actively pursuing a functional manual therapy certification through Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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 and has received her Personal Training Certification from NASM at Frederick Community College. Ally plans to 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.